Cancer survivor, Suzanne Somers, believes in balancing your hormones for a long, healthy life.
Suzanne Somers was born October 16, 1946 in California, and she has led a full, exciting life as a successful actress, author and businesswoman — paving the way for women in the health and wellness industry with her numerous best-selling books about aging, ridding your body of toxins and balancing hormones.
Somers was raised in an Irish-American Catholic family. Her mother was a medical secretary and her father was a laborer and gardener. Unfortunately, recalls her childhood as “joyless” due to her father’s battle with alcohol addiction.
Suzanne married Bruce Somers at the age of 19, gave birth to her son, Bruce Jr, in November 1965, and then divorced her husband not long after.
After becoming a model on the Anniversary Game show, Suzanne Somers met her second husband, Alan Hamel — they married in 1977 and have been happily together ever since.
Known for her roles as Chrissy Snow on the sitcom Three’s Company in 1977 and as Carol Foster in the 1991 TV show Step By Step, famously blonde Somers has appeared on a variety of television shows and movies over the past few decades.
In 2001, Suzanne Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer, which she successfully treated with radiation therapy and lscador, a drug made from a mistletoe extract.
After her acting career, Suzanne Somers started promoting beauty and fitness brands through her online store. She was most famous for her involvement with The Thighmaster, but she her expertise as a fitness guru to the next level by writing numerous books. According to Somers, “writing is my greatest passion because I can share the things that matter most to me with you.” As of this year, Suzanne Somers has authored over twenty books, 14 of them being New York Times bestsellers — including Sexy Forever, Knockout and The Sexy Years. Her most recent book release, A New Way to Age: The Most Cutting-Edge Advances in Antiaging came out in January 2020, and it covers topics about aging well and natural alternatives that will increase your aging process to be a good one.
Over the last few months, Suzanne Somers has faced backlash for posting a nude photo on her Instagram with the caption, “Here I am at 73 in my Birthday Suit!!!“, but many of her fans praise her confidence. Somers often talks about her 50 years of marriage to the media, saying that the couple “can’t keep their hands off of each other” and that they are happier than ever.
Clearly she is not letting age stop her from doing anything — so n the spirit of celebrating her confidence, success and her new book release, look to these best Suzanne Somers quotes about health and wellness and what it takes to live a happy life according to one of the most iconic actresses in Hollywood.
1. You are the most important person in your life.
“Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.” — Suzanne Somers
2. Travel is good for the soul.
“For years I have been going to the South of France to cool out.” — Suzanne Somers
3. We all gain a bit of weight in life — it’s all about fighting to stay healthy.
“Around age 40 I put on twenty pounds. I had always had a perfect metabolism. But, my metabolism betrayed me as it does most people, except a very rare few who always be thin.” — Suzanne Somers
4. You never are too old to learn something.
“I started reading and talking and interviewing nutritionists and a thread was starting to form for me which is- a protein digests in a different rate of speed than a carbohydrate.” — Suzanne Somers
5. Sometimes diets do not work for weight loss.
“I started dieting. I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating and would pit on and then some.” — Suzanne Somers
6. You cannot look at what other people doing and wish you were them, it just doesn’t work.
“I made a lot of friends over the years and I would always look at what they were eating. All of them were skinny. I would think that I would like to eat like that.”
7. Hormones shape who we are.
“I have my hormones balanced. Most doctors are giving women synthetic hormones, which just eliminate the symptoms, but it’s doing nothing to actually replace the hormones you have lost. Without our hormones, we die.”–Suzanne Somers
8. Family can help us cope with what we can’t fix on our own.
“I happen to have the benefit of having a son-in-law who was the former Mr. France and a trainer. I like being his benefactor and I like the way he works.”–Suzanne Somers
9. Even in our failures, we should never give up.
“I always knew how to cook and at one point in my career where I had done nine television pilots before Three’s Company and they all failed, I just go discouraged.”–Suzanne Somers
10. When you have a dream just go get it.
“Visualize your ultimate goal and then do the work to make it happen.”–Suzanne Somers
11. We all love to indulge a little.
“I eat a lot. I eat three times a day and I snack.”–Suzanne Somers
12. Sometimes the gym is not in our schedules, but we can still find other ways to work out.
“I actually have never been to a gym. I haven’t had time. I have been working for the last 25 years. I just don’t have time to put on a little outfit and go to the gym and work out and clean up and go home.”–Suzanne Somers
13. Moderation is key.
“You know, as long as you do everything in moderation, you don’t go overboard, you don’t, you know, turn your lips into guppy lips-I mean, a little zip or a little zap, that is not a big deal.”–Suzanne Somers
14. Fight for your health.
“I was diagnosed with full-body cancer. I am the healthiest person you know. You know I do it all. I take vitamins. I grew my own food. I do everything. And it didn’t fit, and it was so awful.”–Suzanne Somers
15. Cancer is hard, but fighting it is worth it.
“Cancer is manageable. That if you deprive cancer of what it wants, by proper nutrition, avoiding toxins, avoiding chemicals and pharmaceuticals, sleeping well, eliminating stress, and balancing hormones with natural bioidentical hormones you have a real shot at keeping your cancer at bay. In this way, you are managing your cancer.”–Suzanne Somers
16. Somers deals with not being recognized for her work in the media.
“When people asked me what I did for a living, I told them I make pilots. They thought I was a stewardess.”–Suzanne Somers
17. Things can just happen out of nowhere.
“Now I know that that is just the phenomena of eating this way. Most all of my letters say I hit a plateau and then one morning I woke up and the melt had happened.”–Suzanne Somers
18. Cancer is a battle, but we are finding ways to win it.
“There are three types of chemotherapy that work for cancer. Testicular, like Lance Armstrong. Childhood leukemia, they’re doing great things. And lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s.”–Suzanne Somers
19. Being a celebrity has its positives and negatives.
“Sometimes, when you are in the public eye, you just really need to just be part of the crowd, and look at other people rather than other people look at you.”–Suzanne Somers
20. Forgiveness is hard but it does make you feel better.
“Forgive the person who has caused the most pain in your life and it will make you feel better.”–Suzanne Somers
21. Eating organic is difficult just do what you can when you can.
“It is difficult to get organic food at most restaurants, so when possible, eat at home. When not, do your best.”–Suzanne Somers
22. Somers did the best she could in raising her son.
“I saw pure love when my son looked at me and I knew I had to make a good life for the two of us.”–Suzanne Somers
23. Chemotherapy is extremely hard.
“I was told by six doctors over six days that they could start me on full-body chemotherapy. And I said, “if you know where I’m coming from, I’d rather die”.”–Suzanne Somers
24. To age like a fine wine is a goal.
“I have no bone loss, no brain loss. I have a lot of energy and a lot of strength. My heart is perfect so I think I’m more ready than I would have been in my 20’s, honest to God.”–Suzanne Somers
25. Food is good for the soul and the body.
“Clean, tasty, real food do not come processed in boxes or bags; they come from the earth, the sea, the field or the farm.”–Suzanne Somers
26. Creativity is life.
“There is a general knowledge that I am multi-dimensional, that when you are creative you do a lot of things.”–Suzanne Somers
27. Cancer can bring out the beast in you.
“Cancer is not for sissies.”–Suzanne Somers
28. We know how our bodies work, we just need to know how to manage it.
“I don’t particularly gain water, I don’t have water retention.”–Suzanne Somers
29. Cooking with love is enough.
“I have always loved food. I began cooking for my family as a young girl, and to this day, it’s one of my greatest pleasures in life.”–Suzanne Somers
30. Meditation is life-changing.
“Reduce the stress levels in your life through relaxation techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and exercise. You’ll look and feel way better for it.”–Suzanne Somers
31. Water is what keeps us alive.
“You should drink at least eight glasses of water a day in order to stay regular, lose weight and detoxify. Our bodies are mostly made of water, and yet we lose two to three quarts of it every day through perspiration and other bodily functions.”–Suzanne Somers
32. Suzanne Somers firmly believes chemicals are killing us (and we don’t even know it).
“We stopped cleaning our houses with lemon water and vinegar-like our mothers did, and we clean with chemicals. We’re breathing chemicals, and then everyone wonders why cancer is the biggest killer.”–Suzanne Somers
33. Good investments can pay off in the long run.
“So I invested in him as a manager, and it was a good investment.” –Suzanne Somers
34. Trial and error is sometimes the best way to learn.
“I did trial and error on myself and it took two months. I eliminated all the sugars, obvious sugars, and I ate carbohydrates separate from protein.”–Suzanne Somers
35. Taking care of our bodies is important.
“Our bodies are finely tuned machines, and if our hormones mixtures aren’t “just right”, everything goes into disrepair.”–Suzanne Somers
36. Your audience will change when your career changes.
“I find that one of the most curious things is that I have fractionalized audiences. I have people who only know me from the books.”–Suzanne Somers
37. She believes in being honest about her experiences.
“Get Skinny is my sixth book. I look over the books that I’ve written, and my subject matters are varied, and I write books pertaining to that which I’m dealing with at the moment.”–Suzanne Somers
38. Tasty food is good for the soul.
“Fresh, organic, cage-free eggs that slip right out of the shell are a versatile gift of the food world and can be transformed into a variety of tasty meals.”–Suzanne Somers
39. Exercise is good when you get older — it can help you age better.
“From middle age on, there’s nothing more vital to your health and weight control than building lean muscle mass, and the only way that happens is with weight training and exercise.”–Suzanne Somers
40. You are in control of your life.
“I am in control of how I age, and I am in control of my health.”–Suzanne Somers