Bombshell Lands Posted on June 28th, 2012
You’d never suspect that a so-called “blonde air-head” could come up with some pretty spell-binding, leading-edge, medical information, but that’s exactly what’s presented in Suzanne Somers latest book, Bombshell: Explosive Medical Secrets That Will Redefine Aging.
Suzanne Somers has come a long way since playing Chrissy in the TV sit-com Three’s Company. She was ditzy, crazy, and loveable, but look at her now, she’s leading the pack! Early in life it is woefully unclear what destiny has in store. But destiny has placed a spotlight on Suzanne Somers to such an extent that she is largely responsible for the wave of interest in plant-based, bio-identical hormones, the real truth about cancer treatments in the United States, as well as assorted anti-aging strategies which, up until now, have remained well below the radar.
A credentialed medical professional would be too afraid to think, let alone act, outside the box for fear of losing his or her license. Suzanne Somers has no such license to lose, but has full license to comment, interview experts, and utilize alternative treatments for her own health and well-being, plus introduce them to millions. All the better for us – especially when you know that annual sales of vitamins and alternative therapies, have hit the staggering sum of 50 billion! People like Suzanne Somers vex the drug companies who are not at all happy about the dissemination of information about the negative side-effects of statin drugs not to mention, synthetic hormones derived from pregnant horses’ urine and numerous other pharmaceuticals with BIG side effects.
Bombshell takes an in-depth look at what’s available and on the cusp of the alternative and healthy-aging field. Somers skillfully interviews doctors who’ve been in this game for a long time – quietly working behind the scenes and getting results, all of which made sense to me. I especially enjoyed the interviews with Nicholas Gonzales M.D., well-known for his innovative pancreatic cancer treatments, and Dr. Jonathan Wright, a leading-edge complementary physician from Kent Washington.
Who wants to crater out and decline to such an extent that the only option is a death knell, called the nursing home? Blonde can definitely mean smart, gutsy and determined. Suzanne Somers and her team of experts are determined to get the truth out there. I say start with something easy and cheap. Start with diet and as you can afford it, add on the other elements. I started working on anti-aging strategies at the age of 39. Now at age 68, thanks to starting young, I feel fabulous. If you want to age well, start now!
Queen Elizabeth – She Reigns! Posted on June 20th, 2012
If you’re like me, a transplanted Brit, you viewed the recent Jubilee Celebrations with awe. I remember my family gathered around an old Marconi radio, listening intently when Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1953. Many will say: Queens, really, what a thing of the past! An outmoded, out-dated hierarchical system that serves no real purpose in these modern times! But the Queen is very loved – around the world. Historically, Elizabeth was not destined to be a queen. When she was born in 1926, no one expected Princess Elizabeth to become queen. It was only because of the abdication of her uncle, King Edward VIII, who abandoned his royal responsibilities to marry “the woman I love,” that events were set in motion.
Then in 1952, at the age of 25, upon the death of her father, King George the VI, Princess Elizabeth stepped into position. At that moment, with a quavering voice, she made a solemn vow to serve her subjects “throughout her whole life, no matter how long or how short.” That’s a big commitment and now at age 83, she has recently been honored with days of celebration throughout Britain and around the world. Happy and glorious and soaked, Britain concluded its four-day celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee with the roar of cannons, the roar of jets and the jubilant roars of a crowd of more than a million adoring Brits cheering themselves hoarse and madly waving flags.
When King Edward VIII abdicated, history was changed. Abdicated – that is a potent word. How many people do you know who have abdicated their responsibilities – large and small? How many people do you know who have made commitments and have not honored them? Say what you want about the British Monarch. She is an example of someone who rose to the occasion, did what she committed to do, and in the process through her own transformation, won the admiration of millions. Reign on!
Robin Roberts Fights Cancer Posted on June 15th, 2012
Sadly, one of my favorite day time talk show hosts, Robin Roberts, announces that her cancer has reoccurred and this time, more aggressively. Yesterday, during an emotional announcement on Good Morning America, Roberts discloses that she is battling a rare blood disorder – myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS. Apparently this type of cancer, which affects the bone marrow, is related to a weaken immune system, likely the result of the breast cancer that was treated five years ago with chemotherapy and radiation. Roberts is a bright, charming and effervescent host. She is a great interviewer who always gets the story without, at least in my observation, being adversarial. To think that this dear woman, a beloved public icon would be facing this tough battle, while individuals half her worth, are walking around cancer free does not seem fair. But that is the way life goes, and things for many people are just not fair. No doubt Roberts will face her treatments with bravery and courage. She has her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts by her side, slated to donate her bone marrow for Roberts’ up-coming transplant. But the key words are “immune system.” Traditional chemotherapy weakens the immune system, and unless that immune system fully recovers and the body is supported on all levels, the likelihood of a cancer reoccurrence remains an ever-present danger. If I were Roberts or anyone with an initial cancer diagnosis, I would follow a complementary approach of traditional and non-traditional methods. I would engage a holistic physician and follow an aggressive regimen of diet, supplementation, and intravenous treatments to boost the immune system, in order to prevent a reoccurrence. We stay hopeful and optimistic, and Robin Roberts remains in our prayers.