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Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer and How To Prevent Getting it in the First Place

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In Knockout, Suzanne Somers interviews doctors who are successfully using the most innovative cancer treatments—treatments that build up the body rather than tear it down. Somers herself has stared cancer in the face, and a decade later she has conquered her fear and has emerged confident with the path she's chosen.
Now she shares her personal choices and outlines an array
Hardcover, 329 pages
Published October 20th 2009 by Harmony (first published 2009)
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I always figured that Suzanne Somers was some flaky blond celebrity, because that's how she always seems when she's on the Home Shopping Network. I wasn't very interested in reading any of her books because they all seemed like a stiff read, about hormones and ageing and stuff like that. Then one morning I saw her on the Today show and she was talking about how one morning she woke up and was covered in a rash and couldn't breathe. She went to the hospital and they told her that she has full bod ...more
Suzanne Barrett
Suzanne Somers’ book Knockout is something any person not onboard with today’s “one treatment fits all” protocol for combating cancer should read. As the cover states, the book contains interviews with doctors who are curing cancer and also offers scientifically proven advice for those wishing to prevent getting cancer.

I’ve been interested in alternative cancer cure and prevention for nearly four decades and have read many tomes from the well-known pioneer of the fifties, Max Gerson, to Huldah C
This book has honestly changed the way I look at my health and healthcare. I feel my eyes have been opened and I feel empowered. I wish I could convince all of my loved ones to read this book. If I could pass on a single lesson of this book it is that your health is your responsibility and no one should blindly follow what any doctor tells you. My fear is that now that my eyes have been opened standing by and watching loved ones make uninformed choices will be literally painful. I can’t say enou ...more
A very worthwhile book, somewhat hard to read. I think the stated goal - of letting people know that there are alternatives - could have been achieved without going into so much detail. On the other hand, there isn't really enough detail for one to get a solid grasp on the specifics. Must be read with at least a whiff of an open mind. The author is clearly not trying to convince anyone to do anything contrary to their fundamental beliefs, but only wants people to be able to choose.
So I think she's kind of a nut, but this book was SO interesting! I look at cancer and it's therapy in a whole new light. I will be much more pro active in my own and my families health care!
Lori Davidson
I gave this 4 stars simply because it's a book of interviews, and written interviews/transcripts are mildly irritating to me. But other than that, I loved it! In fact, I think Suzanne Somers rocks because she does NOT blindly accept what the medical establishment tells us; she seeks out answers for herself. I think that's heroic. Also, this book is a great source of information both for preventing cancer AND for healing it with alternative methods. Hear directly from physicians and clinicians wh ...more
I have recommended this book to anyone who may have questions about their cancer treatment. It is terrible the way the doctors in this book were treated by their peers.

Anyone who can give hope to people should be taken seriously-no matter if it seems an odd treatment. If it is shown to help, why not give it a try?

Somers reminds us just how important proper nutrition is. She also has an interesting supplement schedule, but it is working for her. Too much stuff that is not really FOOD is consumed
I'll give this four stars for information and because Suzanne Somers continues to stick it to conventional medicine. In this case cancer docs who are bought and paid for by big pharma. She counteracts the destruction of mostly useless and harmful chemo and radiation by interviewing doctors, nutritionists and researchers who try to manage cancer in different ways with better results than with conventional therapies. Suzanne Somers has a definite point of view but recognizes that most people aren' ...more
I finished reading Knockout by Suzanne Somers. This book left me with nothing but pure admiration & respect for her. I applaud you Suzanne Somers! It takes a lot of courage to stand up when no one else will, especially when the powers that be make it their main focus to publically ridicule you any opportunity they get.
This book and her last book have changed our lives and the help they have given are immense. I recently wrote a protocol for all Cancer Patients and I listed both Breakthrough
When first reading one of Somers's previous books, it was hard to reconcile the over-bleached, overblown, over-the-top, ditzy actress with the natural health zealot she's become in real life. By the end, I had to admit that, like me, she's a proponent of personal responsibility for your own health and she does a very good job of researching her topic and interviewing her sources.

This book is no different. It is well-researched and well written. What I found disappointing is that in order to incl
I got halfway through this book. In some respects, it's the kind of book you'd expect from a celebrity who feels passionately about how she dealt with her own cancer. Somers was treated with conventional cancer treatment, and has since eschewed conventional treatment in favor of alternative treatment. It is biased completely towards that approach.

You might think that the book is full of information from "quacks", however the doctors that she interviewed for the book seem legitimate; most of them
Just because it has, and can still save more lives, it already deserves 5 stars.

I just finished this book but I feel like I need to read it a second, a third, a fourth time. Maybe more. There is a treasure trove of information here not just about cancer but about wellness in general, even how herbs and food can be potent medicine for our body without subjecting it to traumatic and invasive procedures.

Between the covers of this book are so many pages of hope and options for cancer patients. Many
Kate Collins
For anyone who has had a family member diagnosed with cancer, for anyone who wants to protect themselves from getting cancer, or for anyone undergoing standard medical treatment, this is a must read -- no, make that a Please Read! I'm learning so much about why we are not winning the war against cancer and about doctors who are!

Did you know, for instance, that oncologists are the only doctors in the US who profit from selling drugs? They buy chemo drugs wholesale and sell them retail, making ar
Jo Forrester
I found this book difficult. Its easy to read and engaging but... after I read about a doctor I would research that doctor online. That is when I would find out all of the websites dedicated to saying that the doctor is a scam artist. It made reading this book a very long process. All in all, it was helpful in understanding alternative medicine but I couldn't help but feel that many of the doctors listed were selling a lie.
So, yes, I read a book about cancer by Suzanne somers. It was actually really good. I have become a bit skeptical of conventional cancer treatments. Many times it seems the pharmaceutical co wins and the patients lose. This book provided many great examples of docs who are looking outside the norm and providing treatments that actually make patients feel better (a novel idea in cancer treatment). There is also this idea, that comes up many times in the book, about people living with and managing ...more
Rebecca LeDuc
Like Somer's or not, this book is A MUST READ!She interviews credible doctors and scientists that have insight and knowledge into cancer causes and treatment that you are not going to hear from your doctor or many other sources. We all know someone with cancer or who has had cancer and we are likely to get it one day. Knowledge is power! You will get more out of this than from masses of people wearing pink and raising money from walks.
Peggy Scripter
Wow. My new hero Suzanne Somers speaks eloquently about the debilitating effects of the huge cancer treatment business paradigm, becoming "pharmaceuticalized" in her own emergency, receiving a dire misdiagnosis to her family's major trauma, and in favor of true hero doctors who risk being shunned by the "standard of care" oncology establishment run by big pharma. Everyone, whether they have cancer or not, should read this book. Those who already have cancer will read it with trembling fingers wh ...more
Eleanor Gustafson
This book delivers what it promises. Not wanting to deal with serious cancer, I paid close attention to Somers' prevention advise, as well as her assessment of alternative approaches. Chemo and radiation are not the only options.
I read this book at least once a year to remind myself that we can and are licking cancer. It is also motivating to keep my lifestyle healthy based on principles these doctors have discovered.
Absolutely fascinating read! Sure makes you wonder whether or not we are being duped by Western doctors. A must read for anyone fighting cancer or trying to prevent cancer!
Although Suzanne Somers might seem an unlikely source of insightful information about cancer, the fact is that this book is a terrific overview of alternative options for cancer treatment. The majority of the discussion is her just letting the doctors she is highlighting explain their methodology and treatment regimens, and the results, which are impressive. The book provides a very useful bibliography and "where to find" section at the end. I will keep the book around.

If people only read part o
Wow. What to say? This book is simply amazing. A must read for anyone with cancer or who knows someone with cancer. There are tons of interviews with Dr's who have various approaches to dealing with cancer. Also, in the back of the book there are websites & info. on how to get in touch with Dr's in your area. This is a book of hope for those who want alternatives to the normal "medicine" but there are also tips & ideas for those who want to go the more "traditional route" in treatment. A ...more
It is empowering to know that there are ways to PREVENT not just treat cancer! However, this information does not make nearly as much money as continuing as we do ... getting the disease, the tests, the hospitals, the surgeries - they don't call it the Health Industry for nothing. They are in it to make money. Once you realize you have power over your health (mind / body / spirit) imagine how your life would change!

Great book! Would love to get Ms. Somers to do an interview for OM-Times Magazin
Vivian Ruble
Regardless of what you think of Suzanne Somers... READ THIS BOOK!! The book is not about Suzanne but rather about finding out what we need to know to prevent or treat cancer. Suzanne interviews many prominent integrative cancer doctors and asks the pertinent questions. You owe it to yourself and family to know these things!! What you do not know CAN harm (or kill) you. Western medicine doesn't have all the answers and they are flat out doing a lot of things wrong. Other countries are getting the ...more
Sandie Bailey
After reading the first quarter of this book I wondered how I could recommend this book to anyone who has elected to receive conventional treatment for cancer. By the time I finished it, I knew I could highly recommend it. Suzanne Sommers has been treated conventionally and holistically for cancer. The beauty of this book is the emphasis on choosing the treatment modality that you can believe in and the presentation of doctors who are having success with alternative approaches to treating cancer ...more
Lots of information on cancer prevention.
Much better than I expected!
Feb 03, 2011 Lori added it
Everyone should read this book. Ignore the fact that it's written by Suzanne Somers, if that bothers you, but I guarantee that she's no dumb blonde. Not only are the advances in so called 'alternative' cancer treatments getting great results that are far beyond traditional chemo and radiation results(traditional treatments are only effective in getting rid of the cancer 2.5% of the time), but what doctors have to say about mammograms is an eye opener. Do yourself and those you love a favor, read ...more
Lisa Holowicki
I found this book informative because my son just died of ocular melanoma. I think he was too advanced with the disease for any of her suggestions to help. We need more research for a cure for Ocular Melanoma. It strikes only 2500 adults a year or 2 in every million. Because it is so rare much more research is needed.
Picked this up off recent book shelf at library and was surprised to find how much I enjoyed it - a good book full of information on alternative treatments for cancer. I really like the author's approach that everyone has to make of their own mind and do whats best for them. So the book approached things from the mindset of here is information and whats working for some people - perhaps you can find something in here too if you have cancer and want to know all your options. I like that.
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Suzanne Somers is an American actress, author, and businesswoman. Best known for her role as the ditzy blonde Chrissy Snow on the ABC sitcom Three's Company, she also had a noted starring role on the sitcom Step by Step as Carol Foster Lambert. She later capitalized on her acting career by also establishing herself as an author of a series of self-help books. She has released two autobiographies, ...more
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