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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
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Published October 20th 2009 by Harmony (first published 2009)
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Lindsay
Apr 12, 2010 Lindsay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
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
Feb 17, 2011 Suzanne Barrett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Rebecca
Nov 23, 2009 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
MaryEllen
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
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Tish
Sep 07, 2010 Tish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It confirmed many of my suspicions as I've watched several friends & family deal with cancer over the years. Chemo can be deadly and Nutrition is hugely healing. Many will not agree, but I think there is much truth to the conspiracy of the cancer industry. I also believe that many folks eyes are being opened and many Dr.'s are speaking out and allowing their patients to choose how they want to be treated.
A very brave book.
Lorelei
Aug 03, 2013 Lorelei rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
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.
Gina
Feb 09, 2011 Gina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
margaret rose hartwell
EXCELLENT READ FOR EVERY PERSON!!!

This has been such a great read that is both enjoyable and inspirational jam packed with so much practical information for everyone even remotely interested in the health of the human body. Enjoyed it so much I am not only re-reading it, I am ordering a hard copy so I can use it as a reference book as well.

Information is knowledge and applied knowledge is wisdom. Best book so helpful in so many ways.
Cheri
Jan 09, 2010 Cheri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kate Collins
Feb 22, 2010 Kate Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Elisabeth
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
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Jane
May 26, 2013 Jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Randy
Feb 18, 2010 Randy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Diane
Apr 10, 2016 Diane rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition


Please. They let anyone wrote a book these days. Look at how many Suzanne has cranked out, starting with food combining in the 1990s.

Suzanne's beliefs about modern medicine are extreme and close-minded. Of course our habits have a powerful impact on our health, but should be used integratively with the science of medicine. I absolutely subscribe to a healthy diet and lifestyle. With perspective. No way is rubbing petunia oil on your big toe going to eradicate stage four cancer.

In addition, her
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Isabella Wrobel
Apr 01, 2016 Isabella Wrobel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book should be read by every single person. It contains such vital information for a world now of cancer and sickness. My father had stage 4 lung cancer and he told me I should read this book. At first I was discouraged because I felt like it wouldn't help me understand but eventually I read it and I caught myself using a highlighter and taking notes. Although my father passed away. This book really help me feel somewhat armored against cancer. A lot of the treatments they recommend are exp ...more
Peggy Scripter
Dec 04, 2010 Peggy Scripter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jamie
Jul 21, 2012 Jamie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aaron Chu
Nov 07, 2015 Aaron Chu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has a lot of useful information about alternative medicines for cancer. The doctors discuss extensively about the potential causes of cancer, the science behind cancer growth and metastases, preventative measures etc.. Most importantly the book has lots of information on the efficacy of certain treatments, and the science behind why some of them work and others do not. This book is also bold and real in the way that it shares first-hand stories about the corrupted and profit-driven col ...more
deZengo
Jul 06, 2010 deZengo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Lolli
Aug 18, 2009 Lolli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Brian
Jul 30, 2011 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Lori
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
Nmarie
Apr 22, 2015 Nmarie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Vivian Ruble
May 08, 2012 Vivian Ruble rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Lori Davidson
Feb 19, 2014 Lori Davidson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Michelle
Jul 02, 2010 Michelle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Michelle by: mwood16@cox.net
I tried to read this book. I couldn't get past the first chapter. While the author's experience is real and genuine to her. She went on ad nauseum about her family and their loving devotion to her to the point that I lost all interest in reading any further about her interviews with the doctors and her suggestions for alternative cures to cancer. To put it frankly, her description left this reader nauseous.
Diane
Jan 21, 2010 Diane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had heard a lot about Suzanne Somers new book, KNOCKOUT (Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer.) I decided to read it and I'm glad that I did. I was very interested in the section on "How To Prevent Getting Cancer in the First Place." Her interviews with these doctors were fascinating. I didn't know that Suzanne Somers is a cancer survivor. We would all benefit from the advise the doctors give on how to deal with cancer and how to prevent it.
Suzie Quint
Sep 19, 2012 Suzie Quint rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
I can't recommend this book highly enough. There's so much in here that everyone should know about cancer and the alternative treatments that are out there. If you or someone you love has cancer or if it runs in your family, you should read this now because you need to know this stuff before you're under pressure to start chemo (which, by the way, is only truly effective for certain types of cancer.) This information can save your life. I also recommend Racing to a Cure.
Kristy
Mar 19, 2010 Kristy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
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 he
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