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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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18 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

A Must Read!

Knockout:Interviews with Doctors who are Curing Cancer--And how to Prevent Getting It in the First Place, by Suzanne Somers, is a must-read.

The book begins with a foreword by Dr. Julian Whitaker who challenges the very paradigm of curing cancer--that is, of removing...
Knockout:Interviews with Doctors who are Curing Cancer--And how to Prevent Getting It in the First Place, by Suzanne Somers, is a must-read.

The book begins with a foreword by Dr. Julian Whitaker who challenges the very paradigm of curing cancer--that is, of removing or destroying it--with surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, Instead, she writes, the challenge to curing cancer lies in stopping the cells from dividing; do that and the cancer disappears.

Somers relates her harrowing story of her gross misdiagnosis that occurred in November 2008. She woke up covered in hives and was rushed to the hospital. She was told that she had cancer throughout her body. The hellishness of the experience prompted this book, because Somers explains that if she--a health advocate, best-selling author and famous person could get so mistreated, it can certainly happen to anyone.

Shockingly, the medical community has made little strides in curing cancer in 60 years, and it will soon be the second leading cause of death in our country.

The purpose of this book is to educate us on the alternatives to the traditional treatment of cancer--surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, and to prevent cancer from happening in the first place. As a cancer survivor, this is a topic close to Somers' heart.

There are chapters on the sad state of Western medicine, and how most of us poison ourselves daily--with drugs, chemicals in our food and more.

The crux of the book are the interviews with alternative doctors. They are divided into two sections--doctors curing cancer and on preventing it in the first place.

Some examples from the interviews:

* One doctor interviewed said that mamograms increase the risk of breast cancer.

* Sugar and artificial sweeteners feed cancer and help it spread.

* Tumeric is one of the most powerful cancer inhibitors. (One note on tumeric--several years ago, I read that there is a significantly low incidence of Alzheimer's Disease in India. Studies proved it was due to the high consumption of tumeric. Lately, I read that tumeric is great in preventing inflammation, increases memory, and a whole bunch of other fantastic qualities. You can buy it in capsule form if you don't eat much of it.)

The final chapter is advice for those who do choose traditional treatment to combat cancer.

The resources include integrative health practitioners listed by state.

I appreciate that Somers interviews a variety of doctors to get all kinds of advice. For those suffering from cancer and for those hoping to prevent it, this book provides solid alternative choices to traditional therapies that don't seem to be working.

This book provides hope. Highly recommend.

By the author of HARMONIOUS ENVIRONMENT

posted by NormaHartie on October 20, 2009

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6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Waste of Money!! Snake Oil For Sale!

If I could get my money back, I would. Ms. Somers is full of hot air. I don't know which is worse - that she honestly believes the claims she makes, or that she's conning us into buying this. The two biggest contradictions and illogical claims are: 1. That she "cured...
If I could get my money back, I would. Ms. Somers is full of hot air. I don't know which is worse - that she honestly believes the claims she makes, or that she's conning us into buying this. The two biggest contradictions and illogical claims are: 1. That she "cured herself" of breast cancer." Yet, on page 134, she references..."after surgery and radiation." Then, she boldly and self-righteously proclaims on page 13, " I would NEVER take steroids." while talking up her use of cortisol -- which is a steroid hormone!! Every doctor referenced stresses the importance of nutrition - PERIOD! End of statement. That is the only truth in this pseudo-book, and one not worth the cost, and the insult to one's intelligence to read all of Ms. Somers' stupid claims. This is SNAKE OIL, dressed up with Hollywood glitz. Don't fall for it, and throw your money out the window, like I did!

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    Posted February 1, 2011

    Waste of Money!! Snake Oil For Sale!

    If I could get my money back, I would. Ms. Somers is full of hot air. I don't know which is worse - that she honestly believes the claims she makes, or that she's conning us into buying this. The two biggest contradictions and illogical claims are: 1. That she "cured herself" of breast cancer." Yet, on page 134, she references..."after surgery and radiation." Then, she boldly and self-righteously proclaims on page 13, " I would NEVER take steroids." while talking up her use of cortisol -- which is a steroid hormone!! Every doctor referenced stresses the importance of nutrition - PERIOD! End of statement. That is the only truth in this pseudo-book, and one not worth the cost, and the insult to one's intelligence to read all of Ms. Somers' stupid claims. This is SNAKE OIL, dressed up with Hollywood glitz. Don't fall for it, and throw your money out the window, like I did!

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    Medical advice from a B-list actor? I'll stick with a Dr.

    I look forward to Suzanne's upcoming books on Big Foot, Space Aliens and who really shot JFK because her view of cancer treatment is nothing but conspiracy theory. Don't waste your time or money.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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