She talks about how surviving breast cancer changed her life and shares her health secrets to feeling her absolute best at 67.
?I?m going to live to be 110 years old!? Suzanne tells Closer in the exclusive interview.?”I?m now healthier than ever.”
Suzanne tells Closer that her breast cancer diagnosis came as a wake-up call. ?I never thought this would happen to me. I thought I had taken care of myself!?After Three?s Company, she became a fitness guru, creator of the ThighMaster and author of diet, fitness and wellness books. ?I had to do some deep soul-searching.?I realized I wasn?t taking sleep seriously, staying up late to write my books.? And though her body was in tip-top shape, ?I had never thought about dietary choices relative to my health.?
After a lumpectomy and radiation, Suzanne chose not to get chemotherapy:??It has been a failure for so many. I was not going to take [it] and poison my body.?? Instead, she used Iscador, an alternative treatment made from mistletoe that?s said to rev up the immune system. ?For me, it was the best choice I could have made.?
Suzanne tells?Closer?that getting cancer was the??beginning of a new life for me.?
Nowadays, Suzanne grows her own organic vegetables and gets eight hours of sleep a night ? ?Sometimes more,” she confesses.??I do yoga three times a week and I walk for a half hour every day. In between, I get on the elliptical and my triple thigh trainer ? I really do use the ThighMaster! ? and do about 20 minutes on each of those. I also walk up and down the stairs a lot.??Suzanne also takes bioidentical hormones ? supplements the body treats like its own, which replace hormones lost due to aging and other factors. ?I take perfect care of my machine.” But learning how to do that, Suzanne says, comes with age.
?Wisdom is the gift of aging;?no young person can have it or buy it,? Suzanne tells Closer.
?At?the height of my success on television when I was the number one star on the number one show, I was happy, but I didn’t have the wisdom and perspective that I have now,? Suzanne explains.??When you do achieve wisdom, you look back and you often think, ?I wish I knew then what I know now.??