Suzanne Somers: I feel great now, but mold almost ruined my life

Suzanne Somers
Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somers doesn’t want to scare you or anything, but toxic mold almost ruined her life.

She explained to The Palm Beach Post that after a fire burned down the home she shared with husband Alan Hamel, they moved to a new place that “was like a little shop of horrors.”

Toxic mold was in both the air conditioning and heating ducts, reported Somers, who spoke to Dr. Oz Saturday at the 4th Annual WPBF 25 Health & Wellness Festival at The Gardens mall in WPB.

The effects of breathing in the dangerous substance caused Somers to pack on bloat and left her husband with facial tics and other odd symptoms as it seeped into the producer’s brain.


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So Somers, ever the health advocate, called in reinforcements — environmental experts who helped the couple changed their diets, and completely detox.

Somers, a breast cancer survivor, wrote a book about the experience, TOX-SICK: From Toxic To Not Sick, and will appear — via Skype — at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North.

She’ll also discuss why, at 69, she still looks as good (and feels) as she does.

“There is a reason that I look like I do. Yes, I do have wrinkles, but that doesn’t bother me,” the former Three’s Company star told the South Florida newspaper. “I have a lot of energy. I sleep eight hours a night. I don’t battle my weight anymore and I do have a rocking libido. The answer in achieving optimal health is to mimic nature, to eat real food. If you can milk it, pluck it or shoot it, you can eat it. People love the message because it’s hopeful, not a downer. . . . I’m living that life.”

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