ShopNBC, Tell Us Something We Don’t Know: Suzanne Somers Is Not A Doctor

ShopNBC must have checked with its legal department, because the network is going to great lengths to warn viewers that Suzanne Somers’ new book on cancer isn’t intended as medical advice. Then what’s the point of the book?

Just as we predicted, Somers is doing pre-sales on her new book, “Knockout: Interviews With Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer, And How To Prevent Getting It In The First Place,” on ShopNBC.

The book is due out Oct. 20, and Somers is appearing on ShopNBC Thursday and throughout the weekend, selling it and other items from her jewelry and clothing line.

Somers this year moved over from her long-time home-shopping home HSN to ShopNBC, which is selling her book for $19.95.

Somers, a cancer survivor and best-selling author, has sparked a lot of controversy with her views on not only cancer but the use of bioidentical hormones by women. The medical community has blasted Somers for doling out medical and health advice, and Somers has defended herself against the criticism of traditional doctors.

On, the network gave viewers many caveats about Somers’ book.

“Suzanne Somers does not have formal medical or scientific training,” the site says. “The information presented in this book is in no way intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical counseling. The information should be used in conjunction with the guidance and care of your physician.”

And that’s not all.

“Your physician should be aware of all medical conditions that you may have, as well as the medications and supplements you may be taking,” ShopNBC’s site says. “The author of this book is not a medical doctor.”

Does anyone not know that Somers isn’t an MD?

The site said that in “Knockout,” Somers “interviews doctors who are using innovative cancer treatments. She is presenting in this book her observation and personal experience of the various cancer treatments methods developed and practiced by doctors from around the world and their opinions.”

Recently Somers sparked a controversy over comments she purportedly made about actor Patrick Swayze’s cancer treatment, remarks published after he died.

So what’s in her cancer book?

“Somers shares her personal choices and outlines an array of options and theories she has found from doctors and researchers across the country, including alternative treatments, integrative protocols and ideas for managing cancer,” ShopNBC’s Web site says. “Somers experts also provide nutrition, lifestyle and dietary supplement opinions to help empower and give hope to every person who is touched by this disease.”

Somers has written 18 books, including the No. 1 New York Times bestseller “Ageless,” as well as bestsellers “Breakthrough,” “Keeping Secrets,” “Eat Great, Lose Weight,” “Get Skinny on Fabulous Food,” “Eat, Cheat and Melt the Fat Away,” “Suzanne Somers’ Fast and Easy” and “The Sexy Years.”

This visit to ShopNBC, Somers’ second one, coincides with her birthday.

Somers, a very savvy marketer, is set to appear on CNN’s “Larry King Live” next Monday, the day before her new book is released.

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6 Responses to “ShopNBC, Tell Us Something We Don’t Know: Suzanne Somers Is Not A Doctor”

  1. Marlene Says:

    What in the world has happened to Shop NBC I loved this channel the best of all but now they are showing crap.

    • homeshoppingista Says:

      With jewelry sales nosediving because of the economy, ShopNBC under the leadership of ex-QVC officials is trying to go less upscale and diversify its product lines.
      If you love jewelry, that’s got a good thing/

  2. forkuu Says:

    i agree . i am glad suzanne is on shop nbc because it was filled with in victa and maggie and pamala mcoy . it had become very tiresome.
    but they have stopped bringing cutting edge electronics and now are selling older computers and laptops. even their clearence section sucks.
    something has to be done this channel has lost its shine

  3. PNP Transistor Says:

    i love alternative treatments because it is simple and does not have nasty side effects :..

  4. nancySmith Says:

    This comment is about ShopNBC’s billing system. Your system sucks. Why is it when you get an item on increment payments,
    Later on if you want to pay the entire bill off they do not allow it.
    This is a stupid way to do business. Any revolving charge account
    And credit card company allows you to pay any amount you want
    Every month and even in-between.
    Also, Suzanne Summers has had so many procedures like lip
    Enhancement and cheek implants and god knows what else that
    She is bad for business. I used her face master and it did absolutely nothing for my face . It is a scam!
    Wake up people !

  5. nancySmith Says:

    Your billing system sucks and Suzanne Sommers lies about

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