(CBS Local) — Suzanne Somers has been a household name in Hollywood since her days on “Three’s Company” as Chrissy Snow. Now, at 73 and in what she considers the happiest time of her life, she’s making waves in the growing field of anti-aging.

“I thought at this stage of my life that you’d start having longings for what was — I don’t,” she tells CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “I’m really realizing that there’s another chapter, probably many more after this, and I thought that when I turned 73 that I would be old, chronologically old. But I’m not old, and I believe it’s because of the way I’ve been taking care of myself. I’ve really thought of [my body] as a Maserati, and I feed it right and put the highest octane fuel I can put in there and it pays off.”

The actor just recently published a book called “A New Way To Age,” where she talks with doctors from around the world about how to grow old with freedom and confidence. Somers tackles several health issues for men and women like heart disease, cancer, and sex in hopes of helping people of all ages live their best and healthiest lives. She says she does so not by telling people what they should do, but forcing them to question various health decisions they may be following.

“I have my books vetted by 26 scientists and professionals and there is research for everything that is in this book,” she explains.

For example, one popular area she questions and discusses for men in particular is prostate health.

“I think it’s tragic when they remove a man’s prostate because now you’re not the guy you were,” she admits. “Now you’re on a major drug that is very expensive and there are some cases when men need it. When all is well, it [the prostate] is nice and tight and small. When you start aging or you’re affected by stress or toxicity, you lose testosterone and your prostate starts to enlarge. It’s looking for its essential building block, which is testosterone.”

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Somers has learned a lot about life and health since her days with John Ritter on “Three’s Company.” The actor was famously fired from the show when she asked for an equal salary.

“Even when I was Chrissy on Three’s Company, I had had cancer three times,” said Somers. “They call it severe hyperplasia in your uterus. I didn’t make a big deal about it. In my 30s, I got a malignant melanoma in my back. People just wanted to protect Chrissy Snow. Creating her was actually intellectual. How do I make her likable and loveable … dumb blondes are annoying. I gave her a moral code. I imagined it was the childhood I would’ve liked to have had. I got fired from Three’s Company for having the audacity to ask to be paid commensurate with men. They were making 10 to 15 times more and John [Ritter] was making much more than me. They had designated John the star, as my star rose and started competing with John’s star, it made them mad at me. It made them mad when I was on every magazine cover and John wasn’t.  We were all on the cover of Newsweek. That was a fiasco that day. The producers didn’t tell any of us that Newsweek wanted to feature just Chrissy and nobody told me either.”

Despite those harder times in her life, the former face of “Thighmaster” always made health a priority. Now she wants readers to know that while some people struggle once they get into their 70s, life and sex can still be very enjoyable in the later years.

“For sex there’s a shot and it’s called PT… peptide. I have taken it, it’s Peptide 141,” said Somers. “It works on the part of the brain that stimulates your sex desire. Because I am so hormonally balanced, really probably perfectly hormonally balanced, taking this sex peptide shot is actually too much for me. You could have eight orgasms in a couple of hours, but they’re almost not fulfilling. When women lose their estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, those are your sex hormones and they can’t feel sex anymore. It’s not that they are not in the mood or don’t have the drive, they can’t feel it. When you can’t feel it, you don’t want to do it. For women who are experiencing this, they can benefit greatly from this shot.”

Comments (40)
  1. Jim M says:

    1 big O every 15 minutes.

  2. Is Suzanne Somers still the international spokesperson for Squirt?

  3. She pours her face full of botox and fillers and then says don’t put poisons in your system?

  4. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    There is a classification for this disorder: sex addiction.

    1. Flicker says:

      You actually believe it’s Suzanne with the sexual issue here. Time for a reality check – it’s you. Now do what you do best…defend your delusional mindset. It’s ok, I understand.

    2. Elena says:

      She is just selling a book. Those that say they have a lot of sex, they don’
      t have any.

  5. Lucy says:

    What is happening with her face??

  6. Jack lane says:

    Wow scary mug on that Auntie

  7. Justnot Plausible says:

    Seriously, who’s she bangin’ to get 8 O’s in a couple hours, 83 year old Alan Hamel?
    We’ve got a better chance of Bigfoot cooking us all breakfast in the forest.
    By the way, if you see him before I do, please order my eggs sunny side up.

    1. Flicker says:

      My Goodness…you only operate with your rod, JustNot? You’ve been missing out on the most luscious dessert on earth. Have a good day though….

  8. Optimus says:

    She’s starting to look like Mrs. Roper

  9. R Raymond says:

    Knew her in High School. She had a rough road and has done wonderfully. Worked her butt off. God Bless.

  10. Atam gits says:

    Thank GOD there is a has-been ex-actress to recommend medical treatment for me! My primary care physician can’t fit me in for 3 months. I was wondering what to do! This Obamacare sucks!

  11. shawn says:

    She looks awesome & I’d still love to do her

  12. John Doe says:

    Batsh!t. Crazy.

  13. Nightand Fog says:

    only 8?

  14. J Wells says:

    check out the first 3-4 min of that dirty harry movie called…”the drowning pool?” where she was naked in the pool at the beginning. Just downright amazing. Really. Uncredited and evidently right before she had the bit part in american graffitti.

    1. libertarianhawk says:

      You mean Magnum Force.

  15. Bing says:

    She has had cancer and beat it, the other commenters are jelly.

  16. bernie holberg says:

    should of focused on a career…that would be something interesting to write an autobio about

  17. Danno says:

    Nothing healthy or natural about constant anything.
    If they’re really having that much sex, it has more likely become an obsessive habit, in place of something else.

    1. Flicker says:

      Danno Danno….Oh Danno…. You really have missed out on some finer aspects of life, haven’t you. Ya, that wasn’t a question needing your answer, you already provided that for us. No one used the term “constant” but you. So if I take one or two hours of each day to do ‘anything’, it’s then an “obsessive habit”? Do you have any idea how many things people do just about every day for 1-2 hours we could put in your cute little “obsessive habit” box? But you have a need to pick on the absolutely 100 percent natural AND healthy sex life of a couple in love? Never mind them, it’s time for you to have a little talk in the mirror and convince yourself that there is a might big world out there, and that there is an awful lot you just don’t seem to understand about it.

  18. Plum Crazy says:

    Yeah, fine. Good for her, but we don’t want to hear about it. Keep that stuff behind closed doors.

  19. belle says:

    Sommers is NOT an honest person. When she was on QVC touting her exercise machines she was running to cosmetic surgury clinics getting her fat arms and thighs reduced with liposuction. She looks her age in spite of all she has done cosmetically to her body. They must need money she only hustles her old butt out to sell books and hack stuff that doesnt work…sorry but.!!

  20. Oracle says:

    ‘A New Way To Age… ah, Suzanne, you forgot to mention the multiple and ongoing Breast Enhancements, Breast Lifts, Facial Contouring: Rhinoplasty, Chin and Cheek Enhancement, Facelift, Eyelid Lift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Gynecomastia Treatment and ten of thousands of dollars in skin care products. You’re still appear older than 73, and it really shows in this interview. Accept your age and grow old gracefully.

  21. David Coker says:

    Didn’t read the article and don’t care to. Some things people should keep to themselves. This is about one thing and one thing only. Drawing attention to her dismal life and spiritual emptiness.

  22. art ist says:

    I can have sex 8 times a day but my hand and arm get really tired.

  23. libertarianhawk says:

    “We were all on the cover of Newsweek.”

    That would make a good Paul Simon lyric.

  24. tom LaVilla says:

    God bless her…..I hope she has many OOOOO’s

  25. conrad says:

    Is she a moaner, or a screamer?

  26. buffy helper says:

    Our kids went to school together. (With her grandson, I mean). I sat next to her many times at parent events. Very cold unfriendly person and very unattractive. I was literally 4 feet or less from her constantly. It’s all makeup. And this was many years ago now.

  27. Dan Meyers says:

    Her secret is blowing the dust off her schnizz first.

  28. JAMES HOLDER says:

    Girls dress to attract sex, then complain with the result. This is insane and need to quit.

  29. Elena says:

    She is just trying to sell a book. She would be more credible if she was fit and trim with a normal face. Instead she looks all puffed up. She says she had cancer three times, so not your healthy model. Could it be from all the staff she is taking?

  30. Gonzalo says:

    What about that old lady smell? What do you do for that?

  31. Jimmy Kilpatrick says:

    Commercial double geared high speed vibrator must be her new partner.

  32. Jon says:

    You Look Fantastic Suzanne!

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