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Leigh Fortson (1958–2013) wrote for more than 20 years about alternative medicine, nutrition, childhood obesity, and end-of-life issues. Her teachings have appeared in national magazines and other publications. Leigh was also an award-winning playwright who enjoyed productions of her plays across the country.

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Listen to Tami Simon's interview with Leigh Fortson: A new way to talk about, think about, and treat cancer

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A new way to talk about, think about, and treat cancer

Tami Simon speaks with Leigh Fortson about her book Embrace, Release, Heal, an empowering guide to talking about, thinking about, and treating cancer. Leigh spent decades practicing healthy
lifestyle habits, and was shocked to find out, in 2006, that she had cancer. Today she has a clean bill of health and lives in Colorado with her family. In this interview, Leigh speaks about “the morphic field” of cancer, the importance of accepting responsibility after a cancer diagnosis, and her view of “fighting cancer” in order to thrive. (56 minutes)

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