Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking about, Thinking about, and Treating Cancer

Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking about, Thinking about, and Treating Cancer

by Leigh Fortson
     
 

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After her third cancer diagnosis in three years, Leigh Fortson was given few options by her doctors and little hope for a bright future. For weeks, she mourned the life she thought she was losing—until she was introduced to an idea that changed everything: our thoughts and emotions influence every cell in our body.

This revelation gave her the hope that

Overview

After her third cancer diagnosis in three years, Leigh Fortson was given few options by her doctors and little hope for a bright future. For weeks, she mourned the life she thought she was losing—until she was introduced to an idea that changed everything: our thoughts and emotions influence every cell in our body.

This revelation gave her the hope that would begin her journey to becoming cancer-free and more joyful than she had ever been before. Embrace, Release, Heal shares her inspirational story and the fruits of her research in one empowering book.

Created to help anyone whose life has been affected by cancer, this in-depth resource offers interviews with both allopathic and integrative medical experts; remarkable accounts from people who transcended "terminal cancer" and are now thriving, snapshots of progressive treatment techniques; and insights into other key factors that can affect well-being—including thoughts, emotions, and diet.

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From the Publisher

Physicians and survivors like Leigh Fortson should be applauded for having the courage to share their findings. . . . Knowledge that is accumulating outside of the medical model of cancer care cannot be ignored. The reader may not come away convinced, but can and should remain open to considering what is written.
—Diane Brandley, New York Journal of Books, March 7, 2011

Embrace, Release, Heal is a marvelous, enlightening and inspiring book for all those interested in natural, holistic healing. Although it's packed with relevant and intriguing information, it's got an empowering message and many real-life happy endings.
Stephanie Miller, LiveLighter.org, March 2011
—LiveLighter.org, March 12, 2011

Fortson's book overall settles into a middle ground that even those with a skeptical bent can appreciate. Who would argue that good nutrition, stress reduction and a healthy attitude can aid in healing? Fortson lays out options in these realms and then tells readers they should search their own psyches and do what feels right for them. Intuition, she stresses throughout this book, can be a powerful healing tool. Fortson wraps up with a reference section that is in itself worth the price of the book.
—Nancy Lofholm, The Denver Post, April 24, 2011

In Embrace Release Heal, author Leigh Fortson describes her own journey with cancer. After her third cancer diagnosis, she is given a hopeless prognosis, and is determined to save herself while also educating others through this book. Cancer survivors are all around, and Fortson finds them and shares their stories with us. Although she chose the path of traditional medicine for her first two rounds, by the third round, Fortson no longer wanted to subject her body to the harsh treatments of chemotherapy and radiation. Instead, she chose to honor her body's own wisdom and try to heal herself in a more natural way. Ultimately each person needs to determine what course of action to take, but it's easier to make a decision when all the options are before us. While some traditional options are explored in this book, its focus is on those treatments we may not know about - treatment programs that have an astonishing success rate, but doctors are unable to recommend them. Cancer doesn't have to be the end - it can also be a beginning. When we realize what we've been doing that contributed to the cancer, we can start to live life from a new perspective. And even if we aren't able to cure the cancer, we can life our lives to the fullest while we're able. I highly recommend Embrace Release Heal for anyone suffering with a cancer diagnosis.
—Alice Berger, bergersbookreviews.com

"... What I did not expect was the extreme attention to treatment details, personal stories of triumph and overwhelming upbeat attitude from Ms. Fortson. Bottom line: I found this book to be a true revelation and a must-read for anyone who is working through a cancer diagnosis and for those who love them. Whether you are a fan of traditional therapies or tend to lean towards more of a naturopathic route, you will find information and resources that offer encouragement, hope and successful feedback from those who have already walked a mile in your shoes. The book relates powerfully and effortlessly with the difficulty of our situation." -
—Kim Petersen, CommonSenseHealth.org, September 2011

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604074314
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,343,850
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Leigh Fortson

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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