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Recovery BasicsWhen a person falls out of health, it is common to wish more than anything that someone would just tell them exactly what to do to get better, or give them a pill to quickly take away their ills. But for the vast majority of us affected by complex environmentally based illnesses caused by tick-borne bacteria, chemical injury, electromagnetic radiation, heavy metal poisoning, and toxic mold and other biotoxins, there is no magic potion to set things right.

Rather, healing is a complex and convoluted journey that takes many turns and may not always make sense. There is no way to know how long it will take to recover one’s health – for some just a few weeks, for others, many years or a lifetime can pass by. So from our perspective, the best thing one can do is embrace the road to health as a healing journey – something that holds not only pain and confusion but valuable lessons about life, yourself, the world and provides an unfolding that brings you closer to your core essence, and your core needs. When we can accept suffering as teacher, we open up to all the beauty found in the shadows of life.

Here at Planet Thrive, we believe that healing is possible. We believe that there are many roads one can take to improve their health; there is no right or wrong way. We believe in the power of whole foods. And in the power of love and hope. We believe in supporting the body in all the ways we can, because the body knows best how to self-heal. Sometimes doing nothing is the best healing we can do. We hope you find useful tools on these pages to add to your healing toolbox.

We don’t have any answers; we are still on the journey ourselves. But we’re here to share what we know and what we learn along the way. Blessings to those on a healing path.

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  • Sharon Casjens

    April 15, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I was on DR. Rea’s WEB site and came upon Planet Thrive. A Great site please continue the good work. Sharon

  • earthwalker

    April 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Glad you found us Sharon. Thanks for the kind words! Blessings to you on your journey. x Julie

  • Helene

    April 25, 2010 at 12:36 am

    …”Sometimes doing nothing is the best healing we can do.”…

    I love this line! And how rare it is for me to come across this concept.

    I practice this (doing nothing) VERY often. I have many, many people that continue to challenge me on this. Many people who chant, you MUST do something! See a doctor, do x, do y!… (in extreme cases, perhaps… but generally, i get less far, when i “see it their way”. this often feels fear-based–running to “fix” something in a way that many others may be able to have success with. but not a way that has worked for me. and, in the end, the well-meaners have not lived in my body).

    But so often, doing nothing has proved better for me, with all my, so VERY many sensitivities!

    Sometimes doing nothing (for me) can also mean adding more of the following, too: More sleep, more down time, more quiet, more space… more joy and more human connection (when possible). more nature.

    thanks SO much for ALL of this, Julie! xo

  • jeny

    May 26, 2010 at 3:14 am

    This is beautiful, Julie!
    Very smart, Helene.

  • earthwalker

    June 2, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks Jeny! So glad it resonates with you. Appreciate you stopping by to leave a positive comment. Blessings to you on your healing path!! xx Julie

  • Chris

    September 9, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Thank you so much for creating this wonderful, informative site. I am fairly new to MCS (10 months of sheer hell so far) but have had a whole lifetime of various ‘sensitivities’ & allergies, some mild & others quite severe. I have done so much research on MCS but yours is the first site I have come across that echoes my own ideas about health & wellbeing. I have always taken the natural self-help route in life so I am very happy to find the same ideals here (as opposed to the morbid & clinical approach I have found elsewhere). I have tried all sorts of remedies from vitamins & minerals, nutritious foods, detox, immune boosting, aromatherapy, yoga & meditation, crystals …you name it! I know for a fact that once removed from the ‘sources’ I recover very quickly which is a great incentive for me to carry on; my problem is that my living circumstances don’t allow me to stay away from them all together at the moment. So for now I have to simply manage my symptoms the best I can. I am a firm believer that there is a remedy for everything in our natural world & I intend to continue searching until I find some answers. My mind, body & spirit may be battered but my strength, stubborness & resilience won’t let me stay down.
    Now I plan to read & soak up every wonderful bit of information & advice you have right here!
    Thank you, Chris

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