CFS/ME and XMRV on Doctor Oz Tomorrow

by | Dec 2, 2009 | Chronic Fatigue / ME News, NEWS, Viruses & Bacteria News | 1 comment


Dr. Oz XMRVDr. Mehmet Oz, made famous by his frequent appearances as the health expert on The Oprah WInfrey Show for five seasons, will be featuring Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) on his talk show this Thursday, December 3, 2009. Check local listings for times. During the show he will explore the recent discovery of the XMRV retrovirus in close to 100% of CFS/ME patients’ blood, including the implications for cause and treatment. In the show’s video promo, he says this could affect over 10 million people. Please post your comments after watching the show in the comments section below.



  • Earthwalker

    Earthwalker is the username that PT founder Julie Genser created for her online interactions so many years ago when first creating Planet Thrive.

    Julie's (Earthwalker's) life was derailed over twenty years ago when she had a very large organic mercury exposure after she naively used a mouth thermometer to measure the temperature of just-boiled milk while making her very first pizza at home. The mercury instantly expanded into a gas form and exploded out the back of the thermometer right into her face. Unaware that mercury was the third most neurotoxic element on Earth, Julie had no idea she had just received a very high dose of a poisonous substance.

    A series of subsequent toxic exposures over the next few years -- to smoke from two fires (including 9/11), toxic mold, lyme disease, and chemical injuries -- caused catastrophic damage to her health. While figuring out how to survive day-to-day, and often minute-to-minute, she created Planet Thrive to help others avoid some of the misdiagnoses and struggles she had experienced.

    She has clawed her way over many health mountains to get to where she is today. She is excited to bring the latest iteration of Planet Thrive to the chronic illness community.

    In 2019, Julie published her very first cookbook e-book called Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!) after discovering how a low lectin, gluten free diet was helping manage her chronic fascia/muscle pain.

1 Comment

  1. earthwalker

    Here is a great clip from the Dr. Oz show, watch it!

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