Introducing The Sensitives, a feature documentary that is telling the story of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and the experience of having invisible disabilities without help. It is a very compelling and passionate effort at raising empathy and awareness for disability issues through stories that haven’t been told this way before.
The filmmakers launched a Kickstarter campaign TODAY to raise funds to get this film to the finish line and we’d love to help them make it! Learn more about it, watch their teaser, and pledge support at this link >>> bit.ly/SensitivesDoc
The Sensitives documents families searching for relief and resisting the pull into isolation. The director, Drew Xanthopoulos, followed two families and well-known EI activist Susie Molloy for over three years to capture the work of finding and keeping safe housing, holding families together, and developing strategies to maintain good health against the toxic backdrop of modern life. You may have even seen Drew filming Susie in Snowflake at some point!
Please support The Sensitives however you can and spread the word about this project by sharing their link with your friends and community, and sharing on Facebook, Twitter and other social media venues.
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.
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