Product of the Month: June 2023

by | Jun 1, 2023 | Nutrition, Product of the Month | 1 comment

© Julie Genser Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!)

June’s product focus is my cookbook Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!), a collection of 11 anti-inflammatory, low lectin meal ideas for those who want to live a vibrant, pain-free life. The downloadable eBook is 60 pages and contains 32 individual recipes (each meal has multiple components). There are full color photos for each meal. When I wrote this cookbook a few years ago, I took some time to fine-tune the recipes, taste test, and photograph the meals. I made a lot of food and enjoyed eating all the left-overs during those 2 weeks. In that time, I realized that my chronic pain levels had almost vanished. I knew lowering my lectin intake would be healthy, but I hadn’t realized what an important tool it would be in managing the fascia pain in my torso that had plagued me for years. I had already been eating a restriction diet free of grains, gluten, most dairy, legumes, nightshades and processed soy for many years but it was the reduction of lectins that led to this significant improvement in my chronic fascia pain.

© Julie Genser Braised Lamb with Root Vegetables

You may be wondering: what are lectins and why should we eat a low lectin diet? Lectins are very small protein molecules with a sugar molecule attached (that acts as an antigen) found in many plants as a natural means of defense against plant predators. When we eat them, or animals that have eaten them, these glycoproteins attach to the intestinal lining, and to other places in our bodies. They interfere with bodily processes and create holes between the cells, eventually leading to Leaky Gut Syndrome. When lectin molecules get through the leaky gut, the body will identify them as foreign and mount a protective immune response. This is how some autoimmune conditions may begin. Reducing dietary lectins will lower inflammation and allow your intestinal lining to heal.

In this ebook, you’ll find delicious meal ideas and colorful photos, along with detailed recipes, so you can recreate the meals at home.The ebook can be purchased at:


  • Julie Genser

    Julie'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. Ruth Frances Woods

    How can I receive the Ebook? I’m so sorry she has had to overcome so many health issues. I have autoimmune disease and search for best meals for eat. Thank you.

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