Join us for our virtual stream of OVERLOAD: America’s Toxic Love Story followed by a post-screening panel with Soozie Eastman (director/producer, OVERLOAD), Patrick Hanaway, MD (Founder and first Medical Director, Center for Functional Medicine at Cleveland Clinic), Nneka Leiba (VP, Healthy Living Science, Environmental Working Group) and Carson Meyer (Birth Doula and Founder, C & The Moon).
Registrants will be sent the Zoom link 24-48 hours prior to the event. Attendees will be able to submit their questions to any one of the participants during the live post-screening panel.
Panel topics include, but are not limited to: fertility, pre-conception, healthy pregnancy, birth and early childhood, detoxing/minimizing body burden, consumer guides, resources and advocacy
Unable to make the event or only available for the panel? Watch OVERLOAD on Amazon
SOOZIE EASTMAN is a filmmaker, new mom and daughter of a former industrial chemical distributor. After reading a study done by the Environmental Working Group that showed no newborn in the United States has less than 200 synthetic chemicals in their bodies, she was propelled into action to make OVERLOAD: America’s Toxic Love Story.
Through her film journey, Soozie gained a greater awareness of our daily exposure to chemicals in the products we use and food we buy and what changes we can make to lessen those exposures. She has created the website Cleaner Greener Me as a resource for people to learn about what changes they, too, can make to minimize and avoid unnecessary toxin overuse and exposures impacting us, our planet and future generations.
PATRICK HANAWAY, MD is a board-certified family physician trained at Washington University. Dr. Hanaway served on the Executive Committee for the American Board of Integrative Medicine and is Past President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.
After 10 years as Chief Medical Officer at Genova Diagnostics, Dr. Hanaway became the Chief Medical Education Officer at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) where he oversaw the development and implementation of IFM’s programs worldwide. In 2014, Dr. Hanaway helped develop the collaboration between IFM and the Cleveland Clinic, where he was the founding Medical Director, then Research Director and now serves as a Research Collaborator at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. His research interests focus on evaluating outcomes of functional medicine models of care.
For the past 20 years he has worked with his wife in clinical practice at Family to Family: Your Home for Whole Health Care in Asheville, NC. familytofamily.org
NNEKA LEIBA joined the science team at the Environmental Working Group in 2006. She currently leads EWG’s Healthy Living Science team to translate complicated scientific topics, particularly ones dealing with the effects of everyday chemical exposures on our health, into easily accessible tips and advice.
Over the years, she has become an expert in a wide range of issues, including the safety of ingredients in cosmetics and other consumer products, and drinking water quality.
Nneka has appeared on CNN and CBS Evening News, as well as other national and local television stations, talking about consumer exposures to toxic chemicals. She has been quoted in a wide range of publications including Time Magazine, Yahoo News and The Huffington Post. In 2009 she was named a “Green Game Changer” by O Magazine for her unique research at EWG.
She earned graduate degrees in zoology and public health from the University of the West Indies and Johns Hopkins University, respectively.
CARSON MEYER is a certified birth doula and the founder of C & The Moon. She attended New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she pursued studies in child development, art therapy, and alternative medicine.
In 2016 Carson returned to her home in Malibu, California and began her journey as a doula supporting parents through a healthy and peaceful pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. With a passion for environmental health, Carson launched C & The Moon, an all natural and sustainable skincare line founded on the belief that the way we care for ourselves has a direct impact on how we care for the planet.
In 2019 Carson became the co-chair of the NRDC Los Angeles Leadership Council, an organization that brings together scientists and lawmakers to defend environmental policy and regulations. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. C & The Moon donates a portion of proceeds to the NRDC.