Recently, while doing a search on Donna Gates the first thing that surfaced was: Donna Gates Plastic Surgery. Curious, I read what the bloggers had to say. I then  looked at a video of Donna Gates speaking on her  Body Ecology website.  Yes, I could see that her face looks like many faces seen in the media today: plumped up, frozen-mask like. It was a little disturbing. This possible tweaking would probably not be such an issue if it were not for two things: 1) If Donna Gates did not use her age and appearance as a selling point for her program. 2) That more people had better things to do on the internet.

Check out The Body Ecology Diet. [link here]. Excellent information and program.


Don’t kill the message because of the messenger. Donna Gates is a human being. She is  prone  toward every emotion that make us all works in progress. The Body Ecology Diet asks those who read about it, and ultimately join its ranks, to eat and live in a disciplined way. For some this decision brings great returns. Much more than what they are asked to relinquish. Donna Gates is an easy target for those who do not want to look at some hard facts about food addictions. Those truths are what many need to accept in order to achieve long term, drug free digestive wellness [aka health]. It all starts in the gut, baby.


What I find most disturbing is the faces we are seeing today that have been needled, lifted and pulled to look like a new race of aliens. This is a whole other subject. I don’t think that Donna Gates valuable information should be discounted because of possible “work” she had  done. Consumers need  to stop looking for “gurus” to follow and then tear down. Gurus are mere mortals. They can not match the standards that they are selling 24/7.  Again, the problem is when the guru specifically sells themselves as a role model. Falling off a pedestal that you put yourself on could really hurt


Donna Gates has never said, to my knowledge, that her program is the fountain of youth. Nor that she is against botox or cosmetic surgery. Sorry to the fault finders. Not really. Ha!


Watch some Louis CK  and laugh. [link here]. Laughing is good for the soul and face. It is also cheap. Laugh at yourself, it’s free!

As a postscript 6/2014: In January of 2013 I found The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin. I highly suggest reading her books and looking at her many videos online. The UHP has been a game changer for me in terms of healing my gut, healing my constipation, and learning about how to heal with Sodium Bentonite Clay. There is more to it than that. Check it out. Not a quick fix. It has changed my life.

I still recommend The Body Ecology Diet as a book to read. It can only enhance your knowledge and may be the right program for you.



Author: notyourrawmama

At the age of ten I distinctly remember questioning the premise that illness just happens to us. The idea that every action has a reaction became a clear reason to doubt that I could not personally impact my own health. In my very early twenties I was introduced to the Macrobiotic Philosophy of Life and assisted a Macrobiotic Counselor in NYC over a period of ten years or more. My life took many twists and turns and I evolved from a trained dancer and performer to a Shiatsu Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Colon Therapist and student of different Spiritually oriented Mind Body Therapies at the Esalen Institute and other healing centers. My associations are as follows: Member of the AOBTA for over 20 Years Member of the NCCAOM for approximately 12 years Member of the Yoga Teachers Alliance 500 hours for approximately 12 years Colon Therapist [ Wood's Institute ] Since 1998 Along with studying REIKI [ 2nd degree ] I was part of a School based on the work of Railey Macey, Dr. Robert Jaffe and Hands of Light. Railey Macey was my teacher. Thank you for your interest in my blog. notyourrawmoma "Wherever you are be the soul of that place". Rumi


  1. Great post, i have to admit that i was a bit disappointed after having realized that Donna’s looks can’t be all that natural.. However, I have never felt better in my life due to the body ecology diet, which is not even so difficult to follow. Her message is valid.

  2. In one of her books she has many articles that are atni surgery I know cause I was just going to buy the body ecology diet book and just happened to watch a video of hers. She looks horrible!! She has had surgery that has gone wrong and is trying to hide the fact. Its dishonest. Before I saw her.(I just heard of her today wonder how I missed this fake raw guru who has been around for 10 years oh wait Its been so long no wonder I stopped following all these so called raw gurus) I checked her products it was way way costly. Just too much of a premium. Then looked for more and saw she is a crazy probiotic fanatic. That gives me signs that something is wrong. When someone just claims pro biotics will make you look young and solve all your health problems. Cause thats now how the body works and if you are eating raw you dont need that much of probiotic supplements yeah kefir and saurkraut will do. But its not that much of a miracle worker that you dedicate your entire life to making supplements.
    Anyways long story short I saw her video looked around and she has been lying.
    If not directly then indirectly. You don’t sit on a panel of speakers on anti aging while you do surgery. Thats like a fat guy sitting on a weight loss panel and telling do this diet it works I know it works.

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