DONNA PESSIN VS DONNA GATES
There is really no comparing The Unique Healing Program with The Body Ecology Diet. They are very different in their approach. For me it is quite simple The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin is a complete detox program that heals the entire GI system and body. That may seem like a bold thing to say, but I am sure it is the case for the people who are able to see the full course of UHP protocol. This is at least a one year commitment. At the least.
The Body Ecology Diet is a program I have personal experience with. I complied with the program for three years. My diet was vegetables raw and steamed, avocado, eggs, some nut butter, a bit of fish, cultured vegetables, fermented coconut kefir, coconut oil and olive oil, spirulina and chlorella. I was really determined to do the BED program to the best of my ability and heal my gut. My gut did not heal. My bowels did not become more regular. I kept waiting for this to happen. I also accompanied this program with colonics, green juices, green smoothies, zeolite clay. It was fun : ) . Some of my other blog posts go into more detail about my diet history, etcetera. My log of experience for over 25 years previous to BED ran the gamut of macrobiotics, vegan, raw foods, juice fasting, juice feasting, colon therapy, gallbladder flushes. Long list.
Donna Gates BED is largely based on fermented vegetables, kefir and probiotic eaten to help the gut replenish its healthy bacterial bank account. In her book The Unique Healing Program, Donna Pessin does a brilliant job explaining how that works. This is a subject that is greatly misunderstood. To get to the point, when we take probiotics they do not repopulate the gut with the 1-500 billion that is on the label. It is way more complicated than that. Free videos and the two Unique Healing books explain.
Generally speaking, no one looks for a way to heal their digestion unless they have some digestive problems, have taken medications that made things worse or are concerned about a family history of colon, stomach,other cancers and ills. Again, a generalization. So, if you want to heal and not be chained to a very specific diet for your entire life in order to have healthy digestion, the way to go is The Unique Healing Program. Any doubts, try both. Read the books of both authors. I have done both these things and do understand the draw that The Body Ecology has. It made complete sense to me, but as I said, in my case it did not deliver.