I have to start this post by proudly admitting that I have never, ever been a virtuous eater. What do I mean? Someone who ate a simple, food combining aware, organic diet because I thought it made me better or superior to others. I began questioning what I ate because in my early teens I felt bloated, had water retention and could not drop an extra five or ten pounds easily. My consumption of mostly green juices, steamed greens, blended salads, and other plain foods have been made over the years from feeling crappy when I ate much of anything else.


Choice number one: I could eat and drink what I want. I have indigestion on and off, mostly on, and constipation. Feel bloated, frustrated and angry with all those who do not feel this way. I am being honest. In order to continue this eating pattern I would need to take drugs to deal with my symptoms. I would need to believe that the doctor will save me. Evidence from others tells me this is not the case.The current caveats at the end of every television commercial for drugs, of all kinds, are screaming out “BIG PRICE TO PAY”.

Choice number two: I eat consciously, proper food combining, take digestive enzymes, juicing, some fasting, cleansing, blah- blah. The list is long.  I did this for decades with the belief that my constipation issue would be completely healed. It was not. One more cleanse, not enough greens, probiotics, parasite cleanses, no fruit, only low glycemic fruit occasionally, colonics. Oy!


Many featured television commercials, here in the US,  are about depression,  constipation and other digestive issues. Erectile dysfunction and teeth whitening are major players. There is a joke in there somewhere, but I’m not going for it. I think it is inarguable that drugs are not a long term solution that leads to healing. If drugs are not used to quell digestive ills, fear of ill reactions to food leads to isolation-not being able to eat out-eat food others prepare in their homes, which leads to depression. A person  may choose to eat a select diet, but to feel one has to is not an empowering feeling. Is it? Not for me. I do not want to be connected to people based on a dietary regime. This can go both ways. Some people who eat anything only get together with others as an excuse to eat and drink.  A whole other discussion. Maybe this is most everybody?

Pharmaceutical sales prove that many people depressed. Some people discover this when basic life circumstances change. Being unable to attend social or family events and enjoy food served is a far reaching life changing circumstance. Annoying, it can become socially isolating. It narrows down choices and can cause anxiety and pent up anger toward others. This is one change of circumstance that is resolvable for those who are able and willing to do The Unique Healing Program at any level.

On this program for over 10 months  I have better ability to digest foods that I would not have eaten in the past. This ability comes in waves. I have had times where my symptoms of ear irritation, emotional irritation, bacterial gut infection are triggered by mostly wheat, sugar and spices. Ingredients that seemed okay to eat last month, need to be limited or avoided this month. This is where The Unique Healing books and videos really come in handy. You may need to watch them until nauseated. BTW, it easy to project annoyance onto the messenger. Many of the things Donna Pessins says are so counter to everything from Macro, Natural Hygiene, Raw Food-ism, Juice Feasting, Colonics, Liver Gallbladder Flushes, Atkin’s, South Beach, etcetera. My personal experience has shown me that these just mentioned food – healing movements are not the solutions to complete healing of digestion for most people. They might be helpful in the meantime and may be a choice in the future. However, they do not [ for most people] heal poor bowel and digestive health.

If you want to join the world, travel and enjoy the cuisines of other people and countries The Unique Healing Program is one way to go. It is definitely a protocol to deeply consider if you have not  found healing through other methods. To travel without fear of reactions to food, is a liberating feeling. It is a gift to be free of worry about falling into a daily donut, pastry, chocolate eating addiction that you can not extricate yourself from when you get back home. PS you can indulge and not get addicted. What a concept.  I am sure this is possible on  The Unique Healing Program. The UHP is a long term weight- loss or gain balancing program. It is one way to acquire true digestive health. It is easier to believe this if you have tried a myriad of other things and have experienced them not working.


There is no one, but I can not say how long it will take anyone to completely heal on this program. It will most probably not happen fast. Donna Pessin says at least one year. I can say that I have found myself feeling better, worse and even better-er. Two steps forward, one step back kind of deal. If healing quick is how it goes down for you, please let me know. I will be jealous of you, and happy for you.

I am very sure how one heals on this program has little to do with age, skin color, sex or ethnicity. What does contribute to how one heals is as hard to explain as it would be to target what was in the food you ate everyday in the lunchroom of your grammar school 2o or more  years ago. Just thinking about the likelihood of the 100% aluminum cookware they probably used is a bit scary.

Donna Pessin is the person to have a one on one with if you have trepidations, a medical diagnosis, etcetera. Decades seeing the differences and similarities within her clientele is invaluable. If you have the money to spend it will save you some down the line. No, I am not her agent or manager.

I encourage people to try The Unique Healing Program. Research it. Do aspects of it. It is worth the time and effort. There are days that you may want to jump ship. I have had those days. If you do get on board and jump off, please let me know if you find something that works better for you. Seriously.



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. I’ve been on the program for almost a year. I am feeling better and like reading your blog. Maybe we can chat via email.

  2. Sent you an email and it was returned.

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