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I knew a New York City based psychotherapist who told me of a story about a couple who showed up at a related conference loaded with personal health apparatus to get them through their stay. The therapist ridiculed what they termed as the couple’s neurotic behavior. The couple, from what was described to me, were definitely highly allergic to environmental toxins. To the conference this couple brought a juicer, Vita Mix, supplements, air cleaner, a cooler with a supply of fruits and vegetables and who knows what else. The story said more about the story teller and me than it did about the couple. The therapist had no empathy, and I had too much.

I could relate to the couple and also felt an identification with the highly critical point of view of the therapist. I did not want to be the person hauling all my stuff with me in order to feel well. These people, maybe neurotic, were definitely not well. They could not be without their items for that one week. Sadly, they probably had enough discomfort to make it feel necessary to bring all their stuff with them. Of course, there are the people who bring enough clothes, shoes, make-up and meds with them for an army, but that  is the accepted norm. That is part of what keeps our economy pumping.

Confidence comes from within. I truly feel that without a healthy gut, and that means immune system, there is no natural way to experience true confidence for many, many people. To travel and have fun is something that we all associate with feeling young, but in actuality it is health and vitality that is the long term determining factor. Yes, of course, there are those that seem impervious to everything at any time and age. Those people are becoming fewer and fewer and are mostly bolstered by medications and will power. Those who take meds inadvertently effect all of us in one way or another. Check out this assessment of  USA tap water. Living in fear is a waste of time and energy, so strengthening our immunes system via our gut is deepest solution.

Start someplace. The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin is a great place to learn. Also, The Body Ecology Diet Donna Gates is another resource. I have done both along with lots of other things over the past three decades. The Unique Healing Program is what has worked for me by ending my on and off, mostly on, constipation and indigestion. It is not an easy program. It just isn’t. I wish it was. Take a look, and  if it makes sense to you and you are sick of feeling vulnerable and lousy, give it a try.




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

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