FYI, I have been a part of The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin for approximately one year. Began it 3/2014.

Hers are a list of various symptoms that I keep meaning to write about: Some of these things I have mentioned before and others I have not:

Splitting of the skin. Similar to paper cuts that appear and heal up when I have been more acidic, overwhelmed by toxins, sometimes come out more just prior and around the full moon. The have been mostly on my hands. Small, annoying and painful. I am getting these less and less. The worst I had was on my ears. I will try to include a link to my post that was just about ears.

Dry skin in the web of my left hand. Gets red and can be very irritating. The area corresponds with the Lungs and Large Intestines [acupuncture]. This did hurt and was much more noticeable. Now it no longer hurts and is a bit sandpapery at times. Nothing painful or obvious. I guess this would be considered psoriasis or eczema.

Nails growing in a bit thinner on hands and feet. This is improving. I had some toenails that grew in a bit curled under or up on the small toes. Charming. Could be way worse. Nails on the feet would splinter in the corners, especially the big and little toes. One little toe nail still has vertical ridges. Nails tell a big story about Parasite infections.

Itching that would get worse at night. Sometimes as I would just get into bed. Really annoying. Would not last long, but it would impair my entry into sleep. I am still in the process of completely healing my insomnia. Way better. The itching came and went for several months. Was not consistent. It was in my mid section and legs. This is not to mention the itching in my ears that I still have, but it is very, very much improved.

Tiny little bits of dry skin that feel like they may be pimples, but are not. Dry up and come off in the shower or brush off. On my back and stomach and chest.

My ear itching and tinnitus was profound and can be read about here. Really worsens before and around the full moon.

Dark circles under my eyes got a bit worse during UHP and has greatly improved. Does return when acids accumulate.  Kidney and liver related. I never had profoundly dark eye circles, but I have looked tired while cleansing. Much better now.

My hair felt more lifeless at times and I would have that in the past when doing other cleanses. I had a bit of hair coming out toward the back of my head, but nothing earth shaking. Several people have had much more profound hair loss that has improved within the first 6 months on the program. Again, different for everyone. I ended up cutting my hair to a few inches below my ears, which helped to make it feel more healthy. Hair is way better now. Still have a weird day where it has less body, but I had that on and off as far back as I can remember. Pretty common thing? I think so. Hormonal issue.

Pretty serous gas pains that I have gotten right before needing to move my bowels. Sharp, short lasting and a few times hard to stand up. This, in the beginning of UHP, could be  a daily occurrence.Maybe lasted for a few months. Often the urge to go went form 0 to 100. The result of what I am sure is my fungal and bacterial infection.  Has gone away and returned for short periods.

Eye floaters getting a bit worse, especially around the full moon. My sight has gotten a bit better at times. Sometimes it is as though a thin veil is between me and everyone else. Sort of a trippy feeling. My sight is slightly out of focus. Odd. I had this before starting UHP. I had all of these symptoms at times before UHP.

Heartburn, hours after eating or in the morning after only drinking clay. This has come and gone, lasting for shorter and shorter periods of time. I thought at times I had found a pattern, only to have it be disproved by my own observations. Sometimes I have had indigestion, slight burning in my stomach hours after eating. Usually I eat my last meal in the mid to late afternoon. I would have the indigestion at 9 at night. Having little to no carbs in the later meal is what helped put an end to this, for the most part.  Would come and go. Eating a small piece of fresh ginger while drinking a glass of boiled water can help. Ginger tea works.

Joint pain is something I have not written much about in conjunction with The Unique Healing Program. A whole post or more about this subject is really needed. For me, it is crystal clear that my hip injury will not completely heal until some more progress is made with my digestion. I have known this for ten years. In summary, the stiffness is worse in the morning and at night. It has definitely, looking back, gotten better during UHP. This spring I have had some really difficult days with my injured hip. That is where most of my discomfort is, but I do have some general stiffness that has highs and lows. The areas where the Lymph System is dense, can stiffen up easily. Inner thighs and underarms are two examples.

Neck and spine stiffness at the computer has gotten way, way better. This was about 7 months into UHP that I really noticed a big change. I often do not sit with enough support. Not a good idea and often happens because I think I will just be doing something that will take a minute and 45 minutes later I am still sitting here.

Upper lip dryness that would come and go for short periods of time when under physical or emotional stress. If you know the odd feeling that takes place before a Herpes outbreak on your lip, that is what it feels like. Have not had a Herpes blister while on UHP, but definitely felt like it was coming.

Okay, I hate bringing this one up, but rectal itching. I have not had a great deal of this, but when I have it has been fleeting. Lucky me, I am currently experiencing this, and it has not been so fleeting. A day or two. Drinking more Colloidal Silver is helping. Increasing Bowel Strength. I am experimenting with another Berberine Sulfur herb called Bitter Oleander / Kutaj. I take 1-2 tsp. everyday, but am increasing it with the itching. A UHP person told me about Kutaj. It is a good herb to have on hand. Relatively inexpensive. It does taste very, very bitter.

Gum bleeding has been something that has come and gone. I know about it because I use a gum stimulator around all my teeth. I see  the bleeding especially around the three crowns I have. I have a post on dental / teeth and The UHP. Has improved and is completely linked to my Lymphatic System.

Facial broken capillaries are much better. I needed a 5X magnifying mirror to see mine. They would get more easily red under my eyes in the sun before UHP. I tan easily and was aware of this redness change the past few years. Much better now. The capillaries overall have diminished. They can flare up, but not as they were when I started UHP.

Yes, things can get better on UHP and seem to get worse-er for periods of time and then another breakthrough happens. There are so many different patterns. Don’t be discouraged if your experience does not match mine at this point in this program.

Clogged pores. This got worse for awhile and then got much better. The first 5 months I steamed my face and did some face masks. I had this issue on and off my entire life. Magnifying mirrors are a great invention and a huge pain in the ass. Many people do not go near them, and I understand why. Really helpful for tweezing eyebrows and applying some make – up.

Will write a post on spider veins and some of the other things I did not get to here in the near future and connect some links tomorrow.







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 really appreciate reading this blog…I have Chronic fatigue syndrome, and have had to do colonics or colemas due to toxicity for 15 years…and am working with the Unique healing program, but haven’t been able to do many consults due to finances. Also my CFS doctor was really down on me doing bentonite, and I guess I am a bit scared to do the larger amounts. Wish I could exchange e-mails or talk to more folks doing the protocol. I am feeling better doing the protocol..just going a bit slower. I have been doing the protocol since January..but sometimes feel really out of it on the bentonite, so backed off for a bit. I also had a friend do some muscle testing kinesiology on me, and I test better to do less of the bowel strength, and instead add her probiotics. The probiotics seem to give me some energy. Anyway..its been so encouraging to read this!! I would like to heal my gut and end my dependence on colonics.. I am also using an ionic foot bath and this also helps with the toxicity.

  2. Thanks for sharing Mary! As you are aware I am also getting close to the 1 year mark, currently sitting at 9 months. My improvements have been noticeable however not dramatic. Unfortunately I believe society instills in our heads that there’s a quick fix for everything which leads us to expect miracles overnight. This program has taught me a lot about myself and my level of patience. I believe it was my lack of patience which really impacted upon my health, always buying convenient food and doing anything possible to take a shortcut. If anything, this program has showed me that I need to SLOW DOWN, take a breathe and relax. I can relate to a lot of your symptoms and am happy to say that most of mine have improved, worsened and then improved again. The pathway to health is not a walk in the park but it is an interesting journey and one that we must be grateful that Donna is sharing with us all. I wish you all every success in the pursuit of your health and happiness 🙂

    • Hi Carly,
      What you said here is so very important. All true. Slowing down and being agitated are in direct opposition to one another. Coming from living in NYC, most of my life, I have had some big lessons to learn. Really an internal issue. A person can live in the countryside and be pretty wound up. I do appreciate finding UHP.

      Thanks for sharing here.


  3. Hi Mary, I just found your blog as well. I’ve been doing UHP for almost 2 years now. I’ve been looking for others to chat with about it. I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts, you have a great way of putting it into words. I’ve even been considering starting a FB Group or other chat group any thoughts?

  4. would like to stay in touch with all of you started jan 2014

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