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THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM DONNA PESSIN: “STOP FREAKING OUT ABOUT CONSTIPATION!” HA!

SOME THINGS ARE EASIER SAID THAN DONE!

When I found The Unique Healing Program and read the chapter on constipation, one of my first thoughts was questioning if the author and creator of UHP, Donna Pessin, healed her body with her own program. To this day I am still not clear as to what elements of her current program she used herself. The main reason I have asked  this is  her advice to people about  constipation while healing on her program. Here is what got me analyzing and reformulating her information for myself and others:

Donna Pessin says in her books and video not to – in her words -“freak out over constipation”. I think what she should be saying is: “Don’t freak out over the idea or possibility of constipation”. I have to admit that the idea of taking 3-24 tbs of clay a day originally sounded like a recipe for constipation to me. However, if you FEEL constipated, backed up, annoyed, ready to explode with anger and frustration due to your gut not moving for a day or more, that is a very different situation than the fear of constipation. On the other hand, questioning whether UHP is working on a regular basis when things don’t go as you would like from the get go is a recipe for not being able to stay on UHP or any healing program. Believe me, if you are willing to do The Unique Healing Program things have not been going well with your gut and health for quite awhile. Sorry, but I am pretty, pretty sure this is true.

SOME UNBLOCKERS

There is a difference between dealing with an over the top worrying, ruminating mind and someone who feels they are on the verge of road rage while in the confines of their own home due to their bowels not moving. One description of feelings that may arise when constipated. Ms. Pessin does have some go to helpers for constipation that include Magnesium Citrate, more clay [not helpful for some], etcetera. Read the books and watch the videos for more of what she says or doesn’t say. Which brings me to another point….

My general observation about The Unique Healing Program comes  from the following: Being in contact with other people on UHP, several sessions with Donna Pessin and my own 20 month journey on The Unique Healing Program [still on it]. I also have 30 years of searching for a solution for better health personally and professionally. I have written extensively about my experiences on this blog site. To get to the point, The Unique Healing Program, like any program, needs personal tweaking. Also, Donna Pessin, like anyone else, does not have all the answers. So what does that mean? Well, if more clay is not working don’t be afraid to take less for awhile despite what Donna Pessin says. Give her advice time and some patience, but for many there is no one stop shopping with any program. The Unique Healing Program is not all inclusive for healing for everyone, long or short term. It can be. or come close for some. The UHP can give a person their ” legs” back to explore compliments to The Unique Healing Program.

If you are creating Donna Pessin, or anyone else into a doctor / guru role you will eventually be disappointed due to variety of reasons. Disappointment, in this case, comes from believing that any one program works for everyone, forever. The Unique Healing Program is not the only game in town, but it does have some components that are very healing. Is it healing for you? I don’t know, but believing that your body can heal is the most important component for healing. Without that belief it is almost impossible to stay with anything long enough to find out if it works or not. If The UHP rings true for you, then make the commitment to trust yourself and the author.

HOWEVER…

The Unique Healing Program is a long term commitment of one to five or more years. No, I am not kidding. Resolving feeling blocked up and the feelings of  frustration from being blocked up  is an absolute necessity for remaining on this program and not going bonkers. What Donna Pessin says in her video and book on constipation may be true. I personally think it can be, but so what! If the clinking of a spoon on a plate or bowel has you considering murder or a divorce of the “offender”…. Let’s face it, you, I, they are loosing it. Who gives a blank why? Let’s get things moving and find some relief!

BACK TO CONSTIPATION

You may get constipated while on The UHP because you need a break from the clay. This is after increasing the amount of clay, when all the crutches have not worked. There are so many variables to consider. Emotions, eating habits, lack of ability to relax. Are you diluting the clay enough? Tying to get it down as quickly as possible without enough water is a problem. What kind  and brand of clay are you using? Are you using GABA and Mag Citrate to help things move along? How much of these supplements are you taking?  When are you taking them? You need to experiment and not be afraid to “fail” or make, what we sadly often continue to call, a “mistake”. Gut massage and a hot water bottle on the belly along with deep breathing can help a gut move along. Does it always work? No, but repeated practice and use can resolve this issue. We are all creating a new way of dealing with health problems Not even Donna Pessin can be relied upon as head health problem solver. Dump the western medical paradigm that can be transferred to any healing program of any kind. We all need to begin to trust ourselves. If you are not ready for that right now, keep it in mind. It has empowered me in every area of my life. Still working on it.

All answers to better health are not in a bottle or something that goes into the mouth,  an injection, surgery, etcetera. The Unique Healing Program, by the book, is not a cure all for everyone or anyone. Consider the idea that everything nourishes us, not just food and drink. That includes what we watch, listen to, how we live, our beliefs, our words, friends, relationships, living space, air, water we bathe in, the list is long. Yes, the use of Sodium Bentonite Clay taken internally, with the other components of The Unique Healing Program or other healing protocols is, in my view, a way of creating personal control and stability in a seemingly unstable world. This is along term commitment. Get started on The Unique Healing Program by just reading what is available and watching the videos. Even if you decide not to do The Unique Healing Program you will be way better informed for other healing programs that are out there and in making a decision as to what is right for you.

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UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM DONNA PESSIN:THE HIPPOCRATES HEALTH INSTITUTE

WHERE SOME INFORMED PEOPLE GO TO HEAL

If you have the misinformed opinion that diet, smaller portions and green foods are not an important part of healing, and it is all about clay and “crutches”, think again…

Donna Pessin, the creator of The Unique Healing Program recently took some time off for a much needed rest. A good chunk of it was spent at a raw food retreat in Florida. Ms. Pessin disclosed that information, but did not give the specific name. If it was not Hippocrates Health Institute I would be greatly surprised. No matter which one it  was, I can guarantee you, the place she went to was based on the model that Hippocrates has created and has made very successful for decades.

When  I found The Unique Healing Program website, I read the first chapter, watched some videos and read the first book. My original thoughts were mixed because of some of the dietary recommendations did not jive with healing in my personal and clinical experience. I soon realized that The UHP audience is broad. It is designed to appeal to a wider audience of people. This appeal would not happen if they were told to eat mostly leafy greens, green juices, superfood powders, spirulina, chlorella sardines, lean fish, millet, etcetera. However, if The UHP books are read with an open mind it is very clear that eating a clean diet is part of the plan for a fast track to healing.

IT AIN’T EASY BEING GREEN

At least at first it isn’t but eating more green will make the healing process more efficient and will lead to feeling way better. Why? Because eating clean, low fat, low glycemic foods gives all the body systems a rest from breaking down more complex nutrients. Blended salads and superfoods are helpful. They are more than helpful they are necessary and should be [don’t should on me] the basis of the diet for most people. Sadly, this way of thinking is not popular. The food is not comforting, and most people do not understand that eating is primarily for energy. If your digestion is weak [constipation, IBS, burping, gas, acid reflux] you need to think about eating for healing first, on a daily basis, and let delish take a back seat. Every  meal can not be a hug from mom, especially when you feel like crap afterwards.

BACK TO DONNA PESSIN

If you are on The UHP, thinking about it or just stumbled upon this information, please know one thing: One of the  biggest mistakes you can make on The Unique Healing Program is to use the ingestion of clay as an excuse to eat what you want, on any level at all, or on a regular basis. You may need or choose to do this at first, but if you are still chugging along months down the line, frustrated by not having the success you would like remember this: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is one definition of insanity. That phrase says it all no matter who you are taking advice from.

LAST MORSEL

If you come to The Unique Healing Program with zero knowledge of The Body Ecology Diet, Hippocrates Health Institute, Anne Wigmore, Bernard Jensen and so many others, well, change that. You will heal faster. The Unique Healing Program will not heal you, you will heal you.

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