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


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  1. Hi, I wrote you before about this program….probably March of this year. I am still struggling along, but I keep going hoping someday my health will change. I am not going to stop now. I don’t want to have taken all that bentonite for nothing 🙂 Anyway, I have found a few people online that have done/doing her program, but no central place to share ideas, thoughts, etc. Do you think it would be alright to start a Facebook page for discussions. There is nothing worse than doing a program without support from others doing it. No one wants to do this blind. There is of course lots of info from Donna, but for more people to really believe it, there needs to be more testimonials from real people. Donna never discusses exactly what she took 25 years ago and she has admitted that she has greatly increased the amounts of bentonite that she recommends just in the last few years. This tells me that she herself did not take huge amounts of bentonite to heal. It sounds like she just got lucky when she found a berberine product. Although she never says how much she took and for how long?? She just states “products “like” bowel strength or probiotics. I know everyone is different, but it would be nice to at least be able to access more people doing her program to get the jist of the how, what, why, etc. of the program. In the long run, doing so would get her program out to more and more people who need it. I thank you so much for posting about your progress. I have been on it for about 10 months and just recently switched to Bowel Strength from probiotics (VSL#3). I figured why not…..the crutches in it might help a little? I was worried about taking the Bowel Strength because “what if I became pregnant? Is it safe to be on so many herbs……but I got passed it and decided that if I did not heal correctly, there would never be a baby. I also am taking about 9 tablespoons of bentonite a day. If I knew I would heal faster, I would take 20 tablespoons a day 🙂 Again, keep posting and I will keep reading and reaching out to whomever I can out there online. I just can’t wait till I have healed mostly so that I can shout it from the rooftops and change the world!

    • I agree with you on all points. I would really like support and give more to others. I believe I have your email address and will send you one in the next day or so. I do feel that Bowel Strength is cumulatively very helpful to accelerate healing the GI tract in the long run.

    • I replied directly to Amita via her email address. I am glad to respond and share my thoughts and observations. Depending on the nature of my answer and content is how I determine where I send my response.

  2. Hello lovely ladies…. Wow am I excited to have found you both!

    I have been doing the Unique healing program for 6 months now and would love to share my experiences with you and learn from yours. I live in Australia so haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Donna however I feel I have a close relationship with her regardless.

    I have found your blog posts very interesting and can really relate to a lot of them. In particular your post regarding wanting to help others. I have tried numerous times throughout the past 6 months to get my family onboard and have been disappointed with their responses and judgement towards the program. I just wanted to let you know that I understand how frustrating this can be and how alone it can make you feel. It has made me feel slightly empowered though, as I feel I know a ‘secret’ and one day they will be ready for me to share it.

    Within the 6 months that I have been on this program I have noticed some really cool changes. My ill health started creeping up on me about 3 years ago (started feeling tired quite often and getting an upset tummy every now and then). It wasn’t until I decided to travel to South East Asia that my lack of health really showed. I was exposed to a bacterial infection which left me in physical and mental dire straights for 12 months. If my bowel was healthy I would not have picked up the infection to begin with. I attended countless doctor reviews only to be told I was suffering anxiety and prescribed sleeping pills. Frustrated with this response I searched deeper and deeper and deeper until I finally came across Donna’s videos on Youtube. I have never looked back.

    I now sleep much better and do not experience severe anxiety, my acne has improved and I have sooooooooooooo much more energy.. There are other symptoms which will take much longer to heal or require much more bentonite to buffer but I’m okay with that as long as I stay focused on the end result.

    It would be so great to hear how you are both progressing on the program.


    • Hello to all.
      I really hope I get a reply. I feel that I relate to each of you. I too would love to hear from others that have done or are doing this program. I feel I need that. I have only been doing this since October 2013, so I am fairly new to all of this. I too have fallen victim to ill health and at such a young age, I by accident stumbled upon Donna’s information. I find it intriguing and empowering at the same time. I also feel like I have been a victim to the medical field.

      I too tried to explain this program to my family and was pretty much laughed at. So am going at this alone and feel somewhat depressed about that. I feel you Anita! I feel myself second guessing doing this at times because of the reaction I received. But on the other hand feel I have to do this for my health.

      I would love to hear some feedback from others and hope to get some responses. Donna’s program needs some testomonials. I need some support and someone to reach out to who is also doing this.

      Thanks to those that respond.

  3. Hi, I have just finished reading the first book, “Unique Healing”. I also would love to chat privately with you as I feel I have more questions and just generally need more support. Let me know if you are aware of any forum that might provide this kind of support. In the meantime, I would really appreciate any correspondence that you might be able to give me using my email address.
    Thanks in advance.

  4. I have been on the program a short time how much bentonite and bowel strength are all of you taking

  5. Hi Charles, I have taken 12 – 16 tbs of Sodium Bentonite Clay – The UHP BB, and 18 BS. I have changed this up at times. Presently I am using less of each, but will probably increase it again in the near future. M.

  6. Have you talked to anyone who has finished the program and the results

  7. Hey Charles
    I am pretty sure I answered you about this. No, I have not. Someone else on the program has. I think this can be a very hard program to complete. No kidding, right? I could take one to a few years. I am sure many do, but do it on their own time schedule. They give up on trying to ingest huge amounts of clay and herbs to hurry up the process. This is not a cakewalk. The path for everyone on UHP is really different. Really different.
    Glad you wrote.


  8. how do you split up the BB and BS

  9. Hey Charles, Some people find it best to distribute them throughout the day. That is what I do. I have gone through periods where I felt bit nauseated by the BS on an empty stomach. That came and went. Some people have told me that they feel they are getting a better reaction by taking some every two to four hours in terms of chipping away at the viral load? What is your experience, so far?

  10. Thank you for your support Mary!

    Hello everyone! I have recently started the program and I would love to chat with anyone who is willing. This can be hard and we all need support. I’m not sure if my email shows up but I will give it here just in case


  11. Sending you an email about further support.

  12. Hi Mary, I have been on the UHP for a few months and would like to ask you a question. Is it possible to email you? Thanks.

  13. Hi Mary – The UHP has been recommended to me and I’m in the process of reading the book / watching videos.

    After doing to quick math on the amount of supplements recommended by Donna and the cost of her supplements, it looks like someone could easily be paying $1000 + a month. Does that sound about right?

    I’d love to get started on this ASAP, but with what I’m seeing so far it seems incredibly expensive. Are there any suggestions out there for ways on drastically reducing the cost without sacrificing results?


    • Hey James, Replied to your email. Yes, there are ways to do this program for less. I would recommend buying UHP Bowel Strength, Body Bentonite to start so you can compare. Research what is in the BS. Her clay is the best tasting and there are a few sources for Sodium Bentonite on the source I mentioned to you on FB UHP Support Group. Let me know if you have further questions.

  14. Hi,

    I am writing from far away. I am soo glad I found your blog. I;ve been on UHP for about 3 months . Now I am lost and depressed. I want to talk to to other people who are on this program.

    Can I write to you privately please?


  15. Hello lovely lady! I love your website.I have started UHP 2 months back and I am kind of stuck. I am so glad I found your blog. You are a real kind soul helping others. I am in my late thirties and anxious rather desperate to conceive. I have been suffering from hashimotos, diabetes and premature menopause. UHP gave me some hope and I don’t want to go the IVF way. Donna says that to conceive asap, one may use the natural progesterone bentonite crutch. Can anyone help me with this? Is there a way to kick start my cycle and conceive without IVF?
    You are a person who knows UHP inside out plus you have a great background in natural therapies.
    Can you plz help me?
    Thanks and regards.

  16. Mary~~
    Helpful beyond words. This protocol is, while logically the ultimate answer, radical and can feel isolating. I’m 10+ months in and nowhere close to finished (frowny face/smiley face). I am soaking in your experiential assurances like a sponge…having some AHA moments…especially with Donna on Sabbatical (we had two phone consults late last year before she went dark). The books are marked up; the YouTube videos have been replayed lots. But there is something about a support network that soothes! Profound thanks for all of your writing/speaking.

    • Mandy, Thank you for your comment. I am glad the posts help. I was just writing something on this subject of UHP and will put it out there in then next day or so. The blog was started before I found Donna and UHP. The blog takes people through til my “end” of the line with UHP. Although, I did learn from UHP and it still influences me and my approach to things. Just keep and open mind and keep on “driving the bus” as Donna would say. There are many good points to her program. Take Care, Mary

  17. I just found your site. Thank you so much for having it! My husband and I are actively involved in UH but due to financial constraints we have added our own touches. The B/Clay has been a life saver for my migraines.

    I just saw an email explaining that Donna Pessin has died. Does anyone know anything about it? I am very sad and concerned.

    • Hi, I do not know anything about her death except the email that was sent by her family and what has been posted on facebook. If you have the time scan the blog posts, especially the ones over this past year and the last six month of last year. This may help you in some way. There are many ways to heal and The Unique Healing Program is one step in that process for many. Best to you and your husband.

  18. Hiifound your bloglooking for what killed Donna pessin.ive used some of her program and Read the books agreeing in most of her concepts over all, but have a friend… The one who introduced her to me questioning the validity of uh now that she is gone. What happened??? I got an email from her site one day with news of her passing and that was it. Did her program fail her?

    • Hi Catherine, If you can please scan the more recent posts beginning in January of 2015 – or many of them from when I began The UHP in March of 2013. About Donna: I have had several interactions with her and numerous emails. Plenty of input from other people on The UHP who were in touch with Donna. I was told by Donna during a skype session that she had not ever done her program as it exists now. I plan to write a post about Donna and what may have happened. In essence, it is easy to not recognize ones own un-wellness when surrounded by people who are way worse off than you are. There are other factors involved, of course. Does The UHP work? Not for everyone, this is most certain and I talk about what I and others found is missing in The UHP protocol in many of the posts. Again, if you can make the time, scan the posts and read what sticks out for you, or use the search box at the top right of all the blog posts.It is a confusing time in the world and this seemingly sudden death of Donna Pessin adds to it for many of us. Thanks for your input and questions. Mary

      • I did get the email months back from her about the family member with cancer. This is all very vague. So you’re saying she had the advanced cancer? I just want a straight answer from someone. You are right terrible PR from unique healing in general. By the way I am a user of mms. I’ve found lots of ways to use it from healing gums… My brother was greatly helped by it having h pylori and terrible ulcers . Do you know about global healing center and dr Edward group.?You will find no higher quality products and a wealth of info. I found him through and their frequent interviews with experts about health

        Sent from my iPhone


      • Hello Catherine, I think this is a highly plausible scenario concerning Donna. On the fb page Donna Urbaitis Pessin someone mentioned that she had been fighting “this” for quite a good amount of time. Another one mentioned the word cancer. I plan to write something that I hope will honor Donna and clarify what may have happened. I am going to try to do that asap – the next day or so. I will send you the post. Please just know that Donna was not a scam artist. There is good there and her videos, as I have said before, are a testimony to her knowledge and her will to carry on.

        Thank you for the information on Dr. Edwards and Global Healing Center. Global sounds familiar. I will look into both in the next couple of days.

        Have a good holiday,


        PS: Many people who take care of others do not take care of themselves. Stress and blindness to our faults can be deadly. Sadly, this is part of what may have happened with Donna.

  19. Mary…so, so good. The Friday night I opened up the initial “somber” email notification from Donna’s PESSIN family (her two children I’m predominantly guessing as her family of origin are URBAITISES where there was stated “massive dysfunction,” her words), which had me reeling in disbelief, I had two spinning, spiraling thoughts: 1] sadness at such an ironic and tragic turn of events for a woman who was clearly onto a sound general framework and authentic in her desire to save/spare the masses; 2] confusion about what this meant for my own furtherance since I was such a faithful adherent to her principles…fourteen months on Thanksgiving Day and counting! Creating a dialogue with a couple of mutual friends/acquaintances (one is responsible for having referred me to Donna’s product line) in the aftermath, wise/sharp women both in the healthcare field, as well as exchanging some concerns/ideas with a few fellow clients on her legacy FB page have helped. I even posted my own brief tribute (to my own FB wall) and wrote a private message to each of her teenagers. I’m getting a better mental handle on what may have transpired in spite of the continued secrecy/veil (with the customer community). I want to THANK YOU for your insights, too. I concur with your hypotheses. Taking care of “number one” is of utmost importance, the results can be deadly if we don’t! I am closely following this thread for added context. What a complex situation. It will be a long remembered example of what “grey” (not black or white) is. I will be tuning in if you write more on this subject. Hope you do. Thankful for your efforts to share and shine light on stuff in a personal and fair way. Peaceful holiday, Mandy

  20. Mary do you do consultations yourself? I’m researching MMS and all of the more recent protocols you’ve mentioned and I’d love to get your guidance and hear how they are working for you. I’m studying the Jim Humble website right now. It would be nice to talk to someone who is actually doing it. I did Unique Healing for a while with a friend but perhaps these new protocols you suggest are better?? Please let me know how I may correspond with you. Thanks so muchQ

    • Hi Kim, Yes, I do consulting and will get back to you after the weekend. Thanks for your inquiry. Look into the Kerri Rivera Book chapter on Parasite Protocol – her book may seem a bit overwhelming at first or second : ) but if you go to that chapter and just skim over it a few times you will get the gist of what it is about. There are ways to make it simpler that I and others have figured out. Have a good weekend. Mary

  21. Hi Mary, I was thrilled to find your blog and the kind and compassionate help you are providing with so many of us struggling to be well again, and starting Donna’s program. I initially started off with a terrible bacterial infection that wouldn’t leave me, back in Oct 2016. With taking various herbal supplements of slippery elm and goldenseal, combined with gradual increasing dosages of probiotics, eventually including Donna’s UH ones, I was feeling terrific, and finally felt able to start with the Bowel Strength and bentonite capsules. However, after I started them, and went off the probiotics, and began with what wasn’t even a strong dosage from reading Donna’s books thoroughly, but it was obviously too strong for my weakened gastrointestinal system, and I’ve now slipped back down along that horrible, scary path of diarrhea and cramping once again. Any advice you could give me would be wonderful and so appreciated, as I’ve read many of your blog posts and really found them helpful. Thanks so much for doing this and giving all of us the necessary support we need when embarking on this road to health, one would hope. I’d really appreciate an email if you have time. Thank you again!

    • Hi Sarah, I stopped the UHP more than two years ago. There was a fb page that dissolved because people were not having success. If you feel inspired read the more recent posts, or going back to early 2015. I do write about the pitfalls of UHP. Most recently I wrote a post about the success others on the program were having at first, that I did not have, and later hit a wall.

      Donna has some convincing videos and information that make sense on paper, but do not work for people who need, deeply need, a stronger substance to deal with infections, parasites, Candida, etcetera.

      Thank you for reading the blog posts. Again check more recent ones that may address some of your other issues and my more recent choices and discoveries.


  22. Hi There,

    Are you available for a consultation on a developing Inguinal Hernia?

    Many thanks in advance,


  23. Please forgive my delay in responding. I am going to send a message to your email address later today or tomorrow.

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