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THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM: WILL THE REAL DONNA PESSIN PLEASE REAPPEAR

THIS ISN’T ABOUT WHAT YOU MIGHT THINK, OR MAYBE IT IS…

At this point in time Donna Pessin has announced that she is not taking on any new clients, or doing any one on one consultations. Her advice is to watch her videos and read her books. Is that really enough guidance and support for The Unique Healing Program? If you have a medical diagnosis and feel quite ill, the answer is no. If you are searching for a  way to improve your health, the absence of her personal guidance could be a positive. Why? Because if a person is really determined to get well they will be diligent in doing their research. A person needs to be diligent on The Unique Healing Program, with or without Donna Pessin. One needs to be diligent with any health protocol, whether the treatment is western medical or not. How often does that kind of patient involvement and scrutiny happen? Not very often.

IF YOU ARE FEELING LOUSY, RESEARCH MAY NOT BE SO EASY FOR YOU

People rely on someone to guide them, or just plain tell them what to do. Sometimes this is laziness, but for most it is that they are just too sick and deeply need that guidance. The crazy part of all this is that many people doing a medical protocol have NO idea what they are being given, what they are taking. This is an everyday, accepted reality. Ever heard the expression – The doctor “put me on” this drug or that treatment. Blindly taking whatever is given them without any real understanding of what is in it, or what the effects are. That is the normal way to behave! In fact,  you are often labeled a trouble maker, by some medical staff, if you do ask too many questions. The irony is that many of these same people give a non- traditional approach, like The Unique Healing Program, the third degree and expect a person, such as Donna Pessin, to be their everything. Everything they never got from a western medical professional, their best friend, mother or shrink. Oh yeah, and the health “guru” needs to be totally sane and predictable. Good Luck! I would settle for acknowledging the crazy side and an apology. Some of you may know what I am talking about.

COME BACK DONNA

Whether you are interested in speaking to Donna Pessin for the first time or ever again, what I am about to say here may or may not make sense to you. Here it is: At some point a person has to go with their gut on what route to take for healing. If your gut is not very healthy and it is effecting your brain in a way that makes it hard for you to trust, then you may have a big dilemma. Recognizing that as a dilemma, and cultivating an instinct that is able to override your inability to trust is all I got for ya. There is so much information on the internet. It is sooooo easy to find a list of reasons not to do any program, such as The UHP, written by the mind of someone who is as unhealthy as many of us are today. Often way worse. And what does that look like? Well, I call it functional paranoia and it can keep you dabbling and never committing to any non-medical healing program that does not have an MD’s name attached to it. Forget the MD part, a program that challenges your beliefs of what is possible, or is not a quick fix. The UHP is NOT a quick fix.

MOVING FORWARD

It looks something like this: If you can not resist clicking on  the heading – Donna Pessin is a quack, reading all the things that are wrong with ingesting Sodium Bentonite clay, the possibility of your skin turning blue from Colloidal Silver, and the possible harm from sustained intake of Berberine Sulphate Herbs, you can easily become paralyzed by fear. If your taking action is often nullified by fear and suspicion, you will probably end up in the care of a traditional medical doctor, and that just may be what you need to do. I hope you find a good one. Having a medical diagnosis can make it somewhat understandably harder to trust a program like The Unique Healing Program. This is especially true now with Donna Pessin, not presently at the helm. You may want and need precise directions. Assuming you will get that form a doctor, a doctor is what you may bloody well need. Channeling my British grandmother there.

HEALING SERIOUS ILLNESS ON THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM

Is it possible? I do not feel comfortable personally directing people I know to do The Unique Healing Program. I certainly do not feel comfortable directing people with diagnosed, chronic illness. What I am comfortable doing, I do through this blog. I could say take a look at this program to people I know, but even that is more than I am willing to do.  The reasons are not complex. I just don’t have the energy to listen to someone complain to me while I am in the throws of healing myself. Listening to them complain about something they have not given any real time to. I am glad I found The Unique Healing Program and decided to pursue it. I did this partly because of the balls Donna Pessin has had. She has put herself out there and states with confidence that she has found a protocol of healing for a sick body and bowel. Whether this is true for you is something you will only know if you try it by following the instructions she has given in her books and videos. Is that enough to have as guidance for everyone? If that was all that was available to me when I stared The Unique Healing Program, the answer would most probably be a no. Don’t let what I say stop you!

There is presently support on social media for The UHP. Do some research, or write me here.

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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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THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM DONNA PESSIN: WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAM?

Maybe you shouldn’t. It is not an easy road, but what road to healing is? Here are some things you might identify with to help you decide.

Early in life I became aware that my gut was not functioning well [constipation]. I remember feeling uncomfortable as a child. I started my search of answers for better health in my later teens because I could no longer push through, feel and appear strong without the use of stimulants. I am talking about caffeine and sugar. Focus and stamina for dance and athletics started to slightly wane when I was in my late teens and early 20’s. Looking back, I realize my stamina and focus were never really that strong. Caffeine or any other herbal stimulants made me feel very speedy, sometimes euphoric and then crash. Not sleeping well when using caffeine helped me cut it out early in life.  I just knew through my family, friends and work [later in life]  that stimulants could not be part of a frequent plan for me if I wanted to have long term relationships of any kind… : )

TWO AND TWO CAN EQUAL WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO

Why do people accept equating aging and growing older with physical suffering? Well, look around!  Come on, it is all around us! Is there a choice? It does not look like there is for the greater part of our population, and that is being kind. Alternatives usually revolve around eating a very limited diet and living an austere lifestyles. More separation, isolation and a huge effort that does not, in my view, often lead to healing. A lifestyle that does not seem to be completely worth the effort. There are exceptions. So, the answer is the obviously sad one, we just don’t believe it is possible to age well and not die in an indignant way. Remember, this is not  the reality for everyone, but nursing homes are big business these day. The presence of nursing homes, like prisons, is increasing.

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES’

What other people think determines too much for us and advertising is the proof. Social pressure has had a great influence on me, and I have been described by others as someone who does not care what others think. Not true. I have always grappled with making decisions from a place of what was best for me. Often resenting others judgements of my choices, or what I thought were their judgements!  Not a good focus. Maybe you can identify? Anyway, I must have made strides because I am writing this post and all the others on this site. Some are pretty revealing. I am completely on board to do what is best for me and not care what others think, especially since starting The Unique Healing Program. Drinking Sodium Bentonite Clay is not  a graspable concept to most people. Hell, giving up coffee for many is inconceivable.

HOW DID I GET TO WHERE I AM WITH MY HEALTH?

Well, my activities and way of life stretched me beyond what I was capable of physically and emotionally. Normal life in much of the USA. Lifestyle, work, exercise, daily life, diet choices felt increasingly stressful. Why? Well, maybe because appearing weak was not an option in my family, school, socially. Greatly influenced by my parents, two people who would keep going no matter what the cost. Something to be admired in our American society. An unspoken behavior, that I was introduced to in the womb. Yes, that early. Eventually all that  daily pushing forward lead to my body talking back. I needed help and I did not know how to ask for it. If I asked for help that meant something was wrong. I did help myself in many ways, but it all came from a place of living life like a checklist. I only felt good when I was getting things done. I still feel that way, but it is much different. I have learned to be kinder to myself. It was either that or a very unhappy ending.

Why do The Unique Healing Program? I actually can not give one, easy to digest and absorb reason. You may be someone who just feels this is the way to go. There are people on The UHP who fit into that category, but usually it is accompanied, for some, with the emotion of fed-upness and feeling lousy. You could be a person that has no other options with the medical world, someone who feels the medical lane is just one big traffic jam with no off lane in sight. You might be someone like me who has pursued the Alternative Route [the list is long for me] for many years. Prior to finding UHP I had put together similar components to the ones in this program, but the amount of the ingredients were not effective. The words and similar experience to mine of Donna Pessin told me this program was the answer for me. I really had no  doubt that the basic structure of this program would lead to healing my body, mind and spirit.

Read The UHP books [start with the first one], watch The UHP videos, and do some soul searching. After that, consider giving The Unique Healing Program a try.

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THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM DONNA PESSIN: PAIN MANAGEMENT VS HEALING

DON’T JUDGE UNTIL I HAVE WALKED IN THEIR SHOES

I have had a long term injury and pain for over a decade. Because of my discomfort I have come to understand why people take pain medications, numbing injections, and have surgery. I did not  take pain meds, have injections or have surgery because of all my work as a bodyworker, yoga teacher and colon therapist. I saw firsthand that the medical approach to pain only led to short term relief, more pain, injections and surgery. What I write here, I am hoping, will speak to people who have had surgeries and those who are looking for an alternative to taking pharmaceuticals long term, injections and surgery. There is hope for everyone, even if you have had joints replaced, amputations and other medical intervention.

PAIN MANAGEMENT VS HEALING

Taking medications or drugs, prescriptive meds are drugs, is not a long term solution for chronic or reoccurring acute inflammation. Joint and body pain that is not being treated with a long term healing plan, such as The Unique Healing Program, is all about numbing. Long term use of oral medications, numbing injections most usually leads to surgery down the line. All these ways of dealing with pain do not get to the root of pain, which is inflammation, and often lead to other serious illnesses. Drugs that help to diminish pain while on a deep healing program, like The UHP, are drugs that are being taken with a long term goal in mind. This goal is to help live life while healing. Drugs given for numbing as a long term plan are dangerous for a number of reasons.

HERE WE GO

A Primary reason for not using numbing drugs long term with no real healing plan in place is simple. People can not feel what is really going on and continue to re-injure themselves. Also known as not living life on the sidelines. I understand that reasonoing, but the drugs are not healing they are numbing. This is a very tough subject to discuss because it is extremely personal to each individual and often gets a very defensive emotional response. What does that mean?  Healing means different things to different people, and one has to believe that our bodies can heal. That is not a belief that many people hold. Masking pain long term is not healing.

AN EXAMPLE

I had a client in NYC who was taking Celebrex for a few years for arthritic pain that she felt most strongly in her knees. She had a very agitated disposition. Why? Because she had inflammation throughout her entire body which includes the nervous system. The numbing drugs numb and do not heal. They eventually do become injurious to organs. The television commercials for medications tell you this. The message is sadly laughable. Down the line injury to organs is one of the inconvenient truths of medication for inflammation. Anyway, this person needed a “minor” medical procedure  [D & C] and was told to stop the Celebrex for a period of time prior to the surgery. To get to the point, no Celebrex meant she could finally feel the pain in her knees. She could not  walk without unbearable  pain right before and after the surgery. It was clear that her knees were five alarm inflamed. The Celebrex was enabling her to continuously re-injure herself. Outcome: she had both knees replaced and after that her hips. At the time she was in her mid 50’s.

In order to pursue a full body healing, similar to the woman I just described, you have to believe healing can take place. You have to believe that even if you have had joints replaced you can avoid having others replaced. You have to believe that a  healthier GI tract – gut- bowel organs, blood and cells will keep your joints, joint replacements, amputations, dental implants, face lift procedures in much better condition. A more balanced over all body PH will lead to a more balanced life and healing. You have to be sick and tired of hurting, and that is just the beginning.

Healing with The UHP is not fast and easy, but the other way I just described is not a solution for those that know it will ultimately cause more damage down the line. Many know that the drug- surgery  path it is not  a solution because they are living it everyday in pain. I said many, not everyone. There may be exceptions. Again, you can have had medical intervention that saved your life. What you do after that will determine the quality of your life.

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THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM DONNA PESSIN: HAND PAIN-HEALING PAIN ON THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM

Something I want to share immediately is that  I have had hand discomfort and stiffness for about 10 years. I knew the cause was not occupational. I know people who do not do anything arduous with their hands and  they have hand pain. Even children. Okay, so my hands could be stiff at times, but the most upsetting thing to me was that they could hurt very badly if someone tried to shake my hand or if anyone tired to hold my hand. This was a really bad sign to me. Toward the end of my living in NYC, as a bodyworker and colon therapist, I used my hands despite this discomfort and utilized my elbows and forearms when I could for bodywork. I never accepted hand pain as unsolvable. I can report that the pain in my hands is completely gone. I still have some finger stiffness at times, but it is nothing in comparison to what I did have 18 months ago when I began The Unique Healing Program.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL PAIN?

My experience is a slow healing with my right hip, but I have had pain in my right hip joint beginning in early 2001. I am also over 55 years of age. As a dancer, athlete, bodyworker and yoga teacher I always had some stiffness in my hips and hamstrings. I worked at being flexible. Quite frankly, most of the other athletes, dancers and yoga teachers I knew, also worked at being flexible. What does that mean?  This is all subjective, but many to most over stretched their bodies and created more problems than they realized. Some people start certain athletics to defy physical limitations. People tend to be more competitive when they are younger and are not working their bodies from the inside out. Does this feel right? What is good for me?  No Pain, No Gain is part of our culture here in the USA and in other countries all over the world. Re: The Olympics.

INFLAMMATION IS NOT A ONE AREA OF THE BODY DEAL

To understand that our Immune System is also encapsulated in our joints is very important. Here is one explanation.To understand that our Immune System is greatly contained in out gut is vital to understand how we heal and how we become inflamed weakened and ill. Here is one explanation.

HAND PAIN AND THE LUNG AND LARGE INTESTINE

One hand point that is very important to know about that is linked to the Large Intestines and Lungs is located in the hand. It is an extremely common place for many to have pain and to develop some calcifications. It is near a joint that easily begins to look arthritic and “deformed”. I don’t like that word, but it gets the point across. Large Intestines 4 is a good point to treat yourself for, among other things, gas and constipation.

Some people feel that the body heals from the head down. I have sort of experienced this, but have had healing breakthroughs and changes all over my body while on The Unique Healing Program. I also have frustration about areas not healing, to my liking, fast enough. Generally speaking, I am not really sure exactly what is going on, but in most instances this theory seems sort of true. Legs can heal much later in the game due to gravity, poor circulation that increase the likelihood of  toxins collecting there due to these facts. What is your experience?

If you are on The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin, hang in there. If you are debating whether to begin it or not, keep watching her videos, read her books and check out past posts on this blog site. These tools will help you to decide and make an educated decision. One thing I have to say is that part of not feeling well can be ruminating too much and not taking action. Just keep that in mind.

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THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM DONNA PESSIN: PAIN – HEALING JOINT PAIN WITH THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM

HEALING PAIN AND INFLAMMATION THROUGH THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM DONNA PESSIN

I have had an inflamed condition in my digestive system that has shown up in my right hip. How this all began and my quest for better health has been discussed in past posts. I will go into more detail in future ones about joint pain. I have felt, for about 15 years, that the way to heal my hip pain was to heal my digestive system and create a healthy bowel. Since the beginning of The Unique Healing Program I have had an improvement with my gut by having daily regular formed bowel movements. Ongoing constipation has been part of my life since I was a child. To have my gut show some positive response to the Sodium Bentonite Clay and other supplements that are part of  The UHP was really a huge green flag for me. This Unique Healing Program brought me a result that no other did. As you can read in many of my other posts on this site, I am a veteran of a many decade search for better digestive health. This was not something I consciously wanted as a life mission. With so many others suffering [commercial advertisements directed at all age groups] I know I am not alone and am pretty, pretty sure I have something others are interested in hearing about. How to heal, rejoin the world and experience life differently.

Healing pain and managing pain are two very different things. Many programs of all different kinds talk about managing pain. They often do not talk about finding the root cause and healing the problem on the physical and emotional realm . I have done years of emotional healing work including EFT [Emotional Freedom Technique] that can help alleviate and understand the emotional roots of pain. EFT can often bring long or short term relief to some people. In order for deep healing to come about it helps to really believe pain can actually be eradicated. Why? Well, my belief  that it can be healed  has kept me on my quest for a solution without relying on daily quick fixes from Western Medicine. So, how do you heal pain? Well, this is one of the reasons I have been so reluctant to write about my experience with my hip pain-injury.My reluctance comes from not having an answer that would be easy to put into words. An answer that might make sense to readers, and be at all palatable. So, I  have decided to write about it in several parts and hope that these parts make up something that translates well on paper. Something that people can identify with.

This is a introductory post on my pain healing experience onThe Unique Healing Program. Here are three things I can share in all honesty that may help those looking for an answer. Those who have any kind of pain, and are looking for a long term source of relief and deep healing:

Number 1: I have, without a doubt, felt the deep connection between my bowel being more or less healthy and my pain becoming less to more pronounced. Consistent improvement has not come quickly for me on The UHP, but I did not expect it to. Prior to my finding The Unique Healing Program I spent at least 12 years seeking an answer to heal pain and inflammation in my right hip and lower back. I did this through entirely natural means. My constipation issues go back to childhood and had me looking for an answer since my teens. So, we are talking decades on a quest to feel better at many different levels. There was no internet when I started this journey. It is so much easier now and the resources are so much greater. A real understatement.

Number 2: An inflamed joint means an inflamed digestive system. A better quality diet based on healing principles does not guarantee better health for everyone or anyone across the board. I have written a great deal about this on this blog site. My need to seek another way to heal became clear to me due to a hip injury, and pain that lingered afterwards. When I started to have pain I was in deep denial. This denial come from believing my diet, cleansing, colonics, bodywork, yoga, etcetera would protect me and eventually I would attain gut health. My pain won out and I began to look elsewhere. That search finally brought me to The Unique Healing Program.

Number 3: Pain, especially long term pain, will take time to heal. The digestive / eliminative system will, in most situations, completely heal in gradations. How long this will take is hard to say. Patience is not usually an attribute of someone who has pain. You are a candidate for joint / body pain if you are often constipated, have unformed stools, have indigestion, feel agitated, annoyed with people easily, can not sleep well, find the world a frightening place [I know the media says that is ALL the world is], need coffee and other stimulants to keep going, can not / have trouble loosing weight, can not gain weight, have OCD of any level, depressed, unable to maintain relationships or they are a burden of sorts, hormonal issues, eating disorders, reproductive problems, all kinds of addictions, and so much more. Why? Because these are all results of inflamed conditions and sooner or later you will, to some degree, feel it in your joints. This will most likely first happen if you have an injury. And yes, all those around you will call it normal,”old age”, and probably give it a fancy medical name. You will then be offered the “glamorized drugs” that Pharmaceutical Companies dole out like candy to any doctor or licensed medical practitioner who is willing, and or able to offer them to patients.

I have a whole lot to say about pain. I wish I did not have so much observation time. What I have observed is something that you may or may not relate to. I hope some of what I write in the coming posts is helpful. Maybe some of what I have written on this blog site will direct you to answers for your pain. I think when looking at a program like The Unique Healing Program it helps to find someone who is willing to honestly write about their experience. So, before I close this post I will tell you that I was in deep pain when I found The UHP and I am now in less pain. Also, many other of my symptoms related to poor gut health have greatly improved. To get here, things often got more intensely painful at certain points. I have also found intermittent  to longer periods of alleviation of pain. Now, 18 moths into The Unique Healing Program, I can say I am feeling a pattern of  joint healing What kept me going all this time? It  was my being able to link my gut healing to my joint pain healing. My gut sickness to my joint inflammation. I am sure of that without any doubt in my mind. I say that with complete confidence. Not an easy resolution, but I am sure it is a true one.

More to come.

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