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UNIQUE HEALING DONNA PESSIN: IS DONNA PESSIN A “QUACK”?

WELL, WHOM AND WHAT DETERMINES THAT? OR, NO YOU DIDN’T!

Begin by watching Donna Pessin’s videos and reading her books. I did this over two years ago. The answer from doing those two things, for me, was a NO. A no for many others I have corresponded with doing The UHP. On occasion I have heard from some who say they have watched “all” her videos and read her books [ doubt they did]. From that they got a “crazy” vibe from her. I know any person can find, or project crazy onto anyone whose message they do not want to hear.  I am not completely discrediting what her critics are saying. Hold on, and keep reading. This post is not written by the President of the Donna Pessin Fan Club. I would be lying if I told you that nothing about Donna Pessin’s presence in her videos was a trigger for me. I was looking at content, and  her message made sense and had me questioning things I thought were true. Her composure and down to earth delivery was refreshing to me.

PLEASE CONSIDER THIS

Are Western Medical Doctors and other Western Medical Practitioners, people who dole out meds and therapies with a laundry list of caveats, ever asked this question about them? Treatments and Meds that have a history of lawsuits attached to them. Has anyone ever asked you if  your Traditional Medical Doctor is a Quack? That is assuming you have a Western Medical Doctor! Quack and popular Prescribed / used Conventional Medicine protocols? In the same sentence? I have rarely to never seen or heard  it. If one does a search on Chemotherapy [one example] as Quackery there is close to zilch from Western Medicine itself that surfaces. The suffering  that many withstand and tolerate from, during and after Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments is accepted as normal. This is the treatment that is prescribed by Doctors and the Pharmaceutical Companies they do business with. Big Pharma has a heavy hand within the Medical Community. As if you did not know.

Both Western Medical Doctors and Big Pharma help to keep patients in the dark about what is really wrong with them. However, many patients want it that way, or it would change. Why? One reason is that they can continue to live as they always  have. The ” Doctor” will take care of it all. Hello, everyone!  There is the internet today and information, both accurate and fear based is abundant. No one, especially those who have access to a computer, need be clueless around the risks of Allopathic / Traditional Western Medial Treatment. I am, for this post, targeting Chemotherapy and Radiation. Listen, if you think Chemo and Radiation saved your life, I am not going to argue with you. It probably did. However, who wants to repeat that? No one I know, so Western Medicine as a long term plan? You can do better.

REQUEST TO WESTERN MEDICINE

Dear Traditional Medical Doctor – Practitioner,

Please define cancer, in plain language,  and tell us what the word Cancer really means. Define it in understandable biological terms. Not the terms that you and your friends at the Pharmaceutical Companies have come up with.

Thank you.

PS There are people who deserve and want to know. Some may not want to. Don’t worry, you will always have some takers. More than enough to please your shareholders.

TAKING CHARGE IS NOT ALWAYS SO EASY

Yes, Cancer and other Western Medical patients need to do their own research. Many are often afraid to do anything other than what “The Doctor” says. It is easy when a person has a medical diagnosis, such as Cancer to give up control in that way. There is usually pressure from friends and family to go the Western Medical Protocol/Big Pharma route. If you have ever felt ill enough to consider going to an emergency room, you may be able to understand their line of thinking and decision making. People who are ill are often very vulnerable.

SHOULD I, OR SHOULDN’T I?

One way to help decide what to do is watching a video of the surgery or medical procedure that has been recommended for you, such as a  hip replacement operation. Last time I checked is available on youtube. Then allowing that information to help you decide whether to have the surgery or not. Why don’t more people watch a video of a surgery they are considering? Clue: With a hip replacement there is usually a saw involved. When you use a saw on the human body there is lots and lots of blood. Same for any animal carcass. In other words, it is not pretty.

The alternative to an operation, such as a hip replacement, requires some deep self reflection. Then the energy and focus to find another solution.  Then you need the energy and drive to put it into action. This is no easy road for an ill person, for any person. So, if someone is in oodles of pain they are looking for relief. Reducing inflammation for a person in dire pain, the natural way, is a no easy fix. Not by a long shot.

IS DONNA PESSIN A QUACK?

When private consults were possible with Ms. Pessin she was very dogmatic about her protocol. More clay, herbs and colloidal silver were her solutions. This did not work for me after three months. It has not worked for the tens of others I have corresponded with via this blog. It did not work for many I have “met” on the FB UHPSG Forum. If a patient can not talk to their practitioner and problem solve that does not make for a good long term relationship. Is that Quackery? It most definitley is a relationship gone bad. Many of Donna Pessin’s clients have felt left high and dry with a protocol that worked for awhile, sort of worked, was getting some results and stopped. Sound familiar?

Part two: Presently there is a lack of solutions to the problems that numbers of people are having within The Unique Healing Program. Donna Pessin has stopped one on one consults. Okay, so people feel bloated, nauseated and achy. Add to that there is no one to call for help. Hitting a wall, feeling frustrated, alone and just plain sick is not conducive to healing. Is that Quackery? Sounds like many Doctor/ Patient relationships. A relationship many feel they have no other alternative but to put up with it. This is not healing. This is a practitioner / client /  patient  situation gone bad. All this only adds more obstacles to healing.

Western Medical Practices often lack a supportive and nurturing staff. Office situations that do not have creative solutions to the problems of their patients. Is this the experience for everyone? No, but enough people feel this way. That is why people seek out alternative protocols like The Unique Healing Program. They want to find some answers. They need someone with experience to talk to about their progress, or lack there of.  Doctors are usually the ones that tell the public that this is THE way “we” do things. What goes unsaid is that if you decide not to go along with the protocol you can hit the road. By the way, that road is usually scary and lonely. You NEED us more than we need you is what they are inferring.”Us” are Western Medical Practitioners and their Prescription Pads.  Point being is that it is unnecessary to be a doctor, or play one on TV to behave like a Western Medical Doctor or Practitioner. And what does that behavior look like? Meet Donna Pessin. BTW, she would angrily scoff at that notion or completely not acknowledge it, giving my premise even more credibility.

ONE STOP SHOPPING? FOR AWHILE, MAYBE…

So, I have written many posts saying that I found something called The Unique Healing Program, and  that it helped me. I did say that, and also stated, from the beginning,  that there were always caveats attached to doing UHP. I made it clear that I needed Colon Therapy during my time on UHP to deal with lessening my symptoms. I mentioned that I had to, on my own, tweak The UHP to make it work for me. I pointed out that Ms. Pessin’s advocating the use of Sodium Bentonite Clay to absorb toxins was her strong point. Sadly, the major weak point is that Donna Pessin boldly promotes her program as One Stop shopping. Does she really believe that? I do not know. However, when speaking to Donna Pessin, any inference that UHP does not work creates a whole lot of defensiveness on her part. That or a complete shut down of communication.  Now that is mature! Her video that states Die Off does not exist on The Unique Healing Program, is a prime example. You can feel better on her program while cleansing by using her “Crutches”. Okay, the big problemo is that this is not true for anyone I know doing The Unique Healing Program some of the time, most of the time, or after awhile.

HOW COME?

Why? One major reason is that her program is lacking a strong enough anti viral and anti bacterial agent. Her recommendations of more clay, CS and Bowel Strength are not a long term solution. Long term? Well, she makes it clear her program can go on for 1 – 5 years. That is a whole lot of clay to drink. Remember some are drinking up to 24 tablespoons a day. For how many years? How long can one take Berberine and Colloidal Silver and it still be effective. When do you transfer to lesser amounts, Probiotics, etcetera. Well, if it is not in her books, and she swears it is, you are screwed. Is that Quackery? You tell me. It is disappointing and just plain unprofessional.

SOME HELP TO INVESTIGATE.

If you are looking for another step in the healing of Constipation, Bloating, Diarrhea and any other indicators of the underpinnings of poor health, then  I suggest you read a book by Kerri Rivera that has some challenging and very helpful information about healing the bowel, body and brain. Also, David Wolfe’s Longevity Now Program. Dr. Fred Bisci, PHD has a website, book and 80 some odd years of educating people to heal themselves. There is Donna Gates, creator of the Body Ecology Diet. Of course, there are others, but those I just mentioned are ones I am most familiar with. These authors and practitioners place creating Bowel Health at the top of their list for creating better health. Each of their methods are in several ways different. What they have in common is that they can help you, in some way, with or without The Unique Healing Program. On the other hand, they may help you appreciate what Donna Pessin has to say in her books and videos. Her use of Sodium Bentonite Clay and Berberine Herbs. Do your research, comparing, and intuition. If you do try The Unique Healing Program, keep in mind what I have written here, in more recent post, and those beginning in late 2012.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

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THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM DONNA PESSIN: SHARING THIS PROGRAM WITH OTHERS

This post is something I began in October of 2013, about 8 months into the program. It has now been one year since I began The UHP 3/2014.

The Unique Healing Program is not for everyone. That is for damn sure. There are moments, not days, when I wonder if it is for me. Because of my own extensive experience with other systems of healing, I understand the value of The Unique Healing Program. However, it was and is not an immediate slam dunk, feel better now, skip down the lane with a rainbow at the end. I wish it was! PS 3/2014: I am seeing some light at this point. No rainbow,but I have great hope.

Here were my main stumbling blocks when I first heard about this program:

How much clay? How do you get that out? I never had any luck with colon cleansing programs. I would feel so blocked and more bloated doing them. I had to do colonics with them in order to see any positive effects. Anyway, as someone who had a great deal of experience with colon therapy, I could not understand how taking clay would work with people who are already constipated. Wouldn’t that be dehydrating? And the amounts! Three to six tablespoons! Ha! Now that doesn’t seem like an big deal.

Cheese? Cheese is “known” to be constipating and undigestible. Eating cheese made no sense to me. Now I find cheese to be exactly what Donna Pessin says, easy to digest and a good source of protein. I eat organic cheese and often times it is from raw milk sources. It is not in large quantities, but you eat what you need to while doing this program.

Black tea? Come on! That really did not make sense to me. I already had trouble with caffeine. Loved the smell of coffee, but agitated me and did not drink it. I have come to realize that the acid condition that I was trying to heal with a more alkaline diet was not entirely working for me. The reason being that it was very cleansing and my gut was not healthy enough to transmute those toxins and escort them out of my system. I was taking one to three table spoons of Zeolite Clay a day and eating fermented foods, as recommended by Donna Gates / Body Ecology Diet. That was the tip of the iceberg of things I was using to, I believed, heal my body and restore peristalsis.

Your Diet Will Not Heal You. Yeah, well that was painfully hard to hear, but I was coming to recognize that it was true years before I found Donna Pessin and The Unique Healing Program. I thought “that diet” or “that other diet” would not heal, but there was one out there that would. What we eat heals us, right? What we do not eat heals us, right? For most people a change in diet will give an initial boost, but long term healing of the digestive system and GI tract needs much, much more.

Oh yeah, and not eating will really heal? Long term juice fasting and Juice Feasting did not heal my digestion either. I really thought those would be the tickets out of constipation hell.

The Unique Healing Program initially looked like a weight loss program, or  I thought it was being sold that way. I soon realized that the bloat and blocked up feeling many people have makes them feel fat. Of course, healing inferior digestion is the cornerstone to looking and feeling good. In the end it all made sense why there were many references to loosing weight in The Unique Healing Books and videos. The Biggest Looser is a very popular television show here in the states. Okay, the USA is full of fatties and  being very overweight is frighteningly looking like the new norm.

THE ENDLESS WHAT, WHEN AND WHY

It is a wild goose chase trying to figure out what substances cause what, when it is “probably” something deep inside that was not recently ingested. The videos Donna Pessin has on her website, her books really help clarify these points. In all honesty, it is an unlearning process for most of us. I am still grappling with this new-ish way of thinking. Needing to watch the videos over and over again does not mean you are  thick headed. You are not alone.

Looking back on this unfinished post I have become, at times, more confused about all my understanding about health and sickness. If you decide to do The Unique Healing Program, I would suggest doing it for a complete year before telling the world. It does work, but it is not for everyone and being on The UHP for one year has helped give me a deeper understanding of what exactly is entailed. Although I am still amazed and confused by some of the process and temporary set backs.

My experience and observation is that most everyone I have known that is a long term practitioner in other fields of healing, that do not include prescribed medications and medical intervention, eventually end up seeking out traditional medical care for ailments they said they could cure without that help. They are obviously doing something that is not working. What is that? For many that I personally know and have treated, they never healed their gut. I am sure of this.

I really applaud David Wolfe questioning this missing element of healing in his  first Longevity Now Course. He definitely covers many aspects of what Donna Pessin says in The Unique Healing Program. He also clearly questions why people who are living a healthier lifestyle [not just raw food people] are not living any longer than the general population. Gut health!  One thing he clearly gets into is absorbing toxins and escorting them out of the body in a timely fashion. The Longevity Now Program is very complex and much less specific than The Unique Healing Program. So much more expensive [no, I am not kidding] and the use of products [ he does not sell them through his program] has no end point.

The more you know the more empowered you may feel in doing The Unique Healing Program, sharing it with others or finding something else.

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THE UNIQUE HEALING PROGRAM DONNA PESSIN: WHY DON’T MORE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?

IT IS NOT THAT COMPLICATED

The Unique Healing Program essentially is calling out all other nutritional – healing programs for not addressing the primary reason for poor health, which is a weak gut. That is it pretty much in a nutshell. Here is some more…

Most every healing program that I know of, and there are many, are based around long term dependency on supplements. For me, and many others, these programs are unrealistic commitments leading to nowhere. In my personal and clinical experience most healing programs are not designed specifically to heal the gut. They do not get to the very root of the problem which is to restore the digestion an elimination of our bodies. This is a tall order that The Unique Healing Program, in my opinion, can deliver. It is not a quick process for anyone I have communicated with via this blog. Donna Pessin makes it crystal clear in her materials that The Unique Healing Program is AT LEAST a one year commitment. Today, more than ever before, most people have big problems with focus and commitment.

The protocol that Donna Pessin has created is designed to emancipate the participants from relying on supplements after finishing The Unique Healing Program. You may want and feel the need for some. That is a personal choice, but I have a feeling there will not be that many supplements on that list.

The UHP is a true healing program that is designed to awaken the ability of our own bodies to heal themselves. In order for this to happen there has to be a glimmer of belief from the participant that it is possible. Why? Because this is not a quick fix, there will be peaks and valleys while on The Unique Healing Program. To weather those times reading The Unique Healing books, watching The UHP videos, and a willingness to trust in our own healing is beyond helpful and necessary.

One more primary reason is that many health practitioners are consciously or unconsciously protective of their identity with their present way of treating their patients and clients. Sad to say, that many health practitioners are invested in those they treat continuing to buy products and need services that would be eliminated, in the long term, by the kind of healing that The Unique Healing Program is capable of  awakening in people. Again, this is level of health that one earns on this program. I mean this in the best and most pragmatic sense. For most it does not come easy. Ego can really blind people an many practitioners CAN have over blown, weak egos.

Check out Dr. Mercola, David Wolfe, The Raw Food World, Gary Null, Daniel Vitalis. This is a very, very short list.These people often provide important and enlightening information, but their existence is pretty much completely based on selling products. As far as I can see there is no real end in sight for the taking most of the stuff they are selling. Why would David Wolfe have Donna Pessin on his Longevity Now Conference panel when what she is selling does not support the other participants values and views? I would be MORE than glad to be proven wrong by David Wolfe.

What is very sad to me is that, in essence, many alternative -holistic practitioners are not that much different in how they operate than their western medical doctors – practitioner counterparts. A revolving door that never stops. Very sadly, some people-patients like it that way or it would have changed more by now. Yep, I said it.

I have had  so many people tell me how broken the mainstream medical system is. Well, if people would stop using it like a crutch and take responsibility for their health things would change. I am not talking about the poor and indigent. A hardcore statement that is not completely fair. I admit it.

In rereading what I wrote here I realize that I am reiterating a few thing, but I think they are worth driving home.

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THE RAW FOOD MOVEMENT: WHAT IS IT? IS THERE ONE?

RAW FOOD MOVEMENT OR BUSINESS MODEL?

Gary Craog, the founder of EFT / Emotional Freedom Technique, has said that in order to know what the market will bear all is needed is a little research. Does product listing of prices of product, product sales  constitute   a movement – diet?  In the market place there are more products being sold that mention the words Raw and Raw Food then ever before. Not just the things that are obviously raw, like fruits and vegetables, but the packaged / dehydrated stuff, the nut butters, supplements, super foods and more. Eating raw foods is  great adjunct to any kind of diet, or as the largest percentage of food intake for many. It is also being sold as a complete way of eating and lifestyle.

To eat only raw foods is not a guaranteed road to better health. It is an indicator of the quality of health of each persons digestion who embarks upon it. What does that mean?  To have some or an increase of  burping, farting, loose bowels, constipation,  hemorrhoids, rectal itching, vaginal itching, ear itching, bad breath, skin rashes and skin break outs can be early signs that the raw food diet is releasing too many toxins – acids into the blood stream. Notice that the immediate and unpleasant symptoms very often occur at the orifices of the body.

WHAT TO DO?

Temporarily slowing down the cleansing symptoms can occur with more vegetables, much less fruit and some steamed foods. It is important to understand acid and alkaline forming food balancing. Notice the kind of foods you crave and let that be a barometer for what you may need to avoid or greatly limit. The truth often hurts. The things we most like are often not so good for us. Recognizing that opens the door for things do get better.

There is much information about the raw food diet on the internet. On the surface it sounds like a great idea. One thing I can caution people about is that the proponents of the diet are often sales persons for  products that are on their websites. Some of these people have basic good intentions, but they can have another agenda that blurs their original intention to help people. Making money and helping others can be, when done in earnest, very profitable.

Here are some thought about the raw food business:

1) Raw food business owners / gurus are very often extremists who sell to other extremists– and they really know that psychology. Eating all fruit, juicing or juice feasting for 90 days, 100 raw, water fasting, etcetera. This may, at first and for short periods of time, work for some people. For most, depending on age, health history, exposure to environmental pollutants, family home, city living, etcetera, it is probably way too cleansing. It takes way, way, way more than 90 days, a colon cleanse or two to deeply improve the health of most people. It is a great door opener and it could, for a limited few, have a deep effect on their cellular health. For real healthy people this would not be the case. What do I mean by real healthy? Well formed bowels, that are very regular, do not have a bad odor, digestive complaints are none to few, have not been exposed to a bevy of environmental toxins. Get the idea? Very few people meet this description. If  you do, you are part of a very small percentage of our populatin and probably would not seek out a raw food diet in the first place!

2) Raw food entrepreneurs are younger, may have less toxins to clear and  do not know the long term repercussions of their diet choices. They may have a much lower load of heavy metal related toxins, drugs, antibiotics, and other environmental toxins to clear. Their knowledge is limited because of their years on the planet. They ARE great spokes people for selling the Raw Food Lifestyle because people feel inspired by their energy, healthy look and promise of eternal youth.

3) Many of the raw food spokes people are men and are not qualified to give advice to women of any age. Case closed. Recommending a high fruit diet to women is usually not going to work for the vast majority. It may take longer for younger women to figure this out. Yeast infections usually come with sugar addiction. These powerful cravings are a real draw to a raw diet high in fruit. The  80 /10 /10 diet  of mostly fruit is one example.  Again, it might work for some, but for how long? The addiction to sugar can really blind our choices.

4) People who define themselves Raw Food-ists and make a living from that definition, have an image to maintain. Why? Because their business is based on that identity. Most importantly this is how they make a living, and in some cases a very, very good one. Ironically, they often tell people that being 100% raw is not the best plan for most everyone. Matt Monarch is one person who says this, but implies that to be completely raw is something virtuous. Is it? He would probably deny that he implies this. See for yourself if you choose to view his many youtube videos.

There is a lot more to say here, but improving digestion is the primary component for really good health. Period. Removing heavy metals, controlling and eliminating parasites, fungal  and bacterial infections by strengthening the immune systen [aka, improving gut health] is the answer.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

Here are some ideas:

The Best Day Ever has some really good information on Candida. You can find lectures by Truth Calkins and information from other people. Interviews with David Wolfe are available. His Longevity Now first edition is something I am familiar with and can personally recommend as a good resource for some ideas on how to improve digestive health and begin to eliminate acidity and toxins throughout the body.

The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin truly sums up what is necessary for better digestion and health. Ms. Pessin personally designed The Unique Healing Program over the past 25 years. Her personal journey to find better health created her program. The Unique Healing Program is an investment of time, money that is worth every minute and buck. I am in the beginning stages of learning about what she does and implementing some of her products. She has 70 + videos on Youtube.

Postscript 12/2012: Have been on The Unique Healing Program since March of 2012 and have never looked back. Investigate it and if it makes any sense to you, do yourself a favor and get on board.

Donna Gates and her Body Ecology Diet are worth checking out. Creating better digestive health and understanding Candida overgrowth is her main emphasis. The Unique Healing Program is the most complet answer for healing bowel and digestive problems. Hands down, this is my experience.

Get some colonics, do some enemas, look into home colonic units. Do some research. It is all for our benefit to know more.

EFT / Gary Craig / Tapping is a helpful adjunct to improve health and life in general.

Depending where you are  on your quest for better health you may want to check out EDTA suppositories by Remedy Link and a seller of their products Peak Health Now. Lots of information on this PHN website. Ellen Landauer, founder of PHN, offers one on one sessions for guidance on these products and others that she sells. Have not spoken with her personally. Look at her website and let that inform you as to whether you want to go down that road.

Is there a raw food movement? There is a market place for the products. I know one thing, incorporating the knowledge of raw foods, super foods, etcetera into your life is embarking on a road of self discovery and better living. The thing it is missing is how to absorb all the toxins the diet loosens up. That is where The Unique Healing Program comes in.

I hope this information will help.

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CLEANSING WITH HERBS AND SODIUM BENTONITE CLAY

HERBS: AT FIRST LESS IS MORE

Herbs can be a great aid in helping our organs and all our body systems release accumulated waste and rebuild. It is important not to overwhelm the excretory pathways of the body with the release of  built up waste.

SO WHAT DO YOU DO?

Consider this: Herbs are loosing and dredging up old waste matter in all parts of the body. Absorbing and escorting this sludge out of the body is essential. Sodium Bentonite Clay, taken orally, is something to research. Note the healing capabilities of this clay. The quality of clay needs to be specifically processed for internal use. Why? Because clay will absorb toxic materials that it comes in contact with during processing.

Most people, taking herbs on their own, should start with a small amount. Even though larger amounts are usually needed, it is important to start slowly. Again, unless  you are under the guidance of a ND, Herbalist, Acupuncturist, etcetera, stay with the guideline that, especially in the beginning, less is more.

Drinking fresh spring, distilled or filtered water, fresh vegetable juices and broths are needed to  help dilute impurities. Again, how do these impurities get absorbed and escorted out of the body? Consider Sodium Bentonite Clay.

A Clean simple diet helps herbs do their job more easily. Proper food combining as mentioned in past posts is a good idea to give our digestive systems a break and heal.

Colonics and enemas are a great assist. See previous blog on Colonics and Enemas.

Sodium Bentonite Clay is often included in colon cleanses. Ejuva, one reputable colon cleanse, is  worth looking into.

David Wolfe [Longevity Now] goes into great detail in the first release of his book, dvd’s and cd’s about all types of  herbs, supperfoods and  supplements to increase our life span along with quality of life.

An informative book by Rehmannia Dean Thomas about Chinese Herbal Medicine really entertains while being educational. [click here]. Healing Thresholds is the name of the book.

As a postscript: The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin is truly worth investigating. I am currently doing this program. Sodium Bentonite Clay is a mainstay of her program. It is used to not only absorb toxins, but most effectively to heal the entire digestive tract  [link here].

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RAW FOOD DIET: “CHILLING EFFECTS”

MAKING DECISIONS: FEAR vs INTUITION

When truly informed, there is really no reason to be tied to eating only raw foods,unless this is something that you really want to do.  Often when people find themselves craving cooked foods in the Fall and Winter seasons. they need to honor their intuition. If digestion is not that strong, eating raw food is not going to repair the deep seated cause. Doing some real soul searching, EFT [Emotional Freedom Technique], meditation about what to eat can help make a decision from a more centered place.

Just think about it: Why do so many long term raw vegan food eaters  live in warm climates?  [I know there are some who do not. Dr. Fred Bisci is one of them]. Besides the climate being friendly year round for growing vegetation. One major answer is that it is not easy to live in a place where there are cold winters, snow, etcetera if the diet being consumed is entirely to mostly raw foods. This is especially true for those who are eating a raw food diet because they have digestive weakness Blending foods to make them easier to digest is one aspect of the raw food diet that is helpful for many.

NO YOU [DI’IN’T]!

About ten or more years ago, David Wolfe [link here], and his co-authors [Nature’s First Law] wrote that “Cooked food is poison”. They did this with a straight face. Since that time, David Wolfe has matured and delivers valuable information with many diverse Health Practitioners. Many of these people do not advocate a raw food diet. One of them  is Donna Gates [link here]. She is the author of the Body Ecology Diet.

Donna Pessin The Unique Healing Program is the person, I have found, to compile the most comprehensive digestive and complete systemic healing program available. More at the end of this post.

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF

Does eating cold, raw foods 100% of the time feel too chilling for my system during the fall and winter seasons? Am I feeling as though I am a failure if I am not complying with a raw food regime? Is this raw food diet creating  social  isolation for me? Is it logistically practical to comply with 24/7? Am I making choices from a place of fear or centered intuition?

How we feel when we eat is really more important than what we are eating. It is not always possible to have the best quality food. It may not always be organic, locally grown, non GMO. This is a reality for many. Do the best we can and enjoy what is eaten in a grateful and relaxed way.

In the end it is never entirely about food. The same with money or any other substance. I have heard it said that money is  paper with a specific feeling attached to it. Whatever the substance is, it is important not to give our power away to our irrational fears.

As Ramatha [JZ Knight ] says in the film What the Bleep [link here], ” The body maybe the kingdom, but the mind is the king”.  I want to add to that one thing: what we ingest and how it is assimilated creates the quality of our blood. That blood flows into, and nurtures all our organs. This includes, and effects most especially, our brain.

To be consistently conscious about what is eaten is challenging. To be conscious about what comes out of my mouth is, hands down, the most difficult and rewarding decision I make. To be consciously aware is a moment to moment commitment. Workin’ on it.

As a postscript 11/2013: Check out Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin. I do believe this is, to my best knowledge, the most comprehensive gut healing programs available. 70+ videos on youtube, 2 books and a website to help you out. I am presently on this program and it has been worth my time and effort.

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