Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Next Step

Anyone reading this blog knows that I have a problem with the standard medical organization, and especially doctors who are too lazy or overworked to do anything other than push pills. There are some good doctors out there (I found one) and I would certainly not want to go to a naturopath if I were seriously injured. I was extremely grateful for the trauma unit when my daughter Mary was so critically injured.

This was the car Mary was pulled from.

I also have a huge interest in natural health and how food can help or hurt. So, I started to think that I would like to study holistic nutrition. The problem with that kind of study is that every organization I thought about applying to showed up on QuackWatch. That really bothered me...a lot.

But a few days ago, the lightbulb went on. I'm not interested in the standard medical organization. I am not interested in nutrition that is backed by major food companies. The ADA (American Dietetic Assn) is sponsored by those companies. We're talking Pepsico, Coca Cola, and Kelloggs here ( So...then I start thinking in my little brain: "Who sponsors QuackWatch?" The answer is a bona fide Medical Quack!!!

Ok...that did it. I finally did what I've been wanting to do and signed up for a course at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Today is the 15th month anniversary of Mike's death...and I am finally really excited about something in my life. Yay me!

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