You all should look into Nutrition Response Testing. That is what I want to do with my nursing degree. I was an office manager for a Doc who practiced that. When I got the job I thought it was a normal nutritionist office, but it was VERY different. I was skeptical but during the year I worked there I saw so many HAPPY patients, people that the medical doctors could not help we were able to heal! Also skeptical patients would heal too, so it wasn't some placebo effect! Patients would still see their medical doctors for tests and such and we encouraged that, but during treatment at our office their medical doctors would take them off insulin, statins, bp medication because they no longer tested as diabetics, high chol, high bp. Therapeutic doses of nutrition offer your body the building blocks to repair itself. Simple and it makes sense right? Our body is designed to heal itself if given the proper nutrition. Pharmacology just overrides the body's autonomic nervous system, suppressing symptoms to give "normal" vitals and labs and then you get a TON of side effects. HOWEVER---there is definitely a place for allopathic medicine in acute care and special situations. Some people prefer that type of care, that is why they go to a medical doctor, that is why they go to the hospital, so my role as a nurse it to provide the care that the patient is seeking, it is not my job to change someone's mind (plus if you are in a hospital or medical doc's office, legally you can get in big trouble if the patient doesn't like what you are saying. If they want something different they will research it and find it) I decided to go to nursing school because you have to have a degree in the healthcare field if you want to take classes at Ulan Nutritional Systems...the program is one weekend a month for 6 months in Florida. The supplements are all whole food from an American company that is 80 years old, check out their website, www.standardprocess.com
. They offer lots of seminars around the country, just speak to a rep, you can get a student discount, it might cost between $50 and $150 for the weekend. I just reread this and it kinda sounds like an advertisement, it is not! i just get really excited about it! I took a full year of prenursing classes and now I am in my first of three semesters of nursing school for a second degree bachelors in nursing. 3 years ago I had horrible paranoia, anxiety, depression, and I could NOT cope with stress, I would crumble...I got an Rx for Xanax which I took twice and stopped because I Hated the druggy feeling. So when I started working at the nutritonist's office he found that I was severely B-vitamin deficient. I never told him about my symptoms ("hey boss, I feel crazy and too stressed most of the time"). I tested for 30 B vitamin tablets a day, it is called Cataplex B. Now I just take one per day IF I remember, usually I just swallow a couple a week when I remember, I may take a couple more if I have alcohol or have a bit more stress than normal. But I am so functional now! That is my testimonial. Most of America is B vitamin deficient. Feel free to email me any questions, but contact Ulan Nutritional Systems in Florida and they will tell you about the program and what credentials you need. You can have your own practice, and set your own hours, and it was very lucrative (that wasn't the goal, the goal was getting people well, but it was a nice byproduct of that! Most patients were word of mouth, I think that speaks for itself) Good Luck!