Torn between a Nursing or Nutrition degree because of my beliefs regarding medicine? - page 2

I am a 21 year old female and I've been taking prerequisites for Nursing. At first, I was really passionate about it until I realized that I don't really believe in pushing pills and injecting... Read More

  1. Visit  umbdude} profile page
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    Quote from morte
    nutritionists can do most anything they want....dietician is the protected title. and, yes, all I was pointing out was that the statement was WRONG! many celiacs are self dx, do you know that the average time from onset of OBVIOUS symptoms to dx is ELEVEN years? and the best "test" is the diet, used to be the only test. You do not need a doc for that.
    So majority of the people with genetically predisposed illnesses can heal themselves with nutrition and diet alone? And that no medical/nursing intervention is needed?
    I was not trying to down talk the role of nutrition and diet. I was merely saying that in many complex cases they, alone, are not sufficient.
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  3. Visit  morte} profile page
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    Your first sentence is a purposeful misconstruing of my correction of your blanket statement.
    and the third is very true. The second is what it appeared you were attempting to do. .
    Quote from umbdude
    So majority of the people with genetically predisposed illnesses can heal themselves with nutrition and diet alone? And that no medical/nursing intervention is needed?
    I was not trying to down talk the role of nutrition and diet. I was merely saying that in many complex cases they, alone, are not sufficient.
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    Your first sentence is a purposeful misconstruing of my correction of your blanket statement.
    and the third is very true. The second is what it appeared you were attempting to do. .
    It wasn't a blanket statement, but feel free to interpret it any way you want.
  5. Visit  willowita} profile page
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    To the OP,
    It doesn't sound like you want to be a nurse so I don't see the point in getting a BSN just to go into a naturopathic physician program. If what you need is a bachelors degree, then get a degree in something that interests you and that you believe in. Sure, there are more opportunities with a nursing degree but that only makes sense if you want to be a nurse and want to work in the profession. Doesn't sound like you want that, even as a back up plan. So just get a degree in something else where you won't feel like you've compromised your beliefs or yourself.

    My stepsister is on the same path as you and she has a bachelors degree in psychology. She has been working with a non-profit helping troubled youth while she completes the other courses she needs and has also become a doula on the side. It's going to take her a while longer before she can apply to a naturopathic physician program but that is her calling. If it's yours, then go for it and don't worry about the time you have "wasted". Make a plan and follow it.
  6. Visit  morte} profile page
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    genetically predisposed to mental illness or cancer, no amount of healthy eating/exercise would help

    that is pretty blanket, to me!


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