What up?

Hey, don’t get used to this blog layout either. Just can’t find the one with the features I want in the layout that I want. I will keep looking.

So, I signed up for a Holistic Nutritionist Certification course.

  • ho·lis·tic
  • adjective

    PHILOSOPHY
    1. characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
    2. MEDICINE
      characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.

I have spent so long researching food and how to work with food to heal your body or at least not hurt your body while dealing with cancer and other ailments. I keep wanting to talk to people about it but I want something to back up what I say. I have been thinking about this for years and wanting to do it but it seemed silly to invest the money, it’s not cheap, in something that I am not sure I can even succeed in finishing and once I do there is no real purpose for it. We’ll see what happens. It’s been a long time since I had to learn in that type of situation.

If I can make it through this, and succeed and pay it off, I want to also take a course in Plant Based nutrition done though Cornell that is available online. I think it would round things off nicely. I will of course be insufferable over the next few months as I go through this. I can’t think of anything more satisfying than helping other cancer patients with their food choices.

I have some sort of mental block about volunteering for, or dealing with, cancer support organizations. There are a couple of different crazies bouncing in my head about it. One is that as much as bitch about not getting all the free stuff other people seem to, I hate accepting help from other people. It’s like admitting I am sick. I know, duh… My other thing is that I have some weird association of cancer patients/survivors volunteering and then becoming martyrs, after they die! So of course if I start volunteering the chemo will immediately stop working and I will die. Right?

I am just sucking it up and going to try. I haven’t overcome any fears recently so I guess I will kill a few birds and all that.

WAIT! I forgot to tell you! Edit:

90% of the time I go to the gym by myself. 90-% of the workouts you do the circuit with the same person beside you. The last time I worked out I ended up with a trainer swap and got the trainer everyone is scare of AND my partner ended up b I got a good looking, young, yoga instructor! Holy hockey, I hav never worked out so hard! He was very nice.  🙂

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12 thoughts on “What up?

    1. Yes, it’s online. It goes at your own pace but you must finish within six months.
      The Cornell one is only six weeks. Three classes, two weeks each.

  1. I am so glad you’re doing this!! And feel free to drive us all nuts and post everything you’re learning. I’m looking forward to it! Free education for us! Cornell here, in Ithaca gives free courses every once in awhile, about herbs and plants and stuff like that. My sister, niece and I are talking about signing up for some of them. My husband has arthritis and I know there are things to be learned that could help him. Things besides the bs miracle cures on the internet.
    You’re pretty amazing you know.
    I get the weird thoughts about things like the volunteering. I get the same kind of thing when we just talk about medical directive stuff…..Little voice in the back of my mind saying, Welp now it’s gonna happen and he’ll say how weird it is that we just talked about it.

    1. Thank you Tami! I am looking forward to beginning. I hope my brain remembers how to learn with any sort of structure.I personally think if Cornell is offering you free classes you should go do it. I miss all the classes I use to take. They were always hands on art classes for fun but I always had to pay for them.
      Arthritis is wicked. It’s been around for so long you would think there would be better solutions by now. Have you done any reading into a non inflammatory diet? I am going to tag you on a site on face in case you want to read about it.

      1. OH! I have to go back and look at that. I thought it was just about the potatoes. Because I remember once saying that something is wrong with the potatoes I bought. They lasted way too long. I have done some research about diet and arthritis. I am so skeptical of things I read on the internet now. I mean even when it’s studies, I’m wondering who paid for it. I think the worst thing for Jim is he has a worse sweet tooth than I do. And that’s pretty bad.

    2. Oh, and I am glad someone understood about the volunteering thing, Your comparison to the living will is right in the nose.

  2. I think this is perfect for you. Good luck with it. If you can learn anything about nutrition and cirrhosis, feel free to share it with me.

  3. Good for you! I just don’t know if I would have enough discipline to go after something like that. I used to love school, too.

    One thing that bugs me is how many people use “alternative treatments” to set up a whole business model that preys on people and their families that are looking for answers. My brother got involved with some place that was obviously raking in the money with miracle “drops”, while basically starving the patient, and I think that contributed to his dramatic decline. Didn’t starve the cancer!

    Sonit would be nice to hear some actual facts about food and nutrition. I think sometimes the tricky thing about that is how differently people can react.

    Looking forward to hearing your input!

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