So my school just sent me a list of course material that I’ll need, books and the like.
And I’m having second thoughts.
The first book I looked up advises cutting out all processed foods, but eating yogurt once a day. Not only is yogurt processed, but it will wreck your health. Dairy will absolutely wreck any healthy efforts, whether the negative affects pop up right away or later in life.
The book I’m looking at now talks a lot about which supplements you should take for optimal health. First of all, GROAN, supplements should only be taken if you have a SEVERE medical condition and even then I’d suggest that eating 100% high carb raw vegan would more than likely reverse the problem. Second of all, isn’t the point of holistic nutrition like, to be getting all the vitamins you need from the food you eat like we’re supposed to? (My major is holistic nutrition and urban farming.)
Third, all urban farming majors are required to participate in a farming internship. Which includes animal husbandry. And that’s just a big fat nope not happening.
I was not informed of this. And she asked if I was vegan or vegetarian beforehand. So.
I guess I'm at a bit of a crossroads. My purpose in life is most certainly to help people by spreading 801010, veganism, and the healthy lifestyle associated with them. I also live in a city wrecked by poverty and I'd REALLY like to start my own organic co-op/urban garden program so that people in need can be more self sufficient, and not have to depend on a government that not only quite honestly doesn't give a flying fruit about them, but actively works to keep them oppressed(as capitalism is dependent on inequality).
I wish I didn't have to make money to live in this world, but I do. I would love to do all of this for free, but that isn't realistic. I run a raw blog now that has quite a few followers and I have numerous people who've attributed their success with 811 to my advice. I've got the foundations, but I don't know how to take the next step.
For example, if I'm to be making my living in part as a nutrition coach teaching 801010 as a lifestyle, do I need to talk to Dr. Graham about that?
Also, to anyone who grows their own food- how did you get started? How did you learn about farming/gardening? The internet is full of resources, but there's so much conflicting information!
So yeah, I guess I'm really just lost about how to transform my vision into a reality. Should I go through with school and just be selective about what I take away? They do offer courses on public speaking, publication, etc so those could be really great tools. Do I need to pay $17,000 for a two-year program to earn my associates degree to gain this information, or are there cheaper programs?
A while back, Durianrider commented on a similar question when I was first looking at schools telling me to just do what Freelea does, eat a ton of fruit and run around in a bikini. While that's definitely a method that works, I don't know if it's an approach I'm comfortable taking. So I suppose I just want to hear others' experiences and see what worked for everyone else, and maybe that'll help give me some direction :)