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Classes start in 9 days and I'm having second thoughts. Any advice/experience would be much appreciated!

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 :)

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Comment by AJ on March 5, 2013 at 1:03am

@Durianrider- Wow that is incredible.  You're absolutely right, I've seriously learned more about food, nutrition, and exercise as well as many other things since I started this lifestyle than I ever did about anything in school.  Now I just need to figure out how to make videos haha!

And thanks Amanda :)

Comment by Amanda Leigh Nama on March 4, 2013 at 1:46pm

Living Light Culinary Institute is a raw vegan school in Fort Bragg, ca and they have science of nutrition certifications, you may wanna look into it too.

Comment by DURIANRIDER on March 3, 2013 at 7:41am

I made just on 12700USD last month on youtube alone.

Sitting in some classroom learning BS?  NO WAY! lol!

You don't need to study to teach people how to eat fruits, vegetables and build some half decent cardio and strength. You can learn all that watching youtube videos! lol!

Its 2013 remember, NOT 1994..

Comment by Maggie on March 3, 2013 at 6:51am

Business is always a good bet.  Then you could take http://www.ecornell.com/certificate-programs/co-branded-programs-tr...

That's the direction I'm going in.

Comment by AJ on March 3, 2013 at 3:58am

Thanks!  Just looked em up, doesn't look like they have an online program which I'd need :/  Probably should've mentioned I don't have time at this point for a 4-yr program!  I just talked to my dad, and he was really enthusiastic about the idea of me looking into Dr. Grahams internship/work exchange programs.  Almost as enthusiastic as I am about it, haha.

Comment by Stephan on March 3, 2013 at 3:52am
Have you checked out Bastyr University in Washington? They are the premier holistic school in the country...


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