Dear Tutti Fruttis,
I would love to know what you think about this:
After much deliberation, I have decided to embark on a new adventure.
In Panama, and most other countries, it seems to me that a majority of people are hesitant to accept health advice coming from non-medical doctors. People who do listen to natural health coaches and 'gurus' are people who have heard about these topics and are curious—perhaps a fringe minority at the moment. At least this has been my experience so far.
I recently matriculated for the Doctor of Medicine program at a university in Panama. I am currently attending the preparatory course and have already come into discussions with two teachers about the fruit lifestyle (both stopped their lectures to question me about fruitarianism). One of them (a Biology professor and MD) agreed with me that it made sense and that it is an extremely healthy lifestyle (but not for her). The other (Chemistry professor) kept bringing up unfounded arguments to defend his paradigm. Fellow students seem to be fascinated by fruitarianism (and my daily 4-liter smoothies! ;).
I intend for the MD degree to serve as a vehicle for the fruitarian message of health and vitality. I intend to help catalyze systemic change from within the medical establishment toward the prevention of disease and promotion of health rather than the suppression of symptoms through drugs. I long to become a shining beacon of health and vitality to help inspire everyone I meet.
It will take 5 years to get the degree and 2 years of internship to be able to practice medicine legally.
What do you think about this? Do you think it's crazy or cool? I've certainly enjoyed the ride thus far! =D