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Old 07-12-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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Im not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I guess I'll find out!

I am wondering if anyone can point me to any info or has any on investigating alt health careers/natural health careers. I know that natural health is my calling, but I dont necessarily want to treat "patients" one on one. I am interested in nutrition, vitamins, supplements, herbs, all of it. I can see myself consulting, opening a store of some kind, writing books on the topics and so on. But I would want to be well qualified. I was thinking of obtaining an RN because that would give me some biological knowledge and credibility, and its not a bad degree to have in these times anyway.

If I had the time and money I may even want an N. D. degree, but like I said I am not particularly keen on treating patients like a doctor would. Do you have a practice in the alternative health field and would you like to tell me what route you took there? Anyone an R.N. in the field? Thank you.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:47 AM
 
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From my experience in the NH field, i've met lots of nurses. So that wouldnt be a bad idea. check out seminars in your area. CNHP.org has many great seminars around the country and very helpful speakers.
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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Im not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I guess I'll find out!

I am wondering if anyone can point me to any info or has any on investigating alt health careers/natural health careers. I know that natural health is my calling, but I dont necessarily want to treat "patients" one on one. I am interested in nutrition, vitamins, supplements, herbs, all of it. I can see myself consulting, opening a store of some kind, writing books on the topics and so on. But I would want to be well qualified. I was thinking of obtaining an RN because that would give me some biological knowledge and credibility, and its not a bad degree to have in these times anyway.

If I had the time and money I may even want an N. D. degree, but like I said I am not particularly keen on treating patients like a doctor would. Do you have a practice in the alternative health field and would you like to tell me what route you took there? Anyone an R.N. in the field? Thank you.
In most states you don't need an actual degree to open your own Natural Health center (not even a High School diploma).
There are only 4 schools in the US for ND and only 15 states that actually require the degree.
Also Naturopath practice is banned in 2 states S. Carolina and Tennessee.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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Well qualified in that field is a high school diploma and a subscription to Women's Day.

Sorry, but if you want to be a quack there really isn't any school for it.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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A quack? Why would I want to be a quack? Im interested in human biology, nutrition, vitamins, not sorcery.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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thanks a lot for that info CJMA79, I didnt know that about Carolina and TN. I just figured there are so many "natural health" practicioners out there that having an R.N. would lend to credibility. Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Well qualified in that field is a high school diploma and a subscription to Women's Day.

Sorry, but if you want to be a quack there really isn't any school for it.
that is a rather ignorant statement.
i'm not saying you're ignorant ... (i don't want to be deleted) but the statement is.
o.p. this is a link to the California College of Natural Medicine.
Callfornia College of Natural Medecine
it may at least give you some sense of what's available.
and you may want to attend.
it's here in santa cruz, ca .... a good place to be.

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Old 07-15-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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A quack? Why would I want to be a quack? Im interested in human biology, nutrition, vitamins, not sorcery.
Because a lot of the natural health products are not really proven to work. So people call them quacks.
If you study human biology, it won't teach you much about natural remedies it would actually teach you how they actually don't work.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:06 PM
 
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thanks a lot for that info CJMA79, I didnt know that about Carolina and TN. I just figured there are so many "natural health" practicioners out there that having an R.N. would lend to credibility. Thanks!
They are banned because they are not proven.
Well I just don't know if an R.N. would work.
Is like studying for something and doing something else, but somewhat related to health.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:10 PM
 
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that is a rather ignorant statement.
i'm not saying you're ignorant ... (i don't want to be deleted) but the statement is.
o.p. this is a link to the California College of Natural Medicine.
Callfornia College of Natural Medecine
it may at least give you some sense of what's available.
and you may want to attend.
it's here in santa cruz, ca .... a good place to be.
Sorry but that school is not accredited by the AANMC. A diploma from that particular school is worthless.
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