I have thoroughly geeked out this week. Thoroughly. I've been
very seriously thinking about further training after acquiring my
DC--with either a residency, perhaps adding the ND through
National, or through a diplomate program.
At the behest of my good friend Jacqlyn, I've started looking at
the diplomate programs in earnest. So, for those of you who don't
know, there are several diplomate programs available to us through
the ACA. The two that I'm most interested in are Diagnosis and
Internal Disorders and Clinical Nutrition. I'm still gathering
information, but very excited--and right now leaning towards the
program in Clinical Nutrition. A few of my classmates are already
working toward the Neurology diplomate through the Carrick
Institute. I know we have many faculty members with their diplomate
in radiology (DACBR) and advanced degrees in nutrition. Several of
the programs offer options while we're still in school. I'm
especially intrigued at the possibility of graduating with my
doctorate, and my diplomate.
Diplomate programs information (just a few but there are
I want to thank Dr. Chang, our EBP and Public Health professor,
for turning me on to the NCBI
(National Center for Biotechnology Information) search engine.
As part of an EBP (evidence based practice) assignment, we were
asked to set up a search. Through this tool, I can set up automated
searches on research topics that I'm interested in. I receive a
litany of emails every morning on each of my topics--the newest
research and analysis. OK, this sounds boring, I know. But for a
research geek that's always looking for more information on about
80,000 topics (and doesn't have time to do 80,000 searches), having
an automated search return all of that to me every morning is
Beyond all of that, I took it easy this weekend. Thankfully, the
weather is warming up (I thought it would never happen!), and it's
starting to feel, smell, and act like spring. Grey and I set some
seed out for organic lettuce and herbs. We've got more to set up.
Trying the whole urban gardening thing is a new experience for me.
I hope it works. If it does, I'll probably have more lettuce than I
can use. We've also started rosemary for cooking, lavender, sage,
and catnip is soon to come. My goal is to eventually grow enough
medicinal herbs to not have to spend so much money on herbs for my
tonics. We'll see what happens there.
So, since I've been so busy doing research and being nerdy,
being crafty, resourceful, and hiding out in the house, I have no
beautiful Florida pictures for all of you today. What I do have,
and since everyone loves cute pictures of cats, are pictures of my
cat Moose--the queen of everything. I hope everybody has an amazing