“When we look at the factors that most threaten U.S. higher education today, it is reasonable—even logical—to look within our institutions because there are so many dangers inside academia at this juncture in its history. It might sound alarmist to say so, but academia really is standing on a cliff.
First and foremost, the economics of higher education are no longer sustainable, neither for colleges and universities nor for the students who study there. Costs are exploding for institutions, and the burden of tuition and room and board is driving families and students into deep and sometimes unrecoverable debt.” – Doug Guthrie
TO EMPOWER YOURSELF, NOW.
For well over twenty years now, individual private and distance-learning schools have been gaining momentum. Some offering certification programs, others offering life-changing courses ala carte. The hallowed halls of acadamia are not quite what they once were, and in the information age people are more interested in getting real information to empower themselves, NOW.
Today there are literally millions of students with great degrees from incredible institutions of higher learning, who are broke. They’re jobless. Or, they’re in jobs they hate. With lots of debt.
The ultimate key if to find your path and passion, and then gain the knowledge you need from the best sources possible, and the sooner the better.
Today, more and more women in particular are asking themselves what is their true passion, and how can they start living it? For some, the answer will inevitably be institutionalized education. In becoming a lawyer, I had no choice, It was a four year degree followed by another three to get my doctorate.
In health and wellness, if you want to be a surgeon and operate on the human body, you have no choice. You will be in college getting your BS, med school getting your MD and then many years as a resident and intern. There’s no other path in the Western medical model to be able to perform surgery. And, that’s a good thing!
But it’s not a good thing in many other fields. Business school is a perfect example. Years and years pursuing an MBA? There are countless succesful 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 figure businesses were started by people with NO degree at all, not even a Bachelors let alone a Masters. Moreover, there are thousands of failed businesses and tremendous losses in businesses created by highly degreed business owners. There simply is no correlation in many fields. Nutrition is one of them.
WHY NOT GO THE INSTITUTIONAL ROUTE AND BECOME A REGISTERED DIETICIAN OR LICENSED NUTRITIONIST?
If your dream is to call yourself a Registered Dietician and work in a setting where you provide dietary recommendations for sick patients, then the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) approved RD schools are the ONLY way to go. As of now, they have the monopoly on licensure and it has been that way for quite some time.
But if your dream is to educate, empower and encourage people to change their own health — dramatically — and right now, then pursuing an alternative route to obtaining that education is desireable.
There are countless reasons why I personally, chose to avoid the route of Registered Dietician. As a former attorney I took an in depth look into the sources of sponsorship money for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and I found reprehensible connections between the AND and the corporations largely responsible for the ill health of millions and millions of people around the globe. The diet pushed by the Academy is a diet that is the primary cause of death and disease in our society. Not to mention,
1. The most LOYAL sponsor of the AND has been the National Cattleman’s Beef Association for 13 years running, 2001 through 2014.
More than a third of all raw materials and fossil fuels consumed in the United States are used in animal production
The production of one calorie of animal protein requires more than ten times the fossil fuel input as a calorie of plant protein.
Producing a single hamburger uses enough fuel to drive 20 miles and causes the loss of five times its weight in topsoil.
Nearly half of all the water used in the United States goes to raising animals for food. It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat and only 25 gallons to produce one pound of wheat
To produce a day’s food for one meat-eater takes over 4,000 gallons; for a lacto-ovo vegetarian, only 1200 gallons; for a vegan, only 300 gallons.
Animals raised for food produce approximately 130 times as much excrement as the entire human population and animal farms pollute our waterways more than all other industrial sources combined. Run-offs of animal waste, pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers, hormones and antibiotics are contributing to dead zones in coastal areas, degradation of coral reef and health problems. (The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).
Raising animals for food now uses a staggering 30% of the Earth’s land mass.
Seven football fields’ worth of land is bulldozed every minute to create more room for farmed animals and the crops that feed them.
The massive amounts of excrement produced by livestock farms emit toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide and ammonia into the air. Roughly 80% of ammonia emissions in the U.S. come from animal waste
The world’s cattle alone consume a quantity of food equal to the caloric needs of 8.7 billion people—more than the entire human population on Earth
2. The AND Foundation sells sponsorships for hundreds of thousands of dollars. One of their biggest sponsors? The Nestle Nutrition Institute, which recently sponsored the Foundation Symposium titled Optimal Hydration.
Nestle, you may not know, is a company whose CEO believes that ALL drinking water should be privatized and that as human beings, we do not have an essential “right” to clean drinking water, but it is a privilege.
3. As part of its “Kids Eat Right” program, the AND chose Coca-Cola to educate dieticians, who then in turn “educated” children and families about a healthy diet. Among the Coke sponsored messages to dieticians? Sugar is not harmful, and aspartame is completely safe for anyone over the age of one.
4. Kellogg and the National Dairy Council have been a sponsor of the AND for the past 9 years.
There is a better way.
HMI’s GOALS AND MISSION
The goal and mission of Health Mastery Institute’s Nutrition Program is to prepare you to go out into the world with real, researched, evidenced nutrition and health information. No corporate sponsored propaganda. Ever.
HMI’s goal is to provide depth and breadth of knowledge. It is to educate you with an extensive base in plant based nutrition, the systems of the human body, the genesis of the disease process on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Not just from the perspective of the body.
HMI seeks to EDUCATE, ENCOURAGE and EMPOWER you with an abundance and prosperity mindset and world class business training so you can succeeed in your pursuits.
Most important in the foundation of an HMI education is that our students graduate fully equipped to help people change their lives, from the MOMENT OF GRADUATION ONWARDS.
OUR CORE VALUES
To be of heart centered service in helping others find health and wellness in all areas of their lives.
To be thriving examples of leadership, motivation, success and inspiration so that we can ignite the flame in others live a healthy, balanced and prosperous life with passion.
To honor each other, our beautiful planet, and all of the other sentient beings that share this planet with us.
To support everyone on their path to achieve happiness and success in all areas of their lives, mind body and spirit, with a focus on helping other women strengthen their gifts, talents and abilities so that they can spread their light across this planet and effect change on a global scale.