After a chit-chat with the lovely Miss Kira, I realize that I can integrate the two things that would take up the most time.
Specifically, I really want to write this “Food Is Love” book. I was a little sad at having to put it on the back-burner for a while so that I could devote time to school, but then I went through the dissertation list again.
One of the options is: ”Topics that indicate how food substances (vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, fats, carbohydrates, etc.) influence the body.”
In a certain fashion, doesn’t that kinda sound like the “Food Is Love” concept? I mean, it really is more about outlining emotional health, but part of naturopathy is to recognize the intrinsic link between the mind, body and spirit.
Just in case you missed it: FIL is a system of understanding that I’m developing that correlates our eating style and methods to our emotional styles and health. ”Recipe for a Perfect Marriage” is part of that, as is “Emotional Fried Chicken” and “Mushroom Soup”.
What do you think? Do you think I should verify that the school will accept the thumbnail of FIL (the dissertation has to be between 45 and 75 pages, double-spaced) as my topic? I’m thinking that the additional level of meaning for the FIL concept would be to find correlations (not cause/effect) between certain nutrients and emotional states.
To put it into perspective, some of my other thoughts were to outline what I’ve learned about the correlation between parasites and Diabetes Type Freak; to examine the role of nutritional and emotional health in thyroid dysfunctions specifically; or to design a system of naturopathic practice that integrates emotional techniques like Meridian Tapping and/or EFT with energy work (Reiki) while simultaneously cleansing and supporting the body through dietary adjustments and nutritional supplements.
Or maybe I should just start with the FIL outline as the dissertation and develop the last part specifically as a means of my own personal practice…
In any case, I’m pretty excited about integrating an existing project into something that will directly benefit my ultimate goal, and I don’t think that submitting the thumbnail for the dissertation would interfere with the long-term intention of getting it published as a publicly-available book. After all, I don’t think the school would count pages of recipes as part of my minimum length requirement.