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What is a Coulis?

Meet Chef Student Meredith StoneFavorite Inspirational Quote: “Food is medicine, consciousness is everything, and a clean body makes a happy existence.

2016 Bauman College Culinary Community Classes

Be sure to mark your calendar to join us for our Community Class series. You'll want to purchase your tickets early for these one-day classes that are open to the public and taught by Bauman College faculty.

The 8 – 8 oz Demystified

Just about everyone has heard the recommendation to drink eight 8-oz glasses of water a day. Why was that the suggested amount? Inquiring minds want to know.

Nuts and Milk — Doing a Body Good

By Gwenyth ShearsMilk. It does a body good…Or so the saying goes. But oftentimes people have sensitivities to dairy that do more harm than good.

Open House! Next week: June 23, 2016

Fall is a great time to do something new, and we have an opportunity for you to become inspired. Join us at our open house to learn how we can support you in creating the change you seek for a new life, a new career, and/or a new outlook on food and nutrition.

The Magic of Mushrooms

By Gwenyth ShearsIt is no secret that mushrooms have been used as food and medicine for thousands of years.

S.O.U.L. Food

By Gwenyth Shears

Healing Disease Through Holistic Nutrition: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Brigitte Mars talks with An Organic Conversation in a dynamic interview about healing through holistic nutrition, her inspiration while working with Bauman College, and the future of those that she’s guided.

Phenomenal Phytonutrients

Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, and Spices for Cancer Prevention and Recovery By Dr. Ed BaumanPlant foods contain literally thousands of beneficial compounds in addition to macronutrients (complex carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and fiber), micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), and phytonutrients (protective chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants).

An Event! Join Us, May 1: Live-Culture Fermentation Basics Part 1

The First of a two-part series, join us for: Fermentation Class: Kombucha, Jun, and Cultured Sodas with Karen Diggs

A Client Case Study

Client Case Study: An Eating for Health Success Story by Edward Bauman, Ph.D. At Bauman College, nutrition consultant students are taught through case studies, both theoretical and actual.

Practicing Calm in a Day

While we are learning more about nutrition, it is important to balance stress each day as a pathway to health. Chronic stress inhibits a person’s nutritional intake, thus increasing the demand for proper nutrition.

How to Reduce Water Consumption in the Kitchen

As two of our locations are in California, we’re well aware of the state’s severe drought, the “worst dry spell in 1,200 years,” as The Guardian puts it. However, climate scientists at Columbia University and elsewhere say this drying trend isn’t restricted to the Golden State. Many predict decades-long mega droughts across the Southwest and Great Plains. Indeed, recent NASA research forecasts worldwide water shortages.

Bone Deep: Osteoporosis and the Health and Strength of Our Bones

Looming in the future for most of us is old age, which will hopefully be filled with energy, abundance, activity, and wisdom. These can be the benefits of a life well lived, yet despite these benefits, our bodies are slowly paying the price of having spent so many years alive. No matter what we may think of bumper sticker wisdom, the one that claims, “Growing old is not for sissies” has pretty much gotten it right. Through a lifetime of stress, toxins, trauma, and malnutrition, the organ systems of our bodies gradually lose their reserves. Both men and women have a plethora of possible ills awaiting them: prostate enlargement, cardiovascular disease, weakened immunity and all that comes with it, aches and pains, meno- or andropause, and osteoporosis. Some of our clients will consider these degenerative conditions the inevitable results of aging.

Preserving Summer Produce

Fermentation is an ancient process for preserving foods and promoting health. Since Neolithic times, humans have been making some of our favorite fermented foods – bread, cheese, beer, and wine – and this practice has spread over time to include fermented milk products (e.g., yogurt), sauerkraut, pickles, vinegar, and much more . Many medical and scientific studies have confirmed that fermented foods help people stay healthy because the fermentation process creates an ideal environment for beneficial microorganisms to thrive, resulting in a probiotic-rich food. Probiotics are the microscopic organisms, the "friendly bacteria" that work to maintain healthy gut flora. With the right mixture of bacteria, your gut can more easily break down food, support immunity, and even contribute to positive mental health.

Sleep and Insomnia

By Dr. Kimberly GilmoreSleepSleep is essential for optimal health and is a natural, periodic state of rest. Sufficient sleep allows the body to properly repair and rejuvenate, facilitating the body to maintain physical and mental health. A recent panel of experts determined that a minimum of seven hours of sleep is recommended for all healthy adults (Watson et al., 2015). Research studies support the need for adequate sleep to maintain health, including improved mood, cognitive function, decreased pain, reduced risk of injury, and healthy weight management (Pigeon, Bishop, & Marcus, 2014).

Food Love

By Ed Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D.“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ―George Bernard ShawLet’s admit it, we love to eat. When we eat well, we choose fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, legumes, and organic animal products. This is the Eating for Health way. But when we are stressed, we eat to calm down, stimulate, and find pleasure. When these are our motivation, many of us tend toward comfort foods like pizza, burgers, fries,and a soft (or hard) drink. These “happy meals” may make us feel better in the moment, but they are addictive junk foods that work like drugs – quickly, powerfully, and predictably – making us want more even when we know they aren’t good for us. Pleasure seeking, pain avoidant, food programming runs deep. It’s an unconscious reflex response when fatigue,sadness, and uncomfortable emotions surface.

Food is Life

By Helge HellbergIt's been a long time – twelve years – since I graduated from Bauman College in Santa Cruz as a Nutrition Consultant. I signed up for the program knowing full well that I was not interested in seeing clients and making nutrition consultancy my profession. What I did know then was that without nutritional knowledge, I would likely fail at my new position.

2015 NANP Conference

You Can’t Afford to Miss THIS Conference!It is not often when a group of like-minded professionals have the opportunity to get together and share wisdom and experiences with one another. We are in a time when major corporations are taking over our food supply and controlling the information that the public sees and hears. This is a time when it is more important than ever for us to come together as holistic health practitioners, as community members, and as humans to speak truth and inspire each other to be principled in our work and our lives no matter what comes our way.

Career Services for Natural Chef Students

Bauman College offers its Natural Chef students a robust slate of career services to help support their professional success. Check out what our Career Services Platform can do for you:Build, update, and forward online career portfolios to employers Create resumes with our free resume builder Search our exclusive job, internship, and externship listings Connect with other students, alumni, employers, and community partners Check out and register for our latest career events and webinars Receive expert career advice and training from our on-staff career specialist Download free career advice documents and podcasts Learn expert job tips from over 100 free career videos Read our career related announcements And much more!

A Fresh Take on the Culinary Arts

The Bauman College Natural Chef program offers a fresh take on the culinary arts by going beyond a traditional culinary education.  By being part of the program, students not only learn the fundamentals of cooking, we take them further so that they know how to cook well and are able to help themselves, their loved ones, and their clients reach optimal health. For over 25 years, Bauman College has been a leader in holistic health and nutrition. We are excited to announce some fresh, new additions to our culinary program to elevate our students’ knowledge and skills so that they can expand their repertoires and begin successful careers upon graduation.

Food is Life

By Helge HellbergIt's been a long time – twelve years – since I graduated from Bauman College in Santa Cruz as a Nutrition Consultant.

Food Love

By Ed Bauman, M.

10 Eating for Health Tips

A meal is more than the food choices you make. It is a process that evolves from the time the food is prepared to the time it hits your taste buds.

Lizette’s Summer Salad

Herb Salad with Avocado, Peaches, and Raspberry White Balsamic Onions Ingredients Raspberry White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Gluten: From Fan Favorite to Four Letter Word – Part 2

In Hiding I remember the first restaurant I visited after learning I was gluten intolerant and going gluten-free. It was a sushi restaurant. I was brand new to eating gluten-free and still learning the ins and outs of the lifestyle. Sushi, I thought, was my safest bet. Fresh fish. Rice. No worries! Wrong. Let's see where the rookie faltered. For starters, I didn't let my server know that I had a gluten intolerance. I discussed cross-contamination in this blog, but it's always good to let the restaurant know your sensitivities, even if you're ordering gluten free items, so the kitchen can be extra careful. Also, had I let someone know, they may have alerted me to known gluten-containing items, such as soy sauce. Ahhhhh, the soy sauce. Gluten free 101, but I hadn't yet reached that chapter. Most places that use/serve soy sauce have a gluten-free alternative called tamari. Be sure to ask for it. I did not that night. That was only the beginning. Cucumber salad - imitation crab on top, contains gluten, I ate it all. Even the sushi roll I got (salmon and rice) most likely had our sneaky little friend hiding somewhere inside (the vinegar used in sushi rice, the wasabi, and pickled ginger on the side often contain gluten).

Achoo!

Now that spring is in full bloom, your allergies may be as well.

Gluten: From Fan Favorite to Four Letter Word – Part 1

The Restaurant DilemmaI'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on T.V.  I do, however, fashion myself as a bit of a foodie.  So when it was discovered that I was (non-celiac) gluten intolerant, I feared my lifelong love affair with all things edible was about to come to a screeching halt.

Eating for Health

Curious about what it means to eat to maintain your health? Bauman College has been teaching this model for over 25 years. If you're wondering how it all started or have questions about the nutrition field, hop on the next publicly

Putting A Spring Back In Your Step

Feeling a little sluggish lately?A Spring cleanse is a great way to put a spring back in your step. Bauman College recommends you do a cleanse in two parts, eliminate non-nutritive substances and drink healthy fluids.

Who is a Natural Chef?

People bring therapeutic cooking into their lives for many reasons. Whether you or a loved one experience a sudden illness that makes you think twice about what you eat or you just notice more and more stories coming out about the health benefits of certain foods, there seems to be something to the notion of cooking with whole foods.

Donnie Yance Workshops In Berkeley

On Sunday, March 30th, two continuing education workshops will be offered by Donnie Yance at Bauman College in Berkeley. WORKSHOP ONE: Elite Herbs for Mastering Stress, Aging, and Chronic Disease Sunday, March 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Location: Bauman College, 1007 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710 Cost for each workshop:$50 Bauman College student/graduate; $65 general publicWeaving together the ancient wisdom of herbalism and natural health practices with up-to-date scientific research, renowned clinical herbalist and certified nutritionist Donnie Yance will teach how to master stress, improve energy levels, counteract degenerative disease, and age well by using the elite class of herbs known as adaptogens.

Fungus Fair

Come to Santa Cruz and explore the Kingdom of Fungi!Join Chef Zachary Mazi at the 40th annual Fungus Fair today & Saturday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

Open House

Join us at one of our open houses this month to get a taste of Bauman.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!If you're looking for ways to keep to that healthy eating New Year's resolution this weekend, check out a favorite episode from An Organic Conversation, "Healthy Junk Food: Satisfy Your Cravings Naturally.

Bhakti Chai Recipe Contest

Last Friday, our Boulder Natural Chef students competed in the Bhakti Chai Recipe Contest.

Want to be a part of the Label GMOS California movement?

Mark your calendar for the first Monday of next year. On January 6th, 2014, starting at 9:30 am, California food lovers will gather at the capitol to be part of the Label GMOS movement.

Give Yourself A Boost

Feeling a little run down after the holiday? Maybe you indulged, so your metabolism is trying to catch up.Here are a couple easy ways to start giving yourself a boost:Throw some flax seeds into your morning smoothie.

Oats: Do They or Don’t They Belong in a Gluten-Free Diet?

By Jodi Friedlander, N.C.Are you confused as to whether oats, even those that are certified gluten-free, can be tolerated by people with celiac disease and other forms of gluten sensitivity? If so, you’re in good company, as there’s quite a bit of controversy surrounding this topic.

Holiday Travel Tips

You are about to take off for your Thanksgiving vacation! Whether you'll be travelling for just a few days or a whole week, it's important to make sure to stay healthy and resilient on the go.

Get A Jump On Holiday Shopping & Your Health!

Starting to think about holiday shopping and what to get Mom this year? How about the gift of health!

Oats: Do They or Don’t They Belong in a Gluten-Free Diet?

By Jodi Friedlander, N.C.November 10, 2013 Are you confused as to whether oats, even those that are certified gluten-free, can be tolerated by people with celiac disease and other forms of gluten sensitivity? If so, you’re in good company, as there’s quite a bit of controversy surrounding this topic. No matter where one looks, whether it’s some of the online gluten forums or the scientific research, there is little agreement and a lot of confusion. Some people with celiac disease tolerate oats very well; some do not. The same holds true for others who experience non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), which is in itself a confusing and only recently acknowledged medical entity. In fact, despite how much we hear about it in the media, very little is known about NCGS, and research into it is in its early stages. As for oats, there’s much to be learned here, too.

The Many Sides of Sugar

DIABETES AND SUGAR SUBSTITUTES By Jodi Friedlander N.C.Recent research studies, and much clinical and anecdotal evidence, suggest sugar substitutes—including aspartame and Splenda®—are contributing to weight gain and diabetes.

Movember Muchies

Since 2004, November in the U.S. has been known as Movember, a month of men growing mustaches in solidarity to support awareness around men’s health issues such as prostate cancer.

Supporting Small Farms

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is considering The Food Safety Modernization Act, which would require farms earning under a certain amount of revenue to pay higher regulation fees, is up for review.

Curious about what’s really in the food in your supermarket aisles?

Curious about what's really in the food in your supermarket aisles? Tune in to Dr. Michael Smith's Healthy Talk show today at 12:00pm PST on 

Veterans Day

Today, many of us are reminded of the struggles that vets face when they return home. Whether you’ve seen the effects of war on a soldier’s mind firsthand or just read about it in articles, the mental health of returning soldiers is a concern.

Health On A Budget

Last week, the government cut the food stamp benefits budget. “About 1 in 7 Americans — more than 47 million people — receive food stamps.

The Gluten Summit

If you're a health professional, tune in on Nov 11th to the Gluten Summit to learn about the latest research on gluten-related disorders!Dr.

Eating Tips for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

By Mira Dessy, Certified Nutrition EducatorAs the days get shorter, some people also transition into Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression that may affect as many as seven out of ten Americans.

Halloween Detox

Feel like you're starting to turn into a chunk of chocolate?

Scary Movie Treat

If you're going to be watching a scary Halloween movie later, you've got to have popcorn, right?!

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs and Spinach Sauce

Replacing refined carbohydrates, like pasta, with complex carbohydrates, like squash, is important for maintaining ideal body weight.

The Great Pumpkin

Not just Charlie Brown is waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive!Most of us love when Halloween comes around, when we can get creative, and carve a masterpiece with family and friends.

Revitalizing Your Plate

Although published in the summer of 2012, this Nexus article on how nutritionists can inspire a healthy change in U.S. diets is still relevant.

A Salad That Makes The Cut

Last Saturday, Dr Ed Bauman and some of our graduates, Chef Tina Green, Nataliya Bryantsev, N.C., Annaka Karle, N.

The Recipe for Building Immune Health

By Dr. Ed Bauman The recipe for immune health is to eat and sleep well, stay hydrated, walk daily, take antioxidant nutrients and maintain a kind, positive attitude come what may.

Sunday Soup

Brought to you by Bauman College Natural Chef graduate, Erin Weldon:Creamy Tahini Zucchini Soup1 sliced leek 5 chopped zucchini 2 smashed garlic cloves a few twigs of fresh time vegetable broth a can of chickpeas a tablespoon of tahini smoked sea salt a pinch of white pepperSimmer the following until soft : 1 sliced leek 5 chopped zucchini 2 smashed garlic cloves a few twigs of fresh time vegetable brothThen blend the mixture with the drained can of chickpeas, the tablespoon of tahini, smoked sea salt, and white pepper.

Eat Your Beans

A little nutrition lesson & recipe from Bauman College Natural Chef graduate, 

Well Fed Snacks

A healthy approach to snacks from Dr. Ed Bauman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW-i-qPl0tQ

collards: north of the mason-dixon

For all you Southern transplants and Southern lovers, here's a health kick to the traditional collard greens recipe from Bauman College faculty member Lisa Turner:

Top 12 Power Foods

http://www.baumancollege.org/community-resources/articles/articles-list/148-top-12-power-foods

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Since 1985, October has been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. An easy way to be proactive all year -

Marin County: Breast Cancer Update

By Jodi Friedlander, N.C. Few words strike fear into our hearts the way “cancer” does, and if you’re a woman this is especially true for cancer of the breast. So, in 2002, when it was reported that between 1995-1999 breast cancer in Marin County had peaked with a rate of occurrence of 198.5 per 100,000 white women per year, a number about six times greater than that of the rest of California,1 everyone got very scared. Marin County, after all, boasts a high proportion of well-educated, well-heeled women who purportedly eat well, exercise, reduce their stress, and breathe clean air. In other words, their level of risk factors would be considered low. If they were susceptible to such high rates of breast cancer, then who among us was safe? Theories about the causes of these rates ping ponged through the national media: Perhaps it was overexposure to dry-cleaning chemicals, excessive wine imbibing, or waiting until later in life to start families. In other words, some factor of the affluent lifestyle must have been to blame. Well, it turns out there was at least one lifestyle factor at work, though not one of the aforementioned suspects.

Marin County: Breast Cancer Update

By Jodi Friedlander, N.C.Few words strike fear into our hearts the way “cancer” does, and if you’re a woman this is especially true for cancer of the breast.

Sexy Younger You

As we age, the desire to educate ourselves on strategies to preserve our health and vitality typically ramps up. We look to stave off the effects of aging, to prevent the manifestation of debilitating conditions, and to recover from health challenges.

Black Bean Brownies

Chef Dana Miller specializes in satisfying the palate with wonderfully nutritious, yet decadent treats. These dense, fudgy, gluten-free, ultra-healthy bean brownies are a great alternative to traditional brownies.

Government Shutdown: A Wake Up Call to Eat for Health

The government shutdown means many routine food inspections by the Food and Drug administration have come to a halt. If our food hasn't been inspected by the government, how do we know if it's safe to eat?Dr.

Texas Fit Chicks

Combining fitness with healthy food passion, Bauman College grad Jessica Apodaca is bringing a holistic workout program to the women of North Austin through

The Organic Gypsy

Bauman College graduate Bridgett Blough is bringing holistic nutrition to Michigan via her

Kale Chips – Choose Your Own Flavor!

Make your own "Alive & Radiant" kale chips! Recipe by Zachary Mazi, 

Back To School

A girlfriend from high school called me this week, excited to share that she’s decided to start her RN program this Fall. She’s packed in a full schedule, out the door by 7:30 every morning, but managing to fit yoga in on Wednesdays.

Eating for Health Portion Size Guide

Whether you want to lose weight or just eat healthy, keeping track of how much you eat is essential for positive dietary choices. Use this guide to help you figure out how many servings to put on your plate and how to keep yourself on track towards your health goals.

Mexican Green Rice

A vibrant Mexican-style side dish, perfect for adding fresh herbs and whole grains into a meal. Can be packaged in the refrigerator or freezer and reheated in the oven or on the stove (with a little water or stock).

Spicy Garlic Carrot Fries

Carrots are nutritional heroes; they store a gold mine of nutrients. No other vegetable or fruit contains as much carotene as carrots, which the body converts into vitamin A.

Savory Beet Vegetable Borscht

Here's a great recipe that we enjoyed at our Vitality Fasting Retreat!This cleansing soup is full of nutrient-dense greens and seaweed to help your liver detoxify and provide essential minerals.

Addressing the Issue of Arsenic in Rice

By Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D. and Jodi Friedlander, M.S., N.C. In the 1944 cinematic comedy Arsenic and Old Lace, two elderly maidens “charitably” murder lonely old bachelors with glasses of arsenic-tainted elderberry wine and then bury the bodies in the basement. Criminally speaking, this was a perfect choice of poisons because arsenic, which can be inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin, leaves the body quickly, leaving little to no trace that it was ever there. After three days a urinalysis will be negative, and even hair or fingernail testing, used to determine chronic exposures to minerals, would not detect low-level exposures, making diagnosis of arsenic poisoning difficult. Yet both acute high doses of arsenic and chronic low doses are quite toxic.

Building Blocks for a Healthy Smoothie

We LOVE smoothies! Like a juice they're easy to digest and packed full of nutrients, but unlike juice, they are full of healthful and satiating fiber.

Cinnamon’s Infection and Diabetes-Fighting Properties Revealed

Written By: Sayer Ji, FounderSayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the 

Adzuki and Green Bean Salad with Tamari Glazed Almonds and Miso – Ginger Vinaigrette

Getting bored of your everyday salad? Mix it up with this delicious, digestive friendly Asian course- a twist on a three bean salad.

Make your own crackers

Wow the crowd with your very own homemade Cheese-it.Cheese CrackersIngredients¾ cup brown rice flour 2 Tbs potato starch 2 Tbs tapioca flour ⅛ tsp xanthum gum 2 cups hard goat cheddar cheese, grated 2 Tbs coconut oil 1 large egg, at room temperature 1 Tbs water ¾ tsp salt ⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepperProcedure1.

Cleanse after a celebratory weekend

Greet the alarm clock this week with an Eating for Health breakfast.

Smoky Herbed Coleslaw

Time to change up the coleslaw for tomorrow' s BBQ. Celebrate the Fourth with some nutrient dense veggies!Cabbage is a densely nutritive vegetable, packed with antioxidants and other cancer-preventative compounds.

Citrus and Avocado Salad

Bring this delicious cleansing salad to an upcoming pot luck. Recipe measured to feed 12.Citrus and bitter arugula are good liver cleansers and help the body to release excess stored fats.

Homemade Sunburn Spray

While we try our hardest to either stay out of the sun or cover up with sunscreen, sometimes a sunburn happens.Rather than suffer through the heat and peel of it, try this easy home remedy.

Nut Brittle Clusters…an Open House snack!

Attention Colorado residents! Join us for our last Open House in Boulder, CO!Join us this Thursday, June 27th. Doors open at 6:15 pm with presentations at 6:30 pm.

Spa day…at home!

These two recipes will encourage a spa day at home for pennies!

Millet Bread Croutons with Cashew Cream and Arame Caviar: An Open House Snack

Join us for our Berkeley Open House this Thursday, June 20th.

Peach Sage Jam…an incredible combination of flavors

It's peach season! Try this nutritious version of peach jam for a twist on an old favorite.This summery jam is thickened with arrowroot and chia seeds, giving it a nutritional boost.

Hibiscus Tea: An Open House Tea

Join us this Thursday for our Santa Cruz Open House!The evening will kick off at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:15 pm). Hear about the passionate mission of Bauman College from Founder and President, Dr.

Creamy Almond Milk…with a twist!

Fresh almond milk is quite different than the store bought variety. It's light, fresh tasting, and full of healthful fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa and Guacamole

Tomatillos are a sour vegetable with a thin paper-like wrapper, usually used to make soups and salsas. Roasting, both in the oven and in a skillet, really bring out and intensify the flavors.

Blue Corn Tortillas

Make your own corn tortillas for your next Taco Tuesday!These are made with a mixture of masa harina (corn flour for tortillas and tamales) and blue corn.

Nut Brittle Clusters: An Open House Snack

Join us this month for our Open Houses!Learn about our innovative 

Simple deliciousness in a cup

Are you a chocolate connoisseur? A lover of cupcakes? Are you suddenly craving chocolate AND cupcakes? Well, here's a deliciously simple recipe to satisfy those cravings.

Mini Mango and Black Bean Casserole

In 2011, Vegetarian Times Reader Recipe Contest, asked for “wow—holiday-style, pull-out-all-the-stops, everyone-goes-back-for-seconds wow”.

Homemade Deodorant

It's simple...and works!Ingredients:3-4 Tbs Coconut oil 3/4 to 1 cup baking soda 30 drops lavender essential oil 1 tsp arrowroot powder, optional AND, an empty deodorant stick.

Saturated Fats: Separating Myth from Fact

By Jodi Friedlander, N.C. Due to studies first undertaken in the 1950s, it has been generally accepted that consuming saturated fats and dietary cholesterol will lead to increased serum cholesterol, which will then promote arterial plaque buildup, putting us at risk for heart attacks and strokes. These early studies were joined by others that found an association between saturated fat and heart disease risk, and thus was born the “diet-heart hypothesis,” which equated this association with causation. Dietary recommendations for replacing saturated fats in the diet with vegetable oils and carbohydrates soon followed and continue to this day. Current recommendations by the World Health Organization and by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are for saturated fat intake to be limited to no more than 10% of daily calories; the American Heart Association would like to see no more than 7%1. The diet-heart hypothesis spawned the low-fat, low-cholesterol food revolution, with an upsurge in the manufacture and sales of packaged foods, polyunsaturated vegetable oils, and refined carbohydrates, accompanied by the development and widespread usage of the cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

Eating for Health Mayonnaise/Aioli

Try making your own delicious version of mayo, incorporating a few nutritious spins to the dish. The addition of garlic provides an excellent source of anti-oxidants and phyto-nutrients.

Labneh Stuffed Dates…a sneak peak into Bauman College’s Open House

Try this delicious snack featured at our Open House this June!Labneh is a nutritious, creamy cheese made from strained yogurt. It can be used in sweet or savory dishes.

Moroccan Mint Tea

This tea is a popular beverage in North Africa. The green tea leaves are high in antioxidants and the mint is soothing. Traditionally, the tea is sweetened heavily with honey, but it is still delicious with just a little added.

7 Ways to Prevent and Even Reverse Heart Disease with Nutrition

Written by: Sayer JiSayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation.

Beetroot Salad with Onion and Horseradish

With the Vitality Fasting Retreat next week, incorporate this great cleansing salad into your preparation.

Strawberry Chia Jam

With the abundance of strawberries this season, try this delicious, healthful jam. If you aren't a jammer, don't worry; this recipe is easy to follow and doesn't require canning if kept in the refrigerator and used within 10 days.

Nutritious Spins on Old Favorites

By Jimmy Wilson, N.C.One of the biggest misconceptions about shifting to an Eating for Health diet is that you’ll be forced to give up your favorite foods. Our societal conception of nutrition is deeply ingrained with the idea that health comes from bland boring flavors, and that self-denial is the way to go. At Bauman College we believe that this could not be further from the truth. Here we know that the best health comes from the addition of fresh local produce, quality proteins, raw nuts and seeds, whole grains, and all kinds of booster foods and spices that enliven the palette and build our nutrient reserves. Adopting a whole foods diet has the power to keep us healthy and satisfied. When we have all the nutrients required for proper bodily function, and our bellies are full of the most nutritious foods, our unhealthy cravings are naturally reduced and we reach a state of metabolic stability.

Ginger-Lemon Spritzer

With the Kentucky Derby next weekend, it is mint julep season.  For nearly a century, the mint julep has been a staple at the track.

How to make Ghee

Making ghee removes the dairy solids from the butter, making it easy to digest and a highly nutritious fat to use in cooking. It has a high smoke point and is used therapeutically in Ayurvedic cooking.

Alternative Marshmellows

It's spring time! And with spring comes camping...and with camping comes s'mores! This year, make your own marshmellows!  Know exactly what goes into those white sugary fluffs.

Parsley Energy Booster

Parsley is great source of antioxidants, folic acid, and Vitamin K. This simple juice is packed with nutrients to give you a boost of energy! 

Creamy Cleansing Smoothie

Blending avocado into vegetable juice is a great way to make a satisfying and creamy morning smoothie that is packed with nutrients.

Vitality Fasting for the Fun of It

Written by Dr. Ed Bauman, Co-facilitator of the Bauman College Vitality Fasting Retreat What comes to your mind when you think of fasting? Being hungry, grouchy, dutifully cleaning out your internal organs, cleansing and rejuvenating? Of all these things may spring to mind, but the latter is what is key; cleansing and rejuvenating are the vital components of each and every fast.

Make your own herb oils

Herb oils are great for adding flavor and color to dishes. Even use them as a garnish on soups or main dishes. Herb oils are useful in creating elegantly plated dishes.

Holistic Nutrition Comes of Age

By Dr. By Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D.Holistic Nutrition: A 40-Year Review with a Glimpse Forward

Fennel Cucumber Apple Juice

This juice is refreshingly bright and crisp with flavorful additions of fresh mint and ginger and cooling cucumber.

EVENT ARCHIVE: Juice Fasting for Revived Health

What comes to mind when you think of fasting? For some, a fast can conjure up images of being hungry, grouchy, and uncomfortable.

The 411 in Sprouting

Sprouts provide a concentrated source of nutrients and are fairly simple to make.

A Carrot Runs Through It

Carrots are rich in carbohydrates, potassium, sodium, and calcium. They contain abundant alkaline minerals and have an ample supply of the vitamins B, C, D, E, G, and K.

Everyday Green Juice

Parsley is considered an herbal multivitamin. A cup of minced parsley (about 4 oz. or 100 g) contains more beta carotene than a large carrot, almost twice as much vitamin C as an orange, more calcium than a cup of milk, and twenty times as much iron as a serving of liver.

Vegan Caesar Salad

If you are a Caesar salad fan, but avoid because 'it's not good for you', avoid no more! Try this booster food friendly version!Gluten-free bread is used to make homemade croutons.

Cleansing Morning Juice

With the upcoming Vitality Fasting Retreat, take a moment to explore the world of juicing.

Microwave Ovens: What Do We Really Know?

By Jodi Friedlander, NC Curriculum Consultant, Bauman College The subject of the safety of microwave oven use can cause heated debate. It seems that most people I speak with in the holistic nutrition field decry the use of these ovens, citing studies and articles that support their contentions that microwave cooking destroys nutrients and is dangerous to our health. The "studies" that virtually every book and Internet site use to condemn cooking in microwave ovens emanate from two sources that for all intents and purposes don't exist.

Pucker up!

Lemon season has begun!That being said, it is important to know how to use the abundance of lemons before they go bad. Never throw out a lemon! Lemons are one of those foods that can be used in almost any form.

Nutrition Gem: Thyme

Thyme has been used for various purposes throughout the centuries. In medieval times, it was though to impact courage and vigor. The ancient Romans considered it a remedy for melancholy.

Miso Booster Smoothie

Rather than make another fruit smoothie, why not try a savory one like this earthy, warming, and grounding delight.Dr. Ed Bauman shared this delicious recipe during

Cutting Open a Coconut

The first time I saw a coconut being cracked open, I was in Nicaragua with my parents and little brother, visiting my relatives. Only 10 years old at the time, I watched a young man hold a coconut in his bare hand while striking it with a machete with the other hand.

Storage Tips

For those of you who don't receive our newsletter, check out some of the storage tips we recommend in our

Bauman College Vital Scoop Recipes

The Bauman College Vital Scoop is a delicious booster food that allows us to easily and delectably increase the nutritive value of our sweet and savory dishes. It's a great way to increase protein and an abundant array of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants. Add the powder to your morning smoothie, stir it into grains for a healthy breakfast, use it to turn your favorite desserts into something healthy, or even stir it into to teas, or savory soups.  Below you'll find some great ideas on how to boost your mineral reserves by incorporating Vital Scoop into your daily meals.

Curried Red Lentil Stew with Vegetables

Petite red lentils, also known as petite crimson lentils, are small, round legumes with a light pink color.  Unlike most legumes, petite red lentils cook quickly since their exteriors are soft and easy for water to penetrate.

Healing Mineral Broth

Back in 1968, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Henry Biehler, whose book, Food is Your Best Medicine, had been a revelation to me.

Lemon Dill Barley Soup

Barley, like all whole grains, lower blood pressure. In addition, barley has more protein than corn, brown rice, millet, sorghum or rye, and is higher in fiber and lower in soluble (starch) carbohydrates than almost all other whole grains.

Creamy Root Vegetable Soup with Thyme Butter

Unstrained cashew milk is used to thicken and add nutrients to this delicious and creamy root vegetable soup.

Meyer Lemon Pickle

This delicious condiment is the perfect addition to protein or vegetable dishes and a great way to boost the nutritional value of a meal.

Marlina Eckel on An Organic Conversation

Below is a transcript from Associate Director Marlina Eckel's appearance on the radio program An Organic Conversation. Click here to listen now! Program: Pounds of Wisdom: How Nutritional Knowledge is Shaping Society From Dietitians in supermarkets, nutritionists in schools, and chefs basing menu’s on nutrition and in-season produce… How is nutrition changing the face of American business? Consumer demand has significantly changed over the past decade. As consumers learn more about health, and how their health is related to what they eat, they are incorporating foods in their diet that are seasonal, organic, unrefined, local, and healing.This new culture around health and healing foods has really dictated that American businesses change in order to meet this increasing desire in the marketplace and remain competitive.

Nutrition Essentials for Everyone is Here!

Beginning next week, Nutrition Essentials for Everyone starts its 8-week run.

Saying “I Love You” With Chocolate Just Got Better

By Jodi Friedlander, N.C.January 12, 2013 Valentine’s Day, the holiday traditionally associated with love, is most notably celebrated with chocolate. Considered by some to be an aphrodisiac, by others to be an antidepressant, chocolate is a food that people feel passionately about - a passion that goes beyond a love for the sweetness of most candies or desserts. For the true chocoholic, just thinking about chocolate can evoke pleasure, though the body’s physical response is likely due to one or more of the cacao bean’s more than 380 known chemicals (Andújar, Recio, Giner, & Ríos, 2012). Research is proceeding at a fast clip to reveal the cacao bean’s specific chemicals and chemical combinations, so we can better understand its effects.

Vegan Posole

A hearty, protein-rich vegan version of a traditional Mexican stew. By Marcella Friel, Natural Chef Instructor, Bauman CollegeServes: 12

Caramelized Leeks with Fennel

Leeks are caramelized to release their natural sugars and then cooked with fennel for a sweet, licorice-like taste. Toasted fennel seeds add a more robust flavor.

Diet Direction

By Ed Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D. Establishing a diet direction is a way to organize the amounts and varieties of foods one chooses to consume in order to achieve a specific effect. Our lives, as with everything else in nature, run in cycles. We have daily, monthly, and seasonal cycles, as well as progressing stages of life. Learning to eat to support our nutritional requirements for all of these can help us achieve healthful eating patterns and prevent us from getting into nutrition ruts.

Open House Recipe: Sea Vegetable Caviar

If you missed last week's Open House at our Penngrove location, we have three more left.

Why the Apple is One of the World’s Most Healing Superfoods

Written by Sayer JiSource: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/why-apple-one-worlds-most-healing-superfoods

Lamb Stew with Lemon and Figs

The minty yogurt adds a cool and refreshing flavor to the richness of the citrus-infused lamb in this dish. The figs mellow the umami with a mildly sweet flavor.

Greek Lemon Soup

A version of the classic Greek chicken and lemon soup. The eggs make the soup light yellow and creamy.

Jams, Jellies, Marmalades & Preserves

Written by Bauman College StaffHigh concentrations of sugar, as with salt, can preserve foods for long periods of time, and are traditionally used to thicken and preserve fruit spreads.

Sweet and Spicy Kale Chips

These kale chips make for a wonderfully sweet and spicy snack, and they are a great healthful alternative to the unhealthy potato chip.

Wilted Spinach and Basil Salad with Warm Balsamic Vinaigrette and Toasted Dulse

An Eating for Health, nutrient-dense, version of traditional spinach salad. Toasting the dulse, a mineral-rich booster food, creates a crunchy texture and flavor reminiscent of bacon.

Sweet Potato Pie with Whipped Cream

This decadent dessert relies on palm sugar and orange juice for sweetener. Rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, and an array of minerals, it's a healthful way to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Winter sore throat “tea”

Winter is upon us. With the change in temperature, often comes the sniffles, itchy throats, and annoying coughs. Rather than suffer, try this remedy and enjoy a winter full of warm hearths, early evenings, and holiday fun.

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk biscuits are a classic addition to any Southern meal. The acid in the buttermilk reacts with the baking soda, giving extra lift to these tasty biscuits.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Walnuts and Dijon Vinaigrette

Walnuts provide healthy fats that are necessary to support a healthy cardiovascular system. They are toasted in a low heat to preserve their fats.

Braised Turkey Breast with Cranberry Relish

Turkey, as with other poultry, is a source of lean protein. Braising is an excellent method for cooking turkey because it keeps the meat moist.

Creamy Vegetable Pot Pie Filling

With almond milk in place of conventional dairy, this vegan filling is creamy and satisfying. Any seasonal vegetables can be substituted, making this recipe an adaptable classic.

Reductionism: Dinner Goes To Pieces

Sayer Ji and Tania Melkonian founded Doctor Gourmet: Edible Education, in order to facilitate a direct experience of the healing properties of food through the labor and joy of sourcing, preparing, sharing and consuming it, as well as through providing a deeper understanding of their medicinal properties.

Want to Avoid a Thirsty Future? Eat Less Meat

A global increase in meat consumption is predicted to lead to a shortage of water due to the high demand of water needed to sustain animal production.

If You’re Concerned About Breast Cancer…What You Must Know

Helayne Waldman, Ed.D, CNE, is a holistic nutrition educator specializing in nutritional support for those with cancer or those at risk for cancer.

Add Seasonal Wild Apples and Squash to Your Meals

Written by Frances Wall Higgins, a Nutrition Counselor and Educator from Bauman CollegeSource: http://localfoodshift.

Ginger Selectively Kills Breast Cancer Cells

We'd like to share this article about ginger's link to breast cancer recovery and prevention with the upcoming event, The Cancer Journey, hosted by the Ceres Community Project.

Is Fructose As Addictive As Alcohol?

Sayer Ji is the founder and director of GreenMedInfo.com and co-author of the book 

Herbs and Spices by Dr. Ed Bauman

Growing and Cooking with Herbs & Spices Written by Dr. Ed Bauman The Healing Spice CabinetHerbs and spices are a key component of healing foods, imparting taste, texture, aroma and nutrition.

Berries and the Brain

Berries and Flavonoids Enhance Cognitive Function

Organic Foods One More Time

Jon Barron, a Bauman College adjunct faculty member, explores an Annals of Internal Medicine publication that suggests organic foods are not substantially different in nutrition than non-organic foods.

Cauliflower “Couscous” with Mint-Basil Sauce

Cauliflower resembles couscous when chopped very finely. It is a nutrient-dense and low calorie substitute for grains. Reducing high-carbohydrate foods often promotes weight loss.

Organic Agriculture: Fifty (Plus) Shades of Gray

Here is a different angle on the Stanford meta-analysis which claimed organics are no more nutritious than conventional foods.

Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry

Indian Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes and Peas (Baigan Bharta)Baigan Bharta is a creamy eggplant dish from the north of India. It is best served with rice, chapati, or naan bread.

Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Kale Chips

With our latest newsletter speaking to the antioxidants found in green, orange, purple, and white foods, we wanted to share one of our favorite 'green' recipes.

Sunny-Side Up: In Defense of Eggs

We'd like to share with you the newest research on egg consumption. Kristen Wartman, Nutrition Education Graduate of Bauman College, evaluates the newest egg studies, particularly that of the yolk.

5 Amazing Healing Honey Facts

 We wanted to share with you an incredible article about the healing benefits of honey.

From Yuck to Yum!

Here is a fascinating article written by a local writer. It speaks to the nutrition behind school lunches, or rather, the lack there of.

Recipe – Apple Carrot Juice

Three days into the Vitality Fasting Retreat in Woodside, CA.

Rejuvenate with juices, teas, and smoothies

Rejuvenate Yourself With Fresh Juices, Herb Teas, Broths and Smoothies  

Stop Monsanto’s Sneak Attack on Organic & Non-GMO Farmers

Below is a call to action to Stop Monsanto's Sneak Attack on Organic & Non-GMO Farmers!Tell Congress to Strike Sec.

Dr. Bauman Discusses National Wellness in the Newest Edition of Nexus Magazine

Click on the link below to find an interview with Dr. Bauman by Nexus publisher Ravi Dykema about cultural influences that have affected our nutrition, how building community can improve our health, and the future of food and eating.

Alternative Baking Tips and Tricks from Natural Chef Kasey Caletti

Alternative Baking Tips & Tricks Below you'll find some interesting and educational tips, from Bauman College Natural Chef

Is the American Dietetic Association Attempting to Limit Market Competition in Nutrition Counseling?

Stay up to date on the matters that mean most to you.  Click the link below to find out more about the legalities of practicing nutrition consultation.

The Days Leading Up to a Fast – How to Prepare the System

Many of us our planning ahead for a healthy fast to jump start us into the spring season.  Here is a little information to give you a head start in cleansing your body in a health supportive way.

Kumquats & the Joys of Eating Seasonally

 One of my favorite things about eating seasonally is the anticipation of waiting for my favorite fruits and vegetables to show up at the farmers' market.

Poached Eggs with Sautéed Greens and Mushrooms

A traditional sign of spring, good quality eggs, raised humanely, are one of the most nutrient dense and cost effective foods you can buy.

Spring Vegetable Tagine over Couscous

With spring just around the corner we here at Bauman College are looking forward to warmer days ahead and the abundance of spring crops.

Booster Foods

"Booster Foods" is a term coined by Dr. Bauman to refer to nutrient-dense condiments and food supplements that are rich in micro and phytonutrients.

Quick Nutrition Tip – Chocolate: The Indulgent Antioxidant

Did you know that dark chocolate contains up to four times the antioxidants found in tea?  In addition, the average bar of dark chocolate contains more phenols than an 8 ounce glass of red wine.

Quick Nutrition Tips – Leeks

In season and available at your friendly farmers' market, leeks contain many noteworthy flavonoid anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.

10 Super Easy, Time-Effective Ways to Improve Your Wellness

Afraid you won’t be able to keep that New Year’s resolution to live a healthier lifestyle? Improving the way you live doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming.

Moroccan Quinoa Salad with Minty Yogurt Dressing

This is an example of the amazing recipes you can expect to see in our programs.Yield: 6 snack-size servingsIngredients1 1/2 cup red quinoa, soaked overnight 3 Tbs currants 1/4 tsp ground coriander 1/8 tsp ground cumin 1 med.

Bauman College Culinary Artwork

We shared some beautiful images of our state of the art kitchens in Berkeley.  We thought it was only fair to show you some of the delicious culinary works of art our students learn to prepare while in the Bauman College Natural Chef Training Program.

Bauman College State of the Art Kitchens in Berkeley

We have recently moved our Berkeley location into a newly renovated historic building. This new facility is complete with huge commercial kitchens outfitted with top-of-the-line restaurant quality equipment and spacious nutrition classrooms.

5 Ways to Clean Out your Cupboard

If you have recently begun one of our programs or are otherwise just getting started with an Eating For Health™ lifestyle, you are learning that many of those foods you previously believed to be healthful actually contain some pretty harmful ingredients.

Citrus and Avocado Salad

This seasonal recipe is healthy, light yet filling, and immune boosting, which is perfect for cold and flu season. This recipe and others are taught during the Weight Management class in our

The Challenge of Eating Well During the Holidays

by Ed Bauman, Ph.D.It's fun to look at where the image "visions of sugar plums danced in her head" came from.

Holiday Stress & Your Health

The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, but for many it is a time of stress. Traveling, preparing for events, and the fear of gaining weight causes unwanted anxiety.

Holiday Food Traditions – History, Meaning, and Nutrition

The month of December is full of holidays with rich traditions. These holidays are generally joyous occasions when people find themselves reconnected with seldom-seen family and friends for the purpose of celebration.

Learn to Calculate Glycemic Index

A lot of attention has been paid to the glycemic index (GI) recently.  The glycemic index is a way of cataloging the effects of carbohydrates on our blood sugar levels.

Quick Nutrition Tips – Coconut Water

Coconut water delivers as much as 12 times the electrolytes of some sports drinks.  Rich in potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium and calcium, coconut water is rich in the post-work out minerals our bodies need!

A Totally Possible Holiday Treat from “Kitchen Impossible”

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and for many of us who love to cook and eat, it is an extremely anticipated and joyous holiday.

Food Freedom – Nourishing Raw Milk

Check out this beautifully crafted letter written by Natural Chef Lisa Virtue discussing the nourishing qualities of raw milk and the legal issues involved.

Teens Cook Meals for Cancer Patients

At Bauman College we aim to set a standard of love and care and to inspire ourselves and others to move from eating for convenience to eating simply, peacfully, joyfully, and with gratitude.

The Environmental Working Group

Check out this short piece from the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to using the power of information to protect human health and the environment.

Quick Nutrition Tips – Chia Seeds

Chia seeds pack a strong nutrient punch!They're gluten free, contain more omega-3 fatty acids than any other plant food, have 6 times more calcium than milk, and are a rich source of vitamin C, protein, fiber magnesium and iron!

The California Ballot Initiative: Standing Up to Monsanto

Check out this information below about mandatory GMO labeling in California.  Bauman College has been following the news on mandatory GMO labeling.

Comparing Foods – Slow vs. Fast

We all know that when we compare fast foods and whole, quality slow foods, the slow foods can far exceed fast foods in nutritional value and sustainable impact.

A Sweet Plant

Used as a sweetener for more than 1,500 years, stevia is a time-tested ingredient with clean nutritional stats.This natural sweetener boasts a glycemic index of zero, contains no calories, and can be used in baking as heat does not change its flavor.

Quick Nutrition Pics – Carrots

Did you know that just one serving of carrots has 475% of the RDA of vitamin A !?!

Not your grandma’s milk

Check out one of our grads! Kristin Wartman, a Bauman College graduate, and talented food-writer enlightens audiences with the unknown facts about the commercial milk industry.

Anyone for a Cuppa Tea?

 Its back-to-school time!Here at Bauman College, classes are underway and the buzz of hard-working students  fills the air.

Daunted by Tempeh? Don’t Be!

Tempeh is a terrific protein. It's made from whole fermented soy beans, so it has about 30 grams of protein per cup, is a rich source of calcium, is easily digested, and helps support healthy intestinal flora.

Quick Nutrition Pics – Swiss chard

Did you know that one cup of Swiss chard has 2X the fiber of a slice of multigrain bread?!

Quick Nutrition Pics – Peppers

Get 350% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C in one cup of peppers!

Antioxidant-Rich Beverages

By Ed Bauman, Ph.D. and Jodi Friedlander, N.C.Optimal amounts of nourishing beverages are an important part of the Eating For Health™ program, starting with pure, filtered water, the most vital of them all.

The Skinny Nut?

A reminder for conscious eating! This thought-provoking article reminds us of the importance to slow down and take our time when eating.

Low-CARBON Craze

Move over low-carb craze, the new trend is low-carbon!

A Word on Zinc

Here's some new information on zinc supplementation that we think you may find interesting...  Zinc Plus Multivitamins Enhances Blood   Sugar Metabolism and Lipid Balancing  

Dole Organic Banana Tracker

As consumer demand grows for organic foods, more and more food producers are stepping up to answer the call.Big companies like Dole Fresh Fruit International Ltd.

Organic, Seasonal, Local

Here at Bauman College we are fully committed to using the best organic, seasonal, and local ingredients available. 

McDonald’s Happy Meals get apples, fewer fries

Check out this informative blog post by Lisa Baertlein about McDonald's Happy Meals.  Read it bellow, and check out the link to see other great blog posts by Lisa.

Exercise and Your Memory

Written by: Beth LevineAerobic exercise can not only help you lose weight in all the right places but also gain something in one very important place: your brain.

Nourishing Your Aging Parents and Yourself

By Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D.When I get older, losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be sending me a valentine? Birthday greeting, bottle of wine If I stay out till quarter to three Will you bar the door? Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I’m sixty-four   Each of us is growing older day-by-day; some healthfully, some not so well. Baby boomers are finding their children grown and taking care of mom and dad is their latest responsibility. Aging parents can require much the same level of care as young children.

40 Days of Yoga: Days 40 and Beyond

Well, it's no secret that I did not keep up with daily blogging during 40 Days of Yoga. I did, however, keep up with the yoga, meditation, journaling, reading, and all around dropping into my life.

“Kitchen Impossible” Continues… Paleo Cake

Another friend, another celebration, another cake.If you've been following the

The ULTIMATE Challenge: Baking Without

If you've read my last post "Kitchen Impossible: Cake Challenge" then you know that I do not shy away from culinary challenges, especially when baking is involved.

Can Feasting and Fasting Be Equally Healthy for You?

By Ed Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D. and Debbie GisonniThe insatiable desire for a quick fix to achieve health and weight loss sends most people from one extreme to another in their diets and, ultimately, their lives. Deprivation is usually the common thread in most diets, and traditional fasting takes that concept to the extreme. On the other hand, feasting is seen as an act of pure gluttony. Cultural norms tell us that deprivation is good and feasting is bad. But what if feasting and fasting were equally healthy for you?

Grain Grinder Bread

I grew up in Ithaca, New York, the home the famous Moosewood Restaurant. My parents love Moosewood. In fact, they even had their wedding “reception” there.

Cake Challenge: Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar-Free Cake

I love food.  My friends love food.  And I love my friends.One of my friends is having a birthday and to show her just how much I love her, I am baking a cake.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 34

Food journaling has taught me to be really aware when cravings arise. I ask all sorts of questions of myself - what is causing my craving? Is it emotional hunger? Is it physical hunger? How strong is the craving? Would yielding to the cravings actually satisfy it? And if not, what tools do I have in place to deal with the urge to eat?These are just a few of the things I think about when a desire for food comes up.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 33

I've mentioned a little about the difficulty I've experienced with the many emotions that have come up during this last week of deep mind, body, and soul searching.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 32

I've been playing around with food combining since I finished the 40 Days of Yoga cleanse. Some people find that food combining aids in excellent digestion and an overall feeling of lightness.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 31

I saw the greatest bumper sticker today:"I'd rather be here now."

Cooking with Color – Spring Vegetables

By Jessica "Jimmy" Wilson, N.C.As the vernal equinox approaches, so too does the much anticipated bounty of spring fruits and vegetables. After months of limited seasonal produce, spring brings with it the welcomed promise of abundant gardens, ripe with brilliant red and gold sugar beets, flaming yellow lemons, gorgeous red radishes, deep purple eggplant, crisp green asparagus and a rainbow of heirloom carrot varietals. Soon too the local markets will be brimming with the colorful bins of spring vegetables, ready to enter our kitchens, adorn our tables, and better our health.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 30

I've already admitted that I fell a bit off the meditation wagon. I'm only human, and that's fine by me.I'd like to share an interesting lesson I learned on the road back.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 29

After four weeks of regular yoga, meditation, journaling, and making friends with the divine inside me, I began to live in a space where I felt perfectly content and secure.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 28

Confession: I haven't been blogging every day.Those savvy readers out there who fancy themselves a little bit of a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boy may have already figured this out by reading the publishing date and time on each post.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 27

I love having the ability to change my mind at any moment. I used to think of it as hypocritical  if I said one thing one week and then a completely different thing the next, but I now just see it as living in the moment and being aware of the impermanent nature of life.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 26

I feel more fully aware of sensation than I can ever recall.I feel my gloves sliding across the tops of my hands and in between my fingers as I remove them after class.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 24

From a girl who's started many cleanses and never seen any through to the end, I'm thrilled as all-natural fruit punch to say that the 40 Days of Yoga cleanse thus far has been a blast.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 23

Of all of the aspects of 40 Days of Yoga, the part I struggle with the most is the diet. Considering my job, you may either find that incredibly ironic or very appropriate.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 22

Taking a bit of a break today. Interestingly enough, I learned that this week, Week Four, is all about Restoration.How appropriate.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 21

Ah, lessons. They never stop coming. Just when you think you've figured something out, the universe finds a way to show you there's always more you can learn.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 20

Patience. Something I've been exploring during this week of equanimity. And something that has brought me great reward.After the gigantic realization that I tend to push myself too hard, courtesy of my injured hamstring, I learned the importance of backing off when enough is enough, and giving something the time and space it needs to work itself out.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 19

As we breathe during yoga, we focus on how we can create more space in the body. We breathe space into our belly, space into our rib cage, space into our necks and shoulders, and space around our hearts.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 18

Still on the topic of equanimity, an observation from today:I feel like there is a component of empathy involved in equanimity. That isn't to say there's attachment or living in the past, but there's a deeply human component that's stronger than sympathy.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 17

Picking right up where I last left off - a little discussion on how equanimity plays into our relationships.Although equanimity does lead to balance and awareness through an internal calm, it is not at the expense of the external world.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 16

My husband and I got into a very interesting conversation about equanimity following my last post. He brought up two rather intriguing points: 1 - although everything we need is within, everything we want is without, and 2 - why should we strive for being satisfied with just ourselves when it's the relationships we build with others that makes mankind great? I thought his observations were astute, and I wanted to take them to the blog.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 15

Day 15 marks the beginning of Week Three of 40 Days of Yoga, the week of Equanimity. In a lot of ways I feel as though the concept of

40 Days of Yoga: Bonus Post

During Week Two of 40 Days of Yoga, I've been focusing on getting more vegetables in my diet. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as often as I can, I'm adding wilted, braised, steamed - you name it - dark leafy greens to my meal.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 14

My yoga practice is sacred to me. I realized just how true this was as I rushed through traffic on Day 14 trying desperately to make it to class on time (anxiety and desperation in the face of adversity - not very yogic, but that's a topic for another day).

40 Days of Yoga: Day 13

Day 13, and I'm dealing with an injury. Somewhere along the way, I pulled my hamstring, and I have been reluctant to accept it. I really wanted to find out where the hang up was to being at peace with what is (injured), so I've been doing a bit of investigating.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 12

Tagging on to my last post, I thought I'd take the moment to encourage all you readers to spend some time thinking about what you might need in order to feel your best.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 11

The 40 Days of Yoga workshop has really helped me determine what I need in order to feel my best. I consider this opportunity to be so in tune with myself an incredible blessing.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 10

My entire adult life I've been a hyper-planner. Not in the sense that I have a plan that I stick to for everything, but I consider every possible angle of a situation and come up with every possible way to handle it, just in case.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 9

I’ve been trying out a new meditation technique recommended by Baron Baptiste in his book 40 Days to Personal Revolution.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 8

As I think back on all the things I blogged and journaled about throughout Week One, I realize that my theme for the first week of 40 Days of Yoga was discovery.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 7

Today I had an amazing opportunity to meet with a group of colleagues to discuss The Spirituality of Eating. One specific aspect of our curriculum at Bauman College, the Eating For Health model’s “Four Levels of Eating,” offers a look at the range of motivating factors for eating.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 6

Sometimes you have a class or a day so amazing that you are left speechless. And that's okay. You can cherish it for yourself.Wordlessly,Sita

40 Days of Yoga: Day 5

Today I discovered the sweetness at the bottom of the exhale.I think I've been rushing through my exhales in order to quickly get to my next inhale.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 4

I love yoga. I find myself looking forward to my practice all day. That being said, there's a moment in most classes where I think to myself, "why the heck did I think I could do this today?" I'm probably not alone here.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 3

All day I've been feeling crazy euphoric. The time between when I woke up and left for work seemed to stretch on forever (when does that happen?!), and I've been rocking out in my car as if I were a cast member of Glee.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 2

Meditation is hard. As much as I look forward to those times where I can completely silence my thoughts, I always find about a million things to think about in the moment.

40 Days of Yoga: Day 1

Part of the 40 Days workshop is a focus on diet, specifically eating mindfully. That concept may not seem radical to most, but when you're asked to think about what you consume, when you consume it and why, you begin to wonder "how the heck have I checked out of every meal I've consumed for as long as I can remember?" Really, I encourage you to try it.

40 Days of Yoga – One Chef’s Journey through Mind, Body, and Spirit

Once upon a time, I visited a yoga studio where they had posted the most clever, and possibly most profound, sign in their women's restroom.

Walk with us…

Welcome to the Eating for Health blog. It has long been a goal of ours at

Holistic Nutrition: A 40 Year Review

By Ed Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D.Over the past twenty years, research has been published demonstrating that food is the primary promoter of health and protector from disease.

Sustainable Nutrition

By Kristin Wartman, M.A., NE and Ed Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D.Food, the most basic of human needs, must be reevaluated and understood in a way that creates and builds health — both for the individual and for the environment.

A Recipe For Immune Health

By Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D. The recipe for immune health is to eat and sleep well, stay hydrated, walk daily, take antioxidant nutrients and maintain a kind, positive attitude come what may. The immune system is our cellular guardian angel and private body guard. The sweet part is that it works to watch over us every minute of every day and is dedicated to protecting our cells from outside or inside threats. Should a microbe, such as a virus, enter our body, a carefully mediated response is set in motion to neutralize the intruder. Typically, the body responds with a localized inflammatory response from the skin or mucous membranes to keep the offender away from our precious internal organs.

Swine Flu: Media, Medicine & Natural Health Perspectives

By Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D. The Swine Flu outbreak of Spring 2009 created a media circus and nightly news horror movie with all of us as supporting actors (without pay). The Plot: A new molecule of mass destruction is released from our neighbor to the South, comprised of a deadly mix of bird, human, and swine flu, and the phenomenon is described as pandemic. Mass fear is engendered and panic-driven questions are raised. Is this microbial Katrina stoppable? Can we find a vaccination in time? Are there enough respiratory protective masks to go around? Could this be the fulfillment of a biblical prophecy related to eating animals with cloven hooves, a symptom of bad animal husbandry, biological warfare...is it all, some, or none of the above?

Women and Hormones: Mid-Life Endocrine Balance

By Jodi Friedlander, M.S., N.C. Reproductive hormone imbalance, especially in women, is a widespread phenomenon, deeply impacting the quality of life for those affected. It often begins before puberty and continues on through and beyond menopause. Symptoms vary widely in type, number, and severity and tend to increase as women approach mid-life.

Restoring America’s Health: Recommendations for the Obama Health Reform Team

By Ed Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D.The U.S. health system’s current focus on disease management (>96% of health care costs) offers little opportunity for health promotion (< 4 % of health care cost) programs.

Women's Eating Habits and Health Concerns

By Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D. Despite the fact that two out of three health care dollars are spent on women, they are still not being listened to.

Cool Inflammation: Say No to NSAIDS

By Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D, N.C.Share Guide, Nov/Dec 2008 (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) Common prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Vioxx®, and Celebrex® may work for the short-term but are not as safe as you might think! NSAID-associated health issues are estimated to result in 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths per year.

America's Drinking Problem

By Jodi Friedlander, N.C. and Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D. Filthy water cannot be washed. ~African Proverb My fellow Americans, we have a problem, a drinking problem – but rather than getting high as a result, we’re sometimes getting sick. Sometimes we’re even getting conned. Turn on your kitchen water faucet, or purchase a leading brand of bottled water, and what do you get? It all looks and tastes like clear, clean water, but as many people already know, what we see often is not what we get.

Eating To Win

By Jodi Friedlander, M.S. and Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D.While watching the 2008 Olympics recently, did you wonder what those world-class athletes were eating? Just as top-tier athletes need trainers, coaches, psychologists, and health advisors, so too does the weekend athlete, who trains intermittently and may be unaware of the toll that strenuous exercise can cause when the diet is poor or erratic.

Diabetes and Sugar Substitutes

By Jodi Friedlander N.C. Recent research studies, and much clinical and anecdotal evidence, suggest sugar substitutes—including aspartame and Splenda®—are contributing to weight gain and diabetes. This is in addition to the many other side effects connected with them.

Optimal Nutrition for Cancer Control

By Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D.Consensus is emerging in the scientific and medical literature that what we eat or fail to eat is an important contributor to the incidence and prevalence of cancer.

Fatal Attraction: Toxicity and Obesity

By Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D. Our environment is getting more and more toxic every day. Meanwhile obesity is becoming a worldwide epidemic.

Confused About Fats? Here's the Skinny

By Ed Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D. and Barbara Liss, N.E. It is essential to learn how to differentiate good fats from bad. Despite prevailing rhetoric, it can be as unhealthy to fear and avoid all fats as it is to consume them in large quantities. Our bodies create substances from fats that are necessary for good health. Some fats absolutely must be obtained from the diet -- hence the term "essential fatty acids." Other fats can be derived from these as they are broken down and metabolized in the body. Fat is used to store energy, make hormones, and transport vitamins, among other important functions. For a moderately active person, approximately one third to one half of one’s daily calories can come from healthful fats.

Top 12 Power Foods

By Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D. The top 12 most health-enhancing foods.

How America's Corn-ucopia Is Making Us Fat

By Jodi Friedlander, M.S. and Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D.Theories and hypotheses abound as to why the United States is experiencing what many regard as its most serious public health threat, an epidemic of overweight and obesity.

Hashimotos Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Eating for Health Applications for Recovery

By Jodi Friedlander, N.C. & Edward Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D.  As the world becomes more polluted, the incidence of “autoimmune” disease will steadily increase. Our environment is killing us and no medicine can protect us.In most cases, little attention is paid to the causes or contributing factors that drive autoimmune conditions. Autoimmunity is most easily understood as a “hyper-immune” state. With conditions as diverse as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and even some forms of diabetes, the confluence of stress, toxicity, trauma, and poor nutrition, with an element of genetic susceptibility, promotes aggressive immune function that destroys sensitive body tissue.

Gluten Sensitivity: A Rising Concern

By Jodi Friedlander, M.S. and Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D.When we question the health benefits of bread, even the whole-grain variety, we are raising concerns about the entire fabric of our food supply.

Aspartame: Sweet Dangers

By Jodi Friedlander, N.C. and Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D. Aspartame, accidentally discovered by a researcher working on a stomach ulcer remedy in 1965, has been in use in the United States since the 1980s and is currently one of the most widely used artificial sweeteners in the world. Aspartame is a dipeptide (two bonded amino acids) and breaks down in the intestinal tract into its component amino acids - phenylalanine (50%) and aspartic acid (40%) - and into methanol (10%), which is a toxic alcohol. These amino acids, as with all dietary proteins (chains of aminos), provide four calories per gram, so aspartame is not a non-caloric, non-metabolized sweetener. However, because it is almost 200 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar), so little is required for sweetening purposes that its caloric contribution is negligible.