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Dr. Ed Bauman

Nutrition & Integrative Health Specialist 

Dr. Ed Bauman has been at the forefront of the holistic health and nutrition renaissance for the past 40 years.
He is the founder of Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts, the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). After studying traditional health and nutrition systems for more than 30 years, Dr. Bauman created the Eating for Health approach, which forms the basis of Bauman College professional and community nutrition programs.

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                   Credentials

1995 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Promotion
College of Education, Department of Health Education,
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Dissertation: A Health Promotion Program to Reduce Anxiety Related to Breast Cancer Risk

1985 Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Education
Heartwood College, Garberville, CA
Thesis: Nutrition Education Curriculum.

1975 Naturopathic Training with William LeSassier, ND
Christos School of Natural Therapy, Taos, NM.

1972 Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Human Relations
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass
Fieldwork: Para-professional Training in Bedford Stuyvesant, NY.

1969 Certification in Elementary and Secondary Education
American University, Washington, DC

1968 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) major in Political Science
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY


Dr. Ed Bauman - Pioneer in Holistic Nutrition
    
Dr. Bauman has articulated the scope of practice and standard of care for holistic nutrition professionals, tirelessly advocating for organic food, non-biased whole food nutrition and culinary education, banning GMO's and protecting the right to practice evidence-based, ecologically friendly, clinical nutrition in California, and nationally.

In 1976, he coined the phrase Holistic which he articulated in his ground breaking Holistic Health Handbook (1978) and put into practice at the Berkeley Holistic Health Center, one of the first successful integrative health clinics in the United States. Dr. Bauman was also the co-author of the Holistic Health Lifebook (1980), and the New Holistic Health Handbook (1982), distributed by Stephen Greene, a subsidiary of Penguin Press.     The Holistic Health books sold over 250,000 copies, and remain a collector’s item, and valued resource. Dr. Bauman is the proud author the highly acclaimed Flavors of Health Cookbook with Chef Lizette M arx (2012) the life affirming Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors (2012) with Dr. Helayne Waldman, and well as the home chef empowering Well Fed Cooking Series DVD.

Dr. Bauman is a two time president of the Sonoma West Medical Center (SWMC) Foundation, in Sebastopol, CA.. Dr. Bauman was instrumental in bringing an Eating for Health cuisine to SWMC, a rural district hospital. He founded and was educational director of Integrative Health Institute at the hospital, providing in-patient, out-patient, and educational programs for doctors, patients, and the community.

Bauman Wellness,  provides Employee Wellness Programs to public and private companies to change the culture of work from one of fast foods, high stress, and sedentary lifestyle into an learning systems, whereby workers are given healthy foods to taste at Lunch and Learn seminars, movement exercises they can do at work, and coping skills, such as meditation, active listening and problem solving to lower absenteeism, increase job productivity and morale. Dr. Bauman works with individuals and families to unravel complex, chronic health issues, and teach and support them to activate their health with well chosen diets, herbs, supplements and self-care practices.  His current office is in the Community Heals/Sonoma County Healing Academy suites in Sebastopol, CA across from Coffee Catz Cafe. For an appointment, it’s best to email Dr. Ed at BaumanWellness@gmail.com.

His lifelong mission has been and continues to be to integrate health, wellness and holistic nutrition and therapeutic cooking with conventional medicine and community health care. Dr. Ed is a delightful teacher, facilitator, speaker, mentor, author, advocate, and magical chef. His life has been dedicated to helping others reclaim their health and vitality by recognizing the power of eating fresh, whole, naturally flavorful food and living in harmony with the laws of love, nature and spirit.
“He is an amazing resource for cancer patients! Recently, Ed helped my partner recover from the brutal side effects of surgeries and radiation treatments associated with cancer.
Vidhu Singh, Ph.D.
“Thanks to Dr. Ed. - I've learned how to create a genuinely healthy lifestyle.  I can decipher food labels, I know what foods to avoid, and how to make truly delicious healthy meals......”
Seve Cardosi
“In clever and gentle ways Dr. Bauman incorporates physical medicine, as well as behavioral health, and spiritual wellbeing. He validates the overarching wellness that is inherent in us all. ” 
Edward Gathercole
“If you want a professional that will walk the path with you from start to finish, with thoroughness, patience and flexibility, then Dr. Bauman is your person!
Shelli B. W. Rose

    I am a Semiconductor engineer, who works in a high-tech company in Austin, Texas. I am also on the USA Kayak Polo national team, getting ready for North America Continental Cup competition in Argentina. I work out intensely as often as possible.
   I travel often on domestic and international trips. As such, I am forced to sit on the planes for long periods of time which has affected my sleep and my performance. With a lifestyle of computer work, competitive sports and travel, I have begun to experience a great deal of tension, stress, and at times pain in my neck/shoulder area. 
   I came to Dr. Ed initially to get help healing my strained shoulder, so I could continue to be active and compete. 
   Dr. Ed has helped me enormously to better recover from my workout, manage my stress, eat to be strong and energetic without stimulants or drugs and sleep deeper and longer. 
   I love our consultations. The depth is unlike any I have had with other doctors or coaches. I trust his words and sage advice. He has become an esteemed mentor for me. I appreciate how much he cares for everyone and helps them heal, grow and be successful in the ways they want to be.
 
Ahmad Sami

  In my many decades of life, personally and professionally, I have never met or experienced a health practitioner like Dr. Edward Bauman.. He is an extraordinary and bona fide ‘healer’ as well as an experienced medical and health professional.
     My family and I have experienced many benefits from his wonderful and powerful healing gifts, when we were treated by him. We have consulted with him about many health challenges. He has offered us nutrition based counseling for a myriad of physical and mental illnesses, for life style support, while always maintaining a spiritual perspective, all of which has really enhanced our healing processes. Dr. Ed has great life wisdom, as well as strong intuitive gifts about health challenges. His relaxed manner and strong compassionate nature has been an incredible plus in our positive healing results.


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    Dr. Ed has great life wisdom, as well as strong intuitive gifts about health challenges. His relaxed manner and strong compassionate nature has been an incredible plus in our positive healing results.
    I have watched Dr. Ed teach classes, lecture to large groups, present his work on television. I have participated in his weeklong fasting and rejuvenation retreats and been transformed by his the music, and guided meditation he uses to enhance his extensive nutritional wisdom. 
    I have been impressed with his array of published articles and books, which have greatly expanded my horizon on understanding the origins and treatments of chronic health issues. I admire the leadership roles he has held founding a college and serving on his local hospital board and state-wide health and wellness councils.
    If you have the opportunity to work with Dr, Ed for personal healing and disease management , or to enhance your education through his keynote speaking, lectures, articles and books, I can assure you that you will be grateful you contacted him. 
    There are doctors and there are healers. Dr. Ed is both.

Saphira Linden, MA, RDT/BCT, TEP, LCAT
Artistic Director, Omega Theater, Transpersonal Psychotherapist

Testimonials Continued

Edward Gathercole
August 29, 2017
  I have a lengthy history of trauma and adverse childhood conditions that affect my health in many ways. I’ve often felt stigmatized and damaged beyond repair regarding my mental health journey. The stigma is something I still face and Dr. Bauman encourages my certainty in taking charge of my healthcare. At an early age, I grew to distrust the medical system, often being misdiagnosed and mistreated. Based on experience I knew doctors truly wouldn’t give me the time of day to uncover root issues of my health and would be quick write a prescription as a solution or cure. 
   Truly integrating all aspects of health into his counsel I often leave a Dr. Bauman session with an affirmed insight from his expertise. He listens. He sees. He responds. He draws out the healer within the essence of my being to heal myself, equipping me with his coaching, suggested tools, and advice on such things as herbal tonics.   In clever and gentle ways Dr. Bauman incorporates physical medicine, as well as behavioral health, and spiritual wellbeing. He validates the overarching wellness that is inherent in us all. He reminds me that our default state is our whole and complete self, and that often healing requires of us the individual effort in taking steps in returning to, cultivating, and sustaining that state. 
   As a teacher Dr. Ed Bauman is a bounty of knowledge and experience. On multiple occasions, I have been graced with witnessing his presentations on health. He tackles serious health issues and how to correct them with an air of amusement and enthusiasm. I didn’t directly seek out his medical advice, but after experiencing his talks in the community I felt an urge to connect with him to explore what else I can do to maintain my overall health. 
   Dr. Ed Bauman is a gem of a health practitioner within our community and a diamond in the rough inside the dark cave of the dominating mainstream healthcare system. A pioneer, leader, and insightful advocate in the wholistic wellness industry I wouldn’t be able to sustain my path of recovery without someone like Dr. Ed Bauman.


Vidhu Singh, Ph.D.
Theater Director, Professor
 Dr. Ed Bauman has been my holistic health practitioner, nutritionist, and counselor for over 20 years. Dr. Ed has guided me, as well as family members in the US and in India, through a maze of health challenges, including thyroid, blood sugar and hormones. I recommend him strongly!
 I first met Ed at his Vitality Fasting Retreat in 1997, where I showed up in a dangerously hypoglycemic condition. He was so empathetic and knowledgeable that I was literally in tears. After 6 months of following his dietary and health regimen I began to feel well again.
   He is an amazing resource for cancer patients! Recently, Ed helped my partner recover from the brutal side effects of surgeries and radiation treatments associated with cancer. We could not have made that challenging journey from despair to wellness without him by our side.
  Ed has been particularly helpful with navigating the complexities of the conventional medical system. I often turn to Ed to ‘translate’ what a particular condition or lab report means, because doctors often do not have the capacity to explain things in depth to their patients.
Ed’s gift is that he uplifts and empowers his patients and provides an energetic/ spiritual boost that is not available through conventional medicine. He is a true healer and a doctor, who knows more than any doctor I have ever met.

Seve Cardosi
  Dr. Bauman has appeared on my TV show "The Holistic Half" several times, and I produced his Nutrition Essentials video series for Bauman College. I've learned so much from Dr. Bauman creating his educational materials that have been extremely relevant in my personal life. I have created a genuinely healthy lifestyle. I can decipher food labels, I know what foods to avoid, and how to make truly delicious healthy meals.....


Shelli B. W. Rose
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  I have had the gift of knowing Dr. Ed Bauman for years, and I've witnessed him help countless numbers of people find vibrancy and ever greater levels of health and wellness.  Ed has this uncanny ability to both directly, and subtly cut through people's defenses and self-defeating patterns in a compassionate and steadfast manner.  He takes the time to develop a relationship with his patients, with a focus on understanding them in a holistic manner.  He helps people understand that nutrition and health is so much more than the food that a person consumes.  Yes, Ed is a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge about the biochemistry and application of nutrition, so for those 'nutrition geeks' out there, he can meet you right where you're at!  He is also adept at taking the complexities and contradictions that are so much a part of the field of nutrition and wellness, unpacking them for people in ways that are delightfully practical and accessible. One of the qualities I appreciate most about him is his conscious effort NOT to be a zealot when it comes to wellness and health.  You won't be confronted with a "It's my way or the highway!" approach to your health and well being. If you want a professional that will walk the path with you from start to finish, with thoroughness, patience and flexibility, then Dr. Bauman is your person!



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