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. Through this two part cleanse, you will be restoring your health with a regenerative diet. 


Examples of non-nutritive substances are refined sugars, alcohol, nicotine, and artificial sweeteners. When eliminating these substances from your diet, it is recommended to drink 8 cups of water within 16 hours. This helps to detox your system.


Drinking fresh, raw juices is one Spring cleanse that will revitalize your system. Raw juices release the pure liquids locked in the cells of plants which have definite therapeutic value.


Carrot juice helps to promote appetite and is an aid in digestion. Carrots are one of the most effective means of changing the intestinal flora from a putrefactive to a non-putrefactive type. Because of its strong alkalinity, carrot juice helps to combat fatigue.


A prolific source of magnesium, sodium, and iron, celery juice quiets the nerves and is conducive to sound sleep. Celery juice contains as much sodium as calcium, which is valuable in arthritis conditions.


1.) It’s best to dilute fresh juices from 25-50% to lower the concentration of natural sugar in the juices, especially fruit or carrot juice.

2.) In the morning, make 16 ounces of fresh juice by juicing fresh carrots and celery, and an apple. Drink half in the morning and the other half later in the afternoon when you begin to get a bit tired.

Spring is an exciting and delicious time as the Earth awakens and provides cleansing plant foods. 


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.

Check out how one Orchestra Projects Director came to become a Natural Chef: http://naturalkitchenadventures.com/natural-chef/natural-chef/


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
Bauman College, 1007 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
Cost for each workshop: $50 Bauman College student/graduate; $65 general public

Weaving 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. Emphasizing spirituality, exercise, and diet in addition to herbal treatments and targeted nutrition, Yance’s complete lifestyle program clearly explains how one can enhance energy production at the cellular level, while subduing the stress-induced, pro-inflammatory state that lies at the root of nearly every degenerative disease.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how adaptogenic herbs work at the cellular level to enhance energy production and subdue the pro-inflammatory state
  2. Learn the interplay of endocrine health, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, thyroid function, and stress in the aging process.
  3. Learn how to use adaptogenic blends for the immune, cardiovascular health, and brain health.
  4. Learn the properties and uses of key herbs and nutritional compounds to support stress management, improved performance and healthy aging.

WORKSHOP TWO: Personalized Dietary Therapies in Cancer Prevention, Management, and Recovery

Sunday, March 30, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LocationBauman College, 1007 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
Cost for each workshop: $50 Bauman College student/graduate; $65 general public

Donnie will present an integrative perspective on the relationship between human constitutions and genetics, the micro-environment and tumor characteristics, and the energetic and therapeutic properties of fresh, whole, organic foods, herbs and spices. Powerful information will be shared on (1) immune enhancing nutrition; (2) nutrigenomics; (3) phytonutrient-rich super foods; (4) therapeutic smoothies; (5) teas and juices; (6) culinary herbs, and (7) seasonal/wild foods for health promotion and cancer inhibition. Additionally, Donnie will share specific foods and programs to use during chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, and for cancer-related ailments and treatment related side effects such as digestive issues, weight management, blood and bone marrow nourishment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the most essential nutritional agents in cancer therapies, their research and benefits
  2. Appreciate the vital function and interplay of amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals,
  3. Assess how to manage nutrition during chemotherapy and for a the late-stage cancer client
  4. Learn how to address nausea, constipation, diarrhea, cancer-related cachexia, anemia, fatigue, enzymes, pre- and probiotics in cancer therapy insulin resistance and immune suppression.

Pre-registration required! Registration closes Friday March 28 at 3:00 pm. Find out more information and register here: http://goo.gl/29heEw


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