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Dr. Ed Bauman

Dr. Ed Bauman received a Masters in Education from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of New Mexico. He has been at the forefront of the holistic health and nutrition renaissance for the past 40 years. Dr. Bauman is the founder of both the Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and 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 programs. Dr. Bauman has tirelessly advocated for organic food, non-biased whole food nutrition and culinary education. He is the author of the best selling Holistic Health Handbook, Flavors of Health Cookbook, and Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors.

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My vision of the 21st Century is that health will not be a luxury for those with income, status and access to specialized services. Health will be recognized as an essential human right, supported by our policy makers, business community, and the medical and insurance industries. The outcome of health is to actualize one’s potential, physically, mentally and spiritually, based upon education, behavior, and a restoration of our personal and natural environment.

          –Dr. Ed Bauman

Curriculum Vitae


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


Holistic Nutrition Training

1999 to present  Institute for Functional Medicine: Gig Harbor, WA. Nutritional biochemistry training and clinical application by Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., and associate.

2007 to present  Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine, Tempe, AZ.

2006  Weight Loss Resistance Seminar: Designs for Health: Linda Lizotte, RD and JJ Virgin, NS Los Angeles, CA.

2006  PEPP Seminar: Professional Empowerment Professional Program: Designs for Health: David Brady, DC, Rebecca Murray, RN.

2005  Beyond Metabolic Syndrome: Hypertension, Lipid Abnormalities, Diabetes and Insulin Resistance: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine: Mark Houston, MD. Irvine, CA.

2004-2009  Functional Endocrinology and Blood Chemistry Analysis: Apex Energetics, Datis Kazzharian, DC, NS. Walnut Creek, CA.

1989 to present  Clinical Nutrition Training Seminars from the Orthomolecular Society, Metagenics Academy, Metametrix Laboratory, Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratories, San Francisco and Berkeley, CA.

1981  Nutrition Consultant Certification Training, Donsbach University, Huntington Beach, CA.

1980  Clinical Nutrition Internship with Dr. Richard Power, Bethesda, MD.


Professional Experience

1989 to present  Founder and President: Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. Designed curriculum, wrote professional textbooks and workbooks, trained instructors, taught in the nutrition and culinary programs.

1999 to present  Founder and Past President (1999-2005) of the Board: National Association of Nutrition Professionals. Advocating for the right to practice holistic nutrition nationwide and bring holistic nutrition into the mainstream of health care delivery.

2006 to present  Bauman Nutrition: Clinical Director and Nutrition Consultant, Penngrove, CA. Assembled and supervised integrative health care providers to collaborate to support clients in building health and recovering from chronic illness and injury.

2007  Designed and implemented the Bauman College Kidz Culinary Academy™ program in Sonoma County, CA. Later modified to be the Bauman College Eating for Healthy Kids™ program (2011)

2008  Wrote and submitted a National Wellness Initiative to President Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services, called RAH! Restoring America’s Health. This is a call to action for to work with Bauman College to implement Eating For Health™ into the Health Reform Legislation of 2010. Updated and resubmitted in 2012 for inclusion in a government sponsored National Wellness Program.

2010  Designed and implemented the 8-week Bauman College Nutrition Essentials for Everyone™ community program at each of Bauman College’s four campuses.

2010  Worked with daughter Jessica Bauman to create and implement the Transitional Nutrition™ program for low income people to learn how to Eat For Health on a budget. Renamed Affordable Nutrition™ program in 2012.

2011 to present  Board Member, Palm Drive Health Care Foundation, Sebastopol, CA to assist a small community hospital to implement recovery and rejuvenation programs for patients with chronic illness

2011  Designed and implemented the 6 week Bauman College Well Fed™ program for Nutrition Consultant interns to deliver to the community for classroom and distance learning students.

2011  Initiated the Bauman College Eating for Health Institute to raise funds to support Bauman graduates to provide Affordable Nutrition™ programs to under-served populations, locally and regionally.

2004 to 2008  Adjunct Professor and Graduate Advisor, New College of California, North Bay Campus. Holistic Nutrition Concentration in the Masters in Culture, Sustainability and Ecology.

2003  Adjunct Faculty, Sonoma State University Extended Education: Nutrition Essentials for Teachers and Nutrition Essentials for Nurses and Health Providers, Rohnert Park, CA.

2001 to present  Adjunct Professor, John F. Kennedy University (JFKU) Masters in Holistic Health. Pleasant Hill, CA. Established Eating For Health™ as their core nutrition model.

1999 to 2007  Continuing Medical Education Provider: Symposia Medicus, Pleasant Hill, CA

1997 to present  Board member and Fitness Trainer Instructor, Airport Health Club, Santa Rosa, CA. American Council of Exercise Approved.

1984 to present  Originator and Co-Facilitator of Vitality Fasting Retreats™, held in a pristine residential retreat setting in Northern California.

1985 to 1989  Health Educator, Resources for Recovery™. Cedar Crest, NM.

1986 to 1987  Aftercare Therapist for the Eating Disorder Program Charter Hospital, Albuquerque, NM.

1986 to 1987  Director: Heartwood College Wellness Clinic. Garberville, CA

1983 to 1985  Curriculum Developer and Primary Instructor: Nutrition Consultant Training Program. Heartwood College. Garberville, CA

1978 to 1981  Nutrition Instructor: National Holistic Institute, in Oakland, CA and the North American College in San Raphael, CA

1976 to 1983  Founder, Director, Board President, and Nutrition Consultant at the Berkeley Holistic Health Center, Berkeley, CA.

1972 to 1975  Natural Food Chef, Home Comfort Restaurant. Cooked, coordinated food buying, menu planning and culinary quality control.


Natural Food Product Development

2007  Formulator of the Vital Scoop™. An All-in-One Shake Mix: A blend of 33 natural and organic ingredients that mix easily in one’s favorite beverage, smoothies, food bars, sports gels, etc.



Bauman, E. and Marx, L. Flavors of Health cookbook, Bauman Press, 2012

Bauman, E. and Waldman, H. Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors, New Harbinger Press, 2012

Bauman, E. and Friedlander, J. Therapeutic Nutrition Textbook, Bauman College Press, 2010

Bauman, E. and Friedlander, J. Foundations of Nutrition Textbook, Bauman College Press, 2010

Bauman, E. and Friedlander, J. Nutrition Essentials for Everyone Workbook, Bauman College Press. 2010

Bauman, E. Recipes for Rejuvenation, Bauman College Press, 2005

Bauman, E. Confronting Cancer in Our Community, IET publications. 1998.

Bauman, E, Eating For Health™ chart, Bauman College Press, 1991, revised, 2006

Bauman, Brint, Piper, and Wright. The New Holistic Health Handbook. (Bliss, Editor) Stephen Greene, Press, Penguin Books, Lexington MA, 1985.

Bauman, Brint, Piper, and Wright. The Holistic Health Lifebook. Stephen Greene Press. Penguin Press, Lexington, MA, 1980.

Bauman, Brint, Piper, and Wright. The Holistic Health Handbook. And/Or Press, Berkeley, CA, 1978. (240,000 copies sold)