Mary Sheila Gonnella, BCHN
Having served clients for over a decade as a Board Certiﬁed Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Ayurvedic Practitioner, Mary Sheila teaches clients how to honor their unique physiology, move self-care to the front burner, and achieve and maintain radiant health.
Mary Sheila’s classes and public talks ﬁll up with students who keep coming back for more “Your breadth of understanding and your enthusiasm to share this knowledge, is so palpable. I learn many things from you every time!” Andrew Goldstein, MS
Mary Sheila’s students at Bauman College Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts, where she taught for 7 years, say she is “One of Bauman’s greatest assets. She is brilliant and communicates her brilliance well. I am in awe of her knowledge level. She was a Godsend and a wealth of knowledge.” —Jill Brogan, NC
In addition Mary Sheila’s private practice, Occidental Nutrition, Mary Sheila consults and teaches classes through doctor referrals in a clinical medical setting, where her approach has helped people have complete health transformations. “My husband has been able to cut out nearly all his medications, as well as his sleep apnea machine, and both of us have greatly improved our sleep, and collectively we have lost 250 pounds. We can’t thank Mary Sheila enough for her knowledge, energy, dedication and wonderful sense of humor.” Nancy Palandati, CA
Her online courses include Your Roadmap to Bone Health, Blood Sugar Reset, Adrenal Vitality Blueprint, Winter Vitality Cleanse, Deeper Than Weight Loss, and Food Mood & Fermentation.
One of Mary Sheila’s favorite ways to connect with her students is by rolling up her sleeves, putting on an apron, and teaching cooking classes, reconnecting people to their ability to create delicious healing food in their own kitchen. Her classes include Fermentation, Eating for Immunity, and Everyday Superfoods, to name a few. Mary Sheila’s wealth of knowledge has led her to be included as a featured speaker and teacher on various online summits and stages around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Stay connected by visiting www.occidentalnutrition.com and sign up to receive “The Breakfast Report” Mary Sheila’s free guide to determining the right breakfast for you, your hormonal balance and your blood sugar regulation.
2023 Session 1
2021 Virtual Session 1
2020 Virtual Session 1
- Spring Ferment Class, part 1 - Boost your Biome!
- Spring Ferment Class, part 2 - Microbe Lecture & Q&A
- Nutritional, Herbal and Lifestyle Support to Balance and Optimize Blood Sugar, part 1
- Nutritional, Herbal and Lifestyle Support to Balance and Optimize Blood Sugar, part 2