Low Carbohydrate, TLC Sugar Cleanse October 29th, 2017

Martha’s Vineyard – Vineyard Arts Project
October 29 – November 3, 2017

Join Nutritionist and food expert John Bagnulo and Locavore Educator and Chef Jan Buhrman for a 5-Day Spring Cleanse that will strengthen and invigorate you. In this program, you will gain a better understanding of which foods truly nourish your body and which foods deplete it.

Come lose the metabolic clutter that saps your energy – this is the wake-up call your body needs!

Break your body’s dependency on carbohydrate metabolisms. Eat the foods that support your body everyday: Brain, Metabolism, Heart, all of you! Discover how to maintain lower insulin levels resulting in weight loss, an improved lean body mass ratio, increase your metal clarity and physical fitness. All by learning how to prepare incredibly flavorful and healthy meals with the best fats, and healthy meals with the cleanest proteins and large amounts of organic vegetables. Recipes include seafood, grass fed meats, and coconut based soups among many others that are designed to make you better at burning fat.

Experience the benefits of significant physical exercise, including:

  • better sleep
  • increased cardiovascular fitness
  • weight loss
  • improved mental clarity

Under John’s enthusiastic guidance, you will:

  • Learn about the best foods to assist the body with detoxification and provide greater energy
  • Share group meals centered around Paleolithic foods
  • Enjoy guided hikes
  • Have time for yoga and massage and exploring Martha’s Vineyard

Under Jan’s lead in the kitchen you will:

  • Learn great recipes of foods that not only assist the body with detoxification and provide greater energy, but taste delicious!
  • Learn how to stock the pantry and fridge for continuing on this path of nutritional heal
  • Both hands-on cooking classes and kitchen demonstrations, with take home recipes of every meal.

Answer your body’s call – take a journey of renewal that will leave you feeling great and inspired to change your habits.

Note: Participants should be able to eat a diet of fruits and vegetables and be capable of hiking on moderately sloped hills.

Schedule Sunday 5-9, Monday – Thursday 7:00 am -7:00 pm Friday 7:00- 11 am

Typical Daily Schedule:

7:00 – yoga

8:15 – coffee of similar intermittent fasting – compatible drink

8:30 – target heart rate instructed walk

9:30- 11:00 lecture

11:00- cooking class

12:00- 1:00 lunch

1:00- 3:30 free time

3:30-4:30 Lecture

4:30- 5:45 cooking class

6:00 – Dinner

All prices are per person and include 
The Low Carbohydrate, TLC Sugar Cleanse Workshop, hikes, all meals, daily yoga classes, and tax.

Cost of  Program:

Sunday 4:00- Friday 12:00 noon
$955.00 entire five days yoga, lectures, cooking classes, hikes and all meals
$165. per night per room single or double occupancy with private bath includes tax

$155. Optional 30 minute private consultation with John scheduled during the week. 

Payment Options:  Register online below.  Checks are accepted, payment plans are available, and barters are welcome. Please contact Jan directly at jan@kitchenporch.com.

Checks should be mailed to Jan Buhrman 54 Hewing Field Chilmark, MA 02535.  Please send a follow-up e-mail notification to Jan if you choose to send a check.

Registration Option

Name of Registrant

PLEASE READ: Cancellation Policy-2017

We reserve the right to cancel any program at any time. In this event, you will be given a complete refund.

Lectures Will Outline:

  1. The foods that most metabolisms prefer. This lecture outlines human evolution and foods that were present throughout. How dramatically the diet has changed in the last 10,000 years, 100 years and now in the last 10 years. What is the impact of this change on our metabolism and ability to detox? How do we return to a diet of generally supportive foods?
  2. What specific types of food cause the most harm to our metabolism and health overall? Are there ways of testing our sensitivity or intolerance to each? Are there forms of these foods that are better tolerated because of agricultural methods or food processing (ie: fermentation) techniques that enhance the nutritional value?
  3. How do we combine nutrition and exercise for favorable metabolism and an improved detoxification capacity? The combination is critical and this program will be experiential learning as participants will eat the best types of foods and will exercise the way that is essential for driving both metabolism and detox.
  4. How do we take this home? Introducing foods over time to identify what is working and what is hurting us. Create a smart, well-balanced, and manageable plan for building on the basic detox diet followed in this program.

John Bagnulo MPH, PhD

John has worked as a nutritionist and assistant professor for the past 12 years. He has taught courses in human metabolism, food and ecology, food and culture, nutrition and disease, and nutrition and cooking, among others. He has helped hundreds of patients reverse chronic disease through whole foods. John currently teaches nutrition courses at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Wellness (Lenox, MA) and is a faculty member for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s Food as Medicine courses (Washington, DC). He has a Masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina and a Doctorate from the University of Maine. One of the foremost experts on food and health, John’s lectures and discussions place food at the center of a web that stretches from our physiology to our fields and from our ancestors to our kitchens. His talks are sure to enlighten and entertain even the most well read and informed health practitioner or culinary professional.

Photo Credit: Kelley DeBettencourt


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