Occidental Nutrition | Release and Nourish – Winter Cleanse 2018
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Bring in 2018 with intention

Release what is not serving you

Nourish your body

Healing from the inside out!

Gain a fresh new perspective on health, release and nourish into the New Year, learn how food meets your  physiology in a whole new way in 2018.

Often with the thought of a cleanse, one thinks about smoothies and salads, and fresh vegetable drinks. While this can be a part of any cleanse, it might not always be the most appropriate for the season or even for the person’s constitution.  In honor of the winter season, which is also the time of the Kidneys, we have created a cleanse that will support your body to not only release what is not serving you, but also to be deeply nourishing during this time of year.

While there are many reasons to cleanse, and many ways to achieve detoxification, we are using a gentle yet affective approach to support the body’s natural detoxification pathways. Periodic cleansing can be a powerful tool in maintaining our health, and it does not always need to be extreme, especially when the rest of our life cannot slow down with it.

This cleanse utilizes whole foods, enzymes and moving the lymphatic system as the modality toward detoxifying the body.   There is also an opportunity to tailor it individually to your needs, with our one on one services, so that your body’s own sensitivities and symptoms are addressed, as well as setting you up for a successful experience with real changes.

We have virtual group meetings planned, which is another way to get your questions answered. Consuming a clean whole foods diet for one month will put you on a path that you might not want to step off of.

This is a whole foods cleanse that emphasizes soups and bone broths, veggies, and ferments, as the foundational principles of healing, sealing and strengthening the digestive tract during this time of year. A healthy strong digestive tract serves as the foundation of our health.

With Mary Sheila Gonnella, NC Nutrition Consultant
Tessa Nagel, MSOM, LAc

Your Guides

Mary Sheila Gonnella, NC and Tessa Nagel, LAc bring to this cleanse a Holistic Seasonal  approach combining holistic nutrition Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine.




MARY SHEILA holds a clinical focus on helping her clients balance their blood sugar to prevent or reverse diabetes, regulate their moods, and right-size their body weight. Mary Sheila combines Holistic Nutrition, Clinical Ayurveda, Adrenal Support, and Amino Acid Therapy to create a unique supportive experience for her clients and students. Her passion makes nutrition concepts come to life and leads her clients to consistently successful outcomes. Mary Sheila has been leading clients on cleanses for over 10 years, in her own private practice and with Osmosis Day Spa in Freestone.


Nationally Board Certified and California Licensed Acupuncturist, Oriental Medicine Practitioner and herbalist, “Tessa” Jennifer Nagel has spent most of her adult life in northern California and is happy to call west Sonoma County her home.

She received her Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, AIMC in Berkeley, CA. Tessa enjoys working with all types of patients and has helped thousands of people with pain, digestive issues, depression, anxiety and other emotional issues. She also feels comfortable and has experience treating cancer patients, survivors and those dealing with other chronic illnesses.

In her free time, Tessa enjoys practicing yoga, Qigong, Tai Qi and hiking in the natural beauty that surrounds her.

Mary Sheila and Tessa will provide the information, insight, empowerment, choices, and support you need to Release and Nourish into the new year.

Release and Nourish Is for You If…

You know that your health depends on you making changes to reverse the course of disease in your body.

You are inspired by the new year, and have the motivation and conviction to support your overall health. 

You are ready to release old habits and foods, and reset your metabolism.

You want to learn how food works in your body and what to eat to get your body back into balance.

You want to learn about seasonal detox, and how you can support the kidneys and your detoxification pathways. 

You’re truly ready to make your health your number-one priority and put in the time, commitment and effort it takes to change your old behaviors.

You want to learn from two awesome, knowledgeable, and fun women who have helped others change their lives through proper nutrition and positive lifestyle changes.

You like to gain valuable insight and accountability from group support and community.

What Clients Say …

About Mary Sheila:

My husband retired last year, and we knew it was well past time to do something about our diet and health. Unfortunately, we did what most people do and just restricted calories. Of course we lost a lot of weight, but we knew this was unsustainable. We took a Mindful Eating class with Mary Sheila, which was an incredible learning experience. Mary Sheila takes a mountain of information (and a mountain of misinformation) and provides it in easy-to-digest portions, well-seasoned, spiced expertly and laid out on a smorgasbord of topics connecting the dots between food and sleep, hydration, movement, self-care, and a host of other things that you don’t necessarily think of as falling under the category of nutrition. It’s been over a year since then, and my husband and I have collectively lost almost 250 pounds, dozens of inches and are shadows of our former selves. But more importantly, we’re eating healthier than ever, we’re hiking, playing sports and being far more physically active than we’ve been in many years, decades even. My husband has been able to cut out nearly all of his medications, as well as his sleep apnea machine and both of us have greatly improved our sleep—through proper eating! We both feel like we’re now in control of our health and can’t thank Mary Sheila enough for her knowledge, energy, dedication and wonderful sense of humor.  Nancy, Forestville, CA

About Tessa:

Like many others I was unfamiliar with acupuncture  –  I needed lots of convincing.  Tessa did just that.  She took time to answer all of my questions and eased my concerns. She then designed a treatment plan for me that has made me a believer. I have been surprised by the benefits of acupuncture but more importantly I have been impressed by Tessa’s professionalism and care.  What a wonderfully talented healer. Greg B.

Tessa Nagel’s healing hands and heart are as good as they get.  Innovative and caring, Tessa is always searching for new ways to relieve my chronic pain and I always leave her table restored.  She spends time before each visit re-assessing my needs and targets my priorities like a pro.  I am a complicated case with a progressive motor-neuron disease, yet Tessa rises to the occasion undaunted. Lynnette W.

Here’s Exactly What You Get with the Program

Cleansing & Enzymes

What makes this cleanse unique is the combination of diet and the use of enzymes. Enzymes are molecules involved in speeding up chemical reactions necessary for human bodily function.  Every chemical reaction that happens in the body is a result of an enzymatic process.  Enzymes and coenzymes work to either join molecules together or split them apart by making or breaking chemical bonds that join molecules together. The use of these enzymes, essentially support optimal digestion and immune function.

The professional grade enzymes, alongside a balanced diet and lifestyle, provide a foundation for achieving health and living well. The synergy of the three supplements that you can choose to take during the cleanse, promote a strong immune system, reduce inflammation, and eliminate toxins.

This supportive 21 day cleanse will give you all the tools you need, including:

  • Supplements
  • Cookbook
  • Educational Videos – on detoxification
  • Online forum – supporting you with educational videos, handouts, recipes, and FAQ’s
  • 3 Q & A calls while you are cleansing to support you and answer your questions as we go.
  • Interactive Online Forum- so you don’t have to go it alone, you and other cleansers have a confidential online place to support each other along the way.

All of this is designed to support you along the way, and guide you to success. We are here for you to support you along the way!


The Curriculum

Here is what you will learn:

  • Supporting and Nourishing the Kidneys during the Winter
  • Contemporary principles of Holistic Nutrition
  • The pathways of Detoxification and how to support them.
  • Eliminating allergenic triggers for a metabolic reset.
  • The role of Enzyme therapy and how to use it to support a healthy gut.
  • How to heal and seal the gut, the seat of your immunity.
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective
  • Self-care tips and tools to support you in reaching your goalsCultivating your inner knowing


What is it going to cost?

The current model of healthcare is collapsing. The future of our healthcare requires us to be active participants in claiming and working towards our health goals. We are excited to be able to support you on this path.

The investment for this cleanse is $275. If you want to sign up with a partner or friend, there is a $25 discount for each person.

You can also add on services, like GI testing, Nutrition Consultations (in person, or virtual) and Community or 1 on 1 acupuncture services. Once you sign up, we will send you those details.

We look forward to inspiring and supporting you into the new year with optimal health! If not now, then when?!


Release and Nourish 2018!

 Training Module

3 Live Group Coaching and Q&A Calls

Ongoing Support From Us via Interactive Online Forum

Cookbook and Recipes

Cleanse Supplements


2 Educational cleansing videos to support you on your path


($25 discount available if you sign up with a friend)

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