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CALMERme

Welcome to CALMERme, a functional nutrition and lifestyle medicine practice. My name is Ruth Baillie and I’m a registered nutritional therapist, researcher, cancer guide and educator.

My focus at CALMERme is to help you explore what factors have led to your current health situation and risk of chronic disease.  We will do this by looking at your diet, lifestyle, genetics, history, environment and through some testing. With this information, I will support you to make changes to improve your health and wellbeing and improve your resilience. Resilience is defined as “the capability to recover from illness or misfortune and adjust readily to change.” Another way to think of it is your ability to bounce back.

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I work with a lot of cancer patients – both during treatment and after treatment, and with those at high risk of cancer.  But those cancer patients then frequently refer me to their family members too. This means  I also work with people with other diagnoses and those don’t know what is going on, but just know that things are out of balance.

My approach is personalized to you.  You are different from everyone else and your path to where you are today is unique. So I take the time to get to know you and your health history and family history. We look at your genetics, your environment, your microbiota, your physiology. And then we look at your lifestyle, activity, stress, sleep, emotions, and connections.  

I have Masters degrees in both Personalized Nutrition and Health Psychology. Before I worked in this field, I was a research pharmacologist and toxicologist, so bring that knowledge into my practice as well. I am registered with BANT and CNHC, and a certified professional cancer coach and guide.

I see clients in Northern California and also use video conferencing (like Skype but HIPAA compliant) to help clients all over the world. Take a look around the website to learn more about my approach, and join me on Facebook or Pinterest.  When you are ready to take the next step towards improved health, please get in touch with me and make an appointment/free introductory chat.

Latest Blog posts

In-depth features on understanding research, nutrition, lifestyle medicine, and practical advice on how to make lifestyle changes.  

New blog posts twice a week – Tuesdays and Fridays

Play social games for brain health and more

We’re all familiar with the concept of doing puzzles to help support our brain health, especially as we age. But why not add another dimension and make it social.  Play a game with someone else instead of a solitary activity, and there will be many more gains.  […]

Power vegetable drink | Elevate V8 juice to V10-S2-F1 power drink to get your daily veggies

I think we all know that eating vegetables is good for us. All that fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients. But sometimes it’s difficult to eat as many as we want in a day.  How about taking V8 juice and making it better?  Today I’ll show you how to make a personalized power vegetable drink. […]

Topical Melatonin cream for breast radiation dermatitis

Many women who have breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer go on to have radiation treatment. One of the most common side effects of this radiation is dermatitis, causing pain, itchiness, discomfort, and blisters. A study has found that topical melatonin may prevent and reduce the severity of this dermatitis. […]

Black Radish | New food Friday

I frequently suggest to my clients that they try a new food every week. You may think you’ve tried everything but look around. Or go to another store or farmers market and see what they have.  This week I tried black radish and I share a couple of simple recipes I tried. […]

Dive deeper : My strategy for no shopping in January

Have you ever seen the movie The Big Blue?  I saw it many years ago after it was recommended to me by a dear German friend. It’s all about a competition for free-divers (who use no breathing equipment and just hold their breath) to see who can dive deeper.  While I’m not a free-diver, I am going to dive deeper this January to start off 2018.  […]

Top five ways to eat ginger to help digestion | Fast Friday Five

This time of year, many people indulge more than they do normally. Richer foods and less healthy foods can lead to digestive issues and discomfort.  Be ready and have some ginger on hand to calm your digestive system. […]