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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 that 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

Roasted red cabbage slices | Foodie Friday

Become a vegetable butcher and make some roasted red cabbage steaks! “Steaks” makes it sound really meaty! No wimpy veg dishes here! AKA roasted red cabbage slices.  Give it a try.  […]

Eating fish, cognition, and sleep | How are they interconnected?

We all know that eating oily fish provides us with a good source of omega 3 fats.  Greater fish consumption has been seen to be associated with improved cognition among children, and also with improved sleep.  So is the improved sleep responsible for the improved cognition? Let’s look at the connection between eating fish, cognition, and sleep. […]

Extending our Healthspan rather than lifespan | TEDxSalon in San Rafael

We read about many advances in medicine and lifestyle medicine research which offer the promise of extending our longevity.  But our real goal should be extending our Healthspan, rather than just lifespan. We want to increase the years we are healthy, not just add more years to our lives when we have chronic diseases. […]

Is tamoxifen right for you? New genetic-based guidelines help answer the question

New international guidelines have been published about how genetics guide Tamoxifen use, specifically polymorphisms in the gene CYP2D6. Let’s see what our genes can tell us. […]

Beet and honeycomb salad | New food Friday

Do you use fresh honeycomb in your recipes? I think visually it is very appealing, as well as nutritionally. You don’t need a lot but it is a great way to add a little bit of sweetness.  Try this beet and honeycomb salad and see what you think. […]

Pleasure versus happiness | Is our pursuit of pleasure detrimental to our happiness?

I attended a lecture by Dr. Robert Lustig last week. He was discussing the differences between pleasure and happiness. […]