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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 I also work with people with other diagnoses or who 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 Zoom (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

Autumnal persimmon pasta recipe | Foodie Friday

With my lovely stash of persimmons, I thought I’d try something different. Persimmon pasta.  This recipe roasts the persimmons (Sharon fruit) first, then adds them to a pasta dish with some kale and lemon juice. The gentle sweetness is a nice addition. See what you think. […]

Acknowledging and dealing with lingering distress after a disaster

It’s been six weeks since the wildfires in Northern California. For those who lost their homes and all their possessions, they are dealing with the major task of how to go forward and rebuild their lives. For others who didn’t lose their home, there are feelings of enormous relief. We tell ourselves we are lucky. But physical signs are showing up in people suggesting continued distress that is frequently not being acknowledged.  […]

Turmeric persimmon oatmeal or porridge | Foodie Friday recipe

With the colder mornings, I am feeling more inclined towards warm breakfasts.  Oatmeal, or porridge as it’s called in the UK, can hit the spot, especially with some seasonal fruit and warming spices.  […]

Does it matter if you call food a meal or a snack?

An interesting study came out in October that compared whether calling a food a snack versus meal, and whether standing or sitting at a table to eat it had an impact on subsequent food intake. Let’s see what the researchers found. […]

Rosemary roasted pears with green salad | Foodie Friday

The sweet and savory flavors of pears and herbs are perfectly balanced in this recipe. This will get you salivating. […]

Your appendix: A safe-house for microbiota

In school biology classes you probably learned that your appendix is vestigial – i.e., a structure that has remained through evolution but has no function.  Now we know different, and this weekend, I’ve been grateful I have mine.  […]