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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.

What can I help you with infographic from CALMERme.com

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 Central 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

Larch Arabinogalactan | A dietary fiber with additional benefits

You probably haven’t heard of Larch Arabinogalactan (LA). But today, I’ll put that right as it is not only a good fiber source but it can also enhance the immune system. […]

Grilled carrots with cumin yogurt | Foodie Friday

Summertime gets us outside grilling and barbecuing. It’s lovely to get out of the kitchen and socialize as you cook. But make sure you include plenty of vegetables too. They are particularly important with grilled foods.  […]

Changing habits | Improving the worst thing about your diet

Last week I wrote about how to change the worst thing about your diet. For me, the worst thing was not drinking enough water. So how did I get on? Read on to find out about my changing habits and what worked and what didn’t.  […]

Cherry chia fresca drink recipe | Foodie Friday

Try this delicious drink with the bonus of fiber and omega 3 fats from chia seeds. If cherries aren’t your thing, just choose another fruit.  […]

What’s the best and worst thing about your diet?

I’ll often ask a client when we first meet what the best and worst thing is about their diet. It gives me information not only on their diet but also their understanding of nutrition.  So let’s ask ourselves today and then take the next step to do something about the worst thing.  […]

Six easy ways to use nori | Incorporating seaweed into your diet

Maybe the only way you have ever eaten nori or seaweed is as part of sushi.  But because sea vegetables, aka seaweeds, are such great sources of minerals, they deserve a regular place in our diet. So let’s look at six easy ways to use nori – the seaweed that comes as a dried sheet.  […]