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 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

What are Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors? | Immunotherapy for cancer

Immunotherapy is often declared as a breakthrough for cancer treatment. Today, we’ll take a look at one class of immunotherapy drugs, the immune checkpoint inhibitors.  What are these drugs and how do they work? Even if you aren’t interested in cancer, read on, as you’ll find out about the immune system too.  […]

Gut soothing gummies recipe | New Food Friday

Combine the gut healing effects of ginger and gelatin in this quick easy recipe for gut soothing gummies. […]

Gelatin for gut health | Diarrhea, gut barrier, and colitis

A key reason to consider adding gelatin to your diet is for its potential healing effects on the gut. Let’s take a look at how it might help. […]

Two ingredient pomegranate gummies | New food Friday

When you hear of gummies or gummy bears, you don’t think of a food that is healthy in any way. But today, I’ll share a recipe that combines the power of pomegranate juice with the potential gut healing effects of gelatin.  Try these pomegranate gummies and make them whatever shape you want – hearts, bears, bunnies, ….. […]

What is gelatin? What isn’t gelatin? Why is it of interest?

Gelatin is an animal protein. It is about 85-90% collagen, plus some mineral salts. Historically, when our diet included eating all the different parts of animals, not just the muscle, we regularly consumed relatively large quantities of gelatin. But nowadays, we seldom do. Maybe we should? […]

Grilled fruit ideas for fall | Different fruits and combinations

With so many lovely fall stone and orchard fruits available right now, why not try some grilled fruit outside on the BBQ? It’s a  perfect way to make the most of these warm evenings and fall sunsets as we shift seasons. […]