Hi, I’m Ruth Baillie. I’m a registered nutritionist, cancer guide, researcher, and educator.  But I got into this field because, possibly like you, I was searching for answers for my own health issues, feeling overwhelmed, and not getting anywhere.  I was finding it difficult to remain hopeful that my health would be restored.

For years I saw different doctors and practitioners, had many different diagnoses, but until I studied personalized nutrition and lifestyle medicine, I didn’t find the solutions.  Now I’m healthy and continue to optimize my well-being


In my practice, most of my cancer clients come in feeling overwhelmed and tell me they seem to be on a fast-moving “conveyor belt” of treatment. Every medical decision seems rushed. They get a diagnosis of cancer and start on the standard approach of care, but feel in a whirlwind. Or else they have finished treatment and now feel alone and don’t know what to do to reduce their risk of recurrence.

My non-cancer clients tend to be individuals who have tried many approaches to resolve their issues, but still, things are not going well. Or maybe they feel they are at high risk for a chronic disease and want to reduce that risk.

If this sounds like you, maybe I can help. 


  • MS in Personalised Nutrition with Distinction
  • MA in Psychology (Health)
  • BSc in Applied Biology
  • Registered Nutritional Therapist
  • Certified Professional Cancer Coach and Cancer Guide

Professional Memberships

  • International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics
  • British Psychosocial Oncology Society
  • National Association of Professional Cancer Coaches
  • British Association of Nutritional Therapists (MBANT)
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • National Association of Nutrition Professionals
  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • The Nutrition Society

Specialized Training

  • Oncology – numerous trainings
  • The Bredesen protocol for the reversal of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), or at risk for cognitive decline.
  • Nutrigenetic and Nutrigenomics – CTG Foundational Nutrigenomics; CTG Translational Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics (in progress); Ben Lynch Seeking Health Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics; Ben Lynch Seeking Health Methylation and Nutrigenomic approach to cancer; and others
  • Functional Medicine – as the basis of my Master’s degree in Personalized Nutrition; and other programs

Embrace the power of food and lifestyle medicine to enable the wellbeing of your body, mind and spirit !

I began working firstly as a toxicologist and then as a research pharmacologist. It gave me a great science background, but then I realized how much the mind was involved with illness. This led me to study Health Psychology.  But then I realized how much lifestyle and nutrition was also involved too, so I added Personalized Nutrition to my education! 

I now combine my research background with the health pyschology and nutrition eduction to delve into the intricacies of what is going on with clients at a cellular level, but also pan out to give just as much attention to the big picture of who they are. 

To find out more about how I work, take a look at the “Services” page and read some of the blog posts.  If you are interested in working together, please get in touch.


  • Baillie,R.E., (2015). A Mechanism review: Is gut dysbiosis involved in the development of oestrogen receptor positive postmenopausal breast cancer? The Nutrition Practitioner, 16 (2), pp 75-86. 
  • Author of the book “Choices in mind-body medicine for cancer patients in Sonoma County, California”, 2004.
Ruth Baillie
Ruth Baillie