Ruthy Tanenbaum R.N.C.P., N.N.C.P

I’m often asked what do nutritionists do or what does ‘holistic’ mean?  A holistic nutritionist takes the body as a whole rather than broken down into parts.  For instance, we don’t associate hypothyroidism solely with the thyroid.  We recognize the body as a system whereby the thyroid works in conjunction with the adrenals, the pituitary, and the hypothalamus.

Western medicine is quick to cut us into parts whereas holistic nutritionists are focused on treating the body as a whole.  We believe that there are no ‘magic pills’ and that optimal health depends not only on what you put in your mouth, but what you put in your brain as well.  A healthy lifestyle depends on good food, good relationships, the right amount of exercise (meaning – not too much!), a connection to the universe and the Creator, and a self respect.  It is through all these things that we are able to reach optimal health, but the journey to ‘optimal health’ is different for all of us.

Holistic nutritionists understand that each of us is bio-chemically unique – that the diet and supplements that work best for me may very well not work for you, or the person sitting next to you.  We work with our clients through assessment, personal medical history, data collection, and scientific research to find your individualized menu and lifestyle plan.  I look forward to sharing my holistic knowledge with the followers of RT Nutrition over the coming months.  Look forward to my articles on weight loss, libido (for guys and gals), infant and toddler nutrition, vaccinations, and much more!  If it goes through a factory before it gets to your plate, don’t eat it!


Metabolic Balance® is an innovative all-natural nutrition program that brings balance to hormones, optimizes health, and leads to a new invigorating lifestyle resulting in successful long-term weight management. It is backed by over 25 years of scientific research and is managed by dedicated physicians and nutritional scientists.

– Featured in Porter’s Summer 2016 Magazine

The program was founded by Dr. Med. Wolf Funfack and originated in 2001 in Isen nearby Munich / Germany. Today, Metabolic Balance® has become a global company, present in more than 35 countries, including Canada. Metabolic Balance® stands out as a truly individualized approach and is considered more of a ‘Nutrition Program’ and ‘Life Style Change ‘than a ‘Diet Program’.

The foundation of the program is Metabolic Balance’s unique capability to develop a truly personalized nutrition plan based upon an in-depth analysis of more than 30 blood values, medical history including medications and personal likes and dislikes. The personalized Metabolic Balance plan acts as a “road-map”, indicating exactly which natural foods individuals should eat in order to orchestrate the biochemical changes needed to reach desired weight and health goals.

Through this method a healthy and naturally balanced insulin production is promoted. Insulin is the “internal key” to the body’s weight management system, and has a substantial effect on other hormonal and enzyme production.

As an experienced holistic nutritionist and metabolic health coach, I will help guide you to improve your quality-of-life and increase your energy levels.  

“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates (460-377 BC)ruthy