I will carefully determine which organs are undernourished,  then create your protocol based on your unique individual needs. The supplements I use are powerful and important, what you eat consistently is more important.


Empowering you to get your health back. Listening to you and working together to achieve optimal results that are lasting. I understand that some changes will be easier than others. This is a journey to be enjoyed every step of the way.


You are unique and we will carefully take an individualized approach to address your health concerns. Monitoring you closely to ensure that your body is responding appropriately to your program.

Whole Food Supplement Test Kit by Standard Process


Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (NTPs) are part of the alternative, holistic health community. We are trained to identify nutritional deficiencies and work with clients to correct them. Optimal health is achieved with whole foods and whole food supplements.

Fine tuning your program only happens if you talk and I listen. Then we move on to an extensive health history, nutritional assessment questionnaire, and then Nutrition Response Testing. Your health is important to me and I will be of maximum support to you on your personal health journey.

After we determine which organs are undernourished and what the stressors are, then we will take a whole food and whole food supplement approach to correcting them. We do not attempt to address all of your undernourished organs at once. If we tried, your body may be overwhelmed.

Once you have achieved a more optimum level of health, naturally you will want to keep it. I want this for you too! My experience is that you can “maintain the goodness” by remaining on a program specifically designed to meet your needs. I’m sure you can see the wisdom in this.




I take a thorough health history to determine if foods and lifestyle from your past could be blocking your healing. This is a very important step.


Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire is one of our greatest tools in identifying what the cause of your health issues are.


I require all my clients to keep a food journal and provide it at every appointment. If it's too much work, then you're not ready for optimal health.


Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive system of analyzing the body in order to determine underlying causes of ill health.


The supplements I recommend are whole food concentrates
from Standard Process.


Whatever your health issues are, I'll be able to provide you with additional resources to help you with achieving your health goals.


July 30, 2019

You Want to Lose Weight?

There was a time when the only potential clients that would come to me were people who wanted to lose weight. I use to find this extremely frustrating considering my …

July 24, 2019

The Healthiest Food In The World?

Fish can be one of the healthiest foods in the world. It’s loaded with quality protein, vitamin D, and Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3’s are super nutrients for your …

July 16, 2019

Thyroids are like Fingerprints

I’m seeing a growing number of clients with subclinical thyroid conditions with normal blood chemistry panels. Unfortunately, blood chemistry panels only reveal overt pathology, not subclinical conditions. Lucky for us, …

July 8, 2019

Are Toxic Thoughts Keeping You from Optimal Health?

I’ve always believed that negative or toxic thoughts prevent us from thriving in this world, but have found that I hear little on the subject in my nutrition community. When …

July 2, 2019

Food Allergies & Oral Intolerance

What’s the difference between a food allergy and oral intolerance? A food allergy is a reaction caused by the immune system’s reaction to a food, causing distressing and often …

September 12, 2016

Marrow and Root Vegetable Soup

Bone Marrow with Root Vegetables Marrow and Root Vegetable Soup, you can’t go wrong with this duo. When I first came up with this recipe I was omitting nightshades from …

April 22, 2016

Shameless Self Promotion

Shelley came to me when she felt like nothing was working. I was honored to work with her. She is a ray of Sunshine! I was diagnosed with celiac disease …

March 16, 2016

“I’m Eating Really Well, BUT I’m Not Losing any Weight”

I’m eating really well, but I’m not losing any weight! Ugh! I hear this way too often and it always comes from the person who won’t keep a food journal. …

February 22, 2016

Perfect Roasted Chicken and Root Veggies

I’ve been a bit under the weather and I always want simple comfort foods. Roasting a chicken is easy and it gives me everything I need to follow up with …

February 17, 2016

Dreaming Big

It’s been a dream of mine to help thousands of people… Making a difference in this world. I’ve played with the idea many times but find that I’m at a loss …

February 10, 2016

My Food Allergies Suck.

In 2005 I became acutely aware that I didn’t feel as good as I thought I should. Maybe because this was my normal, I lived with it for years. After …

February 2, 2016

A Year of Giving

As 2015 was ending, I found that there was a shift in my thinking. I’ve heard this referred as to a shift in my paradigm. I want more than just …

January 25, 2016

Fighting a Common Cold?

It seems like everyone is coming down with the “ICK”… aka a virus. It seems to start as a common cold then progress into bronchial issues or strep. I’d like …

January 11, 2016

Progress Report #2 – 21 Day Purification Program

I’m on day 15 of my 21 Day Purification Program. The program consists of 2 – 3 shakes per day and a variety of supplements to support detoxification of liver, …

January 4, 2016

Day 8 of My First Standard Process 21 Day Detox

I just hit the one week mark on the 21 day Purification Program by Standard Process. Since this is my first time doing it, I didn’t know what to expect. …

January 3, 2016

The Gallbladder and What You May Not Know.

I’m seeing more and more people who’ve had their gallbladder’s removed or are scheduled to have it removed. It’s really difficult to just stay quiet because I know that everything …

December 17, 2015

Should you detox for the New Year?

I’m starting to hear more and more about everyone wanting to detox in January. I think it’s human nature to think a detox will undo all the damage we did …

December 15, 2015

Gaining 4 pounds overnight is more normal than it should be….

I’m tired, fatigued, not sleeping well, and I can’t lose any weight…. I can put on 4 pounds from one meal! I hear this daily in my practice and I …

November 9, 2015

Sugar Detoxing Made a Little Easier

I’ve been invited to go to go speak to the general manager of a gym in Morgan Hill, called Morgan Hill Athletic Club, about a guided sugar detox for the …

October 20, 2015

Muscle Cramps and Brain Fog in Athletes

I was watching the Oregon Ducks play football Saturday night. They were playing quite well the first half. I noticed a phenomena with them that I wasn’t quite use to …

October 6, 2015

Allergies aren’t always about the nose.

I’m constantly amazed at the power of nutrition and whole-food nutritional supplements. I performed a new patient exam a little over a week ago. The clients chief complaint was the …

October 3, 2015

I want to slap their fat faces……

Whenever I hear someone say that we need to eat wheat to be healthy or the irritating statement, “how can all these people suddenly be gluten intolerant… It’s in their …

October 1, 2015

Headaches and Alzheimers

I spent the last weekend in a MedHerb seminar learning about the practical use of herbs in a modern society. It was almost more information than one can process in …

September 30, 2015

Cellulite? Get Over It.

Cellulite is normal. It’s not a problem and it’s not a flaw. Women’s bodies store fat. Up to 90% of all women store cellulite to some degree. Lean, healthy, vegan, …

September 28, 2015

Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivities or intolerance’s are probably one of my greatest hurdles with my clients and maybe the most important to overcome. Consuming foods that you’re allergic or sensitive to can …

September 26, 2015

I’ve Just Been Diagnosed Celiac… What Next?

I’ve had a few clients that were diagnosed with celiac within the last year and they’ve felt lost and unsupported by their doctors. The general rule that the medical community …

September 24, 2015

It’s not your fault…. You’ve been doing exactly what we’ve been taught.

I just had a friend say it was so sad that people let themselves get to where they are at when they finally come see me. I was a little …

September 23, 2015

I’m pretty excited, but most will find this just gross

I got a text from a client last night that said, “Oooh!!! Just pooped. Bugs. Seriously those sesame seed like things. I’m so grossed out but so excited all at …

September 23, 2015

How do you know when exercise is friend or foe?

I have an unusual demographic with many of my clients… They exercise too much. Some are extremely competitive, A-type personalities. The one thing they all seem to have in common is …

September 19, 2015

Newly Diagnosed Autoimmune Conditions….

I’ve seen a large influx of clients with recently diagnosed autoimmune conditions. As many of you are aware, one of the biggest contributors to an autoimmune flare up is gluten …

August 13, 2015

Sugar Addiction… There is a solution

I committed myself to giving up sugar, wheat, soy and processed foods over 10 years ago. I would like to say that I was successful on my first attempt, considering …

June 24, 2015

body shaming

I’m a member of a group on Facebook that’s full of single people that embrace a paleo lifestyle. We discuss everything from nutrition, dating, body image and exercise. It’s a …


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Cara Ricci NTP

Eugene, OR & San Ramon, CA

(925) 819-0327

Monday-Friday 8am – 7pm
Saturdays by Appointment

email:  holbadee@icloud.com