Pharmacist spotlight: Ruby


Nutritionist, Pharmacist and Personal Chef, Ruby is a strong advocate for integrative wellness. At Persona, she helps manage our drug-nutrient database to ensure our customers’ prescription medications and supplements don’t collide. 

I sat down with Ruby and got to know her a little better. 

How did you get into nutrition?  

Given my background in pharmacy and culinary, it made sense to work in nutrition as well. Proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle not only play a vital role in preventative health, but they can really help you feel more fulfilled in your daily life. 

What’s your biggest nutrition pet peeve?  

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people say weight loss is just about the calories you’re eating versus the calories you’re burning. Even though research has shown it’s so much more than that—it involves your hormones, your metabolic rate and other factors—I still hear a lot of people in the health and wellness space say this. And not all calories are equal, so it’s best to focus on eating a diet that includes nutritious, whole foods. 

What advice would you give someone who’s struggling to make healthy changes? 

Change can be overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to make multiple changes at once. Start with something small and create a win there. The satisfaction and motivation you get from that small change will help fuel your bigger goals. Also, surround yourself with people who support and encourage you—and even some who might be on the same health journey.  

What’s your favorite supplement? 

Ubiquinol! I’m working out a lot right now and prepping for a race this Fall, so I like that ubiquinol can help with recovery and the oxidative stress that exercise can cause.*  

What’s your favorite snack and why?  

I love making mini charcuterie boards with a side of chilled cucumbers. It’s healthy, but also fun to eat!  

What does your average weekend look like?  

I like to get a few workouts in throughout the weekend, but also Saturdays I’ll do something fun. I typically don’t cook on Saturday unless it’s a very special occasion, so everyone has to fend for themselves! But I will cook Sunday afternoons; I like putting a movie on in the background and making it relaxed. It’s also a great time to catch up with my daughter, Taylor. 

Tell us something surprising about yourself.  

As a teenager I had synesthesia, but I didn’t know or understand what it was and started to feel strange about it, so I mentally blocked it. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a condition in which information that is supposed to stimulate one of your senses actually stimulates several of them.   

I also love trying new things. Right now, it’s dancing and I’m planning to start learning archery soon! 

Check out Ruby’s blogs and follow her on IG @pharmacist.ruby 

Ruby is just one of the many experts at Persona who are here to accelerate your wellness journey. If you have questions about nutrition or your personalized program, reach out to Ruby or one of our other nutritionists, or book a free appointment at a time that works for you.  

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 


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