About Yetta

Yetta Blair, CFNC, CHCC

Yetta and her cat, Thomas

Welcome. Thanks for being here!

I am a certified holistic cancer coach and functional nutrition practitioner helping clients learn about the role nutrition and lifestyle choices can play in helping the body heal from disease and cancer.

I am the spouse of a wife who beat the odds of metastatic breast cancer by taking charge of healthcare decisions and her life. 

I am a geek who loves to watch documentaries and an avid reader of the science of health and wellness. Watching the film, Cancer Can Be Killed, late one night, set me on the journey to help my wife heal from Stage IV cancer. 

I am a speaker, educator and coach who loves to teach others about the role of diet and lifestyle on preventing cancer, or preventing a recurrence of cancer, or healing from a cancer diagnosis.

I am a student of writing. I try to write short, but can get wordy.

I grew up in Louisville Kentucky. There I lived a simple but blessed childhood with my sister and brother. Both of my parents came from large families with parents who were farmers. My mother was a stay-at-home mom who, every summer, canned vegetables that we picked from our grandparents’ garden or Mom’s backyard garden.  Eating garden fresh vegetables all year long was a ridiculously lucky circumstance.

We never went to the doctor as kids. Mom showered us with love and she believed in the power of home remedies and giving the body time to heal.  Again, I was lucky.

Yetta Blair, Louisville, KY

Yetta hiking Mt. Rainier

I studied whole food plant based nutrition with T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University.  The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies was an excellent program that teaches paradigm shifting information on the role of diet and lifestyle in our health. 

I received my certification as a holistic cancer coach through The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education and learned from top cancer educator Susan Silberstein, Ph.D.  Another ridiculously lucky circumstance.

And to continue my good fortune, I studied whole body systems under the brilliant Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Andrea Nakayama, and received my certification as a functional nutrition counselor from the school she founded, Functional Nutrition Lab. 

I still live in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s a nice place to live. We have nine plus parks and the largest urban forest in the United States. You will catch me hiking one of these every Saturday.

My wife Gayle and I have been together for 10 years. She is incredibly smart, kind and generous. Again, how lucky am I.

We have one son who lives in Lexington, KY.  He owns a successful company and always finds time for family.  He has his priorities straight.  I am also a grandmother. The grandmother thing is terrific.

I love to Hike, bike ride and have been practicing qiGong for two years.

I advocate strongly for lifestyle choices as a means to achieving wellness and health from cancer. That said, why doesn’t every Oncologist?

I believe that in healing, the simplest and most obvious answer can often be the right answer.

The countless number of doctor and patient stories on healing cancer by incorporating a whole body approach still win out over the rapid spread of nonsense that discounts the power of these methods.

I love educating about diet and lifestyle’s role in prevention and healing. Every day is an adventure.

My favorite part about coaching and teaching is learning new stuff nearly every day. And that learning helps me help others.

Yetta and Gayle hiking Glacier National Park in 2013

I bring the science and art of functional nutrition into everyday life to help improve your health.

Yetta Blair, CFNC, CHCC

Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor
Certified Holistic Cancer Coach