Wellness Consultant
Integrative Health Specialist

module_img-flowerCynthia Backer, innovative nurse manager and educator for over 30 years, promotes health and wellness through her engaging teaching methods and client work. She specializes in easy, practical ways to create healthier lifestyles for adults and children. Cynthia's programs are engaging with measurable results. Cynthia is Holistic Nurse board certified, and proficient as a Reiki Master and Certified Healing Touch Practitioner. Cynthia Backer was a pioneer in the food industry, launching Gemini Desserts in 2011, online bakery featuring organic, gluten-free and vegan desserts. Cynthia Backer's creativity extends into fiber arts and art quilts. Her work has received honors at several art shows in the United States. Read more...

Latest Blog Post:

Buettner Shares “Blue Zone” Power 9 Habits

I was excited to be a part of the Vital Aging Event at Liberty Station in San Diego on Friday, June 3 with Gemini Desserts.  Little did I know how inspired I would be hearing and meeting Dan Buettner, 3 time world record holder for endurance bicycling, explorer, National Geographic writer, author of The Blue Zones and Thrive, and co-producer of an Emmy Award winning documentary film.
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Three Tips for Eating a More Vegetarian Diet

By Cynthia Backer, RN, MAT, MIH, HNB-BC, CHTP Deciding how to eat a more vegetarian diet can be overwhelming.   You may enjoy the foods you eat and wonder how to make the change gradually.  Here are three tips to get you started.  1.  Put more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet using your dinner plate.           Eating more fruits and vegetables every day can be a
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  • Cynthia was extremely entertaining and engaging...  She presented an extremely worthwhile workshop.  The time flew by in this class...  It was very well presented with a nice mixture in the presentation.
    American Holistic Nursing Conference Attendees, Colorado
  • The quality, information, and professionalism of your speech perfectly matched the vision…Again, I appreciate your enthusiasm for this session, and most importantly, for turning our session into something progressive and intriguing – something we have sought after for quite some time.
    J.P., American Intercontinental University, Illinois
  • I just wanted to thank you for opening my eyes up to the not so typical aspects of nursing, mainly holism…it has definitely opened me up to a completely different world of nursing that gives me hope of a) learning self care so that I never burn out and b) nursing has a brighter future outside of what it is today.
    M.T., Student Nurse, Arizona
  • Cynthia is one of the most caring, sympathetic, understanding, flexible and compassionate teachers… that I have had the pleasure to know.
    B.A., Ph D., Oregon
  • Thank you for your attention to our students.  You are the embodiment of the university’s mission and vision.  Your efforts help provide a positive educational experience…
    D.B., Northern Arizona University
  • Cynthia was a great presenter, engaged her audience, was skilled with using humor, many styles of learning and made it fun to be a part of the process. I just wanted to write this email to let you know how much we have enjoyed having Cynthia as a teacher. I believe that anyone in cooking can always learn something about themselves, nutrition or do something that they are not used to doing. Cynthia has done a fabulous job in educating us about various topics and products available. She has a passion for nutrition and teaching and it really shines through. I feel that our students in this class benefited by having Cynthia... Her vast expertise in nutrition has really helped with every type of student in this class. Her approachable demeanor makes it easy to ask a question knowing that she can't wait to offer her advice.
    KC, San Diego Continuing Education Student, California

Podcast: Freedom For All

Are you free? Where are you enslaved, stifled, unfree? What creates a state of freedom in your life? What can you do about it? We will discuss it here.