About Us

We guide qualified health practitioners on a learning journey to clinical mastery in functional nutrition that builds on their core knowledge, helping them facilitate healing in their clients with greater efficiency and effectiveness. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide courses that are challenging, engaging and enlightening – bridging a multitude of functional nutrition approaches and elevating your ability to help even your most challenging and complex client cases.

Through Restorative Wellness Solutions programs, you’ll learn how to identify blocking factors and imbalances that prevent healing and leverage new tools and ways of thinking in order to give your client’s body exactly what it needs to achieve true healing.

All practitioners must apply and be accepted to RWS to begin with Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing.

Our Founder & Executive Director

Restorative Wellness Solutions was founded by Anne Fischer Silva, Master RWP FNTP, and is led by Executive Director, Margaret Floyd Barry, Master RWP FNTP CGP

Anne Fischer Silva, Founder


Anne’s journey in the field of functional nutrition over the last 23 years began in a functional medicine practice, where she learned the power of objective testing. From there she opened her own business, A New Leaf Nutrition, where she built a wait-list distance practice. Anne has taught nutrition courses in Washington, Hawaii, and California, and hosted a radio show, “Health-Wise”, for 3 years. She helped develop the original curriculum for the Nutritional Therapy Association, was a lead instructor with NTA for 8 years, and she continues to lecture nationally on a variety of health topics. Anne founded Restorative Wellness Solutions in 2013 with the sole purpose of training other nutrition professionals how to address complex issues with their clients and achieve the same stellar results she gets in her practice.

The core principles Anne built Restorative Wellness Solutions upon are the importance of nutrient-dense foods and balancing biochemistry. From there, she looks for the deeper underlying issues by utilizing a variety of testing techniques and customized healing methods to restore optimal function and health.

Anne received her certification in functional nutrition from Advanced Integrated Medical Institute in Washington, DC in 2000 and she is a Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner and Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

In 2022, Anne decided to pursue new and different aspects of holistic wellness and left Restorative Wellness Solutions in the hands of her dear friend and business partner, Margaret Floyd Barry.


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Margaret Floyd Barry, Owner & Executive Director


Margaret is a functional nutritionist, writer, speaker, and educator. She joined the Restorative Wellness Solutions team in 2015 after taking the inaugural RWS class and transforming her practice with the application of the tools and methodology she learned. First as an instructor, then as partner, and now as full owner and Executive Director of the school, Margaret is passionate about equipping other health practitioners with the tools she learned from Anne that yielded such outstanding results in her own business.

Margaret began her career in nutrition at the Nutritional Therapy Association, and earned her designation as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP) in 2007. Since that time she has grown a thriving private practice that serves clients throughout North America and Europe, specializing in the intersection of autoimmunity, digestive health and hormonal issues. 

In addition to her training as an FNTP, Margaret is a Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner (MRWP), a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, and a Certified Gluten Practitioner. Margaret is the author of Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted, and Undressed Eating for a Healthier, Sexier You and coauthor of its follow-up cookbook, The Naked Foods Cookbook. She currently writes at eatnakedkitchen.com as well as several other health websites.

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Our Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of highly skilled practitioners who have mastered the Restorative Wellness Solutions methodology and implement it with exceptional results.

Ellen Lovelace, Lead Instructor & Curriculum Development

MPH FNTP Master RWP, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®

Ellen (she/her) has been actively working to educate and improve the public’s health for almost 20 years. Ellen received her Masters in Public Health from The George Washington University, and went on to run everything from tuberculosis prevention programs in Russia to dental health education programs along the Texas/Mexico border. She was also the founding Executive Director of the women’s health program at Stanford University. When Ellen became drawn to a more holistic model, she received her certifications as a Nutritional Therapy Consultant and a Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner. She is the owner of A Balanced Table Nutritional Therapy in San Jose, CA, her private functional nutrition practice.

Ellen focuses on cutting through the confusion and nutrition “noise,” digging to the roots of clients’ dysfunction, and figuring out the best way for them to eat, drink, and thrive. She uses the RWS functional analysis tools daily, and is excited to share her passion for these methods. Ellen believes that only by focusing on root causes, combined with whole foods nutrition, can true wellness be achieved. Ellen is also a passionate animal lover who volunteers at a wildlife rescue facility, and can often be found smelling of skunk while covered in Mastiff drool.

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Sara Fields, Lead Instructor & Student Experience


Sara fell in love with food and nutrition early in life and has worked in this sphere for nearly 15 years.  From her work in organic farming and sustainable agriculture to gourmet and specialty foods retail, she has cultivated a passion for both culinary adventure and for nourishing food’s healing effects on our bodies and the earth.

Seeing firsthand the effects of diet on autoimmune disease and mental health, she was catapulted into a career in nutrition.  Since 2014 she has worked as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and in 2016 she received her certification as a Restorative Wellness Practitioner.  The RWS program has added invaluable tools to her repertoire, allowing her to dig deeper to uncover root causes of imbalance and to ultimately help her clients improve their quality of life.

Sara is the owner of Wellness Intentioned, a private nutrition practice based in Richmond, Virginia.  Her practice is predominantly focused on gut health, as the implications of a dysfunctional digestive system are far-reaching and many health concerns can be attributed to that dysfunction.  Pregnancy and fertility are also special areas of interest for Sara, and she teaches classes to educate women and their partners about preparing their bodies for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

It is Sara’s hope to deeply touch the lives of all the people she works with, helping them find both wellness of body and spirit.  She believes strongly in the body’s innate wisdom, and she strives to help her clients disconnect from the dogma and reconnect with their own bodies. When she’s not working, you can find her hanging with her husband and kiddos, doing yoga, watching live music, or tending to her one million houseplants.

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Paige Reagan, Instructor and Research

FNTP, Master RWP

Paige has spent most of her career working in Research and Development in the areas of clinical research, regulatory affairs, and medical writing. She has a wide range of experience in the therapeutic areas of cardiovascular health, pulmonary arterial hypertension, diabetes, bone health, osteoarthritis/rheumatoid arthritis, and urology, among others. Her work has contributed to numerous regulatory approvals as well as publications in major medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Circulation, and American Heart Journal.

Paige ventured into the world of holistic health after struggling for years with severe digestive issues and other mysterious symptoms despite countless consults with physicians and specialists. Within months of working with a functional nutritionist, she experienced profound improvements in her symptoms, which inspired her to cross the invisible line that separates conventional medicine from holistic health.

Paige has since earned certifications as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Restorative Wellness Practitioner. She is owner of Naturally Nourished Wellness, a small practice specializing in gut health and the downstream effects of poor digestion. She strives to find balance between the holistic and mainstream approaches and aims to provide her clients with the best of both worlds, using her critical thinking skills from years in research combined with objective laboratory testing and her passion for the restorative power of whole foods and simple lifestyles. She spends her free time exploring the outdoors with her family, swinging kettlebells, and creating baked goods with healthier ingredients.

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Deanne Landers, Instructor & Asia/Pacific Liaison


Deanne is an accomplished FNTP and RWP who discovered her love of holistic and functional nutrition through her own health journey. Her vision is to help women navigate through the nutritional confusion so they are empowered to live the life they envision.

With a passion for seeing people vibrantly healthy, and her experience as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Restorative Wellness Practitioner and Certified Gluten Free Practitioner, she has a proven track record of helping her clients make a remarkable improvement to their health.

Deanne loves empowering women on a journey to find their own self-love and acceptance, while they walk the road to healing their bodies. As she knows from her own experience, it isn’t until we listen to our symptoms and take care in our nutritional choices that we are able to live a healthier and happier life.

She is a busy practitioner, mum to 3 adult children, and wife to her husband who works abroad in Singapore. Deanne has spent many years living in South East Asia and between there and Australia, developed a deep love for combining travel, cooking and creating inspired recipes to nourish and love.

She runs a practice in Sydney Australia, where as an FNTP, she uses unique skills to communicate with the body’s innate intelligence to determine underlying nutrient deficiencies and internal stressors. This allows her to customise her work on a deep bio-individual level. She also has a “test don’t guess” policy and uses extensive functional laboratory work to further support her clients needs and develop targeted healing protocols for them.

Deanne also gives her time as an Assistant Instructor for the Nutritional Therapy Association Australia.

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Courtenay Fisher, Instructor


Courtenay is an FNTP and RWP who felt called to this work after years of seeking answers to her own health challenges, finding resolution and real quality of life through functional nutrition and lifestyle changes.

As a child, Courtenay had chronic respiratory infections that resulted in countless rounds of antibiotics, school absences, and the limiting belief that she wasn’t strong or healthy. These problems escalated into digestive issues throughout college and law school, and as an adult, her health continued to decline. She experienced allergies, food sensitivities, skin issues, joint pain, brain fog, migraines and more. Courtenay was told that her symptoms weren’t significant and that she could take various prescriptions for the rest of her life to “manage” this growing list of conditions.

She felt wholly unseen and misunderstood, and became determined to help herself and others.

Ultimately, the birth of her amazing kids propelled Courtenay to uplevel her learning and training. She had her “why,” and committed to be the healthy, fulfilled person that her kids (human, feline & canine), her husband, and she, deserved.

Courtenay trained as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Master Restorative Wellness Solutions Practitioner, operating for several years as the owner of her own functional nutrition practice before jumping at the chance to join the Restorative Wellness Solutions teaching staff and becoming part of A Balanced Table’s functional nutrition team.

Courtenay also serves as the PTA Wellness Coordinator at her kids’ school, implementing countless wellness based projects and activities over the years, including an extensive school garden program, an outdoor classroom space, bike safety initiatives and water drinking campaigns.

When she’s not in her office or planning her family’s adventure, you’ll find Courtenay out running or lifting heavy things with friends, on (or in) the water with her family, or meal prepping like a maniac while rocking out to something from the ’80s.

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Julia Mims, Instructor


Julia runs a virtual nutritional therapy practice called Well Fed Health, working with active men and women on gut healing and restoring hormone balance. She is a Louisiana native, wife, and mom of a one-year-old son, and loves teaching Pilates and strength training at a local studio.




Julia’s journey into nutrition and holistic health began with her own complex health journey throughout the last decade. She understands firsthand that taking an unconventional approach can be absolutely life-changing. She has made it her mission to help others rebuild their health from a strong foundation of real food and proper function, making sure the body is first nourished and safe to thrive. This passion has increased tenfold when she became a mother to the most perfect little boy, who happens to also have a long-term need for support for various conditions. Now, they journey together. Nothing will light a fire like a mother advocating for her child!
In 2015, Julia graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics, but decided to pursue a more holistic route through the Nutritional Therapy Association in 2017. Since then she has utilized a food-first and physiology-first approach to supporting the body from a foundational perspective. She began furthering her education with Restorative Wellness Solutions in 2020, and has since transformed her practice to utilize functional labs with emphasis on gut health, women’s hormones, and blood chemistry.
She is an advocate for empowering others to do the consistent daily work that it takes to truly discover healing and to use their voice to advocate for the support they need on their health journey. Her work involves holistic care, deep nourishment, and body intuition to support her clients along their long-term transformation, and her passion is to create abundant space for those with chronic issues that are looking for a more supported approach.
Julia is an avid fitness lover, and currently teaches Pilates reformer and strength training at a local fitness studio. When she’s not teaching, you can find her picking up heavy things like barbells and kettlebells. She enjoys creating nutrient dense simple meals without a recipe, but loves a good Sunday cookbook read. When she’s not knee-deep into food and physiology, she’s hanging with her husband, toddler, and dog on family walks, reading books, or laughing uncontrollably.

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Deidre Bloomquist, Instructor

FNTP, Master RWP

Deidre is a functional nutritionist based in Colorado who focuses on women’s digestive health and hormonal imbalances with a focus around fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum.



Deidre is the owner of Always Growing Nutrition, a private practice based in Colorado that works with clients across North America. She leads a team of practitioners who specialize in women’s digestive, hormone health, and infertility. She has a special passion for the perinatal phase in women’s lives and love to support pregnant and postpartum clients. She also works as a birth educator.


She fell in love with the power of nutrition as a CrossFit trainer who saw a big gap in the health of her clients which led her to cultivate a practice built around supporting hormonal imbalances. Deidre has been working with clients in a clinical capacity since 2015 and encourages clients to be their own biggest advocates in their wellness journey. She believes wholeheartedly in educating clients to understand how their body works so that they can provide their body with the tools it needs to support their own healing.


She holds certifications as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Restorative Wellness Practitioner, Precision Nutrition Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and Certified CrossFit Trainer.


Deidre lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband and son. In her free time, she spends time outdoors with her family, hiking and camping, moving a barbell in her home gym, and with her nose in a book.

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Kimme Rovin, Instructor


Kimme began her exploration of health and nutrition as a medical anthropologist looking at cultural practices surrounding breastfeeding and child nutrition in southern and east Africa. She also has a Masters in Public Health specializing in maternal and child health. After dealing with some of her own health issues she went down the rabbit hole of functional nutrition trying to find a solution (and hitting lots of dead ends with allopathic medicine). This led her to complete her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certification in 2018 and then RWS levels 1 and 2.



Her practice now focuses on women’s mood and energy issues and is expanding into autoimmune and chronic conditions. She has also recently started exploring some of the energetic causes underlying various health conditions. Kimme works with clients to get at the root causes of their symptoms and has found the RWS toolkit to be invaluable in doing so. She has two daughters, an adorable golden retriever/terrier mix, and 2 rescue guinea pigs. She just relocated to Boise, Idaho from Washington DC and loves seeing the mountains every day.

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Kristin Whitaker


Kristin began her journey into holistic nutrition to help a host of gut and autoimmune issues that hit her own family. Now, her 4 teenagers are thriving and she loves helping others do the same in her online practice: Nourish with Kristin. When not practicing or voraciously learning more, she is out hiking the mountains around her home outside Salt Lake City.


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Ishbel Cavaleri


Ishbel specializes in working with clients who have testosterone imbalances via a gut first approach. She holds a Level 3 RWS certificate and has helped to facilitate phenomenal success for her clients using RWS tools. Outside of work she is all about quality time with loved ones, reading, running & yoga/Pilates.

Ishbel struggled with her health for a lot of her life and has a keen awareness of the impact being sick can have on every area of life.

As a teenager she suffered from chronic sinus infections which were treated with countless rounds of antibiotics. Over time her health continued to devolve into chronic (and often debilitating) low back pain, severe constipation and ultimately, a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

In her early twenties, Ishbel started a successful yoga and Pilates therapy business. She learned how to heal her chronic low back pain and built a busy practice working with people who suffered from chronic pain.

In her late twenties Ishbel was told she would never be able to have children, and that she would need to use prescription drugs to help her to manage her PCOS symptoms.

For better or worse Ishbel loves a challenge and nothing motivates her more than being told what she wants is impossible!

In 2015 Ishbel became a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. While FNTP school helped Ishbel tremendously with her symptoms, she was still struggling. Upon the first month of the RWS Gut Healing Program, she got her menstrual cycle back for the first time in 15 years.

Today, Ishbel runs a thriving company, IshbelWELL, which specializes in working with men and women who struggle with the constellation of health issues that lead to testosterone imbalances.

When Ishbel is not working, she loves training for half marathons, is an avid reader and cherishes her daily meditation, yoga and journaling practices. Spending quality time with the people she loves lights her up, and every day she strives to grow into her full potential so that her young daughter may be inspired to do the same.

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Meet Our Medical Director

Dr. Chris Turnpaugh


Dr. Chris Turnpaugh, DC, DACNB is a skilled practitioner whose primary focus is on finding and addressing the root cause of disease. He has extensive experience in supporting patients who are dealing with the most difficult, chronic, autoimmune and neurological health conditions. Patients from around the country seek out his expertise to restore their health. Since opening his practice in 1999, he has worked with local hospitals and national laboratories to implement testing protocols leading to further breakthroughs in the treatment of complicated cases.

Dr. Turnpaugh’s vast knowledge of functional medicine and functional neurology, coupled with more than 16 years in practice, has earned him a reputation of being well-respected by his peers and other medical professionals.  In 2013, he was invited to join the board of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation.  His application of functional medicine as it relates to the neuroendocrine system is a unique clinical approach to non-pharmacological treatments.

Dr. Turnpaugh frequently lectures to colleagues, medical students and doctors of all disciplines in order to promote a better understanding of the benefits of the functional medicine approach and its clinical application.  He has a unique ability to take the most complicated cases and break them down to an easy-to-understand level for both practitioners and patients.  He routinely consults with a variety of disciplines of doctors.

Dr. Turnpaugh has extensive knowledge in brain genetic disorders and specializes in Fragile X Syndrome.  For more than ten years, he has worked with an extensive array of neurobehavioral disorders in children including those that have been diagnosed with symptoms of ADD/ADHD, PDD, Asperger’s, autism, selective mutism, seizure disorder, emotional detachment disorder, as well as many others.

Dr. Turnpaugh received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics and pre-med from Bloomsburg University.  He is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College and received his diplomate from The Carrick Institute and is board certified in chiropractic neurology. His interest in functional medicine began early in his career.  He currently lectures to Doctors around the country on topics such as Functional Blood Chemistry,  Thyroid Disorders, Environmental Toxins and Mastering Brain Chemistry. His passion for HEALTH care led him to open Turnpaugh Health and Wellness in January of 1999.  It is a multi-disciplinary center located in Mechanicsburg.  He and his wife, Heather, have four children and reside in Mechanicsburg, PA.

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