About Us

We guide qualified health practitioners on a learning journey to clinical mastery that builds on their core knowledge, helping them recognize and honor the body’s natural order of healing. 

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 solve the most challenging client symptom presentations.

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 a client’s body exactly what it needs to achieve true healing.

All practitioners begin with Level 1, Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing.

Our Founders

Restorative Wellness Solutions was founded by Anne Fischer Silva, RWS NTP, and Margaret Floyd Barry, RWS NTP CGP.

Anne Fischer Silva

RWS NTP

Anne’s vision is to ultimately change the prevailing paradigm of what constitutes health and how that is achieved. Anne was an integral part of developing a successful holistic practice model before entering private practice. She helped develop the curriculum for Nutritional Therapy Association and was a lead instructor with NTA for 8 years. She lectures nationally on a variety of health topics.

Anne is the owner of “A New Leaf Nutrition,” a successful private practice located in Sonoma County, California. Over the last fourteen years, she has taught nutrition courses in Washington, Hawaii, and California, hosted “Health-Wise” (a weekly radio show), and written articles for several well-known health publications.

Anne focuses on educating her clients about the importance of nutrient-dense foods and balancing biochemistry. She utilizes a variety of testing techniques and healing methods to restore optimal health. Anne received her certification in functional nutrition from Advanced Integrated Medical Institute in Washington, DC in 2000 and she is a Restorative Wellness Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

Anne is passionate about teaching, cooking nutrient dense foods, her family, and connection around the table. She is excited to share her successful practice model with other practitioners.

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Margaret Floyd Barry

RWS NTP CGP

Margaret is a functional nutritionist, writer, and real food advocate. She’s been on the pursuit of the ideal, most nutritious and delicious way of eating for the better part of her adult life. She has a thriving private practice based out of Portland, Oregon, through which she supports her clients to achieve true health and vitality through diet and lifestyle changes.

Margaret believes firmly in the power of real, whole nutrient-dense foods and the body’s ability to use them as core to all aspects of health and wellness. She works with a variety of different tools to understand the imbalances in the body, and uses dietary changes and supplementation to help bring the body back into balance, which is where true healing occurs.

Margaret is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), a Certified Restorative Wellness Specialist, 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 eatnakednow.com as well as several other health websites.

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Our Instructors

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

Ellen Lovelace

MPH NTC RWS

Ellen 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 Restorative Wellness Specialist. 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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Natalie Steen

NTP RWP

Natalie uses her functional nutrition training daily in her private practice in Washington State. Natalie views healthcare as a collaborative process, educating clients and students to become responsible for their own health, in order to bring it to a personal optimal level.  She enjoys hosting talks and workshops to educate others on the healing power of real food, therapeutic diets,  and in healing the gut.

Natalie’s own past struggles with allergies, hives, Hashimoto’s and fatigue,  was reversed after her training in nutritional therapy and addressing the root cause of the symptoms.  The results of her own successful health journey, continues to fuel her passion for restoring optimal health and vitality to her clients lives.  She uses targeted protocols to resolve the underlying causes of chronic conditions such as;  IBS, leaky gut, fatigue, allergies, skin conditions, digestive distress and autoimmune conditions.

Natalie enjoys gardening, hiking, berry picking, kayaking, and all the ways she can spend time outside in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  She is the owner of Bluestem Nutrition, and is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP),  a Restorative Wellness Practitioner, and an AutoImmune Paleo Certified Coach.

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Sara Fields

NTP RWP

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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Meet Our Medical Director

Dr. Chris Turnpaugh

DC, DACNB

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 the Pennsylvania Center for Integrative Health in July 2014.  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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