March 4, 2019

Registration opens January 15, 2019

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Before taking your class, I was thinking I’d need to go either to medical school to study functional medicine or chiropractic college to have the impact I want to make. After taking this course, I see that I have everything I need right here with Restorative Wellness Solutions!

~Jordan Hoefing, CNMT, NTP, RWP


If you’re not getting the results you hoped for with your clients, it doesn’t mean you’re not a great practitioner. You probably just don’t have the right tools to go deep enough into your client’s clinical presentation or the most effective healing protocols.

thought-bubble-2Challenging cases become totally solvable with the right toolkit and protocols. We can help you get your power back. Let us equip you with the skills you need to make a difference with even the most challenging client cases.

thought-bubble-3You’re right, there are hundreds of different supplements you can use, and not all work the same. Even within reputable brands, some products are great, and others simply not effective. Let us share our combined 40+ years of experience with you of what products work the best in what circumstances.


We hear you! If you aren’t taught how to apply what you’ve learned into the framework you’re already using, then more training isn’t helpful. We’ve specifically designed this program such that we hold your hand through implementing everything you learn into your practice. And we’re here for you long after the class is done through private mentoring.

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What a gift this class is. I can’t imagine moving forward in my practice without this info. It would be like practicing blind.

~Andrea Walker, NTP, CGP, RWP

Restorative Wellness Solutions teaches advanced
functional nutrition to qualified practitioners.

Our online training includes:


Advanced anatomy and physiology principles — We teach you why the body is doing what it’s doing – both in a healthy individual and when there is imbalance.

Functional lab testing and results interpretation — We will teach you the best labs to work with in each situation and most importantly, how to interpret the results against a functional paradigm. We use a combination of saliva, stool, blood, and urine testing depending on the client’s presentation.

Finely tuned healing protocols — We have a combined experience of over 40 years in practice and have tried just about every supplement on the market. We know what works for each situation, and will share the protocols we use with outstanding success in our practices.

A community of like-minded practitioners — None of us want to work in a vacuum, and with the Restorative Wellness Practitioner community, you don’t have to anymore. We have an active forum during the course of your class, and on graduation, you are welcome to join our private Facebook group of practitioners.

Ongoing private mentoring — As you implement these new tools and skills, it can be helpful to have a seasoned practitioner look over your work to ensure you haven’t missed anything and have strong protocols. We offer private one-on-one mentoring for those who feel more confident having this second set of eyes for their first few cases.

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I have a stronger conviction and purpose in my clinic now – as if my wisdom has grown not just in the area of knowledge, but in inner strength as a practitioner too.

~Cush Reid, ND, NTP, RWP New Zealand

What will I learn?


Level 1: Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing

  • How to connect with and keep clients for life: from practice management to essential client relationship-building skills
  • Restore GI function and integrity through testing and interpretation of comprehensive stool analysis,
    GI-MAP, H. pylori and SIBO testing
  • Understand the various testing methods for food reactions and master the exclusive RWS approach to healing food sensitivities once and for all
  • When and how to use healing foods, supplements, and specific healing diets such as GAPS, low-FODMAPS, ketogenic, intermittent fasting, anti-microbial, and others
  • Understand bio-individuality and its practical application to nutrient balancing
  • The missing link: Assess and address the emotional components that impact cellular health and behavior
NEXT CLASS: March 4, 2019

Program cost: $1595
Or pay in two easy payments of $845

Registration opens January 15, 2019
Anne Fischer Silva, RWS NTP
Margaret Floyd Barry, RWS NTP
Ellen Lovelace, RWS MPH NTC
View the full curriculum here.

Level 2: Mastering the Art and Science of Optimizing Hormones

  • The Stress Factor: Assess and optimize adrenal and HPA Axis function through salivary and dried urine testing
  • Assess and rebalance male hormones, identify and resolve causes of androgen imbalances, “male menopause”, and infertility
  • The Female Cycle: Restore balance in cycling female hormones from PMS to PCOS to fertility
  • Reclaiming Healthy Menopause: Evaluate and support hormonal balance and bone health for true vitality
NEXT CLASS: January 2019

Anne Fischer Silva, RWS NTP
Margaret Floyd Barry, RWS NTP

*NOTE: you must have completed Level 1 to qualify and register for this course.


Level 3: Mastering the Art and Science of Nutritional Blood Chemistry

Learn to interpret standard blood chemistry panels from a nutritional perspective. Specifically:

  • Analyze and regulate blood sugar handling from hypoglycemia to Type II Diabetes
  • Assess and support optimal cardiovascular function
  • Identify and correct anemias and other nutritional deficiencies, including dehydration
  • Master thyroid regulation: Physiology, metabolism, and clinical applications
  • Strengthen and modulate the immune System, including stealth pathogens
  • The forgotten detoxification organs: evaluating and supporting the renal system
NEXT CLASS: September 2019

Anne Fischer Silva, RWS NTP
Margaret Floyd Barry, RWS NTP

*NOTE: you must have completed Level 1 to qualify and register for this course.

Level 4: Deep Detoxification, Genetics, Autoimmune, and the Optimal Brain

  • Identify and manage genetic polymorphisms
  • Deep detoxification methodology, including hidden pathogens, heavy metals and mold, and how to eliminate them
  • Organic Acids Testing for detoxification, metabolic function, nutritional status and mental health
  • The Autoimmune Phenomenon: Driving factors, assessment, nutritional management, and beyond
  • The Optimal Brain: Development, function, aging, trauma and imbalances
  • NEXT CLASS: To Be Determined

    Anne Fischer Silva, RWS NTP
    Margaret Floyd Barry, RWS NTP

    *NOTE: you must have completed all other RWS courses to qualify and register for this course.

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The course has been outstanding! Far beyond my expectations!

~Elizabeth Farrell-Carpenter, NTP, RWP

Meet your instructors

fischer-silva-headshotAnne Fischer Silva, RWS NTP

Anne is a Restorative Wellness Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She is the owner of “A New Leaf Nutrition”, a very successful private practice located in Sonoma County, CA. Anne received her certification in functional nutrition from Advanced Integrated Medical Institute in Washington, DC in 2000. 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. 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. She lectures nationally on a variety of health topics. 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. Her vision is to ultimately change the prevailing paradigm of what constitutes health and how that is achieved.

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.

mf-cropped-12-07-071-300x258-150x150Margaret Floyd Barry, RWS NTP CGP

Margaret is a nutritional therapist, writer, and real food advocate. She’s has been on the pursuit of the ideal, nutritious, and delicious way of eating for the better part of her adult life. Margaret is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, a Certified Restorative Wellness Specialist, and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. 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 foundational 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 also the creator and lead instructor of the NTP Business Class, where she brings her background as a business coach together with her success as a nutrition practitioner to mentor other nutrition professionals to grow thriving businesses. 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 blogs at as well as several other health-related websites.

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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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Having gone through several nutrition trainings I have to say this one brought all the pieces together into something very powerful that I will apply with confidence! What a great class. Thank you!

~Mariette Leufkens, NTP, RWP


1. How is the Restorative Wellness Solutions program different from other functional nutrition programs?

Our program is unique, effective and comprehensive in several ways.  We honor the priority of the body by taking a foundational approach when addressing the physical or metabolic imbalances of the body.  In addition, we recognize the need to address genetic weaknesses, drainage of toxins, emotional components and negative thought patterns.  In our combined 40 years of clinical experience, we have found that these key factors can act as powerful disruptors within the body and can block deeper healing.  We recognize the vital elements of deeper healing by engaging in a mind/body/spirit approach.

We are not the only functional nutrition program offered, however, until now there has not been a comprehensive program that includes all of these key components as part of a complete clinical approach.  Restorative Wellness Solutions takes the best of many courses available to you and expands upon them.  We offer a systematic approach backed by experience and successful outcomes.


2. What are the requirements to be certified as a Restorative Wellness Practitioner?

Students must have full comprehension of the materials and successfully complete the proficiency quizzes and final exam to become a Restorative Wellness Practitioner. We allow an additional two weeks at the end of each program to submit all quizzes and complete the final exam. Students will have 2 opportunities to pass the final exam and receive certification. Any student unable to successfully complete the program may register for the next program offered at a one-time 50% discount.

Students must have successfully completed and passed all requirements of the previous Level in order to move to the next course. For example, in order to enroll for Level 2: Mastering the Art and Science of Optimizing Hormones, students must have successfully completed all of Level 1: Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing.


3. How long does it take to complete the program?

Each level is a 12-week program, with 10 weeks of content and 2 weeks to complete the final exam at the end.


4. Does the Restorative Wellness Solutions Program offer CEUs?

The Restorative Wellness Solutions Program offers CEUs for the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. The breakdown of CEUs is as follows:

  • Level 1: Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing — 21 CEUs
  • Level 2: Mastering the Art and Science of Optimizing Hormones — 21 CEUs
  • Level 3: Mastering the Art and Science of Nutritional Blood Chemistry — 24.13 CEUs for NTA
  • Level 4: Deep Detoxification, Genetics, Autoimmune, and the Optimal Brain — TBD


5. Will I have access to the instructors and other students after the class?

You can stay connected with the instructors and other students in several different ways after class:

  1. You will be invited to join our private Facebook group, an active community of RWS Alumni. This is a free ongoing resource for RWS Practitioners in good standing (with their CEUs up to date).
  2. You will be invited to join our RWS Mindshare practitioner program, exclusively offered to RWS alumni.

    The RWS Mindshare is a monthly membership program that offers a trusted source of reliable information from experts in the field and provides an ideal way to stay current in the evolving nutrition landscape. We focus on practice development, ongoing skills development, clinical deep dives, interviews with leading experts, and case studies — all with the goal of giving our practitioners the essential tools and skills they need to be outstanding clinicians and successful business owners.

    There is a small monthly fee for this membership.


6. Will I have the opportunity to do my own lab testing with this class?

While Restorative Wellness Solutions is strictly an educational organization, we will suggest methods for assessing your own health issues. This includes, for Level 1, your personal GI-MAP or CSA and food sensitivity evaluations; for Optimizing Hormones, your personal adrenal and hormone evaluations; for Nutritional Blood Chemistry, a full blood chemistry panel. This first-hand experience of the process will enhance your learning experience significantly.

While these panels are optional, we strongly encourage students to complete these assessments to optimize your own health and well-being. “Healer, heal thyself first.” Furthermore, better understanding the experience of your future clients increases your effectiveness as a practitioner.


7. I am not a licensed practitioner – how will I be able to order and work with labs?

We have both licensed and unlicensed practitioners taking this program and offer a variety of different testing options in each module. For those practitioners who are unlicensed, the options are direct access testing labs, which are available directly to your clients and do not require a license.


8. How much time do the Restorative Wellness Practitioner trainings take on a weekly basis?

This completely depends on your level of comprehension and understanding of the principles covered in the Restorative Wellness Solutions, LLC program.  Those practitioners who are experienced with functional nutritional concepts will find they need an average of 5-6 hours per week to review the materials, attend the calls, and successfully pass proficiency quizzes and final exams.  Practitioners who are new to functional nutrition may need more time to fully comprehend and apply the advanced concepts presented in the course.


9. Are there any special requirements needed to take the Restorative Wellness Solutions, LLC programs?

Yes. It is our intention to provide an advanced certification program to qualified health practitioners.  We require that you be a licensed health professional or be certified in one of the following areas:

  • Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and Consultants
  • Licensed Health Professionals
  • Certified Nutritionists
  • FDNs
  • Chek Practitioners
  • Physical Therapists
  • Qualified Health Coaches


If you believe you are qualified and aren’t listed above, please contact us.


10. Do I receive a certificate for completing the Restorative Wellness Solutions program?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of proficiency upon successful completion of Level 1, indicating you are a Restorative Wellness Practitioner, Level 1. Upon successful completion of each subsequent course, you will receive a certificate of proficiency for that specialty.

Upon completion of all four courses, you will receive a certificate of proficiency as a Restorative Wellness Specialist.

To maintain your certification as a Restorative Wellness Practitioner (RWP) or Restorative Wellness Specialist (RWS), you are required to submit 10 CEUs credits annually. If you choose to become a member of the RWS Mindshare Program (see FAQ #5), this takes care of your CEU requirements in full.


11. What are the software requirements?

You must have reliable internet service to access the program. Our course is available to both PC and Mac users, and it is fully accessible on most tablets and iPads. We will be using the latest available technology to make our courses accessible, engaging and interactive while being sensitive to all personal levels of computer proficiency.

System requirements:

  • Mac with OS 10.7 or later
  • PC with Windows 7 or later
  • Chrome, Safari, or Firefox browser, or Explorer 10 or later.


12. I am not a licensed health professional. Will I be accused of practicing medicine without a license?

Restorative Wellness Solutions, LLC offers an educational curriculum to support healthy function.  We seek to optimize the innate healing capacity of the body in re-establishing homeostasis.  As a result, many symptoms improve due to addressing the unresolved stressors that compromise health.  We do not diagnose or treat disease or conditions of any sort. Our purpose is to recognize that the greatest healer lies within. It is up to each individual to acquaint themselves with the unique laws and restrictions of their particular state, province, or country to determine what constitutes the practice of medicine in their jurisdiction.


13. Are the Restoration Wellness Solutions programs offered internationally and in all states?

Yes, because Restorative Wellness Solutions is strictly an educational organization, the concepts presented can be applied anywhere. There may, however, be restrictions for unlicensed practitioners located in NY, NJ, and RI. (Please contact us for more information if you reside in one of these states.)


14. What is the cost of the Restorative Wellness Solutions program?

Level 1 – $1695

NOTE:  Prices are subject to change without notice.


15. What are my payment options? Do you offer a payment plan?

You can pay using any of the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express.

For each level, we offer two payment options: a single payment for the full course tuition, or a payment plan of two payments over two months. 


16. What is your refund policy?

For Level 1, we offer a full refund less a $100 cancellation fee until two days after the class has begun. This gives you two full days to review the first module of the class and determine if it’s the right fit for you. For all subsequent courses there are no refunds. Students can transfer to the next class offered if they request this within 30 days of the launch of the program (any level). If a student fails a program, they can retake it at half-price one time only. If they fail twice, they must pay full price to take it again. Graduates have access to class materials in perpetuity.