Anne Fischer Silva, NTP, RWS
“Life in all it’s splendor is Mother Nature obeyed” ~Weston A. Price
I am a Restorative Wellness Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. My private practice is called “A New Leaf Nutrition”, and I’m lucky enough to live in beautiful Sonoma County, CA. I serve clients throughout the United States as well as internationally. I received my certification in functional nutrition from Advanced Integrated Medical Institute in Washington, DC in 2000. My clinical approach was shaped by playing an integral role in the development of a successful holistic integrative medical clinic in Olympia, WA before starting my own practice in 2002. I also assisted in the curriculum development for the Nutritional Therapy Association and continue as a lead instructor with NTA.
Over the last seventeen years, I’ve taught nutrition courses in Washington, Hawaii, and California, hosted “Health-Wise” (a weekly radio show), and written articles for health publications. I’ve lectured nationally on a variety of health topics. I have also taught traditional cooking classes and am a past chapter leader for the Sonoma County Weston A. Price Organization. I’m passionate about teaching, cooking nutrient-dense foods and connecting around the table, the mind-body-spirit triad, my family, and staying physically fit.
My vision is to ultimately change the prevailing paradigm of what constitutes wellness and how that is achieved. To that end, I have developed an advanced nutrition training program for qualified practitioners (www.restorativewellnesssolutions.com) to assist them in achieving the necessary skills to to be effective healers in their communities.
Clinical Approach: The focus of my practice is educating clients about the importance of nutrient-dense foods and balancing their unique biochemistry. I utilize a variety of clinical assessments and healing methods to restore optimal health and function. I strongly believe that the body has a marvelous ability to rejuvenate itself, given the proper resources. If you are tired of not getting answers and want to see how amazing you can feel naturally, give me a call!
ANNE’S PHILOSOPHY FOR WHOLE HEALTH:
This illustration is representative of how I view health and where I focus when working with clients. At the base of the foundations, is food. Properly prepared, nutrient-dense food is primary nutrition. It is responsible for supplying the body with everything it needs to function optimally. In addition, we have five important fundamental factors that form the basis of our health. They are digestion, balanced blood sugar, balanced minerals, appropriate fatty acids, and adequate hydration.
For each of these foundations, many books have been written. For many experts, it’s all about digestion. When it comes to wellness, their primary focus is digestion and assimilation of nutrients. And, of course, they are right. For other health gurus, blood sugar is of primary importance. Ensuring that blood sugar is balanced is essential in order to keep our organs healthy. Yet others focus on omega 3 fatty acids and stress their importance, and minerals and water also have their authoritative advocates in the health field. The truth is that they are all correct. All of these biochemical foundations are immensely important and, together, help determine the fundamental well being of the body.
Of course these are not the issues for which most people seek help. What signals concern for most are degenerative health problems like cardiovascular dysfunction, pain, hormonal imbalances, and immune issues. When the foundations become weak, imbalance in other body systems often occurs.
The body has a marvelous ability to heal itself, given the proper resources. This is the basis of my work. It is my privilege and honor to assist my clients in their quest for good health. If you are tired of not getting answers and want to see how amazing you can feel naturally, give me a call!