Hi! My name is Silvia and I am a functional medicine nurse practitioner, herbal enthusiast, and healer. I am truly devoted to working with patients in the most holistic way possible. Having completed formal training from the Institute for Functional Medicine and currently working on my certification from IFM, I am dedicated to digging deep to find the root cause.
I like to think of myself as an “un-earther” who teases back weeds and rocks to get to the soil beneath. Each and every one of us has our own health story, events that led us to where we are today. A part of my approach when working with patients is to map out this story, find where it began and plan out together where we will go together.
My story began as a child with autoimmune disease and no answers. For years I went from specialist to specialist trying to understand why I felt awful but seemingly had nothing wrong with me. I am now so thankful to have functional medicine and herbal allies to unearth my own story, but also to help those that have had similar experiences with healthcare as I had.
I am here to tell you, that defensive, band-aiding, reactive healthcare is not the only answer! I am so pleased to work with people who understand that offense is NECESSARY, bandaids are fine, but only if we are also looking DEEPER, and that instead of being reactive, we should be ADAPTIVE--consistently checking in and adjusting based on feedback. Having been a NICU nurse for several years, I am very familiar with the subtle clues and signs, the language the body uses to tell us what it needs.
Besides helping people on their healing journey, I am a Mama, Wife, and nature-lover. I enjoy reading, writing, yoga and hiking. I have a love of homesteading and making everything from scratch.