Rachel Silves

 Herbal Education & Coaching

Become a Confident Family Herbalist.

So you can practically, and effectively take care of yourself and your family.

Hi, I'm Rachel Silves

I am a Registered Herbal Therapist (RHT) through the British Columbia Herbalists Association (yep, even though I’m American!) and I can’t wait to get to know you and support you on your herbal journey. 

 My passion is teaching moms to use herbs and essential oils with confidence, so they can take care of themselves and their families.

On a personal note, I’m a science geek (yes, I took advanced genetics in college for fun), a proud leftie (in fact, my husband and both kids are lefties too), and an avid reader of romantasy books (it’s like the romance and fantasy genre had a baby) and read over 100 books in 2023!

My Approach

  • Personalized for you and your family (We’ll develop an individualized learning plan so you can focus on what matters to you)

 

  • Focus on practical and effective ways to use herbs (so you don’t have to spend hours making impossibly difficult remedies)

 

  • Anatomy/Physiological approach to managing health (so you can understand your body and make confident decisions based on science)

 

  • Balanced & empathetic (meeting you where you are. No #momguilt)
My Focus Areas

Women's Health
Kid's Health
First Aid
Stress & Energy Management
Winter Illnesses
Natural Body Care
Building your own apothecary
Herbs for Dogs
Growing your own herbs

Having trouble knowing where to start on your herbal journey?

 

You’re Not Alone. And I’m Here to Help!

 

I see you…you’re committed to natural health and want to learn how to use herbs and essential oils to take care of your family.

 

But where do you start? What do you learn first? How do you fit in your studies on top of everything else? And how do you actually use herbs when your kiddo gets sick (because learning how to use herbs in theory only gets you so far…)

Let me be your guide to help you learn how to take care of yourself and your family using herbs and essential oils. We’ll work together to develop an individualized learning plan so we can focus on what matters to you. We’ll prioritize practical and effective herbal remedies and protocols.

 

The bottom line: you’ll confidentially know what to do, which herbs to use, and how to make decisions about your families’ health.

“Rachel at Seeds and Stalks is awesome. She takes the time to listen to your needs and develop a plan together.”
M.M

“Rachel is a great herbalist, she really listens to your concerns and is committed to getting your health goals met through various herbal remedies. But also recommends other natural methods you can use to become more in tune with your body. She is amazing! Highly recommended”
A.T.

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got questions, I’ve got answers!

Are herbs safe?

By in large, yes, herbs are generally safe and have been used for thousands of years. However, each herb has a different safety profile, contains different chemical constituents, and has different contraindications.

Have you heard the saying “the dose makes the poison?” This is an important concept to remember when using herbs, food, pharmaceuticals, or other substances. I have completed numerous courses on safety, materia medica (using herbs), and pharmacology to make sure that I am well skilled in using herbs safely as well as appropriate dosage ranges.

How often will we meet?

We will meet one to one once per month to discuss your personalized learning plan and herbal journey. In addition, we will have monthly group coaching calls with other students so that you can benefit from the questions others are asking. And you’ll have support on Voxer (Monday-Thursday 10am-3pm PST) so that you can get real-time answers to your herbal questions.

Can you help with xx condition?

 I will work with you (and help you learn to think!) in a holistic way and that will always prioritize the individual and not the disease/condition. Hippocrates once said that it is “more important to know what sort of person has the disease than what sort of disease the person has.” My work focuses on teaching you how to support and balance the body using herbs and other natural therapeutic tools. Making changes using herbs, nutrition, and other lifestyle modifications may positively impact health conditions. In addition, many herbs have been used and studied in the integrative health field with positive results.

However, using herbs is not a substitute for medical care and herbalists do not include diagnose or treat disease. I am not a medical doctor or other licensed health care professional. In addition, I am unable to answer personal health questions by email.

Who do you work with?

I work with moms who want to learn how to use herbs and essential oils to take care of their families. My sweet spot is working with moms of kids 2-18 (tots to teens!) A large part of my work is also working with moms and supporting them in learning how to use herbs and essential oils to support themselves. You can’t pour from an empty cup! If you are depleted and don’t have energy, how can you take care of others around you? So, my work is really for moms who want to learn how to use herbs to support their own health as well as that of their family.

I give you the tools and confidence to know what to do to support your family’s health.

What are your credentials?

I am a Registered Herbal Therapist with the British Columbia Herbalists Association. I have over 2000 hours of herbal studies including clinical experience with Medical Herbalist Katolen Yardley, online programs with Heartwood, Aviva Romm, MD; Paul Bergner, Jade Shutes, and Jessie Hawkins, PhD; and independent study.

My formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health and a Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Currently, herbalism and aromatherapy are not considered recognized health care modalities in the United States. As such, there is no state or national licensing for herbal and aromatherapy practitioners. For this reason there are no recognized credentials or titles.

Please see the About Me page for a more in depth bio.

Do you sell herbs and herbal products?
As part of the consultation process I may recommend products herbal formulations. At this time I do not sell any herbs or herbal preparations and recommend that you purchase the from Living Earth Herbs:
1411 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
www.livingearthherbs.com

Let’s make you a confident family herbalist!

I can’t wait to meet you! Let’s get started!

Email Address

rachel@seedsandstalks.com

Call or Text Me
(360) 389-3009
Work with me

Check out my Services page for ways to work together

Build Your Herbal First Aid Kit!

Inside the guide you'll learn:

  • Exactly which herbs, tinctures, essential oils and other natural products to have in your first aid kit (and there’s even a checklist to help you stay organized!)
  • How to think through what to use in an herbal first aid situation (to help you build your confidence when it comes to using herbs and essential oils)
  • A list of my favorite herbal books to get you started (for all of you out there who love learning and want to immerse yourself more!)

 

Check your email for your guide!