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I became very ill in my early twenties with a viral encephalitis, which was very hard on my health and immune system. As the years went on, I was eventually diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which I had for 15 years. Over the course of this time I have spent thousands of dollars on all kinds of doctors and practitioners, both conventional and unconventional. I had reached a point a few years ago where I didn’t want to go to anyone ever again. I always felt like people made promises about being able to cure me and they never delivered that promise. Leona was recommended to me by a friend and I agreed to go to her because I felt her prices were very fair and I just had an intuition that it was worth a shot. I remember very clearly that she told me that under her care I would see an improvement over the course of a year and that I would feel better slowly, incrementally over that time. This outlook seemed rational and sound, and over the course of that first year I did make a large improvement which was reflected in my blood test results. I could actually see with my own eyes the huge improvement my body had made. I’ve been seeing Leona for 2 years now and at 37, I’m now happily pregnant with my first child and feeling healthier and stronger than I have for my entire adult life. I can definitely attribute that improvement to Leona’s treatment protocol.  Leona is a compassionate, intelligent and knowledgeable practitioner and her no nonsense, practical approach really produces results. I trust her with my health more than I’ve trusted any doctor in my past and I feel really grateful to have her in my life. As a result, I’ve referred her to several friends that have all dealt with different health issues and they have all been greatly helped by her. I could not recommend her more highly!
C.A.
Venice, CA

Over the years I’ve seen Nutritionist, Leona West, who is quite brilliant and methodical, and who provided me with a realistic and doable plan to address fertility/pre-menopausal issues as well as weight loss.
Paula Z. Los Angeles, CA

Leona J. West, Santa Monica Wellness Nutritionist, is the best health care professional I have ever consulted. Leona is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and thorough. For the past 20+ years I’ve gone to traditional doctors looking for solutions to my health problems, only to get more and more frustrated, and in some cases getting harmful side effects from the prescription medications they prescribed. This has never been the case with Leona. She spends a lot of time listening and using sound judgment, laboratory reports, and her expertise to find homeopathic solutions to health issues. NEVER has any other doctor done such a thorough job, or even listened for more than the typical 15 minute office visit.
I have recommended Leona to two other friends and they both are extremely happy. And they have also recommended her to others as well. 

Leona West deserves a rating of 5+ for the outstanding service she provides.
G.H., West Hills, CA

Leona is absolutely brilliant and makes the process a truly enjoyable experience!
Laura L., Santa Monica, CA

I recently did a weight loss program with nutritionist Leona West and I am very pleased with the results. I highly recommend her!
R.P., Los Angeles

Ive been seeing nutritionist, Leona West for 3 years and have been helped tremendously by her. She has identified an auto-immune disorder I have that was misdiagnosed as hypo thyroid over 15 years ago. She is a wonderful, caring and very well informed healer and I have recommended her to many friends.
Deb S, Los Angeles, CA

I consult with nutritionist Leona at least twice a year. She saved my life by putting me on the right diet and she is always there for me with a helpful advice, an open mind and empathic listening. I can’t recommend her greatly enough. She really cares deeply about her patients health.
Sarka K., Los Angeles, CA

I’ve been followed by Leona West for a year when i use to live in LA.
I was already very interested into nutrition and have accumulated quite some knowledge about my diet. I wasn;t exactly looking to loose weight, more to understand better in details which kind of specific food are good and bad for my type of body. 
Leona has been of a great help, very knowledgable and understood quickly my needs. Since we put a “diet” together, i have been in great shape, amazing health – i use to always get flu, coughs, rhinites…
Thanks Leona, i wish you were in NY now !
Cedric B., Brooklyn, NY

I have had a great experience seeing Leona West for weight loss and issues related to the celiac disease I was diagnosed with over two years ago.  I have found that Leona is extremely knowledgeable about gluten free eating, and this was not at all the case with another nutritionist I previously consulted.  I also feel like Leona is very wise about food and supplements and just generally how to get healthier and have more energy.  The information she has given me and gotten from me  (through lab tests and thoughtful questions) has been incredibly helpful in helping me get healthier and lose weight.  She listens well, she offers guidance in a nonjudgmental way, and has high expectations for your success.  I have been very successful under her tutelage and look forward to maintaining that healthy success as well as our cordial relationship for years to come.
Amy G., Los Angeles, CA

can’t say enough great things about Leona West! I was not expecting the amazing results that I achieved by going to Leona. I lost over 20 lbs at a time in my life that I thought I would just not be able to be in shape the way  I used to be in my 30’s…and I’m in my 60’s and feel like I have my body back!!!  I also feel that  I’m taking supplements and eating in a way that is best for me! Instead of randomly choosing vitamins and supplements, Leona is very thorough and analyzes your blood panel with very specific recommendations. If you have the discipline, you will achieve amazing results by seeing Leona.  I have referred 2 friends and they both have had amazing results as well
Kathy M. Santa Monica, CA

have been going to Leona West who is a Certified Nutritionist and from my stand point the best in town.  She has introduced to me a way that I can change my diet and eat healthy, and enjoy new foods.  I was having great difficulty losing weight and was eating a lot of fast foods and processed food and saw no way to change my diet and enjoy life.  I’ve lost the weight I needed to and feel energenic and can control my weight in a way that I have never been able to before regardless of what diet that I was on.
Sandra C., Burbank, CA

I am forever grateful to Leona West. In the past year I’ve  had three sessions with nutritionist Leona West. In those few sessions she literally transformed my life. She is the most knowledgeable person I’ve met, extremely professional, caring, and most importantly, realistic. The program she put me on fits my lifestyle and is therefore achievable. My blood tests have shown a significant decrease in bad cholesterol and an increase in all other important areas. I feel better and have more energy as a direct result of following her expert advice.

I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who may be looking to improve their quality of life, health and wellness.
Bez T., Sherman Oaks, CA

The depth and breadth of Leona’s knowledge, skill and education are amazing, and she has literally helped to save my life, ever since I found out that I had heavy metals poisoning — among other major issues that Western doctors could NOT figure out/diagnose!
V.A., Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Leona West has played a part of a life-changing experience. I was diagnosed with estrogen-positive aggressive breast cancer on my thirty-ninth birthday. In just six months I had a bi-lateral mastectomy, IVF, chemotherapy and a full hysterectomy. on the advice of my oncologist, I reached out to Santa Monica Wellness Group to help me through this process. I met with Leona West, nutritionist. She ordered blood work and made me aware of my vitamin deficiencies. She built a meal plan for me to follow during chemotherapy. As expected, I lost all my hair but not my eyebrows or eyelashes. I felt strong and healthy during chemotherapy.
Sheryl A., Santa Monica, CA

All I can say is that Leona West pretty much saved my life. I had been to several internal medicine doctors, gastro “specialists”, witch doctors and psychics(just kidding). None of them had an explanation for my issues. I took some basic tests and came back to visit Leona a few weeks later. The fact is that I spent an hour in her office going over every possible bit of information regarding my blood, hormones and intestinal health. More information than any 10 visits to my internal medicine doctors.

To put it into perspective… I went to visit my internal medicine doctor recently. Waited 30 minutes to see him. His nurse practitioner spent the majority of the 5 minute visit taking my vitals. When my doc finally came in to check my chest he placed a stethoscope to my chest, had me cough and wrote a prescription. When my insurance papers came back he had charged them over $700 for examinations and only spent 3 minutes total in my company. Really?!!
Thank you Leona!!
Corrado R., Santa Monica, CA

The best decision I have ever made was to have this testing done through Leona West, the nutritionist with Santa Monica Wellness.  The tests showed a number of problems which Leona has coached me through over the last 10 months, including hormone imbalance, autoimmune thyroid issues (Graves disease), and a long list of foods that were making me sick.  I continue to improve and feel better than I have in years.
I have received thorough, gentle care and great advice from this talented person and I am so grateful and thankful for it!
Catherine H. Las Vegas, NV

I have had consultations with Leona and all of my experiences with her have been wonderful!
Kimberly A., Tarzana, CA

Leona West has been especially helpful in providing incredibly effective treatment for my allergies, eyes and diet!
Clark M. Los Angeles, CA

Leona West is the most knowledgeable person you can find in the field of nutrition. A couple of years latter I developed terrible back pain from sports injury and this was the missing link in my recovery.
I’ve recommend  Leona to many of my friends and family members and everyone who’s seen her is extremely impressed.
Pedro U. Pacific Palisades, CA

For about a year and a half I suffered from various ailments including allergies, itchy throat, frequent  and severe yeast infections and a few others that I don’t even remember now. During that period, I returned to the doctors many times just to hear them tell me that all results were normal, until a friend told me about her Nutritionist. I decided to then make an appointment with Leona, now I swear by her and recommend to everyone; doesn’t matter what they are suffering from. By correcting my diet, all my symptoms are gone and most of them disappeared within one or two months. It is not an easy transition, as we are used to conforming to society by consuming over processed foods that were modified or “damaged” during overproduction. However, the benefits you receive from following her guidance are priceless. Thank you so much Leona for your valuable help, thanks to you my health complaints are a thing of the past!
Patti C. Los Angeles, CA

I presented to Leona West with issues regarding my health that had been hindering me from leading the quality of life I wanted and used to have. At the age of 38 I started seeing symptoms of pre-menopause with evening hot flashes that eventually became a regular daily and evening occurrence along with out of control weight gain that took me from 140 pounds to almost 200 pounds in a short amount of time. To include other health issues that went along with sudden weight gain and a stressful lifestyle. Being as I had never had a weight problem in my life I had no idea how to diet or lose weight and it seemed the more stressed I got the more I gained along with a whole vicious circle of health problems. I worked hard with a trainer and was able to lose some weight but not like I wanted and I was still lethargic and stressed out and sick all of the time. When I began with Leona in the end of Dec 2009 I was approx 175 pounds had high cholesterol, and a very aggressive bacteria in my gut. No wonder I was such a mess, stressed out, over weight, unable to sleep at night and hot flashes constantly day and night and severe constipation.

Leona put me on a Allergy free eating plan, I immediately was taken off all Gluten, dairy and caffeine for 6 wks along with needed supplements to assist my body in its repair work, that was followed by a new plan for an additional 6 wks. Today I have reached my goal of being back down to a size 8 (I started my journey a size 14) I am now continuing to work on some small issues with supplements and my continued new way of eating as it is a lifestyle change and continued maintenance and probably a little more weight loss. I have never felt better! I have seen such drastic changes as has everyone else in my life, to not only my weight but my skin complexion, my hair and nails are growing like crazy and healthier than ever. I have back that brightness in my face, that glow that was a miss and a feeling of vitality and youth. I cannot sing the praises of this wonderful practitioner; she is not only gifted in her field but is always so encouraging and loving. With her bright smile and constant praises that encouraged me along my path to health. I urge anyone in need of optimum health to take advantage of her knowledge and kindness and get the help they need. Health is a priceless gift…Thank you Leona!
Annette M., San Diego, CA

I’m very grateful for Leona. With the right tests, supplements, exercise and nutrition advice I can say that I no longer have fibromyalgia. I thank god for her knowledge and support.
Tsarina J.,Culver City, CA

I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in January 2010 during a normal check up. The diagnosis was a huge shock for me, especially because I had just moved from Europe to Los Angeles and was not familiar with the health care.

My first steps were to get as much information as possible and also consult with different doctors. It was a disillusioning process.  My research was not satisfying at all.  Most of the doctors recommended me immediate procedures and medication and did not leave any space for alternatives. At that point my anxiety had increased, I was very scared, yet no ready to take a step that I might regret for the rest of my life.  I went to see my gynecologist, she was the one who recommended Leona to me.

When I met Leona my condition was already more critical.

Leona was the first one who actually explained to me what was happening in my body and what an autoimmune disease means. She was the answer to all my questions and the proof that you can’t separate mind and body.

She put me on a very specific diet but also explained me why and what impact certain foods have on our hormones. She prescribed supplements and herbs but also made me aware of how serious this condition can be and that I can’t fool around with it and insisted I work with a doctor closely at the same time in order for her to agree to work with me.

I followed the plan strictly, I also returned to Europe to be with my family.

Back in Europe I met with the best specialist in town the very next day. He is a huge believer in traditional school of medicine. He did not believe in alternative treatment and diet for addressing GD but he certainly was not against the plan I was following.  He took my blood and when my results arrived and suggested to put me on the lowest dose of medication. I compared the results to the last ones I did in LA and noticed an improvement. I decided I was not going to take medication for now but instead continue with Leona’s plan. My doctor was not delighted but approved to support me as long as I was willing to go through regular check ups and blood tests with him.

After three weeks I was tested again and my hormones were already in the normal range.  Four weeks after my hormones were still in the normal range and had even further improved. This was two weeks ago. I am still waiting for my antibody results but my doctor is confident that I have overcome the worst and congratulated me for following my instincts.

In all this time I was in touch with Leona, following the plan and kept her up to date. I  know that Leona had a huge impact and has helped me tremendously. I recommend her to anyone that sees the human body as a whole and is willing to treat the source, not the symptoms even if medication is necessary, the two can be combined. I just talked to her a few days ago to consult how to proceed from now on. I re-experienced the magic of her holistic approach and her profound knowledge about the human body and thank god for bringing her into my life.
Elisabetha P., Vienna

“Working with Leona has been a  “whole body”, “whole life” improvement.  I would have never thought that attaining good health and well-being could come so naturally.  The improvements I have experienced are way beyond my expectations.  I now know my body and how to keep it healthy for life.

Thank you Leona for your tremendous support.”
Colette Santa Monica and Hawaii

Leona’s guidance goes beyond merely nutritional
knowledge! She has helped me with my overall health to create a
better quality of life.  I used to feel depressed,
tired and frustrated.  I now walk around with a big
smile.  On a more superficial note, I look great. I
receive compliments all the time and I love it.
Paul M. Santa Monica, CA

.Leona has been inquisitive, intuitive, and even, at times, adamant to get me on a nutritional and lifestyle program that would help me obtain optimal health, balance, joy and well-being. It is not at all times the easiest road but it is one of the most exciting and beneficial roads I have ever stepped on! Without hesitation, I would recommend Leona to anyone looking to change their life, nutrition and health.
Ron R. Santa Monica, CA

At seven months pregnant I developed severe anemia along with edema.  I had very little energy and my feet were so swollen I could barely walk.   The doctor suggested I use compression stockings and told me to elevate my feet as well.  The doctors professional opinion was that “pregnancy is uncomfortable and that it would go away after I had the baby”.  For my anemia the doctor prescribed a synthetic iron supplement and told me that it would take about four months to see results.  I felt hopeless.

I had honestly never entertained the possibility that my problems could be solved through a nutritionist but Leona seemed very informed and confident that both my anemia and edema could be treated through a specific nutritional program. At this point I was willing to try anything but I still had my doubts.

She looked at my swollen feet and requested a copy of my blood work.  Within the week Leona had devised a whole nutrition program for me.

I followed the program diligently and I began to feel better within days.  After one week my edema had basically subsided.  However, the true test was when I received the results of my next blood test.  My doctor was amazed.  She said that she had never seen such huge improvement in iron levels in such a short time.  In a month I had overcome my anemia and later delivered a healthy, happy 7lb baby girl!
Anya H. Santa Monica, CA

I was diagnosed with anemia by my gynecologist as a result of severe blood loss, due to uterine fibroid tumors. I was 50 years old and approaching menopause at the time, and none of the surgical alternatives suggested to me to deal with the fibroids were acceptable to me.  I was also overweight, depressed, and so fatigued that a brief walk would exhaust me.

During our first visit, Leona gathered information about my symptoms, my eating habits, my lifestyle, where I shopped for groceries, and much more .I filled out paperwork and a food diary over the next week. Leona assessed my state of health and provided a  plan and a diet.

I have regained much of my health as a result of working with Leona. The anemia cleared, my blood pressure lowered, and I have lost 50 pounds so far, and have done it by eating healthy foods purchased at farmers’ markets and natural food stores. I cook more, exercise more, and have learned to meditate to deal with stress, although I still struggle with that issue, I am happier and lighter in spirit. I have learned to eat intuitively, which I had never been able to do before.

Leona is very knowledgeable, very caring and her advice and support are invaluable to me. So much positive has come from my working with Leona, and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who wants to lead a healthier, happier life.
Lisa W. Santa Monica, CA

I had been suffering from Fibromyalgia, Generalized Anxiety, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for over 2 years. It was extremely debilitating. At times, I couldn’t even walk or drive. I could not make plans for future events, never knowing if I would be able to attend. This was very difficult physically and emotionally for me and loved ones around me.

I met with Leona West (nutritionist). I can truly say that she has changed my life. Leona introduced me with an optimized nutritional plan from the information she obtained about my life style, lab results, and my daily diet. With their caring personality and sincere passion and support, I was encouraged to a healthy living and for the first time gained assurance that my pain and illness was not imaginary.

One of the most effective test I was recommended to take was the food and chemical sensitivity test with which I became aware of the underlying causes of my pain and discomforts. Gradually with the right diagnosis, treatments and education I discovered a strength and energy that I didn’t know could exist. With the right nutrition and exercise changes, plus getting rid of toxins in my system and replacing them with adequate minerals and vitamins, my pain and symptoms were almost completely gone, and the Fibromyalgia is so much better. I even felt improvement in daily discomforts that had prior become part of my daily agenda: back pain, headaches, nausea, acid reflux, coughing, difficulty falling sleep or even staying sleep, acne, and constant hives.

I have never been one to recommend, especially a nutritionist , to anyone so this is a first. I owe my “unexpected” recovery to the knowledge and skills of Leona West. I feel truly blessed to have found them. Life is once again worth living and I consider her a true friend. Her directness and passion for providing health care and improving individual health is exemplary!
Mona K. Los Angeles, CA

I just wanted to say that before I came to see you, my energy levels were very low, I was overweight and was almost in a depressed state as I did not think that I would be able to get pregnant without getting expensive fertility treatments. However, working with you and changing my eating habits and my exercise habits has changed my outlook.  My energy level has increased so that I don’t wake up tired anymore.  I exercise, I have lost  the weight I wanted to and generally I feel healthier and happier.  My outlook has changed as well, I feel that I will be able to get pregnant naturally. 
 Thanks Leona!
Donna L. Los Angeles, CA

I was referred to Leona by a coworker, who with time,  has become a friend.  We would chat about all sorts of things, but one thing that I noticed about her was her consistently healthy eating patterns.  Through our conversations, I learned why she ate what she ate, and from there, I took an interest in adopting a similar lifestyle. I visited with Leona and learned many things about myself and my body that I never knew!  I regularly visit my internist for yearly physicals, but when she explained to me the results of my bloodwork, coupled with my lifestyle, many things began to make sense.  For one, she was able to explain why I was always so fatigued/lacked energy. I was completely blown away by the depth of her knowledge! Immediately, I purchased the right supplements, adopted her suggestions and began to truly take care of myself.  It was fairly easy, but there is a level if commitment that one must make to continue implementing healthy lifestyle patterns, which was something I’d never made the time for in the past.  I have a busy lifestyle and at times find it challenging, but the fact that I’m more aware of my body and it’s needs is a great start for me. That awareness has caused me to make small but significant changes in my life, I’m grateful that thru through Leona’s advice (and SM Wellness!) I am taking more of an interest in my body and nutrition.
Rochelle N. Los Angeles, CA

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I had been struggling for months with severe stomach issues – debilitating sharp pain and nausea.  I’d been to a gastrointestinal specialist, and undergone a long series of expensive medical tests, including numerous blood tests, an endoscopy, catscan, MRI, etc.  The tests all turned up nothing, and I was instructed to just ‘make another appointment if the pain persisted.’

Frustrated, a doctor I respect and trust suggested I make an appointment with Leona West at the Santa Monica Wellness Center.  When I did, Leona not only took an extensive medial history, but also talked to me about overall diet and health, and any other problems, however slight, that I might be having.  She came up with a comprehensive plan to figure out what was going on with me, and within a month and a half, I finally had my answers.

She then worked with me on an extensive strategy to both treat the medical issues I was having (in a more holistic, less drug-centric way) and to improve my health overall.  I am now on the road to perfect health and feeling better with each passing day on Leona’s plan.  In every appointment I had with Leona, I felt very welcome, important, and treated as a person as opposed to a patient account number.  She is extremely knowledgable and thoughtful, and the level of care I’ve received at the Santa Monica Wellness Center is exceptional.
Kate D. Los Angeles, CA

Seeing Leona West was one of the best decisions i’ve made regarding my unhealthy weight at 262 Lbs. Soon after treatment with Leona West CN I was able to notice a difference in my day to day life style, i felt more energized, and specially motivated after loosing 18 Lbs. in only one month. The food charts specified foods I can and cannot eat have changed my eating habits for the best. Now little over three months later weighing 213 Lbs. with 49 lbs in total loss I’ve felt a significant change in my health, energy and life style My goal of weighing 205 Lbs seems even closer and with Leona’s help I know I can reach it and keep the weight off.  UPDATE: I have achieved and surpassed my weight goal, now I am 195! All my blood sugar and cholesterol levels are now within normal rang too!
Paul T., Los Angeles, CA

There are very few things that you can truly say are life changing.  For me, working with Leona has been one of them.  The most important thing I’ve learned from her is that EVERY single BODY is different.  One body’s salvation is another body’s downfall.  I had no idea that my low cholesterol was contributing to my depression, lethargy, and more.  We’re so used to doctors making blanket statements and sweeping recommendations for the entire country (“Fat is bad– wait!  Carbs are bad– wait!…”)

That’s why working with someone as knowledgeable as Leona is crucial for true healing.

I call her a “blood scientist”– she looks at your blood work,  analyzes everything that is going on inside your body, and makes suggestions accordingly.  I thought that a nutritionist was just a person who said, “Eat more broccoli.”  Leona is so very much more than that.  Working with her has been both a pleasure and a blessing.
Devon K. Los Angeles, CA

I could go on about how my excruciating recurrent ovarian cysts subsided after only a few short months or about going from not being able to function mid-afternoon due to extreme fatigue, to being able to enjoy a ten-hour day with no caffeine and still have energy to boot. I could really brag about losing four inches in four months and going from a size eight to a four. For the sake of time, however, I will focus on what was for me the most profound experience, and truly a life-changing occurrence. I did not have any idea the link between my physical conditions and my emotions, nor did I anticipate these problems to subside as a result of being treated by Leona West. In fact, I did not even tell her the extent of my troubles, because I did not think she could treat me for it. Almost immediately after beginning treatment, it was as if this emotionally draining weight was lifted from my shoulders. I feel at peace with myself now. Of course, I still feel other less pleasant emotions, but now I feel a sense of control over them. It was a result of the treatment, and it was as if she knew all along how I was feeling. It is this intuitiveness that sets Leona apart. If you are reading this and are on the fence—you have absolutely nothing to lose by seeing Leona. Don’t think to yourself that nutrition is “common sense” and you can try to handle it on your own. She has an incredible knowledge of nutrition’s effects on physical, mental and emotional health, and she knows exactly how to utilize this knowledge for your unique situation, not just some generic physical at the doctor. I was 17 when I first started having troubles and now I’m almost 30—she gave me back my life. I don’t think I can ever express to her my gratitude.
Nikki W. Santa Monica, CA

I came to Leona for help because I was still holding on to the weight I gained during my pregnancy.  No  matter how many miles I ran during the week or how healthy I ate, I couldn’t lose the weight. 
I was having 3 major issues.  1) Extra weight around my mid-section.   2) Daily fatigue: waking up in the morning
 exhausted and experiencing a severe energy drop around 2 pm.  3)  Dermatitis of the scalp – which I struggled with for 5 years. 

After taking  a food and chemical sensitivity/intolerance test – I learned that I was “severely” sensitive to gluten – a type of protein found in rye, wheat, and barley – in most cereals and breads. 

I also did a comprehensive blood panel and Leona discovered my hormones had not fully returned to normal after giving birth.  This played a role in my weight gain and energy loss.

Leona orchestrated a 3 month and 6 month plan which eliminated the specific foods from my diet that my body didn’t tolerate.  She also recommended specific herbs and supplements to help with my hormone imbalance.  I followed her program with diligence. Within 3 months, I lost 23 pounds, my dermatitis vanished completely, and I had new energy levels that enabled me to feel refreshed throughout a ten hour work day with enough reserve to care for my baby in the evening.

If I did not do the functional tests such as Alcat, I would never have learned about my food intolerances.  Without my blood tests, Leona could not have given me a custom fit plan to get healthy.  
 
Since my experience, I have recommended Leona to friends, family and patients experiencing puzzling health issues.  She is a special nutritionist who thinks outside the box and pinpoints causes of illness and disease better than any nutritionist I have ever met!
 This is a gift !
 
Thank you Leona
 Sarah S., D.C.
Santa Monica, CA

Leona West has  helped me to shed the 30 pounds I’d been desperately trying to lose for years. I’d tried everything from Weight Watchers to Nutri System and nothing worked, until I tried her diet. Now, five months later, I have been able to maintain the weight loss, and I owe it all to Leona West and her expert guidance.
Kim S. San Fernando Valley, CA

My experience with Leona West has been great. Step by step instructions from Leona helped me have a good experience with my diet.  I cannot say it was easy, but it was well worth it.  The meetings at the clinic helped me to stay on track and kept me motivated. I was able to lose 17 pounds so far her program and have more energy than ever before.  I also have a new wardrobe!
 – Ana M., Hollywood, CA

I went to Leona West based on a referral.  I have lost 20 pounds, which has made a terrific impact on every aspect of my life. Leona West offers exactly what I needed to turn my world around.
Kelly A., , Los Angeles, CA

I started going to Leona West, CN, CH around September of 2009. At the time I was experiencing allergy symptoms and muscle pain/discomfort when I attempted to exercise.   I was also having difficulties losing weight even though I was eating fairly healthy.  After complaining to my chiropractor that my allergist was dismissive of my symptoms, I was referred to Leona.  On my first visit with Leona, I knew something was going to change.  She took the time to listen to me and really get a feel for what was going on with my body.  Subsequently, I got an allergy test, changed my diet and in turn changed my life.  With every visit, I began making great strides and eventually was able to resume regular physical activities…pain free! Leona has inspired my continued physical and emotional well being.  I can now resume to play my favorite sport, ultimate frisbee, all day and feel great.  I am happy to report that, to date, I have lost 40 pounds in 5 months and am the healthiest I have ever been in my entire life! Thank you Leona! I recommend her to anyone who is serous about making lifestyle changes that will make a difference!
Ines N. Los Angeles, CA

It has been a wonderful experience working with Leona West on my nutrition. She is knowledgable in her field and can’t thank her enough for helping me get my health and body back on the right track!
Toni B., Van Nuys, CA

Leona West is an extremely knowledgeable nutritionist who keeps abreast of the current research in her field. She listens intently to my recent dietary progress/problem areas; reviews labs; and then amazingly ties them together in a coherent nutritional profile and treatment plan. I feel that she looks at all of me and not just a dissected part, as is typically reflective of the traditional medical model, As a result of my sessions with Leona I am able to make meaningful changes in my health. Subsequently, I am replenished with a new sense of vitality; this keeps me motivated and excited about maintaining a targeted nutrition plan and balanced lifestyle. A metamorphosis is occurring; I know with certainty that Leona is helping me to grow and evolve with regards to achieving my full health potential.
Susan M. Simon

I had the pleasure of meeting Leona West last year after a colleague recommended I meet with her regarding nutrition and weight loss counseling.
For the past 5 years, I have tried many different ways to lose weight and have always failed. Developing an underactive thyroid really caused havoc to my metabolism and truly nothing was working in helping me lose weight. With Leona’s guidance, I began following a weight loss program she prescribed and through this program, I realized that I not only was losing weight but was also changing my lifestyle. Leona could not have been more encouraging and compassionate before, during and after the program. When I told her at the end of our program that she had changed my life, I meant it. While I lost 30 lbs of fat, I sincerely felt that I had also lost 30 lbs of insecurities! : )
To date, I am pleased to say that I have kept the weight off and plan to continue to lose more. I truly do not believe I would have learned everything I did and felt so good about reaching my goals without Leona and her program. Leona portrays a high level of professionalism and sincerity in every task she undertakes and I am very lucky to have met her and followed her guidance.
Rach S.   Los Angeles, CA

I was referred to Leona West, nutritionist extraordinaire, by a colleague and I am so glad I was able to work with her!  She helped me gain so much information about what was affecting my fertility issues and guided me to take charge of my health with a manageable nutrition and affordable supplement plan that resulted in my pregnancy after nearly 10 years of trying!  Although I had been working with other professionals in traditional medical offices, no one gave me the insight into how my body worked that Leona did.  I am eternally grateful and will continue to work with Leona to live the healthiest life possible!
G.D.     Boston, MA

I have worked with Leona West and she has truly earned a client for life. She really cares and take the time to assess all needs. I have been successful in losing weight and maintaining it with Leona’s help!
Leona has been a true blessing – I wish I could have a mini-Leona with me at all times. She actually cares about her clients and their wellbeing but is very patient with working with them. She is more than a nutritionist. She is a trusted partner, friend and sometimes therapist 🙂
Ziba A.    Los Angeles, CA

Leona has not only helped me shape a sound nutrition plan in what was once lacking, but has also helped me heal somewhat chronic intestinal issues.  Her guidance is always practical, feasible, and extremely helpful.
Michelle L.      Santa Monica, CA

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  1. Mark Mills

    This is my testimonial. I met Leona when I was 39 and roughly 25lbs overweight with a SAD diet. My father died obese and my brother is on his way to death by being obese. I didn’t want to be obese. She put me on a program that I followed religiously–and in 30 days I went from 203 to 177. My post-program check-up with her showed that I had the vitals of a professional athlete–and no, I am not Steve Nash. Leona gave me the keys to vibrant health. Even my regular doctor was impressed when he did my annual physical; he was amazed that all my readings were far better than they were the year before. Subsequently, when I use the knowledge the Miracle Worker gave me, I look and feel great. When I don’t, the opposite is true. It’s that simple. Now, the choice is yours.

    Mark, from Beverly Hills

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