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Can Magnesium Actually Promote Better Sleep?

“Not only does magnesium relax muscles and promote GABA, a neurotransmitter essential for creating calm in the brain and body, it also calms the nerves and the nervous system,” says Leona West Fox. “In addition, it helps to reduce stress and regulate cortisol, our stress hormone, that if left unchecked can disturb sleep and a healthy circadian rhythm.”

Brain Boosters: The Best Brain Supplements for Brain Health and Beyond

Leona West Fox, CN, says she often advises patients to look for supplements containing citicoline, lion’s mane mushroom, vitamin B12, and organic MCT oil. “It’s important to find clinically studied forms of these nutrients to ensure you’re getting the most studied form,” she explains.

4 Ways To Curb Pregnancy Nausea

Feeling like you’re going to throw up at any moment is not fun in general, let alone when you are creating a human from scratch in your uterus. To help ease the discomfort, we tapped functional medicine and nutrition specialist Leona West Fox CN, CH, FMCHC.

Why You Should Be Using Celtic Salt

Celtic salt is thought to be one of the most mineral-rich salts out there and it’s one of Kourt’s favorites to use, so we reached out to her nutritionist Leona West Fox CN, CH, FMCHC to get all the info on this salty

The Homemade Electrolyte Drink Kourtney Swears By


There are many store-bought electrolyte bevvies out there, but it’s so easy to whip up a homemade one. Kourt’s nutritionist, Leona West Fox, was kind enough to share the homemade electrolyte drink that Kourt has been making at home.

What To Eat For Balanced Blood Sugar


“Blood sugar balance refers to maintaining stable levels of glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream. It is crucial for overall health and well-being, as it helps regulate your energy levels and supports optimal brain function and mood regulation,” Leona says. “It also plays a significant role in preventing chronic diseases like diabetes and secondary chronic diseases like dementia, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

Kourt’s New Weekly Tea Rotation


“Rooibos is rich in antioxidants that can support the immune system and protect mom and baby against oxidative stress. Rooibos tea may also help soothe digestive issues such as heartburn and indigestion, which are common during pregnancy.”

Healthy Ways to Keep Blood Sugar Spikes Down During Pregnancy


“Pregnancy involves a unique dance of hormones that can impact glucose levels. Glucose spikes during pregnancy can stem from increased insulin resistance. Observing the ‘4 Ms’ can help mitigate these spikes, ensuring more consistent energy and optimal health for mama and baby,” says Kourt’s nutritionist Leona West Fox.

What Kourt Packed In Her Hospital Bag


Arnica was recommended by nutritionist Leona West, who Kourt worked with throughout her pregnancy. Leona recommends taking arnica montana right away after delivery as it can help speed up healing and ease discomfort.

PSA Your Gums Need Extra Attention During Pregnancy


We tapped Leona West Fox CN, CH, FMCHC, functional medicine nutrition and wellness specialist, for her tips on how to support gum health during pregnancy. And, ofc, even those of us who aren’t pregnant can benefit from them as well.

Natural Ways To Alleviate Migraines


“Many medical and environmental factors can trigger migraines, including hormones, neurology, sensitivity to weather changes, barometric pressure, or medicines, environmental allergies, and other causes,” explains functional medicine and nutrition specialist Leona West-Fox, CN, CH, FMCHC

Your Refrigerator is a Medicine Cabinet


Whether we realize it or not, we are creating our bodies, our inner health, outer appearance, our mood and energy levels with every meal every day. The good news is that foods considered the most beneficial for our health are also some of the most delicious and enjoyed foods around the world.

Meet Leona West Fox of Functional Nutrition Medicine at Lotus Integrative Medicine


In the last few years, I got married, went through pregnancy, a hard delivery with major complications and I’m adapting to being a working mom. This firsthand experience has helped me connect with my clients who are at some of these stages of life.

Don’t Let Life Happen to You


“I had a wonderful conversation this week with Leona West Fox, functional nutritionist, on Catherine O’s podcast. One of the things she said was “Don’t let food happen to you” as in take charge, take responsibility for what you eat.” David Harry Stewart

Kourtney Kardashian Barker’s Lemme Is Launching a Metabolism-Regulating Supplement


“AMPK is found inside every cell of our bodies and serves as a major role in influencing our body composition, particularly the accumulation of inflammatory visceral belly fat,” explains functional nutritionist and Lemme advisor Leona West Fox

EXCLUSIVE: Lemme Launches Its First Capsule Format


We know that metabolic health is directly correlated with blood sugar levels and insulin responses,” said Leona West, a functional nutritionist who has worked on Lemme formulations.

The vagina is self-cleaning


Bacillus Coagulans, SNZ 1969 is a powerful, stand-alone strain in supporting the vaginal biome, especially in preventing the overgrowth of harmful bacteria, including ones that lead to bacterial vaginosis,” according to Leona Fox”

Kourtney Kardashian: 'Less time away from my baby the better!'


Kourtney Kardashian shares postpartum tips three months after welcoming fourth child. The Poosh founder gave a list of foods that might boost a nursing mother’s breast milk supply recommended by her nutritionist Leona West Fox.

FOODS TO EAT AND AVOID: Migraine Edition


Functional medicine and nutrition specialist Leona West-Fox, CN, CH, FMCHC, previously shared her “nutrient and supplement game changers for migraine prevention and relief,” plus natural hacks to relieve migraines. As promised, we’re back with Part Two, where she shares the foods to eat and avoid (or limit) if you suffer from migraines. 

What To Eat and Drink When You Are Nauseous


When someone is not eating regularly, they can develop an imbalance in their blood sugar, sometimes referred to as ‘reactive hypoglycemia.’ They tend to get nauseous in the morning or in between meals which delays them from eating even longer, creating a vicious cycle of sorts,” Leona explains.

Kourtney Kardashian shares rare glimpse of intimate life with four-month old Rocky Thirteen Barker


Based on recommendations from her nutritionist, Leona West Fox, she provided a list of foods believed to enhance breast milk supply, further showcasing her commitment to a healthy postpartum recovery and nurturing her child.

Kourtney Kardashian Favors These Foods to Stay Healthy While Breastfeeding


Leona West Fox separated the recommended foods and ingredients into categories, beginning with grains, which she said are the “ultimate galactagogue,” or food that is believed to support milk production.


Greatness Adjacent Podcast

Leona West Fox is an exceptional nutritionist, herbalist, and functional medicine practitioner. She walks the talk and it shines through in her glowy skin, zest for life, and long list of clients who trust her.  Find transcript here.

LA Talk Radio Podcast

Leona takes a food as medicine, whole body, and mind approach to health, favoring traditional modalities that consider the whole person coupled with cutting edge approaches in lab testing and diagnosis. She will be serving as an expert on our Age Disruption team. Be on the lookout as Catherine will be sharing her experience in a year long Ultimate Age Disruption Experiment with Leona as her guide! Video and Transcript here

Can I eat this with Leona West-Fox: Part 1

Leona West-Fox, my personal functional medicine nutritionist who helped me right the ship after my injury and surgery in 2014. We discuss a lot of different things including what exactly is a functional medicine nutritionist and how they fit into the medical and nutrition world. We also talk about the makeup of an inflammatory diet and how sugar, fiber and cholesterol to name a few can create certain effects in the body. Leona shares some resources she finds useful and much, much more!  Listen here.

Can I eat this with Leona West-Fox: Part 2

This is Part 2 of my talk with Leona West-Fox, a Functional Medicine Nutritionist, who discusses HER story with health at an early age and how it affected her eating, ultimately leading her down the path to nutrition. With the time remaining, we also discuss cholesterol so sit back, brew up some ginger tea and enjoy!  Listen here.

Follow Your Gut With Daina: Gut Health X Skin with Leona West

In this episode of Follow Your Gut with Daina, we’re chatting with Leona West Fox—a functional nutritionist and wellness coach. Together, we’ll learn about all the ways your inner microbiome (AKA your gut) affects your outer microbiome (AKA your skin).  Watch, Listen, & Transcript here.

The Well: Holotropic Breathwork – Episode 39

There’s a wealth of health-related information out there, and I’m join today by this wonderful group of integrative and holistic medical doctors and practitioners to share some our favorite wellness tips. Watch, Listen, & Transcript here.

The Well: Holistic Assessment – Episode 38

There’s a wealth of health-related information out there, and I’m join today by this wonderful group of integrative and holistic medical doctors and practitioners to share some our favorite wellness tips. Watch, Listen, & Transcript here.

The Well: Food As Medicine – Episode 37

There’s a wealth of health-related information out there, and I’m join today by this wonderful group of integrative and holistic medical doctors and practitioners to share some our favorite wellness tips. Watch, Listen, & Transcript here.

The Well: How To Lose The Covid Weight? – Episode 35

There’s a wealth of health-related information out there, and I’m join today by this wonderful group of integrative and holistic medical doctors and practitioners to share some our favorite wellness tips. Watch, Listen, & Transcript here.