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          ABOUT LESLIE

I'm a Functional Health Practitioner and Toxin Specialist that helps parents reclaim their energy and have a clearer mind. I wasn't always a practitioner, but landed here due to what I call pain to purpose. I may understand what you're feeling as I went through this pain too:

  • I wasn't  the parent I was proud of because I was too tired to connect with my boys.

  • I struggled to get out of bed in the mornings feeling like I had energy no matter how much sleep I got the night before.

  • I lost touch with friends and family because they were tired of me turning down invitations for a night out because I knew I couldn't handle it. I was too tired.

  • I often stopped talking mid-conversation because I had trouble with word finding (not remembering words for simple things). I sounded stupid to people, but I wasn' brain wasn't working.

  • I would walk into a room and not remember why I was there (and it wasn't because I was a busy parent or due to my age).

  • I would read something over and over in attempt to remember and understand what I was reading. It was super frustrating!

  • I struggled to finish tasks because I was distracted, exhausted, or had no motivation to do so. 

I wasted so much time trying to get someone to listen. To help me. All of this led to so much guilt and shame for me. I couldn't be the parent or partner I was proud of. I no longer recognized myself in the mirror. I missed ME!​

I was a mess and doctors were no help besides offering me pills to cover up my symptoms. They told me many things:

  • Your labs are normal so everything is fine

  • It's in your head

  • Just diet and exercise (huh??? What does that even mean?) So I did what the internet told me and caused myself more problems and more symptoms. 

  • One doctor tested me for mercury and arsenic (without my prior knowledge) because he thought I may be getting poisoned. WHAT?!? He didn't bother to ask me about my home life, my happiness, my anything. (He was suspended for not telling me what he was doing....major eyeroll). 


I finally found a practitioner that LISTENED and BELIEVED me. She tested me, not for diagnoses, but to look for healing opportunities. Testing found that I was loaded with toxins: mold, Lyme, Bartonella, EBV, Mycoplasma Pneumonia, Staph, Strep, and more. My body had become the perfect host for toxins. As a result my mental health, thyroid, gut health, hormones, and more had crapped the bed. 


My next step would send me on a healing journey that would change my life. It consisted of diet changes, movement that was right for ME, healing past and current traumas (emotional and physical ones), properly hydrating, opening drainage pathways to remove toxins, mindset shifts, regulating my nervous system (stopping the fight/flight pattern) and most importantly getting to a clean home with great air quality.

I am not perfect and I still have flares of fatigue and brain fog (as well as other symptoms), but now I have the tools to address them. My pain to purpose is to educate and help others in the same boat and to create a supportive community so you don't have to go through this alone. Join me!!! Book a FREE call HERE!!




I have struggled with health issues my whole life. It’s frustrating when you go to doctors and have them constantly tell you there’s either nothing wrong, or they don’t know why things are happening.

Worse, is when they tell you that you aren’t being honest.

For decades I told doctors I was gaining weight regardless of what I did. That the more I ate “Healthy” the worse I felt. They assumed I was just lazy and lying.

I hired Leslie Owens in October 2022. She hit on my issue with processing oxalates. Instead of fluctuating and slowly increasing weight, my body immediately began to respond to a low oxalate diet.

Avoiding many “healthy” and “super foods” because my body can’t process them means I’m losing weight without trying. I have more energy, and the ability to navigate my health in ways I never thought would be possible. My goal wasn’t weight loss. I wanted to feel good. Have energy. Be able to do the things I want with my life.

I’m still in the process of my body healing from having fuel that it couldn't process well for 46 years—but I am slowly getting more energy. My body has shed weight because it now has the right fuel.

Having someone capable of looking at my health history and my test results with the idea of looking for answers instead of what medication to throw at me has been empowering to me. I have hope and I trust myself more. I knew things were off, but enough people tell you that it’s in your head, and it’s hard to keep trusting yourself.

I continue to work with Leslie and to work with the information she has uncovered for me. Hiring her has saved my life. My kidney and liver functions have improved. My pant size has gone from a 22 to a 12. My hairstylist is ecstatic about how much thicker and healthier my hair is. My skin is more vibrant.

I’m not worrying about trusting my body anymore. I’m just excited to see what comes next as it finishes purging years of wrong answers.

It’s completely possible to get answers. I will never regret hiring Leslie or the gift she has given me of trust with my body and the health that has come from that empowerment.

Celest, NC


Functional Diagnositc Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P)

Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (BCHHP)

Hair, Tissue, Mineral Analysis Pracitioner (HTMA-P)

Mold Illness Made Simple 2

FDN Advanced Modules:

Functional Blood Chemistry

Stress and Hormones

Organic Acids Test (OAT)

DUTCH Training

HTMA Made Simple 

Proud member of AFDNP

BA in Sociology and Human Behavior



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