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Innovative Approaches to Treating Self-Harming Behaviors | Part 2

By: Dr. Leslie Korn, Published November 18, 2020
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Why Do We Need to Know about Nitric Oxide?

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: November 13, 2020

Nitric Oxide production is essential to our overall physical and mental health. It is an essential metabolic and vascular regulator that helps to prevent vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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Innovative Approaches to Treating Self-Harming Behaviors | Part 1

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: November 10, 2020

There is some research on the efficacy of using acupuncture to replace cutaneous self-injuries like cutting and burning.

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How Yogic Breathing and the Ultradian Rhythm Contributes to Trauma Recovery

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: November 4, 2020

Breathing is essential to life and the more we practice, the better we feel. Yogic breathing methods in particular have developed complex methods to alter consciousness and improve health.

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Cultural Trauma: Apply an Integrative Health Approach

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: October 30, 2020

Stress and trauma can be individual, familial, cultural and historical. The concept of cultural trauma derives from observations among cultural groups exposed to prolonged stress by virtue of their membership in those groups.

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Pandemic - Environmental Stress

The Pandemic: Environmental Stress, PTSD and Immunity

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: October 20, 2020

Acute stress can enhance immune function whereas chronic stress suppresses it. Chronic stress produces cardiovascular reactivity, immunologic, and endocrinologic alterations and can negatively affect functional and structural changes in the brain and increase immune activation in patients with PTSD.

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Paleo, Keto and other diets

The Benefits and Problems of Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free or Keto

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: October 13, 2020

This is determined by a complexity of genetic/cultural/environmental determinants. There is no one right diet for everyone; there’s the good, the bad and the ugly with all of these depending upon the individual.

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State-Dependent Memory Concept. Jigsaw coming out of an opened head

What is State-Dependent Memory, Learning, and Behavior? Two cases to explore

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: October 2, 2020

Conditions of intense sensory experience such as intense pleasure or pain underlie State-Dependent Memory, Learning, and Behavior (SDMLB). We are often transported back in time, by a special song or the smell of perfume or aftershave that evokes in us the complexity of that personal historical memory.

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The Top 3 Changes That Will Boost Your Mental Health

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: September 24, 2020

Many of you have shared with me that you have been working with your clients to introduce lifestyle changes, but they have had a hard time implementing them. So I’m sharing 3 easy lifestyle changes that your clients can begin with.

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Vinegar for Mental Health. What is Tepache?

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: September 18, 2020

Fermented foods are an essential part of good mental health. They support intestinal well-being and enhance healthy bacteria, which support neurotransmitters needed for brain health. All types of fermented foods enhance cognition.

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Reduce Your Anxiety with Green Tea Jello

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: August 24, 2020

Green Tea is a gift to our bodies and minds. While I love drinking green tea, it’s even more fun as a dessert. Enjoy!

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Trauma Therapy Case Story: Jane

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: August 3, 2020

The relationship between meta-normal capacities and traumatic events is greater than you might think.

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National Junk Food Day

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: July 21, 2020

Junk food is tempting but it’s bad for our mental health. If we focus on a nutrient-dense, personalized diet, our mind and body will thank us. As an alternative to junk food, I’m sharing one of my favorite healthy chocolate-coconut recipes.

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What Kind of Oxidizer Are You?

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: June 17, 2020

People can be divided into three general body types: Fast oxidizers, slow oxidizers and mixed or balanced individuals.
What foods/fuel mix we require is determined by our genetics.

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Say Yes to Individualized Nutrition

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: June 17, 2020

Each of us has an engine that requires a different mix of “fuel.” Fuel in the form of food is made up of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. The correct fuel mix for the individual will ensure smooth healthy functioning.

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Standard American Diet

Say No to the Standard American Diet

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: June 17, 2020

The standard American diet (SAD) makes us sad! This too-frequently followed diet consists of refined, overly processed foods containing refined sugars in fruit juices and sugary drinks, and highly refined rice, pastas, and flours used in breads and bakery goods.

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Ancestral Diet

Say Yes to Ancestral Diets

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: June 16, 2020

One of the points I emphasize in my work is the concept of “traditional nutrition and foods.” These are foods, diets, and preparation methods that have been used by our ancestors for millennia. They are foods that have evolved to optimize nourishment. In modern society, which usually follows the standard American diet (SAD), food and diet are often dissociated from authentic cultural traditions.

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Medicine and Cultural competency

Multicultural Counseling and Integrative Medicine

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: June 16, 2020

Our attitudes about medicine, treatment, both receiving and delivering, are informed by our cultural, familial, and religious experiences. Asking the right questions can create better communication with our clients.

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Mustard seed poultice

Improve your Respiratory Problems With This Mustard Seed Poultice

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: June 16, 2020

Ground mustard seed poultices can be applied for neuralgia, sciatica, gout, and pneumonia. The seeds of the mustard plant (Brassica juncea; Brassica nigra; Sinapis alba) are rich in selenium and magnesium which makes them an effective anti-inflammatory. They are a rubefacient. Here’s a recipe useful to treat children and adults with a cold, flu, bronchitis, or pneumonia or pain due to poor circulation.

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Apple Hazelnut Tart (from the Eat Right, Feel Right book)

A Delicious Gluten-Free Dessert: Apple Hazelnut Tart

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: June 16, 2020

An easy gluten-free dessert. Hazelnuts are rich in healthy fats and support brain function. Apples, along with the pectin, is an ideal food for easy digestion.

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Turmeric root and its benefits for the brain

Turmeric Root Benefits the Brain

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: June 16, 2020

Turmeric is one of the essential herbs in Indian cuisine. It has anti-inflammatory benefits and may prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. It reduces headache pain and supports the liver, gallbladder, and digestive health by stimulating bile flow.

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Roselle Jell-o

Roselle, a Powerful Antioxidant

By: Dr. Leslie Korn Published: June 16, 2020

Roselle, also known as Jamaica, is a hibiscus flower. It is used as a drink, but also as a medicine due to its numerous benefits, including reducing fever during colds and providing nourishment during illness. It lowers cholesterol and blood glucose, reduces the risk of heart disease, has hypotensive (lowers blood pressure) and antibacterial activity, and is protective of kidneys and the liver. Also, Jamaica has high levels of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that scavenge inflammatory cells in the body.

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