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Trauma Therapy Case Story: Jane

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

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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Oxidizer types

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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