About Dr. Leslie Korn, Ph.D, MPH, RPP, NCB, ACS, NTP:
Dr. Leslie Korn has had a bi-lingual (Eng/Span) clinical practice since 1977 and providing over 50,000 hours of integrative health care to people with a diverse range of health problems in both urban and rural settings.
She is the author of 4 books; Nutritional Essentials for Mental Health, (Norton, 2015), Cultural Competency Workbook, (Premiere Publishing , 2015) Rhythms of Recovery Trauma Nature and the Body (Routledge, 2013), and Preventing and Treating Diabetes Naturally, The Native Way, (DayKeeper Press, 2009) and her latest book The Good Mood Kitchen will be out in 2017.
Dr. Korn consults to clinicians and advises clients who want to people to reduce or eliminate pharmaceutical use and in particular psychotropic medications. She works with people who want to integrate natural approaches to their health care and she has a specialty practice in mental health nutrition and body oriented psychotherapy. She also consults to community mental health, hospital based programs and on tribal reservations supporting the integration of traditional healing and integrative medicine for mental and physical health.
Dr. Korn received her PhD in Behavioral Medicine from the Union Institute, a MA degree in cross cultural health psychology from Lesley University, and a MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.
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Why do you recommend superfood smoothies?
Many of my clients work have families and super busy schedules. They often forget to eat well or say they just don’t have time to prepare good quality food. Others have blood sugar handling problems. I love the superfood smoothies because they provide an easy nutritious approach to good mood energy for children and adults of all ages
What is your greatest success story in helping another person get healthy?
I have been working in the field for 40 years and have thousands of great success stories. Since I specialize in improving ment and emotional well being, increasing energy and reducing fatigue my greatest successes have occurred with everyone from teens who want to get off of ADHD medications to mid-ages folks who feel low mood and low energy and elders who feel they want to improve their cognitive function. I have written about many of these cases in my book, Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health
What are your credentials?
PhD, MPH, MA, RPP, NTP, ACS, NCB. Wow! that’s a mouthful of credentials. I did my conventional training at Harvard Medical School in the department of Psychiatry and at the Harvard School of Public Health where I conducted research in the department of Nutrition. I also trained over 40 years ago and have practiced and taught vegetarian nutrition, detoxification using nutrition and herbs cultural nutritional methods especially Northwest Native and Mexican Indigenous traditions. I have written a book on Diabetes and I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Who do you admire most and why?
I admire Dr Nicholas Gonzalez, MD who was a mentor of mine who understood the vital role of nutrition and detoxification in physical and mental health
What is your passion?
My passion is helping people learn about how their body mind works together and helping people find alternatives to harsh pharmaceuticals. I am also passionate about dogs and their nutrition and use a therapy dog in my clinical practice.
What first motivated you to pursue a healthier, cleaner diet?
My own self care began when I was still in my teens, getting off drugs alcohol and tobacco. I was introduced to yoga and medication and from there went to live in the jungle where I studied and practiced alongside healers.
If you had to choose one, what would be your favorite fruit and favorite vegetable and why?
Mangos are my favorite fruit. They are so versatile. For smoothies or for a favorite recipe in my book where we add blueberries and ginger. My favorite vegetable is broccoli, both raw (in moderation) and steamed and topped with plenty of raw butter and sea salt.
What type of physical activities do you participate in and why?
I work out 5 days a week with my trainer doing aerobics, kettle bell, yoga, weights, resistance training, Pilates, and Bosu. Exercise and nutrition combined are the key to a good mood!
What advice would you give to someone who is considering making positive changes to their diet, exercise regimen, or lifestyle in general?
Choose something you enjoy doing and is easy to start with. Find a coach or advisor or nutritional therapist and let them help you get started. It takes about 6 weeks for a new habit to take hold. Be gentle with yourself and know that success is assured
Anything else important we should know about you or that you wanted to mention?
I work with individual clients who want to improve their health and also coach and educate clinicians who want to know more about integrating these approaches into successful clinical practices
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