Leslie Ellen Korn

Leslie Ellen Korn
Center for World Indigenous Studies · Research

PhD, MPH

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Introduction
Leslie Ellen Korn is Research Director at the Center For World Indigenous Studies and Directs the Center for Traditional Medicine. She is also in private practice at drlesliekorn.com.Leslie does research on Indigenous Medicine, Traumatic Stress, Mexican Traditional Medicine, Mental Health Nutrition and Ethnobotany. Her new book on Herbal Medicine for Women will be out in Sept. 2019
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January 1996 - present
Center for World Indigenous Studies
Center for World Indigenous Studies
Position
  • Research Director
January 1994 - March 2021
Center for World Indigenous Studies
Center for World Indigenous Studies
Position
  • Research Director
January 1977 - present
Center for Traditional Medicine
Position
  • Managing Director

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Written for clinicians to share with their clients: Improve mood, sleep and focus with these nutrient-rich recipes and handy tips. Eat Right, Feel Right teaches you the do's and don'ts of using ingredients in entrees, snacks, soups, smoothies and dressings to make you an at-home mental health chef. Learn: - Focus inducing capabilities of lemons an...
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MBS methods provide integrated approaches to psychophysiological self-regulation and promote self-care behaviors. These methods facilitate deep rest, help to reset circadian rhythm, and release endogenous opioids and cannabinoids that lead to a reduction in anxiety and an enhanced sense of well-being. Some may also offer a strategy (meditation, cha...
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There is no doubt that nutrition affects mental health. Poor nutrition leads to and exacerbates mental illness. Optimal nutrition prevents and treats mental illness. Note the word “optimal” for nutrition to prevent and treat illness. One’s diet cannot be just “good” or provide the basics to survive; it must be nutrient dense and tailored to the nee...
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http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Nutrition-Essentials-for-Mental-Health/ Exploring the connection between nutrition and mental wellness so therapists can provide more effective, integrated treatment. Diet is an essential component of a client’s clinical profile. Few therapists, however, have any nutritional training, and many don’t know where to be...
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Acapulco. —Alberto 1 Introducción Después de dar a luz, las mujeres indíge-nas rurales del occidente de México entierran tradicionalmente el cordón umbilical debajo de un árbol en la tierra. Este ritual simboliza el plantar raíces en la tierra para su hijo y en la comunidad y, de esta manera, reafirma las conexiones culturales del niño. Esta conexi...
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After giving birth, indigenous women in rural West Mexico traditionally bury the umbilical cord underneath a tree on their land. This ritual symbolizes the planting of roots for their child in the land and in the community, thus reaffirming the child’s cultural connections. It is this people/land connection that passes from one generation to the ne...
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Rhythm is one of the most important components of our survival and well-being. It governs the patterns of our sleep and respiration and is profoundly tied to our relationships with friends and family. But what happens when these rhythms are disrupted by traumatic events? Can balance be restored, and if so, how? What insights do eastern, natural, an...
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Full color, bi lignual EBook for Ipad:https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/medicinas-la-selva-mexico/id771436075?mt=11
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Seventy thousand babies infected with HIV are born to South African families every year, and 300,000 South Africans die of AIDS each year. In South Africa alone, 12 percent of the population, about 5.7 million, are infected. Professor of medicine Bruce Walker has worked on behalf of Harvard University's team that oversees vaccinations research in D...
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Interview transcript with Rich Simon at Psychotherapy Networker about: Nutritional and Complementary Treatments for Mental Health
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Although it is widely recognized that caregivers of individuals with dementia experience elevated stress that places them at increased risk for health problems, little is known about how caregiving stress may be alleviated among underserved ethnic minority populations. The purpose of this study was to compare a complementary and alternative medicin...
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Did you know? Psyllium husk reduces blood glucose levels? To calculate your required amount of daily water intake you divide your weight in half and drink that amount in ounces? Blueberries contain anthocyanadins, a powerful antioxidant that protects against neuropathy? Diabetics are healthier when they eliminate wheat from their diet? This book pr...
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Purpose: Although it is widely recognized that caregivers of individuals with dementia experience elevated stress that places them at increased risk for health problems, little is known about how caregiv-ing stress may be alleviated among underserved ethnic minority populations. The purpose of this study was to compare a complementary and alternati...
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In part 1 of this 2 part series the paper entitled: Designing a polarity therapy protocol: Bridging holistic, cultural, and biomedical models of research, presented a rationale for the design and development of a standardized Polarity therapy protocol for the treatment of dementia caregivers. In this second part, the bodywork protocol is presented...
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One of the methodological challenges of conducting CAM therapies research and in particular, biofield/touch therapies research is the development and use of methods that are compatible with the holistic nature of the therapy. Biomedical scientists claim that the “gold standard” of research must be the randomized clinical trial (RCT), which includes...
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This chapter explores the intersections of traditional medicine, nutrition trauma and diabetes in a small indigenous community on the west coast of Mexico based on 27 years of the first author’s direct experience and conducting intensive research. Beginning with the philosophy and practices of the Center for Traditional Medicine, a rural grassroots...
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A community based book written and designed on the 11 most important plants identified in the village.
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Copyright/All rights reserved/May not be reproduced without author's permission What is sacrificed with the elevation of human consciousness above natural process is not only the idea of the intelligence of nature, but ones experience of being immersed in a larger whole. Susan Griffin The history of development is a history of trauma. Development t...

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