October 2014: Natural Medicine and Mental Health Nutrition – Reading and Workshop with Dr. Leslie Korn

Friday October 10th, 2014

Reading: 2-3 pm. Suggested donation: 100 pesos
Workshop: 3-5 pm. Cost: 300 pesos


Join us for an afternoon with Dr. Leslie Korn; who will read from her new book Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature and the Body; and also from her bilingual book Medicines of the Jungle/Medicinas de la Selva. Leslie will discuss both books and share stories about her work for over 35 years practicing natural medicine and traditional indigenous medicine to address mental and physical health in indigenous communities of the west coast of Mexico. She will discuss the effects of trauma and the cultural disruption from tourism and development and explore innovative community-based approaches to maintain and revitalize indigenous foods and medicines.

Books will be available for sale and signing. Proceedings from book sales will be going to the Cabo Corrientes Women’s Massage Project; and half of the proceedings from the reading will go to Camino de la Paz.

No pre-registration required for this event – just show up 10 minutes before the reading begins and pay at the door. 


Beyond Fish Oil: Dietary, Nutrient and Detoxification strategies to improve mood and increase energy (2 hr seminar, following the book reading – optional)963951_orig

Depression, anxiety and bipolar, along with attention and cognitive function, are affected by food and nutrient intake. Discover the secrets behind the food-mind-body connection to improve your well-being. You can experience an improvement in mood and attention when you make simple changes to your nutritional status. Learn about a few key approaches to nutrients and botanicals and detoxification for cognitive function. Improved well being. The presentation will last for 90 minutes with 30 minutes provided for specific questions about audience member well being. The cost for the seminar is 300 pesos. 

Pre-registration for the seminar is not mandatory, but it’s appreciated. You can just drop-in and pay at the door. Questions or comments? Contact lekorn@cwis.org

About the facilitator

Leslie KornDr. Leslie Korn has lived and worked in Cabo Corrientes and Puerto Vallarta Mexico since 1973 where she opened a natural medicine public health clinic and training center in 1977.  Originally from Boston, Leslie practices integrative medicine; specializing in mental health nutrition, polarity therapy and body oriented psychotherapy. Leslie completed her conventional clinical training in the department of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. She was a 2009 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Guadalajara and was funded  by the National Institutes of Health to  conduct research on the effects of Polarity therapy on stress and pain in American Indian dementia caregivers. She is also the author of Preventing and Treating Diabetes Naturally, The Native Way. Leslie is thrilled about all things Dog, and works with them as assistants in her therapy practice. Websites: drlesliekorn.com, healthalt.com & centerfortraditionalmedicine.org.
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