Dr. Leslie Korn: Traumatologist/ Mental Health/Nutrition Expert

My NativeAdVantage:


Hello, I’m Dr. Leslie Korn. I’m a Harvard Medical School-trained traumatologist specializing in mental health nutrition and integrative approaches to treating the mind and body. My life and career has taken me to both Harvard and the jungle of Mexico with many stops in between. I am a passionate advocate for and believer in culturally traditional medicines used by people around the world. How did I come to know so much about this and make it my life’s work? Read my story…

What do I do best?

The body tells the story that the mind cannot bear to share. As a clinician and healer I “Read the Body” and I understand and interpret the story of the body’s symptoms to help my clients recover their physical and emotional health and to achieve optimal well being.

What makes me the best version of myself?

I was born questioning authority and I shall continue to until I pass.  I lived and learned from the jungle of Mexico for decades and I have tackled the jungle of Harvard, both important locations for knowing truth, deeply.

What are my aspirations?

My current personal aspiration is simple: to do a shoulder stand as easily I did when I was 20..I’m almost there!

Business wise I am writing my 8th book on Herbal Medicine for Women, and my goal is that my books about  how to use natural medicine to recover from trauma and how to eat and cook for a healthy brain and mind reach a wide and varied global audience . My goal is to  help stop the senseless (over) medication of children and adults with challenging health problems

My Biggest Success?

Founding and operating a natural medicine pro bono clinic in the jungle of Mexico for over 25 years.

My Most Challenging Moment?

Learning to manage bigotry and close mindedness in others when it counts the most.

My Motto?

The Loving kindness Meditation

May I be happy. May I be well. May I be safe. May I be peaceful and at ease.

May you be happy, May you be well May you be safe, May you be peaceful and at ease

My Favorite People/Role Models?

Dr. Rudolph Ryser, my husband and colleague for his tireless and innovative  work on behalf of indigenous peoples worldwide for over 50 years, serving as the  founding director of the Center for World Indigenous Studies

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

Once you fall in love with Mexico and her people it becomes a monogamous love affair.

I will always love Boston, my home town…

My Favorite Products/Objects?

All things Hauschka; the most divine all natural herbal skin care products made in Germany

Gaia Herbs Golden Turmeric Milk

My Current Passions?

(No rules here. This can be anything in your life that you are currently excited about or enjoy)

I am passionate about my 14 pound Havanese Xoco  (pronounced Sho-Ko who works with me as a healing therapy dog

I am passionate about sharing knowledge about achieving mental health and wellness with culinary and nutritional medicine and without the use of dangerous pharmaceutical medications.

I am passionate about Native Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter and the Innocence Project.