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This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks with returning guest Dr. Leslie Korn. Leslie is the author of 9 books, including her most recent book, Natural Woman. Leslie spoke about using integrative nutrition, including herbs, for optimal emotional and physical wellbeing. 

Leslie E Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, is a renowned integrative medicine clinician and educator specializing in the use of nutritional, herbal, and culinary medicine for the treatment of trauma and emotional and chronic physical illness. She completed her graduate education in psychiatry and public health at Harvard Medical School and her life training in the jungles of Mexico, where she lived and worked alongside local healers for more than 25 years. Leslie introduced somatic therapies for complex trauma patients in outpatient psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in 1985. She is the author of nine books including, Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature and the Body,, the seminal book on the body and complex trauma, Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health; The Good Mood Kitchen; and her most recent book, Natural Woman: Herbal Remedies for Radiant Health at Every Age and Stage of Life. She was a Fulbright Scholar and an NIH-funded scientist in mind-body medicine. She is also the director of the Center for Traditional Medicine, a project of


Links to Leslie Korn’s trainings:

Leslie’s website:

Find her newest book, Natural Woman, on Amazon here.

Listen to Leslie’s previous two episodes on Therapy Chat:

Episode 99: The Food-Mood Connection

Episode 66: How Can Nutrition Affect Mental Health?

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April 1, 2021

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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