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New website at drlesliekorn.com

Posted by lekorn on July 6, 2010

I have posted a lot of new photos and research pertaining to my work in Yelapa , Cabo Corrientes and west Mexico on my new website. Check it out!


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Shopping for food in Mexico

Posted by lekorn on December 9, 2009

I love shopping in Mexico. Yesterday I went to the Mercado Aramara, the last great open air market in PV that sits on historical grounds of the Wixáritari . I bought 3 kilos of Pargo (Lutjanus novemfasciatus) fish heads to make a gelatinous broth for the dogs. Its also known as dog snapper so I think its perfect for the dogs.  a 1/4 kilo of Dorado (aka Mahi Mahi or Coryphaena hippurus) cubed for ceviche Acapulco, a kilo of brown beans, a kilo of bananas, guavas, limes, avocados, a puño of cilantro, a bag of fresh wild strawberries, chiles tomatoes, onions, beets and carrots and finally squash flower blossoms which I immediately went home and sauteed in butter and ate. All this for for 250 pesos (20.00usd).

The fish heads go into a pot for an hour and then are separated from the broth and cooled. Carefully, I cleaned the meat off the head, making sure to catch any small bones, I saved the eyes for Flip whose eyes are starting to get that bluish tinge common in 11 year olds. Once in the fridge, the broth turns into a thick gelatin-pure protein which the dogs love. This dish is especially well-suited for dogs with allergies or digestive issues and is a good  supplement to kibble.Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

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Preventing and Treating Diabetes Naturally, The Native Way

Posted by lekorn on November 6, 2009

Our new book, Preventing and Treating Diabetes Naturally, The Native Way is out in ebook format and will be out in paperback this month. The book and DVD have been approved for 20 CE’s from the American Holistic Nurses Association credentialing center. It will appeal to anyone who is interested in both natural medicine and indigenous approaches to health and healing. Check it out.

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Plantas Medicinales de La Selva

Posted by lekorn on November 6, 2009

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Plantas Medicinales de la Selva

Posted by lekorn on November 6, 2009

We are getting ready to do a reprint of our book Planta Medicinales de la Selva which a book about traditional plant medicine use in Yelapa that was done during our community trauma project between 98-2001. It is in English and Spanish. I love the plant drawings the school children did for the book. It was a community effort. The women and their daughters wrote the dialogue, the younger school kids did the art and the teenagers did the scanning and book design. Stay tuned.

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