The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy

Overcoming Emotional Eating with Karthik Ramanan [Episode 2]

May 22, 2017

The Intentional Clinician, Episode #2: Overcoming Emotional Eating with Karthik Ramanan (Soon-to-be Dr. Ramanan).

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews soon-to-be Naturopathic Doctor Karthik Ramanan about his life, emotional eating, lifestyle medicine, preventative medicine, depression, mental health, overcoming self-doubt, food addiction, overcoming an unhealthy lifestyle, and much much more.

At 27 years old, Karthik's life was successful by most standards. He had a well paying corporate job in the finance industry. He was able to pay off his undergraduate student loans. He lived in a nice apartment. But with the accumulated stress from work and years-long low self-image, Karthik found himself to be 100 pounds overweight and headed in the direction of chronic disease and an unfulfilling life.

In 2011, that all changed. In a moment of "enough is enough", he discovered the power of eating real, earth-grown foods and shifting his mindset, believing that he too could find fulfillment and health. He then proceeded to change careers, lose 100 pounds, and started a four-year accredited program at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ to become a Naturopathic Doctor.

Karthik is on a mission to help others like him shed their previously held beliefs of what's possible for themselves, overcome lifestyle ailments and chronic stress, and find fulfillment and true health. 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433

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Original music, used with permission: 

"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

"Wild" [Instrumental] from Modified Dreams by PAWL

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