The Intentional Clinician, Episode #2.
Overcoming Emotional Eating with Karthik Ramanan (soon to be Consultant).
This week, Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews soon-to-be Naturopathic Consultant Karthik Ramanan about his life, emotional eating, food addiction, overcoming an unhealthy lifestyle, lifestyle medicine, preventative medicine, depression, mental health, overcoming self-doubt 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 lived in a nice apartment. He was able to pay off his undergraduate student loans. 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 health and fulfillment. He then proceeded to lose 100 pounds, change careers, and started a four-year accredited program at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine to become a naturopathic consultant.
Karthik is on a mission to help others like him shed their previously held beliefs of what’s possible for themselves, overcome chronic stress and lifestyle ailments, and find true health and fulfillment.
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Karthik V. Ramanan (Founder – Vicarium, LLC)
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Consultant of Naturopathic Medicine candidate, 2017
Paul Krauss MA LPC is the host of The Intentional Clinician podcast. He is a licensed professional counselor with a private practice in Grand Rapids, MI. Paul has advanced training in EMDR therapy–which has been empirically proven to help those suffering from PTSD, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety and more. Paul is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Existential therapy and more. Paul is a behavioral health expert and has spent over 5 years of his 10 year career helping the parents of teens and young adults–as well as working on the behavioral issues of teenagers and young adults.