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Falling Back in Love with Life

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | August 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

What 2020 Has Done to Us as Humans: It seems that everyone I talk to these days has just had enough of the year 2020. From the start of the year, with our planet’s worsening climate, to the COVID-19 pandemic, to the unprecedented unemployment rate, to the terrifying politics in the U.S., and the most … Read more

Why the BLM Movement Matters…To Me, At Least

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Have you ever just been minding your own business, trying to fill your gas tank, or buying groceries, or trying on a pair of shoes, and suddenly, you feel a strange sensation that there are eyes on you? Have you ever walked past a group of people, while all of their heads turned to stare … Read more

The Equation for Empathy [Em=Au2]

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

If we had to choose an equation for empathy, what would it be? Perhaps it would be The Golden Rule, which is to do unto others as we would have others do unto us, right? A Lack of Empathy: One of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for narcissistic personality disorder is a lack of having the … Read more

Falling Back in Love with Life

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | August 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

What 2020 Has Done to Us as Humans: It seems that everyone I talk to these days has just had enough of the year 2020. From the start of the year, with our planet’s worsening climate, to the COVID-19 pandemic, to the unprecedented unemployment rate, to the terrifying politics in the U.S., and the most … Read more

Why the BLM Movement Matters…To Me, At Least

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Have you ever just been minding your own business, trying to fill your gas tank, or buying groceries, or trying on a pair of shoes, and suddenly, you feel a strange sensation that there are eyes on you? Have you ever walked past a group of people, while all of their heads turned to stare … Read more

The Equation for Empathy [Em=Au2]

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

If we had to choose an equation for empathy, what would it be? Perhaps it would be The Golden Rule, which is to do unto others as we would have others do unto us, right? A Lack of Empathy: One of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for narcissistic personality disorder is a lack of having the … Read more

How To Manage Your Pain During Quarantine

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | April 14, 2020 | 1 Comment

Raise a Hand if You’re in Pain: How many of you have been feeling an increased level of pain creeping up over the past 3-4 weeks? How many of you feel tightness in your chest, and have been experiencing difficulty breathing and getting a full lung’s worth of oxygen into your body? Does it feel … Read more

Open-Faced Quesadilla with Zaatar & Cheese

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Try making an open-faced quesadilla using any type of flat bread. Sprinkle with your kiddo’s favorite cheese, or a combination of cheeses. Toast until the cheese has melted. Add a dusting of Zaatar (i.e. a common Middle Eastern spice that contains thyme and sumac, both of which are highly antimicrobial, as well as sesame seeds). Trust … Read more

“Masto-Musir” (AKA: Persian Yogurt & Shallot or Garlic)

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Use a mortar and pestle, or the back of a large spoon, to thoroughly muddle / mash 1-2 cloves of fresh garlic. Mix with 1-1.5 cups of organic full-fat yogurt. Add 1-2 tsp of lemon juice, ¼ Tbsp of tahini, salt, and fresh or dried mint / oregano / thyme to taste. Voila! You have … Read more

“Zereshk Polo” (AKA: Persian Barberry Rice)

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

How to Prepare: Soak ½-1 cup of berries in cold water for at least 20 minutes. Collect the berries from the top of the water; pour out old water, and change over the water until no residue remains at the bottom of the washing bowl. Repeat the cold-water rinsing process at least 6-8 times. This … Read more

Turnips (AKA: The Persian Anti-Biu-Tique)

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Add organic turnips to your Immune Support Soup, or just steam / boil them until tender (~ 20-30 min depending on size). You can also nuke them in the microwave for 3-4 min if you’re in a pinch. Then cut them into cubes, sprinkle a little salt & pepper to taste. You can also add … Read more

Immune Support Soup

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Chop up 1 large onion, 2 medium turnips, a bundle of leeks, 5-6 cloves of garlic, 1 branch of ginger / turmeric, 2 stalks of carrots, a handful of shiitake mushrooms, a 1/2 bundle of fresh thyme / oregano, and either miso or mushroom broth for a vegan version. For a more omnivorous version, you … Read more

8 Tips for Staying Healthy Amid Coronavirus Pandemic: Anti-Viral & Immune Supportive Natural Home Remedies

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | March 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

DISCLAIMER: PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT NONE OF THE INFORMATION BELOW IS MEANT TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT, NOR ARE ANY CLAIMS BEING MADE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM THAT ANY OF THESE THERAPIES CAN TREAT OR CURE COVID-19 THE CDC IS THE LEADING AUTHORITY ON THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC; THEREFORE, PLEASE KEEP YOURSELF UP-TO-DATE … Read more