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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

Wet Socks, Garlic Feet, and Onion Ear Muffs? What?!

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever struggled with a nasty cold or flu that just knocked you down and lingered far longer than you would have liked, then you have to try some of these amazing, albeit somewhat stinky, naturopathic remedies next time you’re sick! Get ready for some seemingly wacky tips and tricks to help cut your … Read more

Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) – Treating the Nerves Instead of Numbing the Pain

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | June 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

Have you ever heard of treating pain with subcutaneous (i.e. under the skin) injections? If so, have you ever heard of “subcutaneous prolotherapy” or “neural prolotherapy”? Well, thanks to Dr. John Lyftogt of New Zealand, we now have a body of evidence that suggests that the mechanism by which nerves become inflamed and stimulate the … Read more

Let’s Talk Sleep Hygiene

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | May 27, 2018 | 2 Comments

Have you ever experienced an endless night of tossing and turning, or counting the specks on your bedroom ceiling? Well, you are certainly not alone. Sleep disorders and insomnia are more common than you think, and the best part is that there are some very simple and easy changes you can make to your daily … Read more

Fibromyalgia & The Seemingly Unrelated Endless Symptoms

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that is often under-diagnosed in general medical practice [1]. Oftentimes, because it presents with a host of signs and symptoms that can range from sleep disturbance and brain fog, to restless legs and gastrointestinal disorders, it can slip under the radar or be misdiagnosed [2]. That being said, it … Read more

Aromatherapy: Uses and Benefits

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Explore the properties, applications, benefits and cautions of aroma-theraputics. Aromatherapy has a wide variety of uses throughout our daily lives and can be used to stimulate, calm, balance, strengthen and support our bodies, minds, and spirits. Let’s explore aromatherapy in an effort to gain a deeper understanding for what it is, and how it is … Read more

5 Creative Ways to Limit Your Child’s Screen Time

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

We all know that kids of this generation are spending more and more time looking at screens. Whether it’s TV’s, computers, smart phones, or tablets, the bottom line is that all screens can have essentially the same kinds of negative effects on our kids. Even though we know kids are spending a significant amount of … Read more

Improve Your Flexibility, Improve Your Life

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | September 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the most common causes of muscle injury occurs when we are not prepared to move in certain ways throughout our daily lives. For example, we catch ourselves in the act of knocking over our hot coffee, and reflexively jerk to stop painful outcome; meanwhile, we have suddenly torqued our body into an unnatural … Read more