Food for Thought: Food as Medicine | Dr. Shad

In this talk, produced by, physician, medical educator and nutrition expert Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH (or Dr. Shad as he is known) talks about his search for a better way to treat disease — and to stay healthy in the first place — by applying the Baha’i principle of the harmony between science and religion. “It is certain,” the Baha’i Wirings say, “that in this wonderful new age the development of medical science will lead to the doctors’ healing their patients with foods.” Those words of Abdu’l-Baha inspired Dr. Shad to become a physician, and to focus his integrative medical practice on healing through the use of food as medicine. 

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If you’d like to hear more from Dr. Shad, we shared two of his talks here on Baha’i Blog: “Food as Medicine” and “Throne of the Inner Temple”.

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In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a mother, a wife and a bookworm but professionally she is a museologist and a library technician. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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