- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
In this talk, Dr. Shad (Farshad Fani Marvasti MD, MPH) explores the role of “Food as Medicine,” the interplay with the Baha’i Writings and an update on the state of the science with respect to food as medicine in the care and prevention of disease. The talk draws on his experience as a practicing physician, researcher and medical educator to look at selections from the Baha’i Writings as well as evidence from emerging scientific theories and research in this field of medicine.
For more information about Dr. Shad, visit: www.doctorshad.com
This talk was filmed at the Association for Baha’i Studies conference in Orange County, California in August, 2017.
The Association for Baha’i Studies (ABS) promotes the advanced study of the Baha’i Faith and its application to the needs of humanity, it holds an annual conference and sponsors seminars and symposia, engaging participants from all over North America. It publishes a peer-reviewed journal, ‘The Journal of Baha’i Studies’, occasional books and monographs, as well as other publications. It is also engaged in a number of initiatives to advance Baha’i studies among students and young adults and to stimulate broader interest in Baha’i studies.
Their website can be found here: bahai-studies.ca
This talk can also be watched on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel here: “Food as Medicine” a presentation by Dr. Shad
For more Baha’i-inspired talks, visit Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: soundcloud.com/bahai-blog/sets/bahai-talks
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