Golestan, Iran · Health · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Medical Sciences · Uncategorized

Iran’s Incredible Medical Advancements: by Antonia Mosqueda

I do have a mission in Iran, for those that do not know or only like to assume to know. In fact, I have a few goals while I’m here: I keep busy on all of them. One goal of mine is to see Iran’s ‘Economy of Resistance’ grow stronger, developing and expanding as much… Continue reading Iran’s Incredible Medical Advancements: by Antonia Mosqueda

Golestan, Iran · Health · Human Rights · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Medical Sciences · Travel · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

Iranians save American lives: Americans kill, deport and jail Iranians!

  I have been away from the blog-o-sphere for quite some time. An emergency came up that prompted a good Iranian doctor to schedule me for a much-needed surgery. In that time of waiting and recovering, I was nervous and scared—as any human would be when faced with being opened up. The surgery was ultimately… Continue reading Iranians save American lives: Americans kill, deport and jail Iranians!

Health · Human Rights · mental health · Sexual Abuse · Uncategorized

#MeToo! Got a problem with it?

#MeToo! Got a problem with it? If the #MeToo hashtags are getting on your nerves and they make you feel “uncomfortable,” well you are not a major concern for many of us. Personally, most of my focus is on the many survivors who find comfort in using these two simple words: me too. #MeToo, and… Continue reading #MeToo! Got a problem with it?

Food · Health · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Recipes · Uncategorized

Persian Omelet 4-2 Please!

Persian Omelet 4- 2 Please! When I first visited Iran, I knew less than little of Persian cuisine…“ what is sabze pollow, kuku, juje, ghorme sabze, khoreste goje badamjan?”… I would often ask my husband so many questions, but I learned! Al an/right now, you could say I moved up to a safe intermediate level… Continue reading Persian Omelet 4-2 Please!

Breast Feeding · Chador · Golestan, Iran · Health · Human Rights · Iran · Islam · Islamic Republic of Iran · mental health · Politics · Religion · The Middle East · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers: by Antonia Mosqueda

*These issues, as I have learned, will not be touched by some Muslims who have adopted the ideology that breastfeeding is somehow “taboo”; although, Quran mentions breastfeeding, prolonged practice of it, and has nothing negative to say on it. Most well educated human scientists, mothers, and medical doctors agree that breast milk is the best… Continue reading Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers: by Antonia Mosqueda

Health · Human Rights · Islam · Politics · Religion · Spiritualism · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

10 ways to make the world better by making yourself better

Many of good folk are not as oblivious to the heart-wrenching cycle of suffering that plagues our beautiful Earth–at least not how some people make them out to be. Often, do people not brag, nor do they put on display all their acts of charity; especially, us Muslims, as there are Quranic reminders for us… Continue reading 10 ways to make the world better by making yourself better

Farming · Food · Health · Islamic Republic of Iran · Recipes · Uncategorized · Vegan · Vegetarian Dishes

Making a Magical Mushroom Soup and some Photos of our Mushroom Farm

You don’t need psychedelic mushrooms to feel the positive impact that mushrooms can have on your mind and body. And you don’t have to spend a ton of cash on dry imported or strange looking mushrooms–that will probably just rot in your fridge–to get good nutritional value they have to offer. The most common white… Continue reading Making a Magical Mushroom Soup and some Photos of our Mushroom Farm

Food · Golestan, Iran · Health · Islamic Republic of Iran · Recipes · Vegan

The Olive Harvest by Antonia Mosqueda

Last month was our family olive harvest. We only get to do this every other year, and I just loved it. Olive trees are just so beautiful in every way—I am discovering—from the ways that they produce, to their health benefits. Presently we have two olive trees in our yard, a male and female—so we… Continue reading The Olive Harvest by Antonia Mosqueda

Breast Feeding · Food · Health · Recipes · Uncategorized · Vegan · Vegetarian Dishes

Apricot Fruit Porridge with a touch of raisins and a hint of honey: For baby and Momma

This dish is quick, easy, vegetarian and good for anyone, especially babies and nursing mothers. Why? Apricots are rich in essential nutrients like; dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium. When nursing mothers eat apricots it can also increase prolactin, or the hormone that signals milk production. If you can find, in your local… Continue reading Apricot Fruit Porridge with a touch of raisins and a hint of honey: For baby and Momma

Food · Health · Iran · Recipes · Uncategorized · Vegan · Vegetarian Dishes

Date balls: Level up with these sweet treats!

These are a favorite Iranian treat of mine. They are naturally sweetened with honey and dates. I love snacking on them with a cup of coffee in the am. They can be hard to find in the village, however, so I had to improvise and make my own. They are probably a healthier variety too.… Continue reading Date balls: Level up with these sweet treats!