Cécile

Cécile

Bonjour, my name is Cécile. I grew up in Provence between a grandmother creating perfumes and a naturopath mother. In this healthy and close upbringing, I learned how to listen to nature and discovered that our body is undoubtedly one of the greatest human resources. I’ve been a Parisian since I began my studies as a medical journalist. I discovered another world, fast and stressful but although exciting, where nature is too often absent. I started to divulge to my friends and readers, my secrets of youth or how to take charge of their health in order to get the most out of life. 

Sbalzi d’umore al cambio di stagione? Vi sentite la testa stanca? Troppo nervosismo da stress? Allora, invece di precipitarvi sul lettino dello psicanalista, fate un salto al laboratorio di analisi più vicino, e portategli un bel campione di urine da esaminare… Se il risultato darà un deficit di uno o più neurotrasmettitori, è possibile ricorrere all’alimentazione, che – se studiata in modo adatto – potrà ricreare uno stato di equilibrio.

Why are Parisians so often seen sitting on a café terrace with a glass of Perrier and a slice of lemon, or going to the office with a big bottle of spring water sticking out of their bag? And at home, infusions and teas, whether or not for detox, feature prominently!

Who goes under the table? No, it’s not some new Parisian parlor game, but the celebration of Epiphany. Like every year, all of France is getting ready to “draw kings” in a few days’ time with the famous galette des rois (King Cake). The yearly tradition starts on January 6th and runs for several days. All French kids dream of the same thing; getting that one piece of cake that hides the magic trinket that will earn them the right to be crowned king.

The usual bad mood at the change of season? A little mental fatigue? Excessive nervousness from stress? But instead of running to lie down on the psychoanalyst's couch, rush to the nearest analysis laboratory holding a beautiful specimen of urine… Once you find a deficiency of one or more neurotransmitters, it's possible to intervene with the right foods to recreate a state of equilibrium…

Watercress soup, so Parisian

Watercress is good for you and French watercress soup is absolutely delicious. Watercress is considered a highly nutritious food that can effectively reinforce the vitamin and mineral content of your diet. A 75-gram serving (around 3oz) contributes 50% of the daily recommended intake of vitamins C and B9, 100% of  provitamin A , 15 % of calcium, 13 to 23 % of iron, and 5% of magnesium.

As of late, vegetarian dishes have been increasingly the center of attention, as people seek to eat more healthily. Rich in quality protein and vitamin B, tofu is one of the Parisienne’s favorite food products for occasionally replacing meat. It’s good, contains lots of calcium and is very easy to digest.

Is there a link between food and stress? Yes, it works both ways. What we eat affects our mood, depending on whether we allow ourselves the food we like. And our emotions impact our diet: they suppress our appetite or, conversely, cause us to indulge. Food is a quick fix for relieving tension…

The usual bad mood at the change of season? A little mental fatigue? Excessive nervousness from stress? But instead of running to lie down on the psychoanalyst's couch, rush to the nearest analysis laboratory holding a beautiful specimen of urine… Once you find a deficiency of one or more neurotransmitters, it's possible to intervene with the right foods to recreate a state of equilibrium…

Christophe de Jaeger famous French Doctor has developed a unique method combining diagnosis and action in order to preserve one’s health capital age well, and stay in good health as long as possible… Nutrition is one of his numerous tools, look at his after feats recommendation : “Firstly, opt for raw foods. This will allow your pancreas to fully recover, clean itself and lower inflammation. Consume uncooked foods three meals a day”....

A well-informed Parisienne is a healthy Parisienne! What are we supposed to be eating these day? What’s actually good for you? What’s not? Trying to decide from women’s magazines can drive you crazy. And scientific magazines aren’t exactly crystal clear either. The Mediterranean diet? High-protein diet? Fat, no fat, low-fat? Sugar, sugar free, sugar substitute? What a headache…

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