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.

the parisian girls just adore water

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!

french pumkin soup

This beautifully colored soup is a tradition in France. I got the recipes from my grandma’ Madeleine that used to prepare it for her grandchildren in winter time. Many thanks to her. It is very low in cholesterol and sodium, it is also a good source of vitamin E, vitamin B6, folate, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Also a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, copper and manganese... Serve hot as a light and creamy first course.

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…

The Parisian man is a contradiction. He’s drawn to the “nice girl” type, but he’s also attracted to the sexy fox. So how do we strike the right balance between demure and provocative? It’s better to be innocently suggestive than openly ‘come hither”.  We need to look delicate and fresh, not plastered in makeup. In Paris, a woman’s face is fundamental when you first meet. A man’s gaze goes first to your eyes, then to your mouth and your smile. Your boobs actually come last. The first step in enticing a guy the Parisian way, is to have the right reflexes before your mirror. Here’s a quick guide.

Christophe de Jaeger, famous gériatre et gerontologist 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… “It is now possible to oppose the fatalism of aging and its stigmas: decreased energy, insomnia, weight gain, memory problems”....

Staying “young” is the aim that most people want to achieve, and plastic surgery and invasive cosmetic techniques are the “remedies” used more and more often to contrast the ageing of our bodies. But are they really the only solution? Can we consider natural medicines and the holistic vision of the way we eat a more effective and healthy alternative? Dr Hervé Grosgogeat, the internationally acclaimed Parisian nutritionist answers these questions, offering us all the information we need to improve our diet and our lifestyle in order to prevent age-related disease, to obtain a more youthful face and body and a general condition of health and wellbeing…

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 chignon is one of the classic hairdos. It’s smart for all occasions, a cocktail party, the next wedding or simply, as a smart solution, to show off your doll’s face and accessorize it with long earrings. The chignon bun is still “the” Parisian hairstyle of the moment: it’s feminine, fun, classic and so simple to do! Moreover, it’s sexy and men love it… For a relaxed-messy look or the sophisticated red carpet version, in Paris, nobody can resist it! Learn how to create this sophisticated style right here …

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 great, seasonal “anti-aging health food” recipe. Growing older inevitably means a progressive functional decline, but we can still limit the damage by paying careful attention to our lifestyle, and part of this means eating right!
Although there may be differing definitions of the ideal diet, there is universal agreement about the primordial importance of plant-based foods. This is not limited to just fruit and veggies, but includes wholegrain products, herbs and spices, olive oil, dark chocolate, and beverages like green tea and red wine.

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…

The paradox of the Frenchwoman is that she’s gourmand. Although she likes fine cuisine, she also knows how to get back to a normal diet. Therefore, a good feast one evening and back to a balanced diet with lighter meals the next day. The holidays provide a good example. Like everyone, we put on 2 kg but are quickly able to resume our good habits and keep our mythical figure (well, not always). Whatever the case, don’t lose your good habits and eat at least five fruits and vegetables every day…

My friend Anne Lipscomb is a former award-winning public relations manager who developed multiple chemical sensitivity in 1993. She became one of only a handful of people in the state of Washington to receive workers’ compensation for illness related to sick-building syndrome. “When I could finally contemplate a vacation abroad, after 14 years of being forced to live housebound, visiting Paris quickly rose to the top of my wish list”...

Green bell peppers are the most common color on produce shelves, but the yellow variety contains much more of certain vitamins. Do you know that eating red peppers can increase libido and build collagen? The peppers also contain fiber, protein and iron. They are very versatile, let have a look to our novembre detox pepper aperitif soup to serv with fresh raw vegetables…

Parsley is a natural diuretic and detoxifier. It acts on the liver. If you have a centrifuge, don’t fail to add it to all of your vegetable juices. With its very good balance in Vitamin E and polyunsaturated fatty acids, avocado protects its fatty acids from oxidation. It protects against cell ageing.

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