Hi all! This week I will be blogging from Paris, France, where I will be exploring the French's take on natural health. Among the French, homeopathic and natural remedies are commonly used, many times in place of pharmaceuticals. Here is a photo taken today of my daughter and me in at Herbeus, an herbal store that we found at 58 rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, France. The website for Herbeus is www.herbeus.com and they plan to launch their e-store in late summer, so I'll be posting more about Herbeus at a later date.
One of the many finds there is the Original bioSnacky Germinator by a German company called A. Vogel. Additionally Herbeus does sell the sprouting mixes for a variety of sprouts, including mung bean, lentils, fenugreek and my personal favorite, broccoli. Research indicates that broccoli sprouts may be effective in shrinking the size of cancerous tumors, especially in the case of certain types of breast cancers. (In future posts, I will address the benefits of sprouting and research related to that topic.)
Another product that I found interesting is their Diane/cellulite homeopathic remedy, which I plan to use in conjuction with the electro-lymphatic drainage just to see how effective it may be in reducing/eliminating cellulite. I like to say that cellulite is more than skin deep, in that it is an indicator of a congested lymphatic system and all congestion/blockages in the lymphatic system need to be addressed in order to keep our health at its optimal level.
Last but not least, I found a product called Cypres by a company called Laboratoire Combe D'Ase. This product is meant to improve circulation in the legs when 2 drops of this remedy are added to a natural oil, such as olive oil or almond oil, and massaged into the point where the heaviness or tenderness or pain is felt. Since I have a child who still complains of "growing pains' in the legs, especially at night, I hope to see if this remedy is effective just by topical application or if it is better to use in conjuction with either manual or electro-lymphatic drainage.
Well, that's all for now - check back for additional health related blogs from France later this week. As they say in France, au revoir!