This page is dedicated to providing information about holistic resources in Lebanon.
You might even believe that there are no holistic choices in Lebanon. Fortunately there are many progressive and alternative resources in this beautiful country, and they are steadily growing!
When considering alternative resources it is best to independently investigate the truth of the matter. The aim of this page is to assist you in finding answers.
Macrodette Organic Food
Facing the main gate of Hotel Dieu
75 Rue Jean Dominique Ayoub
Telephone: 01-613-015/016; 03-636-259.
The only source in Lebanon of Lima products.
Contact: Mr. Paul Abi Rachid
Mr. Paul Abi Rachid is the founder/director of T.E.R.R.E., a Lebanese environmental non-governmental organization. More information about his work can be found in the back issues of The Daily Star.
Beirut Bio Center
Small supply, but good, and some unique fresh homemade foods.
Beirut Health Store
Makdessi Street, just east of Smith's Supermarket
Cairo Street, between Makdessi and Sourati Streets, just south of AUH.
A good supply of imported organic and macrobiotic foods. Fresh tofu and miso. A good selection of Mitoku brand items.
Open from 8:30 to 6 M-F, 8:30-2 Saturday.
Coin Dietetique Mar Elias Street
Sourati Street, Hamra
100 meters west of Smith's Supermarket
Fresh produce is delivered every Monday, Thursday and Friday morning.
Souk el Tayeb
This is the only regular organic and semi-organic market in Lebanon. There are many excellent foods for sale here, but as with many situations, let the buyer beware. If you are looking for true organic foods, it is good to ask around and get opinions. Souk el Tayeb has a first class website here.
Contact: Kamal Mouzawak, 03-340198, and Josette Noujaim, 03-118705.
Homeopathy is an alternative system of health care that is widely recognized throughout the world. In Europe, for example, homeopathy is accepted by most physicians, hospitals and pharmacies. It uses harmless yet very effective dosages of highly diluted natural substances, referred to as remedies. For more details on the history and methods of homeopathy see Homeopathy: Natural Medicine for the 21st Century.
Contacts in Lebanon:
Mr. Merhi is a fully qualified homeopath, and received his training in Canada.
Dr. Karam Karam
4th floor, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
Dr. Issam Ayache
Clinic address: British Bank Building, Abdul Aziz Street, 2nd Floor
Telephone: 03-747-165, and 01-345-848
Both Osteopathy and Chiropractic resolve problems with the spine and other areas without any need for surgery. They are systems legally and professionally recognized in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere.
Mrs. Mona Rahbany
Mrs. Rita Zoghbi
Mrs. Rahbany and Mrs. Zoghbi are professionally trained, experienced midwives. They earned their diplomas from the Ecole de Sages-Femmes (School of Midwifery) at Saint Joseph University.
Contact in Lebanon: Mrs. Farnaz Perry at 05-920-307
Mrs. Perry is studying to be a La Leche League leader, and is available to assist inquirers with general questions.
Adma International School
The educational program at Adma International School is based on a child-centered curriculum.
Everything for bicycles
Accesssories and maintenance
All kinds of bicycles
Rent a bicycle
Organized bike tours
EcoVillage. This is the first ecovillage in Lebanon.