Who is Irène Grosjean, the controversial naturopath whose followers have been suspended from Doctolib?

A supporter of raw food, she is extremely hostile to drugs and vaccines and believes that all diseases can be cured by diet or through alternative practices. Several of its recommendations are highly controversial.

Doctolib announced on Monday that it had suspended access to its site for 17 naturopaths, whose “training” section included the name of Irène Grosjean. The platform thus responded to several Internet users who denounced the very controversial practices of this 92-year-old naturopath.

If several of its practices are strongly criticized, it is that advocated in a video from 2018 and which resurfaced which motivated Doctolib’s decision: Irène Grosjean promotes sexual touching to cure fever in children.

“If it’s a little girl, you have to sit the child on a bowl with ice water (…) with a washcloth, we’ll rub the lips and the clitoris a little,” he explains. she, also advocating the same for little boys.

“At first, the child will not agree, because it bothers him, but very quickly it will calm him down,” she continues.

Adept of raw food

Irène Grosjean is one of the figures of naturopathy who stands up against the use of drugs and who advocates “alternative” and “natural” methods, in particular through food. She embodies one of the most influential voices in the French-speaking “well-being” sphere.

Followed by more than 135,000 people on Facebook, Irène Grosjean is close to the ideology of Thierry Casasnovas, whom she sometimes quotes in her speeches. The latter is accused of being a guru earning himself thanks to ineffective and dangerous advice, in particular for curing serious illnesses. In this respect, it has been monitored since 2012 by the Interministerial Mission for Vigilance and the Fight against Sectarian Aberrations (Miviludes). Thierry Casasnovas has been targeted for several months by a judicial investigation for “illegal exercise of the profession of doctor”, “abuse of weakness” and “misleading commercial practices”.

Like Thierry Casasnovas, Irène Grosjean promotes raw food – or “living food” -, this diet consisting of eating exclusively raw fruits and vegetables but decried by many specialists.

“The original sin is cooking food,” says the naturopath.

Food at the base of all evils

“Food was the basis of all our suffering, all our misery and all our illnesses”, can we read on his site. Irène Grosjean gives many controversial health tips. For example, as several Internet users note, in her book “Life in abundance”, she explains that HIV is a disease that it is possible to “joy-laugh” by eating “germinated seeds, fruits and raw vegetables”.

“Cancer patients love meat and HIV-positive people have a marked attraction to pasta, bread and pizza,” she adds.

Similarly, she believes that “if the Germans hadn’t been fed beer and cold meats as they were, they would never have been able to do what they did in World War II.”

Irène Grosjean is also close to Miguel Barthelery, as Usbek&Rica reportsa naturopath involved in the conspiratorial film on Covid-10 “Hold Up” and sentenced on October 15, 2021 to a two-year suspended prison sentence and a ban on practicing, in particular for having advised two patients to treat their cancer by practicing fasting.

Anti-drugs and anti-vaccines

Irène Grosjean, naturopath for more than 60 years, says she is against drugs because she “lost in (her) youth, several young and dear beings well cared for as we usually hear”. “With Hippocrates, we made a lot of hypocrites,” she says.

“Cancer is the result of little sick children that we have treated,” she says, for example, in a video.

The naturopath also made conspiratorial remarks around Covid-19, which she considers to be a “connarovirus” made to “sell vaccines”. “They understood very well: they developed fear. And the fear of the connarovirus, the fear of the disease, obviously, that will sell vaccines to protect themselves,” she says. in a video.

“A beaten woman is a beatable woman”

The “L’extracteur” Twitter account, which “alerts on sectarian aberrations” also noted extremely controversial remarks on domestic violence held by Irène Grosjean. Praising the merits of the “laws of attraction”, she asserts that a “beaten woman is a beatable woman”.

“If we are good, we only receive positive elements, if we are bad, we will attract everything that is wrong: it is up to us to be what we want to see in the world”, continues- she.

Very well known in the world of alternative health, Irène Grosjean no longer does consultations. On the other hand, it organizes courses – some of which cost 990 euros – or participate in events and is very active on the Internet. Some of his videos are highly viewed, such as the one where she advocates “a philosophy of life to understand happiness and the keys to good health” which has more than 2 million views.

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