Our courses, training and products are based on Taoist thought and practice, the real raison d’être of Petit Ventre Heureux. It’s the balance that comes from the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang, an ethic of good conduct and virtues that humans are endowed with from birth.
Kindness is associated with the Wood Element. Petit Ventre Heureux wants to offer its knowledge, experience and know-how, like a tree offering its fruit. The aim is to give people the elements they need to balance the emotions in their bellies and their microbiota.
Propriety is associated with Fire. This primordial notion dictates that all the elements in our lives should be ordered and in their proper place, in relation to the concept of rites and rituals. Human beings need a rhythm to their lives, just as Mother Nature gives rhythm to the seasons. Our courses and training are also based on this principle, because cooking becomes a beneficial ritual in our lives!
The aim of our Potions? To offer a product that nourishes through flavour, while setting our biological clocks on time. These flavours are, in order: Wood (Acidic), Fire (Bitter), Earth (Sweet), Metal (Pungent), Water (Salty).
By imitating Mother Earth, we aspire to embody sincerity through a traditional vision. If we are to feel good, we must integrate into the world around us, find our place and communicate with the Earth and Heaven.
This is what Petit Ventre Heureux is all about. Sincerity is at the heart of what we offer, in the sense that our message and what we advocate is not a marketing slogan but comes directly from ancient Taoist texts. Years of know-how, research and passion have gone into the creation of these Potions.
The way Isabella, the founder, runs her company reflects her vision of the world, corresponding to an ideal of life on Earth. Petit Ventre Heureux is an extension of these values. To create her unique recipes, Isabella takes care to surround herself with committed French and Austrian partners, working to protect the planet and its inhabitants. As a result of this eco-responsible approach, the Potions are good for everyone!
They have also been thought out and designed with the help of partners of choice:
- Bio Cambrésis is responsible for growing and drying most of the raw materials at low temperatures, employing people on social reintegration programs.
- Isabella then lovingly blends these ingredients according to the principles of Chinese dietetics, at UnitedKitchens, a laboratory based in Nanterre that is committed to the dietary transition.
- Once ready, the Energy Potions are packaged by the ESAT team at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, which employs people with disabilities.
- All the packaging we use is biodegradable, compostable and complies with forest protection standards. We work with Mizenboite to make our cardboard containers, and our transparent bags are made by FDR emballage from wood cellulose.
Justice is part of the Metal aspect of the Five Elements, in that our actions must reflect our aspirations, our vision of the world…
Metal is a razor-sharp, all-encompassing force that doesn’t want to do things by halves. We’re talking about metallic conviction.
The health of human beings depends on the health of the soil, we cannot pretend otherwise. It’s vital that we do justice to the marvel that is Mother Earth – hence our commitment to the environment – and to human beings.
Petit Ventre Heureux is a company that does social justice to the talent of others, hence the relationship with ESAT, the employment company for people with disabilities, and Bio Cambrésis, which employs people who are being reintegrated into the working world.
We also want to do justice to the world’s traditional medicines, which have always been the pillars and companions of human beings. These ancestral methods are increasingly confirmed today by modern research.
Last but not least, Petit Ventre Heureux has found fertile ground for its development at Quai des Possible, an incubator where ecologically committed players can find inspiration, experiment and contribute to the world of tomorrow
Wisdom represents the Water Element. To do justice to the concept of the Five Elements and flavors, we need to be discerning, looking at things in detail as well as in their entirety.
For Petit Ventre Heureux, wisdom is the belief that man is part of a whole, that he has rights and things to do, and that everyone at his own level can play a role in the well-being of others, thanks to experience and the value of sharing.
Petit Ventre Heureux has a very specific aim. From a detailed point of view, we want to help human beings to access the wisdom of their bodies, to enjoy true well-being, harmonious digestion, and an understanding of their tummies. From a more global point of view, we want to understand and help people understand the links between our well-being and that of Mother Earth, especially between the microbiota of our stomachs and the ‘macrobiota’ of the soil.