Mariam Nour

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Mariam Nour
مريم نور
Marie-Noëlle Yeghiayan

(1936-05-24) May 24, 1936 (age 84)
Douma, Lebanon
CitizenshipAmerican, Lebanese
OccupationTV Personality

Dr. Mariam Nour (Arabic: مريم نور‎, born May 24, 1936) is a Lebanese television personality and author, who discusses food and lifestyle issues in the Lebanese and Arab media,[1][2] and an expert in the Macrobiotic diet and the science of alternative medicine.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Nour was born in Douma, Lebanon as Marie-Noëlle Yeghiayan to an Armenian father and Lebanese mother, she mentioned that Musa al-Sadr had named her as Mariam Nour.[4]

She traveled to the United States where she was taught by Osho and Michio Kushi. She survived hereditary breast cancer as she healed herself naturally.[5]

With her return to Lebanon in the late 1990s, Nour brought new age ideas to the Arab world. She presented many programs on the Lebanese Al Jadeed (New TV) station and appeared at various times on Al Jazeera Arabic and other Arab stations promoting her views and lifestyle.[6] Nour is a dual citizen of Lebanon and the United States.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Light Luise (1996). Food for a Saint. Vegetarian Times September 1996
  2. ^ Povoledo, Elisabetta (October 22, 2004). A politically-charged food fest. New York Times
  3. ^ "مريم نور...مفقودة بعد انفجار بيروت - حياتنا - جهات - الإمارات اليوم". (in Arabic). Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  4. ^ "مريم نور تملأ إستديو 'هيدا حكي' على 'ام تي في' بحكي جنسي وتغادر إعتراضاً على الأسئلة". (in Arabic). 6 January 2014.
  5. ^ "5 famous Arab breast cancer survivors". 23 October 2017.
  6. ^ Sussman, Anna (August 16, 2007). A Lebanese chef's vision: Make falafel, not war. New York Times

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