Archive for May, 2014

Week 20 – 23 / Semaine 20 – 23

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in 52 Weeks / Semaines, Blog, Challenge, Exercise, Healthy Living, Inspiration, Natural Healing, Positive Thinking


Week 20 – 23: “Live in prime time rather than watching in prime time,” says Waitley. How you chose to spend your time reflects on how you chose to live your life. Living a life can be so much more rewarding then watching others live theirs on TV. Wasting time and procrastination practically define the comfort zone as we often hear, life begins just outside your comfort zone. Television provides a fantasy and escape, but don’t let it replace your life.

Semaine 20 à 23: Vivez en temps réel plutôt qu’observer du temps réel, nous dit Waitley. La façon dont vous choisissez de passer votre temps se reflète sur la façon que vous vivez votre vie. Vivre sa propre vie peut être tellement plus gratifiant qu’observer les autres vivent les leurs à la TV. Perdre son temps et la procrastination définissent pratiquement la zone de confort, et comme nous l’entendons si souvent, la vie commence au bout de notre zone de confort. La télévision fournit une fantaisie et une évasion, mais ne la laisser pas remplacer votre vie.

Ref: Success Magazine, Sally Denee

Day 3 – 4 of Fasting

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog

It is done, I feel wonderful and it went so well!!

Day 3 went surprisingly well even after my huge liver cleanse of the night before. I have been fasting and cleansing for the past 20 years so all what it entails is usually no surprise to me.
Anyone that knows me, also knows how I love to try new things. Although I was a bit fearful to take on this new liver cleanse, I did it without hesitation. Can you imagine tossing down 250 ml of olive oil and grape fruit juice? Yeah, it was challenging, but luckily for me I knew how important it was to hold my nose when doing it so I didn’t really have to taste it. The thickness of the oil was plenty!!

Of course it didn’t end just there. There is an entire protocol to follow but in all honesty, I think a few days of cleansing to rid the liver and gallbladder of all it’s toxins and stones is well worth it!


This is a great picture which actually gives you an idea of how the stones circulate in the liver and gallbladder. It can be quite painful if there are some big stones but when following protocol and with the support of a natural health practitioner, you will be fine.

During the fast, it is always a great idea to receive some cleansing therapies. Massages, lymphatic drainage and colonics are at the top of that list. Usually I get at lease two colonics. This time, because my fast was shorter and following the detailed steps in the cleanse, I really did not need a colonic in the middle of my fast. I did however get a colonic before reintroducing food into my diet and another colonic one week after the fast/cleanse was done.

Day 4 was my last day and when I reintroduced food into my daily diet. I can honestly say I was in no big hurry to start eating again. I was still probably full from all that oil from the two previous nights. Upon waking, I was able to rid myself of more stones and prepare for my day. I decided not to work out the morning because I was feeling a bit more tired. I prepared more ” special lemonade”, had my colonic and started eating some red grapes around 2 pm. From there my digestive system started working wonderfully well once again and I felt rested, calm and grateful that it was done!!


Even after 20 years of fasting/cleanses, this is what you read one of the things you read your body. I think fasting/cleansing is a wonderful way to keep your entire body healthy and your mind clear. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that is not severely sick, pregnant or breast-feeding. Do make sure that you have the support of a natural health care provider to assist you in this. Although the protocol is easy enough to do on your own, you want to maximize this time to get as much as you can out of it and a coach will help you do that. As for this new liver cleanse, I think I will keep it but I will tweak it!

For support on a fast/cleanse or for any other health and wellness issues, please contact Isabelle at

To read Part I of the FAST/CLEANSE article, please press HERE.

Wednesday’s Thank You

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Inspiration, Life Coaching, Positive Thinking


I am so grateful for negative situations because they sometimes lead us down a path we would of never taken otherwise and turn out to be the best thing that could have happened to us!

Je suis si reconnaissante pour des situations négatives car parfois celles-ci nous emmène dans une direction que normalement nous n’aurions pas prit et cela devient la meilleure chose qui aurait pu nous arriver!

Week 18-19 / Semaine 18-19

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in 52 Weeks / Semaines, Blog, Challenge, Life Coaching


Week 18-19: Get creative: When confronted with a problem, relax and think creatively about how to solve it. There is more than one specific way to be creative. You can become more creative simply by trying something new. Keeping the brain healthy may be one of the most important aspects of aging successfully. A study, published in June in the Journal of Aging and Health, found a link between a longer life and creative thinking and openness. It states that it is likely that those individuals high in creativity maintain the integrity of their neural networks even into old age. And since the brain is the powerhouse or command center for all functions in the body, there is definitely an advantage to continually exercising the brain, which is a hallmark of those high in creativity.

Semaine 18-19: Soyez créatif: Lorsque confronté à un problème, restez calme et pensez de façon creative pour résoudre le problème. Il y a plus d’une façon d’être créatif. Vous pouvez devenir plus créatifs simplement en essayant quelque chose de nouveau. Maintenir la santé du cerveau peut être l’aspect le plus important pour assurer un vieillissement en santé. Une étude, publiée en juin dans le Journal of Aging and Health, a trouvé un lien entre une vie plus longue et un esprit ouvert et créatif. Celle-ci déclare qu’il est probable que les individus démontrant un haut degré de créativité maintiennent l’intégrité de leurs réseaux neuraux même dans la vieillesse. Et puisque le cerveau est le moteur principal ou la tour de contrôle pour toutes les fonctions dans le corps, il y a certainement un avantage d’exercer continuellement le cerveau, qui est un cachet des gens créatifs.

Ref: Success Magazine, Sally Deneen

Wednesday’s Thank You

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Inspiration, Life Coaching, Positive Thinking


During hardship it is often quite difficult to see any good coming from it, but with time and distance, we can truly appreciate the reason behind each of those moments we lived.
What positive outcome is now present in your life because of trying times? Maybe it is new friends, home, lifestyle, health, work, outlook on life? Maybe it is simply being grateful for the knowledge of your inner strength.


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