Archive for May, 2014

Day 1 and 2 of Fasting

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Cleansing, Health News, Healthy Living, Life Coaching, Natural Healing

Do you do cleanses or fasts? If you are into a healthy lifestyle then knowing about detox can be a plus.

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Yesterday I did Day 1 of my fast. I have been doing these for about 20 years now, so fasting and cleanses are nothing new. What is new is the the experience I live each and every time. I find detox to be very much like everyday life; each one similar but with some small extraordinary differences. Each fast has been unique in its own. Some have been very physical, where I was so tired and could feel every organ of my body detoxing. Others where more emotional and spiritual. I felt it more in my Soul and in my emotions then in my body. Don’t get me wrong, each one has a physical impact and the goal each and every time is to purify the body, rid it of it’s toxins and feel rejuvenated. Plus the perks are pretty nice too (weight loss and extra energy).

Fasting is serious business and so is cleansing. I would only recommend them with the supervision of a health care professional. Besides, it’s really nice to make the best of this time; get as much cleaned and cleared out and have that extra support. This, you can only get with supervised care.

When I fast, I always supplement with herbal remedies, a cleansing lemonade (which I like to call it) and some extra health services like colonics. I usually also add in a liver cleanse and blood cleanse. If I am going to fast, I am going to get the whole deal!

So yesterday, I started it with a bang! When I went down to the clinic to get my cayenne tincture (I also make these products), the top of the jar was not fasten properly and my entire 1 liter of cayenne extract came crashing to the floor, not to mention everywhere on me and on the clinic furniture. I can assure you that this kind of tincture burns, so in a flash, the wet close come off and the cleaning began. All my products are made in 8% apple cider vinaiger so the smell of the tincture was strong! Both my son and I had little red eyes! Fortunately I was able to save about half a cup of the tincture, just enough for my special ‘lemonade’.

The rest of the day was pretty eventless. I was able to workout as planned (doing week 5 of T25) and participate in all my normal activities. I even set some time aside to cook my son a special meal and to have playtime together. No need for both of us not to enjoy great food. Mind you, I have not always been able to do this because being around food when you are fasting is tough.

Now today Day 2, I am still feeling really great. No fight with any tincture and more R & R time with my son made all of it great. I was able to workout and do my usual routine plus I have no desire for food, which is great. I have found that eating, especially over eating is a very emotional thing. When someone chooses to fast, they do it for health reasons and this will help in reducing the need for food. Luckily, my stomach is pretty much always full. It has the herbal remedies as well as the ‘lemonade’.
A bonus, I have taken off 4 pounds and I am feeling wonderful.

Tonight I am trying a new liver cleanse. I am a bit nervous because I know these cleanses can be tough. My usual one is tough, and now I am tripling the concentration of olive oil and adding a few more ingredients and medicinal plants. I know that it will all be good, but I am still anxious for it. One of my great friends said to me, ‘If it scares you, you need to do it’. So this is following your on her advise!

I will keep you posted on the outcome!

For a live or web consultation, please contact Isabelle at isabelle@centrenaturalhealing.com

To read the second part of this article Day 3 – 4 of FASTING/CLEANSING, press HERE.

Week 17 / Semaine 17

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

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Week17: Get intentionally lost and try to find your way back using maps.  Of course you want to do this when you have extra time and preferably in good company! It’s great for the brain to focus and for you to use all your senses. Being surrounded by electronic devises at all time makes us forget how to enjoy down time and to explore the simpler things in life.

Semaine 17: Perdez-vous intentionnellement et retrouvez votre chemin à l’aide des cartes. Assurez-vous d’avoir amplement de temps et d’être en bonne compagnie! C’est super pour le cerveau de se concentrer et pour vous d’utiliser tous vos sens. En étant régulièrement entouré par des machins électroniques, il est facile d’oublier comment profiter de moments tranquilles et d’explorer les choses plus simples de la vie. Ref: Success Magazine, Sally Deneen

Wednesday’s Thank You

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

Today I take a moment to be grateful for the abundance of fruit we have the priviledge to eat whenever we want. I am particularly grateful for that today because I am starting a 3 day fast and cleanse and I always do this using lemons. What a beautiful fruit, loaded with vitamin C and so helpful in flushing out toxins found in the body. Often times these toxins are the cause of weight gain, sleeping, digestion and concentration disorders. Nothing a well managed cleanse cannot fix! For the abundance of this special little fruit, I am grateful! image

Another Dimension To Courage

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

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When we all-heartedly want something, it can be very difficult to accept if it doesn’t manifest itself or if it comes in a different form than we had expected, especially if we have invested so much. It requires so much strength and courage to accept the things we cannot change, as to persevere towards the things that we can.

BE strong, BE courageous and have faith!

Are You Ready

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

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When you ask the right questions, you will hear the right answers. Start off your week ready!

Simplement écrire le mot “prêt” si vous êtes prêt à accepter tout ce qui est bon et positif dans votre vie maintenant. Lorsque vous posez les bonnes questions, vous entendrez les pommes. Débuter votre semaine en étant prêt!

DARE! DECIDE! DO IT!

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