Day 2: My 8 Day Fast/Cleanse Diary

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

Day 2: I am now on day two of my cleanse. I am feeling very well, although I can tell the difference in participating in a cleanse during the warmer months as oppose to now (Nov.). I can more easily feel the cold and have a greater sense of cocooning. I have been doing cleanses since my first year of college when I was only 17. So we can safely say I have quite a bit of experience behind my belt, but it is important to know that all cleanses are felt and lived differently even if one is repeating the same protocol.

So why did I choose to do a cleanse now even if it is very late in the year? This is because I didn’t feel comfortable in my body and I have been through some major milestones and felt it was time to start a new chapter. Cleanses for me, have always been a way to get rid of the old and accept the new. And I can truly tell that my entire being is grateful for this ‘down’ time to recuperate, clean and repair. As I mentioned beforehand, I usually prefer to do cleanses in the spring. After all, it is when everything comes alive again, when our favorite detox plants (dandelions) come to life and when we as humans feel our energy level rise up. Don’t get me wrong, one can experience all these things pretty much at any time of the year, but for many different reasons, spring is THE best time.

So what am I doing to keep busy and my mind off food? The same as usual I guess. It is actually easier to focus on the fasting part of the cleanse then one might think. I have my special lemonade to keep me going, I have my psyllium and montmorillonite to help in the cleansing and detox portion. I also use my Detox herbal tea blend that you can find HERE. To that, I add my regular vitamins, minerals and health practice. Well, in all honesty because my goal is to have a longer cleanse, I am limiting my exercising. Last spring during my cleanse, I was able to do full out exercise sessions, but I was also focusing on doing a 4 day cleanse with a liver detox. This time, I am not sure I am going to go for a liver detox. It is demanding on the body and I am truly not certain to want to undertake that during these colder days.

For the moment, I am taking it one day at a time and we will see how it plays out. Staying open and allowing oneself to live a positive experience is what makes the entire difference in accomplishing a great cleanse.

See you tomorrow for more power of Fasting!

To view Day 3, go HERE
To view Day 1, go HERE

My 8 Day Fast/Cleanse Diary

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Challenge, Cleansing, Detox, Healthy Living, Life Coaching, Natural Healing, Naturopathy

Welcome to my 8 Day Fast/Cleanse Challenge. Get a day-to-day scoop of what I lived through, the reasons behind my decision and an actual account of each day and see if this challenge could be for you. For more information and/or set up an appointment, contact me directly at isabelle@centrenaturalhealing.com.

Day 1: We are in early November and I have decided just a few days ago to embark on a fall cleanse. I usually keep my cleanses for spring when we start to see hotter days, when the sun shines longer and when all seems to come to life. I usually choose to do a small detox at this time of the year, but I have decided to change things up. The reason behind this decision is simple, I just couldn’t put my body through winter without taking care of some physical and mental issues. Cleanses are a great way to get clear on direction and goals and they certainly help in letting go of the old, unnecessary baggage.

At the end of the summer I found a huge bump in my breast. I was devastated, scared and so hurt! I knew it was my fault for not having let go of the extra unhealthy mind, heart and soul baggage I was carrying around. So I put ALL of it, all my know-how to work. I put my money where my mouth was.

Well to make a long painful story short, I am healthy and so incredibly grateful for it too!

I know firsthand how easy it is to let oneself fall into desperation. I remembered, ‘we are what we think and focus on’ and I LIVED by those words. I was lucky, I had already done so much personal growth work and I knew how to physical help my body.

You would think after getting the great news, I would feel extreme joy? Well I did, for a moment, but I also felt angry. I was angry that this had happened. I was angry that I now knew just how fragile life really was. I was angry there had been so many rough moments.

Well, like everything else, this too subsided. I started to feel grateful again, truly happy this time. I found a new perceptive on life, I knew I had been given an opportunity. This opportunity was there all along. We all have it, it’s just sometimes it is so far hidden, we cannot even tell that there is an opportunity and that it is ours.

I have decided to start a cleanse because I can! I want to rid my body and mind of the old, let it know how truly grateful I am for health, and I want to turn the page and start a brand new chapter in my life. Besides, I love to fast, and to do cleanses and detox. It always reminds me that I am in charge of my own decisions. Life takes care of life and we get to take care of our decisions.

See you tomorrow for Day 2!

To view Day 2, go HERE


DARE! DECIDE! DO IT!

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