Week 16 / Semaine 16

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


Week 16: Brush your teeth while standing on one leg. “It gets you to balance,” says SUCCESScontributing editor Mike Roizen, M.D., co-author with Mehmet Oz, M.D., of the best-selling YOU series of books. Doing this actually helps keep you focused and allows you to work your core muscles while doing a simple, daily task.

Semaine 16: Brossez-vous les dents en vous tenant sur une jambe. Cela exige de travailler votre équilibre, selon l’éditeur de SUCCESScontributing, Mike Roizen, M.D., co-author avec Mehmet Oz, M.D., des meilleurs séries de livre, YOU. Faire ceci vous permet d’améliorer la concentration et d’exercer les muscles du ventre tout en accomplissant une simple tâche.

Ref: Success Magazine, Sally Deneen

April 2014 Natural Healing Journal

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Health Journal, Health News, Healthy Living, Inspiration, Life Coaching


Happy April Fools’ Day!


I have always enjoyed April 1st, but with children, it brings it to a new level! Children are continuously reminding us of the importance of letting go and having fun. Amidst the responsibilities of our busy lifestyle, creating a business, remaining healthy, we sometimes forget just to let loose and live.


Lately, I have been reviewing the Law of Attraction. I have read all the books, listened to all the CDs and seen all the movies. I am a strong believer that the law of attraction does work, but sometimes I question it. Then I find myself asking the Universe very specific questions and being flooded with answers. So, after much reflection, I share this thought with you: if I fill my Being, my entire person with thoughts, emotions and feelings of what and how I want to live, how can I live any other type of life other than the very one I create? We say that life is a mirror. Whatever you are living on the outside is simply a reflection of what you are living on the inside. It is also said that if you want to change your external circumstances, change your internal circumstances, but what is often neglected is the need to specify what and how to do this.


Let’s break it down in point form:

• Know what you want (if you don’t, this is what you need to figure out first).

• Remember a time when you felt amazing (remember a feeling), close or exactly how you wish to feel all the time. If it has never happened to you, create it in your mind.

• Make a list of what you need to accomplish to get you from point A (your starting point) to point B (your goal).

• Put the items on the list in order of priority and assign a time frame to accomplishing each action item.

• Take action now. Remember, you are always in motion. You are either climbing or sliding.

• While accomplishing these tasks, remember to get plenty of sleep, eat healthy, get some fresh air, exercise regularly and have fun!

In other words, going from point A to point B is not merely a destination that you travel to, but it is you re-creating your life, according to your own values. Enjoy the process and always stay true to yourself.


Week 12: Learn to tango. Thanks to the physical movement, creativity and degree of learning involved, it is thought that it increases life span. I am not quite sure if this is fact or fiction, however, I can absolutely guarantee that dancing will make you feel better, happier, free and give you the sense that you are just generally enjoying life a bit more. Make a point of dancing this week and notice if it picks you up or betters your mood. If it does, even just a little, then keep it in your repertoire of pick-me-ups.

Ref: Success Magazine, Sally Deneen


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: How would you like the opportunity to ask a health, wellness or inspired living and thinking related question without actually having to book a consultation? This month I am offering you the chance to get answers to all of your questions in a Dear Abby kind of way. Please ask your questions in the comments box below and it will be my pleasure to answer them.


We are now half way through our Meditation & Wellness Classes. What a pleasure it is to sit with these wonderful people every week and meditate, I am so blessed! If you would like to come join us, we would love to have you join in for one or as many classes as you wish.

Classes are held Wednesday evening from 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM. Please follow the LINK for extra information.

You can also call or email to register for a class or set up an appointment; 514-893-1920 or isabelle@centrenaturalhealing.com.

With love & light,

Isabelle xoxox

Out With The Old, In With The New

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Cleansing, Health News, Healthy Living, Naturopathy

In connection with this months Health Journal (click HERE to read) on cleanses, fasting and reaching health goals, here is some information on effectively eliminating.


Since squatting in this position is not feasible for everyone, there are alternatives. Here at the clinic, Centre Natural Healing, we offer a special rounded stool that allows this kind of position, but in a more comfortable and safe manner.


Please contact me directly for more information on this product or to book an appointment for a Health Assessment (click HERE for details).
(514) 893-1920 / isabelle@centrenaturalhealing.com

March 2014 Natural Healing Journal

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Cleansing, Health Journal, Health News, Healthy Living, Promotions

Can you feel it? The days are longer, the sun is warmer; it can only mean one thing, spring!!! Most people when they think of spring, think of gardening (which is actually awesome, but more on that another time), putting the boots and winter cloths away, going biking, etc. Personally, when it starts to warm up, I think of cleansing and making sure I am in shape. What do you think? Are you up for the challenge? How about joining me in a cleanse and getting a workout diet on the way?


The Cleanse: There are a few different types of cleanses. One consists of juicing with fresh fruit and vegetables. The other is the complete cessation of food and only sustaining a certain amount of calories with a special lemonade. This is called fasting, it is absolutely wonderful for the body, spirit and mind AND also needs to be done with the supervision of a health professional. Either way, these are great ideas to take on during spring. It is when your body and cleansing organs are most receptive. If you are considering a fast, make sure you have someone that can support you and guide you through the entire process. I would be happy to serve you either in person at the clinic or via the web with Skype or Face Time. Please follow the LINK for more details. Personally, I will be fasting.


The Exercise-Diet: Everyone knows the benefits of exercising, and most people have similar reasons for doing it. Some of us do it to maintain health, others to get healthy, and others do it for other related health reasons such as maintaining a healthy weight size. All of these reasons are great and we all need goals to help motivate us. We also know how busy life can be and getting out and being active is not always as simple as it should be. Here are a few of my suggestions: 

1- Don’t under estimate the benefits of a walk (cardio). You can actually burn up to 240 calories per hour by taking a simple pleasure walk. If you wish to increase the calories burnt, simply pick up your pace, add on some extra weight or do a few running sprints during your walk. You will be amazed at what doing this a few times a week can create for you.

2- Learn some yoga. There are many types of yoga out there and you will surely find one that suits your needs and personality. Some can be very soothing and relaxing while others are very demanding and will build your strength. Not only is yoga wonderful for the body but it also calms the mind. It’s like getting a two-for-one. Personally, I love yoga for muscle toning, core stability improvement, strength building and stress reduction. Hatha yoga can burn up to 175 calories per hour, Ashtanga yoga, 300 calories per hour, Vinyasa yoga, 445 calories per hour and Bikram or hot yoga can burn up to 630 calories per hour. I highly recommend this for all the benefits that it brings.

When talking about getting in shape, we often talk about calories. So what are calories exactly? Calories are a way to measure energy just like a pound is a way to measure your weight. The amount of energy you burn in doing an activity is measured by the calories burn rate. How do you burn calories? To burn calories you need to be moving. The more you move and are active, the harder the activity, the greater the calories burnt. Generally, to maintain your weight, the amount of calories you take in should equal p.m. not you burn. If you wish to take off some weight to reach your health goal, you need to burn more calories actually take in. This is why it is important to combine a healthy diet, a balanced lifestyle and some kind of vigorous activity to get in shape and stay healthy.

3- The benefits of weight training. This is another great exercise to tone and strengthen muscles and get fit. Surprisingly enough, you can burn between 400 and 500 calories by weightlifting if you do a vigorous training with little rest tween each set.

Whatever form of exercise you undertake, it is important to choose something that you enjoy. If you take pleasure in doing the exercise, you increase your chances of sticking to the program and reaching your house/weight goals.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: This month, it is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I encourage you to come in and take advantage of NO TAXES on Health Assessments, Life Coaching sessions and all Health Services.

We are on the way with our Meditation & Wellness Classes. We would love to have you join us for one or as many classes as you wish. Classes are held Wednesday evenings from 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM. Please follow the LINK for extra information. You can also call or email to register for a class or set up an appointment; 514-893-1920 or isabelle@centrenaturalhealing.com.

With love & light,  Isabelle xoxo

Mars 2014 Journal Santé

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Cleansing, Health News, Journal Santé, Promotions

Le sentez-vous? Les jours sont plus longs, le soleil est plus chaud; cela ne peut signifier qu’une chose, le Printemps!!! Lorsque la plupart des personnes pensent au printemps, elles pensent au jardinage (qui est en réalité génial, mais plus sur ce sujet une autre fois), ranger les bottes et les vêtements d’hiver, faire du vélo, etc. Personnellement, quand il commence à faire doux, je pense au nettoyage et à la mise-en-forme. Qu’en pensez-vous? Êtes-vous à la hauteur pour ce défi? Que diriez-vous de vous joindre à moi pour un nettoyage santé et un régime de remise en forme avec séances d’entraînement?


Le Nettoyage Santé : Il y a quelques types de nettoyages. Un consiste à détoxifier en ne consommant que des jus de fruits et légumes frais. Un autre est le jeûne. Ceci est la cessation complète de nourriture avec seulement un soutien minimal de calories par l’entremise d’une limonade spéciale. Le jeûne est absolument merveilleux pour le l’organisme et l’esprit ET ne devrait être exécuté qu’avec la supervision d’un professionnel de la santé. Dans tous les cas, ceux-ci sont de merveilleuses idées à entreprendre au printemps. C’est le temps de l’année où votre corps entier et vos organes excréteurs sont les plus réceptifs. Si vous considérez entreprendre un jeûne, assurez-vous que vous avez quelqu’un qui peut vous soutenir et vous guider dans le processus entier. Je serais heureuse de vous servir, soit en personne à la clinique, ou via le Web avec FaceTime ou Skype. Pour plus de détails, suivez le LIEN. Personnellement, je vais entreprendre un jeûne ce mois-ci.


Le Régime d’Exercice : Tout le monde connaît les avantages de l’exercice et la plupart des personnes ont des raisons semblables à en faire. Certains d’entre nous le font pour entretenir notre santé, d’autres pour le devenir et d’autres encore le font pour des raisons liées à la forme. Toutes ces raisons sont bonnes et nous avons tous besoin de buts pour nous soutenir dans notre motivation. La vie est souvent bien occupée et prendre du temps pour une activité n’est pas toujours facile. Voici quelques-unes de mes suggestions pour vous inspirer dans vos activités :

1-La marche : Il ne faut pas sous-estimer les avantages d’une promenade (cardio). Vous pouvez en réalité brûler jusqu’à 240 Cal par heure en prenant une simple promenade de plaisir. Si vous voulez augmenter les calories brûlées, augmentez votre cadence, ajouter du poids supplémentaire ou faire quelques sprints de course pendant votre promenade. Vous serez stupéfiés de remarquer ce que cet exercice peux apporter comme changements simplement à le faire à quelques reprises par semaine.

2-Apprendre le yoga. Il y a beaucoup de types de yoga et vous trouverez sûrement celui qui répond à vos besoins et à votre personnalité. Certains types peuvent être très doux et relaxants, tandis que d’autres sont très exigeants et demanderont de la force. Le yoga est non seulement merveilleux pour le corps, mais il apporte aussi un calme à l’esprit. C’est un super “deux pour un”. Personnellement, j’aime le yoga pour le maintien du tonus musculaire, l’amélioration de la stabilité et de la force ainsi qu’une baisse du niveau de stress. Le yoga Hatha peut brûler jusqu’à 175 calories par heure, l’Ashtanga, 300 calories par heure, le Vinyasa, 445 calories par heure et le Bikram ou le yoga chaud, peut brûler jusqu’à 630 calories par heure. Je recommande fortement le yoga pour tous les avantages qu’il apporte.

En parlant de retrouver la forme, que veux dire ‘calories’ exactement? Les calories sont une façon de mesurer l’énergie comme une livre est une façon de mesurer votre poids. La quantité d’énergie que vous brûlez lors d’une activité physique est mesurée par le taux de calories brûlées. Comment brûlez-vous des calories? Pour brûler des calories vous devez être actif. Plus vous bougez et êtes actifs, plus votre activité est exigeante, plus vous brûlez des calories. Généralement, pour maintenir votre poids, la quantité de calories que vous ingérez devrait être égale à la quantité de calories que vous brûlez. Si vous voulez obtenir un certain poids santé, vous devez brûler plus de calories que vous en consommez. C’est pourquoi il est important de combiner un régime sain, un style de vie équilibré et une activité vigoureuse pour retrouver la forme et maintenir une bonne santé.

3-Les avantages des poids. Ceci est une autre super forme d’exercice pour endurcir et renforcir les muscles et retrouver la forme. Étonnamment, vous pouvez brûler entre 400 et 500 calories par l’haltérophilie si vous entreprenez des séances d’entrainement vigoureuses avec peu de repos entre chaque ensemble. Indépendamment du type d’exercice que vous entreprenez, il est important de choisir quelque chose que vous aimez. Si vous prenez plaisir à faire de l’exercice, vous augmentez vos chances de rester fidèle au programme et atteindre vos objectifs et vos buts.


ANNONCE SPÉCIALE: Ce mois, c’est avec grand plaisir et enthousiasme que je vous encourage à profiter de notre spéciale AUCUNES TAXES sur les Bilans de Santé, les sessions de Coaching de Vie et tous Services Thérapeutiques.

Nous sommes en chemin avec notre cours de Méditation et Mieux-Être. Nous serions heureux de vous avoir parmi nous pour un ou plusieurs cours. Les classes sont tenues les mercredis soir de 19h15 à 20h15. Suivez le LIEN pour des informations supplémentaires. Vous pouvez aussi appeler ou m’envoyer un courriel pour vous INSCRIRE à un cours ou pour prendre un rendez-vous; 514-893-1920 ou isabelle@centrenaturalhealing.com.


Avec Amour & Lumière, Isabelle xoxo


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