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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

September 2014 Natural Healing Journal

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

Can you believe we are already in September? Time flies when we are living a great life, n’est-ce pas?

I do hope you have had a wonderful and beautiful summer. On our end, we very much enjoyed the hot days, when they where around, the full gardens which are still continuing to offer us perfect veggies and medicinal plants and a slower pace. I would even go as far as to say that the summer has changed me. I am a new person, who has recently recognized that fear that was hiding behind a need to be very busy, overly busy!

It is said that over-indulging in anything masks some kind of lack that we may be feeling. In all honesty, I agree! I was over compensating to numb my insecurities of making it on my own, of not being enough. Once I took notice that my need to be so busy was rooted in my need for self-worth, the healing began. Don’t get me wrong, I still love to be busy, have lots of fun projects going on at the same time and enjoy my life fully, but the motivation behind it all has changed. I don’t feel a need to please or a need to prove. I have changed that for a fulfilling sense of contentment.

How about you, do you over work, over exercise, over party? Do you ‘over-do’ things? Have you ever taken the time to see if it could possibly be masking a deeper feeling? Or do you feel balanced, in-sync with your life?

I guess in the end, it is all about knowing who you truly are and what you truly wish to live on a daily basis in your life. September is a great month to focus on your goals and to make sure they are pointing in the right direction. If setting new goals or bringing new urgency to your already existing ones is a priority and you wish to get some assistance with that, it will be my pleasure to serve you. You can contact me at (514) 893-1920 or via email at isabelle@centrenaturalhealing.com

Week 32: Watch a TV show in another language. It is a great way to broaden your knowledge of other cultures. Of course you want to do this when you feel calm and open. It is a wonderful and simple way to enjoy the brain-building it will foster.
Personally, I love to watch foreign movies and even better if they have sub-titles, but that could just be me!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: I am so proud and excited to announce that we have several new classes being offered this year. We have a total of 4 different classes on meditation and wellness as well as many conferences/workshops on Raw Eating. More classes and workshops will be added regularly so make sure you stop by often to check out what we are up to. You can always access this information by pressing the SERVICE button on our site HERE. You can also find all the details to these in the Natural Healing Journal, so if you are not signed up for it yet, make sure you do that.  You can subscribe by entering your name address on the right hand side of any page of the website.

Registration is now on for our Courses and Conferences. We would love to have you join us. You can register for all the classes in one series or opt for the drop-in option. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings at different times. For extra information or to book an appointment for a Health Service, you can reach me at (514) 893-1920 or isabelle@centrenaturalhealing.com

With love & light,

Isabelle xoxox

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

Calming Effects with Herbal Tea

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Natural Healing, Recipes

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The other morning when I got up, I could feel that my mind/Spirit was in need of some calming effects. Sometimes this sensation is due to a lack of sleep, poor eating habits and even stress. In any of these situations, it often leads to unbalanced pH level in the body and a lack of stillness, clarity, focus and strength. So, I decide to quick fix this.

I prepared for my regular meditation time, did a little yoga, drank my full glass of water and made sure I ate properly. To this I added my very simple brew:

Freshwater, chamomile, and stinging nettle. Two great medicinal plants to help strengthen and calm the nervous system and balance out the pH levels in the body.

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To create this great and potent herbal tea;
1 Tble organic, fresh or dried Roman chamomile
1 Tble organic, fresh or dried stinging nettle
2 cups fresh water

Put all the ingredients together and bring to a boil. Just before the boiling point, remove from the heat source and let steep for 5-6 minutes. You can easily drink up 4-5 cups a day. Enjoy!

Love & Light

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