Volume, Hybrid and 3D Lash Extensions

Hybrid eyelash extensions are the half way step between a classic set of eyelash extensions and a volume set. … They can also be a great way to achieve that staggered look, by using longer classic extensions interspersed with shorter volume lashes. Volume lashes are where two up to 6 light weight, thin lashes are combined and added to one natural lash. The lashes are fanned out to add volume to each natural lash, rather than just adding length. The weight of the volume lashes is usually less than a classic single extension.

Balanced Lifestyle by Dr. Angelo Tremblay

Weight Management and a Balanced Lifestyle


For the longest time we have known that energy expenditure and calorie intake are factors to consider in weight management. The combination of what we consume and what we spend on energy can’t be overlooked. It is also important to know the causes of weight gain. Here is a study by Dr. Angelo Tremblay of the Laval University in Quebec, listing those causes.


  • Lack of sleep
  • Eating disorders
  • Low calcium intake
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Genetics and heredity
  • Endocrine phenomena
  • Stress and mental work
  • Medical phenomena such as alcohol and drug abuse
  • Lack of protein, vitamins, micronutrients and minerals


This list makes us think and reminds us of the importance of establishing good educational strategies in a weight management program. Remember to inform the customer that bad sugars contribute to increased insulin levels and promote the storage of bad fats, mainly on an abdominal level. Therefore you need to promote the ingestion of good sugars.


Another issue is the contribution of your protein intake which should be eaten at every meal while adding dietary fiber such as vegetables which are favourable to the intestinal transit. Some people also forget about eggs, especially the egg yolk, which contains antioxidants and fat-soluble vitamins that may contribute to the production of hormones and work to burn excess fat. In conclusion, different cases will always be considered in your program in order to

achieve a healthy balance.




For the longest time, berries have had their place in our daily food choices. We recognize them as being excellent antioxidants and great at detoxifying. Furthermore, they offer us a wide range of vitamins that are essential to our health.


Today we will focus particularly on the strawberry and raspberry. Strawberries are small fruits that supply us with large quantities of vitamin C and fiber. Their role as an antioxidant creates anti-inflammatory effects, which is a huge benefit for people suffering from cardiovascular disease and who are at risks of arteriosclerosis. The presence of ellagic acid, that is at the origin of the antioxidizing properties, seems to have an impact on the synthesis process of melanin (skin pigmentation among others) as well as on bad cholesterol. Additionally, we find these properties in abundance in the raspberry, which counter affects the oxidation of bad cholesterol in the blood. The increased oxidation in the blood stream results in reduced inflammation and protects the intestinal cells.


Carbohydrates found in Berries


Berries                                    Carbohydrates          Fibres             Calculated Carbs

Blueberries (½ cup)                 11,0g                           2,0g                 9.0g

Strawberries (7 whole)            6,0g                             1,9g                 4.1g

Rasberries (½ cup)                  8,0g                             4,2g                 3,8g

Blackberries (½ cup)               7,0g                             4,0g                 3,0g


In your program, you can suggest berries in Phases 1 (OPTION 2-3) as well as in Phase 2 (TRANSITION) and Phase 3 (MAINTENANCE). Why not choose berries low in

carbohydrates and add them to your menu? Finally, take the time to check your SMOOTHIES!

Pro Energy’s Strawberry and Banana contains strawberry powder and Wild Berry Splash contains raspberry powder

Facing Rosacea

We feel that it is important to keep you informed about this commonly misunderstood condition that affects approximately 14 million North Americans every year.

Understanding rosacea is a continuous process. Only within the last several years has rosacea been classified into four subtypes, and research brings us more information all the time. Only a physician can make a diagnosis, but it is important for the skin care clinician to be able to recognize these various presentations in order to educate the patient and make an appropriate recommendation to a physician.

Rosacea cannot be cured, only controlled, so it is important for the rosacea patient to understand what triggers this condition. Heat, spicy foods, hot showers or hot tubs, certain types of cosmetics or extremes in temperature are some of the triggers that should be avoided.

  • Subtype 1 – erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is characterized by persistent redness within the central portion of the face, with possible telangiectasias (visible capillaries). The patient will become red or flushed easier and stay red longer.
  • Subtype 2 – papulopustular rosacea is characterized by persistent redness in the same area as Subtype 1, with lesions that resemble papules and pustules. This subtype is commonly referred to as “acne rosacea” because of its presentation, but absolutely cannot be treated in the same manner. Only a physician can make a proper diagnosis, but it is important for the clinician to be able to differentiate between this subtype and acne in order to treat it properly. Acne will typically present on all areas of the face and is commonly accompanied by comedones or cysts. In the case of Subtype 2 rosacea, the breakouts will present within the inflamed areas. Also, the papules and pustules present with Subtype 2 rosacea tend to be dry and scaly; extractions will not produce anything and should be avoided altogether.
  • Subtype 3 – phymatous rosacea is characterized by a thickening of the skin, most commonly seen on the nose (rhinophyma), but can affect other areas of the face, such as the glabella and chin. This type of rosacea presents mostly in men and may be treated surgically.
  • Subtype 4 – ocular rosacea affects the eye area, and includes symptoms such as eye irritation, conjunctivitis (pink eye), blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids), frequent styes, itching, burning and stinging of the eyes. This type of rosacea is often misdiagnosed and, if left untreated, can lead to blindness. For this reason, it is very important to educate all rosacea patients about this type of rosacea so that they can keep their physician informed should they begin to experience these types of symptoms.

While rosacea can worsen if left untreated, it does not necessarily progress from one subtype to the next. Many patients can have Subtypes 2 and 3, or Subtypes 1 and 4. What’s more is that many people have rosacea and don’t even know it. For more information, go to www.rosacea.org.

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We have a special package just for Rosacea.

 Reduce Rosacea        Package $350

Aids with normalizing and soothing roacea & other vascular conditions

  • Rejuvenation Microcurrent Facial 60min
  • Vascular Correction Peel 60min
  • Sensitive Intensive Facial 60min

Regular:  $685  You Save:  $335

Cost per treatment $87.50  Reg. $175


Mind Over Munchies


Try these tweaks to just say “no!” to creamy, sugary, mouthwatering morsels.

Turn off triggers.  Break patterns that encourage binges. Are you a postwork snacker? Come home through a door that doesn’t lead to the kitchen and you’ll be 18 percent less likely to graze, per unpublished research by Brian Wansink, Ph.D., author of Mindless Eating (Bantam).

Ride the crave.  When the urge to splurge hits you, don’t ignore it. Tell yourself that the feeling may pass in 10 minutes. Focus on your breathing, taking in your surroundings. Are you eating out of sadness or frustration? If so, address your feelings and let your yen naturally diminish. If your stomach’s still growling, have something nutritious. Have a large glass of water and wait, or a hot beverage like tea.

Feed your hunger.   Going past hungry to ravenous might make you choose junk. Mice injected with high doses of ghrelin preferred a room where they had previously found high-fat food over one where they expected to find less fat and sugar, a study in Biological Psychology reports. Eat protein and fiber at every meal to keep ghrelin gremlins at bay. Also eat off a smaller plate to make it look like more!!!

Pace yourself.  It takes 12 minutes for a thin person’s brain to register that she’s eaten, but it may take 25 minutes in an overweight person, says Mark Gold, M.D., chairman of the department of psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. A heavy person’s brain changes its priorities over time to favor eating-related sensations. Set a timer to get used to making a meal last 25 minutes.

Tire your taste buds.  Your taste buds get worn out after a few bites, so each mouthful is less delicious than the last. Employ the technique of a wine connoisseur when you sink your teeth into your culinary crush; relish every bit and stop when the flavor falters.

Flip the script.  Banish negative self-talk: “I ate two Oreos. I’m weak and I’ve blown my diet. I might as well keep going.” Instead, take stock and talk yourself up: “So I ate a couple of cookies. It’s no big deal. It won’t make me fat. I can stop now and feel good about myself.”

Start small.  Self-control is a limited resource, so if you try to tackle your morning doughnut, afternoon chips and evening ice cream in one swoop, you’ll be sunk. Allot willpower to one behavior at a time. When a day without doughnuts becomes the norm, move on to the next goal.




You be the judge.

Sugar is the biggest enemy that we have in our diet. It is the most insidious liar. It tricks our tongue, taste buds and mind. It is called the “love drug” and addictive it can be. I hate to rain on your sugar parade, but we all need reminding that it is a “thief” as it robs us silently of our health. Try and read through this very long list.

Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair your defences against infectious disease and cancer.

Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body: causes chromium and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

Sugar can cause tight, tense muscles anywhere in the body.

Sugar can cause can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.

Sugar can produce a significant rise in total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol and a decrease in good cholesterol.

Sugar causes a loss of skin tissue elasticity and function causing aging.

Sugar feeds cancer cells and has been connected with the development of cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, rectum, pancreas, biliary tract, lung, gallbladder and stomach.

Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose and can cause reactive hypoglycemia.

Sugar can weaken eyesight.

Sugar can cause many problems with the gastrointestinal tract including: an acidic digestive tract, indigestion, malabsorption in patients with functional bowel disease, increased risk of Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.

Sugar can cause premature aging in general.

Sugar can lead to alcoholism.

Sugar can cause your saliva to become acidic, tooth decay, and periodontal disease.

Sugar contributes to obesity due to its high caloric content.

Sugar can cause autoimmune diseases such as: arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis

Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).

Sugar can cause gallstones, appendicitis, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids.

Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.

Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis by depleting calcium.

Sugar can cause a decrease in your insulin sensitivity thereby causing an abnormally high insulin levels and eventually diabetes.

Sugar can lower your Vitamin E levels.

Sugar can increase your systolic blood pressure.

Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.

High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(sugar molecules attaching to and thereby damaging proteins in the body).

Sugar can interfere with your absorption of protein.

Sugar causes food allergies.

Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.

Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.

Sugar can cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

Sugar can impair the structure of your DNA.

Sugar can change the structure of protein and cause a permanent alteration of the way the proteins act in your body.

Sugar can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen.

Sugar can cause cataracts and nearsightedness.

Sugar can cause emphysema.

High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in your body.

Sugar lowers the ability of enzymes to function.

Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.

Sugar can increase the size of your liver by making your liver cells divide and it can increase the amount of liver fat.

Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney such as the formation of kidney stones.

Sugar can damage your pancreas causing diabetes.

Sugar can increase your body’s fluid retention and weaken kidneys.

Sugar is enemy #1 of your bowel movement causing both constipation and diarrhea.

Sugar can compromise the lining of your blood capillaries.

Sugar can make your tendons more brittle causing arthritis and gout.

Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.

Sugar can reduce the learning capacity, adversely affect school children’s grades and cause learning disorders.

Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves that can alter your mind’s ability to think clearly and sleep properly.

Sugar can increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Sugar can cause hormonal imbalances such as: increasing estrogen in men, exacerbating PMS in women, and decreasing human growth hormone.

Sugar can lead to dizziness, anxiety and depression.

Diets high in sugar will increase free radicals and oxidative stress.

High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.

Contributed by Nancy Appleton, PhD
Author of the book Lick The Sugar Habit



Walk Off the Cravings

People that take a brisk 15 minute walk, eat half as much chocolate afterward than those who rest at their desks.

The trick? The natural boost from walking may prevent people from resorting to treats for a hit of energy.

If the weather in inclement, maybe find the nearest stairs and do some stair climbing.

Set a goal for how many times you want to be able to climb them by the end of the month or how many blocks you want to walk.

Kick the Can!

Eating just one serving of canned soup a day (18.5 ounces) for five days, can raise your blood pressure because of the BPA (Bisphenol A)

– a chemical linked to heart disease and some types of cancer – by more than 1000%.

So make sure you pick BPA-Free brands or better yet find some healthy recipes and make yourself a large batch that you can freeze in individual packaging.

Beat That Afternoon Slump!

Instead of having a piece of candy or a cappuccino when you are feeling sluggish, opt for one of our ideal envelopes

(if you must, have a restricted or half of one, and then finish the other half during your snack).

Why? Because the amino acids, the building blocks of protein, do a better job at stimulating the brain cells that help keep us awake and alert, than do any other nutrients.

Bonus: The neurons switched on by amino acids also tell your body to burn calories, suggesting that the right bite may actually kick up your metabolism!

Have a Drink!!

Having a hot beverage like tea or hot water with lemon is an excellent way to satisfy those cravings.

***Warm/ water and lemon first thing in the morning has tremendous benefits for your body as well.

  1. 1.     Boosts your immune system:

Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.

2. Balances pH

Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline

(the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). As you wellness warriors know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health.

3. Helps with weight loss.

Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.

And, my experience is that when I start the day off right, it’s easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.

4. Aids digestion

The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving.

Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract.

5. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic

Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body.

Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

6. Clears skin

The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.

7. Hydrates the lymph system

This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) and adrenal fatigue.

When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can’t perform all of its proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on.

Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy.

They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals

that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated.

Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don’t want to mess with a deep state of dehydration!

Adopting just this one practice of drinking a cup of warm water with lemon in the morning for a month can radically alter your experience of the day.

Don’t be surprised if you begin to view mornings in a new light.

What is a Medi Spa?

Medi Spas are providers of advanced non-invasive services and technologies designed to provide a significant cosmetic enhancement with minimal or no discomfort or recovery time.  These services may be provided by a physician, nurse or other medical professional, esthetician or other cosmetology professional, and/or a laser technician.

Medi Spa services are truly “lunchtime” procedures that can help you diminish or rid yourself of skin or body imperfections and help you feel good about the way you look.  Medi Spa services may include permanent hair removal, wrinkle reduction, cellulite reduction, non-surgical facelifts, skin tightening, acne reduction, body contouring and inch loss, skin resurfacing and much more!

A Medi Spa, as the name suggests, is a fantastic way to combine advanced beauty procedures and advanced technologies with traditional spa treatments in order to achieve an outcome that you’ll be absolutely delighted with.

Consumer demand for Medi Spa’s is higher than ever before, and the rapidly growing spa industry is playing an important role in that. Many of today’s regular spa clients are looking for more value and better results compared to regular spa treatments.  Consumers are now demanding that if they have booked for an anti-aging facial they actually want to look younger and more vibrant. 

What is the biggest consumer concern?  The majority of consumers say value and they want to see results! The need for a higher level of education and better standards is the main difference between spa and Medi Spa. One of the main differences is in focus on the skin, the body as a whole and results in treatments compared to just pampering and relaxation alone.

One of Winnipeg’s most innovative  Medi Spa’s is Zealous MediSpa is located at 390K Provencher Blvd. right at the corner of Provencher Blvd. and Des Meurons.  Zealous MediSpa specializes in non surgical skin and body care, such as Cold Laser and IPL photorejuvenation and Laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, instant face lift, inch loss with Eurowave, fat dissolve with LipoLaser, electrolysis, and full body and  ion foot detox treatments. They also combine traditional relaxing and pampering spa services such as facials, makeup, waxing, sugaring, and luxury manicures and pedicure with an advanced MediSpa twist.  What ever your needs they provide a private and confidential assessment and put together a customized package that meets your needs and goals to that promote your total well-being and ultimate wellness.

The Zealous MediSpa program is operated under the supervision and direction of certified and licensed master esthetician Jessica LoRusso.  She is known to be the pioneer for new and upcoming procedures and technologies here in Winnipeg.  Her vision for Winnipeg is to make available these advanced procedures at affordable prices and to provide options that are non surgical, non invasive, completely safe with no downtime.  Jessica believes in everyone participating in the wellness arena of the future.

There is no end in sight for the fusion of advanced based technologies and the relaxation of spa services.  Medi Spas are now raising the bar for the spa industry and opening doors for many opportunities for consumers.  In the end, consumers will find it a good thing because of the added value, specialized staff and results based technology.

For more information go to our website at zealousmedispa.com and sign up for you free gift.  Book a private and confidential consultation at 204.415.3159 for more personal treatment.

Avoiding the Hazards of Holiday Eating is Easier When You Have a Plan


The Strategy: Good Company, Great Memories, Fantastic Food and No Stress

Holidays and special events bring family and friends together to celebrate traditions and spread good cheer. They also bring lots of opportunities for socializing, eating, and drinking. Even the most disciplined Ideal Protein dieter struggles with temptation during social events, especially during the holiday season. What you need is a strategy…a roadmap to guide you through these events so you won’t talk yourself into taking a day or two vacation from your weight loss journey. Luckily, Chef Verati is here to help you with some great solutions that will not slow the party down or your weight loss.

Here are 3 simple tips to remember for any upcoming event:

Be Prepared

No matter what the occasion is, there are always options that will allow you to participate in the event and stay on track with the program. Make sure you take the time to develop a plan.

Stay Focused

You have a great plan of action for your event…stick to it! You only have to fight temptation for a few hours. It’s a small price to pay in order to prevent your weight loss from stalling.

Raise a Toast

There are many ways to enjoy a non-alcoholic cocktail to participate in the party and avoid the pressures of stopping the weight loss program. One example is to use sparkling water with either our Mangosteen drink enhancer, or some slices of lemon and lime. Put them in a wine glass with some crushed ice and you’ll blend right in! Keep in mind, this is a temporary sacrifice for a long-term gain.

Final Point: Cheating only takes you further away from where you want to be. Using a social occasion as an excuse to take a break from your weight loss journey only hurts you. Every disciplined effort you make helps you get stronger as you move along the path to completing your weight loss journey. More importantly, establishing smarter choices will help you maintain your results after dieting has ended.

Stay strong and enjoy yourself!

Holiday Hours


Zealous MediSpa’s Holiday hours are:


Saturday December 23:  9:00am-3:00pm

Sunday December 24:  CLOSED

Monday December 25:  CLOSED

Tuesday December 26: CLOSED

 Wednesday December 27:  10:00am-8:00pm

Sunday December 31: CLOSED

Monday January 1:  CLOSED


If you have any questions or concerns please call us at:  204-415-3159.



Happy Birthday Mascara You Are 100

The story of mascara began in 1913 with a love-struck lady who wanted to have beautiful eyes for you fairytale price – and whose brother was a chemist.  His name Eugene Rimmel.  He understood his sister’s need and mixed a magic stone for her made of pressed coal dust and Vaseline.  With a moistened  brush she was able to apply the black solution to her lashes and make her eyes look really glamorous.  Whether or not his invention made her successful with her lover is unknown but his products were definitely a success.  Right up to the 1970’s in France, mascara was often simply referred to as “Rimmel”  In German-speaking countries, it was practically referred to a “spit colour”


Mascara Advise

The size of the brush is purely suggestive because it is deceptive to think that a huge brush means huge lashes.  Large brushes are good for thick, long lashes.  Anyone that has less voluminous lashes will achieve better results with narrower brushes which precisely grasp every little hair, without leaving any dark stains  on your eyelids.

 Every Monday from November 18th to December 30th from 1-6. 

Book your spot for a FREE Professional Makeover

@ 204 415 3159 or book on line.