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

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

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First Ever Clothing Swap!

First Ever Clothing Swap!

When  Saturday October 19th 2013

Time 1pm to 3pm

Instead of throwing away your old clothes, shoes, jackets that don’t fit anymore bring them to Zealous MediSpa  and join our clothing swap!

Call 204 415 3159 to register or register at the front desk

Must register space is limited


What is Acne


Affecting nearly 45 million Americans each year, acne is the most prevalent skin condition in humans. Typically, acne develops where there is an abundance of oil glands, like the face, scalp, chest, back and neck. While acne is common, it also varies and can be made up of a complex combination of needs to treat. Seeing a professional is the best way to ensure that this condition is treated appropriately and specific to each person’s unique needs.

  1. Clogging of the pore
  2. Increased oil production
  1. Bacteria
  2. Inflammation
For more information go to Skin Conditions or call for your FREE CONSULTATION