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Quick Tips for the Number One New Year Resolution – Weight Loss!

It’s that time of year! A time where most of us consider taking on a goal or challenge we have been procrastinating about for some time. As a Nutrition and Weight Loss Consultant, I am often flooded with questions about dieting in January...
It’s that time of year! A time where most of us consider taking on a goal or challenge we have been procrastinating about for some time. As a Nutrition and Weight Loss Consultant, I am often flooded with questions about dieting in January. This is the month where we are most motivated to make changes, but after a few weeks,...

Avoiding the Holiday Bulge with Sleep!

Good news; you can eat more over the holiday season as long as you get more sleep! Well, not quite, but there are some interesting connections.
Well, the holiday season is upon us! The long work hours and late night social events often lead us to a chaotic and sleep deprived lifestyle in December. For most of us, a big challenge is avoiding weight gain during a season of delicious calorie-infused festive treats! If this is a concern for you, then you may want to recharge...

Ingestible Beauty a hot topic with Spas!

The current climate of innovation and social media is leading consumers to consider new beauty routines, including ingestible products.
With my recent attendance at both Spa Exec’s Fort Lauderdale Show and this week’s ISPA 2010, I have come to learn that ingestible beauty is a hot topic and I believe it will soon become a critical component to the spa philosophy. Why is this? Well, based on my interaction at these shows, I observed the following; 1) The New...

Market Watch – Weight Loss & Spa

Paula Simpson discusses why spas are the perfect venues for weight loss programs. By combining weight loss programs with spa, you are helping your clients become healthier, feel better and maximize their outer beauty too!
In this past month, 3 weight loss products (2 pharmaceuticals and 1 nutraceutical,) have been denied or pulled from the market due to potential health risks they may pose. This got me thinking....with the uncontrollable obesity rates that we face today, is the magic bullet approach in the best interest for long term success? Healthy weight management goes beyond nutrition...

What's new?

Beauty is ever changing! It is …brushing, rolling, vibrating, twirling, prickling, massaging and more! Noreen invites you to come see what is new at the IECSC show in fabulous Ft.Lauderdale is next weekend. November 6th and 7th.
Beauty is ever changing! It is …brushing, rolling, vibrating, twirling, prickling, massaging and more! The mascaras are not just applied with our hands but they vibrate by themselves for a more pumped up and defined application. Say goodbye to the old-fashioned washcloth or facial sponges for cleansing Clarisonic is taking over the beauty universe as far as the premiere face-cleansing...

Functional Foods Controversy – Are superfruits all they are hyped up to be?

Amidst all of the media furor over superfruits and their potential health benefits, here are the latest facts . . .
As seen on TV, the internet and newsstands, it is hard to avoid the exaggerated claims and promises made by smart marketers and manufacturers of the so called “super fruit” juices. This caught my eye in particular last week when I read a recent superfruit company was put under scrutiny by US regulators who filed a complaint that their unsubstantiated...

The 10 BIG Trends of 2010!

This year, at the Repêchage 12th International Congress for Salon and Spa Professionals in NYC, I was fortunate to share The 10 BIG Trends of 2010!...
This year, at the Repêchage 12 th International Congress for Salon and Spa Professionals in NYC, I was fortunate to share The 10 BIG Trends of 2010 ! As a skincare industry professional for over three decades, I have seen the ‘latest & greatest,’ come and go. I decided to look into some of the trends I believe have lasting...

Is your spa ready for cancer patients?

Forward-thinking spas are offering services and treatments tailored to specific issues or health challenges, and oncology patients are a major focus and opportunity.
At the last IECSC show I met an educator and pioneer in the field of esthetics, Morag Currin. She literally wrote the textbook on Oncology Esthetics. As an esthetician by training, I was very excited to see someone actively broadening the scope of our industry, by welcoming a marginalized group of would-be customers: cancer patients. Both patients and spas alike...

Is your spa offering full-circle wellness education?

As spas move further into wellness services, here are some valuable and easy methods to create nutrition programming.
With obesity and health issues in the spotlight in the United States, the public is becoming more health conscious and demanding better food choices and programs to fit their hectic lifestyles. Wellness is the root of the spa industry, and a key factor is nutrition. In addition to relaxing and rejuvenating at the spa, nutrition programs are a key component...

Acne Vulgaris - The diabetes of skin?

Helping clients to understand the relationship between acne and the glycemic index can result in much-improved skin conditions.
Diet plays an important role to play in many skin disorders, and when it comes to nutritional advice I am frequently asked about the “Acne- Diet” connection. Acne is by far the most common skin disease and is increasingly affecting both adolescents and adults in North America. Clinical evidence suggests nutrient imbalances in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Zinc, Selenium, Chromium,...

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