10 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

~ Dr. Anne Herman, Grand Beauty Spa Anti-Aging Medical Director

By keeping our immune system strong, we can ward off illness.  This season we all want to avoid the flu.  All year long a strong immune system fights off cancer cells and keeps us healthy.  Here are 10 ways to boost our natural defences.

1.    Avoid simple sugars as much as possible. This includes those sweet treats and desserts but also the white flour and refined grain products that turn into sugar quickly. Studies have shown that refined sugars can suppress your immune system for hours after ingested.

2.    Eat multiple servings of […]

Important News About Swine Flu

– From Grand Beauty Spa Medical Director Dr. Anne Hermann

The Two Flus this year

Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a highly contagious viral illness. The flu is different than the common cold. This year there are two strains of flu virus. The first is the season flu or ‘regular flu’ and the second is the H1N1 influenza which was first seen in March 2009 in Mexico. Symptoms of infection with the H1N1 flu virus are similar to those of seasonal flu, including fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Vomiting and diarrhea are common in H1N1, […]

“Recessionista’s” – We Understand!


A “Recessionista” is a female who has fiscal smarts,  is inventive in her cash savings strategies and she can sniff out life’s little luxuries that can keep her just as happy as when her pockets were brimming with disposable greenbacks. Now, “Recessionista” has evolved to embrace full price shoppers – those who had never once before produced a coupon at a grocery store checkout.

At the Grand Beauty Spa, we understand the need to offer valuable services without sacrificing quality in order to allow the recessionista to enjoy the small and big luxuries she did before, such as popping into the […]

Enjoy the Summer – Protect Your Skin!

If there is one product I recommend to all of my clients it would be sunscreen. There are treatments and peels designed to improve sun-damage but I’ll sometimes put these on hold until I know for sure that a client understands the need to use sunscreen every day.

I recommend daily use of quality antioxidants particularly those with a high concentration of vitamin C. Antioxidants prevent stray electrons from splitting into free radicals and applying a layer underneath your sunscreen will keep your skin protected from both the sun’s harmful rays and the sunscreen’s possible side effects. This daily routine along […]