Inside Outside Wellness Center & Medical Spa

Monthly Newsletter

March-April 2009

 Greetings from Dr. Christian & the Staff of Inside Outside



March and April, lots going on!  St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring,   Fiesta,  Earth Day!!  Hope you get cascaroned at least once.

Our wishes to you!   "As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction! Irish Blessing   More Irish Quotes


in this issue

  • This Month's Inside Outside Star: Daniel Eisenhauer
  • Recommended Blogs, Newsletters and Portals for Continuing Education.
  • 5th Year Anniversary Open House Celebration held on 12 February 09
  • "Body By Science", Dr. Doug McGuff's New Book, Check it out!!
  • It's Fiesta time again!!  Check out the 2009 Fiesta Events
  • Rethinking Drinking, Alcohol and Your Health, New National Institute of Health Web Site!
  • How to really evaluate Risk? If I do x. it increases my risk by y%. What it means.
  • Earth Day is 22 Apr 2009, See how you can celebrate this event.  
  • New Products, The VIP Peel for Acne, Pigmentation, Fine Lines and Texture.
  • Member Tribute: George "Bill" Thorsby, passed on 4 Feb 09
  • Marketing Highlights: Silent Auctions: Assistance League, Winston School, Any Baby Can!
  • Dr. Christian's Recommendations for Newsletters, Blogs and Portals for Information.


    Constantly Educating yourself is one of the keys to helping you achieve your health and appearance goals! We have limited time to do this so we need to be selective about the amount of information however.  Over the years,  in addition to the Medical Literature, I have settled on these Newsletters, Blogs and Portals to get much of my information which I share with you. 

    Recommended Newsletters, Blogs and Portals!

     5th Year Anniversary Open House Celebration held on 12 Feb 2009!!




    Our 5th Year Anniversary Open House was a great success with over 100 members and their guests attending the event held on 12 Feb  09.  Food and wine were provided by Michele Yamin of Four Sister's Catering and Entertainment by an String Quartet from the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio!  Shown with Dr. Christian are Youth Orchestra Members Jessica Jin, Mark Mercado, Thomas Rivera and Aaorn Gomez.  Product Demonstrations of the New VIP  Peel  (Nathan Hile VIP Rep), Clarisonic Pro Skin Care Brush and Revitash (Pamela Parker, Revitalash Rep) were favorites.   Thanks to all the hard work by our Staff and to Emma Mozeley of Studio 5 Photography for taking all the great pictures!!

     More Open House Pictures!  

    "Body by Science" New Book By Doug McGuff M.D.,  Book Signing Event 10 Feb 09

    About 20 Inside Outside Clients came to the Book Signing by Doug McGuff, M.D. on Feb 10th. Starting with the cover, Doug led a scholarly discussion of the science behind the benefits of High Intensity Strength Training.  He was also featured on a KENS 5 News Special which was filmed at Inside Outside on 9 Feb. Doug who grew up in San Antonio and went to Medical School here and John Little are the authors of Body By Science., a researched based program for strength training, body building and complete fitness in 12 minutes a week. Doug explained the positive effects of high-intensity, low-frequency weight training, while avoiding the negative effects of traditional aerobic-centric exercise.  Thanks Doug for a very entertaining and informative evening!                                     Check out Body by Science Blog

    See the KENS5  Article and Video Segment!!    Order your Copy Now at

    Check out the Fiesta 2009 Events  16-26 April 2009

    Fiesta History at Handbook of Texas Online       Welcome to Fiesta 2009
                                April 16-26, 2009



     Rethinking Drinking, Alcohol and Your Health, New National Institute of Med Site

    Do you enjoy a drink now and then? Many of us do, often when socializing with friends and family. Drinking can be beneficial or harmful, depending on your age and health status, and, of course, how much you drink.  For anyone who drinks, this site offers valuable, research-based information. What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health? Rethinking Drinking can help you get started.   

    Check out Rethinking Drinking

    .pdf File Rethinking Drinking

    How to really evaluate Risk, If I do x, it increases my risk by y%, What it means.


    From bacon to booze, risks often make headlines: "CANCER UP X PERCENT IF YOU DO Y" - you know what I'm talking about. Michael Blasland of the BBC has devised a simple but different way of seeing these stats, with a click-by-click Risk-o-meter. Click through the examples below to see why those percentages easily mislead - and why it pays to ditch percentages and talk instead about the numbers of real people.

    How to understand risk in 13 clicks!!


    Earth Day 2009, the Green Generation arrives....


    On April 22, 1970, 20 million people across America celebrated the first Earth Day. It was a time when cities were buried under their own smog and polluted rivers caught fire. Now Earth Day is celebrated annually around the globe. Through the combined efforts of the U.S. government, grassroots organizations, and citizens like you, what started as a day of national environmental recognition has evolved into a         worldwide campaign to protect our global environment.


    Calculate Your Ecological Footprint! 

    Read about Earth Day at Wikipedia 

    The Blue Marble at Wikipedia

    "The Pale Blue Dot, Carl Sagan

    US Government Portal for Earth Day

    Products, Vi Peel  for Acne, Pigmentation, Fine Lines and Improved Texture


    Inside Outside is now offering a New Chemical Peel.  This peel was developed by Dr. A. F. Kalil, of the Vitality Institute of South Beach, Florida. I have never been fond of peels as most of them in the past were painful and required length recovery if used for treatment of some of the more difficult skin issues such as acne, pigmentation and wrinkles.  For these problems, I have generally felt Intense Pulsed Light, Pixel Laser Resurfacing and faithful use of products were the best solution.  Dr. Kalil has taken however 5 different Acids, Phenolic Acid, TCA (TriChlorAcetic Acid), Salycylic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Retanoic Acid (Retin A) and put them all in a single "cocktail" at lower concentrations.  The acids all work in different ways to improve Acne, Rough Texture, Pigmentation and Some Wrinkling due to Aging and Sun Exposure.  The Peel is virtually painless.  On the 1st and 2nd day there is a sun tanned like look and peeling occurs on the 3rd and 4th day with complete recovery by Day 6 or 7.  It really is quite a remarkable product when combined with a good regimen of skin care products and maintenance peels and Diamond MicroDermabrasions.

       More at    VIP Peel In the News!   More Pre and Post Pics


    Member Tribute: George "Bill" Thorsby passed on 4 Feb 09

    We are all going to miss Bill Thorsby who passed on 4 Feb 09 at the age of 82.  Bill and his Wife Mary Lee have been faithful members since May 2005, introduced to us by Ralph Bender and Liz Fritz.

    They were our Inside Outside Stars of October 2005 and were featured in a KSAT 12 News Feature in Dec 2005!!!


    Bill was one of the strongest men in the gym and was in the 500Club. He loved his workouts and I am sure he is looking for the gym in the after life.


     Take time to read the obituary of this very special man at Porter Loring and the loving Eulogy given by Mary, his daughter, at his funeral on 7 Feb 09.


      George William Thorsby, Porter Loring Obituary

    George William Thorsby, Eulogy, Mary Thorsby

    Marketing Update:  Silent Auctions: Assistance League, Winston School, Any Baby Can


    In March Inside Outside will donate items for the Assistance League of San Antonio’s Gala. The Assistance league is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. It was organized in 1984 and chartered in 1988 as the 76th chapter of National Assistance League. Bexar Hugs Auxiliary was certified in 1995.

    Members of Assistance League of San Antonio donated more than 66,000 volunteer hours and positively touched the lives of more than 65,000 area residents this past year. Their mission is dedicated to providing assistance to residents of the San Antonio area regardless of race, creed, or religious affiliation to promote self esteem, achievement and education.

    Assistance League

    Inside Outside will donate two items for the Winston School of San Antonio 23rd Annual Auction Gala. The Annual Auction is the school's major fundraising event; proceeds are used for classroom enrichment and school programs, including financial aid to deserving students. Approximately 27% of Winston students currently receive financial aid.

    This magical evening held at the Don Strange Ranch in Welfare, Texas features live and silent auctions. Each year the Winston Auction Committee members volunteer to procure items, trips, hunts and parties creating one of the finest auctions in the Lone Star State.

    Winston School San Antonio


    In May Inside Outside will donate two items for the Taste of the Dominion which benefits the charity Any Baby Now. The event includes 13 local chef’s all competing for the Taste of the Dominion awards. Through sponsorships, ticket sales and the silent auction the charity receives funds.


    Any Baby can is a United Way Charity that has been helping children in the San Antonio area for over 25 years. Over 25,000 children and families, and they do it all. In fact ABC is the only agency that is currently offering prescription drug assistance for children. They do referral, prevention, support and case management. They believe every child deserves to be accepted, appreciated, and loved; receive proper nutrition, adequate health care, education, and all the things that will give him or her a chance for a healthy life. We are honored to donate for this charity.


    For Information on the Taste of the Dominion contact Kay at 227-0170.

    Any Baby Can


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    Inside Outside Star Daniel Eisenhauer

    Daniel was looking for a program to take it to the next level, He found it!!

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