Inside Outside Wellness Center & Medical Spa

Monthly Newsletter

May-June 2009

 Greetings from Dr. Christian & the Staff of Inside Outside


It's May, School is out!  You have 4 months to get with it and get in shape!!  Don't waste the summer! Spend it with us and reap the benefits of the Inside Outside Way of Life! 





in this issue

  • This Month's Inside Outside Star: Ruby Muza, Wedding and Event Photographer
  • From Dr. Christian, "The 4 Basic Steps of Skin Care"
  • Virtually all of Obesity of last 30 Years related to Overeating, not lack of Exercise.
  • Great Omega 3 article! Thanks to Engraulis Ringens & Krill we won't run out!
  • Lose weight & save the planet!!  Article "Population adiposity & climate change."
  • Ex-Marathoner Confesses the dilemma he has created!   NPR Radio Segment.
  • We Welcome Jessica Grigsby, UTSA Kinesiology Intern for the Summer!
  • America's Health Rankings 2008,Texas not looking good. 37th in 2007, 46th in 2008  
  • Memorial Day, A day to remember fallen Comrades.
  • Member Spotlight: Rosa Romero, Owner, Methodist Plaza Gift Shop, Indulgence!
  • Marketing Highlights: Christy's Hope, KLRN Blazing Gavels Auction, Any Baby Can!
  • From Dr. Christian "The 4 Basics of Skin Care" 


      During the initial Diamond Microdermabrasion and Javani Procedure I perform on everyone, there is included a narrative about the importance of keeping our skin hydrated and the role collagen plays. I discuss how best to protect and maintain collagen and the 4 Basic Steps of Skin Care.  I have created a web page which details these 4 Basic Steps and products we recommend. Healthy skin is an integral aspect of the Inside Outside Way of Life!!


    The 4 Basic Steps of Skin Care!

    Virtually all of Obesity of last 30 Years related to Overeating, not lack of Exercise.



      From Reuters: "Blame the refrigerator rather than the gym for Americans' ever-expanding waistlines. A new study presented at the European Congress on Obesity shows that overeating alone can account for the obesity epidemic in America.

    Researchers say that until now no one has quantified the contributions of overeating and decreases in physical activity to the rise in obesity in America since the 1970s.

    "There have been a lot of assumptions that both reduced physical activity and increased energy intake have been major drivers of the obesity epidemic," says researcher Boyd Swinburn, Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention."

    This study demonstrates that the weight gain in the American population seems to be virtually all explained by eating more calories. It appears that changes in physical activity played a minimal role.  From a public policy perspective, expectations regarding what can be achieved with exercise need to be lowered and emphasis should be shifted toward encouraging people to eat less."

     America's Obesity Problem..!

     Great Article about Fish Oil, We may not run out after all!!


    This article at is one of the best summaries of the benefits of fish oil and how, through new research, it is being made into a powder which can be added to virtually every food product.  Turns out we may not need to worry also about a fish oil scarcity after all!   Have you ever heard of Engraullis Ringlens, the Peruvian Anchovy??  It is the source of much of our Fish Oil and then there is the Antarctic Krill which is the largest and most successful biomass and animal species in the world, another great source of Omega 3's.

      Want to live longer? You Need this nutrient!" 

     Loose weight and save the planet: Article, "Population adiposity and climate change"

       Read More... "Population adiposity and climate change"

     Staying Fit after Marathon days are over


     From NPR Radio: "Retired Navy Capt. Howard Stoodley has run dozens of marathons in his 73 years.  He has what he calls an "I love me" wall: a display of photos and mementos of his days as a pilot and his running accomplishments. He points to himself in a photo of the 1979 Boston Marathon, which he finished in three hours and 12 minutes.  I did 47 marathons, 103 triathlons and many other races — I used to be a pretty dedicated runner, 'til my knees gave out."

    Stoodley says he probably should have cut back sooner. But he loved it....."

    So he turned to resistance bands tied to doorknobs.

     Check out NPR Segment

    See also: Steady-State Activity: Travesty by Dr. Doug Mcguff

    See also: August 2007 Newsletter on Endurance Training Dangers 

    We welcome Jessica Grigsby, UTSA Kinesiology Intern for the Summer!!





    We welcome Jessica Grigsby who will be serving as our UTSA Health and Kinesiology Intern for this Summer!!  Jessye, she likes to be called, plans for an advanced degree as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist.  During her studies at UTSA she has served as a Student Assistant in the Exercise Biochemistry and Metabolism Lab conducting Exercise Testing and supervising workouts!  We are looking forward to learning from her and sharing with her the Inside Outside approach to health and fitness!  Welcome Jessye!!


    America's Health Rankings 2008 Results....


    America’s Health Rankings the longest running report of its kind, provides an annual analysis of national health on a state-by-state basis and ranking of the healthiest and least healthy states. The 2008 Rankings reveal the overall health of the U.S. population has not improved for the fourth year in a row.

    Texas has dropped 9%, from 37th in 2007 to 46th in 2008.

    America's Health Rankings.  Check out the results.     Texas Ranking

    Memorial Day, a Day to Remember fallen Comrades


    "The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit." Read the complete text of the original order at:

           General Orders No.11, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868!



    Member Spotlight: Rosa Romero, Owner Methodist Plaza Gift Shop, Indulgence!


    We salute Inside Outside Client Rosa Romero, Owner of Indulgence Gift Shop located on the 1st  Floor of Methodist Plaza near the main elevators.  Rosa has owned and operated the shop for the past 3 years and comes from a background of Fine Art.  She has a beautiful assortment of items from many countries in South America and Arizona.  There are items for every season and occasion and one can always find bargains and on sale items offered on two tables just outside the shop. Check out Rosa's shop next time you are here!!



    Marketing Update: Auctions: Christy's Hope, KLRN Blazing Saddles, Any Baby Can


    On 7 May Inside Outside donated several items for the 11th Annual Jeans and Jewels Casino Party Gala fundraiser held by Christy's Hope.  Family violence is the #1 crime and cause of injury to women in the U.S. and is believed to be the most common, yet least reported crime in the country. The San Antonio Battered Women’s Shelter has become a model for the nation by introducing innovative programs designed to help women and children become more self-sufficient and Christy’s Hope is pleased to help contribute resources to ensure it’s continued success.

    Christy's Hope

    Inside Outside will donate a number of items for the Annual Blazing Gavels Auction!!.  Ask your friends to tune in and bid on Diamond Microdermabrasions, VIP  Peels and even a 16 Session Strength Training and Zone Nutrition Program.  Dr. Christian and Staff and several of our members will be working the phones!  If you want to join us on TV let us know!!  It is a something you need to experience at least once!!

    Blazing Gavels KLRN TV Auction Site


    In On May 14th Inside Outside donated two items for the Taste of the Dominion which benefits the charity Any Baby Now. The event included 13 local chef’s all competing for the Taste of the Dominion awards.


    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.

    Any Baby Can


    This Month's
    Inside Outside Star Ruby Muza

    It took awhile, but Ruby stuck with it and has had great results!!

    Read Her Story!  


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