Inside Outside Wellness Center & Medical Spa


Monthly Newsletter

Nov - Dec 2009


 Greetings from Dr. Christian & the Staff of Inside Outside


Holiday season is upon us!  Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years (Can you believe it?)  Let's get serious about our nutrition and exercise to look great for those parties and shock everyone who has not seen us for a year!  




in this issue

  • This Month's Inside Outside Star: Cindy Daskivich, another great example!!!
  • From Dr. Christian:  Finally, Artefill is back!! Product on Hand, Call for your Consult!!
  • The Dermaroller, Home Version available and Medical Dermaroller Treatments also!!.
  • Great Sale on Pure Omega 3 Fish Oil Capsules, First come first serve!
  • Dr. Christian now a member of American Society of Nutrition!
  • Dr. Michael Eades's Blog, Author, Protein Power, "Are we meat eaters or vegetarians?
  • "The Omnivore's Dilemma", If you want to know where your food comes from!!
  • Polyface Farm; America's premier non-industrial food production oasis!
  • New Product Line! NeoCutis Fetal Growth Factors for skin, now that's Young!
  • Member Spotlight: Justin Johnson, Executive Director of Adoption Alliance!
  • Marketing Highlights: KONO 101, NOT ABOVE THE LAW silent auction!
  • From Dr. Christian: Artefill is Back!! Product on hand, Call for Consultation!! 


     Many of you have been waiting for the return of the popular long lasting filler Artefill!!  Well the wait is over!!  Suneva Medical has bought the rights to the product and with a leaner and more efficient business model, they have introduced the product again in the US market.  As many of you remember, this is the first long lasting filler product on the market and a similar product Artecoll has been used worldwide for over 20 years. The USA version is a more refined product and was FDA approved in 2006. The product is less expensive now and a .8cc Syringe is $800, versus last years cost of $1100-$1400! Call for your free consultation now!!  First 5 clients get a $100 rebate by completing a survey.

    Check out Dr. Christian's 22 Month & Nancy's one year Results!

    The USA Artefill Site!   Suneva Medical

    The Dermaroller!  Complete line of Dermaroller Products and Services available!!




     Inside Outside is offering Dermaroller Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation.  Dermaroller treatments have been used in Europe for about 8 years for a variety of age and sun related skin conditions and also acne scarring.  The treatment may be just as effective as more expensive and painful fractional laser resurfacing treatments such as the Pixel and the Fraxel with virtually no downtime. There is a home version of the Dermaroller which markedly improves absorption of products and a medical treatment version which is more aggressive, done by me and is aimed at Collagen Induction for skin rejuvenation. We will be using the NeoCutis Processed Cell Proteins discussed in this newsletter as part of our protocol.

    Check out the Dermaroller!

    Official Dermaroller Website!

     Great Sale on Pure Omega Fish Oil Capsules!  First come first serve!!!


    For several years we have been enjoying the PureOmega 3 Capsules as our Fish Oil of choice at very good prices here at Inside Outside.  Unfortunately, the product is no longer available.  We have about 35 bottles remaining which normally would expire at the end of November, BUT,  if you freeze the fish oil, the shelf life is extended about 1 year!  We have reduced the price to $25.00 per bottle (200 capsules), each capsule contains 700mg total of EPA and DHA, so they are really concentrated.  I am suggesting to everyone that they get a few bottles and freeze them for future use. Supplies are limited and First Come, First Serve is the rule!!  So call and reserve a few or purchase when you come for your workouts! Just to remind you how important Omega 3's are to our health, the Article of The Month, Entitled "Membrane Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency as a Preventable Risk Factor for Comorbid Coronary Artery Heart Disease in Major Depressive Disorder" can be downloaded. Coronary Artery Disease and Depression are probably the two most important disabling problems, in addition to Sarcopenia, facing us as we age so...... Don't forget your fish oil and keep up the Hi-Lo Strength Training!!

    Article of the Month    

     Dr. Christian now a member of the American Society of Nutrition.


    Dr. Christian has been approved for membership in the American Society of Nutrition composed of Researchers and Clinicians who have a research or clinical practice in nutrition science.  The mission of the ASN is to develop and extend knowledge of nutrition of all species through fundamental, multidisciplinary, and clinical research; facilitate contact among investigators in nutrition, medicine and related fields of interest; support the dissemination and application of nutrition science to improve public health and clinical practice worldwide; promote graduate education and training of physicians in nutrition; provide reliable nutrition information to those who need it, and advocate for nutrition research and its application to development and implementation of policies and practices related to nutrition. Currently, Dr. Christian is the only Clinician in San Antonio who is a member, the other local members are researchers with the Medical School or the Military.

       American Society of Nutrition Website

     Dr. Michael Eades' Blog, Author of Protein Power, "Are we meat eaters or vegetarians"


    I have long been a fan of Dr. Michael Eades, the Author of Protein Power.  He has written recently in a very academic manner about the science which makes meat eating a evolutionary force for development of the human species.  It is a 2 part series and makes for some good reading when you can slow down and think about the points he is making.   He reviews most pertinently, an article written in 1995 in Current Anthropology entitled, "The Expensive Tissue Hypothesis, The Brain and Digestive System in Human and Primate Evolution",  by Leslie Aiello and Peter Wheeler.  From Dr. Eades' Blog, "The authors methodically lay the scientific foundation for their experiment, then, like Sherlock Holmes, progress step by step, accumulating little pieces of data until they reach the ineluctable conclusion that meat eating made us human. I would like to walk us all through their thought processes as laid out in their brilliant paper."  

       Dr. Michael Eades Blog

    Part1, "Are we meat eaters or vegetarians?"

    Part 2, "Are we meat eaters or vegetarians?"

    Part 3, "Are we meat eaters or vegetarians?"


    "The Ominvore's Dilemma", If you want to know where your food comes from!!  Maybe Not!


    In his book, "The Omnivore's Dilemma", Michael Pollan takes us on a journey through the food chain and by the end of the book you will know where your food comes from and the commercial (and rather disturbing) complexities of our national food supply! 

    From the Washington Post: "Most of us are at a great distance from our food. I don't mean that we live "twelve miles from a lemon," as English wit Sydney Smith said about a home in Yorkshire. I mean that our food bears little resemblance to its natural substance. Hamburger never mooed; spaghetti grows on the pasta tree; baby carrots come from a pink and blue nursery. Still, we worry about our meals -- from calories to carbs, from heart-healthy to brain food. And we prefer our food to be "natural," as long as natural doesn't involve real.


    In The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan writes about how our food is grown -- what it is, in fact, that we are eating. The book is really three in one: The first section discusses industrial farming; the second, organic food, both as big business and on a relatively small farm; and the third, what it is like to hunt and gather food for oneself. And each section culminates in a meal;

     a cheeseburger and fries from McDonald's; roast chicken, vegetables and a salad from Whole Foods; and grilled chicken, corn and a chocolate soufflé (made with fresh eggs) from a sustainable farm; and, finally, mushrooms and pork, foraged from the wild."  The book introduced me to the Polyface Farm which is a perfect example of how we can most efficiently capture the energy of the sun.

    "The Omnivore's Dilemma" at    Check out Polyface Farm!!

    Polyface Farm, America's Premier non-industrial food production oasis!!



    In 1961, William and Lucille Salatin moved their young family to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, purchasing the most worn-out, eroded, abused farm in the area near Staunton.  Using nature as a pattern, they and their children began the healing and innovation that now supports three generations.

     Disregarding conventional wisdom, the Salatins planted trees, built huge compost piles, dug ponds, moved cows daily with portable electric fencing, and invented portable sheltering systems to produce all their animals on perennial prairie polycultures.

     Today the farm arguably represents America’s premier non-industrial food production oasis. The farm is 550acres, 450 acres of forest and 100 acres of grass. The Sun makes the grass grow (remember photosynthesis?) and cattle and chicken eat the grass in a precise rotation schedule that maximizes growth of the grass.  The farm is totally self sufficient and they produce an immense amount of food from just 100 acres of land!  Michael Pollan, in his book, "The Omnivores Dilemma" explains how it all works!! 

     Check out Polyface Farm!!   "The Omnivore's Dilemma" at

    NeoCutis Products now available, Fetal Growth Factors, talk about young!!


    "NeoCutis gives a new meaning to "New Skin". This Swiss based research company working with the University Hospital of Lausanne has developed a line of products which contain what they refer to as PSP or Processed Cell Proteins.  They took a sample of fetal skin and cultured it.  The result was a complex of 18 different fetal growth factors, antioxidants and cytokines which are abundant in fetal tissues and are associated with skin development, repair and renewal.  These proteins were used to help heal deep burns and other poorly healing wounds without skin grafts!!  Now these same proteins are available in a fine line of products which will complement any skin care program of rejuvenation.  We plan to use these products with the Dermaroller discussed in the second article of this newsletter.          

                                           More at



    Member Spotlight: Justin Johnson, Executive Director, the Adoption Alliance


    We salute Inside Outside Client Justin Johnson, the Executive Director of the San Antonio based Adoption Alliance. The Adoption Alliance is an adoption agency licensed to place children and infants for permanent adoption. The agency also provides foster care and home study services. The birth mother, birth father, or birth family chooses the adoptive parents for their baby through the adoption planning process. The Adoption Alliance has specialized in domestic infant adoption for over 20 years. We are proud to have Justin with us and living the Inside Outside Way of Life!!

    Adoption Alliance Website!


    Marketing Update: Auctions: KONO 101 , NOT ABOVE THE LAW Silent Auction

    Inside Outside is featured in the Inside Healthcare section of KONO website. The website crew came to Inside Outside and filmed a short video clip of Dr. Christian talking about some of the services that are offered here.

    KONO's 101.1 Inside Healthcare Feature



    Inside Outside sponsored several items at the Silent Auction of the Annual NOT ABOVE THE LAW Fund Raiser held on Saturday 24 Oct 09.   Not Above the Law (NATL) is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit Organization Dedicated to Ensuring that all Victims of Crime are Treated with Respect, Dignity & Compassion, Regardless of the Perpetrator's Status in the Community.  In Addition to Crisis Intervention Counseling, Court Accompaniment, Assistance with Crime Victims Compensation Applications (CVC's), and Information and Referral Services, NATL's Founder and Advocate, Jennifer E Browne, also Specializes in Advocating on Behalf of Survivors of Homicide Victims, Victims Involved in "High Profile Cases," and Victims of "High Profile Offenders".                                                                             

      Not Above The Law Web Site



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    This Month's
    Inside Outside Star Cindy Daskivich

    Cindy is a great example of enviable results in a short time! Focused & determined, 

    that's Cindy!!

    Read Her Story!  


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    "Membrane Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency as a preventable Risk Factor for Comorbid Coronary Heart Disease in Major Depressive Disorder." McNamara RK Cardiovascular Psychiatry and Neurology 2009


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    by Rene Locks

    Nov 2009

    Dec 2009

    It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well,

    if any man alive possessed the knowledge.

    May that be truly said of us,

    and all of us!

    And so,

    as Tiny Tim observed,

    "God Bless Us, Every One!"

    Charles Dickens





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