Inside Outside Wellness Center & Medical Spa



Dec 2010




 Greetings from Dr. Christian & the Staff of Inside Outside


Holiday season is upon us!  Christmas soon and New Years around the Corner.  Let's get serious about our Nutrition, Exercise and Skin care and make 2011 the best year yet!!  At Inside Outside we have "The Cure" for our Health and Fitness Crisis, never doubt it!!  The Inside Outside Way of Life, Live It in 2011 & Take it to a New Level!




in this issue

  • This Month's Inside Outside Star: Cory Hatfield, Great Example of our Strategies!!
  •  From Dr. Christian:  Inside Outside, "The Cure" for our Health and Fitness Crisis!!
  • The Health Triad: Diet, Exercise and you guessed it! Sleep!
  • Updated Dr. Christian's Presentation on Basic & Specialty Skin Care Products!
  • Dr. Christian Recertifies with Dr. Sears in Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition, ie "The Zone"
  • Welcome Elydia Ybarbo, our UTSA Kinesiology Spring Intern!
  • Methodist Hospital Heart Transplant Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary!
  • "The Why of Less", Dr. Ellington Darden explains the philosophy of Arthur Jones.
  • "F as in Fat" 2010 Report, Not getting better and Texas Diabetes Epidemic!! Yikes!!
  • Sister Schodts Reed, CEO and Owner of Reed Candle Company.
  • Marketing Highlights: Silent Auctions, Gayla's Gala, For the Love of Kids & Harleys!!
  • From Dr. Christian: Inside Outside, "The Cure" for our Health and Fitness Crisis!!


    Make no mistake about it, the evidence that our Health and Fitness Crisis is worsening is in our face everyday!!  It's like our Fiscal Crisis and no one wants to face the truth about "What's It Going To Take" to solve these problems.  Mention "Spend Less and Save More", forget it, no body wants to talk about that.  The same goes true for "Eat Less and Exercise More", no one wants to hear about that!!! We at Inside Outside have a slightly different take on "The Cure" for our Health and Fitness Crisis!  What about "Eat More and Exercise Less"!!!!  That's exactly what we preach!  There's no lack of food and you are not hungry if you are eating the right kinds of food and our High Intensity Low Velocity Exercise program is based on the premise that "You always look for the least amount of Exercise that produces the Desired Results".  If you are confused about any of this please sit down with Dr. Christian and have him show you "What It's Going To Take" to Get Stronger, Lose Fat, Maintain/Tone your Muscle and maybe even Gain Muscle.  Could the cure to our Health and Fitness Crises really be "Eat More and Exercise Less??"  At Inside Outside we say!!! You betcha!!  The Inside Outside Way of Life, Showing the way!   Say Grrrrr....


    The Health Triad:  Diet, Exercise and Sleep!!!




    From the National Sleep Foundation "For years your doctor, your mom and your friend who goes to the gym multiple times a week have probably been telling you to eat better and exercise more. Itís all you hear on television, in the newspapers and on talk radio. New doctors and dieticians usher in new diets, new fads, and so youíve made some lifestyle changes Ė cutting back on your fat and sweets intake, and doing some cardiovascular exercise a few days a week. Despite all this, you still feel burned out, canít drop those extra pounds, and donít have the energy to greet each day with enthusiasm. What are you missing?

    The Third Piece of the Puzzle: Sleep!!!!"

    Diet, Exercise and Sleep from the National Sleep Foundation


     As most of you know, I have become more and more convinced of the importance of a good night's sleep and have been researching the topic extensively over the past year.  Hi-Lo Strength Training, A Low Glycemic Adequate High Quality Protein Diet and A Good Night's Sleep are a Dynamite Combination!  Using the Zeo to measure my sleep brain waves at night, the Phillips Blue Light to help me reset my daily clock and some improvement in my sleep habits have made a big difference in how I feel.  There is a lot of good data now that lack of adequate/quality sleep leads to increased mortality, hypertension, glucose intolerance and messes up our hormones so we crave more food and carbohydrates.  I would welcome any of you to call and let's discuss how you can improve your sleep habits! Some patients may benefit from one of the Sleep Drugs such as Lunesta. See the article of the month about Sleep and Inflammation!!      

                                                                                     Official Site | Lunestaģ (eszopiclone)

    National Sleep Foundation

    National Geographic "The Secrets of Sleep"

    Check out the Zeo

    Phillips Blue Light Site!!

     Dr. Christian's Updated Presentation on Basic and Specialty Skin Care Products!



    Does all the Confusion and Choices about Skin Care Make you Want to



    Check out Dr. Christian's Updated  Presentation includes a "What's it Going to Take" about Basic and Specialty Skin Care Products!  Einstein wrote "Everything should be made simple, but not simpler!"  Whatever that means, Dr. Christian is good at it and this PowerPoint Presentation in a .pdf format will walk you through what you need to know about skin care products.  If you would like a Complementary Consultation with Dr. Christian to discuss your skin care concerns and routine please contact us.  Combine the Consultation with Dr. Christian's Signature Diamond Microdermabrasion for only $50.    A Great procedure and a great Christmas Gift for jump starting your skin care program!!  In case 'You've Been Wandering" Let Inside Outside Show the Way!    Painting by Edward Munch "The Scream"

    Basics and Specialty Products .pdf  Presentation!  

     Dr. Christian recertifies with Dr. Sears in Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition, ie "The Zone"

    Dr. Christian met Dr. Barry Sears in 1997, shortly after he had written his first book about the Zone Diet.   He quickly realized how much sense the Zone Diet made and became a Certified Zone Consultant soon afterwards.  Dr. Christian recently recertified with Dr. Sears and in the teaching and use of the Zone Diet.  The Zone diet is ideal for weight loss and has the added benefit, through the use of Omega 3 fat to reverse the inflammation associated with most disease processes and even obesity.  We have modified the Zone Diet ratios slightly to allow for more high quality protein to support our High Intensity Low Velocity Strength training and to help our clients maintain/gain muscle as they lose their fat.

               Anti-Inflamatory Medicine Monograph!!       Dr.!

     Welcome Elydia Ybarbo, our UTSA Kinesiology Intern for the Spring!


    We are pleased to welcome Elydia Ybarbo, our UTSA Kinesiology Intern for the Spring!  She reports for duty in January!  Elydia will be graduating at the end of the spring.   She has completed course work in Motor Development, Fitness Testing, Exercise Prescriptions and Exercise Nutrition.   She is excited to have the opportunity to continue her education with Inside Outside.   She will help Sierra and Andy with training and assist Dr. Christian with preparation of his Seminars and performing DXA Body Composition and Bone Density Scans.    


    Methodist Hospitial Heart Transplant Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary!

      This year we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Methodist Hospital Texas Transplant Institute Heart Transplant Program.  Dr. Christian has had the privilege to be part of the team since the beginning, serving as the Primary Heart Procurement Surgeon and Assisting with the Transplant Surgery. The team has performed over 340 Transplants since the beginning and Dr. Christian has been involved with nearly all of these and he is a Physician Member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.  This year alone we have done 25 Transplants, a Record for our program.  The beautiful sunrise picture was taken from the window of our Lear Jet as we were returning from an all night harvest run.

    More Information at the Donate Life Texas Website.

    "The Why of Less", Dr. Ellington Darden explains the philosophy of Arthur Jones.





      I have always admired the writings and teachings of Dr. Ellington Darden, truly one of the gurus of High Intensity Strength Training. I met him in 2003 at a High Intensity Strength Training Conference where we were both speakers. He spoke about Diet Strategies as I remember and I spoke about Omega 3 Fats.  In this short article from his website he explains the teachings of Arthur Jones regarding the philosophy of "More is Not Better" when it comes to High Intensity Strength Training.  This is the basis of our High Intensity Low Velocity strategy and is worthwhile reading for all of us.                                                                                  "The Why of Less", Ellington Darden Phd.

    "F as in Fat" 2010 Report,  Not getting Better and Texas Diabetes Epidemic!


    Adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in the past year, and declined only in the District of Columbia (D.C.), according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). More than two-thirds of states (38) have adult obesity rates above 25 percent. In 1991, no state had an obesity rate above 20 percent. And the Texas Health Institute released a report in early December projecting that our Diabetic Population will quadruple from 2.2 Million to 8 Million by 2040.  This number does not include countless millions of overweight and obese who have prediabetic conditions related to obesity and inactivity.     

                                           F as in Fat 2010 Report

    Report, Diabetes in Texas reaches epidemic levels!


    Member Spotlight: Sister Schodts Reed, CEO and Owner of Reed Candle Company!!

    We salute Sister Schodts Reed, the CEO and Owner of Reed Candle Company located at 1531  W. Poplar Street in San Antonio.  Reed Candle Company was started in 1937 by Peter Doan Reed in his garage behind his home in San Antonio, Texas.  Reed Candle Company is the originator of the Religious Prayer Candle and is the largest producer of Religious Prayer Candles in the USA.   They also make all types of candles including jar filled, household, and  private labeling for numerous companies.

    Marketing Update: Silent Auctions, Gayla's Gala, For the Love of Kids and Harleys, More!

    Inside Outside donated items for the Transplants for Children 4th Annual Gayla's Gala. Gaylaís Gala, in its fourth year, is held in memory of Gayla Lummus Leonard, a wonderful wife, mother and friend to so many. Our hope is that this yearís event will continue to honor Gayla and her contribution to Transplants for Children, while raising money for our organization.

    Transplants for Children, a non-profit agency, assists young organ and tissue transplant recipients and their families in effectively coping with the emotional, financial and social challenges, which arise before, during and after transplantation. Funds generated by this event assists San Antonio and South Texas children and their families in their time of great need, while allowing sponsors to fund our programs and services including the Family Crisis Fund, our STARS program to encourage the transplant child, Sibshop for the siblings & Parent Support Group.

     Transplants for Children Website

    Inside Outside sponsored several items at the Silent Auction of the Love of Kids an Harleys Annual Fund Raiser held in October. For the Love of Kids and Harleys was formed by 5 friends who share a common passion. This passion is riding Harleys and raising money for children's charities. These friends are Larry Walker with the San Antonio Express-News, John Peveto with Brake-Check, John Miller with Bill Miller BBQ, Fully Clingman with H-E-B and Hal Gottsacker with Gruene and Javelina Harley-Davidson..

     For The Love of Kids and Harleys



    Inside Outside made a donation to Team Fit Kids in support of Susan Blackwood, Executive Director of San Antonio Sports, and her effort to combat childhood obesity, motivate kids and their families to get fit and inspire a healthy community!

     Team Fit Kids



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    Resident Artist Lina Forero (Future Broadway Star) and her  Mom Lynette decorated the White Board This Year!



    This Month's
    Inside Outside Star Cory Hatfield

    How about losing 14lbs of fat and gaining 17lbs of Muscle. One Killer Workout a Week! Cory Did It!

    Read His Story!  


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    if any man alive possessed the knowledge.

    May that be truly said of us,

    and all of us!

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