Inside Outside Wellness Center & Medical Spa



May-Jul 2011




 Greetings from Dr. Christian & the Staff of Inside Outside


It's May, School is out!  4 months to get with it and get in shape!!  Don't waste the summer! Spend it with us at Inside Outside and reap the benefits of the Inside Outside Way of Life!  In Case You've been Wandering, Let Inside Outside "Show the Way!" 

And... don't forget on Mother's Day!




in this issue

  • Our Newest Inside Outside Star: Jean Willenberg shows us how to do it!!
  • From Dr. Christian:  "Do You Bant?" William Banting & his 1864 "Letter on Corpulence!"
  • The Health Triad: Diet, Exercise and Sleep for Athletes!
  • Inside Outside offering SeaPoint Farms Edamame for our High Protein Snacks!
  • Inside Outside offering Skin Tag Removal with RadioFrequency!  
  • RIP Jack LaLanne, One of our first and most inspirational Nutrition and Fitness Gurus!
  • Inside Outside now carrying Obagi Skin Care Products!
  • Congrats to Andy Patterson now a Full Time Employee of Leon Valley Fire and EMS!
  • Inside Outside Gets U. S. Patent Office Registration for our Trademark!
  • Ralph, Liz & Rod go to Washington on the Alamo Honor Flight for World War II Veterans!
  • Marketing: Silent Auctions:  AHA, Winston School, SA Sports, Medical Alliance, More!
  • From Dr. Christian: "Do You Bant?" William Banting and his "Letter on Corpulence!"


    If you think the the concept of a decreased refined carbohydrate diet is new, you're wrong!  I have always liked the short monograph written by William Banting in 1864 entitled "Letter On Corpulence".  He writes "I could not stoop to tie my shoes, so to speak, nor to attend to the little offices humanity requires without considerable pain and difficulty which only the corpulent can understand, I have been compelled to go downstairs slowly backward to save the jar of increased weight on the knee and ankle joints and have been obliged to puff and blow over every slight exertion, particularly that of going upstairs." Banting was a formerly obese English undertaker who was the first to popularize a weight loss diet based on limiting intake of refined and easily-digestible carbohydrates. He undertook his dietary changes at the suggestion of Dr. William Harvey, the discoverer of how our blood circulates! 

    Banting's "Letter on Corpulence" at American Libraries

    The Health Triad:  Diet, Exercise and Sleep, for everybody, Athletes really know this!




    A couple of recent articles from the Zeo Team caught my attention! They emphasize the importance athletes give to their sleep for peak performance.


    See When the Celtics need their Z’s, they call the Sleep Doctor   and

    How Sleeping Like a Pro Can Boost Your Game


     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 a recent article of the month about Sleep and Inflammation!!     

     Diet, Exercise and Sleep from the National Sleep Foundation

                                                                                   Official Site | Lunesta®

    National Sleep Foundation

    National Geographic "The Secrets of Sleep"

    Check out the Zeo

    Phillips Blue Light Site!!

     Inside Outside Carrying SeaPoint Farms Edamame in convenient packages for Snacks



    An important part of our Modified Zone Diet Prescription is the inclusion of High Protein Snacks. These Individual Packages of SeaPoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame in Lightly Salted and Wasabi variations provide 56gms of High Quality Protein and 32gms of fiber!!  For our Female clients we usually recommend about 120gm Protein and for our Men 150gm Daily.  Many studies have shown that Protein is very satisfying, so you don't feel hungry and the extra protein along with the Hi-Lo Strength Training helps preserve/gain muscle mass as we cut back on calories and lose the Fat! 


     Inside Outside offering removal of skin tags and other lesions with RadioFrequency



    Inside Outside has acquired a Ellman Surgitron RadioFrequency Device for removal of skin tags and other skin lesions.  The device has several settings for cutting, coagulation and fulguration of small lesions. RadioFrequency is also helpful for removal of small spider veins of the legs and face and cherry angiomas.


     RIP Jack LaLanne, One of our first and most inspirational Nutrition and Fitness Gurus!


    Jack LaLanne, one of America's first real Nutrition and Fitness Gurus died at the age of 94 on 23 Jan 2011. From Wikipedia, "Jack LaLanne was a nutritional expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes called "the godfather of fitness" and the "first fitness superhero." He described himself as being a "sugarholic" and a "junk food junkie” until he was 15. He also had behavioral problems, but "turned his life around" after listening to a public lecture by Paul Bragg, a well-known nutrition speaker. During his career, he came to believe that the country's overall health depended on the health of its population, writing that "physical culture and nutrition — is the salvation of America."  I love the "SugarHolic" video!!  Take time to see it!!

     Jack LaLanne Official Web Site    Jack Lalanne "SugarHolic" Video     Jack LaLanne Wikipedia

    Inside Outside now carrying Obagi Skin Care Products!!


    Inside Outside has now expanded its Skin Care Product line to carry a number of items made by Obagi.  Dr. Christian attended a one day conference late last year and was impressed by several of their products and protocols, especially the ability to offer 3 strengths of Tretinoin Cream (Retinoid-Vitamin A) and their Acne Product line. Their Nu-Derm System is a Physician designed system with 4% Hydroquinone twice daily and nightly Retinoid (Various Strengths Tretinoin) for treatment of hyperpigmentation and overall skin rejuvenation.

     Obagi Website

    Andy Patterson now a Full Time Employee of Leon Valley Fire and EMS!



      We are all extremely proud of Inside Outside Hi-Lo Personal Trainer, Andy Patterson, on achieving a long time goal!!  After years of training and testing, Andy is now a full time Fire Fighter and EMS Paramedic for the Leon Valley Fire and EMS Department!  He will be serving as a Paramedic and Fire Fighter. Andy will be working 24hrs on and 48hrs off so he has agreed to help us out with our personal training on some of his days off.

    Inside Outside gets U.S. Patent Office Trademark approval for our Logo!


    After several years, and several challenges, Inside Outside has received official approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office for the Inside Outside Logo and Trademark!  The Hi-Lo Strength Training Trademark was approved last year.


    The mark consists of the word "Inside" in black on the left. The word "Outside" in black on the right. The words "Wellness Center" in green above the word "Inside". The words "Medical Spa" in green below the word "Outside". A line image of a person flexing a right biceps muscle in purple, between the words "Inside" and "Outside".

    The One and Only "Inside Outside Wellness Center & Medical Spa"!!


    Go to the Trademark Site, Click on #2 Search Marks, Then Basic Word Search, then use Inside Outside Wellness for the Search Term!!

                                 Search the U. S. Patent Office Trademark Site for our Logo!


    Ralph, Liz and Rod go to Washington on Alamo Honor Flight for World War II Veterans!

    Long time Inside Outside member Ralph Bender was recently honored for his World War II service with a flight to Washington D. C. as part of the Alamo Honor Flight.  He was accompanied by 38 other WWII Vets!  Liz Fritz and Rod Reed, both Inside Outside clients were chosen to be official escorts for the group. Alamo Honor Flight is a non profit organization, and a proud member of the Honor Flight Network, created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices.  They transport our heroes from San Antonio, Texas to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials.

    Honorees Ralph Bender, Louis Jimenez and Escort Liz Fritz above,  Escort Rod Reed to the right!


    The flights and tours that Alamo Honor Flight provides World War II veterans are absolutely FREE.  Alamo Honor Flight is a way of paying a tribute to those who gave so much—a memorable and rewarding TOUR of HONOR!
    See KENS 5 Slideshow of Welcome Home Ceremony
    Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation—and as a culturally diverse, free society. Now, with more then 1,000 World War II veterans dying each day, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.  Monday, 30 May is Memorial Day, another way to celebrate the sacrifices made by our Veterans!  See the General Order which established Memorial Day!

      General Orders No.11, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868     Alamo Honor Flight Home Page

    Marketing Update: Silent Auctions, Winston School, San Antonio Sports, Rotary and More!

    Inside Outside donated items for the Silent Auctions and Galas for a number of local Charities and Organizations during the first quarter of this year!  Click on each of the Logos for more information about these important organizations and the essential work that they do for our community.  Inside Outside is proud to be a supporter of each!!




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    Resident Artist Lina Forero (Future Broadway Star) and her  Mom Lynette decorated the White Board for St. Patrick's Day!!


    Our Newest
    Inside Outside Star
    Jean Willenberg

    5 Months, 5 lbs of Muscle!

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