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Inside Outside Wellness Center & Medical Spa



Aug-Oct 2011




 Greetings from Dr. Christian & the Staff of Inside Outside


School is starting soon, Vacations ending, the Summer heat will be with us for awhile yet! Let's think about getting ready for the holidays and all those admiring looks at those parties!Picture It!  Believe It! Do It! 




in this issue

  • Our Newest Inside Outside Star: Mike Crossey, Hi-Lo with his Sons Mitch & Conner!
  • From Dr. Christian:  "Good", "Better" or "Best" What's It Going to Take?
  • From the Zeo Blog, Repaying your Sleep Deficit and Bank Sleep to Avoid a Debt!
  • Omega 3 has Favorable effects on Mood, Anxiety and Alcohol Craving!
  • Inside Outside now measuring Grip Strength with Hand Dynamometer!  
  • F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010 Report just Published!
  • NeoCutis Products now back in Stock!  FDA released shipment from Switzerland!
  • We Welcome our UTSA Kinesiology Fall Interns, Linh Tran and Jessica McGhee! 
  • Book Dr. Christian for a Speaking Engagement!  Earn More Sessions or MicroDerm!
  • Member Spotlight: Dr. Stacey Johnson inducted into U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame!
  • Marketing: Silent Auctions:  Kids for Harleys and the UTSA Alumni Association Gala!
  • From Dr. Christian: "Good", "Better" or "Best!" What's it Going to Take?


    You see it everywhere, Good, Better, Best, 3rd Class, 2nd Class, 1st Class.  Options about how we spend our Limited Time, Money and energy to obtain or enjoy or maintain something better or to satisfy a desire or need to take it to the "Next Level".  The important decisions we make regarding our investment of Time, Money and Energy for our health and appearance is one of the most confusing of them all.  I'm getting more and more questions from long time clients like "What else can/should I be doing?"  That's where Dr. Christian and Inside Outside come in.  Doctor means "Teacher" and Dr. Christian has figured out "What It is Going To Take" to achieve these various levels of commitment to your health and appearance.  Remember, our bodies have amazing capabilities to repair, renew and respond to the care we provide them.  Your car might get better attention than your body and your car has no self repair mechanisms!  At Inside Outside we have made it really easy to understand and make the investments needed to care for yourself at the level you are seeking.  You have heard me say it before, "It's a Process, not an Event", and "When the Student is Ready, The Teacher will Appear".  When you are Ready, Sit down with Dr. Christian and let's take it to the next level!  Value Yourself, Love Yourself.  Say Grrrr....

    My First Article, "Why don't We take Better Care of Ourselves?" From Jul 2004 Newsletter

    From the Zeo Blog, Repaying Your Sleep Deficit and Bank Sleep to Avoid a Debt!




    A couple of recent Blogs from the Zeo Team caught my attention! They speak to the problem of a Sleep Deficit which personally for many of us is as bad as the Federal Deficit.  Can it be fixed?


    See Paying Back Your Sleep Deficit and Bank Sleep to Avoid a Debt and

    7 Ways to Improve Your Sleep Tonight!  You may need to click on another link at the Blog RSS Feed site to see these pages.


     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"

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    Phillips Blue Light Site!!

    Omega 3 Supplements have Positive Effects on Mood, Anxiety and Alcohol Craving!



    Dr. Sears is fond of saying, "If you only have 15sec in a day to take care of yourself, in those 15sec, gag down as much fish oil as you can!"  There is growing data that Omega 3 Fatty Acids have profound effect on our Brains.  In recent years DHA, one of the Omega 3's found in Fish Oil, has been added to many Infant Formulas. A recent study published in the Nature Group OnLine Journal Translational Psychiatry supports the use of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, specifically DHA, for a spectrum of psychiatric disorders such as stress, bipolar disorder and alcoholism.


    They used a stress-sensitive mouse model of bipolar disorder and studied the influence of dietary DHA. The mice have characteristic bipolar symptoms including being depressed and, when subjected to stress, becoming manic. "The mice that were given DHA normalized their behavior, they are not depressed and when subjected to stress, they do not become manic," said Dr. Niculescu, lead author of the study. 


     "When we looked into their brains, using comprehensive gene expression studies, we were surprised to see that genes that are known targets of psychiatric medications were modulated and normalized by DHA."  An unexpected finding of the research was the discovery that the mice given DHA also showed a reduced desire for alcohol.


    "These bipolar mice, like some bipolar patients, love alcohol. The mice on DHA drank much less; it curtailed their alcohol abusive behavior," he said, adding that this is a completely novel finding. To verify this finding, the researchers studied another well-established animal model of alcoholism, the alcohol preferring P rats, and obtained similar results.

     Fish Oil Article at Translational Psychiatry!! 

     Inside Outside now measuring your Grip Strength with Hand Dynamometer.


    Inside Outside has acquired a Hydraulic Hand Dynamometer for measuring Grip Strength. Grip Strength has been known for many years to be able to identify individuals who 25 years in advance are more likely to develop functional limitations such as walking speed and rising from a chair or other self reported disabilities.  A number of studies have also related Grip Strength to All Cause Mortality especially in men.  Grip Strength is thought be a marker of loss of strength (Dynapenia) and muscle mass (Sarcopenia)  We will be starting to collect baseline data on all our current clients beginning in mid August when our UTSA Interns arrive.  As you might have guessed, we will have a Popeye Club!!  Criteria are not yet set but will require some level of strength in the highest age specific tertile.  Another Club for your Resume!! 


    F as in Fat: How Obesity is Threatens America's Future! 2010 Report Just Released!


    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.  "Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges the country has ever faced, and troubling disparities exist based on race, ethnicity, region, and income," said Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of TFAH.     F as in Fat Report 2010

    NeoCutis Back in Stock!  FDA releases shipment from Switzerland!!


    We have been out of these products for awhile now because they were held up in Customs,  But they are now released! "NeoCutis gives a new meaning to "New Skin".   This Swiss based research company working with the University Hospital of Lausanne 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.  Now these same proteins are available in a fine line of products which will complement any skin care program of rejuvenation.                                                   More at Neocutis.com 

    We Welcome our UTSA Kinesiology Interns for the Fall!   Linh Tran and Jessica McGhee!


    We are excited to have Linh Tran and Jessica McGhee spend their Fall 2011 UTSA Kinesiology Internships with Inside Outside. They are both seniors and will graduate in January 2012.  Linh is, like Sierra, one of our Hi-Lo Trainers, is passionate about volleyball and is an Assistant Coach for the San Antonio Viper Volleyball Club!  Jessica is by her own admission a fitness "Geek" and has played multiple sports.  They are both Dean's List Students and are excited to learn more about the "Inside Outside Way of Life!"

                                          UTSA Health and Kinesiology Department Website

    Our Current and Past UTSA Kinesiology Interns

    Book Dr. Christian for a Speaking Engagement! Earn More Sessions or a Free MicroDerm!

    Book Dr. Christian for a Speaking Engagement!Doctor (gen.: doctoris) means teacher in Latin and is an agent noun derived from the verb docere ('teach').


    Dr. Christian teaches in the San Antonio area about how best to use your Limited Time, Money and Energy on your Nutrition, Exercise, Preventive and Skin Care Strategies. His 30-45 min PowerPoint Multimedia  “6 Components of Optimal Health and Aging” or the “Hi-Lo Strength Training” or “Basic and Specialty Skin Care Products"  or "My Health, Where Do I Start & What Is It Going To Take?" Seminars are perfect for any audience.  If your group is interested in these topics, please contact us. 210.616.0836 or email info@insideoutsidespa.com.  Book a Speaking Engagement and earn 4 Free Sessions or a Diamond Microdermabrasion!


    Member Spotlight: Dr. Stacey Johnson elected to   U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame!


    We salute long time Inside Outside Member Dr. Stacey Johnson (Inside Outside Star Jan 2009 and Member of the Row Your Own Weight Club) who was recently honored for her contributions to the fencing world by being inducted into the USA Fencing Hall of Fame!  The Ceremony was held in Reno, Nevada on 5 Jul 11.  Stacey was on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Fencing Team and from 2000-2004 was the first woman to serve as President of the U.S. Fencing Association in it's 125 year history.   Among her greatest accomplishments was her successful campaign to have Women's Saber included in the Olympic Games.  She has been inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame (2005), San Jose State University Hall of Fame (2003) and the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame (1997).  

    Dr. Johnson currently serves as Vice President of Academic Affairs for Palo Alto College one of the 5 Alamo Colleges.

    Dr. Johnson at the U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame! 

    The San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame
    Dr. Johnson's Page at the Palo Alto College 

    Marketing Update: Silent Auction: For the Love of Kids and Harleys and UTSA Alumni Gala!

    Inside Outside will sponsor several items at the Silent Auction of the 17th Annual "For the Love of Kids and Harleys" Fund Raiser to be held on Tuesday, 20 Sep 11 at the Cowboys Dance Hall.  The gala beneficiaries include San Antonio Sports,  Easter Seals, Ronald McDonald House and St. Jude's Ranch for Children.  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 Alamo City Harley Davidson.

    For the Love of Kids and Harleys Site



    Inside Outside will sponsor several items at the Silent Auction of the 12th Annual UTSA Alumni Association Gala to Fund Raiser to be held on Saturday, 20 Aug 11 at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa.  The Gala is the premier fundraiser for the Alumni Association and provides scholarships to more that 50 exceptional UTSA Students. This years Honorees include the Alumnus of the Year- Nancy Kudla '87 & Clay Killinger '83!
                                                 UTSA Alumni Association Gala Web Site



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