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Dec 2015



 Greetings from Dr. Christian & the Staff of Inside Outside

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Holiday season is upon us!  Christmas soon and a New Year around the

Corner.  Let's get serious about our Nutrition, Exercise and Skin care & make 2016 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 2016 & Take it to a New Level!




in this issue

  • Our Newest Inside Outside Star: Aimee Villarreal, Goal: Lose Fat, Gain Muscle, Got It!
  • From Dr. Christian: It's Official! We are Outnumbered & Controlled by our Microbiome!
  • Four P's: Probiotics, Prebiotics, Protease & Polyphenols!  Steps to reduce inflammation!
  • Let's check your Omega 3 & Inflammation status, we only need one drop of blood!
  • We Welcome new Inside Outside Staff Member, Lora Lane, Director of Community Service!
  • Update on our Web Analytics by Revolver, 137 Countries! They love us around the World!!!
  • Dr. Christian selected to serve on Board of Directors of Blood and Tissue Foundation!
  • Welcome to our Go Roadrunners!! Spring 2016 Kinesiology Interns, Emily, Tiera, Tatum and Erika!
  • It is Better to Give than Receive! Gift Certificates!! Personalized!
  • Member Spotlight: Dr. Leopoldo Zorrilla, CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgeon! 43 Years!
  • Community Relations:  Silent Auctions, Raffles, Walks and Runs!  65 Events so far 2015!!
  • From Dr. Christian: It's Official: We are Outnumbered, Owned & Controlled by our Microbiome!

    165lbs of Rompin, Stompin, Airborne Romance in Jump Boots!    

    Research done over the past 10 years has confirmed the comment of Hippocrates 2000 years ago when he told us "death sits in the bowels and bad digestion is the root of all evil" and Nobel Laureate Eli Metchnikoff (Noble Prize for his work on intestinal milieu) warning "death begins in the colon". We now know we have more 10x more microorganisms in our intestinal tract than we have cells in our body.  This The NIH Human Microbiom Project!mass can amount to nearly 3-5lbs! We get our little friends initially as we pass through the birth canal and then as we interact with the world, our family, pets and the dirt we play in.  There is no doubt that some of these microorganisms are bad for us, good examples are cholera, pathogenic e-coli and salmonella, and there are many others we want to avoid totally!   On the other hand our "friendly" microorganisms actually control us.  And they do a great job of helping us digest food, produceCheck out The American Gut Project! vitamins, protect us from invaders, control our emotions and can even help us lose or gain weight! In fact, if your bacteria aren't balanced (and it's a little different for each of us based primarily on our diet) it's hard to lose weight and you probably aren't You knew it would not be "average"!  Check out Dr. Christian's American Gut Sample!healthy. A good way to know if your gut is healthy is to look at your stool and your bowel habits.  The "holy grail" of a stool is, once or twice a day, a large well formed solid stool, which only requires a single piece of toilet tissue.  See the Bristol Stool Chart  or here to see what I am referring to.  If your stools are different than Type 3 or 4, then something is amiss, and a great place to start is by limiting use of antibiotics (or take Probiotics with them), Zone/Paleo eating with adequate fiber, Probiotics, Prebiotics, hydration and limiting alcohol (some of it is called "rot gut" for a reason)!  We even have a cloud of our own personal microorganisms following us around. Maybe someday this can be used to identify who was at a crime scene.

    NIH Human Microbiome Project!

     "American Gut Project - Get the test kit & find out who's sharing your body with you!

    Dr. Rob Knight, Co-Founder of American Gut Project Explains it all in a short TED Talk!

    uBiome Comprehensive Microbiome Testing

    Scientific American: "We Emit Clouds of Microbes Wherever We Go" 60 Second Science

    What Will a Holiday Drink Do To Your Microbiome?  From uBiome

    Check out Dr. Christian's American Gut Testing, you knew it would not be "average"!

    See Our Gut Health and Microbial Support Recommendations


    Four P's: Probiotics, Prebiotics, Proteases  & Polyphenols! Strategies to Reduce Inflammation!

    Inflammation is at the root of all these problems.  Quench it with the 4 P's!


    Thanks to Dr. Barry Sears (see below) It's pretty well established that chronic inflammation underlies much of what ails us and that we seek medical help for. Fortunately, there is actually a lot we can do to diminish and control inflammation without resorting to the usual medical regimens of Aspirin, NSAIDS and Narcotics. Initial strategies include getting your gut in balance as discussed in the first article. This is done again with a Zone/Paleo like macronutrition program and the use of Probiotics which contain strains of beneficial bacteria.  In addition we can further aid our friendly bacteria by consuming Prebiotics.  Prebiotics are a form of soluble fiber that can only be digested by some of the colon bacteria. In the process of digestion, a short chain fatty acid, butyric acid, is produced which is the preferred energy source for our colon cells.  So this really keeps our colon happy. I get some of my Prebiotics by using a teaspoon of Bob's Red Mill Unmodified Potato Starch and the Life Plus Colon Formula product we carry in one of my protein shakes daily. Proteases are enzymes which help digest protein. Our pancreas makes several of them which break down the protein we eat into amino acids.  Proteases when taken on an empty stomach are absorbed in the systemic circulation and have been shown to reduce inflammatory markers, help with recovery from workouts and even are beneficial for your skin.   Polyphenols are active micronutrients found in a lot of our food such as dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee, olive oil, green tea, wine and most of our berries (blueberries, blackberries and strawberries). Some of the Polyphenols are antioxidants but many are also anti-inflammatory. Polyphenols are also used by our Gut Bacteria to help keep them balanced.  So we know these food items should be a part of a healthy diet or you should take a supplement which contains these.  Life Extension has several which I take daily!

    Read about Prebiotics at Mark's Daily Apple

    Monograph about Systemic Proteases

    Dr. Sears - 5 Minutes about Polyphenols

    Check Out Our Recommendations for Anti-Inflammatory Protease &  Polyphenolics

    Let's check your Omega 3  and Inflammation status!  We only need one drop of blood!

    Dr. Christian trained with Dr. Sears in the mid 1990's and remembersMost Americans are walking around Inflammed! him saying "The key to practicing medicine in the 21st Century will be to reduce inflammation & increase blood flow!"  How right he was!  At that time the concept that most of our chronic diseases were related to chronic inflammation (due primarily to our diet) was not widely Dr. Christian had a perfect AA/EPA ratio! And it's been that way for almost 20years!!held by the medical community.  Now, it's all about inflammation at the root of most everything that ails us!  One of the purposes of his Zone diet was to reduce inflammation and he has always described his diet as an anti-inflammatory diet.  An important part of our diet is the consumption of the Essential Fatty Acids,Dr. Sears was one of the first to write about the fact that viseral fat is a cause of inflammation! Omega-6 and Omega-3 and the kinds of carbohydrates that lower insulin levels.  Turns out most Americans are eating way to many Omega-6 and not nearly enough Omega-3 in their diets + sugar and refined carbohydrates and this creates an imbalance which leads to inflammation.  We now have a very easy, one drop blood test to measure our Omega-3 status and the adequacy of our diet.  We will be offering this test for $100.00, which includes a 30min consultation with Dr. Christian reviewing the results and teaching you more about the importance of balancing your Omega-6 and Omega-3 status.  Follow-up tests to see if inflammation is lower cost $80.  If you have a normal AA/EPA (Omega-6/Omega-3) ratio, like me (See my report), inflammation is at a very low level.  I've had this testing done several different ways over the past 20 years and have always had a very good balance.  I have regularly taken about 2400mg of the Omega-3s EPA and DHA daily. This would be 4 capsules of our Life Extension Omega-3 product which we promote which also contains olive oil polyphenols.

             Check Out Dr. Christian's AA/EPA Test!

    Check Out the AA/EPA Test at Zone Diagnostics!

    Dr. Sears Science of Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition

    We welcome New Inside Outside Staff Member, Lora Lane as Director of Community Services!

    We Welcome Lora Lane, Director of Community Services!

    We are excited to welcome Lora Lane to the Inside Outside Staff.  Lora found us by purchasing a "Whole New You" silent auction item at the Witte Museum Big Game Gala this fall.  Lora is seen at her 3 Screen Community Service Workstation!  She will be serving as our Director of Community Services and will be our liaison with all the non-profits we support with silent auction items or direct donations.  Lora was born in Dallas but moved to San Antonio after she met her husband, Dr. Mike Lane, who is a Cardiac Radiologist at Methodist Hospital.  Lora earned her Master's Degree from the University of North Texas. She taught for over 20 years at various levels, most recently at Alamo Heights Junior School.  She occasionally serves as a substitute teacher when she is not attending to their 3 teenage sons one teenage daughter, and keeping track of their oldest daughter at the University of Pennsylvania. We can't forget the family member who keeps them all laughing, their Miniature Goldendoodle, Sophie.  Lora will be attending some of the events which we try to go to such as the Impact San Antonio gatherings and the Mind Science Foundation Seminars. 

    Update on our Web Analytic Reports, The Revolver Map!!  They love us around the world!

    137 Countries!  They love us!  122 this time last year!

    Everyone is aware that Businesses & Organizations use Web Analytic Tracking Services to monitor their web site traffic for marketing purposes.  Inside Outside uses Google Analytics, Clicky and Revolver Maps for tracking services. The Top Ten Countries are United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India,  Germany, Philippines, Brazil, Mexico and France! Since our last newsletter we have added Barbados, Maldives, Reunion, Latvia and Curacoa. The map shows hits over the past 42 months, monitored by Revolver Maps, 137 Countries & over 41,600 Visits. Popular pages for international visitors are the DXA Body Composition, DXA Bone Density & our Dark Side of the Sun page.   

    To Checkout our current Revolver Map, click on the 2D Version and Hover over the Red Dots to see Location, Requires Java!

    Dr. Christian Selected to serve on Board of Directors of Blood & Tissue  Center Foundation

    Supports the missions of Blood & Tissue Center, GenCure and QualTex!

    Provides most of the blood and blood products for the hospitals in San Antonio!

    Dr. Christian was selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Blood & Tissue Foundation with a 3 year term starting in January 2016.  Dr. Christian was nominated by Board Members Jim and Lora Watts.  The Foundation's mission is to serve as an advocate to increase community awareness and to develop financial and other resources in support of BioBridge Global and it's subsidiaries.  The Blood and Tissue Center not only collects and supplies blood products but houses the other subsidiaries QualTex Laboratories, and GenCure (Cord Stem Cell).

    The Blood & Tissue Center Foundation

    Go Roadrunners!!Welcome to our Spring 2016 UTSA Kinesiology Interns!Go Roadrunners!!

    We welcome Erika Navarro, 2016 Spring Intern!We welcome Emily Perez, 2016 Spring Intern!We welcome Tatum Neely, 2016 Spring Intern!We welcome Tiera Gaston, 2016 Spring Intern!

    Inside Outside welcomes Erica Navarro, Emily Perez, Tatum Neely and Tiera Gaston as our UTSA Interns for Spring 2016.  They are all Kinesiology/Exercise Science Majors.  We are excited to have these future health care providers with us for the 2016 Spring Semester and to share with them The Inside Outside Way of Life!  Coming 12 Jan 2016!!!

    This is where we get our Interns!

    UTSA Health and Kinesiology Department Website

    Our Current and Past UTSA Kinesiology Interns 

    We have Gift Certificates for all of our products and services!

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    Christmas, Birthday, Valentines, Mother's Day, New Bride, Graduation

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    Member Spotlight: Dr. Leopoldo Zorrilla, CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgeon for 43 Years!

    We salute Dr. Leo Zorrilla!

    We salute Dr. Leopoldo Zorrilla in our Member Spotlight this Month.  Dr. Zorrilla has been in private practice of Cardiothoracic Surgery since 1972! Over 43 Years!! He attended National Medical School at the National University of Mexico and then did his Internship, General Surgery and Thoracic and CardioVascular residency at the the University of Texas HealthDr. Leopoldo Zorrilla, CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgeon! Science Center San Antonio. He then went to Houston for further fellowship training in CardioVascular Surgery at the Texas Heart Institute under the direction of Dr. Denton Cooley.  He is Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery and has served as a Clinical Professor at The UT Health Science Center.  He performed the 1st Open Heart Operation at Methodist Hospital in 1974 and Dr. Zorrilla was one of the original members of the Methodist Hospital Heart Transplant/Ventricular Assist Device program which began in 1985 and is now Surgical Director of the program.  Over the years, Dr. Christian and Dr. Zorrilla have worked together on several hundred heart transplants and thousands of other Cardiac/Thoracic procedures.  He has 2 daughters, Aida who operates Studio A: Pilates,  and Monica who is a CPA for AT&T and a son Mike, an investment advisor. There are 3 grandchildren, Emilliana 11 (Monica) and Gabriel 8 and Tenzin 5 (Mike).  He is passionate about Porsches and classical music!  He has served on the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Symphony and is one of their long time supporters.   We are proud to have Dr. Zorrilla as part of the Inside Outside Family!  

    Dr. Leopoldo Zorrilla at South Texas Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates!     

    Community Relations: Silent Auctions, Raffles, Walks and Runs, 65 Events so far in 2015!

    Since it's inception, an important mission at Inside Outside has been to makeAsk Us!  Inside Outside has helped many San Antonio non-profit organizations!

    a difference in our community.  The best way we have found to do this is to

    make contributions to Non-Profit organizations through silent auctions at their

    annual fund raising events, seminars, health fairs or direct donations.  We would

    consider it an honor for any request for items to be donated or for Dr. Christian to speak to Non-Profit and other organizations/businesses in San Antonio and surrounding cities. Check out our New Community Service Page chronicling Inside Outside's Community Service efforts since 2004!

    Inside Outside Community Service, 65 Events this Year so Far!

    Silent Auctions and Raffles

    Over the past 4 months we have made donations for the following Silent Auctions, Raffles or Door Prizes organized by these fine Non-Profit Organizations!!  this is one of our favorite ways to support them!

    End of year Donation to the ever popular Elf Louise ProjectEnd of year donation to CASA who trains child advocates! We have several clients who work there as social workers and one who has been trained as an Advocate!Inside Outside has purchased a brick for the new San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Plaza.  It will be placed in the Ralph Bender Pod!!

    Inside Outside bought several Grab and Give Bags at Sprouts for the Food Bank!Dr. Christian and Inside Outside sponsor 4 children in Plan USA's program! The children are from India, Honduras, Equador and Brazil!End of year donation to August Heart who screens high school athletes for heart disease!End of year donation to YOSA!  Dr. Christian's daughters were in YOSA and he served on the Board of Directors!End of year donation to Patriot Paws who trains service dogs for PTSD affected veterans!

    Silent Auction Items for the HRC Gala!Donation for Give Back Tuesday to the San Antonio River Foundation!Donation for Give Back Tuesday to the San Antonio River Foundation!Inside Outside bought several Grab and Give Bags at Sprouts for the Food Bank!

    Inside Outside had an ad in the Book and Author Luncheon Program for the 3rd year!Dr. Christian with Lora Watts, a member of the CTRC Council and Inside Outside Client at the CTRC B&A Luncheon. Silent Auction Items for the Woodbridge Elementary School Carnival!Silent Auction Items for St. Gregory Annual Gala!Silent Auction Items for the HRC Gala!

    Check out our Facebook Album for this Event!!Check out our Facebook Album for this Event!!Check out our Facebook Album for this Event!!Check out our Facebook Album for this Event!!

    Silent Auction Items for the Witte Museum Game Dinner 2015 Gala!Silent Auction items for the South Texas Veterans Health Care System annual Golf Tournament benefiting Fisher House! Inside Outside Client Joyce Brown is the Chief of Voluntary Service!Silent Auction items for the South Texas Veterans Health Care System annual Golf Tournement benefiting Fisher House!

    Silent Auction Items for the Roy Mass Youth Alternatives 2015 Gala!Silent Auction Items for the Roy Mass Youth Alternatives 2015 Gala!Inside Outside participates in the CTRC Partner's Shopping CardSilent Auction Items for the Witte Museum Game Dinner 2015 Gala!

    Inside Outside is a Reseach Pioneer Member of the Mind Science Foundation. The Brain, Learning, Animation and Movement Lab of Dr. John Krakauer!Silent Auction Items to benefit San Antonio Library Foundation Nuit Blanche Event!Silent Auction Items to benefit San Antonio Library Foundation Nuit Blanche Event

    Women Give Back sponsors fund raiser for San Antonio Humane Society & raises $10,000!Inside Outside contributed to the 22nd Anniversary Fundraiser of the SOLI Ensamble held at the hill country home of Dr. Joe Murgo.SOLI 22nd Anniversary Fund Raiser. Stephanie Key was in the YOSA at the same time Dr. Christian's daughter Angela was in itThe SOLI Chamber Ensemble!

    Supporting Joven's Annual Golf Tournement!We sponsored Inside Outside client Julie Kenfield in the 2015 Bike MS race!We sponsored Inside Outside client Julie Kenfield in the 2015 Bike MS race!Women Give Back sponsors fund raiser for San Antonio Humane Society & raises $10,000!

    Silent auction items for the Red Cross Red Carpet Gala.  Inside Outside client Lora Watts is on the Board of Directors of the Red Cross.Silent auction items for the 2015 "Free to Soar" Gala!Silent auction items for the 2015 "Free to Soar" Gala!Silent auctionitems for Taste of the Heights : Alamo Heights Chamber of CommerceSilent auction items for the Sweet Honey Soiree held by Green Spaces Alliance!

    Sierra and Ely represented Inside Outside at a recent Impact event held at The DoSeum!Sierra Lee, Lora Watts (VP of Impact) and Elydia Ybarbo at the Impact Event.  See our Facebook album of the Event!Silent auction items for the Woodlawn Theater 2nd Deco GalaSilent auction items for the Woodlawn Theater 2nd Deco Gala.


    A Great Christmas White Board by Kelsey & Crystal!

    Thanks to our Interns Kelsey and Crystal we have another Great Christmas White Board!


    Our Newest

    Inside Outside Star Aimee Villarreal

    Aimee Villarreal is our Newest Inside Outside Star!

    Swapped 3lbs of fat for 4lbs of muscle! 

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    New Staff Picture with our Fall Interns Kelsey and Crystal & New Staff Member Lora Lane


    Crystal Colin and Kelsey Hixon and Their Scrapbook of Memories of their Fall Internship at Inside Outside

    Crystal and Kelsey with their Memory Scrapbooks of their Internship!

    "Forsan et haec olim meminassi juvabit"

    "Perhaps someday it will be pleasant to remember these things"

    Virgil's "Aeneid"


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    Inside Outside Theme Song

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    Quote of the Month

    Abraham Lincoln

    "Condolence letter to Fanny McCullough"

    23 Dec 1862

    For families of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks



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    The 2013 USAF Band Flash Performance at the Air & Space Museum!



    The 2014 USAF Band Flash Performance at the Smithsonian!

    And Now

    for 2015!

    WWII Holiday Flashback at

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    The 2015 Flash Performance of the USAF Band! Wearing WWII Uniforms! They really were sharp!!

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    Leo Tolstoy,1881 

    "What Men Live By"

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    Joke of Month

    "12 Things Your Teen Definitely Doesn't Want for Christmas"

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    Wellness Products We Recommend

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


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    Basics and Specialty Skin  Products .pdf Presentation!


    Article of the Month "Structure, Function and Diversity of the Healthy Human Microbiome"

    The Human Microbiome Project Consortium

    Nature 2012

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    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

    Thanks to Friends for adding layers of Love and Richness to my Life!



    Elvis the Singing Reindeer!





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