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Healthy Grinch Kabobs

Starting healthy habits early! If you have little ones at home or Grandkids near by it is always fun to make a holiday treat they can help with AND have a healthy desert option! Grinch Kabobs were

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Published on: 12-04-2014


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Let’s Talk about Your Skin!

Drop by for a Complimentary Skincare Consultation A special time where we can discuss cosmetic services and medical grade skincare that can help you look your best!  We will listen to your concerns and explain cosmetic services and

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Published on: 11-26-2014


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Let’s Talk about Your Skin!

Drop by for a Complimentary Skincare Consultation A special time where we can discuss cosmetic services and medical grade skincare that can help you look your best!  We will listen to your concerns and explain cosmetic services and

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Published on: 11-26-2014


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What do I do before a Fasting Blood Test?

What do I need to do before a FASTING Blood draw? Sometimes fasting is required before drawing your blood because the nutrients in the food and beverages you consume are absorbed into your blood stream and could impact

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Published on: 11-24-2014


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Am I in Menopause?

How do I know if I’m in menopause? Menopause is defined as having no periods for 12 consecutive months. Menopause usually occurs around the age of 50. The most common symptoms of menopause are hot flashes

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Published on: 11-18-2014


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Myths about Menopause

Menopause is the end of your monthly period, but it’s not the end of your life. Here’s the truth behind some common menopause myths. All menopausal women suffer from bad hot flashes, night sweats and have trouble

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Published on: 11-18-2014


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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

This smoothie tastes like pumpkin pie in the palm of your hands. Try this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie without all the calories, refined sugar and fat of a delicious holiday pie. Before you start, make sure to have a frozen

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Published on: 11-17-2014


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Pumpkin Soup Recipe

This pumpkin soup is one of my favorite fall soup recipes. It is so easy to make and super yummy! Make it all winter long too! Pumpkin Soup Recipe Ingredients: 2 tsp coconut oil 1 onion diced 4 minced garlic cloves 2

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Published on: 11-14-2014


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Am I having a reaction?

Are you having a reaction to your skincare? Chances are that you’ve had a reaction to a skin-care product or cosmetic somewhere on your face or body but how do you know if you are having

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Published on: 11-12-2014


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Do I have to to wear sunscreen in the fall and winter?

Sunscreen is often forgotten about once the weather becomes cooler and the days become shorter. Regardless of cooler weather, the sun can still harm your skin. Many people wonder,  “Do I really need to wear sunscreen

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Published on: 11-10-2014


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How can I Prevent Breast Cancer?

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we should not only focus on the cure but also on PREVENTION. “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure” – Benjamin Franklin Please share these Breast Cancer Prevention tips with

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Published on: 10-31-2014


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Vanilla Cake Batter Energy Bars

Healthy for Adults & Fun for Kids I love to make my own healthy snacks. I know exactly what ingredients are in them and I can modify the recipe to my liking. Here is a good one

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Published on: 10-28-2014


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How to Avoid Fish Oil Burps

The most common complaint about taking fish oil is its aftertaste. However, the benefits of taking a fish oil supplement far outweigh any of the side effects. Here are some tips to avoid and prevent these unpleasant

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Published on: 10-23-2014


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Should I be using an anti-oxidant on my skin?

Anti-Oxidant Serums, are they the Anti-Aging key to Youthful Skin? Many people don’t realize the importance of using an antioxidant daily in their skincare regimen. Antioxidants provide you with added protection from the sun, more specifically from

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Published on: 10-20-2014


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Healthy Spin on an Old Favorite Recipe

Lindsey’s Healthy spin on Chicken Noodle Soup Now that fall has arrived here in the Midwest, hearty warm soups are popping up on the menu! Substitute quinoa in place of the noodles for a healthier spin

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Published on: 10-17-2014


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7 Secrets to Lasting Weight Loss

Come join us to learn about 7 secrets to lasting weight loss (and no, we aren’t going to talk about counting calories!) You’ll leave with some take-home tips that you will be able to implement

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Published on: 12-04-2017


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Limited-Time Savings

An upLIFTing Bellafill Event

There’s a lot to love about Bellafill! And now there is even more to love. For a limited time you can save up to $350 on your Bellafill treatment! Want to SAVE even more? Join us

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Published on: 08-23-2017


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Giving Back is Good For You!

There’s an emergency need for blood -patients are counting on you. Please make an appointment to donate with us at our upcoming drive today.   Tuesday, October 3, 2017  8:30 – 2:30pm Located in our building at 7550 France Avenue

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Published on: 08-15-2017


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And the Bellafill Winner is…

Congratulations LINDA WONG, winner of the $800 Bellafill Treatment in our ‘Guess How Many Collagen Microspheres contest’! She guessed 250, the lucky number was 261. Thanks to everyone who participated! Learn more about Bellafill at our upcoming

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Published on: 02-06-2017


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Get Involved by Joining us to Donate

We’ve teamed up again with the American Red Cross Blood Drive to Save Lives! October 4 | 9 – 3pm   Join us for our 6th Blood Drive located in our building, the Edina Business Plaza on France Avenue

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Published on: 08-30-2016


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Importance of Hydration

As the days grow shorter, the temperatures drop, and the air becomes drier, your skin may lose precious moisture. Proper hydration also helps to keep our muscles lubricated, strong, and energized; helps slow the aging process and

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Published on: 10-31-2017


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Online Nutritional Store

Dr. Sinda recommends the highest quality and potency of nutritional supplements to best support your health.   There are many choices in the dietary supplement and vitamin market. At our clinic, we offer a variety of

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Published on: 07-12-2017


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Migraines: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Do you suffer from Migraines?  Migraines are headaches and are usually pounding and one sided. They are associated with nausea and light sensitivity. They can be debilitating and last for days. Research over the past several years

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Published on: 04-27-2017


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Without hormones, we cannot live

Life expectancy increased by 5 years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s.  With this being said, we can expect to live a substantial part of our lives in a state of hormonal deficiency. Hormonal

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Published on: 02-20-2017


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Importance of a Healthy Body Composition

There are many benefits of having a healthy body composition. By reducing your overall amount of body fat, you can improve your body composition and overall quality of life, as well as extend your lifespan. Here are

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Published on: 01-31-2017


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"Jaw-WOW" Redefining the Jawline

A contoured jawline can make a huge difference in regaining a youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can help achieve this look without the pulled tight look of surgery. Last month, Lisa and I traveled to Dallas

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Published on: 12-07-2017


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Best Technique for Volumizing the Aging Face

Why My Technique is Different The aging face experiences volume loss, we look tired, cranky and feel like our faces have dropped. Looking in the mirror becomes an unpleasant experience. I hear patients all the time

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Published on: 05-25-2017


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Protect Your Skin from Sun

EXTREME PROTECT SPF 30 Hydrating, Restorative, Ultimate Protection EXTREME PROTECT SPF 30 provides extraordinary protection by combining broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and powerful antioxidants to mitigate oxidative solar damage. Featuring micro-fine zinc oxide and micro-encapsulated organic active sunscreens,

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Published on: 04-26-2017


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Under Eye Treatments: What Works and What Doesn’t

Are you tired of hearing how tired you look?? As I consult with my clients, one of the top concerns that almost always comes up is their desire to look more rested. Under-eye puffiness, bags, fine lines

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Published on: 03-08-2017


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Checklist: Botox / Dysport Do’s and Don’ts

To ensure you get the best possible results after your wrinkle fighting treatment here are some things you should and should not do before and after you get Botox or Dysport. These treatments relax and soften fine lines and

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Published on: 02-23-2017


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Your Investment in Yourself is Worth it!

Your Investment in Yourself is Worth it! It’s been almost 2 years since Jill was trained by one of New York’s top Dermatologists Neal Sadick on injecting the newest kind of collagen growing filler, Bellafill.  Since then,

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Published on: 07-28-2017


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An Easier Way to Manage Your Prescriptions

Do you use Bloomington Drug to get your compounded prescriptions? It is now easier to manage and track your bio-identical hormone prescriptions with their new RefillRX Connect App. Try it out - we did and

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Published on: 07-26-2017


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Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance

Did you know that a main cause of hormone-related health problems in women is not due to the deficiency of estrogen or progesterone but rather the ratio of estrogen to progesterone? BioIdentical Hormone replacement therapy with

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Published on: 04-01-2017


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Thyroid problems? Get help

Our patients often tell us they have had their thyroid checked by their family physician and were told that it is fine all while they are having symptoms of cold hands and feet, weight gain,

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Published on: 05-31-2016


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Treat Yourself to a Worry Free Service

I AM SO EXCITED!! You may say...what what what is so exciting?? Let me tell you! One month ago I treated myself to Bellafill at Innovative Directions in Health! That’s right! I treated MYSELF, and the whole

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Published on: 05-06-2016


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You Can Make this Vege Soup

Home Made Veggie Soup   This is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious hearty vegetable soup. Vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet but also taste fantastic, especially when made into soup.

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Published on: 08-31-2016


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Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

Have you been visiting the farmer's market for your fresh veges? Pick up some sweet potatoes and try making our own delicious hummus.   Add all ingredients below to a vitamix or food processor and pulse

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Published on: 07-27-2016


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Cucumber Hummus Bites

These cucumber hummus bites are a perfect quick and easy healthy appetizer or snack to whip up at home or for a party.   Cucumber Hummus Bites Recipe 1. Use a carrot peeler to create stripes

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Published on: 06-20-2016


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CHOCOLATE CASHEW BUTTER CRUNCH BARS

A TREAT FOR THE FREEZER...READY TO GO! I don't know why...but around 3:00 pm everyday...I am looking for chocolate. It's crazy but true! If I had a bag of reese's peanut butter cups anywhere near me

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Published on: 06-14-2016


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Chicken Salad Lettuce Wrap

This is one of my favorite quick meals. A very well rounded, balanced, healthy meal. Ingredients: Shredded chicken ( I use organic, free range chicken) Hard-boiled egg (organic, cage free) Avocado (smash up) Spicy mustard Tomatoes (chopped, I prefer firmer

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Published on: 05-31-2016


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Protect Your Breasts

Ultra Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. I3C functions as an antioxidant, stimulates natural detoxification enzymes and promotes healthy metabolism of estrogen. It also supports the function of

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Published on: 01-28-2013


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Protect Yourself & Help Prevent Cancer

EGCg Green Tea Extract The antioxidants found in green tea are more powerful than those found in other tea varieties because of how green tea is made. Green Tea Extract contains numerous compounds, including Polyphenols and

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Published on: 12-28-2012


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Reduce Bloating

Water Ease is an excellent product to treat water retention and bloating as well as high blood pressure. Water Ease provides two key ingredients for healthy water balance, high blood pressure, a healthy heart, and provides antioxidant defense.

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Published on: 11-21-2012


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Be Healthy & Increase Energy

Green Energy Drink Make this a part of your morning routine! Feel bettter while boosting your energy!!! Green Energy is a blend of 40 natural and organic Super Foods that contains the antioxidant & phytonutrient power equal

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Published on: 09-25-2012


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Learn about Natural Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

Learn what is bio-identical hormone therapy replacement (BHRT). Hear from patients seeing Dr. Mahmud and Dr. Sinda how natural hormones have powerfully impacted their lives. Published on Oct 23, 2013.



KARE 11 Interview

Jill Porter, our RN / Injection Specialist has been injecting Botox and Fillers for over 10 years. Jill was invited to the KARE 11 TV studios to talk with Belinda Jensen about a few game changing beauty products that hit the market in 2015.



Fountain of Youth for the Face

KSTP TV Twin Cities Live Reports

You have choices when it comes to smoothing out your skin. Twin Cities Live TV Reporter, Kelli Hanson, investigates Bellafill, a promising treatment on the market. Find out why, Innovative Directions in Health’s Injector, Jill Porter says Bellafill offers permanent results lasting over 5 years and how it provides the most natural looking results on the market for wrinkles and replacing volume.

Could Bellafill be the “fountain of youth‿ for the face?

Bellafill is unique – not only does it immediately fill out your skin, but it’s specially formulated to ensure the injections don’t disappear through absorption into your body. Instead, it is a dual-acting filler and its microspheres vitalize your own skin to produce more collagen, which continue to lift up the skin to its natural height, fading lines and wrinkles and restoring skin texture. This is the key to Bellafill’s long-lasting results – new collagen that is yours to keep.

Jill Porter is a trainer for Bellafill providers and is one of the top Bellafill injectors in the Nation. Schedule a complimentary consultation to see how your appearance could benefit with Bellafill.


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