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Simple Habits for Keeping Weight in Check

It’s that time of year once again… The time we all struggle with weight gain from all the festivities and a lack of time to take care of ourselves. This year try to stay ahead of the

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Published on: 12-08-2014


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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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Sunscreen SWAP out Event - JULY 18TH

Summer means being outside and in the sun so you'll definitely want your sunscreen to be safe and effective. On Wednesday, July 18th from 8:30am - 4pm, bring your current sunscreen to Innovative Directions in

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Published on: 06-28-2018


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Special Pricing on Bellafill - Week long Event

It’s BELLAFILL week at Innovative Directions in Health!  Monday, April 23 – Thursday April 26 | 8:30 – 4pm | By appointment only Learn about this amazing 5-year filler. Stop in for a FREE Consultation & receive

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Published on: 03-21-2018


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A Life Saving Treatment

Life Saving Blood!  The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Join us to Give blood! Tuesday, April 10 | 8:30 – 2:30pm REGISTER ONLINE  (sponsor code = CBBIDH) or contact Lisa at (952)922-2345 /  lisa@idinhealth.com   Join us for

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Published on: 02-26-2018


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7 Things that Knock Digestion out of Whack

This seminar has been cancelled. We will reschedule it soon!   Join us to learn about digestive health! Did you know that Hippocrates, often regarded as the father of modern medicine, once said “All Disease Begins in the

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Published on: 01-29-2018


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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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Berberine For Promoting Weight Loss

Berberine shows clinical evidence in promoting weight loss. There have been a lot of studies on the wonders of Berberine which has been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. CM Core (Cardio Metabolic) is

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Published on: 03-07-2018


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What's missing from your bone health protocol?

Did you know that 70% of patients are deficient in Vitamin K2? Calcium and vitamin D are important mediators in bone growth, but vitamin K plays an equally important role. The synthesis of bone growth

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Published on: 02-02-2018


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Dr. Sinda of Innovative Directions in Health Earns IFM Certification

For more than a decade, Innovative Directions in Health in Edina, MN has been the area's trusted BioIdentical Hormone Replacement and Preventive Medicine clinic. The staff covers a wide range of medical expertise. From men

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Published on: 01-05-2018


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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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Game Changing Laser Treatment

"I get compliments about my skin all of the time!" Just a quick update on how our new cosmetic procedures are going - INFINI and LaseMD. We are so excited with the results from these two

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Published on: 05-31-2018


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Protect your skin. A Step too Important to Skip!

Protecting your skin from the sun is important for not only your appearance, but your health. It’s too important to skip even on cloudy days. Cover up with the NEW Intellishade TruPhysical 5-in-1 tinted moisturizer contains

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Published on: 05-16-2018


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For Those That Shy Away From Camera Close-Ups

Acne scarring affects millions of Americans, often making people self-conscious and less confident in social and work settings. Most have tried everything available on the market such as CO2 Lasers, acid peels, countless over the

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Published on: 04-05-2018


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Natural Face Lift Massage

If you have spoken to me about skincare, you know how much I believe in facial massage. Stimulating the facial muscles with regular massage helps to bring oxygen to that area - which is a natural form of

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Published on: 03-01-2018


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New Nectifirm ADVANCED Firming Cream

Who would have thought Nectifirm could get any better? It has!!! The New Nectifirm ADVANCED is designed for all skin types especially those with visible signs of moderate to advanced aging. What we LOVE about it

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Published on: 03-01-2018


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Merwin Compounding Pharmacy is Changing

Many of Dr. Sinda’s patients have enjoyed great customer service and quality medications when filling prescriptions at Merwin Rx-Compounding Pharmacy.   We wanted to make you aware that as of July 7, 2018, they are changing

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Published on: 07-03-2018


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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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See IDH in Your Facebook Newsfeed

Get Facebook posts from Innovative Directions in Health at top of your News Feed every time we post something new. It’s easy, here’s how to do it! 1.    Go to https://www.facebook.com/InnovativeDirectionsInHealth/  2.    "Like" our page if you

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Published on: 06-08-2018


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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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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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