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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 in Edina. 

Our goal is to collect 50 pints of blood.

This event is open to everyone – patients, family members, friends, etc! Please help us spread the word and join us on October 4th to donate blood and help us reach our goal!

 

Donating got easier with RapidPass!

RapidPass allows you to start the blood donation process from the comfort of your home or office and save time at the donation site. The process is simple, complete the interview questions online, then print your RapidPass and bring it with you or show it on your mobile device. Click here for more info!

 

Interesting Facts about Blood Needs:

  • Patients can’t take a break from needing lifesaving blood. The need is constant!
  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.
  • Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.
  • Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O.
  • The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
  • It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects 90,000 to 100,000 people in the U.S.
  • The Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available whenever and wherever it is needed.
  • A need remains for donors with types O negative, A negative and B negative blood.

Please roll up a sleeve and donate with us!  Your donation may help give hospital patients in need the chance to spend more time with loved ones.

 

REGISTER HERE (Sponsor Code = CBBIDH)

or contact Lisa at (952)922-2345 or lisa@idinhealth.com

 

The Longest Lasting Collagen Infused Filler – Bellafill

Belladiamond IDHBellafill is the newest revolutionary dermal filler that grows your own collagen naturally replacing volume, treating smile lines, wrinkles and acne scars.

Jill Porter, RN is a bella Diamond injector. She is 1 of 30 providers across the Nation to achieve this elite status.

What does bella Diamond mean for you? It means Jill is a recognized Bellafill leader among physicians and other Bellafill providers. She performs significant volume of Bellafill treatments so has the experience to deliver beautiful, natural and long lasting results.

Jill is also a Bellafill Trainer and trains physicians as well as other injectors on the best placement of Bellafill to help to avoid complications and achieve optimal results.

 

Unique Collagen Filler with Immediate Results lasting for up to 5 Years

Bellafill is made up of 80% purified Bovine Collagen gel which gives immediate lifting and filling results and 20% PMMA microspheres which provides structural support for collagen growth and smoother-looking skin. The results can last up to 5 years. 

Long Safety Record

The microspheres are made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), a biocompatible material that has been used in medical implants for 65 years. Bellafill has been proven safe through 5 years in the largest and longest dermal filler study ever conducted.

FDA-Approved for Acne Scars

Acne scars are very difficult to treat. Bellafill stimulates collagen at the site of scars, filling them in. Small scars can also be released using our subcision technique. This helps free the root of the scar allowing the depressed area to be released. We often recommend combining the treatment with MicroNeedling to restore the skin’s texture from the inside and out.

Finally a Beautiful Option for Difficult Areas (under the eyes and lip lines)

One of the most difficult areas to treat is under the eyes and the vertical lip lines above the mouth. With Bellafill, we are able to inject in those areas and grow your own collagen. The results are smooth and natural! The new layer of collagen not only gives you volume but improves your skin tone, firmness and texture brightening complexion.


Discover the benefits of Bellafill, attend one of our informational sessions or call (952)922-2345 to schedule a consultation with Jill. 

 

Bellafill Celebration Event

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Innovative Directions in Health has achieved bella Diamond status, placing our clinic among the top 1% of Bellafill providers in the United States.

CELEBRATE with us as we receive our Elite bella Diamond Award at our Bellafill Transformations Open House

Wednesday, September 28 from 6 – 8pm   |   RSVP Below

at Innovative Directions in Health Clinic | 7550 France Ave S, #215, Edina

Bellafill is a natural, 5 Year FDA approved wrinkle filler with results that last and actually improve over time. This filler corrects smile lines, wrinkles, acne scars, volume restoration and more.

Belladiamond IDHOur Nurse, Jill Porter, attributes this award to her clients…

“Client satisfaction is what drives our clinic.  I always strive to provide my clients with the best possible treatment option according to their needs.  That’s why I love using Bellafill — it creates elegant, natural-looking results that our clients love. Clients look refreshed and not done. They love coming back for follow-up visits to show me their continued improvement and how their skin has changed with the new collagen.”

 

 

Learn about the longest lasting collagen infused filler ** Bellafill** and discover breakthrough technology in Regenica skincare.

You’ll also…

  • See Transformation Before and After Pictures
  • Hear from our patient, Susie Ries, tell about her Bellafill treatment experience
  • Meet the client who received Bellafill during the Twin Cities Live TV News interview
  • Watch a LIVE Bellafill Treatment
  • Enjoy Refreshments
  • Take Advantage of Event Only Pricing
  • Raffle! Win a Bellafill Treatment ($800 value), Regenica Skincare & More!!
  • Dr. Sinda will also be at the event! This will be a great opportunity to meet him and to get some of your questions answered about bio-identical hormones and preventive medicine.

 

RSVP today to be entered to WIN a Bellafill Syringe!

Must be present to win.

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

Sweet Potato HummusHave 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 until smooth.

Ingredients:

1 cup oven-baked sweet potato

1 ½ cups garbanzo beans drained

4 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp tahini

4 tbsp oil of your choice (I use grapeseed for this) You can sub some of the oil with soy milk or orange juice for a low fat version.

1/3 cup nutritional yeast

1 tsp maple syrup

Season to taste. I use Cajun seasoning because I like a little kick.

 

Enjoy!

-Sarah, Nurse at Innovative Directions in Health

Recipe shared from Healthy Happy Life

 

What is Mindful Eating? – Am I Hungry?

Mindful Eating Seminar

Lets talk about mindful eating!

Join us and our dietitian Ashley Oswald  Wednesday, August 24th from 12 – 1pm.

 

* Learn how to differentiate mindful eating from mindless eating.

* Discover how hunger differs from appetite.

* Obtain useful tools to help manage appetite as well as hunger, including how to overcome food cravings. 

Cost: $10 at the door

RSVP by (952)922-2345 or info@idinhealth.com

 

Should I get a Bellafill skin test?

Before your first Bellafill treatment, you will receive a skin test.

 

A very small amount of Bellafill will be injected into the skin of your forearm with very minimal discomfort. This test is to confirm that you are not sensitive to lidocaine or the collagen in Bellafill. If you see any redness, swelling, hardness and or itching to the injection site, you should contact your Injector. If it is negative and you do not notice any reaction symptoms, you may receive your Bellafill treatment. Risk is less than 1% for possible reactions. This video shows how simple a Bellafill skin test injection / treatment is.

Innovative Directions in Health offers a free Bellafill skin test injection to all patients interested in receiving a Bellafill treatment. Our Injector, Jill Porter, is very experienced in injecting a wide variety of dermal fillers. She is a national Bellafill Trainer. Innovative Directions in health is a Bella Diamond Bellafill Provider which is awarded to the top 1% of Bellafill providers in the USA.

To schedule with Jill, call (952)922-2345 or visit us at www.idinhealth.com.

Beautiful YOU Open House


Beautiful YOU EventInnovative Directions in Health and Flo Hoxie from Pretty Woman Permanent Makeup are pleased to offer a public open-house to discuss the latest beauty techniques and procedures.

 

Learn about topics such as Botox, Bellafill, Face and Body Sculpting, Permanent Makeup and more. Hear first-hand from our staff and invited Industry Experts about the most successful procedures and which ones you could be a candidate for.

We all know women who have or are reaching the age of menopause not only experience a rapid change in hormone levels, but also suffer from other unwanted side-effects such as facial volume loss, wrinkles and hair loss.

Hormonal diseases such as a compromised thyroid (hypothyroidism) can also impact the appearance of the skin and hair, especially the eyebrows.

Explore your options to get back the youthful face you remember. All attendees will receive Event Only Specials and be entered to WIN Awesome Raffle Prizes.

 

Join us for our Beautiful YOU Open House – RSVP BELOW

Thursday, July 21 from 10am – 5pm

Innovative Directions in Health Clinic | 7550 France Ave S, #215, Edina

  • Educational Presentations, Before and After Pictures, One on One Consultations, Free Bellafill Skin Tests

  • Refreshments & Event Pricing

  • Skincare Swap – Have you tried a new product and it didn’t do what the label said it would do. Bring it in! Exchange it for HALF OFF one of our results driven medical grade skincare products. It’s okay even if the product is almost gone. We would love to help you get the results you are looking for! Offer good for up to 2 products. 

  • Raffle Prizes – WIN a Bellafill Syringe ($800 value), Natural Brows with Permanent Makeup ($450 value), Regenica Skincare Products

 

Meet the Experts

Jill Porter Headshot 2016Jill Porter, Innovative Directions in Health’s Nurse Injector

Jill has over 10 years of experience obtaining natural-looking results for a youthful appearance by relaxing wrinkles with Botox & Dysport and adding volume with fillers such as Bellafill, Radiesse, Juvederm, Voluma and Restylane. She is one of the best Nurse Injectors in the Twin Cities, Edina area. Jill is a national Trainer for Bellafill and is proud to hold a Bellafill BellaDiamond status which places our clinic among the top 1% of Bellafill providers in the United States and Canada. She has an eye for beauty and can sculpt the face to give the right balance without looking as if “work” had been done.


flo hoxie2Flo Hoxie from Pretty Women Permanent Makeup

Meet Flo between 10am – 12pm and from 4 – 5pm

Flo is a highly skilled permanent cosmetic specialist. She gently and artistically creates amazingly beautiful and natural eyebrows, eyeliner and lash enhancement, lip reshaping and color. The most notorious of all menopausal side-effects is hot flashes and sweats. Perspiration on the face and forehead is especially unfortunate for those who pencil in their brows with makeup because those brows just sweat right off. This can be fixed with beautiful, natural looking eyebrow hair strokes. More information and pictures of her work can be found on her website. You can also see first-hand by looking at Jill’s eyebrows and Sarah’s lips. Flo does fantastic work!

 

Carolyn KirchoffCarolyn Kirchoff-Leddy – Bellafill Industry Expert

Carolyn is a Bellafill Industry Expert and an expert in the cosmetic industry. She a vast knowledge of multiple dermal fillers, Botulinum toxins, and pharmaceutical grade skincare lines.

 

Lisa Rhodes Headshot 2016Lisa Rhodes, Innovative Directions in Health’s Esthetician

Lisa provides a wide variety of non-surgical treatments including; peels, micro-needling, photo-facial skin rejuvenation, etc. She also helps clients achieve their personal skincare goals by customizing a pharmaceutical grade skincare routine designed for delivering results.

 

 
Questions? Call our office (952)922-2345.

RSVP Online today to be entered into a Special Drawing!

 

 

Cucumber Hummus Bites

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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 around the cucumber.
2.  Cut cucumbers crosswise into 1/2 – 1 inch rounds, for a total of about 12.
3.  Use a melon-baller or spoon to scoop out the center of each cucumber round to form a hollow
4.  Fill with hummus  slightly over the top. (I used Red Roasted hummus, any kind will work)
5.  Tuck a in slivered carrots and raisins for garnish.
6.  Arrange on platter

 

 

If you are watching your weight try to follow this rule when you are bringing dishes to parties: Bring a dish that you know you can eat and enjoy!