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Patient Testimonial
Supplement of the Month: Histamine Balance
Paleo Tortillas
Natural Treatment for Allergies
Easter Basket Makeover
High Protein Diets
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Patient Testimonial: 


Dr. McManus:


I just want to thank you so very much for presenting the beautiful open house last night.  It was truly excellent in every way - so many vendors with so much information.  It seems they were all the "cream of the crop"!!  And you and your staff : I am amazed at the effort, love and dedication of each and every one of you.  One of your assistants called it "a labor of love" ... so very true from my standpoint.  Both my husband and I were blessed to be on the receiving end of it all.


There's a bible verse that I pray for you: Galatians 6:9  "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."  Your commitment is truly exceptional and I am sure you have changed and are changing so many lives - only God knows the full extent.




Beth P.

Histamine Balance

Histamine Balance 

When we suffer from seasonal allergies with runny noses, congestion, watery and itchy eyes, these symptoms are the result of our immune system mounting an attack on those incoming allergens. These symptoms are reflective of the inflammation caused by the allergen and the body's release of histamines.  Inflammation is often also partnered with pain and is a contributing factor to numerous chronic, degenerative conditions. 


Histamine Balance is an effective anti-inflammatory supplement to combat allergy season and general pain and inflammation by combining three key ingredients:


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Paleo Tortillas




Recipe makes 3 eight inch tortillas

(Each tortilla has 9 Carbohydrates)


Similar and suitable to replace a flour tortilla or a French crepe, the simplicity of making these will thrill anyone with a busy life that enjoys good food. 

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon melted butter or coconut oil
  •  cup arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • teaspoon vanilla extract (if using a sweet crepe application)   

Click Here For Recipe Instructions 


You asked for it!

Introducing our expert in Botox and Fillers, 
Donna Lloyd, RN


Due to constant requests, we've partnered with Donna Lloyd, RN, to offer Botox and Fillers at our facility.


Call 281-298-6742 to learn about our introductory offer and to schedule your free aesthetic consultation with Donna for Thursday, April 3rd or Thursday, April 10th at The Woodlands Institute.  


She has been practicing aesthetics for the last eight years, establishing a proficient foundation and passion for injectables, including Radiesse, Belotero, Juvederm, Botox, Voluma and Artefill.  


Also, we are now offering pellet therapy as a testosterone replacement option for our male and female patients.



Most of us have positive feelings and thoughts about spring as we enjoy longer, sunnier days and more time outside with family.  For many, however, the blooming foliage, grasses and flowers create immune system havoc. We call them allergies and they can occur seasonally in response to pollens, or anytime in response to foods or as a result of other environmental influences such as chemicals or animal dander and dust.  Allergic reactions are an inappropriate response by the body's immune system to a substance that is not normally harmful. 


Respiratory Allergies occur when a person is allergic to tree or grass pollen, pet or animal dander, molds and dust mites.  Allergic symptoms most commonly include sneezing, itching, watery eyes, itchy and runny nose, and wheezing.  Hay fever (rhinitis) and/or asthma are the most common results of respiratory allergies.


Skin Related Allergies occur in response to metals, fragrances and specific materials such as latex.  Referred to as eczema or contact dermatitis, the common symptoms are itching, burning, reddening or blistered skin in the affected area.  This most frequently occurs in early childhood though it is also seen in adults.


Food Allergies occur when a person's immune system generates an antibody response to the ingested food.  Food allergies are often confused with food intolerances or sensitivities, usually created by a lack of necessary enzymes to digest or process the food correctly, or from a 'leaky gut'.  When your GI tract is inflamed, it allows partially undigested food particles into your system that triggers immune responses. The most common food-related allergies are cow's milk, egg, soy, yeast, corn, wheat and oat. Eczema, diarrhea, nausea, hives, and in some cases, anaphylaxis are potential symptoms of food allergies. Food sensitivities can cause many other symptoms, including mood disorders, joint pain, migraines, gastrointestinal symptoms and autoimmune diseases (just to name a few!). The best way to treat all of the symptoms caused by either food allergies or food sensitivities is to restore gut health and avoid and/or rotate foods to which you react. In addition, where appropriate, support resolution with sublingual drop therapy or allergy shots.


Allergies from all sources can cause fatigue and general malaise and it is not necessary to suffer!  At The Woodlands Institute, we have many highly effective, definitive treatments through sublingual drop therapy, nutrition and/or hormonal balance that improve or resolve allergies, rather than band-aiding symptoms with antihistamines, decongestants and nasal steroid sprays.  


Read on to learn more about natural allergy treatment.. 


Easter Basket Makeover 

by Nancy Mehlert, MS


Part of our nutrition journey to health and wellness is figuring out how to celebrate life, love our families and enjoy celebrations while still improving the health and nutrition offered by our food choices. Unfortunately, we have become a society that gets loved and gives love by offering up "sweets and treats" filled with sugar, a highly addictive and harmful substance to the human body.  This ultimately makes us face the fact that an Easter Basket filled with marshmallow chickadees, jelly beans and malted milk eggs is not really a gift of love and celebration. So what can be done to keep the celebration fun and filled with love, without the monstrous sugar load?  Here are some ideas to guide you in an Easter Basket Makeover:


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Comment on Recent Study about High Protein Diets
by Nancy Mehlert, MS

Note: Paleo and Yeast-free Don't Equal "High Protein Diet".


Recently two studies (one mouse and one human) have been discussed in the journal Cell Metabolism suggesting that a high protein diet may not support longevity and may contribute to cancer death. TWIHW wanted to give some perspective on this research since it has been widely covered by the media in recent weeks. In describing the amount of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in any diet, it matters to be specific about what kind of protein, fats and carbohydrates are being discussed.  Proteins, fats, and carbohydrates are NOT all the same!


One common misunderstanding is that Paleo diets and similar ketogenic diets support a high animal protein diet. While it is true that animal meat is included as a part of a healthy diet for life in these dietary models, the portion amount AND the animal's lifestyle are taken into account, something that is not mentioned or discussed by the media.  We presume that these studies were done using animal protein from cows raised in the standard CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) used in the food production industry. The end result of feeding cows a very unnatural diet of soy, corn and animal by-products along with hormones and antibiotics, in a very crowded unhealthy environment, is an inflammatory, unnatural piece of meat. This beef, in conjunction with the Standard American diet rich in grains, dairy and sugar results in a very inflammatory, disease promoting diet. 


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In Good Health,
Mila McManus MD
26110 Oakridge Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness
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