In This Issue
Patient Testimonial
Natural Insect Repellent
Lemon Tarragon Dressing
Botox/Filler September Special
Essential Oils 101
Using Essential Oils in the Kitchen
Lunch Box Makeover Sept 17th!
Learn about Pellet Therapy
Lunch & Learn, Fri, Sept 19th
Changes with our Supplement Lines
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Patient Testimonial: 


7 years ago, mere weeks after the birth of my son, Doctors shared the news of a dreaded diagnosis of an Autoimmune Disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis. That was the reason that I could no longer type a sentence on a keyboard or worse...button my 3 week old baby's onesie!  I would now have take a series of toxic and debilitating medications for the rest of my life? 


No, I met Dr. McManus. I was recommended to seek a third referral from a Holistic Doctor who didn't believe in treating the symptoms through medication, but rather diagnosing and treating the root cause!  


Dr. McManus, convinced I did not have RA, put me on a Yeast Cleanse and my life was forever changed! Indeed, I did not have RA, rather was a victim of my own lifestyle. New diagnosis: Food Allergies?!  I believed I was relatively healthy...exercised a lot and ate "right". What I learned from Dr. McManus and her incredible Staff was an invaluable way of accomplishing overall great health through "varied" nutrition, supplements and hormone balance.


7 years ago I was given a bleak (and inaccurate) diagnosis by traditional doctors that would have cost me a fortune in unnecessary medications with terrible side effects. Today I am happy and healthy and forever grateful that I sought that "third" opinion from a Doctor who truly cares about her patients!


THANK YOU, Dr. McManus, I am forever indebted!



Supplement of the Month: 
Terrashield Natural Insect Repellent made from Essential Oils

Terrashield is a unique blend of essential oils including Lemon Eucalyptus (Eu-calyptus citriodora), Citronella (Cymbo-pogon nardus), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), and 12 other carefully balanced oils blended in a base of 100% pure fractionated coconut oil.




Terrashield and a 4 ounce glass spray bottle are available at TWIHW. 


*The product information provided is for educational purposes and is not intended as either diagnosis or treatment of any disease, nor does it replace professional medical advice. 
*Warning: Please consult a health care professional before using these products.



Recipe of the Month:  

Lemon Tarragon Dressing

(using lemon essential oil) 


  • 1 Tbsp. fresh Tarragon, or 1 tsp. dried
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh Basil, or 1 tsp. dried
  • 1 cup cold pressed olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1-3 drops doTERRA* lemon essential oil


Mix all ingredients well and use as a salad dressing, or topping for fish, as well as steamed or grilled vegetables such as asparagus or grilled tomato.  Adjust the number of drops of lemon oil to suit your taste.


*available for purchase at TWIHW

You Asked For It!

Meet 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.

Donna has been practicing aesthetics for the last 8 years, establishing an incredible foundation and passion for injectables, including Radiesse, Belotero, Juvederm, Botox, Voluma, and Artefill.

(limited supply!)

Plan your own private girls night out! Now offering Botox parties with hostess benefits. 
Call 281-298-6742 for details!

NOTE: We are Accepting Donations for the Montgomery County Women's Center for Halloween!  Requested items are Halloween costumes for infants through adult sizes, baskets and goodies for the baskets. 

The Essentials on 

Essential Oils


Essential oils have been used throughout history by many cultures for medicinal and therapeutic purposes.  With growing scientific validation and expanding markets for natural approaches to healing and wellness, interest in the use of essential oils is on the rise.  Essential oils are natural compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers of plants. Their constituents include naturally occurring chemical structures that offer a variety of favorable effects including anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, cancer cell inhibitors, antiseptic, sedative, mood enhancing, antispasmodic, and fever-reducing, just to name a few.  Known for their aromatic properties, essential oils can be applied in three different methods: aromatically diffused, applied topically to the skin or taken internally in supplements, food or beverages.  They are very popular fragrances in many natural body care products and soaps. 


Click here to read on about essential oils and several examples of how to use lemon essential oil.


How to Use Essential Oils in the Kitchen

Nancy Mehlert
by Nancy Mehlert, MS



Most likely, without really being aware of it, you have experienced essential oils in your food for a long time.  Chewing gum is one example.  Candy makers have been long time users of essential oils, though the quality and health benefits of these oils is arguable.  When you use pure, superior quality essential oils in food preparation, however, you not only add delicious flavor, but also increase the healthful benefits of your food.


Essential oils that come from edible plants are safe and perfectly suited to enhancing the flavor and health benefits of the foods you prepare every day.  The essential oils that have been listed as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the FDA include: 



Read on...

Lunch Box Makeover
Event Sponsored by Beanitos,

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Time: 12:00-1:00

The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness

Presented by nutritionist Nancy Mehlert, M.S.


Lunchboxes can be frustrating for busy households during the school year, but it is your best hope as a parent if you want your children to get healthy options.  Join us for an hour of solutions, brand and menu suggestions as well as packaging tips to nourish your kids and organize yourself for an easy process this year.  Bring a friend!   

Click here to RSVP 
for this FREE event. 



Learn about
as a hormone replacement option for our male and female patients.


Lunch and Learn
Friday, September 19th
12:30 to 2pm
Dr. Mila McManus, founder of 
The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness, cordially invites you to a  
Lunch and Learn!

 Friday, September 19th 

12:30-2:00 pm.


While enjoying a complimentary, healthy lunch provided by The Dinner Dude, listen to 
Dr. McManus speak about safe, natural and effective solutions to your health problems. She will also discuss the ins and outs of the 
HCG diet (as seen on Dr Oz Show).  
  Share the good news and bring a friend!    
Seating is limited.
Reserve your spot today!  
RSVP to   [email protected] 
or call: 281-298-6742
Changes with Our 
Supplement Lines

In February 2014, Complementary Prescriptions™ joined the SFI team of healthcare practitioner brands along with ProThera® and Klaire Labs® to continue to provide high quality nutritional supplements and innovative formulas. Since this merger, Complementary Prescrip-tions has decided to eliminate supplements that are also offered through the other brands. As these changes occur we will do our best to ensure that our replacement products are comparable in value and potency so that you can rest assured you are still taking quality products that are recommended by TWIHW staff. In addition, during this transition, some supplements have been on back order for weeks to months at a time, and while we hope these days are behind us, it's possible there may be future bumps in the road.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all transition through these changes.



Celeste Valle, MBA

Practice Administrator



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