Yeast Cleanse? NO WAY! Not happening.
I was NOT going to follow the yeast cleanse diet. I thought it was completely absurd and unrealistic. Besides, I was already eating pretty clean. I tried to get out of it. I was willing to do everything else. Just not the diet. Once I met with the nutritionist I was intrigued and thought why not try it. I was so tired of feeling bad. Week one was pretty easy once I figured everything out. Week two was TOUGH!!! But once I hit week three I never looked back. I feel amazing. My stomach has not hurt at all. It was hurting all the time. I felt bloated more days than I did not. Amazingly issues went away that I never expected to be related to food. I felt like I haven't felt in years. I had been wearing a boot for foot pain off and on for months. I walked in Dr. McManus' office with that same boot on. By week three I had zero foot pain. That is right I said zero foot pain. No throbbing at night when I lie down. No pain wearing flip flops. I couldn't believe it. I am so glad they convinced me to try it. I am staying on the diet for life! Nothing I have eaten is worth going back to how I used to feel. Every time I am tempted I ask myself "Is it really worth feeling bad?" 99%of the time it is not.
Supplements of the Month:
The best news for heart health is that there are a multitude of protocols, nutritional options and supplements that can improve and ensure a healthy heart! So while we are providing one such supplement in this section today, it is far from being the only available option and we encourage you to work with your TWIHW healthcare provider for the best multi-pronged approach to meet your personal needs for optimizing heart health.
Lipid Control is a science-based Complementary Prescriptions supplement which is a powerful and effective combination of nutrients that has been shown to support and manage healthy lipid levels, vascular function, and circulation.
*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. (The FDA makes us say that)
*Warning: Please consult a health care professional before using these products.
(sweet or spicy, and yeast free, of course)
Serves 12, ¼ cup servings
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- ¼ cup of melted, organic butter
- 4 cups pecan halves
- Sweet: ¼ to ½ cup Xylitol or Erythritol (depending on desired sweetness) and 1 to 2 TBS Cinnamon, All Spice, or Pumpkin Pie Spice; OR:
- Spicy: 1 TBS sea salt and ¼ - ½ tsp ground red pepper, chili powder, or cayenne pepper
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.
Plan your own private girls night out! Now offering Botox parties with hostess benefits.
Call 281-298-6742 for details!
Farewell to Renee Long (left) and Kayla Crowell (right)
The team at The Woodlands Institute is committed to our patients and to providing an environment about which we can all be proud to call our "home away from home". Renee Long, Medical Assistant, and Kayla Crowell, Medical and Administrative Assistant, have both been essential members of our family here at TWIHW. It is with mixed emotions that we must say farewell to them. We are excited for them about their opportunities that will allow them continued professional growth, but they will be greatly missed by all. We wish them the best in their new roles and know they will continue to shine! During this time of transition we appreciate your patience and understanding. Please rest assured that we will continue to offer the same exceptional service that you have come to expect from the team here at TWIHW!
Changes with Our
In February 2014, Comple-mentaryPrescriptions™ joined the SFI team of health care practitioner brands along with ProThera® and Klaire Labs® to continue to provide high quality nutritional supplements and innovative formulas. Since this merger, Complementary Prescriptions 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
Holiday Hours for November
Wednesday, Nov 26th we will close at noon.
Thursday, Nov 27th, and Friday, Nov 28th, we'll be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
This month we are starting a 5 part series to focus on the dangers of some of the most widely prescribed prescription drugs. Topics will include:
- Common side effects
- Why these drugs are actually making you sicker
- Recommendations to help you eliminate these drugs
The medications we'll be focusing on in the 5 part series, in order, will be:
- Statin drugs to lower cholesterol such as Lipitor, aka atorvastatin, Zocor, aka simvastatin, Crestor, aka rosuvastatin, Pravachol, aka pravastain, etc
- Anti-acids such as Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec aka omeprazole, Zantac, aka, ranitidine, Pepcid aka famotidine, TUMs, etc
- Antidepressants such as Prozac, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Celexa, Pristiq, etc
- Antihistamines such as Zyrtec, Claritin, Xyzal, Allegra, Benadryl, etc
- Blood pressure medications such as Metoprolol, Atenolol, Norvasc, Cardi-zem, HCTZ, etc
by Mila McManus MD
Statin drugs to reduce cholesterol levels are one of the most widely prescribed drugs. The myth that cholesterol is the cause of heart disease has sadly perpetuated over several decades despite much evidence to the contrary. Cholesterol actually plays vital roles in the body, such as:
- Cholesterol is critical to the structure of key proteins involved with nerve transmission.
- Cholesterol is needed for nerve cells to live longer.
- Cholesterol supports serotonin utilization. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter involved in mood. Low serotonin symptoms include depression, anxiety, insomnia, carbohydrate cravings.
- Cholesterol is the building block for many important hormones, including hormones that regulate mineral metabolism and blood sugar, hormones that help us deal with stress, and all the sex hormones, such as testosterone, progesterone, and estrogens.
- Cholesterol helps fight infections and is important for immune function in general.
- Cholesterol is needed for repairing wounds.
- Cholesterol is needed for all cell membranes
- Cholesterol is needed to make Vitamin D. People with optimal levels of vitamin D have the lowest incidence of flus/colds, cancers, and autoimmune diseases, and vitamin D is also important for heart health, metabolism, and thyroid function.
If you consider the above benefits of cholesterol, then you can look at the following list of side effects linked to statin drugs as they correlate with the above:
GMO Labeling Update
by Nancy Mehlert, MS
We continue to be very con-cerned about the negative impact that genetically modified foods is having on our health and the failure of our food industry to have any sense of duty to report to the consumer whether or not a product includes genetically modified foods. (Click here to see a short list of the most common genetically modified foods) To that end, we wanted to keep you informed and ask for your involvement and support of the grass roots effort in Texas for honest GMO labeling on food products. Vermont was able to pass a GMO Labeling law in late spring of this year and Oregon will vote in November. Please join the fight by getting educated, signing the Texas petition and contributing to this effort. The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has very deep pockets and is planning on spending enormous amounts of money to prevent labeling laws from passing in California and any other state that petitions. The Organic Consumers Association is pledging $500,000 to help Oregon pass a GMO labeling initiative in November and needs your support. There will be momentum for success in Texas if we can support the effort in Oregon. This is a matter of health for every family in our state and nation and world! Here are several links to get started:
People interested in joining the campaign can email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to the announcement list.
Learn more at:
Benefiting the Montgomery County Women's Center
Date: Saturday, November 8th
Time: 8am to Noon
Location: TWIHW Facility at
26110 Oak Ridge Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380
We are also accepting donated items to sell, of which all proceeds will go to the Women's Shelter. Any unsold items will also be donated to the Women's Shelter.
as a hormone replacement option for our male and female patients.
Lunch and Learn
(last one of the year)
Friday, November 14th
12:30 to 2pm
Dr. Mila McManus, founder of
The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness,
cordially invites you to a
Lunch and Learn!
Friday, November 14th
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
Share the good news and bring a friend!
Seating is limited.
Reserve your spot today!
or call: 281-298-6742
Enrolling in FSA or HSA?
You can use your FSA or HSA funds to get well!
In Good Health,
Mila McManus MD
26110 Oakridge Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness