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Patient Testimonial 

of the Month


After battling postpartum depression for the last 3 years I am finally feeling more like myself. I can attest to the yeast cleanse, adding supplements, bio-identical hormone therapy, and diet changes to recovering from my severe depression, ADD symptoms, and low energy. Thank you to Dr. McManus, Ms. Nancy & the team.  -Veronica 


Supplements of the Month: 
Natural Supplements that can Alleviate Depression and Anxiety


There are a number of supplements that can be very helpful in supporting our mental health and function.  Combined with improving the diet, getting regular exercise, balancing hormones, controlling chronic pain, getting adequate sleep, balancing gut flora (microorganisms), and other non-pharmaceutical approaches to treating depression and anxiety, here is a list of several supplements we frequently use at The Woodlands Institute: 


Read on..




*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.



Recipe of the Month:  

White Chicken Chili 


Servings: 4 



  • 1 tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • 1 lb. chicken, light or dark*
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 1/2 cups of chicken broth*
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans cannellini aka white kidney beans, rinsed and drained**
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chilies
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 handful of baby spinach, arugula or kale leaves
  • 1 medium Avocado, peeled and diced 
Click here for instructions 


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!

TWIHW is hosting Montgomery County Association of Business Women's Monthly Mixer this Thursday!

When: Thursday, January 8th, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm

Where: TWIHW facility located at 26110 Oak Ridge Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Come meet Dr. McManus and TWIHW staff and mingle with Women in Business.

Light appetizers and wine
will be served.

Door prizes!


This month is Part 3 of our 5 part series to focus on the dangers of some of the most widely prescribed prescription drugs.  Topics include:
  • Common side effects
  • Why these drugs are actually making you sicker
  • Recommendations to help you eliminate these drugs
The medications we're focusing on in the 5 part series, in order, include:
  • Statin drugs to lower cholesterol such as Lipitor, aka atorvastatin, Zocor, aka simvastatin, Crestor, aka rosuvastatin, Pravachol, aka pravastain, etc (If you missed this one, click here)
  • Anti-acids such as Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec aka omeprazole, Zantac, aka, ranitidine, Pepcid aka famotidine, TUMs, etc  (If you missed this one last month, click here)
  • 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

Dangers of Anti-Depressants

by Mila McManus MD



The CDC estimates that one in ten Americans has depression.  Chances are, if you don't take antidepressant medication, you know someone who does.  There are many levels of depression and many causes of depression.  The main causes of depression have never been, and never will be, deficiencies of Prozac, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, or Lexapro.  Causes may, however, be related to diet, gut health, side effects of medications, nutritional deficiencies, negative thinking, emotional trauma, chronic pain, lack of exercise, and hormonal imbalances/deficiencies.   I do believe that sometimes anti-depressants are necessary, at least temporarily, but they'll never correct the underlying cause(s), and they have many potential side effects.


To name a few (or many):


Click here to read about the side effects as well as learn about tips to eliminate the need for anti-depressants..


Get a Squeaky Clean Start to the New Year

by Nancy Mehlert, MS


So January 2015 has arrived fresh and new, brimming with possibilities for each of us.   Moving forward, putting the past behind us and seeking newness are inherently built into our minds as we move into a new year.  Nutritionally, though, you may feel like you are lugging a bit of holiday jolly right along with you into the new year and not feeling all too jolly about it now.  For many it is added pounds, for others it is fatigue and poor digestion and for yet others it is a general malaise, or aches and pains.  After all, these are often the effects of the extra indulgences of too much sugar, processed foods, food additives, alcohol, and overeating that are common during the holidays.  As Dr. McManus focuses our main article this month on anti-depressants, it is worth noting that our food is a very common source of many anti-nutrients that contribute to depression. So what to do about it?




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


Lunch and Learn

Dr. Mila McManus, founder of 
The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness, 
cordially invites you to a  
Lunch and Learn!


Friday, January 23rd
12:30 to 2pm 


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 
or call: 281-298-6742

is proudly serving our patients and their pets!
Welcome our newest provider, 
Dyvette Warren, PA-C.

Mrs. Warren has practiced family and internal medicine for 14 years working with children, adults and geriatric patients. Her primary goal for all patients is their health and well-being.  She has enjoyed participating in medical missions to Central America and helping local churches with health ministries and outreach programs.


She enjoys personal time golfing, skiing, and fishing with her husband and two daughters. 


We are so very excited to have her as our newest team member!


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