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Patient Testimonial 

of the Month



from Laura W.


"I have always had really bad allergies; early spring and fall were the hardest times of my year.  In fact, the first time I saw Dr McManus, she just looked at me and said, "you're an allergy girl."  Three years ago I started using A-Drops and my symptoms have disappeared.  No more itchy mouth, sinus pain, or head pressure.  After using A-Drops consistently, I could not believe that I did not feel any discomfort when the seasons would change.  Now, I can be outside with my kids for as long as they want and I don't have months when I'm just pushing through my pain to enjoy my family.  A-Drops have been truly life changing for me.  




Supplements of the Month: 
Natural Supplements that can Alleviate Allergy and Sinus Symptoms

Histamine Balance


Histamine Balance is an effective anti-inflammatory supplement to combat seasonal allergies by combining three key ingredients:


Read on..




Essential Oils can be very helpful for alleviating allergy and sinus symptoms.


Click here to read about On Guard blend.


Click here to read about Breathe blend.





A-Drops can alleviate your symptoms and also be a long-term, safe, and permanent solution for treating your allergy symptoms.  

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:  


Healthy and FAST Cabbage Sautee


  • 1 head of green cabbage
  • 6 slices of uncured bacon
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced, if desired
  • Salt & Pepper to taste



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.

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Plan your own private girls night out! Now offering Botox parties with hostess benefits. 
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The Woodlands Institute 
for Health and Wellness 
in the following 3 categories:
  1. Best business of the year
  2. Best Doctor - Bariatrics & Weight Control
  3. Best Health Spa & Wellness Center

Voting ends February 28th.

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This month is Part 4 of our 5 part series to focus on the dangers of some of the most widely prescribed prescription drugs.  This month is about allergy medications such as antihistamines and decongestants.  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, click here)
  • Antidepressants such as Prozac, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Celexa, Pristiq, etc (If you missed this one last month, click here)
  • Allergy medications such as Zyrtec, Claritin, Xyzal, Allegra, Benadryl, decongestants, nasal steroids (eg Flonase), Afrin, etc
  • Blood pressure medications such as Metoprolol, Atenolol, Norvasc, Cardi-zem, HCTZ, etc

Dangers of Allergy Medications

by Mila McManus MD



I rarely come across someone in my practice or personal life who doesn't have issues with allergies.  If you don't suffer with allergy symptoms, then chances are you know someone who does.  There are plenty of medications on the market, both prescription and over the counter, for treating allergy and sinus issues.  It's important to remember that over-the-counter medications aren't necessarily safer than prescription drugs and aren't without potential side effects.  I suffered with severe allergies and eczema, and mild asthma, for the first 30+ years of my life.  I remember starting allergy shots at the age of 4 or 5.  I typically required 3 different medications at any given time which barely controlled my misery.  I thought a medical degree would prepare me for finding the best cure for my symptoms, but alas, I was wrong.  It wasn't until I discovered holistic medicine that I was able to determine the root causes of my allergies and eczema and cure them once and for all.  I'll come back to that a little later.

Let's talk about potential side effects of various allergy treatments.  From various sources (references below), I've compiled a list:


Read on..


Histamine Intolerance

by Nancy Mehlert, MS


Most of the time when we guide patients toward a whole food, ancestral type of diet, and we work to clean up the digestive tract and repopulate favorable microflora with probiotics and fermented foods, our patients are amazed at how much better they feel.  Occasionally though, there are some individuals who do not improve initially, sometimes due to what is called Histamine Intolerance.  Because the symptoms can easily be confused with a variety of other conditions and because the response is cumulative, it can be difficult to diagnose.


It is important to understand that the body needs and uses histamine for very important functions. Histamine intolerance occurs when the body's enzymatic process to break down excess histamine is impaired, or when the body is producing too much of it.  When this happens, the symptoms of excess histamine resemble allergic reactions.  Common symptoms include:


Click here to read on about symptoms and causes of histamine intolerance, as well as treatment for this condition.



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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, March 6th
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   [email protected] 
or call: 281-298-6742

is proudly serving our patients and their pets!

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