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of the Month



From Dan G.


In December of 2012, I passed out while taking an antibiotic. I had multiple medical tests done: EEG, stress sonogram of heart, sonogram of the carotid arteries, and a 24-hour EKG monitoring.  The 24-hour monitor picked up SVT (Supra Ventricular Tachycardia) and was put on blood pressure medicine.  Side effects of this antibiotic include syncope and irregular heartbeat.


On November 17th 2014 while eating lunch I passed out again and spent the night in the hospital for observation.  Even more tests where done: sonogram of abdominal arteries, CT scan of the chest with contrast, implanted a heart monitor loop recorder, nuclear stress test.  All tests came back normal but I was becoming so dizzy I couldn't drive or concentrate any more.  In early December I went to the Emergency Room because I was feeling so poorly.  They found nothing and thought I was receiving great care from the GP and Cardiologist.  Every time I went to a doctor's appointment I was losing weight.  Just before Christmas, I tried an adrenal supplement and after 2 days some of the dizziness started to get better.  I told my GP that this supplement had started to make me feel better. His comment was "knock yourself out".  It was time to find a new doctor because he didn't know what else to do.


So I made an appointment with Dr. McManus.  


Supplement of the Month:
R-Lipoic Acid 


Alpha-lipoic acid, or ALA, is one of the most thoroughly researched and highly regarded antioxidants in the body.  As a supplement, the most biologically active form of ALA is (R)-Lipoic Acid, which provides maximum antioxidant activity at lower dosage levels.  


Vital to cellular energy production, lipoic acid helps to neutralize the damage caused by free radicals, which are chemical by- products occurring from oxidation as the body converts nutrients to cellular energy.   Lipoic acid serves to regenerate vitamins C and E and helps maintain levels of glutathione, a vital cellular antioxidant and liver protectant.  As a supplement, (R)-Lipoic Acid appears to help increase insulin sensitivity, address metabolic syndrome, support vascular integrity, especially in the eye and nervous system, and support strong immune function.


Those undergoing chemotherapy and those with diabetes or taking anti-diabetes drugs should check with your health care provider before taking lipoic acid or any other supplement.  Pregnant and lactating women are also advised to check with your healthcare provider before taking any supplement.


Prothera/Klaire Labs/Complementary Prescriptions, 2015 Patient Catalog



*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:  


Sautéed Spinach with 

White Beans and Pine Nuts


Serves 4



  • 1 T grass fed butter
  • 1 T cold pressed olive oil; extra for garnish
  • 2 T pine nuts
  • 1 large clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • One 15.5 ounce can, small white kidney or cannellini beans
  • 1 lb fresh spinach, trimmed and washed
  • Sea Salt
  • ½ cup lightly packed fresh basil (about 15 leaves), thinly sliced
  • 1 T finely grated lemon zest
  • Freshly ground black pepper
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This month we are focusing on the controversy surrounding vaccines.  We want to present some facts that will help you make the best decisions for you and your family.

Vaccines: The Great Debate

by Nancy Mehlert, MS

(in collaboration with Mila McManus, MD)



Over the last 10 years I have become more of a skeptic.  Maybe it is because I bought a McDonald's Happy meal 3 years ago and still have it -  bugs won't eat it and mold won't grow on it.  Or maybe it is because I bought Stevia in the Raw only to discover that it was neither stevia nor raw, but a bag of more than 51% genetically modified corn maltodextrin - which is not "natural" or healthy at all.  Or maybe it is because after listening to hundreds of pharmaceutical drug ads, it dawned on me that more ad time was used to focus on potential dangers of the drug rather than the possible benefit from it.  And maybe the icing on the cake was 10 years ago when I had a plethora of health problems while subsisting on the FDA Food Pyramid  recommendations and Diet Coke with no idea that my diet had anything to do with being sick and tired. Much to my shock, my health was restored when I eliminated the grain and food chemicals and dramatically reduced sugar intake while adding in generous amounts of undamaged animal and plant fats.  Yes, I believe we have good reason to be skeptical.  It has made me sadly aware that big industry and government have no genuine interest in me, or my health, despite what they claim.  So I must be responsible, educated and yes, skeptical.


Now I'm asking another question as I prepare for a Peru mission trip this summer.  Should I get any vaccinations?  I've grown up believing that vaccinations were in my best interest.  A decade ago, I would have gone to a doctor to get every recommended vaccine, no questions asked.   But today, knowing what I know, I can't trust or assume that conventional "wisdom" was created in my best interest.  This topic is complex, it is emotionally charged, and it is currently being hotly debated.  I cannot begin to dig deeply into of every aspect of the debate, but I wanted to share some of what I am learning and the resources I have found interesting, compelling and helpful.


Dr. Mila McManus is a contributing writer for i-am magazine.  Read her article about bio-identical hormones in the March issue.


by Nancy Mehlert, MS



Chia seed is a species of flowering plant in the mint family and is native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. They are usually grown organically, are non-GMO and naturally free of gluten.  They have become trendy as of late and have been given the status in the nutrition world of being called a "superfood".  This is one superfood that I truly recommend because the nutritional value, ounce for ounce, is rather astounding. (If you are in a hurry to figure out how to use them, skip to the bottom of the article!)


Click here to read about the nutritional benefits of chia and suggestions for using them.


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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, May 15th
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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