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of the Month



When I decided to try out the Wellness clinic (this was a decision I labored over for several months after I stumbled upon the website), I was very skeptical and truly didn't have any expectations of feeling better.  Since moving to Texas (about 2 years ago), I had visited 2 separate doctors over the care of my thyroid and even involved my gynecologist with these issues.  The first doctor was a family practitioner that just kept me on the same dose of medicine and barely had time to speak with me during my visits.  I was feeling like my thyroid medicine needed to be altered because I was beginning to feel much the same way I did 11 years ago when I was first diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease.  I decided to switch to an internal medicine doctor.  I told him how I was feeling and told him how much I exercised but my energy level was still very low and everything was becoming more of a struggle. He kept my medicine the same and prescribed me diet pills (yes you read that right) to help me lose weight.  Uh, that's not what I was complaining about, I was complaining about low energy and how hard it was to exercise and no matter what I did it seemed my weight stayed the same.


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Supplement of the Month:  Stress Support Complex



Stress Support Complex offers a unique blend of nature's best plant root extracts, along with two important calming amino acids to promote relaxation and help alleviate occasional sleeplessness.




*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.


Magnesium-The Antidote to Stress


Think of magnesium as the relaxation mineral. Anything that is tight, irritable, crampy, and stiff - whether it is a body part or even a mood - is a sign of magnesium deficiency.


This critical mineral is actually responsible for over 300 enzyme reactions and is found in all of your tissues - but mainly in your bones, muscles, and brain. You must have it for your cells to make energy, for many different chemical pumps to work, to stabilize membranes, and to help muscles relax.

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Recipe of the Month:  


Grain Free Banana Bread




  • 4 eggs
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • cup Thai Kitchen Organic Full Fat Coconut Milk (canned)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • tsp sea salt
  • tsp cinnamon
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!

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

Happy Mother's Day!

  • TWIHW Gift Baskets 
    • Healthy Living Basket     $259
    • Healthy Skin Basket        $149
    • Healthy Snacks Basket   $79
  • Call 281-298-6742 to reserve your gift basket!
  • How about the gift of good health? Call 281-298-6742 to speak to a wellness consultant about wellness program and Gift Card options. 
  • Click here to see May promotions in honor of Mother's Day!


Causes of Anxiety You May Not Know About 

by Mila McManus MD



Are you anxious and don't know why? Is your anxiety disproportionately high relative to the situation? Have you developed social anxiety?  Let's face it.  We ALL have stressors in our lives, whether it's related to work, family, finances, health, or the weather.  We don't all, however, react to our environments the same way.    When you see a 'conventional' doctor about your anxiety symptoms, you're likely to be prescribed a drug such as Lexapro, Klonopin, Xanax, or the like.  These medications may provide relief, but they certainly bring with them many potential side effects, and the risk of physical dependence.  Moreover, they aren't addressing the underlying cause(s) of your anxiety.  Did you know:


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Special Event:
Can Nutritional Deficiencies Cause Depression and Anxiety?

Dr. Arland Hill will be discussing how nutritional deficiencies and imbalances may cause, or contribute to, anxiety and depression.  Spectracell Nutrient Testing will be available at this event at a discounted price for all who attend.

Thursday, June 11th 5:30 to 7pm
Location: TWIHW facility 

Event Sponsored by 
Spectracell Laboratories


Dr. Hill is the Clinical Director of Complete Care Wellness Center and Wellness Coordinator of Specialty Healthcare and Wellness, multi-disciplinary clinics in Houston, TX. He is a doctor of chiropractic medicine and a Board Certified diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Nutrition. He has been practicing since 2003 with a clinical focus on the use of science-based natural therapies for the management of chronic diseases. Dr. Hill received his doctorate from Texas Chiropractic College and his masters in public health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Hill routinely lectures on topics core to functional medicine including hormone balancing, neurophysiology, and biotrans-formation.


RSVP:  [email protected] or call 281-298-6742

Green Tea:

Why It May Help Calm You

by Nancy Mehlert, MS

L Theanine


When I was a girl, tea was a beverage reserved for very refined people, often of British origin, to be had late in the afternoon. I hated it when my mom told me we had to go to someone's house for tea.  It was not my idea of fun because it usually meant putting on nicer clothes and good behavior.   Today, it has become a very popular drink and it is one of my favorites!  While the tea section at the grocery store contains all kinds of herbal infusions and botanicals, by definition, "tea" must come from the Camellia sinensis plant.  All tea, whether white, green, oolong, black or pu'erh comes from this same plant. 


As we address anxiety in this newsletter, I want to immediately point out that the ideal tea to promote calm and health is Chinese and Japanese Green Teas from the Camellia sinensis plant.  Organic varieties are recommended and these teas contain a rich amount of theanine, an amino acid that produces a relaxed, yet alert state of calm when consumed.  So if calm is what you want, green tea is your go to option.  Several brand names to check out include The Republic of Tea Organic Double Green Matcha Tea, The Tea Spot, Arbor Teas, and Rishi Tea.  These companies all offer a wide variety of Chinese and Japanese green teas that are organic, calming, antioxidant rich and very satisfying.


Now for those of you interested in learning a little more about teas, or getting a good dose of caffeine, here's the rest of the story.....


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Reminders about your appointments:

  • For your safety, we require an appointment with your provider at intervals no longer than 6 months.
  • We pride ourselves on keeping wait times to a minimum and we do not overbook appointments.  For these reasons,if you cancel within 48 hrs of your appointment, or if you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, you will be charged for the full price of that appointment.
  • If you haven't been in for a routine follow up visit in over a year, there is an additional fee for an appointment due to the additional time needed to update your chart and review your history since your last visit.

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