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Patient Testimonial 
of the Month

From G. R.
After seven years of visiting countless doctors with my food allergies, I came to The Woodlands Institute. When I started here I was already reacting to almost every type of food, thus only eating rice and a few vegetables.
Curing the root of the problem was Dr. McManus's goal, therefore I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue and a leaky gut. We started balancing my body with supplements and enzymes. After that, we continued with the protocol of the Yeast Cleanse, along with Bone Broth. To my great amazement, when introducing these new food groups to my body, my allergic reactions were very minimal. I regained my energy, concentration, enthusiasm, and my sleep has improved considerably.
Product of the Month:

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*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
Mediterranean Lamb Roast

  • 4 lbs lamb roast (beef or pork works too!)
  • 2 onions, cut into quarters
  • 4 large carrots, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • cup Kalamata olives
  • cup brine/liquid from olives
  • 32-ounce can of whole peeled plum tomatoes or roasted tomatoes
Lunch and Learn

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

Friday, November 13th
12:30pm to 2pm

While enjoying a healthy lunch, compliments of The Dinner Dude, listen to Dr. McManus speak about safe,natural, and effective solutions to your health problems.  She will also discuss the latest on the HCG diet.

Share the good news 
and bring a friend!
Seating is Limited.

Reserve your spot today!
call (281) 298-6742

Reminder: You can use your FSA and HSA funds to

Mila McManus MD

Would you like to have Dr. McManus speak at your next meeting or event?  Call (281) 298-6742 today and speak to Kim Beale about details and scheduling.
Upcoming Events

Dr. McManus will be speaking on the Health & Wellness panel of experts at the 2015 Wise Conference on Friday, October 16th.

On Thursday, October 22nd, RSVP for a round table discussion about natural treatment for environmental allergies with Sheri Gruener, owner of A-Drops.

Annual Multi-Family Yard Sale benefiting the Montgomery County Women's Shelter on Saturday, November 7th.

Food Allergies
by Nancy Mehlert, MS
in collaboration with Mila McManus MD

In this article, you are going to learn a lot of medical lingo.  This is a very important topic and we're confident you'll get through it!
The human body has a highly complex, multi-faceted system to defend it from outside threats or harm. We refer to it as our immune system.  Immunoglobulins (Ig) are one part of this system and are a diverse group of proteins that protect the human body against disease. Another term used for immunoglobulins is antibodies.  In reference to allergic reactions, you may be familiar with Immunoglobulin E, or IgE, and Immunoglobulin G, or IgG.  When we ingest a food and these immunoglobulins incorrectly identify that food as foe rather than friend, an adverse symptom (or group of symptoms) results, which we call a food allergy.  Some of the most common food allergens include cow's milk, chicken eggs, wheat, soy, corn, legumes (e.g., peanuts), fish and shellfish. 

Identifying and Preventing 
Food Allergies
by Nancy Mehlert, MS
in collaboration with Mila McManus MD

Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. Food allergies affect 1 in every 13 children (under 18 years of age) in the U.S. That's roughly two in every classroom. According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011.  Eight foods account for 90 percent of all reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Even trace amounts of a food allergen can cause a reaction.[1]  In comments on the US Food & Drug Administration's 2005 Food Safety Survey, FAAN stated that "Accurate and reliable data on food allergy and anaphylaxis is lacking, and it is generally believed that the limited data now available represents an under-reporting of food allergy-related reactions and deaths"[2].  Here at The Woodlands Institute for Health and Wellness, we agree that food allergies are on the rise and prevalence is underreported for children and adults.
The information above pertains to IgE, or immediate type, allergic reactions such as lip swelling, hives, and/or anaphylaxis.  What we see much more frequently at TWIHW are IgG, or delayed type, reactions which are generally ignored and dismissed in the conventional medical community. Symptoms related to IgG reactions are listed below in the paragraph that begins with "1".
You can help yourself and your family to minimize the effects of food allergies and avoid them all together by taking a few proactive steps.

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


Employee of the Month:
Nancy Mehlert, MS
Nancy Mehlert

Every month at The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness, we celebrate one member of our awesome team.  This month, we are celebrating Nancy Mehlert, MS.  Nancy began her wellness journey at TWIHW as a patient.  Several months into her wellness program, after realizing how life changing the experience had been for her thus far, she developed a passion for nutrition and the wellness field, left her successful career in management, enrolled in school to work for a Masters in holistic nutrition, and joined the TWIHW team in 2006 as our nutritionist on staff.

is proudly serving our patients and their pets!

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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