In This Issue:

GIVE THE BEST GIFT OF HEALTH!!  

Don't forget your loved ones as you purchase Christmas and Holiday gifts.  We have GIFT CARDS to be used toward products and services including complete wellness programs, weight loss programs, nutrition services, supplements, B-12 injections, Meta-check metabolic analysis,  allergy testing, customized gift baskets, and more! 

And forget about Cyber Monday, click HERE to see our specials that last all month!
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Testimonial of the month
(an unsolicited email from a patient, Mrs.S.S.)

Hi Dr. M,

Great trip to Houston last week and sincerely enjoyed having time to meet with you to discuss my wellness plan for the upcoming year.  I truly appreciate being a patient of yours and all your valuable advice.  I'm feeling great and want to keep that going ... thank goodness I have YOU! 

You also may be seeing two dear friends of mine that live in the Houston area.  They asked me a ton of questions about what I was doing with you and how I was looking and feeling so good.


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Lunch & Learn
Dr. Mila McManus, founder of 
The Woodlands Institute 
for Health & Wellness, 
cordially invites you to a 
Lunch and Learn.
 
Wednesday, 
Dec 16th
12:00pm to 1pm
 
While enjoying a healthy lunch, compliments of 
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



Triumph Pharmacy
Triumph Pharmacy is proudly serving our patients and their pets!
Chlordanes and Pthalates and Solvents...Oh My!

by Mila McManus MD

Toxins are everywhere and often unavoidable.  They affect your body in various harmful ways.  Know your risks and learn how to mitigate them in this article.


If you eat or breathe, you are introducing toxins into your body.  It's been almost 4 years since we addressed this in our newsletter and felt that it was a great topic to revisit.
 
The toxins we are ingesting and inhaling relate mostly to our diet, lifestyle, and the quality of air we breathe.  Ridding our bodies of toxins requires, above all, avoidance of them.  It's much easier, more effective, and much more efficient to decrease your toxic load by avoidance than by trying to rev up detoxification with supplements, saunas, and chelation therapy (treatment for heavy metal toxicity). You can reduce your toxic load by up to 85% if you clean up your diet, don't smoke, and purify the air in your home.  A study done on non-exposed people (i.e. people not known to have been exposed to a particular toxin through their work, etc)  showed an average of 91 toxins in their bodies, at least 50 of which were carcinogenic, and others that cause birth defects and/or are toxic to the nervous system, endocrine (hormone) system, and immune system.  Scary, huh ?!


Toxin Blocks and Tackles!
by Nancy Mehlert, MS

It is football season, so as I watch the players on the field blocking and tackling I cannot help but think about how that should be our attitude toward our toxic world. We need to block our exposure to as many toxins as possible and then tackle those that have already gained entrance to our body.
 
Fortunately, our body does have natural detoxification pathways which, when supported nutritionally and with supplements, are designed to detoxify routinely. In fact, every time you exhale, every time you sweat or use the bathroom or blow your nose, you are witnessing your body busy at the work with waste elimination. Yeah, I know, cleaning is never a pretty topic! Some chemicals have a very short half-life and are out of the body within 24 hours, while others hang around in your body for several decades!
 
So what are specifics?  Where should you start?  Well, let's get the game started, kick off with some ways to Block, and then some ways to Tackle! 


Product of the Month: 
PaleoCleanse Plus Detox packets


**Mention this newsletter for 20% off this supplement during the month of December**



As the New Year approaches, many of you may be planning to refocus your diet, clean it up again, and help your body get on a good track for the year ahead.  Most of us struggle to eat as healthfully as we would like during the holiday season and often that leads to not feeling our best or gaining a few pounds.

We are offering an affordable, formalized program to meet this specific need.  Whether you just want to get back on track nutritionally and support your body's detoxification pathways or you would also like to shed a few pounds, PaleoCleanse Plus Detoxification Program is just right.  Simple and easy to follow, this is a comprehensive, science-based nutritional program designed to support safe and effective detoxification. 

Click here to read more about PaleoCleanse and our 4 new detox programs.




*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 this product.

Recipe of the Month

Mini Pumpkin Bites


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.

Employee of the Month
When it comes to Celeste Valle, well, what's not to like?  Our Practice Administrator and more, Celeste manages to patiently and kindly oversee all operations of TWIHW.  She brings calm amidst storms while exuding grace and integrity. She is a multi-tasker extraordinaire and has a breadth of knowledge and skills that she has garnered from 4 years in the U.S. Army National Guard, 14 years in Healthcare Administration and her Master's in Business Administration.


In Good Health,

Mila McManus MD

26110 Oakridge Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness
281-298-6742