In This Issue:

From Cardiologist, Author, and Lyme disease specialist Dr. Lee Cowden:

"If baffles my mind when the US government tells dentists and others that they must handle the mercury amalgum filling material before it goes into the mouth like a nuclear reactive material in a biohazard container. And when it comes out of your mouth, it has to go back into a biohazard container. But the American Dental Association says that while it's in your mouth, it's perfectly safe.  So again, what planet are they from?"

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After my thyroidectomy, I suffered from a number of issues including foggy thinking, lack of energy and general malaise. I had seen a number of physicians who could not seem to help me with these symptoms. 

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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.
June 8th
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

Oil Pulling for Dental Health

Oil Pulling has been around for centuries, but might be better understood if it were called Oil Swishing.  It is a very simple procedure of putting a well-chosen oil in your mouth and swishing the oil around like mouthwash for 5 to 20 minutes, the purpose being to trap germs, toxins, and plaque in the oil and then to spit the oil out, leaving your mouth cleaner, fresher and in good health.  It can even whiten your teeth. The most commonly recommended oil is coconut oil, known for its antimicrobial effects, although sesame, sunflower, and olive oils are also often suggested.  It is suggested that coconut oil kills the bacteria that causes cavities and possibly gum disease, though there are more positive comments and experience of users to validate it than scientific research at this time.  Here's how to perform oil pulling: 

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What is a Biological Dentist?

My View:  William P. Glaros, DDS

A Biological Dentist is a licensed dentist who uses the greatest elements and practices of conventional dentistry, who also has a great appreciation and gives consideration to the relationship of teeth and oral health to the entire body.
Some of the elements and practices of conventional dentistry used include many wonderful and effective dental materials.  A difference would be that in a Biological practice, dental materials are tested for each biological patient to determine which material is suitably compatible for that patient.   We practice with minimal use of any metal
products, with the interest in minimizing galvanic (def: involving electric currents produced by chemical action) reactions due to interacting, dissimilar metals.
Reportedly, 50% of the dentists in this country do not place mercury fillings.  We call that "mercury-free", a good start. Biological Dentists do not place mercury fillings out of a concern that the filling is a continuous source of mercury vapor at levels that can exceed those considered hazardous in non-dental environments. 

Nutrition Nugget
by Nancy Mehlert, MS

Coconut Water is All the Rage...But is it Good you???

Coconut waters have hit the grocery store aisles in the last year or two.  Every time I walk by them, there are more brands, more flavors.  So are they a good choice?  Certainly relative to a soft drink filled with phosphoric acid, caramel colors and sugar or artificial sweeteners I would have to say they are an improvement.  And most certainly in terms of hydration a coconut water is an improvement over the ever popular sports drinks laden with sugars, artificial sweeteners and food coloring.  But is it really all it is marketed to be?  Let's take a look....
Coconut water is found in nature, inside of a green, young coconut usually harvested when it is 5-7 months old when it contains the most water.  These coconuts are about the size of a basketball! As the coconut matures on the tree, the coconut meats increase and the water decreases.
The coconut water from a young coconut is truly nutritious and has been consumed for centuries in tropical countries.  The elixir is so rich in electrolyte content that it has been used in emergency situations for IV hydration. Directly from the coconut, these waters are about 46 calories per cup and 10 grams of natural sugar. Potassium rich, it is in fact an excellent electrolyte beverage and offers about 600mg per 8 ounce serving.  It also has a little bit of sodium, calcium and magnesium too as well as a small amount of many other minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients.
Coconut water, because of these nutrient values, can help to lower blood pressure, support weight loss, increase athletic performance, boost energy, lower cholesterol, and relax muscle tension.  For those with kidney disease, it should be limited because of the high potassium content.
Knowing what comes out of the young coconut right out of the tree vs what lands in the store in a container becomes the main concern.  What happens in "man"ufacturing??  What should you be looking for when you buy coconut water in the store? 


Recipe for Natural Toothpaste

  • cup coconut oil
  • 4-6 TBS baking soda
  • 1 tsp powdered xylitol or stevia
  • 15-20 drops of essential oils 
Click here to read instructions and best options for which essential oils!
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Did you miss our article about energy medicine?  It's mind blowing.

Recipe of the Month:
Paleo Breakfast Bread 

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Employee TIP of the Month

from Dyvette Warren, PA-C

"Supplements and eating clean have helped my family with energy, mental clarity, sports performance and allergies. Instead of Gatorade, cookies, granola bars, and gold fish for the kids during sports I make little toothpick kabobs with organic baked chicken from HEB, organic tomatoes, organic hard cheddar or goat cheese, strawberries, their favorite salty nuts(salt needed if sweating and running) and a few pieces of dark chocolate. I've replaced sugar filled Gatorade with water. I've seen amazing things from these simple changes and so have my children. They love it and they love how good they feel!  "

In Good Health,

Mila McManus MD

26110 Oakridge Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
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