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Testimonial of the month
from Stacey R.

After consulting on symptoms associated with perimenopause, Dr. McManus recommended using a progesterone cream as a natural way to balance hormone levels. After using the cream as directed for a couple of months, my irritability and headaches subsided, leaving me feeling like my normal self again.  
Her comprehensive knowledge really helped me understand the changes happening and how to address them in subtle ways that really made a difference. I wish more doctors  practiced wellness instead of prescribing medications to treat isolated symptoms. If I had taken another doctor's advice, I would be taking migraine medication that would have done nothing to address my hormone imbalance.
Many thanks to Dr. McManus!!!

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

Lunch & Learn
Dr. Mila McManus, founder of 
The Woodlands Institute 
for Health & Wellness, 
cordially invites you to a 
Lunch and Learn.
October 12th
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!
RSVP to or
call (281) 298-6742

Triumph Pharmacy
Triumph Pharmacy is proudly serving our patients and their pets!
Unusual Signs and Symptoms of Low Thyroid Function

by Mila McManus MD
Many of you out there know some of the common symptoms of low thyroid function, such as fatigue, weight gain, constipation, headaches, hair loss, depression, and cold intolerance.  I've also explained to many of you how the thyroid functions in the body.  Think of this gland as your engine.  If your engine is too 'revved up' (i.e., hyperthyroid), bodily functions will be overactive, such a s overactive nerves causing jitters, shakiness, anxiety, fast heart rate, palpitations, and high blood pressure. Bowels may be overactive causing excessive bowel movements or loose stools.  Temperature gets higher, metabolism gets faster, and so on.  If your engine slows down (i.e., hypothyroid), bodily functions slow down.  Energy gets lower, brain function gets slower, mood is lower, bowels are slower, pain threshold is lower, temperature is lower, metabolism is slower, and so on.  It's also important to note that some symptoms can occur on either end of the spectrum.  For instance, you can be tired if thyroid function is lo w or high.  You can lose weight or gain weight on both ends of the spectrum.  You can be shedding hair when thyroid is under-active or overactive.  And also noteworthy: 1) symptoms can vary, such as you may have normal bowel function, but have other symptoms of low thyroid, and 2) having normal thyroid labs does NOT mean that your thyroid is functioning adequately.  (You can read about that here.)  Moreover, there are many factors that affect how well your thyroid functions at the cellular level, including diet, gut health, stress, toxins, vitamin deficiencies, and imbalance of other hormones in the body. 
Having said all of that, today I wanted to share some less well known signs and symptoms that may indicate a thyroid problem:

Nutrition Nugget:
(a.k.a. stuff that negatively 
affects thyroid function)
by Nancy Mehlert, MS

Should you be avoiding these vegetables for the sake of your thyroid?  

Paleo Cleanse
Are toxins draining your brain or keeping you from losing weight? Click HERE to read about our Paleo Cleanse Detox Program Options.
Product of the Month: 

Read about IodoRx  here and remember to ask for 20% off this supplement of the month for the whole month of October!

*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.

Did you miss our article about  energy medicine ?  It's mind blowing.

RSVP for Info session on 
Wed, November 16th, from 12 to 1pm.
Lunch will be provided by 

Attendees will receive a FREE 
30 minute scan!
(scans will be scheduled after the event)

Recipe of the Month:

Chipotle Chili Flax Crackers

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 TIP of the Month

from Sandra Caldwell, PA-C:

"I always have a healthy snack option with me so I don't get caught out somewhere hungry and grab the wrong foods. I keep olive packets, nut bars, apples and peanut butter,  and/or fruit or veggie packets with me."

In Good Health,

Mila McManus MD

26110 Oakridge Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness