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Supplement of the Month

Tru Niagen

In a nut shell, Tru Niagen may improve mitochondrial function (and therefore energy), may repair DNA damage, may improve sleep and brain function, may aid weight loss by speeding up metabolism, and protects the body from oxidative stress.

The following is taken from Tru Niagen’s website:

NAD (or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a vital resource found in all living cells. It plays a key role in a cell’s ability to accept and donate electrons, an important aspect of energy production at the cellular level. The human body requires it for basic life functions such as sleeping, eating, and breathing. NAD declines with age and as a result of metabolic stressors, including excessive electromagnetic radiation, over-eating, or drinking alcohol. 

In 2004, Dr. Charles Brenner discovered that nicotinamide riboside (NR) could increase levels of a vital cellular resource. This resource is a central regulator in energy metabolism and is believed to play an important role in healthy human aging. Based on Dr. Brenner’s patents and the established techniques of our parent company ChromaDex, NR was exclusively licensed and developed as NIAGEN®.

One capsule of Tru Niagen Pro® contains 500mg of NIAGEN®, a patented and FDA safety-notified form of vitamin B3 known as nicotinamide riboside (NR). Tru Niagen® is formulated without nuts or gluten. It contains no caffeine, no animal byproducts, and no artificial colors or flavors.

Tru Niagen® will start increasing NAD levels shortly after you take it and will continue to maintain those elevated NAD levels with regular supplementation. It may take some time to feel the benefits of increased NAD (promoting cellular repair, increasing cellular energy, etc.), but ultimately Tru Niagen® is helping your cells remain energized and resilient in the face of everyday stresses.*

Tru Niagen® is safe when used as directed. Its sole active ingredient Niagen® has been studied in multiple published human clinical trials and no adverse events have been attributed to its use. Niagen® has twice been successfully reviewed under FDA’s new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification program and has also been successfully notified to the FDA as generally recognized as safe (GRAS).

Over 150 scientific articles have been published on our key ingredient, nicotinamide riboside, and its benefits since its discovery as an NAD booster in 2004. The number of nicotinamide riboside studies coming out each year is steadily increasing as scientists continue to uncover the potential of this remarkable nutrient.

Available at TWIHW

References:

https://www.truniagen.com/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/nicotinamide-riboside#bottom-line

By |2020-07-07T09:58:27-05:00July 8th, 2020|Articles, General|

I was a mess at my first appointment…

by L.G.

My neighbor recommended Dr. McManus to me in 2017. I am so happy she did! Dr. McManus and her entire staff are wonderful. Everyone on staff is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and kind. I was a mess at my first appointment. Suffering from food allergies, inflammation, leaky gut, over weight and just miserable. It didn’t take long for me to start feeling better. Dr. McManus knew where to start. I’m still a work in progress, but I am no longer miserable and feel great most of the time. Thank you Dr. McManus, Sandra, Nancy, Tami, Nina, Kim, Diane! Everyone is awesome……

By |2020-07-07T09:54:52-05:00July 8th, 2020|General, Testimonials|

Can you Avoid this Invisible Danger?

By Mila McManus, M.D.

Recently, several of my staff members and I participated in a five day educational summit about the health crisis that is emerging as a result of electropollution and the magnitude of the 5G implementation around the world. 

Electropollution, also known as electromagnetic radiation, or EMF, has increased exponentially over the years and includes these sources:

  • Wireless Devices – cell phones, iPads, laptops, baby monitors, cell towers, smart watches
  • High Frequency Voltage Transients (HFVT’s) – electrical appliances and equipment of every kind (e.g. microwaves and refrigerators), fluorescent light bulbs, AC/DC power mode converters, rectangular black boxes on power cords, televisions, computers, printer/copier/fax machines, dimmer switches, SMART Meters, and cordless phone base stations.

Magda Havas, PhD, explains that all of our neurological and chemical transactions in the body are electrically charged on every cell membrane. We are, in effect, electromagnetically sensitive beings, responsive (to a certain degree) to anything in the environment with a charge. Most of us use a lot of energy to maintain homeostasis but when we are no longer able, we begin to have symptoms.  Electromagnetic radiation causes significant oxidative stress and disables the mitochondria, the powerhouses in our cells.  Our bodies need and require extremely low frequencies (0.1 to 32000 Hertz, or HZ) to thrive.  These frequencies are recharged when we are in direct contact with nature, walking in the woods or on a beach.  They can also be restored and brought to homeostasis using PEMF therapies in these frequency ranges, which describes the ONDAMED energy therapy we have available at our facility.

There are several concerns with the dramatic increase in electromagnetic exposure. First of all, this radiation is a form of man-made energy, unnatural to the earth and living things.  Man has captured energy, and altered the natural wave pattern of energy into a pulsing pattern with an extraordinarily high frequency. Like processed food and man-made chemicals, this is an artificial form of the real thing.

Secondly, with the implementation of 5G, these frequencies will be brought much closer to our homes and work spaces. These incredibly powerful 600-700 megahertz frequencies, according to Trevor Marshall, MD, appear to produce about 100 times more radiation than exposure from 4G cell towers. Dr. Marshall believes that the chronic impact of the pulsing waves will lead to a host of issues, mainly autoimmune, chronic fatigue, and other conditions that are idiopathic in nature.  For some who are more sensitive, they will experience symptoms from these frequencies instantaneously, while others will develop chronic issues over 10 to 20 years. There continues to be a growing and significant body of published scientific and anecdotal evidence that supports a correlation between these higher levels of electromagnetic radiation and various negative biological health effects, including cancer, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, ADD/ADHD, autism, and a number of neurological disorders.

Despite the fact that government and corporate entities have been informed of these health concerns, they appear to be highly motivated to move forward.  Given that 1 out of every 2 Americans already has a chronic disease, we should all be concerned about our future. [1] 

Because we have become accustomed to the conveniences and benefits of technology, and also because we are exposed from so many sources, we may feel powerless; however, there are many things you can do to make a difference to protect and defend yourself and your family. Much like exercise, any effort is better than no effort at all.  Here is a list.  Pick one and start practicing it, and then swing back and tackle another.  Our health, and the health of our children, depends on a defensive strategy.

Here Are Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Family[3]

  • Consider regular treatment with healing energy waves that balance and strengthen your own cellular ability to cope with higher frequencies.  Our office offers this Energy Medicine therapy.
  • Put your phone in airplane mode when you are carrying it or sleeping near it.
  • Distance yourself from your technology whenever possible. Exposure drops exponentially with distance.
  • Avoid using your phone when the signal is weak, as this actually increases EMF exposure by orders of magnitude.
  • When using your cell phone, use the speaker phone and hold the phone away from you (at least 3 feet is ideal when feasible).
  • Consider a Faraday bag for your cell phone. faradaybag.com
  • Look into Swiss Shield fabric for walls, beds, and clothing as well as EMF blocking paint for walls.
  • Decrease your time on or near the cell phone as much as possible.
  • Explore the use of VoIP software phones that can be used while connected to the internet via a wired connection.
  • Connect your desktop/laptop to the internet via a wired Ethernet connection and keep it in airplane mode as much as possible.
  • Avoid using wireless keyboards, trackballs, mice, game systems, printers, and portable house phones, opting for wired versions.
  • If you must use Wi-Fi, shut if off when not in use, especially at night when sleeping. Ideally work toward hardwiring your house so you can eliminate Wi-Fi all together.  There are USB Ethernet adapters for notebooks that allow connection to the internet with a wired connection.
  • Shut off electricity to the bedroom at night. This reduces electrical fields from the wires in your walls unless there is an adjoining room next to it. In this case, a meter will help determine the severity of the electrical fields and if you need to shut off electricity in both rooms.
  • Instead of using alarm on phone, use a battery powered alarm clock, ideally one without any light. Talking clocks for the visually impaired work well.
  • Replace your microwave oven with a steam convection oven, which will heat your food quickly and far more safely.
  • Avoid “smart” appliances and thermostats that depend on wireless signaling. This includes “smart” televisions. Consider replacing the TV with a large computer monitor instead, as this will not emit Wi-Fi signals.
  • Refuse smart meters as long as you can or add a shield to an existing smart meter.
  • Consider moving your baby’s bed into your room instead of using a wireless baby monitor. Alternatively, used a hard-wired monitor.
  • Replace CFL and LED bulbs with incandescent bulbs. Ideally remove all fluorescent lights from the house. Fluorescent lighting emits unhealthy light and transfers a current to the body just being close to them.
  • Do not use light bulbs you can control from your cell phone as they emit radio frequency just like a Wi-Fi router.
  • There is a liquid supplement made with rosemary, propolis and coriander that allegedly protects the body from EMF. It is promoted by Dr. Klinghardt, a well known and respected functional MD. Visit https://kiscience.com/product/ray-wave/.
  • Consider blue-blockers to protect your eyes. See https://www.nourishmeorganics or com.au/products/mitohq-mito-shades.
  • If you feel you are EMF sensitive, Dr. Klinghardt recommends https://www.littletreegroup.com/ as a good resource for protection.

Here are some additional resources:

https://www.emf-harmony.com/pages/frequently-asked-questions-answers

http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/summary-and-audio/

www.blushield-us.com

https://emfields-solutions.com/

Book: How To Break Up With Your Cell Phone, By Catherine Price

References:

[1] https://www.drbenlynch.com/chronic-disease/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DrBenLynch+%28Dr+Ben+Lynch%29

[3] https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/11/14/heart-tumors-from-cellphone-radiation.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&ut

Havas, M., PhD. (2020, June 15). 5G Concerns and Harm. Speech presented at 5G Crisis – Awareness & Accountability. On Line Video Summit

Klinghardt, D., MD. (2020, June 14). Best Protection from EMF’s and 5G,Speech presented at 5G Crisis- Awareness & Accountability.  On Line Video Summit

By |2020-07-07T09:46:13-05:00July 8th, 2020|Articles, General|

Dietary Stressors

by Nancy Mehlert, MS

What and how we eat can impact our body’s ability to cope with extra electromagnetic radiation. That may sound strange, but what I mean is that we often have dietary habits that ADD TO metabolic stress rather than minimize or reduce it.   Overall stress reduction on the human body is what allows for a strong immune system and effective detoxification pathways. 

Here are examples of habits that add stress to the human body, thus promoting oxidative stress and weakness.

  • Overeating, either constant eating throughout the day or eating too much at once until feeling “stuffed”
  • Dehydration
  • Excessive alcohol consumption, and especially intoxication
  • Microwaving food
  • Eating sugary foods and destabilizing blood sugar

Habits such as these add to aging caused by oxidative damage.  Alternatively, intermittent fasting, staying well hydrated, eating clean, whole food, especially vegetables, all help to keep us young, our immune systems strong, and our detoxification pathways running smoothly.

By |2020-07-07T09:53:01-05:00July 8th, 2020|General, NANCY’S NUTRITIONAL NUGGET|

Creamy Coleslaw

Courtesy www. from pasta to paleo .com

Serves 4-6

Salad

4 cups cabbage (purple, green or a mix) shredded

2 carrots, peeled and shredded

2 green onions, root end removed, and sliced thin

Coleslaw Dressing

1 cup avocado mayo

2 tablespoons grainy mustard

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon celery seed

½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

  1. 1. In a large bowl, whisk together mayo, grainy mustard, apple cider vinegar, celery seed, black pepper and salt.
  2. 2. Add shredded coleslaw, carrot and green onion. Using tongs, mix the cabbage with the dressing, until evenly coated.
  3. 3. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes to an hour to allow flavors to develop and salad to chill.
By |2020-07-07T09:56:23-05:00July 8th, 2020|General, Recipes|

Technical or Adaptive?

Nancy Mehlert, MS

Having trouble getting a new lifestyle habit established? 

A technical challenge has a straightforward solution. Need the remote control to work? Read the instructions and do what it says and the problem is solved. But this approach does not work for lifestyle challenges.  In fact, you can’t address adaptive challenges with a technical solution, though we often try!

Lifestyle changes are adaptive challenges and can only be met by transforming our mindset and changing our behavior.

Adaptive challenges require a change of mind – a change in how we think.

By |2020-06-03T10:17:47-05:00June 5th, 2020|General, NANCY’S NUTRITIONAL NUGGET|

L-Theanine, Magnesium, and Lithium Orotate

The good news about doing a genomic test and finding out what SNPs you have is that, in most cases, there are a number of supplements that can support and help the body work around those mutations.  Magnesium, Lithium Orotate, and L-theanine are three good examples. 

For those who discover they have SNPs (mutations) on the GAD gene, two options for alleviating related symptoms (e.g., anxiety, insomnia) would be to use L-theanine and/or magnesium.  You should consult your medical provider for the best supplementation options for your genetic SNPs.  Click on the links below to read more about L-theanine and magnesium.

https://woodlandswellnessmd.com/l-theanine.html/

https://woodlandswellnessmd.com/supplement-month-magnesium.html/

Another common mutation that is found in people with anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and/or insomnia is on the COMT gene.  Lithium orotate is one of several supplements which can support and assist the body to work around this mutation. Click here to learn more about Lithium Orotate.

https://woodlandswellnessmd.com/supplement-of-the-month-lithium-orotate.html/

We recommend nutrigenomic testing to determine your genetic profile, and consultation with your medical provider to discuss the best supplementation options for you.  For testing and consultation, contact our office today at 281-298-6742.

By |2020-06-05T06:39:40-05:00June 5th, 2020|Articles, General|

GX Sciences Pro 7 Nutrigenomic Testing

$100 Off now thru June 30, 2020

GX Sciences* is proud to introduce the most comprehensive nutrigenomics test available to validate your specific nutritional supplement needs. The scientific study of individualized genetics and nutrition is known as nutritional genomics or “nutrigenomics”. Nutrigenomic testing accurately identifies each patient’s genetic protein variations to identify sites of metabolic weakness. These key proteins are involved in enzyme conversion, nutritional delivery and signaling pathways in the cell. Our expert physicians have designed a genetic panel that evaluates 55 of the most common, research backed, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that can affect a patient’s ability to regain and maintain their metabolic functionality. Abnormalities in specific polymorphisms can negatively affect many physiological and metabolic processes. Overcoming these metabolic weaknesses with the right supplements allows each patient to overcome their genetic weaknesses (SNPs) and maintain optimal health.

“As a practicing physician, the ability to test your individual, unique genetic footprint takes a lot of the guesswork out with regard to customizing a treatment regimen that gets you the best results”, says Mila McManus, MD.  “We all have some minor genetic variants, mutations called SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) and 75% of all people have significant variations in the most important nutritional metabolism pathways that affect how we function.”  For instance, MTHFR mutation affects how our bodies activate and utilize B vitamins.  This in turn affects how well a person detoxifies, makes and clears hormones and neurotransmitters.  This means a  person would be more likely to have mood disorders, insomnia, cancer, heart disease, etc.  Two other common SNPs are the GAD and COMT.  These can cause lifelong anxiety.  The good news, and the reason to want to know, is that there are work-arounds for a variety of SNPs. 

GX Sciences differs from 23&me in that it tests for many more relevant mutations and offers recommendations to address them. 

You can pick up a saliva kit at our office, or we can ship a kit to you.  Price for the comprehensive panel is regularly $499; however, GX Sciences is offering $100 discount through June 2020! Turnaround time for results is typically 3 weeks.

*Gx Sciences maintains your genetic information privately. They never have and never will sell, give away, trade or use personal information in any way other than to ship your package, call you about a shipment or offer you special discounting. No e-mail addresses are sold, traded, etc.! This has been a long standing company policy that will remain unchanged.

By |2020-06-03T10:27:45-05:00June 5th, 2020|Articles, General|

I really can’t say enough good things…

by D.W.

Dr. McManus and staff are excellent! She listens and works on finding the root cause of your issues instead of treating the symptoms. She also educates you as to how to properly care for your body at the place you are currently at. There is a nutritionist on staff that is equally eager to educate patients as well with the goal of total body wellness. Great office! It doesn’t matter where I live, I will always visit this office for my health care. I really can’t say enough good things.   

By |2020-06-03T15:07:02-05:00June 5th, 2020|General, Testimonials|
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