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“When you’ve got your health, you’ve got everything!”

After having babies I packed on the pounds. Working full time with a very demanding career and having 2 small children I felt like my entire life was out of control. Photos from a recent trip to Florida for my cousins wedding were a real wake-up call for me.  The person in those pictures was not me, nor was that the body I wanted to be in for the rest of my life.  I weighed over 200 pounds with a horrible rash on my face, dry unhealthy looking skin and uncomfortable back pain. I did not look healthy nor did I feel healthy.  The last thing I wanted was for my children to grow up with a mother who resembles the fat lady who sits on the couch all day eating nutty bars and potato chips. Since we are talking about food, I will admit that I knew which foods to avoid (fast food, sodas, processed foods, etc.), but there was still that underlying feeling that I didn’t really KNOW how to eat healthy. My lifestyle was not very flattering to say the least. The world can be a cruel place, and unfortunately I often intercepted derogatory vibes from people – a sense of not being valued or truly respected, almost to the point of people being annoyed when I was in their presence – that is my past.

I needed a physical. My biggest hurdle was finding a Doctor who would meet my needs. I’ve always been a firm believer that the human body is an amazing machine that has the ability to heal itself. I needed a doctor who shared my philosophy of healthful living, not the type of who pushes prescriptions and tells their patients to come back if those drugs don’t work. I went online in search of a Doctor in the Spring/Woodlands area who was somewhere in between the pill pushing physician and the holistic witch doctor. I found TWIHW! It took me a couple of weeks to convince myself this was the right thing to do, which didn’t take much convincing.

I was very excited that I would finally get some blood work done and have my situation diagnosed and be on the road to improving my overall health. Looking back I can say that the end result well exceeded any expectations I had. When I initially made my appointment with Kim Beale she asked if I would be interested in doing the HCG protocol for weight loss. I immediately said no with the mindset that I didn’t want a “quick fix.” I needed a lifestyle change! After much thought and research about HCG, I thought, “hey why not? I’m probably putting worse things in my body the way that I’m eating.” I decided to go for it with the idea that it would at least give me a good kick start.

I remember my first appointment like it was yesterday. Everyone was friendly and helpful and I felt somewhat overwhelmed with all the changes I had to make. How would I remember all this information? I took a deep breath and told myself it would be ok. I was provided all kinds of resources and an open invitation from the staff to call anytime I had questions or needed help.

Dr. McManus recommended good quality supplements and I continue to take those. The HCG protocol was a piece of cake. I don’t see a need to do the protocol again as my change in lifestyle has enabled me to maintain a healthy weight. I feel great! After completing HCG, I did the yeast cleanse for 28 days, that to was easy. I was amazed at how my skin cleared up, my energy levels are up and I continued to drop weight.  My favorite part of the yeast cleanse was the consultation with Nancy Mehlert. She was AWESOME! I learned so much from Nancy and I think this was actually the missing link in my life, proper nutrition and eating. Thank you Nancy!

One thing that stands out, during my meeting with Dr. McManus, I was asked if I was addicted to food. At the time I said no, but now I wonder. I really have learned what foods are my friend and what foods I need to avoid. I’ve connected the dots I now realize the connection (for me) of how certain foods played a role in my life and may have been consumed to satisfy feelings.

Finally, a real boost for anyone’s self-esteem, all the compliments I get from people. I hear things like, “You look phenomenal! You look like you did in High School, you look like a whole different person, I didn’t even recognize you. You look healthy! Wow, what have you done? How much weight have you lost? I didn’t realize how big you were.”  I find that most people are intrigued by this transformation, including myself – did I really look that bad? I am amazed at how differently people treat you when you look and feel good. I’ve noticed a spark in them, their eyes light up and they take time to interact. People want to know what I eat. Most of the delicious healthy foods that Nancy introduced me to, my friends and family have never heard of. I’ve even had people tell me that I’ve been an inspiration for them.  The best way to describe my transformation – it feels like I finally got out of a BAD relationship and I’m free!

Dr. McManus, I share this with you because I want you to know that what you and your staff are doing is awesome.  Being associated with TWIHW has changed my life! I give myself credit for sticking to the program, but I also credit TWIHW for fostering an environment that breeds success! I have more confidence, more energy, I rarely get situational anxiety anymore (which has plagued me ever since I can remember) and I have a positive outlook on life. Your words still echo in my head from my consultation back in May when I express the fact of how sad it was that I use to be a collegiate athlete and how my (now past) lifestyle was pretty much sedentary. 6 months ago I never thought I was capable of being so active feeling young again. I was stuck in the mindset that this is the way my life was meant to be after childbirth, you gain weight and you drive the kids around, never to feel young and active again. Dr. McManus, you told me that I needed to “do something, even if it’s just 15 minutes”. I live by that message every day, and I hear those words you spoke to me especially when the voice in my head says you don’t have time to exercise. To this day, your words still motivate me to “do something, even if it’s just 15 minutes!”

Being healthy is priceless. The cost for my wellness program was well worth every penny! Looking back I can honestly say that I wouldn’t change a thing. When you’ve got your health, you’ve got everything!

-Bridget H.

By |2019-10-25T23:44:32-06:00October 25th, 2019|General, Testimonials|

Holiday Gift Ideas

Wellness gifts are a great way to please those on your gift list.  Take a look at some great ideas and  remember to enjoy our Patient Appreciation Shopping Day on Thursday, December 5th.  Be creative and ask for our suggestions to put together the perfect gift for your special someone.

Great Gift Ideas from $60-180 each.

*The Do-It-Yourself Health Reset Protocol Kit – a cleansing, detoxifying dietary and supplement program in a box.

*TWIHW Gift Card

*CBD oil

*CollaGEN supplement for improving mobility, soft tissues, joints and gut health.

*LifeCORE Complete Protein Powder

Great Gift Ideas  from $28-52 each

* CBD Muscle & Joint Cream for pain

* CBD Bath Salts

*Doterra Essential Oils

*Soothing CALM magnesium topical cream

*TWIHW Gift Card

*Love Cup CBD infused coffee – decaf and regular

Great Gift Ideas under $10 each

* Xylo Sweet Sweetener

* Bug Off – a clean, non-toxic insect repellent for the whole family

*TWIHW Gift Card

*SPRY Gum and Mints

* Ice Chips

*Cocao Cassava and Kto-Bars

Other Great Gift Ideas

* IR Sauna Gift Pack – 6 for $100

*Glass drinking straws, incredibly durable. Various sizes from $7.99-$14.99

*Metabolic Analysis and 1 hour of Nutrition Consultation – $168

*Ondamed PEMF Therapy Gift Pack – 10 for $1000

* Biotek Food Sensitivity Test $299

* GX Sciences 55 Genetic SNP Testing (Gene Mutations) $399 through December only ($100 discount)

* IV Nutrition from $119-249 (we use doctor doses of nutrients!)

* Black Box Detox $499

By |2019-11-05T05:57:42-06:00October 24th, 2019|Events, General|

15th Anniversary Open House

YOU are invited to join TWIHW as we celebrate 15 years of helping our patients navigate natural and integrative ways to improved health. 

Come, bring a friend and celebrate with us!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

5 to 7 pm

Event Specials – Door Prizes – Gifts

Learn more about current services, testing, and products!

Vendors include DFH, Klaire, Orthomolecular, Green Roads, Spectracell, Dinner Dude, Clean Remedies, LoveCup, Physician’s Preference Pharmacy, Adrops, Ozone, TherapyWorks, Mind Solutions.

Healthy snacks and wine.

RSVP@TWIHW.com or call 281-298-6742

By |2019-11-05T12:25:27-06:00October 24th, 2019|Events, General|

Seasonal Considerations

By Nancy Mehlert, MS

Fall is here, the weather is changing, and the holiday season is quickly approaching.

We wish each of you a wonderful season celebrating with family and friends.  I hope you can find many things and people for which to be thankful.  Know that all of us at TWIHW are thankful for you!

Early November is a good time to make a few plans that can make your holidays healthier.  Today we are providing two low carb, yet delicious recipes for holiday enjoyment that will delight both family and friends.  They are so good, no one will know they are actually healthy for you!  There are many more holiday recipes on our Resources/Recipes tab at TWIHW.com and in our Health Reset Protocol Cookbook, which was newly revised and expanded this year.  If you don’t have a copy, be sure to get one!

When seasons change, the human body seeks change also.

Listen to your body and nourish it well.  Consider incorporating warmer foods such as soups and stews and winter squash.

As sunlight diminishes, you may feel better if you get into the sunshine during the warmer parts of the day to increase your Vitamin D level and maintain a brighter mood.  If that is not possible, you may want to increase your vitamin D3 intake.  This helps to boost your immune function for the flu/cold season and keep your spirits bright.

If your activity level increases or decreases as a result of the changing seasons, then adjust your food intake accordingly.  Some are very active during summer months but less so in the winter and visa versa.  Making dietary adjustments can prevent weight fluctuations and give you a better sense of balance and energy.

I like this Julia Child quote: “This is my invariable advice to people:  Learn how to cook. Try new recipes.  Learn from your mistakes. Be fearless.  And above all, have fun!”

Best wishes for a delightful and fun holiday season.  Eat well.  Be well.

By |2019-11-05T06:27:30-06:00October 24th, 2019|Articles, NANCY’S NUTRITIONAL NUGGET|

Nebulizer Treatments

Cutting Edge, Affordable Help for Common Issues

TWIHW is now offering treatments with the use of a nebulizer, a medical breathing device used to administer therapeutic agents such as minerals, vitamins, and medications directly to mucous membranes of the mouth, nasal passages, sinuses, nasopharynx (back of throat), and lungs.  The device changes liquid into a fine mist, which is then inhaled through the nose and/or mouth.

This kind of localized delivery system can directly result in:

  • A moistening of the inhaled air, facilitating the thinning and mobilization of mucus and secretions.
  • A decrease in the need to cough as more secretions are eliminated and infections resolved.
  • The direct inhalation of agents to improve breathing (bronchodilation).
  • The direct inhalation of agents to kill and mobilize infection and/or colonizing pathogens.
  • The use of lower drug dosages which reduces toxic effects compared to when dosed higher and given systemically.
  • A limited degree of dissemination of the inhaled agent throughout the body.

Individuals who would benefit from this 20 minute breathing treatment include those with:

  • Chronic sinus issues
  • Recurrent sinus infections
  • Allergies – chronic or acute flare ups
  • Heart disease (according to Dr. Thomas Levy, cardiologist and author, 98% of all heart attacks come from chronic colonization of dental pathogens that cause chronic inflammation)
  • Cold or flu
  • Exposure to others with a cold or flu, or at the first signs of infection
  • Asthma
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Chronic cough or drainage

Treatments, depending on condition, are recommended as needed, or up to 3 days a week.  Appointments are 30 minutes long and can be concurrently administered with IV nutrition.  Treatments are $39. Call for your appointment today.

By |2019-11-05T05:17:46-06:00October 24th, 2019|Articles, General|

Keto Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Bread

Two great options to make Thanksgiving healthier!

Keto Cranberry Sauce

Makes 1 ½ cup

Ingredients

12 ounces fresh cranberries

1 cup powdered erythritol (recommend Swerve brand)

¾ cup filtered water

1 teaspoon orange zest

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. 1. Combine the cranberries, water, erythritol, and orange zest in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the cranberries pop and a sauce forms.
  2. 2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. 3. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes and Serving Suggestions: The confectioners, powdered Swerve will prevent the sauce from crystalizing in the refrigerator so if making ahead, use this product for best results.  It is available online and at most grocery stores.  Use orange zest to taste.  If you enjoy the orange flavor, you may wish to increase to 2 teaspoons to intensify the orange flavor.

Keto Pumpkin Bread

Makes 3 mini loaves or one standard 8 X 4 loaf pan. Suitable for one dozen mini-muffins too!

Ingredients

6 large pasture raised eggs

1 ½ cup almond, pecan, or walnut flour

½ heaping cup organic pumpkin puree

1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

4 tablespoons Swerve confectioners or Lakanto monk fruit sweetener

¾ teaspoons vanilla extract

6 tablespoons grass fed butter, melted

¾ teaspoon sea salt

¼ cup chopped walnut or pecan pieces

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter the pans to prevent sticking.
  2. 2. Combine all ingredients, except nuts, into a bowl.  Mix with a hand mixer or food processor.
  3. 3. Fold in ½ of the nuts into the batter.
  4. 4. Pour the mixture into greased pans and top with the remaining nuts.
  5. 5. Bake mini muffins or mini loaves for 30 minutes.  If using the larger single loaf, bake until sides pull away slightly from the pan and a toothpick comes out of the center clean, about 45-55 minutes.

Note: This recipe has wonderful texture and taste.  However, it does not rise much so loaves and muffins are not high.  We provide this information to avoid disappointment.  Taste and texture make these worth making!

https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/4-ingredient-sugar-free-low-carb-cranberry-sauce-paleo-gluten-free/

www.ketoconnect.net

By |2019-11-05T12:31:37-06:00October 24th, 2019|General, Recipes|

“I am already feeling like a new person.”

“Here is the good part, I am already feeling like a new person. I am amazed that I am not far along with the protocol and I have great energy, no depression at all, I am able to take care of my four year old grandson and do the routine chores here since my daughter has started a high pressure new job. I am doing good on the diet and feel I am starting to lose some weight.”
– L.P.

By |2019-09-20T12:12:21-06:00September 20th, 2019|General, Testimonials|

IV Allergy Buster

Relief for Allergy Sufferers

Need some relief from itchy and/or watery eyes, runny nose, congestion, sore throat, coughing, increased mucous, headaches, fatigue, hives, or asthma?  Want to give your immune system a boost?

IV Allergy Buster may be the perfect solution.  This allergy solution contains the B vitamins, Vitamin C, Glutathione, and Zinc needed to quell symptoms and boost immune response.  Delivered directly to the bloodstream for quick utilization, you can feel restored, revitalized, and replenished. Your immune system will thank you for the extra assistance.

We offer other IV nutritional therapies as well that help to address migraines, infections, fibromyalgia, leaky gut, and more.  For more information about IV nutritional therapies available at TWIHW, follow this link:

To schedule your appointment today, call 281-298-6742.

By |2019-10-01T09:35:24-06:00September 20th, 2019|General|

Guiltessly Good Pecan Pie

It’s Fall again.  This year, there’s no reason to feel guilty. This Pecan pie will fool all of your sugar loving friends, without the guilt.  Top it off with Coco-Whip™ and enjoy!

Pecan Pie Filling

Fills one 9” pie crust

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups Swerve®(Non-GMO Erythritol) confectioners sweetener

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ cup melted grass-fed butter, unsalted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 eggs, slightly beaten

1 cup crushed pecans

1 cup pecan halves

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the sweetener, salt, melted butter and vanilla and mix well.

2. Add the slightly beaten eggs to the mixture and blend.

3. Fold in the crushed pecans.

4. Pour into a 9” pie crust and use the pecan halves to decorate the top of the pie with a design or pattern of choice.

5. Bake for 45-55 minutes.

Almond Pie Crust

Makes one 9 inch pie crust

Ingredients:

2/3 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon sea salt

¼ cup water

2-2 ¼ cups almond flour

Instructions:

1. Mix all ingredients together and then roll out on to parchment paper with a small amount of the almond flour to prevent sticking.

2. Press it into the pie plate and crimp the edges.

3. Pre-bake the pie crust at 400°F for 6-8 minutes.

By |2019-10-01T09:28:35-06:00September 20th, 2019|General|
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