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Functional Medicine: Wellness 1012022-09-27T16:37:01-06:00

Learn about Functional Medicine and How TWIHW began and listen to real life experiences through their wellness journey! 

“Health” and “wellness” are usually defined as the absence of illness or disease. It’s often used synonymously with holistic medicine, anti-aging medicine, age management and functional medicine. The term wellness is often used by acupuncturists, chiropractors, nutritionists, homeopaths, as well as by MDs who are specially trained in holistic medicine.

Dr Mila McManus, Sandra Caldwell PA-C, Dyvette Warren PA-C

In contrast, conventional or traditional medicine is based on matching a symptom with a pharmaceutical drug. Functional Medicine – Wellness practitioners such as Dr Mila McManus, Sandra Caldwell PA-C, and Dyvette Warren PA-C, look to find and treat the root causes of symptoms and disease, rather than band-aiding symptoms with prescription medications. The vast majority of the time, the root causes of whatever ails a person include one or more of the following:

hormonal imbalance not seen on blood work,
vitamin deficiencies,
food sensitivities and allergies,
– poor dietary habits in general (e.g. inflammatory foods, processed foods devoid of nutrition),
– overgrowth of opportunistic organisms in the gastrointestinal tract (e.g. yeast, pathogenic bacteria, parasites) with consequent deficiencies in the beneficial bacteria required for good health.
– Other contributing factors often include sleep disorders and toxins.

If you are not feeling your best, why not get to the root of the problem with true health and wellness? Contact The Woodlands Institute or give us a call at 281-298-6742 to schedule your appointment. We’ll discuss the symptoms that you’re experiencing, cover possible causes and determine the best holistic way to heal you. We also encourage you to test yourself with our online symptom checker.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. You will find listed some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive at The Woodlands Institute for Health & Wellness — from insurance to what is hormone therapy/HRT. If you have a question that is not answered about Functional Medicine, please contact us and it would be our privilege to serve you!

Want to learn more? Dr Mila McManus Discusses “Functional Medicine 101: Nuts and Bolts of Wellness” in this 45 minute video…

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