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Manhattan Wellness Group promotes health and well being through chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage and acupuncture.  We also promote everything in moderation. We hear many different things about how alcohol affects the brain and body, most notably that it is a depressant.  But it’s also an indirect stimulant. Alcohol affects brain chemistry by altering levels […]

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 When you start thinking about leading a health-conscience lifestyle, how do you approach eating out?  Here are some easy suggestions. Of course, do not eat the bread and butter they place on the table.  They are empty calories and refined carbohydrates and they fill you up before you get your nutritious meal in front of […]

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Decisions such as whether to watch tv, play a video game, run around with friends or study for tomorrow’s final, utilize a mental ability called cognitive control, the capacity to maintain focus on an important choice while ignoring other impulses. Poor planning, wandering attention and trouble inhibiting impulses all signify lapses in cognitive control. Now […]

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If you or someone you know is concerned about acne, there is a natural, inexpensive solution, thyme.  The standard of care from dermatology involves antibiotics or creams containing the chemical benzoyl peroxide. But, anything containing benzoyl peroxide is liable to create irritation or other side effects and long term antibiotic use kills the good bacteria […]

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In trying to stay in shape, consistency is key, gains are easily lost.  When other obligations impose, we lose what we’ve worked so hard to achieve.  So how do we make exercise and good health happen with a busy schedule? 1. Always have food available. If you’re trying to stay in shape, you need to […]

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When you’re dealing with depression and counseling isn’t working, it’s possible that acupuncture can help according to recent studies.  Researchers have found one in three patients after three months of acupuncture treatment no longer feel depressed, as opposed to one in five who didn’t receive the treatment.  The benefits of acupuncture remained for an additional […]

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