Saturday, July 26, 2008

Here's to your health

The health-care section of our DVDs has gotten a little infusion of new blood this week, as we put a wide range of popular health topics on the shelves.
CrazySexy Cancer is the accompanying film to the book of the same name (which appeared in one of the library's Ad-Lib columns in October). Actress and photographer Kris Carr was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer at the young age of 31. In the face of this diagnosis, she set off on a journey of healing, trying out different alternative medicine cures and embracing a whole-health approach to life. She shares her tips (yoga, meditation, nutrition), but most importantly she shares her head-on approach to dealing with cancer.
We also have 4 DVDs in a series of Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions: Back Pain, Arthritis, Diabetes and Menopause. These films present a nice blend of traditional and alternative medicine, along with lifestyle and nutritional advice. Each disc begins with a 30-minute explanation of the medical condition presented by a Mayo Clinic specialist, as well as an overview of treatment options. Dr. Donald Hensrud, Chair of Preventative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic then takes the viewer to the grocery store and shows you how to eat healthy. Each film then ends with a gentle 40-minute yoga session that is specifically designed for your condition. The movements are easy for beginners, and will help ease stress and relieve symptoms. These DVDs are accompanied by a 52-page booklet with lots of helpful advice about reducing stress, which often aggravates medical issues. These films are a great resource for anyone who is looking for a holistic approach to staying healthy.

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