No time to sit and read a book? These DVDs may be just what the doctor ordered! Below are a few DVDs our staff have found useful and informative. A link to purchase these DVDs is provided and will redirect you to Amazon.com
Tackling Diabetes with Dr. Neal Barnard
Don’t let the title of this video stop you from viewing it if you don’t have diabetes. It deserves a much wider audience. The first hour of the video is a discussion by Dr. Barnard of the benefits of a vegan diet for those with diabetes, heart disease, and weight management issues, as well as those who want to stay healthy and avoid developing any of these problems. This is not a diet in the traditional sense. You eat as much as you want of any high fiber, low fat foods. All foods fitting this description are plant based, so you are eliminating all animal products from your diet. He gives simple guidelines on how to make healthy eating choices and explains how these choices affect your health. He also gives good tips on the easiest ways to make these changes in your diet. This portion of the video has aired on PBS. The next segment is a Vegan Primer cooking class with Chef Fiore, who demonstrates the preparation of several easy and delicious vegan recipes. Be ready to take notes on this part so you can try the recipes yourself. They’re excellent! The last segment of the video is a trip to the supermarket with a nutritionist, who walks you through the market explaining how to find the most nutritious foods in your local grocery store.
If You Have Diabetes: Comprehensive Guide For LifeChocked full of information and laid out very nicely. Can’t imagine a better DVD out there on the subject and the special features were very helpful. It’s a terrible disease, watch this if you have a loved one fighting it.
Seniors Exercise DVD: Senior / Elderly
Easy Pilates Exercises DVD. Easy PILATES Exercises for Strength, Rehab & Physical Therapy. This Seniors Fitness DVD is Good also for Easy Osteoporosis Exercises, Diabetes Exercises, Arthritis Exercises, Alzheimer’s Exercises DVD.
Sunshine is a Certified AARP Trainer by ACE, The American Council on Exercise.This is a simple, easy, exercise DVD for seniors. The DVD has simple easy sitting exercises that are easy to do, and the 2nd part has lower body exercises that are done standing while holding a chair.
I Have Diabetes Too! With the help of hosts Mike and Cindy, this DVD helps children understand diabetes and how they can help manage it. This 20 minute video, based on the workbook of the same name, addresses a child’s concerns in an entertaining and positive way. Kids who are newly diagnosed with diabetes are curious about other kids with this medical condition, wanting reassurance that they aren’t alone and that they can manage it. This program is an informative and positive look at kids with diabetes. It features them enjoying fun activities, talking about their lives and performing standard blood tests. It’s a great video for families, schools, camps, healthcare organizations, support groups, medical professionals, pediatric clinics and hospitals. Grades K-5 (ages 5-10).
A Magic Ride in Foozbah-Land; an Inside Look at Diabetes DVD Julie and Jeff take a magic ride through the human body to learn about diabetes. This animated DVD is a rhyming lesson for children ages 3-8 that helps make understanding diabetes both easy and fun.