Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: Health: Holistic/Self-Help/Spirituality

Alive: The Picture of Health Series

Alive: The Picture of Health Series

The mission of this important series is threefold: about being healthy, staying healthy, and taking control of our lives. Each program features real-life stories and expert opinions, while focusing on prevention, healing methods and overall wellness. Viewers are encouraged to take charge of their physical, mental and spiritual health, and to recognize the influence family, community, and environment has on one's total well being. And as our host and health and fitness guru Joyce Resin (BA, MSW) says, "Good health is our most precious possession, and for most of us it is easier to achieve than we may think." Released in association with CCI, Releasing, Inc. Series: 22 x 30-minute programs.


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Addictions (cc)

Addictions (cc)

Addictions can be extremely difficult habits to break and can lead to some serious health problems. This program first looks at the very serious addiction to prescription drugs. We meet Barbara Vanderveld, who became dependent on pain-killers after a serious traffic accident, and we learn the steps she took Click for more


Alternative Medicine (cc)

Alternative Medicine (cc)

Alternative or complementary medicine generally refers to any type of treatment outside of conventional western medicine. In this program we first look at traditional Chinese medicine, which dates back 5,000 years in history. We are introduced to acupuncture and cupping, learn the pros and cons of the herb Dong Quai, Click for more


Colds and the Flu (cc)

Colds and the Flu (cc)

Colds and the flu are very common, but not something to take too lightly. Back in 1918 a worldwide epidemic of the flu killed 21 million people. We discover that most over-the-counter medications may relieve some of a person's symptoms, but not cure the cold or flu; so for most colds and flu it's best to get lots of Click for more


Eating Better (cc)

Eating Better (cc)

This program shows us how to take the confusion out of which foods to eat, guiding us with basic common sense rules about variety, balance and moderation. First, we learn about Health Check, a program in which food manufacturers get to display a Health Check logo on its packaging if it meets specific nutritional Click for more


Energy (cc)

Energy (cc)

Fatigue is the most common health complaint and this program's goal is to help viewers learn how to re-charge their batteries, how to eat better, sleep better and feel more alive. Dr. Stanly Core, author of Sleep Thieves, addresses the problem of sleep deprivation and Trace Thomas, M.D., offers Click for more


Exercise (cc)

Exercise (cc)

Power Yoga and abdominal crunches won't do anyone any good if done only temporarily or incorrectly, the goal of this program is to show viewers how to exercise properly, within your limits, to understand the principles behind exercise, to avoid over-exercising, so that exercise becomes a natural part of your life. Click for more


Forever Young (cc)

Forever Young (cc)

Research shows that community involvement and a strong support system may add years to your life. First, we meet Stanley Ball, whose testosterone therapy helped him overcome chronic depression; then we look at the benefits of diet on fighting Osteoporosis; we learn the benefits of drinking tea and how a regular Click for more


Healthy Alternatives (Medicines and Therapies) (cc)

Healthy Alternatives (Medicines and Therapies) (cc)

"Recommended. This program provides a glimpse into some of the reasons why people choose a less conventional approach to their health care. Divided into seven chapters, this program touches on herbal remedies, Chinese medicine, Qi Gong, and alternative therapies for pets, in addition to a brief overview of other Click for more


Healthy Backs (cc)

Healthy Backs (cc)

Back pain, 80% of us will suffer from it at some point in our lives. Is it inevitable? Yes. Can we control it? Yes! And in this program host Joyce Resin helps us find out how. Here we meet back-pain sufferer Walter Daroshin and Dr. Gordon Taylor and discover that most back pain is a normal thing, Click for more


Healthy Brains (cc)

Healthy Brains (cc)

The brain is the most complex and baffling organ in our body. It controls almost every human action, and yet we're just beginning to understand how it works and therefore what we can do to keep it healthy. In this program we learn about the brain, and that we are on the threshold of major therapeutic advances in all Click for more


Healthy Changes 1 (cc)

Healthy Changes 1 (cc)

We live in a world of constant physical change, yet making personal changes often sparks enormous fear. First, we meet Gail McNab, who, with the assistance of "The Women of the Dawn" organization and their holistic approach to job training, helped Gail turn her broken life around. Next, we learn about the B-FITS Click for more


Healthy Changes 2 (cc)

Healthy Changes 2 (cc)

Change can take a lot of hard work, especially if it involves a change in habits. We live in a society accustomed to quick fixes and real change takes time; so change can be very difficult and frustrating. In this program, we first meet John Craig, a man who has a problem with drinking alcohol, and Rob Simpson, Click for more


Healthy Cities (cc)

Healthy Cities (cc)

Growing cities also have to face similar problems, pollution, overcrowding, unemployment, noise, etc. This program tackles these problems focusing on the three E's: environment, economy and equity. We visit the city of "new" Dalian, in China, where billions of dollars are being invested to make this city modern and Click for more


Healthy Hearts

Healthy Hearts

Every second of every day, year in and year out, no breaks and no time off, without a doubt the heart is the hardest working muscle in our body. The heart is powerful, but not perfect, and if not taken care of properly, one can certainly develop heart disease, which is true for men and women alike. Here we meet 42-year-old Click for more


Healthy Kids (cc)

Healthy Kids (cc)

Lifestyle habits that we teach and model do impact kids' lives, and do return to have impact on their lives as adults. First, in this program, we learn of HeartSmart, an innovative health program teaching kids healthy habits that will lower their risk of developing heart disease later in life. Next, Dr. Stanley Click for more


Relaxation (cc)

Relaxation (cc)

Learning how to relax is an excellent way to offset too much stress in our lives. First, we look at Transcendental Meditation; today, a relaxation technique simply called TM, which is used by many in the corporate and medical worlds, to affect positive change both physically and psychologically. Next, we explore the Click for more


Safety (cc)

Safety (cc)

Here we look at some unsafe situations and learn how to deal with them. First, we meet Anita Roberts, founder of "Safe Teens for Pre-Teens," a workshop aimed at the highest risk group for rape and assault, young women between the ages of 14 and 18. Here they learn the inner confident, strength and skill to defuse Click for more


Spirituality and Health (cc)

Spirituality and Health (cc)

No matter how we define and express it, spirituality, experts believe, can keep us healthy. This program looks at good health as being a unity of the psychological, physical, and spiritual element. We see that there are all sorts of hormonal, immunological, and chemical connections between the body, the brain, and Click for more


Taking Risks (cc)

Taking Risks (cc)

There certainly are dangerous risks that the majority of us should not take, be they physical or economical; however, there too are times in our lives when taking a risk can be a positive and healthy thing to do. This program is dedicated to the former Indy car racer, Greg Moore, who died from a race crash in Click for more


Weight (cc)

Weight (cc)

How much you should weigh depends on what your body's make-up is, and this program's goal is to help you achieve a weight that's right for you. First, Shari Graydon, President of Media Watch, confirms that people should avoid being influenced by what the media's image of the perfect shape is. Actress Click for more


Work 1: Work and Health (cc)

Work 1: Work and Health (cc)

Because we spend so much of our waking hours at work, our mental, physical and emotional health depends largely on the quality of our work environment. Here we learn that stress-related illness is reduced by half in work places where there is effective communication; we see how a Chevron Resources' plant partners in Click for more


Work 2: Humanizing the Workplace (cc)

Work 2: Humanizing the Workplace (cc)

Today, there is a lot to be said about humanizing the workplace. In this program we see examples of how being concerned about the health and welfare of employees benefits many businesses. We meet Chris Klaiber, whose learning disability kept him from succeeding in the past, but a work-training program for handicapped Click for more





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