Chip Taylor Communications


Wellbeing A - Z Series

This informative series, literally an A to Z guide to wellbeing, has been produced to help people take steps to feel good and get the most out of living. Each episode provides simple solutions designed to improve your health, lifestyle and surroundings. Produced by Switch International. Series: 26 x 30-minute programs.

List of Titles


Episode 1: A

Episode 1: A

We begin our guide to wellness by getting the low-down on Antioxidants and finding out which fresh fruits and vegetables do the most good, which include the health benefits of Apples and Avocados; we discover the moisturizing properties of Aloe Vera; then our inner Adventurer is revealed as we go sailing, cycling and Click for more


Episode 2: B

Episode 2: B

Join us in our second step toward wellness as we turn up the heat with Bikram Yoga; then get a workout for your mind, not just your muscles, with Brain-Training Workouts; next we find out which is best: Bottled water, tap water or sparkling mineral water? We discover what kinds of food are good for your Brain; then Click for more


Episode 3: C

Episode 3: C

We begin this episode on wellness by asking, is Caffeine as bad as some health professionals claim? Then we discover why Cycling is the ultimate mode of transport and exercise; we get the low-down on why Calcium is king; find out how to keep your Cholesterol low; also, we learn which health benefits Chocolate has been Click for more


Episode 4: D

Episode 4: D

In this wellness episode we offer tips on how to find the best Doctor for your needs; we then Dive right into relaxation and also learn how to Dance our way to health. Next we weigh up the pros and cons of Dieting. There are so many different types of diets out there, yet so many don't work. So we ask, what Diets are Click for more


Episode 5: E

Episode 5: E

We continue our wellness journey taking a peek at some laser Eye surgery options; next we discover why Eggs are exceptional for you; also, we bust some myths surrounding Exercise. Everyone knows that a diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables is good for you, but what does vitamin E do for our bodies? Well, for starters, Click for more


Episode 6: F

Episode 6: F

What's best for your baby, Formula or breastfeeding? Which Fats are okay to feast on and which ones should you avoid? We discover why Fish is fabulous; then why taking the time to have a Facial can melt stress away. Tired of jumping on the treadmill or exercise bike? There are always new Fitness Fads making the rounds, Click for more


Episode 7: G

Episode 7: G

In this wellness episode we head to the Gym for some fun and fitness; then discover what makes Gluten hard to stomach. We take a look at budget-friendly Generic medicines and ask, are they really exactly the same as the more expensive brands? We discover why for thousands of years the people of China and Japan have Click for more


Episode 8: H

Episode 8: H

Come with us as we find the best ways to beat the Heat during the summer; then we take the natural path with a look at Herbal medicine and discover why Homeopathy is so unique. Relax and rehabilitate with Hydrotherapy; or if you're more adventurous, try a Hot-stone massage! Spring is a time of renewal and lovely weather, Click for more


Episode 9: I

Episode 9: I

In this wellness episode we discover why Italians enjoy longevity and less incidence of heart disease due to their Ingestion of olive oil and fresh fruit and vegetables; next we find out the pros and cons of breast Implants; then we research the causes of Insomnia and give some tips on how to combat it. We discover Click for more


Episode 10: J

Episode 10: J

Join us for this wellness episode as we leave Jet lag behind. Then we show you how to cope with the stress of Job burnout, tell you why Jogging is a great boost to health and fitness, and warn you about the dangers of Jellyfish. Next we show you how to mix a super-healthy fruit Juice; we discover why the Japanese diet Click for more


Episode 11: K

Episode 11: K

There's nothing quite like a home-cooked meal made with the freshest hand-picked ingredients; however, surprisingly, fewer people are taking the time to cook in the Kitchen. According to a recent study, the consumption of take-away food has increased by 100% over the last ten years. Next, we learn that Kick-boxing Click for more


Episode 12: L

Episode 12: L

Laughing not only leads to the release of endorphins, it also helps to boost the immune system; so no wonder hospitals include Laughter therapy as a part of their patients' rehabilitation. Next, if a child is persistently failing at school, this is not to say that he or she is unintelligent; the student may have a Click for more


Episode 13: M

Episode 13: M

Unfortunately, tens of thousands of people die from Melanoma every year; it's the least common of skin cancers, but the most deadly. In this wellness episode, we show you how to avoid Melanoma by covering up and also having any suspicious moles checked by a doctor. Then we check out the benefits of a Mediterranean Click for more


Episode 14: N

Episode 14: N

However you celebrate it, New Year's Day has come to mean more than just the start of a new calendar year; it's also the day we make promises to ourselves to improve our lives in some way. But how easy is it to stick to them? With that in mind we offer suggestions to help you keep those New Year's resolutions. Nest, Click for more


Episode 15: O

Episode 15: O

Is there really any difference between traditionally grown fruit and veggies, and Organic? What about the taste? We weigh up the pros and cons of paying extra for your weekly groceries. Next, thousands of people pass away each year waiting for an Organ donation, while the number of people who register to donate is Click for more


Episode 16: P

Episode 16: P

Pilates may have been the talk of the town over the last decade or so, but it's actually been around since 1917. Pilates is a combination of resistance-training and stretching, and has been proven effective for those rehabilitating from injury. Next, Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men over the age of Click for more


Episode 17: Q

Episode 17: Q

Despite constant warnings, over 8,000 people per year take up smoking in the US alone, and most of them start before their 21st birthday. Lung cancer is the second-most common cause of death in the world, and ninety percent of all lung cancers result from smoking; so, if you smoke, we encourage you to think about Quitting. Click for more


Episode 18: R

Episode 18: R

One percent of the world's population has to live with Rheumatoid Arthritis; the cause of this debilitating condition is unknown, but it's thought to be an autoimmune disease. Next, we learn that Rhinoplasty is the medical term given to what laypeople call a "nose job," but it's not just Hollywood starlets who line Click for more


Episode 19: S

Episode 19: S

Ultraviolet light - UV light - and human skin just don't mix, and too much UV light can lead to Sunburn, sunstroke, and the much more serious consequence - skin cancer, or melanoma. The best way to protect yourself is to cover up with protective clothing and use a broad spectrum sunscreen. Another way to protect yourself Click for more


Episode 20: T

Episode 20: T

There are many styles of Thai Chi - Yang, Chen and Wu, to name but a few; but the principles remain the same. The series of slow, flowing movements are said to improve blood circulation, as well as stretching and toning muscles. Next, the news for those addicted to the tan they get from a solarium, or Tanning bed, Click for more


Episode 21: U

Episode 21: U

In this wellness episode we size up the other weight issue. What happens when you can't put on weight? Being Underweight isn't as glamorous as catwalk models make it seem to be. In extreme cases it can lead to heart and kidney failure, and even death. Next, we learn how Unsaturated fats, like those in extra virgin Click for more


Episode 22: V

Episode 22: V

Do Vegans do it better? Could you learn to live without eggs, seafood, meat and dairy? Sounds extreme, but practitioners of the Vegan lifestyle swear it's a healthier way of life. Next, we see that Volleyball is a fast paced, action-packed game for people of all ages, and unlike basketball, the ball is not allowed Click for more


Episode 23: W

Episode 23: W

In this wellness episode we learn it isn't a fallacy - keeping warm in Winter really does help prevent colds and flu, because Lymphocytes in the body fight infection and prefer a Warm environment. Next, since the 80's Windsurfing has become a popular sport in summer, as it's easier to stay on the board when you have Click for more


Episode 24: X, Y, Z

Episode 24: X, Y, Z

Yoga may seem like a New Age concept, but it might come as a surprise to you there is evidence that ancient forms may have been practiced as far back as 3000 B.C. For today's enthusiast the options are unlimited; there are a multitude of styles and schools to choose from. The Zone Diet has been touted as "The Celebrity Click for more


Episode 25: Discoveries

Episode 25: Discoveries

Scientists have remained in the dark about the causes of many diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis. Using a technology called Synchrotron, researchers can see how specially-marked pathogens interact with tissues and organs in real time. Nest, the Cone Snail is one of the most venomous creatures on the planet, but Click for more


Episode 26: New Trends

Episode 26: New Trends

Do you have trouble sticking to an exercise regime? Perhaps if you had a personal commando, like in Boot Camp, you might rediscover your motivation. Boot Camps came into prominence over a decade ago and far from being a fad they've become a popular alternative to the gym. Speaking of keeping fit, Wii Fit by Nintendo Click for more





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