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Foodmatters

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With nutritionally depleted foods, chemical additives, and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what's wrong with our malnourished bodies, it's no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food matters sets about uncovering the trillion-dollar worldwide 'sickness industry' and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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What's on Your Plate?

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"A ... documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven year old multiracial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Includes three study modules, connected to the 64-page curriculum guide, entitled School food, Health + access, and Local food."--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Maximizing Physical Potential of Older Adults [electronic resource]

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Stresses the importance of diet and exercise in a realistic lifestyle for older people. Indicates sleep patterns changes are a normal part of the aging process but diseases such as diabetes are not. Early detection is seen as the single most important aspect in successful treatment of diseases of aging such as of late-onslaught diabetes, osteoporosis, and cataracts. Warns that older people and their caretakers should be aware of drug interactions, and safety risks and consider the use of assistive devices. Explains why older people are more prone to accidents and stresses the need to assess hazardous risks and provide assistive devices.
Online
1993
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Exploding World Population and Diminishing Resources, Can Health Be Sustained?

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Panelists outline some of the problems posed by surging world populations, review the U.S. government's position and discuss the importance of preventive medicine and better health in reaching and maintaining a balance.
DVD
1992
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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All About Food Additives [electronic resource]

Most foods that are purchased for everyday consumption and which pass through some form of industrialized processing contain additives of one type or another. In a sense, humans have used food additives for thousands of years-the use of salt, spices, and other enhancements can be considered a basic foray into the art and science of food additives. This video explores a wide variety of food additive types, including colors, flavors, preservatives, emulsifiers, stabilizers, gelling agents, antioxidants, and processing aids, any or all of which might be found in a typical packaged grocery item. Supported by exciting visual images and graphics, a respected food scientist discusses the core concepts of additives, why we use them, and what kind of impact they have on nutrition.
Online
2012
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I'm Not Nuts [electronic resource]: Living With Food Allergies

More than 15 million Americans suffer from some form of food allergies. Uncover the common misinformation regarding food allergies as experienced by several families featured in this film. Included are interviews with medical professionals alongside representatives from worldwide food allergy support and advocacy groups; discussion on the possible causes of food allergies; the coping challenges and strategies; and the medical, emotional, and social impact these allergies have on families. This is a positive, solution-based film designed to educate so that you and your family can enjoy a healthy quality of life.
Online
2012
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Sugar Overload [electronic resource]: Corporate Profits vs. Public Health

With the average American consuming about 22 teaspoons of sugar every day, it's no wonder obesity and other health problems are on the rise. But here's what's really frightening: eighty percent of the sugar we consume isn't in candy or desserts - it's hidden in foods like "healthy" breakfast cereals, yogurts, and microwave meals. This film shows how consumers are being misled about the quantity and form of sugar in their diets, and how the health effects of sugar are being downplayed as the sugar lobby continues to go on the offensive. According to some doctors, sugar is not just an empty calorie, it's a poison as dangerous as nicotine and a leading cause of a number of serious illnesses. As well as the epidemic in child obesity, sugar has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, hype [...]
Online
2012
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Stressed Monkeys Eat More [electronic resource]

Researchers in Atlanta studied a group of dominant monkeys and a group of subordinate monkeys to track their eating habits. The subordinate monkeys ate more of the food that was full of fats and sugars. Scientists say that food high in fat and sugar are comfort foods, and the monkeys under stress from their dominant counterparts were drawn to that food. This ABC News report looks at the correlation of this study to the eating habits of humans.
Online
2008
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The Men Who Made Us Fat: Part 2 [electronic resource]

Jacques Peretti investigates how the concept of "supersizing" changed our eating habits forever. How did a nation of moderate eaters start to want more? Perretti speaks with industry professionals to examine the story behind the introduction of value meals, king-size snacks, and multi-buy promotions. The program also explores developments in dietary advice and includes interviews with obesity experts.
Online
2012
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White House Campaign on Childhood Obesity [electronic resource]

Obesity has become increasingly common in the United States. Antonio Neves reports on the role of diet and exercise in developing a healthy lifestyle.
Online
2010
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Authenticating Premium Chocolate [electronic resource]

Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love, with flowers, cards and of course chocolate. But if only the very finest chocolate will do for your sweetie, you may be paying a premium price for not-so-premium chocolate. Watch as plant scientists put high-quality chocolate to the test. Is it really what you think?
Online
2014
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Cheers to Your Health! [electronic resource]

Some ingredients in beer could have health benefits.
Online
2012
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Coffee for Flowers [electronic resource]

Next time you stop for a coffee, ask for the used coffee grounds with your order. Why is that? Scientists are showing that coffee leftovers can give your garden and grass a boost.
Online
2014
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Metabolic Syndrome [electronic resource]

Need a good reason to get out of your easy chair and into a healthier lifestyle? Then consider the possibility that a lack of physical activity, together with other common health problems, can make you a prime candidate for a potentially life-threatening health condition called metabolic syndrome. Learn what metabolic syndrome is, find out about its causes and consequences, and determine prevention measures.
Online
2005
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New Coatings From Plants [electronic resource]: Medical Applications

The health benefits of green tea are well known - such as reducing the risks of heart disease and cancer. Now there's another new powerful benefit. See what scientists discovered from a simple hot cup of tea.
Online
2014
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The Health Benefits of Plain Popcorn [electronic resource]

Movie theater staple packs in cancer-fighting antioxidants.
Online
2013
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UV Light Makes Mushrooms Rich in Vitamin D [electronic resource]

Scientists use ultraviolet light on mushrooms to increase their vitamin D levels.
Online
2013
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Designing Menus for Healthy Diets [electronic resource]

Jesse's mother has to work late, so Jesse is responsible for cooking the family a healthy meal-but he has no idea which ingredients to choose or how long the preparation will take. This program follows Jesse as he learns how to plan a well-balanced menu that fits in with a busy lifestyle. The video discusses the functioning of nutrients and their role in wholesome meals; menu-planning and basic items to keep on hand; and the growing trend of relying on convenience foods in today's fast-paced society.
Online
2010; 2013