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Learn about your food - where it comes from, how it's made, and the history of how and why we started to eat what we eat - with some of these informative documentaries.

This film shows how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history by exploring the natural history of four plants -the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato - and the corresponding human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan's garden, and roams the world, from the fields of Iowa to the apple forests of Kazakhstan, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam.

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan's thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not "real." Indeed, plain old eating is being replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Pollan's advice is: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food."

Health and Wellness Resource Center Database

This is a searchable health and wellness resource center provided by Gale which allow the user to search articles, topics in the news, directories, conditions and diseases, and watch videos about an assortment of topics and conditions in health and wellness.

The Smarter iPhone: Tips and Secrets You’re Going to Love!

Can your iPhone make you smarter and more productive, save you money, make your life easier and help you sleep better at night? Yes, yes, yes and yes!
On Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8 PM, discover lesser-known features built right into your iPhone as well as several apps that can do some pretty amazing and useful things. This program is appropriate for users of the iPhone 4 or later models (running iOS 7 or 7.1) Join us for this fun and informative class and earn a Geek Out Badge!
(NOTE: Android-based phones will not be covered during the session.)

Savvy Seniors: May Is Older Adults Month

Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow is the theme for Older Americans Month 2014. Older adults are at a much higher risk of unintentional injury and even death than the rest of the population. Unintentional injuries to this population result in at least 6 million medically treated injuries and more than 30,000 deaths every year. Modifications to living space, a daily fitness routine, and healthy eating can help prevent injury.

AARP guide to revitalizing your home: beautiful living for the second half of life: reimagine, redesign, remodel by Rosemary Bakker

Universal design for the home: great looking, great living design for all ages, abilities, and circumstances by Wendy A. Jordan

Unassisted living: ageless homes for later life by Wid Chapman and Jeff Rosenfeld

Best Health and Fitness Books of 2013

Healthy Living

Summer Saturdays Walking Club

As part of our Connect Your Summer Program join us Saturday July 28th and earn the Be Well Badge by walking around the lake at Heritage Park. Meet at the "clock" adjacent to the library at noon with friends or family. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, sunscreen, etc. We'll do three laps around the lake, more that a mile, which should take about 30 minutes! This is the last walking date for the Connect Your Summer Program but keep on trekking...

Medical Mystery #2


Clues

  1. A rare disorder characterized by inflammation of the muscles and the skin
  2. Its cause is unknown but it may result from either a viral infection or autoimmune reaction
  3. Occurs in all ages but most common among middle-age adults and school-age children
  4. Women are most frequently affected
  5. Actor Laurence Olivier suffered from this disease in 1974 and nearly died

Send your guess to askcpl@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Medical Mystery #2". After you send your guess claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all four mysteries this summer to win the prize. Good Luck!

Best Health Books in 2011

Selected and reviewed by Library Journal contributors, here is their list of the best health books of the year:

The mommy docs' ultimate guide to pregnancy and birth by Yvonne Bohn [et al.]

The diabetes manifesto: take charge of your life by Lynn Crowe, Julie Stachowiak

The buena salud guide for a healthy heart by Jane L. Delgado; foreword by John C. Lewin

Your medical mind: how to decide what is right for you by Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband

Good housekeeping drop 5 lbs: the small changes, big results diet by Heather K. Jones; edited by Rosemary Ellis

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