Mesothelioma Product Type: DVD
Author: Paul Kraus
Reviewed by Doctors: No
I'm always on the lookout for resources about mesothelioma, so when I found out Paul Kraus had a DVD out, I jumped at the chance to get it. I received my copy of the DVD with Paul's book.
The two really work well together as an informational tool. Paul speaks clearly and eloquently about his experiences after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. He doesn't sugarcoat the realities of his diagnosis, but he does make a genuine effort to keep his outlook positive. His videos help to clarify some of the points in his book or allow him to elaborate on specific points that may have been buried in the text.
Paul tries to keep his explanations of his treatment and routines simple enough for the average person to understand. He uses medical terminology but explains what it means so that the viewers can make better decisions for themselves. One of my favorite scenes from the DVD is where Paul details how important it is to have a positive outlook after a diagnosis and how that positivity can help a patient from falling into the depression that a cancer diagnosis can bring. He was new to alternative medicine and treatments like meditation before his diagnosis, but he credits his major lifestyle changes with his continued survival.
Between the book and the DVD, I feel I have a better understanding of Paul's struggles and of his recommendations for mesothelioma patients. He is eloquent and discusses his research thoughtfully without coming across as arrogant. A great resource for people who don't have the time or energy to read his book.
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