August specials: Experts offer wellness help

Make sure your body and brain are in the best possible condition. Get the latest tips from nationally recognized experts, beginning Aug. 16.

For the full schedule, go to our TV Schedule page.

Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7 a.m.

3 Steps to Pain-Free Living with Lee Albert: Albert addresses the problem of chronic pain suffered by as many as 100 million Americans. Based upon 30 years of working with clients, neuromuscular therapist, yoga instructor and pain specialist Lee Albert has developed an approach using five specific exercises to effectively eliminate the root cause of many painful conditions by balancing the muscles that are responsible for that condition. This approach is effective, easy-to-do and requires only a small amount of time each day to help keep bodies pain-free and in good working order.

Lee also shares a gentle breathing exercise that has been shown to slow down the “fight or flight” (stress response) in as little as ten minutes. He demonstrates how altering our breathing pattern makes it possible to reduce stress and add more calmness to our lives. The breathing practice will often improve sleep and has been shown to boost the immune system and help with many chronic conditions. “3 Steps to Pain Free Living” also includes several mindfulness techniques that will help anyone feel better almost immediately. | Support Arizona PBS and get the DVD/book/lumbar support combo.

Sunday, Aug. 25, at 1:30 p.m.

Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe: In his familiar upbeat style, Dr. Axe puts his own fresh spin on the widely successful and well-researched keto diet. | Support Arizona PBS and get the book/DVD/cookbook/mug set.

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Explore the 'Magical Land of Oz'

Burrow into the magical depths of Australian animal life as unique species navigate extremes on land and sea on Wednesdays at 9 p.m., beginning August 28, on Arizona PBS.

Explore the story of bluegrass in 'Big Family'

Examine the history of bluegrass music, from its origins to its eventual worldwide popularity, and hear from dozens of musicians who explain the ways bluegrass music transcends generational, cultural and geographic boundaries.

COMING AUG. 22: 'Downton Abbey Live!'

In anticipation of the September release of the Downton Abbey feature film, "Downton Abbey Live!" is a celebration of all aspects of the wildly successful British drama – the stellar cast, superb writing, spectacular locations and dazzling costumes.