A User's Guide to Cheating Death' is a documentary series that casts light on increasingly controversial procedures, diets and revived ancient therapies that are being sought by people desperate to dramatically alter their bodies or radically improve their health, and the booming industries that are more than happy to accept their business. Health law professor, writer and debunker-extraordinaire Timothy Caulfield dives deep into the science, and the social issues behind today's cutting-edge health trends in order to separate the truly good advice from the excess of high- priced placebos.
What does it take to flush all the bad stuff from your body after a weeklong bender? Or after several years of eating junk food? Can you atone for your health sins and start fresh?
Youth may be wasted on the young, but luckily, you can buy it back. People are using everything from face-lifts to second skin tech to keep their youthful advantage. However, with the many unproven therapies on the market, how many actually work?
Genetic testing, also known as DNA testing, allows the genetic diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited diseases, and it’s spawned an entire industry around personalized fitness, assessing a child’s athletic ability, and even for finding your perfect mate.
Obesity is one of America’s biggest public health concerns. Two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. The pressure to lose weight is intense and many are turning to surgical means to achieve results.
For those suffering from a chronic illness or degenerative disease, our rapidly evolving world is offering more promise for a cure than ever before. But with such a great volume of treatment options and so much conflicting information available, it’s also becoming more difficult and dangerous for those suffering to make critical treatment decisions.
As a society we’ve become obsessed with the concept of organic food and products, chemical free farming, healing foods, and natural remedies. Families are turning to holistic approaches to medical issues, sometimes with fatal consequences. But what is causing people to distrust modern medicine and approaches to farming?