A User's Guide to Cheating Death Season 1
S01 E01Sep 19, 2017
Detox Debunked – The Truth Behind the Phenomenon Sep 19, 2017 Detoxing isn’t actually a thing. But it’s become a fixation of the western world. Stemming from the guilty pleasures of overindulgence and under-exercising, a belief has emerged that we must regularly rid our bodies of toxins via detoxifying diets, fasts, technologies, and more. The evidence – or the lack thereof – behind this popular trend will be uncovered.
S01 E02Sep 26, 2017
The Fountain of Youth – Science of Cosmetics Sep 26, 2017 This episode examines our evolutionary leanings toward finding youth appealing and pop-cultural portrayals of youth, before diving head-on into the strange, fascinating and unregulated world of the anti-aging industry. “A User’s Guide to Cheating Death” is in search of the truth for those who try to defy aging.
S01 E03Oct 3, 2017
Full Potential – Genetic Testing And The Rise Of Personalized Medicine Oct 3, 2017 Direct-to-Consumer Genetic testing is being use by a growing number of people to make important health and life decisions, despite these tests being largely inaccurate. What are the consequences of using these faulty methods to make “healthy life choices” and is there benefit in any of it?
S01 E04Oct 10, 2017
Losing It – Extreme Fitness & Weight Loss Solutions Oct 10, 2017 Weight Loss Tourism is a huge market. Places like Tijuana, and Dubai’s Talise Bay offer the most luxurious spas in the world, that double as weight loss packages, including an on-site team of medical doctors, personal trainers and a wellness chef ready to provide personalized care throughout your stay.
S01 E05Oct 17, 2017
Au Natural – Turning Our Back To Modern Medicine Oct 17, 2017 As a society we’ve become obsessed with the concept of organic food and products, chemical free farming, healing foods, and natural remedies. People are distrusting GMOs, pharmaceuticals, and other “non natural” solutions. Organic products fetch a premium price. 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? Where does this romantic notion of “natural is better” come from? And most importantly, are these stances scientifically supportable?
S01 E06Oct 24, 2017
Scienceploitation Oct 24, 2017 From cryotherapy to stem cells that regenerate a human heart, “A User’s Guide to Cheating Death” explores the evidence behind cutting-edge disease-management research, new breakthroughs and untested procedures while meeting the real patients who swear by them, and how the media is exploiting genuine excitement.