The anti-aging industry is worth almost $10 billion a year. People want to live forever, and they want to look good while doing it. But how much of it actually works? And is any of it harmful?
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to separate the fact from fiction as magazines, television, and countless internet articles tout new therapies, diets and health trends as the secret behind a healthier, happier, and longer life.
“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.
Timothy does not underestimate the power that health and beauty trends hold – in fact he knows its influence on society better than anybody! Believing that in order to bust the myth, you must first understand it, Timothy will follow the latest fads and trends to their origins around the world.
Timothy will hear the stories of both new users and the devotees who swear by the treatments, and sign himself up for the bizarre procedures himself. He risks his health and personal safety in order to communicate one simple and necessary idea – staying healthy should not be this complicated!