A User’s Guide to Cheating Death: Detox

Health law expert, author and debunker-extraordinaire Timothy Caulfield hosts “A User’s Guide to Cheating Death”, world premiering Monday, Sept. 18 at 9pm ET/6pm PT on VisionTV and airing Mondays at 9pm ET/6pm PT through Oct. 23, 2017.

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?

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EPISODE 1 – DETOX: 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? No. 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 lack thereof – behind this popular trend will be uncovered. The science, the risks, and the underlying beliefs and fears will be explored.

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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.

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