Michael Mosley finds out what giving up alcohol for a month really does to your health. Gabriel Weston investigates what we really know about the risks and benefits of medical cannabis. Dr Zoe Williams reveals how to get the most out of your GP appointment. Dr Alain Gregoire discovers a surprising way massage benefits your health. Dr Giles Yeo finds out how to avoid exam stress. Michael finds out whether tai chi can offer the same health benefits as vigorous exercise - without all the huffing and puffing. Gabriel discovers a pioneering new technology that is transforming complex brain surgery. Giles asks what we can do about heartburn. Zoe asks - how safe are the medicines we buy online?
Michael Mosley finds out whether a glass of wine can protect your blood vessels from the harmful effects of junk food. Giles Yeo sets out to test home breathalyser kits - and uncovers a potentially dangerous weakness in the drink-drive laws in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Zoe Williams finds out what you can do to improve your health if you are living with cancer. Gabriel Weston has the lowdown on what is safe to eat and drink when you are pregnant. Michael finds out whether singing can boost feel-good chemicals in the brain, Zoe discovers why music could help people with dementia, and Alain looks at some research showing the surprising benefits of group singing for mothers with postnatal depression. Also in the program, Giles finds out whether 'man flu' is real, and Gabriel asks whether detoxing is a con.
Michael Mosley and Zoe Williams test whether 'exercise snacking' - short bursts of exercise integrated into daily life - can be as good for your health as one long workout. Giles Yeo looks at how we can get more iron into our diet. Alain Gregoire finds out what all men need to know to protect themselves from prostate cancer. Gabriel Weston finds out about an exciting breakthrough in gene therapy. Michael finds out how learning a new language can help stave off dementia. Giles goes vegan for a month to test whether it makes him healthier. Gabriel asks whether you can get drunk on boozy food. Zoe looks at what you can do to improve your health if you are living with heart disease. Alain discovers how to protect your teeth from a hidden danger.
Michael Mosley runs an experiment to test the claim that coconut oil can cut cholesterol, while Giles Yeo investigates how much fruit is too much. Meanwhile, Alain Gregoire finds out how you can use your eyes to help cope with age-related hearing loss.
Michael Mosley runs an experiment to find out if eating carbs in the evening is bad for you. GP Zoe Williams investigates a condition that leaves millions of us with painfully cold fingers, and investigates how to reduce the effects of jet lag. Psychiatrist Alain Gregoire reveals how to recognise PTSD and what you can do about it. And surgeon Gabriel Weston discovers the innovative magnetic technology helping cancer surgeons to remove tumours in the operating theatre.
Michael Mosley finds out why fizzy drinks make you eat more, Dr Zoe Williams investigates whether caffeine boosts your physical performance, and surgeon Gabriel Weston looks into the new artificial pancreas that could transform life for diabetics.
Michael Mosley finds out why fizzy drinks make you eat more. GP Zoe Williams investigates whether caffeine boosts your physical performance. Geneticist Giles Yeo discovers what men can do about baldness. Surgeon Gabriel Weston looks into the new artificial pancreas that could transform life for diabetics. Alain Gregoire gives the psychiatrist's guide to obsessive compulsive disorder.
In the final episode of the season, the doctors reveal the secrets to how we can all stick to those health resolutions we made on New Year's Eve, but are already struggling to keep. Surgeon Gabriel Weston experiments with a herbal supplement said to help us drink less alcohol, Chris van Tulleken reveals some unusual ways to get a better night's sleep, and Michael Mosley uncovers the secret of staying motivated. Meanwhile, Saleyha Ahsan tests some revolutionary new science that could help us all easily lose weight and be healthier.
The doctors are in Glasgow, using a cutting-edge technique to discover whether olive oil really is good for us. Chris van Tulleken gets to the truth about whether beards are unhygienic, Michael Mosley interrogates the experts about whether meat is bad for us, and Saleyha Ahsan hears from the survivors of sepsis on how we can all spot the signs of this little-known killer.
Chris van Tulleken runs a groundbreaking experiment with the University of Surrey to see whether simply changing our mealtimes can help us all lose weight, whilst Gabriel Weston looks at whether diet products could actually be making us put it on. Saleyha Ahsan investigates the chemicals sprayed around our houses, and Michael Mosley gets to the truth about alcohol: Can it be good for our health? Plus the story of a 12-year-old girl undergoing a new treatment for peanut allergy, and how to treat someone having an allergic reaction.
It's a new year and another season of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, ready to help you shake off the festive excesses. In this special new year program, Saleyha Ahsan oversees a world-first experiment to see how we can burn more fat - without doing any more exercise. Michael Mosley gives a cheat's guide to a better body, with results that astonish the scientists. Chris van Tulleken puts protein shakes to the test, and surgeon Gabriel Weston meets a woman who has sight restored for the first time in 16 years, thanks to a bionic eye.
Michael sets off an ambitious study on the health benefits of omega-3 fish oils, while Chris van Tulleken puts omega-3 supplements to the test. Zoe Williams goes on a high-fat diet and discovers why eating a lot of fat affects men and women differently. Gabriel Weston seeks out an innovative new brain treatment for PTSD, and Saleyha Ahsan reveals how to spot the symptoms of a little-known condition that can cause sudden and irreversible sight loss.
Zoe Williams investigates whether people can boost their metabolism, Michael Mosley asks whether people should be worried about air pollution, and Saleyha Ahsan meets survivors of eating disorders to try and identify the signs and symptoms. Gabriel Weston visits the Netherlands to find out about a new treatment for eczema, and Chris van Tulleken reveals what kind of weights people should be lifting at the gym.
Michael Mosley investigates whether diet or exercise is a more effective way to keep kilojoules in check, and Saleyha Ahsan runs an experiment to find out whether probiotic products really can improve health. Chris van Tulleken discovers whether red wine lives up to its healthy reputation, Zoe Williams looks at how sleep duration affects how much people eat, and Gabriel Weston witnesses the first operation of its kind in the UK - fitting a sternum implant made using 3D printing.
Michael Mosley and the doctors go behind the health myths and headlines. In this program, Michael joins volunteers in a study to discover whether just changing your diet can lower cholesterol as much as taking drugs like statins - with surprising results. Saleyha Ahsan reveals new research that could cure snoring, surgeon Gabriel Weston sees the incredible results of an unusual treatment for a hospital superbug which could soon be saving lives here in the UK, and Chris van Tulleken investigates the truth behind skincare products - could they being doing you more harm than good?
The doctors are back! In the first program of the season, the team bring you the definitive answers to questions including how to avoid losing your marbles and Michael Mosley's tips to cure cramp. Saleyha Ahsan shows how to spot the signs of a deep vein thrombosis, Chris van Tulleken reveals the shocking truth about what is actually in herbal supplements sold in the UK, and surgeon Gabriel Weston travels to the US to witness an astonishing new treatment that could cure crippling back pain for millions of people.
As the sun comes out (or not!) the doctors are back doing science research on our behalf. While we prepare to bare our bodies on the beach, Saleyha Ahsan and the University of Oxford test whether it is really possible to bust belly fat, and skin surgeon Gabriel Weston takes a special camera on the streets to see how protective sun cream actually is. Chris van Tulleken tests how cheap a pair of sunglasses we can buy and still be assured protection from damaging UV light. And as the warmer weather tempts more of us to do some exercise, GP Zoe Williams makes a guest appearance to test what it's really doing for our health, while Michael Mosley investigates some surprising ways to get the benefits of exercise without doing any at all.
Michael Mosley and the doctors undertake the most ambitious experiment yet of the series - testing whether the spice turmeric could help protect us against cancer, with the help of nearly 100 volunteers, several UK universities and some brand-new technology. Gabriel Weston learns how one of these methods, based on a new understanding of the very beginnings of cancer, could soon provide us all with personalised cancer tests. Chris van Tulleken investigates whether glucosamine pills really help with joint pain, and Saleyha Ahsan looks at whether cheap painkillers are as good as expensive brands. Guest Zoe Williams, meanwhile, tries out home cholesterol test kits.
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