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Ask the Doctor is an innovative, fun, and exploratory factual series that addresses the state of the nation's health, the latest in medical treatments and the future of healthcare as we know it.

1 Season, 15 Episodes
May 16, 2017
Documentary & Biography, Reality, Science & Technology
Cast: Sandro Demaio, Shalin Naik, Renee Lim, Greg Larsen
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Ask the Doctor Full Episode Guide

  • The team uncovers alarming evidence that drinking alcohol can lead to cancer. But can the damage be reversed? Shalin quits booze for a month with surprising results, and Sandro road-tests confronting warning labels.

  • We are living longer than ever before. But with that longevity are we living better lives than our predecessors? With obesity and mental health problems on the rise, how can we make our longer lives younger lives?

  • More than half of Australians are exceeding the WHO guidelines of limiting added sugar. What effect is sugar really having on our nation's health and economy? Sandro intros the facts from a bath of coke.

  • The Doctors explore our senses - Dr Shalin finds out why hearing deteriorates with age; Dr Sandro busts some myths about improving your eyesight; and Dr Renee explores the link between smell & memory.

  • In this episode, we're helping you to fight off colds & flu. Dr Sandro reveals which home remedies work & which ones don't. Dr Shalin finds out what the difference is between colds & flu and what we can do to prevent them.

  • The doctors investigate the role our digestive system plays in our health, Dr Sandro reveals what the contents of our gut looks like and which body functions are supported by the 40 trillion-or-so microbes that live there.

  • Dr Shalin has the confronting experience of having his genomes sequenced. What will the test reveal about the future of his health?

  • This week we look at alcohol. Australians have always used alcohol to celebrate just about everything but our doctors are investigating the enormous impact drinking is having on our health.

  • This week we discover why pain is one of the most common reasons we visit the doctor and see how recent research is shaking up our understanding of how it works.

  • This week we look at allergies, Dr Sandro discovers what life is like for kids living with severe food allergies and checks out a world-first Australian trial to cure peanut allergy.

  • Discover why sleep is imperative for healing, staving off disease and brain function. Dr Shalin heads to the sleep clinic and find out why we snore, if it's bad for our health, and most importantly, is there a cure?

  • Like many Aussies Dr Shalin believes he is lactose intolerant. He wants to know if there any health risks to giving up dairy. While, Dr Sandro heads to the country to find out how our diet could be used to treat depression.

  • Dr Renee wants to know why the majority of people that diet and lose weight put it back on. While Dr Sandro opens our eyes to the hidden environmental triggers that encourage us to eat too much.

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