Trust Me, I'm a Doctor is a health magazine show which cuts through the hype and media confusion on all things health related. It strives to present viewers with the unbiased facts allowing them to come to their own conclusions. It takes its science very seriously, and does not shy away from presenting conflicting viewpoints where experts genuinely disagree or the evidence just isn’t there yet.
We all know that eating less and taking more exercise is good for us but we’re not great at heeding that advice. The team on Trust Me know this only too well and try to provide alternative ways to get fit and stay healthy. The show is presented by medical journalist Michael Mosley, emergency medicine doctor Saleyha Ahsan, infectious diseases doctor Chris van Tulleken and surgeon Gabriel Weston. Together they tackle a diverse range of health topics such as, does acupuncture work for back pain and what are the best ways to boost our levels of the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D.
The series travels the world in search of pioneering surgical techniques. In this series Gabriel went to Russia to witness stem cell surgery that’s both boundary pushing and controversial. She’s also been to the US where a surgical implant is doing something truly amazing: giving the paralysed the ability to move again.
But while Trust Me, I’m a Doctor takes its subjects and its science seriously, the presenters don’t. It’s a series which has a sense of humour and a warm heart.
You can watch the programme on Wednesday at 8pm on BBC Two, starting from 15 October 2014. For more information about the series, visit the BBC website.
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