Medicine Men Go Wild

Sunday 14 September 2008

How can a diet of fish and sea animals and almost no vegetables improve your health? Doctors and identical twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken travel to eastern Siberia to find out why the Chukchi people, surviving on “the ultimate sea-mammal Atkins diet”, almost never die of heart attacks.

Can hallucinogenic plants from the Amazon rainforest really cure illness? In the final part of Medicine Men Go Wild , Chris and Xand van Tulleken, doctors and identical twins, travel to the jungle valleys of Peru to discover whether the Shaman can help them unlock the medical secrets of one of the most botanically diverse place on earth.

Tuesday 12 February at 9:00pm on Channel 4

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