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Ask The Doctor

All Episodes

  • 2019-10-22T20:01:00+11:00s at 2019-10-22T20:01:00+11:00 on ABC (AU)
  • 2017-05-16T09:31:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • 9 hours, 0 mins (18 episodes)
  • Australia
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest
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.

24 episodes

Special 1 Sugar

  • no air date — 30 mins

1x01 Obesity

  • Series Premiere

    2017-05-16T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x02 Diet

  • 2017-05-23T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x03 Sleep

  • 2017-05-30T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

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

1x04 Allergies

  • 2017-06-06T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x05 Pain

  • 2017-06-13T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x06 Alcohol

  • 2017-06-20T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

This episode looks 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.

1x07 Exercise

  • 2017-06-27T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

With more than two thirds of Aussies not doing the recommended amount of exercise, sitting has become the new smoking. Sandro checks out the 7-minute work out & Renee looks at the link between exercise & mental wellbeing.

1x08 Genes

  • 2017-07-04T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

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

1x09 Gut

  • 2017-07-11T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x10 Cold and Flu

  • 2017-07-18T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x11 Senses

  • 2017-07-25T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

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.

1x12 Sex

  • 2017-08-01T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

Doctor Shalin uncovers the extent of male infertility in Australia, Doctor Sandro reveals the raw truth about sexual disease in our communities and Doctor Renee explores the various contraceptives available to women. (Final)

2x01 Sugar

  • Season Premiere

    2018-10-02T09:31:00Z — 30 mins

2x06 Fitness

  • 2018-11-13T09:01:00Z — 30 mins

2x07 Food (Part 1)

  • no air date — 30 mins

In part one of a two-part special, Caroline convinces volunteers to road-test four popular diets: Keto, Paleo, 5/2 and Flexitarian, Sandro examines which milks are healthiest, Shalin investigates if going gluten-free is safe.

2x08 Food (Part 2)

  • no air date — 30 mins

In part-two, Caroline's diet experiment reveals spectacular weight-loss, along with worrying health implications. Shalin lifts the lid on fats and oils and Sandro navigates Australia's confusing food labelling system.

2x09 Loneliness

  • no air date — 30 mins

Being lonely is the silent health crisis deadlier than obesity. The doctors explore why and give advice on how to make new friendships that last.

2x10 Modern Life

  • no air date — 30 mins

The doctors reveal which complimentary therapies actually work, when to get screened for cancer and how to create nutritious lunchboxes.

2x11 Antibiotics

  • no air date — 30 mins

Shalin risks his life eating street food in a superbug hotspot, and Caroline examines one of the greatest threats to mankind - antibiotic resistance.

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