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  • THE SECRET WORLD OF HERBS

    THE SECRET WORLD OF HERBS

    A journey of discovery through various herb-growing regions: Provence, the Alps, the Balkans, Latin America and India. Herbs fascinate people all over the world because they are so versatile: they smell good, taste good, and have healing properties. Since time immemorial, people throughout the world have used herbs: in kitchens, laboratories, in witches’ cauldrons! In Europe, the secrets of herbal medicine were guarded behind monastery walls for centuries. Only with the advent of printing did the ABC of herbs find […]

  • A HANDFUL OF LIFE

    A HANDFUL OF LIFE

    We follow the cases of ‘extreme preemies’ in Japan, France, UK and Germany. Some of them are born at only 22 weeks and weigh less than 500 grams. Find out about current state of neonatology research around the globe. More and more babies are born too early: 15 million premature births . Some of them come into this world at only 22 weeks and weigh less than 500 grams: the “extreme preemies”. Not that long ago, few people would have […]

  • AT THE SOURCES OF LONG LIFE

    AT THE SOURCES OF LONG LIFE

    Eternal youth has long been a dream of mankind. These days there is less focus on taking off the years than on living a longer, happier and healthier life, maintaining fitness and youthfulness to be able to live to an advanced age. We have identified certain regions in the world where people appear to have discovered the recipe for longevity. Remarkable numbers of centenarians are leading busy, active lives in these places. Older people who have remained young and healthy […]

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  • VIETNAM’S TRAVELLING MIDWIVES

    VIETNAM’S TRAVELLING MIDWIVES

    The new midwives of the Hmong combine both Western medicine and traditional healing methods, and they have significantly reduced the mortality rate in their remote mountain region. The new midwives of the Hmong combine both Western medicine and traditional healing methods, and they have significantly reduced the mortality rate in their remote mountain region. For over two thousand years, the extreme north of Vietnam, an area bordering China, has been home to an ethnic minority known as the Hmong. For […]

  • CHRONOBIOLOGY

    CHRONOBIOLOGY

        For thousands of years, people were able to live in sync with their “inner clock”. In our modern world, however, this is scarcely possible. Work, school or studies – for many people the day starts with the sound of an alarm clock. Still tired and sleepy, we try to get up to start the day. So why don’t we simply go to bed earlier the night before, despite having firmly decided to do so? Late risers have a […]

  • YOGA – THE ART OF LIVING

    YOGA – THE ART OF LIVING

    A journey into the heart of yoga. People of every cultural and religious background, age and ability practice yoga. Modern “lifestyle yoga” which is very popular in the West is generally limited to the physical asanas, while the original yoga teachings, which are more than 4,000 years old, combine physical and spiritual exercises into one holistic concept. This is the focus of our documentary: the source of yoga, far removed from modern commercial excesses. We accompany a group of Western […]

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  • THE BERLIN PATIENT

    THE BERLIN PATIENT

    A sensation in the scientific community: The first person to ever be cured of AIDS. Get an insight into three promising research approaches across the globe. For years, researchers believed that a cure for AIDS was impossible. But all that changed four years ago when an American, Timothy Ray Brown, became the first patient in the world to be cured of HIV at the Berlin Charité hospital. In fact he was cured of both HIV and leukaemia, by using stem […]