A woman is diagnosed with stage IV mantle cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Her doctor had never seen a patient with this form of lymphoma live beyond three years, but she was not ready to accept that fate and found a cure at a farmer's market.
A 2-year-old boy is diagnosed with brain cancer. Conventional treatments would leave him with only a few years of vegetative life, but painstaking research leads his parents to a doctor whose alternative treatment is opposed by conventional medicine.
A woman's dream of dancing on Broadway is suddenly crushed when ulcerative colitis leaves her unable to function. Conventional drugs cause intolerable side effects. Refusing to accept a life a misery, she discovers a natural-lifestyle change that restores her life.
A woman is struck with paralyzing back pain in her mid-20s and diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, a rare disorder that doctors say will put her in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Her determination leads her to an ancient practice that rescues her from a life of suffering.
A man's oxygen regulator malfunctions while scuba diving, and he bolts to the surface, potentially causing the bends. At first he seems to have dodged a bullet, but after a series of misdiagnoses, the truth is discovered and a simple treatment rescues him from the edge of madness.
A boy sees words on a page as a jumble of blurred images and is labeled as having learning disabilities in school. Then, in his early 20s, a chance encounter leads to a startling revelation, and he begins to see clearly for the first time in his life.
A woman is plagued by a strange combination of chronic digestive, respiratory and skin problems. She eventually learns she has a celiac disease, which causes her body to react to certain foods as if they were poison, and makes a discovery that leads to natural healing and to her own successful business that helps fellow sufferers.
A small cut on a man's leg will not stop bleeding, and other seemingly minor injuries refuse to heal. He soon has to make a life-or-death decision between surgery and an approach that defies convention.
A couple learn that their 8-year-old daughter has brain cancer. After surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, the tumors reappeared, and she is given weeks to live. A frantic search for alternatives leads to a natural treatment.
A pianist is suddenly disabled with excruciating pain in hands and feet. A rare combination of rheumatoid arthritis and scleritis is about to end her career. Conventional medications give limited relief and carry unbearable side effects, but her will to return to the piano leads to a discovery of a natural approach that helps the body heal itself.
A woman is blindsided by a mysterious set of symptoms: extreme nausea, rashes, difficulty breathing, swelling in her throat and dramatic weight loss. Conventional doctors are stumped, but a friend leads her to a renowned homeopathic doctor, whose diagnosis and treatment bring her back from the brink of death.
A woman who was misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis endures years of suffering until a revelation points to another cause, Lyme disease, and opens a door of discovery where she finds hope, in a hive of honey bees.
Cast & Details
Premiered: July 4, 2017
Premise: People who sought out alternative medicine to treat their serious illnesses share their stories.