Have you seen "Medicine Men Go Wild"?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 06, 2011 at 2:35 AM

I just found this very cool show on Netflicks. This is as close to paleo TV as I have ever seen. It follows two physicians from London as they go to remote places around the world to see what the people there eat, the state of their health, how they deal with illness without western medicine, how they deal with pain etc. It is absolutely fascinating. I think there are only 4 episodes. No, watching paleo TV is not "paleo" but in my defense I don't even have cable, just Netflicks. ;-) In the third episode they examine why this one culture "hardly ever dies of heart disease despite having a diet that is nearly all meat, fat and fish." They even taste raw fermented walrus. Has anyone else seen this? What are your thoughts on it? I wish there was more than 4! Do you know of anything else similar?


on December 17, 2011
at 11:39 PM

No, but I've added it to my Netflix queue. Thanks!



on November 06, 2011
at 03:15 PM

Like Rose said thanks for posting this...



on November 06, 2011
at 03:13 PM

I'll check this out when I get a chance, looks interesting.



on November 06, 2011
at 02:38 AM

That sounds fascinating; thanks for posting!

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on December 17, 2011
at 11:04 PM

i just found this today & was so excited! the closest thing to it that i've ever found is GOING TRIBAL hosted by bruce parry (originally aired under the name TRIBE in the UK). bruce goes and lives with indigenous tribes in the most remote places in the world...spending a month with each tribe & asking them to treat him like one of thier own. during that time he tries all their rituals and eats, sleeps and works alongside them. his willingness to try anything, work hard and never judge wins over almost every tribe and you get to watch them let him and the audience in more and more as each episode unfolds. it's definitely one of the best shows ever aired, in my opinion.

after the tribe show wrapped up, bruce went on to do a series where he did basically the same thing traveling through the artic, and another where he traveled the entire length of the amazon river visiting all the people along the way.

all of them are incredible but the tribe one is definitely my favorite.

and one more show that shares alot of this kind of stuff is Taboo (National Geographic). it shows different rites and rituals around the world that are considered taboo to other cultures. also a really great show! :)

here are some links online if any of that interests you. :)

GOING TRIBAL - http://www.tv-links.eu/tv-shows/Going-Tribal_26454/

ARTIC WITH BRUCE PARRY - http://www.tv-links.eu/tv-shows/Arctic-With-Bruce-Parry_24853/

AMAZON - http://www.bbc.co.uk/amazon/sites/episodes/index.shtml

TABOO - http://www.hulu.com/taboo

hope that helps!!:)



on November 06, 2011
at 09:20 AM

some of you may be able to watch it on YouTube

not in Canada though :(


on November 11, 2011
at 10:29 PM

Just found this series today on instantplay netflix. It was about all I could handle watching. everything else seemed like utter BS. Anyway when the third episode began, I got so excited I had to google the series title along with "paleo" because it's just so darned aligned with paleo (and WAPF as well). Very stoked to see this on mainstream tv. I love the premise of the show—how the successful western docs question western medicine as the end-all, be-all. They are open-minded and humble, and also realistic about stepping in to help without undermining the native docs. It's not cheesy or over-sensationalized. Also striking is that it's hard not to notice the wide well-formed faces faces and beautiful high cheekbones of the indigenous cultures they encounter. The Tibeten medical students in episode 2 were particularly stunning.

btw, I don't have cable either, just netflix. Really glad to have found your inquiry.


on November 06, 2011
at 08:02 AM

That seems extremely interesting, thanks for the tip! Too bad I'm in Europe so no Netflix for me... :/



on November 06, 2011
at 07:04 AM

Very cool. I want to watch!

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