The Food Hospital doctors meet 24-year-old Lauren, who suffers from such an extreme case of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). With its symptoms such as weight gain, fertility problems and, most noticeably, excessive body and facial hair, Lauren fears living as a virtual recluse forever unless she can find help.
Crippling migraines are destroying seven-year-old Harvey's life, and his mother will try anything to help her son.
Twenty-five-year-old twin sisters Kristen and Maren are trying to use food as a weapon against breast cancer.
And can 44-year-old single dad Chris turn around the world's fifth biggest killer, type 2 diabetes, with food?
But it's not just about treating patients. Dr Pixie McKenna from Embarrassing Bodies investigates the truth about 'superfoods', and The Food Hospital launches a series of ambitious nationwide 'food as medicine' trials, kicking off in this first episode by investigating whether chocolate can help fight high blood pressure.Watch now on 4oD
|Tuesday 01 November 2011||Channel 4|
|Tuesday 01 November 2011||8PM||Channel 4|