6×30 Doc Series Vision TV/Zoomer – 2013
With unique access to an Ayurvedic centre in Kerala, South India, Taking Back the Years follows patient Mr. Patel through the rigorous, 90 day long and 4000 year old, practice of Kaya Kalpa. Meanwhile Canadian filmmaker Hilary Pryor – the same age as Mr. Patel – explores the latest discoveries in North American medicine and with advice from Western scientists and fitness experts, attempts her own 90 day regime towards rejuvenation.
This documentary series includes interviews with the top researchers and experts in the field of anti-ageing such as:
The more Hilary finds out the more she is intrigued by the parallels between the scientific and holistic approaches. Holistic practitioners seek to achieve a combination of physical and spiritual practices that embrace the whole person – this is often mirrored at a cellular level by Western research. And although both cultures are inherently suspicious of each other, there is much to be learned from one another.
Do either Mr. Patel or the filmmaker “take back” any years through their efforts? We will find out!