To Age or Not to Age is a one-hour documentary following health guru Leslie Kenton on her quest to discover a remedy for aging. Produced by Allan Smith and directed by Jennifer Bush, To Age or Not to Age follows the progress of eight New Zealanders as they undertake a journey of medical and lifestyle discovery.
The documentary chronicles the experiences of eight New Zealanders, all of different ages and backgrounds, who are put through a five-week clinical trial under the watchful eyes of award winning writer and broadcaster Leslie Kenton. For most, the trial requires a dramatic lifestyle shift - all in the name of science.
The trial is designed to test Leslie Kenton's conviction that if we can prevent a thing called Syndrome X, we can reverse the biological aging process.
The documentary follows the progress of the five week trial, and includes interviews with medical practitioners, exercise physiologists, naturapaths, traditional healers and scientists which allow the trial group and viewers an insight into the aging process and ways in which it might be reversed.
The results of the trial are astounding, startling even Leslie Kenton herself.
The documentary is a beacon of hope, demonstrating that through a combination of orthodox medicine and natural health practices, we may learn to prevent degenerative diseases, free up hospital waiting lists, and enjoy aging with enthusiasm, vitality and health.
Production Year: 2001
Commissioning Broadcaster: TVNZ for TV One
Duration: 44 mins
Outline: A documentary following health guru Leslie Kenton's quest to discover a remedy for aging. The programme follows the progress of eight New Zealanders as they undertake a journey of medical and lifestyle discovery.