Dr. Jennifer Gardy is back. This intrepid microbiologist who laid her own body on the line in Myth or Science, returns to continue her quest to put health and science claims to the test and discover whether they’re myth or science.

But this time, Dr. Gardy’s journey of scientific discovery will plumb our very hopes and dreams – our quest for self-improvement.

And today we don’t have far to look for advice on how to achieve perfection: Blogs, celebrities, talk show hosts and newspaper columnists offer up a constant flow of claims, supposedly based on science, to help us out.

But are any of them true? Once again Dr. Jennifer Gardy goes wherever it’s required and does whatever it takes to put these claims to the scientific grindstone.

Claim: We’ve always known that running is good for us but can it increase life expectancy? Myth or Science?

Claim: Music can help make a child’s brain bigger. Myth or Science?

Claim: Food gives us vitamins, minerals, you name it. But raw food advocates believe you get an additional benefit if you eat food uncooked: you get access to enzymes that are critical to our health and digestion. Myth or Science?

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