Make My Body Younger, S1E1: Emma Sheldon

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    • 00:30


    • 00:33

      GEORGE LAMB: Emma Sheldon is a chain smoking junkfood stuffing Ibiza club rep from Bilstonin the West Midlands.

    • 00:43

      EMMA SHELDON: He said I'd be for two.

    • 00:44

      GEORGE LAMB: So is this 23-year-old on a collisioncourse to serious health problems?[COUGHING]

    • 00:51

      GEORGE LAMB: I'm going to be surprising Emmawith an offer that could change her life.[SCREAM]

    • 00:56

      EMMA SHELDON: It's just needing the kick up the assto go and say [INAUDIBLE].

    • 00:59

      GEORGE LAMB: She's going to experience her own livingautopsy and we'll find that if she's older on the insidethan on the outside.

    • 01:07

      EMMA SHELDON: That's really quite upsetting me.

    • 01:11

      GEORGE LAMB: Emma will get her own 24-hour live in doctorto help her.

    • 01:15

      EMMA SHELDON: Are you going to stay at mine?

    • 01:17

      RADHA MODGIL: I am.

    • 01:18

      GEORGE LAMB: But it's going to be tough.

    • 01:20

      EMMA SHELDON: It's actually freezing out there.

    • 01:21

      TONY SHELDON: Put a coat on.

    • 01:22

      GEORGE LAMB: And after the best medical advice,it'll be down to Emma to turn around her own future.

    • 01:28

      EMMA SHELDON: Oh, god.Ready?

    • 01:37

      GEORGE LAMB: 23-year-old Emma Sheldonworks for six months a year as a club rep in Ibiza.The other six months she lives with her dad, Papa Sheldon,who's divorced from her mum.When Emma's back in the UK she doesnothing more strenuous than light up a ciggy.

    • 01:54

      EMMA SHELDON: I've smoked since I was about 11--probably about 12 probably.

    • 01:59

      SAM SHELDON: She'll have one first thing in the morning,then after she'd had her breakfast.It's like continuous.

    • 02:04

      EMMA SHELDON: If I'm literally sittingin the house doing nothing all day, I can smoke 30 fags.

    • 02:08

      GEORGE LAMB: And she's got the cough to prove it.[COUGHING]

    • 02:11

      EMMA SHELDON: My chest is really bad in the morning overnight.[COUGHING]You can hear her and she's coughingand it's a real, real rattle.[COUGHING]

    • 02:20

      GEORGE LAMB: And all those flags are taking their toll.

    • 02:23

      EMMA SHELDON: My skin is really bad,but I suppose that's a combination of, like,all the food I'm eating and all the stuff I'mdrinking, as well.That ain't just down to cigarettes.

    • 02:34

      MAXINE: Her skin is not as it usedto be before she went away.She suffers with a lot of spots.

    • 02:42

      TONY SHELDON: Emma's concerned other more serious long termeffects.

    • 02:46

      EMMA SHELDON: It does worry me sometimesthat there's a history of cancer in my family.I think a lot of the time you don't thinkabout it because I'm so young.

    • 02:54

      TONY SHELDON: My mom died of cancerand my brother died of it.And when you're young, you just thinkit ain't going to happen to me.

    • 03:04

      GEORGE LAMB: It's not just chain smoking.Emma lies on a diet of junk food.

    • 03:08

      EMMA SHELDON: Large chicken sandwich meal, please.

    • 03:10

      MAXINE: Emma does eat junk food just for convenience, I think.

    • 03:14

      EMMA SHELDON: Being really stingy the sauce.

    • 03:16

      TONY SHELDON: As far as [INAUDIBLE] concerned,you don't want to know.

    • 03:18

      EMMA SHELDON: Crisps-- I'm alwayssnacking in the crisp box that we've got on top of the fridge.Pizza, chips and burgers and stuff like that.

    • 03:26

      SAM SHELDON: Fizzy Pop.

    • 03:27

      EMMA SHELDON: Feel that.I've had none of that.

    • 03:29

      SAM SHELDON: She'll just go out and get it.

    • 03:31

      EMMA SHELDON: That's me.That's my whole diet summed up there.

    • 03:35

      GEORGE LAMB: Her parents are sure theyknow where it all went wrong.

    • 03:39

      TONY SHELDON: When she went to Ibiza she was under 11 stoneand now I believe she's very, very close to 14.Ibiza, as far as weight is concerned,it's a bad influence on what she eats.She doesn't have time to have a proper meal.Grab it when you can.

    • 03:54

      MAXINE: And obviously it's the wrong foodand at the wrong time.

    • 03:57

      EMMA SHELDON: It's a proper beer belly.It's like a running joke in the companythat Sheldon always gets fat.

    • 04:02

      GEORGE LAMB: When Emma's got time off from work,she can't resist the hedonistic lifestyle.

    • 04:07

      EMMA SHELDON: I do love repping.It is a party lifestyle.

    • 04:12

      SAM SHELDON: Emma does love her job, yeah.She's always up for a laugh with it.She's always getting drunk.

    • 04:18

      EMMA SHELDON: People do want to buy you drinks in barsand it is like being a mini celebrity in a way.

    • 04:23

      EMMA: I've seen Emma drink from 12:00 oneday right the way through until 12:00 the next day.

    • 04:27

      EMMA SHELDON: It's peer pressure in a way.All your guests are drinking and they expect you to drink.

    • 04:34

      GEORGE LAMB: Emma knows she can't be a club rep forever.

    • 04:37

      EMMA SHELDON: Obviously my job affects my lifestylebecause I'm out of the country for six months.If I do go back abroad to work, Ido worry that I'm going to get caught up in that little cycleagain like putting weight on, losing weight, everythinglike that.

    • 04:51

      GEORGE LAMB: So after years of heavy smokingand the full on club rep lifestyle,how much does party girl Emma Sheldon really want to change?[MUSIC PLAYING]If Emma rises to the challenge she'llbe brought right here to find out exactlywhat's damaging her body.[MUSIC PLAYING]

    • 05:16

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: I'll be offering Emma the chance to havea complete medical examination whereeverything from her lungs to her skin will be thoroughly tested.Will the results be shocking enough to make Emma faceup to the challenge of making changes to her lifestyle?[MUSIC PLAYING]I've come to Emma's hometown of Bilston in the West Midlands.

    • 05:38

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: She thinks she's being filmed to show whata normal day is like for her.She's got no idea that I'm about to arrivewith the pizza she's ordered.Time to make an offer she hopefully can't refuse.[KNOCKING AT DOOR]

    • 05:51

      EMMA SHELDON: Pizza.

    • 05:52

      GEORGE LAMB: This will be a nice surprise for her.

    • 05:54

      EMMA SHELDON: Food.Food.[SCREAM]

    • 05:58

      GEORGE LAMB: How you doing?Nice to meet you.I'm George.

    • 06:01

      EMMA SHELDON: Hello.

    • 06:02

      GEORGE LAMB: Are you good?

    • 06:03

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.Absolutely no idea anything was going, on absolutely no ideawhatsoever.

    • 06:08

      GEORGE LAMB: How many nights a week are we having pizza?

    • 06:11

      EMMA SHELDON: Me personally?

    • 06:12

      GEORGE LAMB: Yes.

    • 06:12

      EMMA SHELDON: Far too many.

    • 06:13

      GEORGE LAMB: Pizza is a constant in Emma's life a bit, yeah?OK.

    • 06:16

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 06:17

      GEORGE LAMB: I mean that's--

    • 06:17

      EMMA SHELDON: Don't even look in the ashtray!

    • 06:19

      GEORGE LAMB: How many do you smoke a day?

    • 06:21

      EMMA SHELDON: Probably about 25ish.I'm getting up to 30.

    • 06:25

      GEORGE LAMB: Rumor has it you want to make some fairly kindof significant changes in your life.

    • 06:30

      EMMA SHELDON: That is the plan.

    • 06:31

      GEORGE LAMB: OK.One of the reasons I'm here is to inviteyou to come down to London.We're going to run a whole heap of tests on you.Ultimately it kind of comes down to you really.

    • 06:39

      EMMA SHELDON: I know I can do it, it's just--

    • 06:40

      GEORGE LAMB: Really?OK.

    • 06:41

      EMMA SHELDON: --needing the kick up the ass to go and say,look what you've done to yourself.

    • 06:44

      GEORGE LAMB: Here's to giving you a metaphorical kick upthe ass, all right?Yeah, here we go.High fives all the way.

    • 06:49

      EMMA SHELDON: High five, yes.Oh god.

    • 06:54

      GEORGE LAMB: Two days later, Emma has come to London.If she's serious about changing her lifestyle,it all starts here.Emma's agreed to have her body subjectedto the ultimate physical examination.The results of these tests will beused to create in graphic detail the current state of Emma's

    • 07:14

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: internal organs and will form the basis of Emma's livingautopsy.

    • 07:18

      EMMA SHELDON: Oh, I don't like needles.

    • 07:20

      GEORGE LAMB: After a full range of blood tests, lung, skin,and chest examinations, there's finallya full MRI scan for Emma.

    • 07:28

      EMMA SHELDON: I could really do with a fag now.[MUSIC PLAYING]

    • 07:36

      GEORGE LAMB: Emma as one more dayto wait before she gets the results of her testsin the autopsy theater.She's preparing to face up to the consequencesof her lifestyle.[COUGHING]

    • 07:48

      EMMA SHELDON: I do worry about my healthfor the future, generally because of the smoking,drinking, and what I eat.Definitely think it's going to need a short sharp shock for meanyway.[COUGHING]I've always said to my dad the only thing that would everstop me smoking is either some really, really shocklike medically or me getting off my duff.

    • 08:10

      EMMA SHELDON [continued]: That's probably the only two thingsthat are going to ever stop me smoking.

    • 08:13

      GEORGE LAMB: But Emma's not just worried about how it'saffecting her on the inside.How she looks on the outside is also weighing on her mind.

    • 08:21

      EMMA SHELDON: You hate shopping because nothing fits youin the shops.I've got a whole rail of clothes in the loft and all of themare size 10s and 12s, and most of them are left.I'm fat.I've got to deal with it.It affects you, like, relationship wise,as well, I suppose, because you feel conscious about yourselfbecause you're bigger and you get a lot less attention,

    • 08:42

      EMMA SHELDON [continued]: I suppose.And just little things that all add up and make it reallybother you.[MUSIC PLAYING]

    • 08:53

      GEORGE LAMB: This is the living autopsy theater.Emma is about to find out just how much damageshe's done to her vital organs.

    • 09:02

      EMMA SHELDON: I'm feeling really nervousbecause obviously I'm going to get all my results today.So yeah, I'm really feeling nervous.Sweaty palms and back again, so I don't know.I don't know what to expect because Ithink that's quite weird and that'swhy I'm getting so nervous.

    • 09:20

      GEORGE LAMB: Hello, Em.

    • 09:21

      EMMA SHELDON: Hello.

    • 09:21

      GEORGE LAMB: How are you doing?

    • 09:22

      EMMA SHELDON: I'm all right.

    • 09:23

      GEORGE LAMB: Bad news, no pizza.

    • 09:25

      EMMA SHELDON: No pizza.

    • 09:26

      GEORGE LAMB: Now, today you're going to probably gettold some stuff that might be a little hard to hear.Are you going to be all right with that?

    • 09:33

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah, I'll be OK.

    • 09:33

      GEORGE LAMB: Yeah?

    • 09:34

      EMMA SHELDON: You can hold my hand.

    • 09:35

      GEORGE LAMB: Good.Yeah, exactly.We'll be here to hold your hand.So I'm going to call the porters in.[MUSIC PLAYING]Once we get you on the stretcher we'regoing to take you next door for what we call a living autopsy.

    • 09:47

      EMMA SHELDON: I'm just really worriedthat they're going to tell me that I've done damagethat I can't turn back.

    • 09:52

      GEORGE LAMB: Do you know what the differencebetween an autopsy and a living autopsy is?

    • 09:57

      EMMA SHELDON: Maybe that I'm still alive.

    • 09:58

      GEORGE LAMB: Yes, that's going to be the main difference isthat you are still alive and we're not actuallygoing to be cutting you open.What we're using it all the results from the testsand the scans and the MRI, all thatstuff that you didn't really enjoy ittoo much the other day.We've used all that to create a picture of your insides, OK?

    • 10:14

      EMMA SHELDON: This is horrible.Are they going to put me in a coffin or something?

    • 10:17

      GEORGE LAMB: Yeah.They'll take you through to the other roomto begin your living autopsy.[MUSIC PLAYING]

    • 10:46

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: Hello, Emma.How are you doing?A bit scary?

    • 10:49

      EMMA SHELDON: Just a little bit.

    • 10:51

      GEORGE LAMB: Yeah.And now I have got some good news for you.Papa Sheldon is here.

    • 10:56

      EMMA SHELDON: Sure.

    • 10:57

      GEORGE LAMB: Yes.Family and friend are also here--[SCREAM]Big surprise?

    • 11:03

      EMMA SHELDON: Oh my god.I'm going to kill you.I'm going to kill you all.Oh my god.

    • 11:07

      GEORGE LAMB: Yes, Papa Sheldon's here.I take it they didn't give the game away.

    • 11:11

      EMMA SHELDON: No.I'm going to kill you.

    • 11:13

      GEORGE LAMB: Yeah?

    • 11:14

      EMMA SHELDON: Yes.

    • 11:15

      GEORGE LAMB: The other bit of good newsis that it's not going to be me carrying out the livingautopsy.

    • 11:19

      EMMA SHELDON: Right.

    • 11:20

      GEORGE LAMB: We got a proper doctor for that.That's Dr. Andrew Curran, a consultant neurologistwith more than 20 years of experience.He's here to give Emma the results of her tests.Doctor.

    • 11:37

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: Hi there.

    • 11:37

      GEORGE LAMB: This is Emma.

    • 11:39

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: Very nice to meet you.

    • 11:40

      EMMA SHELDON: Nice to meet you.

    • 11:40

      GEORGE LAMB: I'm going to ask the porters to come in again.We're going to put the stretcher down.Emma's about to discover exactly what's going oninside her body.

    • 11:53

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: What's happeningis we're doing the primary incision through the skin,pull the skin back out of the way.You can see your heart and your lungs,down here liver and your intestine goingsquitch and then animated.These are actually modeled on the scansthat you had done and then animated.

    • 12:13

      EMMA SHELDON: It's really weird, actuallylike you've been cut open.Feel quite vulnerable and embarrassedlying there, especially with peoplepointing at bits that you can't see,as well as what you can see.

    • 12:24

      GEORGE LAMB: Andrew's main areas of concern for Emmaare her heart, skin, body weight, and lungs.Emma lives on a high fat diet or burgers, crisps, and takeaways.Her idea of exercise is walking to the fridge and back.

    • 12:44

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: But is Emma's love of comfort food putting her heart at risk?How's Emma's heart functioning?What are we looking for with her heart specifically?

    • 12:55

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: If we could take a microscopeand look right down into the cells of your heartwe would be starting to see little areas of damagewhere the cells are not as healthy as they might beand that's a thing called fatty change.It's mostly fat, it isn't muscle,so it doesn't contract and help the blood flow.Alcohol, as well, has direct poison or toxic effects

    • 13:16

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN [continued]: on the heart and you, I understand,do a bit of binge drinking, is that right?

    • 13:21


    • 13:22

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: Binge drinking,because it floods your body with poison in very high dosage,is very damaging to the heart.

    • 13:29

      SAM SHELDON: She don't look too happy at the screen, does she?

    • 13:32

      CRAIG: Would you look happy if you were getting told that?

    • 13:34

      GEORGE LAMB: One of the things that we'regoing to do with all of the organs we focus on today, we'regoing to try and figure out the biological age.It should be 23 years old from a biological perspective,but perhaps your lifestyle, the stringyou've been putting on them will meanthey're a little bit older.

    • 13:48

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: We'll start of at 23,which of course, Emma's birthday is 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30,31, 32, 33, 34, 35.35.

    • 14:08

      TONY SHELDON: It's certainly a shock,it is, when you see that-- when you actually see it.

    • 14:12

      GEORGE LAMB: OK, so mid-30s, biologically,your heart 12 years older than you are by birth.

    • 14:19

      EMMA SHELDON: That sounds horrible.I know I'm laughing, but it's like a nervous laugh,do you know what I mean?

    • 14:24

      GEORGE LAMB: Yes.

    • 14:26

      EMMA SHELDON: That's horrible.Quite shocked.I didn't expect it to be that high.

    • 14:34

      GEORGE LAMB: Emma's club rep lifestyleof heavy drinking, shocking diet, and sun worshippingare all having an impact on her complexion.But has Emma's 25 a day fag habitbeaten her skin into total submission?

    • 14:50

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: I particularlywant to focus on the bit about smokingbecause people who smoke don't realize the damage it'sdoing their skin.So obviously when you smoke the poisons going into your lungsdon't just stay in your lungs, theyget spread out through the whole body by the blood system.Nicotine itself causes the vesselsthat supply the skin to become smaller.

    • 15:11

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN [continued]: So during the time you're smoking,your skin's getting less oxygen and less nutrients.And smoking seems to damage both collagenand another support structure called elastin in the skin.The result is that skin ages prematurely with smoking.

    • 15:25

      GEORGE LAMB: We're now going to figure outhow much damage you've done from a biological perspectiveto your skin, OK?We're going to start out at 23-- that's your birth age,obviously-- and we're just going to watch that as it goes up23, 24 25, 26, 27.27.[MACHINE BEEPING]

    • 15:45

      EMMA SHELDON: Oh god.

    • 15:47

      GEORGE LAMB: OK, so your skin biologicallyis four years older than it should be.

    • 15:54

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: It's also cumulative.If you keep going the way you are, by the time you're 30your skin age actually might be eight or 10 years older.

    • 16:04

      EMMA SHELDON: I don't want to look old and wrinkly whenI'm 30.I don't want to look like I'm 40.I want to try and stay looking as young as I can.I don't want no wrinkles.

    • 16:14

      GEORGE LAMB: OK, now let's move on to the next areaconcern, which is your weight.Emma put on over the three stone in weightin only three months working as a cloud rep in Ibiza.When she's abroad, her idea of a workout is a decent pub crawl.Add to this her junk food diet and it's no surprise

    • 16:35

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: that Emma has piled on the pounds.

    • 16:39

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: These are imageslooking at is how your body weight is distributed.This is actually an MRI scan and if I just orientate your youon these, these are actually your upper legsand this is actually the laydown of fat under your skin.

    • 16:59

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN [continued]: If we move onto the next image, thisis the bottom end of your spinal cord here.What we can see here, once again, all this white signalis the fat that's got laid down actuallythrough all your tissues.So as I say, weight gain is not just about skin,it's about your whole body and your whole bodyhas been laying down fat because of your diet.

    • 17:24

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN [continued]: Emma, on you it's a lot more than I'd liketo see for your own health.And the last image--

    • 17:33

      EMMA SHELDON: God, that picture looks horrendous.

    • 17:35

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: That's actually your tummy buttonand this here is fat actually squashing outfrom between your tummy muscles.

    • 17:42

      GEORGE LAMB: This fat, then, is coming through the muscles.Does it damaged the muscles at all?

    • 17:47

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: If it keeps going,then the muscles become stretchedand potentially the fibers can get tornand it's very hard to get them back in shape again.

    • 17:55

      GEORGE LAMB: But how will Emma's weight score in her body massindex, also known as BMI?This is a calculation combining Emma's height and weightmeasurements, which will reveal to her just how overweight shereally is.

    • 18:09

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: 20 to 25 is consideredto be the normal healthy body mass index for any individual.Less than 20 you're too thin.25 to 30 you're overweight.Over 30 the medical term we use is obese.Your body mass index is 31.

    • 18:31

      CRAIG: I didn't think it would be that high.

    • 18:32


    • 18:33

      CRAIG: I don't think it should be that high.

    • 18:35

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: Clinically you're obese.

    • 18:36

      EMMA SHELDON: Clinically.That's really horrible because youimagine somebody obese it would be somebody like a big 40 stoneperson that can't get out of bed.Do you know what I mean?That's what image it conjures up when youthink of somebody that's obese.Does make you feel quite embarrassed in a way,I suppose, that you know that you'reclassed as medically obese.

    • 18:56

      GEORGE LAMB: OK.And now, Emma, we're going to move onto your lungs, whichare obviously an area of concern because of your heavy smokingover the last 10 years or so, all right?[MUSIC PLAYING]Emma's been a heavy smoker since she was only 12 years old.Her 25 a day habit means her lungs have alreadybeen choked with around 70,000 cigarettes and she's only 23.

    • 19:20

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: The surface of the lungsshould be a nice, smooth, pink, healthy looking colorand the surface of your lungs we're alreadystarting to see little areas of change comingthrough these yellow patches.And these dark black patches are actuallydeposits from the rubbish that comesin when you smoke cigarettes that gets stuck in the lungs

    • 19:43

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN [continued]: and the body can't get rid of.

    • 19:46

      GEORGE LAMB: Now doctor, Emma's complaining about this cough.Why do smokers get such a bad cough?

    • 19:51

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: One of the defense mechanisms our lungshave are things called cilia.Now, cilia under a microscope are very fine hairs.If you imagine that my fingers are a pile of very, veryfine threads, basically, then they beat back and forwardlike this.And what they're doing is they're taking rubbish

    • 20:12

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN [continued]: from inside your lungs.Now, what happens with smoking is that cilia thenbecomes damaged and paralyzed so it doesn't work very well.So the reason you get a morning cough isbecause the only time the crud gets a chance to come up outof your lungs is when you're lying downand it can start to flow of its own accordback up your airways.[COUGHING]

    • 20:34

      EMMA SHELDON: Sorry.

    • 20:35

      GEORGE LAMB: There's that smoker's cough.Well, look, we're going to try and figure outexactly how much you've used your lungs in the 23years you've been alive.We'll start off at Emma's birth age, which is 23.24, 25, 26--

    • 20:53

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: It just gets worse.

    • 20:55

      GEORGE LAMB: 31, 32, 33.We're going to past the biological age of your heartnow.36--[SIGH]40, 41--

    • 21:05

      EMMA SHELDON: Oh my god, make it stop.

    • 21:07

      GEORGE LAMB: 43, 44, 45.45.

    • 21:13

      EMMA SHELDON: That's horrible.

    • 21:14

      GEORGE LAMB: Those are almost or twice your age.

    • 21:19

      EMMA SHELDON: That's really bad.That's really quite upsetting, really.

    • 21:22

      TONY SHELDON: I think that shocked her right to the core.

    • 21:24

      EMMA SHELDON: My lungs are older than my mother.

    • 21:29

      GEORGE LAMB: Well, that's got a laughfrom the family and friends.

    • 21:32

      EMMA SHELDON: No, but that's terrible.

    • 21:33

      GEORGE LAMB: It shouldn't really.

    • 21:33

      EMMA SHELDON: I know.I knew it was going to be bad.Never, ever in a million years did Ithink that my lungs was going to be the age of a 45-year-old.

    • 21:41

      TONY SHELDON: She said herself when the numbers came up,me lungs are older than my mom.And that really brings it down to Earth.

    • 21:50

      EMMA SHELDON: What upsets me even moreis I'm lying here thinking, god, I could really do with a fag.Journey on, people.

    • 21:57

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: That's completely normal, Emma.That's normal because you don't justgive these things up immediately because if youdo try to give them up immediately oftenit doesn't work.

    • 22:06

      EMMA SHELDON: I'm all right.

    • 22:07

      GEORGE LAMB: Yeah?

    • 22:07

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah, I'm OK.

    • 22:08

      GEORGE LAMB: You sure?

    • 22:08

      EMMA SHELDON: Yep.

    • 22:09

      GEORGE LAMB: OK.All right, that is the end of the living autopsy.We're going to zip you back up now, OK?

    • 22:17

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: My heart is beatingslower now that your innards are back inside you.

    • 22:25

      EMMA SHELDON: It's definitely a wake up call for me.I think in the way of some thingshave shocked me more than others and upset me more than others.

    • 22:34

      GEORGE LAMB: Emma's 23 years old,but now she's about to find out exactly how old her body reallyis.So Em, the moment we've all been waiting for,the overall biological age.How's today been?

    • 22:50

      EMMA SHELDON: Emotional, that's what it's been.

    • 22:52

      GEORGE LAMB: It's definitely been emotional.Now, guys, what we're going to do nowis figure out Emma's overall biological age.That takes into account all the informationthat we found out from her tests and her scansand the individual biological ages of the organsthat you saw here today.OK, so we're going to start off at 23,which is Emma's age by birth.24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.

    • 23:19

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: [MACHINE BEEPING]30.

    • 23:23

      EMMA SHELDON: Oh god.

    • 23:24

      GEORGE LAMB: So biologically, Em,you're 30 years old, which is seven years older than youare by birth.

    • 23:32

      EMMA SHELDON: That's horrible, really horrible.

    • 23:34

      GEORGE LAMB: Yeah?

    • 23:34

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 23:35

      GEORGE LAMB: How does that make you feel, pop,seeing that, seeing your daughter seven years olderthan she should be?

    • 23:40

      TONY SHELDON: I can't find the words.Slow her down, madame.

    • 23:45

      GEORGE LAMB: All right.What do you think is going to be the biggest challenge for you?

    • 23:49

      EMMA SHELDON: Smoking, definitelywithout a shadow of a doubt.

    • 23:52

      GEORGE LAMB: Well, listen, you'regoing to be back here in about a month's time.Are you going to try and get that overall biological agedown?

    • 23:57

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah, definitely.

    • 23:58

      GEORGE LAMB: That's good news.And your friends and family are going to be right behind you.I really hope when we see you back here that you'vestarted making and implementing those positive changesin your life.

    • 24:06

      EMMA SHELDON: So do I.

    • 24:07

      GEORGE LAMB: All right.Well done, darling.

    • 24:09

      EMMA SHELDON: Thank you.

    • 24:10

      GEORGE LAMB: All right.With the results of Emma's autopsy revealed to her,it's not too late for her to make some important changesand she won't be alone.We're going to hook Emma up with one of our speciallyselected team of young medics.For this challenge, 28-year-old trainee general practitionerRadha Modgil best fits the bill.

    • 24:31

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: She's had a lot of experience working with young peopleand having soaked up the sun of the Mediterranean islands,she has an insight into the club rep lifestyle.Radha's come to Emma's local pub in Dudleyto arrange a surprise appointment.The time has come for product to ring the changes.[PHONE BEEPING]

    • 24:50

      EMMA SHELDON: Meet me at the Apple Tree puband all will be revealed.I'm going to have a cigarette now from the stress.[MUSIC PLAYING]

    • 25:03

      RADHA MODGIL: Are you scared?

    • 25:04

      EMMA SHELDON: A little bit.

    • 25:06

      RADHA MODGIL: Hello, I'm Radha.

    • 25:07

      EMMA SHELDON: Nice to meet you.

    • 25:07

      RADHA MODGIL: Nice to meet you, too.I'm one of the medics who's going to be helping youget to where you want to be.You've had lots of tests and things going,haven't you, recently?

    • 25:15

      EMMA SHELDON: I got results yesterday, so some of themwas a bit of a shock.They told me that my lungs were the age of like a 45-year-old,so that was gutting.The fact that I'm clinically obese, as well.

    • 25:27

      RADHA MODGIL: What I want to do is to try and help motivateyou, be a support to you.Do you have a spare room in your house?

    • 25:35

      EMMA SHELDON: You're not going to stay.

    • 25:37

      RADHA MODGIL: Do you see that there?

    • 25:38

      EMMA SHELDON: Shut up.Seriously?Are you going to stay at mine?

    • 25:42

      RADHA MODGIL: I am.

    • 25:44

      GEORGE LAMB: So Emma's got her own fully qualified medicto live with her for three days and give her the best advice.

    • 25:50

      EMMA SHELDON: I couldn't believe it whenshe said she was moving in.But it will be good to have somebody thereto support me and tell me what's going on and work with me.

    • 26:00

      GEORGE LAMB: It's going to be a big challenge for Radhato help this heavy smoking club rep change her habits.

    • 26:07

      RADHA MODGIL: Hello.

    • 26:09

      TONY SHELDON: Hello.

    • 26:10

      EMMA SHELDON: This is Radha.She's going to be staying with us.

    • 26:12

      TONY SHELDON: Hello, sweetheart.How are you?

    • 26:13

      RADHA MODGIL: My name's Radha.I'm one of the medics.I hope you don't mind.

    • 26:17

      TONY SHELDON: No, no, no.

    • 26:18

      GEORGE LAMB: Emma gives Radha a quick tour.

    • 26:21

      EMMA SHELDON: This is going to bewhere you're going to be staying, the little spare room.So you can leave your case in here if you want.

    • 26:28

      RADHA MODGIL: Oh, thank you.

    • 26:29

      EMMA SHELDON: Caught and you're out.

    • 26:31

      GEORGE LAMB: Emma doesn't work during the six monthswhen she's not club repping so Radha wantsto observe Emma's daily routine at homeso she can give her the best advice.[MUSIC PLAYING]

    • 26:41

      RADHA MODGIL: So is this the kind of stuff you do?

    • 26:44

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah, just generallysit and watch the telly and--

    • 26:48

      RADHA MODGIL: Have a smoke.

    • 26:49


    • 26:50

      RADHA MODGIL: OK.It strikes me that boredom is probablythe crux of your problems.

    • 26:55

      EMMA SHELDON: It is, yeah.

    • 26:57

      RADHA MODGIL: I want you to go upstairs, get your trainersone.And while you get your trainers on I'mgoing to have a quick chat with your dad.

    • 27:02


    • 27:02

      RADHA MODGIL: All right.

    • 27:02

      EMMA SHELDON: All right.

    • 27:03


    • 27:04

      GEORGE LAMB: If Emma's going to achieve her goals,Radha knows she'll need her dad's support.So will he be up for enforcing a house smoking ban?

    • 27:12

      RADHA MODGIL: Have you let her smoke in the house up till now?

    • 27:14

      TONY SHELDON: Mm-hm.

    • 27:15

      RADHA MODGIL: You have.If she had to go out in the cold and the dark,do you think it would help?

    • 27:19

      TONY SHELDON: It would.

    • 27:20

      RADHA MODGIL: Yeah.

    • 27:21

      TONY SHELDON: It would the ball rolling a little bitif she had to go outside.

    • 27:24

      RADHA MODGIL: Excellent.All right.Shall we make a deal?

    • 27:26

      TONY SHELDON: Deal.

    • 27:27

      RADHA MODGIL: OK, deal.

    • 27:29

      GEORGE LAMB: With the new smoking ban in force,Emma's ready.Radha knows if she can cure Emma's boredom she might takeher mind off fags and booze, and if Emma's going to lose weight,exercise is going to be vital.So Radha's arranged for them to play basketballto show Emma that exercise can also be a social experience.

    • 27:49

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: But Emma's nervous.

    • 27:51

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah, I'm worried about what smokinghas done to my fitness levels because Idon't know how long it's been since I did any exercise.It's been ages and ages.[WHISTLE][MUSIC PLAYING]

    • 28:10

      GEORGE LAMB: Despite her fears, Emma's having fun.Looks like Radha's plan is working.

    • 28:16

      REFEREE: Knee bends.Go.

    • 28:20

      EMMA SHELDON: What are we doing?

    • 28:22

      REFEREE: One more time.Change directions, go.

    • 28:26

      GEORGE LAMB: But minutes in, Emma's struggling to keep up.[MUSIC PLAYING]Back home, Radha wants to keep Emma activeso there's no quick and simple takeaway for dinner.Instead, they're preparing a healthy mealof pasta full of slow burning carbs and saladfor essential vitamins and minerals.

    • 28:44

      RADHA MODGIL: How are you feeling now?Are you all right?

    • 28:47

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.Knackered.

    • 28:48

      RADHA MODGIL: I'm pretty tired as well.

    • 28:51

      GEORGE LAMB: And after dinner the new house ruleis taking effect.

    • 28:54

      EMMA SHELDON: Am I allowed to have a cigarette in the house?

    • 28:57

      TONY SHELDON: Outside.

    • 28:58

      EMMA SHELDON: It's actually freezing out there.

    • 29:00

      TONY SHELDON: Put a coat on or go without a cigarette.

    • 29:03

      EMMA SHELDON: Cheers.

    • 29:05

      RADHA MODGIL: Put it there.

    • 29:07

      TONY SHELDON: We're winning.

    • 29:14

      EMMA SHELDON: I've been out tonightand done something and struggled that much after half an hourthat it kind of made it real.So, like, everything that the doctors said and my dad saidand everybody said tonight for me made it realbecause I could actually feel howbad things was with my chest.

    • 29:34

      RADHA MODGIL: I think Emma has been through lotsof different emotions today, through lots of surprise,lots of shocks.She had such a tight chest she couldn't do anythingand she got really upset, I think,just because she so badly wants to changeand it's suddenly come home to herthat she is sort of fallible and she can't reallycarry on like this.She has to change.[MUSIC PLAYING]

    • 29:59

      GEORGE LAMB: It's day two of the live-in.[COUGHING]After Emma's been woken up with her first cup of tea the day,it's time for her first ciggy.But Radha's got a small treat for her before breakfast.

    • 30:12

      RADHA MODGIL: Freezing, isn't it?It's absolutely freezing.Goodness me.I've got to show you this.

    • 30:19

      EMMA SHELDON: What is that?

    • 30:20

      RADHA MODGIL: This is how much sputum and muckyou cough up if you smoke 20 a day for only two weeks.

    • 30:28

      EMMA SHELDON: For two weeks?

    • 30:29

      RADHA MODGIL: Two weeks only.Go on, have a look.

    • 30:32

      EMMA SHELDON: I don't want to hold it.

    • 30:34

      RADHA MODGIL: Come on.Come on.

    • 30:36

      EMMA SHELDON: That is disgusting.I thought she was going to say, yeah,this is what the average smoker coughs up in a year.And she said two weeks.I couldn't believe.That is horrible.

    • 30:47

      GEORGE LAMB: Hopefully that hasn'tput Emma off her breakfast.She usually has a high salt and sugar cereal,but today Radha's preparing a healthy alternativeof porridge and fresh fruit.[MICROWAVE BEEPING]

    • 31:02

      RADHA MODGIL: It's a little bit hot so you can--

    • 31:04

      EMMA SHELDON: I'm dreading this.

    • 31:06

      RADHA MODGIL: What do you think of how it looks?It's really nice.Try--

    • 31:10

      EMMA SHELDON: It looks quite scary.

    • 31:12

      GEORGE LAMB: Porridge and fruit notknown for being a horror film favorite,but what's the verdict?[MUSIC PLAYING]

    • 31:22

      EMMA SHELDON: It's kind of like rice pudding.

    • 31:24

      RADHA MODGIL: Do you like rice pudding?

    • 31:25

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah, I like rice pudding.

    • 31:26

      RADHA MODGIL: You've got some fiber, you've got some energy,and you've also got kind of one or two portions of fruitalready even just by having breakfast.

    • 31:33

      EMMA SHELDON: It tastes better than whatI thought it was going to be.

    • 31:36

      GEORGE LAMB: But if Emma thought the porridge was a big step,what Radha;s got planned next might be a step too far.

    • 31:42

      RADHA MODGIL: Here's a bin liner.Got a bin bag?

    • 31:44

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 31:45

      GEORGE LAMB: Radha knows it's vital for Emmato remove all temptation around herand she's starting with Emma's guiltiest pleasure, the crispsand sweets box.

    • 31:54

      RADHA MODGIL: It's going to take all the bin bag up.Happy?All that's going to be replaced by nice food.Well, she was quite enthusiastic to the clean sweepwhen we first started, like she wantsto reach for that crisp box and chuck them all in the bin.That's quite a lot already, isn't it?

    • 32:09

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 32:10

      RADHA MODGIL: In one bag.OK.Good for you.

    • 32:12

      EMMA SHELDON: Steak and kidney pies?

    • 32:14

      RADHA MODGIL: Pastry, fats, lots of red meat again.Not good.Basically all of the things that havebeen causing her to have her biological ages as high as theyhave been.White breads, no.Let's get some fresh brown stuff.She'd never really looked at the food labels on the backof the jars or the packets.Biscuits.

    • 32:31

      EMMA SHELDON: Biscuits.

    • 32:33

      RADHA MODGIL: Malted milk biscuits.So a quarter of this packet you've got 21 grams of fat.

    • 32:39

      EMMA SHELDON: Is that bad?

    • 32:40

      RADHA MODGIL: Yes.

    • 32:41

      GEORGE LAMB: Anything over 20 grams of fat per 100 gramsis considered to be a high fat food,so biscuits are off the menu.

    • 32:49

      RADHA MODGIL: Hadn't really ever taken an interest in how muchfat or how many calories or how much salt there was in things.Happy?

    • 32:56


    • 32:57

      RADHA MODGIL: The idea is really to come inand just be quite harsh but explain to Emma why we'redoing it and why I'm taking away all these things whichare really sort of ruining her health.In terms of the smoking, and I said before,that we have to do it gradually.I don't know if you've ever tried this gum before,have you?

    • 33:15


    • 33:16

      RADHA MODGIL: That's quite good.I mean if you get any cravings at all thenyou can just whack a bit of that in and just chewand that actually about two milligrams of nicotinein each little bit of gum.So this should kind of subside and hopefullyhelp your cravings quite a lot.And the other thing I've got are some patcheswhich for you, because you sort of smoke sort of more than 10a day, there are kind of three stages.

    • 33:38

      RADHA MODGIL [continued]: So they start off with a high dose of nicotinewhere you put one patch on a day, basically,and then they lower the amount of nicotine in the patchas you go along.

    • 33:46

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.If I'm using the patches, of courseit makes me sick to smoke.

    • 33:50

      RADHA MODGIL: Does it?

    • 33:51

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 33:51

      RADHA MODGIL: If you'd rather justgo with the patches and kind of try and stop just with them,then that's fine if it makes you feel sick.

    • 33:59

      GEORGE LAMB: So Emma's decided that instead of reducingher smoking gradually, with the help of the patches and gumshe's going to stop completely starting from tomorrow.And if that's not drastic enough,Radha wants Emma to do one more thing.

    • 34:13

      RADHA MODGIL: What would be a complete and utter clean sweepof your body if there was one?

    • 34:23

      EMMA SHELDON: I don't know.

    • 34:24

      RADHA MODGIL: A kind of body equivalent to clearing outkitchen cupboards.

    • 34:27

      EMMA SHELDON: Some random, like, colonic irrigationor something?I am not-- no way.I can't agree there.No way.No way.No way.Oh god.

    • 34:41

      GEORGE LAMB: Radha hopes the psychological benefitof an internal clean sweep will kick start oneof her goals of losing weight.While there are no proven physical healthbenefits for having a colonic irrigation,it is suggested that it can help bowel problems and aiddetoxification.

    • 34:57

      RADHA MODGIL: Sometimes you need to feellike you've done a big sort of spring cleaning, as it were,and psychologically you got rid of all that stufffrom the past, how you used to kind of behaveand how you used to eat.Psychologically it helps to just start afresh.

    • 35:12

      EMMA SHELDON: I actually can't explain to youhow weird this is.Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.I'm bursting for the toilet, actuallydying to go to the toilet.

    • 35:24

      RADHA MODGIL: Yeah.

    • 35:25

      EMMA SHELDON: That feeling just before you--

    • 35:27

      RADHA MODGIL: When you-- yeah, yeah.

    • 35:27

      EMMA SHELDON: I've really got to get to the toilet.

    • 35:27

      RADHA MODGIL: Yeah.

    • 35:28

      EMMA SHELDON: I've really got to get to the toilet.

    • 35:30

      COLONIC ASSISTANT: If you wish to go and use the looyou can, but there's still more to come.And as we get nearer to the cecumwe'll see more undigested food.

    • 35:38

      RADHA MODGIL: Do you think you'd evercome back and have another one?

    • 35:41

      EMMA SHELDON: Not at this point, no.

    • 35:43

      GEORGE LAMB: The process is over and donewith in less than an hour.

    • 35:46

      COLONIC ASSISTANT: Feeling all right?

    • 35:48

      EMMA SHELDON: It was just a bit weird.When I was there--I don't hurt, to tell you.It was just a really random thing, weren't it?

    • 35:55

      RADHA MODGIL: Yeah.For the first time I think you honestly did really well.

    • 35:60

      GEORGE LAMB: With all the bad stuff gone,Radha and Emma are off to the local supermarket.Emma never goes to the trouble of cooking fresh food at home,relying on takeaways and ready meals.So to help Emma lose weight, they'regoing to stock up on some healthy food.

    • 36:14

      RADHA MODGIL: We need to just get everythingin the right proportions.

    • 36:17

      EMMA SHELDON: Mm-hm.

    • 36:18

      RADHA MODGIL: So as we go around we'lltry and kind of classify stuff into those groups.

    • 36:22

      EMMA SHELDON: Don't know what half of themare, to be quite honest.I would know what to do with a coconut if I bought one, so--

    • 36:27

      RADHA MODGIL: You'd need a very big hammer.Have you ever--

    • 36:28

      EMMA SHELDON: Look at that!

    • 36:30

      RADHA MODGIL: I know.

    • 36:31

      EMMA SHELDON: That is legendary.

    • 36:32

      RADHA MODGIL: Smell that.

    • 36:33

      EMMA SHELDON: It smells nice.

    • 36:35

      RADHA MODGIL: Nice, isn't it?Shall we try a guava?

    • 36:36

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 36:36

      RADHA MODGIL: You can put that in.

    • 36:38

      EMMA SHELDON: It is all a bit eye opening, I suppose,because I never knew a lot of the stuffwas here that is here.And comparing different foods to find--if you are gonna have it, find the lowest onethere with fats and salts things likethat so if you are going to have it,you're getting the best out of the bunch that are therefor a little treat.

    • 36:55

      RADHA MODGIL: 38.5 grams of protein, which is really good.We'll cook that later.[MUSIC PLAYING]She's got all the right sort of stuff there.We just need to take it back now and I need to kind of justgo all through the kind of cookingand how she prepares stuff.

    • 37:12

      GEORGE LAMB: With Radha's help, Emma'sgoing to cook her first ever family meal tonightfor her sister, Sam, and dad.Tonight's menu of melon wrapped in parma ham followedby lean chicken and salad only has 300 calories,providing a low fat, high protein feast for everyone.

    • 37:30

      SAM SHELDON: It is a surprise to Emma cooking,very much of a surprise, because normally she'lljust shove something in like [INAUDIBLE]or grab a bag of crisps, never anythingthat she has to chop and prepare and stuff likethat, it's just simple stuff.[MUSIC PLAYING]

    • 37:48

      EMMA SHELDON: I like that flavor on the chicken.

    • 37:51

      RADHA MODGIL: To Emma and her changes.Good luck.

    • 37:54

      EMMA SHELDON: Thank you.

    • 37:55

      TONY SHELDON: It was absolutely gorgeous.I really, really enjoyed it.It just proves that where there's a will there's a way.

    • 38:05

      EMMA SHELDON: Tomorrow is quite a big day for me with itbeing my quitting smoking day.I can't believe this is me last fag ever-- ever.So let's just wait and see what happens.

    • 38:20

      GEORGE LAMB: It's the final day of Radha's live-inand Emma's first day off the cigarettes.

    • 38:26

      EMMA SHELDON: I feel rough.I put my patch on.I feel kind of OK.

    • 38:29

      RADHA MODGIL: How was your first day of notreaching for a cigarette?

    • 38:32

      EMMA SHELDON: All right, all right.

    • 38:33

      RADHA MODGIL: Yeah.

    • 38:34

      EMMA SHELDON: First day's always all right.

    • 38:35

      RADHA MODGIL: Have you got your patch on?

    • 38:36

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 38:37

      GEORGE LAMB: To help Emma take her mind offthese stressful early days of quitting smoking,Radha wants to get her out of the house for a healthy walkthrough the local woods.Since Emma's been away club reppingshe's lost touch with her friends at homeand her social life has suffered.So Radha's invited her sister, Sam, along for some company.

    • 38:56

      RADHA MODGIL: It's beautiful around here, isn't it?

    • 38:58

      SAM SHELDON: It's different to, like,all the streets and everything.

    • 39:01

      RADHA MODGIL: I know.It's beautiful.It's really beautiful.It's taking her away from her environment at home, awayfrom sort of temptation.Hopefully she's doing stuff with her day two hours outof the day that's two hours she's notthinking about smoking or eating or whatever.And how about you?Do you come?How often do you come?

    • 39:18

      EMMA SHELDON: It's the first time I've had a room with her.

    • 39:20

      RADHA MODGIL: Really?Aw.

    • 39:22

      GEORGE LAMB: Walking at a brisk pace for half an hourcan burn around 200 calories and helps maintain a healthy heart.Also, the brain releases feel god endorphins during exerciseso it will also help Emma feel mentally more positiveabout stopping smoking.

    • 39:38

      EMMA SHELDON: You're always more determined on your first dayquitting smoking so it's never the easiest daybut you're always geared up and ready to go.But yeah, I've really enjoyed it.

    • 39:52

      GEORGE LAMB: Back home and Emma's managingto stay off the cigarettes.

    • 39:56

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah, I've just comeand got an orange-- a tangerine because I'm itching for a fag.So I [INAUDIBLE] yet but it's alwaysjust I've been and gotten an orangeand it's passed so I felt the need to use [INAUDIBLE].

    • 40:13

      GEORGE LAMB: The time has come for Radhato move out and for Emma to keep up the good work on her own.

    • 40:19

      EMMA SHELDON: I'm obviously nervousabout you going because I've had you here to ask about anythingand to help me and stuff while you've been here.

    • 40:27

      GEORGE LAMB: If Emma wants to achieve her goalsand reduce the overall biological age of her organsfrom 30, she's going to have to put the work into meet her targets.Emma's going to have to stay off the cigarettes,work off those extra pounds in the gym,and cook lots of healthy meals instead of snacking on crisps.

    • 40:47

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: In just a few weeks, Emma's goingto be completely retested to see if she'smade some vital changes to her biological ages.

    • 40:54

      RADHA MODGIL: Emma's shown loads of motivation,loads of enthusiasm.She's been up for trying everythingthat's new and however unusual it might be.

    • 41:02

      GEORGE LAMB: But it's not going to be the last time Emmawill see Radha.During the next four weeks she'llbe back to check on Emma's progress.

    • 41:10

      EMMA SHELDON: She started it off,but I've got to do stuff to carry it on,else it's going to be not worth it at all.I think she did stress that quite a lot.

    • 41:17

      GEORGE LAMB: And with Emma's 24th bash in Blackpoolfast approaching, is not going to be easy.It's a week since Radha moved outand Emma's sticking to a her regime.She's working out regularly at the local gym.

    • 41:33

      EMMA SHELDON: My motivation, also, I don't think reason,I think they've always been high since Istarted when Radha was here.I think I'll get another boost when peoplestart to say things like you've lostweight and stuff like that.Oh my god, I'm going to die.

    • 41:49

      GEORGE LAMB: Emma's had one slip-upafter running out of patches at the weekend.

    • 41:53

      EMMA SHELDON: To be honest with you, smoking is so hardand you're sitting there thinking,oh, I'll just have one.And I had like four fags over Saturday and Sunday,which butted me.But then I went to the clinic, got my patches,slapped them straight back on, and I've been fine since.I think it's more of a psychological thing really.You think because you haven't got a patchon it's the end of the world and you've got to have a fag.Done.

    • 42:13

      GEORGE LAMB: And Emma's developinga new love of cooking.

    • 42:17

      EMMA SHELDON: Honestly, you want to see me little herb gardenthat I've got prepared in the cupboard?What I've been and bought?Look, we've got lemon juice.The clearing out the cupboards and thatwas well beneficial because the food I left to go for,so if it's not there I can't eat it.

    • 42:37

      EMMA SHELDON [continued]: There's load of stuff in there-- cumin, oregano, basil,paprika-- I used that last night on the chickenwith garlic and lemon.It was quite nice.

    • 42:50

      GEORGE LAMB: It's week two and Radha's backin Bilston in the West Midlands to check on Emma's progress.

    • 42:55

      RADHA MODGIL: Hello.How are you?

    • 42:59

      EMMA SHELDON: I'm all right.

    • 43:00

      RADHA MODGIL: Come on, what's in here then?Ooh.

    • 43:05

      EMMA SHELDON: It's better than last time.

    • 43:06

      RADHA MODGIL: It is better, isn't it?

    • 43:07

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 43:08

      RADHA MODGIL: Let's have a little look.So we've got-- are these lemons?

    • 43:12

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 43:13

      RADHA MODGIL: Water as well.Are you drinking the water?

    • 43:15

      EMMA SHELDON: I take it to the gym.

    • 43:16

      RADHA MODGIL: Melon, that's really good.

    • 43:17

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.I buy a big melon and then what I'll do is I'll cut it upand then I generally have, like, some of the after my cereal.Yeah, we've got some salmon as well.

    • 43:25

      RADHA MODGIL: That's good.What have you got in these trays?

    • 43:27

      EMMA SHELDON: Just some salad and--

    • 43:29

      RADHA MODGIL: Oh, that's really good.That's much better before, isn't it?What's in there?Is there anything in your crisp box?

    • 43:36

      EMMA SHELDON: It's nice for somebody elseto say that you've done well because I supposewhen you're dong it yourself you always think of the bad things.I suppose it keeps you motivated.

    • 43:47

      GEORGE LAMB: Week three and Emma faces her biggest challengeyet, her 24th birthday celebrations with her club repmates in Blackpool.

    • 43:56

      EMMA SHELDON: I'm quite tipsy.I'm on rose number four and I'm quite on my wayto being quite drunk if I'm honest.Yeah, I'm a lightweight.

    • 44:08

      GEORGE LAMB: She's feeling merry and issurrounded by temptation.

    • 44:13

      EMMA SHELDON: I can smell the kebabs.Look, there's just like a row of takeaway foodthere so I can just smell them.It's really quite nice.

    • 44:23

      GEORGE LAMB: Despite being at the party capital of the north,Emma's done herself proud.

    • 44:28

      FRIEND #1: She's done well, hasn't she?

    • 44:29

      FRIEND #2: No, Emma's done really well.

    • 44:30

      FRIEND #1: She have.

    • 44:31

      FRIEND #2: She's not smoked once,spent most of the night drinking orangeand then let herself have a few glasses of wine at the end.Go, Emma.

    • 44:39

      FRIEND #1: Go, Emma.

    • 44:41

      EMMA SHELDON: All night I think I've had four rose's.That's all I've had all night.No cigarettes at all, not even one single drag.I'm so proud of myself tonight.

    • 44:54

      GEORGE LAMB: It's the final week before Emmagets completely retested and returns to the autopsy theaterto see if she's reduced her organs' biological ages.Radha's back in Bilston for one last surprise.

    • 45:10

      EMMA SHELDON: Oh my god.

    • 45:12

      RADHA MODGIL: Ta-da.Look at my bottom.

    • 45:15

      EMMA SHELDON: Oh my god.

    • 45:17

      RADHA MODGIL: You know you were always going onabout how you didn't want to be so large that you couldn'tdo what you wanted to do?

    • 45:23

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 45:24

      RADHA MODGIL: This is the kind of sort of shape you'll be inand the kind of heaviness you'll have on your body.

    • 45:27

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 45:28

      GEORGE LAMB: Time for a quick change.

    • 45:30

      RADHA MODGIL: Was that a bit of a struggle?

    • 45:32

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 45:35

      RADHA MODGIL: OK, Emma.So what I want you to do is try and justdo like a normal activity.So if you'll just try and get in the car.

    • 45:46

      EMMA SHELDON: This is-- oh my god.

    • 45:47

      RADHA MODGIL: That rocked the car.

    • 45:50

      GEORGE LAMB: Looks like they're walking, then.So what will Emma's friends at her local hair salonmake of her new body?

    • 45:55

      EMMA SHELDON: Hello.What do you think?

    • 46:03

      HAIRDRESSER: It's too realistic, whichis quite scary because it did actually look like her,even though she's not that big.It was really quite scary.

    • 46:12

      RADHA MODGIL: It's really helped her quite a lotin terms of seeing how difficult things are-- everyday thingsjust around the house, thing you wouldn't even think aboutthat I never thought about like putting your shoes on, goingdown the stairs.

    • 46:23

      EMMA SHELDON: I don't want to be that bigand you can physically can see yourself that big,which you can never imagine until you've got in the suit.And it imprints it in your mind.You could do with taking a picture of yourselfin the suit, which I've done, print it out, and sticking iton the fridge.

    • 46:43

      GEORGE LAMB: In her final week, Emma's back in central Londonto be completely retested.This is what Emma's last few weeks have been about.The results of the tests Emma underwentwill tell her exactly how much she's achieved.Emma's done brilliantly so far, but is itenough to have brought down those biological ages?

    • 47:07

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: This is it, Emma's final results are backin our autopsy theater.

    • 47:12

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah, I'm just nervous areit going to have made a difference at allwhat I've been doing, like all the changes and stuff.Are they going to have made any differenceto my biological ages at all?I know it ain't going to half them or anything,but a little difference would be nice.

    • 47:27

      GEORGE LAMB: Hey, Em, how are you doing?

    • 47:29


    • 47:29

      GEORGE LAMB: You're looking fantastic.Welcome back to the studio.

    • 47:32

      EMMA SHELDON: Thank you.

    • 47:32

      GEORGE LAMB: And have there been big changes in your lifesince you left here?

    • 47:34

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah, a few of them, actually.I've quite smoking--

    • 47:37

      GEORGE LAMB: Wow.OK.Well done.

    • 47:38

      EMMA SHELDON: --and I've been going to the gym.

    • 47:40

      GEORGE LAMB: Yeah.

    • 47:41

      EMMA SHELDON: No junk food at all.

    • 47:42

      GEORGE LAMB: You've been cooking a lot for yourself?

    • 47:43

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah, cooking fresh.

    • 47:44

      GEORGE LAMB: It's been a result for everybody then.

    • 47:46

      EMMA SHELDON: Yeah.

    • 47:46

      GEORGE LAMB: And Radha, you were there on a day to day.You were living in with Emma and her family.How was that?

    • 47:51

      RADHA MODGIL: She's done brilliantly.I went back on follow-ups and I was really surprisedand really pleased for her.She's done really well-- really, really well.

    • 47:58

      GEORGE LAMB: We've used all the test results.You underwent those tests again.How were they?

    • 48:03

      EMMA SHELDON: All right, yeah.

    • 48:03

      GEORGE LAMB: We've come up with a whole new setof biological ages for the organs that were concerningthe doctors first time around and of course,the overall biological age, whichis the one we hope you've brought down.Emma used to survive on takeaways and some junk food,but has Emma's lifestyle changes hadany impact on her previous biological heart age of 35?

    • 48:28

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: [MUSIC PLAYING]It's come out at 30.

    • 48:35

      EMMA SHELDON: Oh my god.I didn't think it would come down that much.

    • 48:38

      GEORGE LAMB: It's heading in the right direction, girl.Well done.

    • 48:41

      EMMA SHELDON: I'm really surprised at that.

    • 48:43

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: You're starting to see the change.Well done.

    • 48:45

      EMMA SHELDON: Thank you.

    • 48:49

      GEORGE LAMB: Emma's 25 a day smoking habit and sunworshipping habit in Ibiza were badly damaging her skin.By cutting out the fags, has Emmareduced her previous biological skin age of 27?26.

    • 49:09

      EMMA SHELDON: Oh my god.So that's actually two years' difference now.

    • 49:11

      GEORGE LAMB: It's coming down.Yes, there you go.Well, that's because you've got a year close to it, right?

    • 49:16

      EMMA SHELDON: I'm really pleased with that.

    • 49:18

      GEORGE LAMB: Emma was shocked to discover her previous BMI,or body mass index rating, of 31 classified her as clinicallyobese.Have all those sessions at the gym had an impact?You've lost half a stone and that'sbrought you BMI down to 29, whichmeans you're now overweight and no longer clinically obese.

    • 49:39

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: That's got to be a good thing, huh?

    • 49:40

      EMMA SHELDON: It is.It is, yeah.I'm pleased there.

    • 49:43

      RADHA MODGIL: Emma's been really sensible, actually,in terms of losing it over a prolonged period of time,not going too fast too soon and she'sdone it with cooking, which she really enjoyed.And I will say with exercise.

    • 49:52

      GEORGE LAMB: All right.That's good news.Having smoked heavily from the age of 12,Emma's lungs were being choked into submission.But in the past four weeks she's only smoked four cigarettesand is determined to quit.Has this reduced her shocking previous biological age of 45?

    • 50:18

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: Emma, 41.It's coming down.You're going in the right direction, girl.

    • 50:21

      EMMA SHELDON: It is.It is.I'm pleased with that even though it isn't as muchas the others was.I was worried it weren't going to move at all,so anything's better than nothing.

    • 50:30

      GEORGE LAMB: Andrew that's Emma there saying she was worriedit wasn't going to move at all.

    • 50:32

      NARRATOR: You're doing brilliantly.If you keep at it, get the fags cut out all together,in a year or two years from now hopefullythat will come down to your biological age.Another six years after that, your lungswill be back to normal again.

    • 50:44

      GEORGE LAMB: And finally, it's the big one.What is Emma's new overall biological age?This is the one we want to try and bring down.At the time you were 23 it came outat 30, that's seven years older.Let's have a look now if the new health choices that Emma'sbeen implementing in her life havehad an effect on that overall body age, OK?

    • 51:12

      GEORGE LAMB [continued]: 28.

    • 51:12

      EMMA SHELDON: Oh my god.

    • 51:14

      GEORGE LAMB: There we go, it's coming down.

    • 51:15

      EMMA SHELDON: It is.Two year sis a lot to take off--

    • 51:17

      GEORGE LAMB: Absolutely, darling.Well done.

    • 51:18

      EMMA SHELDON: --off everything.

    • 51:19

      GEORGE LAMB: It's a very short space of time,isn't it, Andrew?

    • 51:21

      DR. ANDREW CURRAN: Really, the effort you've madeis impressive.You have done fantastic changes.

    • 51:25

      EMMA SHELDON: I'm pleased with that, I am.

    • 51:27

      GEORGE LAMB: Good.

    • 51:27

      EMMA SHELDON: I'm chuffed.

    • 51:28

      GEORGE LAMB: That's great.Well done.You had a great result just to be moving it down already.After such a short space of time you'reheading in the right direction and congratulations.

    • 51:36

      EMMA SHELDON: Thank you.My lifestyle is completely different.The changes I've made aren't little ones,they're big things that affect me every day.My whole life is different now.The new ages have definitely motivated me to carry on withwhat I"m doing because obviously they're showing that I'm makinga difference and making a change to myself.[MUSIC PLAYING]

Make My Body Younger, S1E1: Emma Sheldon

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Emma Sheldon is clinically obese, eats only junk food, and smokes cigarettes excessively. But she wants to make a change in her life. George Lamb brings in a team of experts who give her a living autopsy to measure her biological age. Motivated by this information, Emma Sheldon makes extreme lifestyle changes.

Make My Body Younger, S1E1: Emma Sheldon

Emma Sheldon is clinically obese, eats only junk food, and smokes cigarettes excessively. But she wants to make a change in her life. George Lamb brings in a team of experts who give her a living autopsy to measure her biological age. Motivated by this information, Emma Sheldon makes extreme lifestyle changes.

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