Netflix has released the trailer for the upcoming docuseries (Un)Well, which takes viewers on a journey through the lucrative wellness industry, which touts health and healing.
The show takes a deep dive into the global industry worth trillions of dollars and tells the stories of people who have undergone various “treatments”, including that of a woman who says she was brainwashed and drank Kool-Aid fasting. Other topics that are tackled in the series are fasting, which is described by one man “as powerful as many drugs” and as “the most popular diet right now,” Ayahuasca, which – we learn from the trailer – “is here to save humanity, breast milk, essential oils, which “prey on housewives and mothers,” and even bee venom therapy, which is among the most risky.
The docuseries aims to shine a light on the impact of this industry by raising the question if we are getting well or we are falling victim to false promises. People are doing their own research because they’re wanting to take control of their health.
“There is a saying ‘What you see is a mirage. What’s underneath the mirage is what you are searching for,” one man says in voiceover in the 2-minute trailer.
(Un)Well is scheduled to launch on the streaming service on August 12.