Dr. David Agus is one of the men who saved news icon Robin Quivers' life last year as she battled cancer, so he'll always be a hero to Howard.
He called in this morning to promote his book 'A Short Guide to a Long Life', which Howard and Robin both loved.
While Dr. Agus's plan for a long, healthy life is almost the way Howard lives to a T, the one tip the good doctor gives that isn't in Howard's routine is baby aspirin. Dr. Agus claims it will drastically reduce all kinds of medical problems in the long term – cancer, heart disease, etc.
What Howard really wanted to get into was Robin's attempts to 'detox' through crazy experiments like enemas, ayahuasca in Peru, juicing. Dr. Agus's reply was that there is no data that says any of these things improve your health, but there also isn't any evidence that, as Howard alleged, any of this caused Robin's cancer.
He did point out that Robin likes to argue with facts, which is rare for a newswoman.
Stern Show writer Sal Governale also goes to weird extents to get healthy, and his newest obsession is vitamins. The doctor thought Sal's regimen was nonsense and pointed out that it is damaging his liver. Sal said he'd been experiencing bloating in his liver and gallbladder area, and now he knows why.
Sal's Vitamin Bag
Other tips from the doc include wearing your seat belt, brushing your teeth, washing your bed sheets once a week for better sleep, and eat fish three times per week.
Dr. Agus has also helped two of Howard's heroes, Steve Jobs, who taught Dr. Agus how to dress, and Neil Young, who refers to Dr. Agus as his 'mechanic' and goes to him for general check-ups.
Check out Dr. Agus's book 'A Short Guide to a Long Life' and live exactly like Howard does.