When Bill Weir, an assignment reporter for Nightline was asked to do a story on Dr. David Agus, a California oncology doctor with a new book and an innovative approach to health, he readily agreed. He consented to numerous tests and agreed to share his results with America.
But this self-confessed fitness nut was not prepared for what the doctor found.
On a routine MRI, Dr. Agus found heart calcifications that indicated that a heart attack could be imminent for the 44 year old Weir. It shook Weir to the core.
Said Weir, “I’ve survived 44 years with the willfully ignorant attitude that doctors are for sick people, and I never get sick.”
The good doctor’s prescription to treat Weir’s illness? Diet and lifestyle changes including more cold water fish, reducing stress, more fruit and veggies, cutting back on fats and alcohol.
A lifesaving MRI and a prescription for common sense. Did Weir really need an MRI to tell him that a diet heavy on fat and alcohol and a stressful life and career could potentially kill him? Perhaps. I think we all understand these things in a sense but it can take a brush with death to actualize them in our lives.
Watch the video here and watch more on tonight’s Nightline.