Steve Jobs’ Diet and His Death of Pancreatic Cancer

By Dr. Bob McCauley

There has been a lot written about Steve Jobs diet other than it was strict and vegan. Recent articles reveals a little more about how Steve Jobs viewed food and what he chose the consumed.  I do not dare put an actual photo of Steve Jobs in this post less the photo-police (AKA Lawyers hired to go after anyone who might use a photo in post or on their website) come after me.  But you know what Steve Jobs looks like and if you don’t remember, Google it. 

When he was a freshman at Reed College, Jobs discovered a book called “Diet for a Small Planet” by Frances Moore Lappé. “That’s when I swore off meat pretty much for good,” Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson.    Steve Jobs had an extreme diet that included fasting for days and eating the same vegetables over and over again — here’s what Apple’s visionary cofounder liked to eat

The word for Steve Jobs diet habits is not only strict but erratic. In fact, erratic would apply better to the description of Steve Jobs eating habits then strict. Steve Jobs proved two things about diet and health. 

After reading Lappé’s book, which endorsed vegetarianism, Jobs said he would go on extreme diets, including purges and fasts, and would eat just one or two foods for weeks, like apples or carrots.  Ibid.

The question is, what are you being strict about? You can be a strict meat eater for instance.  Steve Jobs had some very odd eating habits that seemed to center around eating only a few vegetables at a time or binging on other Foods. My entire health protocol revolves around detoxification, getting the things out of your body that don’t belong there.  The reason I focus on this is because creating a toxic environment within the body is what disease lives and thrives on. Cancer is the best example of a disease attacking the body because it has become so toxic. What Steve Jobs needed to do more than anything was detoxify in my opinion.

Jobs later read a book called “Mucusless Diet Healing System,” by Arnold Ehret, which led to an even stricter diet. In addition to traditional meats and proteins, Jobs also gave up bread, grains, and milk. (Ehret died at the age of 56, just like Jobs.)  Ibid.Jobs would occasionally binge at the All One Farm commune, where he spent his weekends. Monks from the Hare Krishna temple would come to visit, and make vegetarian feasts with “cumin, coriander, and turmeric.” Jobs would go to town on these meals. Ibid.

I have read this book, Mucusless Diet Healing System, by Arnold Ehret.  It’s famous book and offers great advice, but who knows of Steve Jobs followed this advice.  

Jobs was way more strict with his own diet. His daughter Lisa remembers that, one day, he spat out a mouthful of soup after he learned that it contained butter. Ibid.

You can become a vegan and still become gravely ill.  While veganism is a step in the right direction, but is not the best diet.  This is because veganism tends to be a cleaner diet than eating from the toxic animal world.  The higher you eat on the food chain the more toxins have accumulated within that food and since animals are at the top of the food chain then they’re the most toxic.

In 2003, after doctors performed a routine CAT scan of his kidneys, Jobs learned he had a rare form of pancreatic cancer. But instead of opting for surgery, which is what doctors recommended (they were overjoyed that they caught the cancer so early), Jobs instead tried to heal himself by becoming a strict vegan, eating large amounts of fruit juices and carrots. Ibid.

Veganism does not equal health, nor does vegetarianism. I was a vegetarian for 18 years before I became a raw food vegan. There is an enormous and fundamental difference between being a cook’s food vegan and a raw food vegan. In fact, it’s all the difference. The other thing it proves is that just because you are strict does it mean you’re not going to get healthy because getting sick is not about whether or not you’re strict with your diet.

By July 2011, Jobs was eating almost no solid foods at all. By then, his cancer had spread to his bones and other parts of his body. Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011, surrounded by family.  Ibid.

You need to drink alkaline ionized water, use spirulina and chlorella for your protein and nutritional Foundation, consume a huge array of raw fruits and vegetables, consuming fermented foods, prebiotics, and probiotics. You need to stay mineralized, exercise vigorously daily, and keep a positive mental attitude. I don’t know the entirety of Steve Jobs diet and what he actually put into his body, but I can say he did not follow my advice for if he had, like anyone else who decides to change their lifestyle to one of true health, he would still be with us.

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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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