Steve Jobs’ Fruitarian Diet Lands Ashton Kutcher in the Hospital

Ashton Kutcher spent time in the hospital after going on one of Steve Jobs’ infamous fruitarian diets to prepare for a new role in a biopic featuring the late Apple CEO.

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Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in the film jOBS, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 25, 2013

Ashton Kutcher spent time in the hospital after going on one of Steve Jobs’ infamous fruitarian diets to prepare for a new role in a biopic featuring the late Apple CEO.

Kutcher plays the tech titan in a new feature film called jOBS, which hits theaters on April 19.

“First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to, like, some severe issues. I ended up in the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was, like, doubled over in pain,” Kutcher said to reporters at the Sundance Film Festival, according to Mashable. “My pancreas levels were completely out of whack, which was really terrifying … considering everything.” (Jobs died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer in October 2011.)

(MORE: Steve Jobs Film with Ashton Kutcher to Focus on Apple’s Early Years)

The film debuted last Friday at the film festival in Utah to somewhat mixed reactions, including from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. “What I saw was just so far from anything that really happened or [was] said in those days,” Wozniak told ABC’s Good Morning America.

Another movie of Jobs’ life, written by Aaron Sorkin, is being produced by Sony Pictures. That film will be based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the late Apple CEO and founder.

Jobs had a lifelong fascination with fruitarianism, a diet consisting entirely of fruits, nuts and seeds. At one point, the practice also helped inspire one of Jobs’ first great strokes of genius. According to ABC News and Issacson’s biography:

… [Fruits] even served as inspiration for his company’s name. “I was on one of my fruitarian diets,” Jobs reportedly told Isaacson of his decision to name the computer company Apple.

Jobs had stumbled across an apple orchard when inspiration struck.

Video courtesy of Chris Barrett

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35 comments
Spira
Spira

I have practiced the Mucusless Diet Healing System by Prof. Arnold Ehret for 11 years and have improved my life substantially. Kutcher, Jobs, and others that do not really read or understand the Mucusless Diet fail to TRANSITION properly. Ehret never told anyone to just eat fruit or do long fasts. There is a chapter called Transition Diet that includes vegetarian, vegan, etc. options. Even cooked foods, dairy, and eggs are listed as things that can be used to transition for extreme cases (most do not need to resort to that though). It is the height of folly to jump into a radical fruit diet and claim that Arnold Ehret's book promoted it. The Mucusless Diet is about TRANSITIONING off of pus and mucus-forming. This takes years, even decades for people who endeavor to do it properly. Not a couple weeks, and not using nothing but fruit. To see excerpts of Ehret cautioning people against radical fruit diets, see http://www.arnoldehret.us/jobs-kutcher-radical-fruit/ 

Peace, Love, and Breath!

Prof. Spira 

JulieGroenewald
JulieGroenewald

Thanks for all the comments :)

Highly recommended video, must watch while eating at least 10 bananas. 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQvEEjDE2pY

Media / Mainstream Sheeple Comparison:

Long Term Fruitarians 20+years - NO Pancreatic Cancer, Only Health Results, Healing and Superb Benefits

Two Days Long Fruitarians -  Pancreatic Cancer, Hospitalisation, Fatal and Destructive Diet


GelsominoPasqualino
GelsominoPasqualino

The only thing that could be weirder than Steve Jobs' life would be a movie that pretended to be about him that did not have Steve Wozniak as a (if not the) primary consultant for its script.

KennethRumbarger
KennethRumbarger

What interests me more than the late Steve Jobs' dietary beliefs is the coincidence of the Arab Spring with his finding out that his father is or was from Syria shortly before his death. (He was put up for adoption because his mother's family objected to her relationship, yet she afterward married Steve Jobs' father anyway, creating the unusual situation of his having a fully-related sister he didn't know about when he was able to reconnect.)

Mr. Jobs was also renowned for finding innovative uses for technology and he had amazing amounts of money and international fame at his disposal. One of the hallmarks of the Arab Spring uprisings was that smartphones and social networks were used to coordinate them. One of the aspects of that which I found most puzzling was: in a part of the world characterized by poverty, how did they suddenly have enough people with smartphones and the accounts to use them? This could all be coincidental. Coincidences can be very odd sometimes. If there is a connection, the worst irony would be that the one country where he  most likely would have wanted the Arab Spring to succeed in removing a dictator - Syria - is where it has been most disastrous for those who tried.

cliffsofmoher11
cliffsofmoher11

It's interesting no one has commented on the fact that just going on this highly questionable diet for only a LITTLE while screwed up Kucher's pancreatic chemistry.  

And Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer, lived on this diet for years and years.  

Um, I hate to say it, but connection, maybe? 

sethwooten19
sethwooten19

There is nothing on this earth that I could care less about thatn steve jobs' personal life


Amaroq
Amaroq

Fruits are nature's candy bar.

JulieGroenewald
JulieGroenewald

Hello Everyone,


As a fruitarian myself, I would like to respond to this discussion if I may 

Transitioning from any lifestyle to a fruitarian way of eating does not happen over night. ALL the long term fruitarians report the same, it takes a couple of years, even up to 8 years to fix sometimes the damage that has been done from previous bad health habits.

Just the fact that he did in actual fact land up with severe symptoms, is a response from his body to the fruit in terms of elimination. Fruit is known as a super cleansing agent which will not stop the elimination process once it has started. Fruit removes toxic substances from deep cell structures, repairs organs and cleanses, builds the blood.

This all takes time!  A month is probably only enough to clean out a long constipated gut, but the cell walls and mucus sitting like glue inside such a gut, can take very long to clear out, all depending on how much juicy fruits, is included and how much nuts, seeds, avos which are high in fat. The more fat, the slower the transition and cleansing process as fat sits around cell wall structures blocking good sugars and nutrients to pass inside and perform its tasks.

Fruitarians have been in contact with the scientists and medical institutes world wide. Good long term examples:
  • Dr Johanna Brandt Author of the grape cure diet - cancer institutions world wide have great success
  • Essie Honniball, 15 years + fruitarian, studies published by WNNR in the medical journal of South-Africa showed only positive results and nothing bad.
  • Professor Arnold Ehret fruitarian long term
  • Dr Graham Fruit Eater long term
  • Anne Osborne, long term fruitarian.


Well worth studying proper fruitarians, and what specialists really say. Best to take advice from people who do get good results and have made proper scientific public statements in medical journals instead of the next best actor who had a bad detoxing experience from all his own bad lifestyle habits he entertained before.

Awesome videos:
1 MILLION VIEWS IN 30 SECONDS - RawBrahs at Woodstock Fruit Festival - YouTube
At the age of 86, the fruitarian pioneer, Essie Honiball talks about the benefits of a fruit diet. - YouTube
ANNE OSBOURNE 20 YEARS ON FRUIT DIET - YouTube
Short overview on what the fruitarian lifestyle means to me

Fruitarians are the healthiest people alive. 
Google Michael Arnstein, The Fruitarian, world class super athlete, Harley Johnston - Durianrider cyclist.

All the best, God bless.
Julie Groenewald
Fruitarian for Life reply to Ashton Kutcher's fruitarian experience.

JhonathanFree
JhonathanFree

Like you can't live on fruit Ashton. Like it's stupid. Like don't eat like someone who's dead.

MiaVeganforlifeSansom
MiaVeganforlifeSansom

Perhaps the headline should read, "Not eating a proper fruitarian diet lands Ashton Kutcher in hospital". They way the headline reads right now, it's like someone using a ladder as a chair then falling off of it, and then saying that a ladder put someone in the hospital rather than the misuse of it.

MiaVeganforlifeSansom
MiaVeganforlifeSansom

There are many fruitarians who are happy and healthier than most people. I think Aston needs to tell the whole story here. The public is too easily scared and too quick to judge these days and might snap to judgement "just because a star said it". I think his story gives fruitarianism a bad rep. It's so much healthier than the Standard American diet.

JacoMaso
JacoMaso

Purposely putting carcinogenic chemicals into your body via processed foods is bizarre.  But it sure does taste good!


JacoMaso
JacoMaso

Bizarre?  Just report the facts please and keep personal adjectives to yourself, thank-you.

jhoughton1
jhoughton1

Gee, like Ashton, that, like, sounds, like, really awful. Like.

mamiesmith
mamiesmith

yeah, the Beatles hadn't made that name cool or anything.....


MickeleHughesBragg
MickeleHughesBragg

Fruiterians also eat nuts and seeds which are the primary protein source they need.

stimbus
stimbus

You mean "couldn't care less" not "could care less". "Could care less" would mean that you care somewhat about it.

Venom3386
Venom3386

@JulieGroenewaldmy favorite part is, "Best to take advice from people who do get good results..." That's like saying, I should smoke because I only listen to people that didn't get lung cancer. 

GarrettBlackwood
GarrettBlackwood

@JulieGroenewald There are so many things wrong with this

1. "super cleansing agent". Ha. Anything you put into your body needs to be processed by your bodies all-natural built in cleansing system. Urinary system, liver...there for a reason. Isn't it amazing that your body already has a way of ridding the body of waste and toxins?

2. Repairing organs and building blood. What? Your body does this through proteins and its own hormones, erythropoietin and thymosin, mainly. Most blood components are produced by red bone marrow. There is also yellow bone marrow, mostly composed of fat, that is converted into red bone marrow to produce red blood cells if there is significant blood loss. The higher quality proteins for humans are usually from other animal sources, but beans and nuts and seeds will also do I suppose. 

3. Mucus is IMPORTANT. Your body produces it within your digestive tract to protect the lining from abrasion and to allow food to pass more smoothly.

4. Everything you said about fat. Fat is an essential part of your body. Again, it's there for a reason. No one is supposed to have 0% body fat. It serves important functions such as insulation (regulating body temperature is important as cells only function properly within a certain temperature window), energy storage (without a proper fat storage, if you were to run out of available calories, your body would pull the necessary energy from muscle tissue, essentially eating itself), it lines the organs to cushion and protect them from damage, and does the same for muscle and nerve tissue. And remember that really useful yellow bone marrow? It's made up of fat.

5. "fat sits around the cell walls." False. Humans don't even have cell walls, cells walls are only found in plants. That's ok though because human cells have an absolutely essential structure called a phospholipid bilayer. That's right, lipid, as in fat. This layer is crucial to the cells, otherwise they would die. Lipids (fat is a lipid) are the only substances in the body that are not attracted to water. The phosolipid bilayer basically keeps the cell a separate living unit, otherwise it wouldn't hold up because water within the body would get between cell structures and break it apart or cell structures like mitochondria or the nucleus would just be able to float out of the cell. Outside and inside the lipid bilayer is a layer of protein so that the cell may sit inside the water-based fluid in the body without a problem and the water-based intercellular fluid is also not a problem. The layer is also essential to cellular signaling. Also, no need to worry that no nutrients will get into your cells because of this nifty layer, because there are transport proteins throughout this layer that basically "open" and allow nutrients and water in and out of the cell when the cell needs it. Amazing!

Seriously. Learn some basic human anatomy and physiology.


Bijanorama
Bijanorama

@JulieGroenewald "Fruit removes toxic substances from deep cell structures, repairs organs and cleanses, builds the blood."  The reason people are criticizing you is because you used statements - without substance - used regularly is psuedo-science marketing.

freeplaypsp
freeplaypsp

@MiaVeganforlifeSansom It's incredibly embarrassing to see you totally match the vegan stereotype. "How will you know you've met a vegan? Don't worry; they'll tell you within the first 30 seconds."

Nuke1st
Nuke1st

@MiaVeganforlifeSansom Your a vegan, shutup, your diets are unhealthy regardless, you seem to neglect the fact that a balanced diet is required to be healthy. You dont even know what the whole bloody diet he was on consisted of, go die of something related to protein or calcium deficiency 

EddyCJ
EddyCJ

@MiaVeganforlifeSansom A fruitarian diet is bad for you, it quite simply does not have all the nutrients necessary to survive. Americans have been told that fruit = good. No. Fruit in correct doses is good. But too much of anything is bad. Did you know you can die from drinking too much water? A balanced diet is a healthy diet. Fruitarian diets will muck up your glucose balance, killing you.

aestheticirony
aestheticirony

he said there was nothing on earth he could care less about. it's the thing he cares least about.