Hack Steve Jobs Health

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM

"Steve Jobs had been on medical leave for 7 months when he resigned as CEO today, saying in a letter that he would be the first to admit it "if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple???s CEO. Unfortunately, that day has come."

Steve has been fighting pancreatic cancer for years, hormone imbalance issues and recently received a liver transplant and now is resigning from his position as CEO of Apple. He most likely is a strict pescetarian or vegan and often appears thin and frail. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs#Health

How can Steve be helped?

  1. Is there evidence that diet has any relationship to pancreatic cancer? Being vegan makes it worse or paleo makes it better?

  2. If you were in the plane seat next to him what would you tell him?



on August 25, 2011
at 12:09 PM

Just keep it classy. Put yourself in HIS position, managing a real disease in his body, instead of picking it apart and telling him (past tense at this point) what he should have done. The guy is dying.



on August 25, 2011
at 11:58 AM

I'm not a total paleo newbie, but I agree with spectral. Without a significant amount of additional information, it is purely speculation as to why he is so unhealthy. If I really were sitting in a plane next to him, I wouldn't tell him a darn thing. I'd listen.


on August 25, 2011
at 11:57 AM

In addition, he may or may not be a vegan (I've heard rumors both ways). Also, Ars Technica has this to say: "While the procedure is highly successful for the form of pancreatic cancer that Jobs had, it also removes much of the pancreas and some of the digestive tract. This can lead to further complications, such as the *dramatic and visible weight loss* Jobs' suffered in 2008." I apologize in advance if my comments offend anyone in any way, they weren't meant to. It just feels weird to be picking apart the life and health of someone none of us know on any level but what we hear in the media.


on August 25, 2011
at 11:52 AM

I'm a total paleo newbie, but the idea of telling a complete stranger whom I know nothing about why I think they got cancer of all things & what they should have done differently is a little uncomfortable. Pointing to a total stranger's ill health and somehow thinking that a forum can figure out how this could have been avoided or "be helped" when the people who have actually examined him, know him, and know what is happening with his body couldn't seems a little grandiose. His high-stress job, genetics, diet, luck, and any number of other things most likely played a role.

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on August 25, 2011
at 11:50 AM

How you know you're paleo....you hear about Steve Jobs' declining health and are ready to send him an iBooks version of The Paleo Solution (my gut reaction, anyway...)



on August 25, 2011
at 01:12 PM

When I think of Steve Jobs, I realize that all of the money and influence and resources on the planet cannot buy us health. I feel so blessed to have found this way of life before being struck with any serious health issues.

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