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What Did Steve Jobs Die From, And How He Could Have Reduced His Risk
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What Did Steve Jobs Die From, And How He Could Have Reduced His Risk

Steve Jobs is one of the greatest visionaries of the modern PC era. Indeed, many might credit him with the invention of the PC, (though that would be a bit of a misnomer since the term "PC" refers to a non-Apple product). And while Steve Jobs was an absolutely astute businessman he, like much of the population in the US, did not have the good fortune to know the facts about his own health. But what did Steve Jobs die from? And was there any way to prevent it?

Steve Jobs had been struggling with a terrible illness for the better part of a decade - pancreatic cancer. He fought long and hard, and is a CHAMPION of cancer fighters. The definition of a cancer cure is to live 5 years past diagnosis, so he did amazingly well. As is the sad case with so many people, he succumbed to the disease peacefully on October 5, 2011. So what could this brilliant man have done to lessen his risk of developing cancer?

Steve Jobs And A Legacy Of Lessons

To watch Steve Jobs grow through his career via the scope of history, we see that he was a man (even a child at the start of his career) who was not afraid to take big risks for what he believed in. He would spend his last dollar to make sure his project would succeed, or at least make it through development. This attitude of 'never give up' is surely one of the qualities of a true leader that made Apple into a household name and a great company. But where Steve lacked was not in personal vision, dedication, hard work or intelligence. He merely lacked education. No, not formal education in a college or university, though he largely did lack that. Rather, an understanding of how our individual health is a by-product of nutrition.

So what can we learn from Steve Jobs now that he is no longer here with us?

Two things stick out to me:

  1. In addressing the class of 2005 at Stanford Steve said that to remember you'll be dead soon is the most important tool to help make choices in life. Because in the end, no amount of shame, embarrassment or failures will matter. All that remains in the face of death is the truly important.
  2. To learn about our own health, is to delay that death.

For us to find out what effect our daily choices have on our lives I believe is the answer to 'finding out what is truly important.' A simple and easy look at the world of nutrition will reveal that there are two sides to the story. Steve Jobs fit himeself right into the middle by choosing to be a pescetarian - eating fish but no other meat. Today a greater and greater number of people are choosing to eliminate meat and even eggs and dairy from their diets. They do this because science is showing it has disastrous effects on our bodies' ability to fight disease, espeically cancer.

So how does the question 'what did Steve Jobs die from' relate to nutrition? Because the disease (cancer) that took this great man is promoted by an animal-based diet, and is 'turned off' by a plant-based diet. This is something that we in America are not taught but now, as your sadness over the loss of Steve Jobs has driven you to seek answers for his untimely death, you have a golden opportunity to learn from his experience. Find out for yourself what the experts have to say on the matter, from their own mouths. It might just save your life.

 


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Michael51  

If only he knew! We'd still have Steve Jobs! Brilliant factual article, Marvin.

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  about 3 years ago

There may have been a genetic component here, though. No amount of healthy diet is going to compensate for that. The most you can do in life is your best, (in this case, follow a healthy diet) and hope that your cells respond by producing normally. Whether your genes decide in favor of survival however, is another question...

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  about 4 years ago

Good to see this article here. I followed Steve Jobs and his banishment during the Sculley years, the birth of NEXT and his final return and the triumphs that have ensued since making Apple the wealthiest company in the world. You would think that with all that wealth and caring (people cared greatly for Jobs), that he would not have had the advice he needed for his daily health. Maybe he just ignored it, and by the time found out, the damage was done. His loss is a real shame.

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  about 5 years ago
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