From the ‘heh,’ files…
Ashton Kutcher Was Hospitalized After Trying Steve Jobs’ Fruitarian Diet
Method actors are known to go to extreme lengths to understand the character they’re portraying. Natalie Portman dropped a whopping 20 lbs to play a ballerina in Black Swan.
Ashton Kutcher’s preparation for playing Steve Jobs in the biopic jOBS was so extreme it left him in the hospital. According to USA Today, he spent two days in the hospital after trying to stick to Steve Jobs’ fruitarian diet, which consists of eating fruits, nuts and seeds.
“I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie,” said Kutcher. “I was like doubled over in pain. My pancreas levels were completely out of whack. It was really terrifying … considering everything.”
“Considering everything” may be a reference to the cause of Jobs’ death, pancreatic cancer, in 2011. Jobs was known to maintain a fruitarian diet, which Kutcher worked into his preparation for the role, as well as studying hours of footage to replicate Jobs’ hunched walk and gestures.
Mj and I used to have a personal chef service in a big city to rermain unnamed. One of my more interesting observations was that all of our vegaltarian clients were quite sickly. They were always fighting a summer/winter/Tuesday cold. And after they blew their nose they would go on to explain all the health benefits of the vegaltarian diet. Uh-huh, sure. Ahem…
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, [and commanding] to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
My take? I think all flavors of vegaltarianism are merely religions and as such should be judged, not as diet plans, but as religions. Me? I already have a religion thank you very much.