Fruitarian Diet Lands Two and a Half Men Star Ashton Kutcher in Hospital
Feb 2013 01
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A few weeks back, I reported on a case study describing a Spanish fruitarian who was admitted to hospital after presenting with ketoacidosis and psychotic symptoms caused by his eating habits.

I titled the article Get to Know Your Local Hospital – Become a Fruitarian! Now comes news that Ashton Kutcher - the actor who replaced Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men - did just that.

Kutcher plays the role of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a new feature film called jOBS, which hits theaters in April. As part of his preparation for the role, Kutcher figured he'd try one of the fruitarian diets Jobs was known to follow.

Not a good idea, as it turns out.

“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 told reporters at the Sundance Film Festival. “My pancreas levels were completely out of whack, which was really terrifying … considering everything.”

What Kutcher means when he says "considering everything" is that Jobs died of pancreatic cancer, and hence fruitarian diets don't seem to be setting a very promising precedent for those who'd prefer to keep this crucial organ in tip-top shape.

Jobs had a lifelong fascination with fruitarianism, a diet consisting entirely of fruits, nuts and seeds. The practice also reportedly provided the inspiration for his company's name (Apple, for those of you who've just returned from a distant galaxy).

Despite the lavish health claims made for fruitarian diets, they did little for Job's own health or longevity; he passed away in October, 2011 at only 56.

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