In his interview on “60 minutes” last night, Walter Isaacson said that Steve Jobs tried various alternative ways of healing cancer, including “spiritually and macrobiotically.” While he was discussing Steve Jobs and his battle with cancer, a photo of Steve Jobs was shown. In the photo, his right eyebrow was slanted upward and the hair was darker than in his left eyebrow. I’ve seen pictures of eyebrows like that before. But where?
Oh yes, now I remember: In the book entitled “The Book of Macrobiotics” by Michio Kushi, on page 144, there are two sketches: one of a normal healthy face and one of the face of a person who has not been eating macrobiotically. The description of the unhealthy face shown on that page includes this sentence: “raised and shortened eyebrows (tight nervous system and shorter digestive vessels from excessive animal food). In other words, the photo of Steve Jobs showed that he was not on a macrobiotic diet.
Steve Jobs was allegedly on a vegan diet which means a vegetarian diet with no animal food at all. So how did he get the raised and shortened eyebrow of a person who has been eating excessive animal food?
In a previous blog post, I questioned whether Isaacson was using the term macrobiotically to mean a macrobiotic diet. Maybe Steve Jobs tried a macrobiotic diet for awhile, but was then convinced by Western doctors to eat animal food. In all of the news coverage, the term “special macrobiotic diet” was used. It would be helpful to know how this “special macrobiotic diet” differed from the standard macrobiotic diet. (more…)