21 Celebs Who Embraced Natural Medicine


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Steve Jobs

Although pancreatic cancer is often life-threatening, Jobs actually had a rare, treatable form of the disease. But the tech visionary, a practicing Buddhist and strict vegetarian, pursued alternative therapies for nine months before eventually electing to follow a more conventional path. Although he had hoped to avoid an operation, Jobs had surgery in 2004, but by then the cancer had already spread.

Some have speculated that had Jobs proceeded with conventional treatment for pancreatic cancer from the start, he may have won the battle.

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