Originally posted on June 6th 2013
I hate to break it to her but… She’s not a PLANT.
Navenna Shine, the founder and subject of the Living on Light experiment, plans to spend the next four to six months abstaining from food of any kind and living on only light, water and tea.
According to her website Livingonlight.co, Shine started the experiment in an attempt to follow a group of obscure Yogis, who for thousands of years have claimed the ability to live on light. Some who adhere to such practices are called “breatharians,” — someone who gains energy and sustenance strictly through air and sunshine — and Shine hopes to prove it is possible by living out the experiment.
Shine said she is not completely sure she will be able to succeed, but intends to give the experiment a fair attempt. Throughout the experiment, she will film herself on eight cameras positioned throughout her house to ensure to herself and others she does not cheat.
“I have the feeling that my body has reached a point where it has used up all its stored fats and is now looking around for what next to consume,” Shine wrote. “I suspect this might be the point where it decides either to find and hook into the source where it is able to live on Light, or consume the body for sustenance. I am doing all I can thorough consciousness to open up the space for ‘Living on Light.’ We shall see.”
As many as four “Breatharians” have died while attempting to live solely on light, the website Seattleglobalist.com reported.
I sure hope this woman has medical staff around because this sounds like a bad idea. The body won’t be able to live off of light and air alone. You’re not a plant. You’re a human being with a completely different physiology and organs. Most likely if this woman doesn’t start eating soon, her body will start to deteriorate and consume internal organs to make up for lost nutrients.
After dropping about 20 percent of her body weight, Naveena Shine, the 65-year-old Eastside woman who got worldwide publicity for trying to just live on light and no food, is calling it quits with her grand experiment.
She says she’s quitting on Wednesday in part because she’s run out of money, and part because of the public reaction.
“I was just asking a question, but there was just so much negative response that that means the question can’t even be asked,” she said.
Doctors have warned that it is not possible for humans to photosynthesize, and four deaths have been linked to people who apparently had tried.
On previous days, Shine had reported feeling tired or dizzy, had thrown up after drinking water, felt twitches and had cold hands. But on Monday, says Shine, “I’m feeling totally fine.”
Can’t help but think that maybe it was more than just money and the negative public reaction that’s causing her to call the experiment off after 47 days. She’s already confessed to having felt dizzy, sick and twitching. These aren’t signs of photosynthesis. These are signs that there’s something wrong with your body.
I hope she gets a medical check up, I’m pretty sure she’s going to need it.
Tip: James Randi via Facebook
Video of Navenna Shine after 4 weeks on the sunlight diet
We’ve previously covered a story about a Swiss woman who died from the sunlight diet.