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Breatharian couple claim to live on 'energy'

By T.K. Randall
June 17, 2017 · Comment icon 35 comments

Breatharianism is considered highly dangerous. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Dennis Yang
Camila Castello and Akahi Ricardo claim to eat only a tiny amount of food and say they never feel hungry.
Widely regarded to be a dangerous practice that has resulted in several deaths over the years, breatharianism centers on the belief that it is possible to live on energy and sunlight instead of conventional foods, an idea that remains highly controversial and scientifically unproven.

According to Castello and Ricardo, who live between California and Ecuador, the couple eats only three times a week and when they do eat, their meals consist of a piece of fruit or a bowl of broth.

The majority of their sustenance, they claim, comes from the "energy that exists in the universe and in themselves", something that they also refer to as "cosmic nourishment."
"Humans can easily be without food, as long as they are the connected to the energy that exists in all things and through breathing," said Castello. "For 3 years, Akahi and I didn't eat anything at all and now we only eat occasionally like if we're in a social situation or if I simply want to taste a fruit."

Health experts meanwhile have dismissed the couple's claims as dangerous on the basis that there are already a significant number of people out there suffering from eating disorders.

The human body needs food to survive and a balanced daily diet is essential to stay healthy.

Suffice to say this is something that you should definitely not be trying at home.

Source: Independent | Comments (35)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #26 Posted by Tatetopa 6 years ago
Even if it were true, so what? Are they claiming to be more spiritually advanced? Seems like they need publicity and ego strokes. That doesn't seem so advanced to me, more like a publicity stunt.
Comment icon #27 Posted by UFOwatcher 6 years ago
We all do live on 'energy' (from food) but, what this bunch says is crazy. Bunk.
Comment icon #28 Posted by AZDZ 6 years ago
Reached for comment, everyone in the spirit world dead of starvation says: "It won't work."   Living on just air is impossible. You also need love. I wish I could just live off air and love, that'd be one helluva way to drop a few pounds.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Rolci 6 years ago
The story of Tummo yoga: 1982: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v295/n5846/abs/295234a0.html 1990: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08964289.1990.9934596 2011: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110422090203.htm 2013: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0058244 2014: http://www.pnas.org/content/111/20/7379 http://www.nature.com/news/behavioural-training-reduces-inflammation-1.15156 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140505155210.htm 2015: The Wim Hof Method - Extraordinary in Everyone DVD set can be downloaded for free by anyone.... [More]
Comment icon #30 Posted by Rlyeh 6 years ago
2017: Rolci still defending charlatans. The fact is if these people don't eat or drink then they don't need to breathe either. 
Comment icon #31 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 6 years ago
Then how come millions of people are starving today?
Comment icon #32 Posted by Boozemonkey 6 years ago
Comment icon #33 Posted by Rolci 6 years ago
How come millions are not taking control of their immune system? Guess that answers that. Meditation reduces high blood pressure. Does that mean that your rocker auntie who has high blood pressure, upon reading the studies (that our tax dollars have been spent on), is going to start meditating in her bedroom? I should hardly think so. Haha, I just pictured Marylin Manson doing yoga. That's rich.
Comment icon #34 Posted by aearluin 6 years ago
The lenghts people will go to get some attention...
Comment icon #35 Posted by nohands 6 years ago
nah this is all a dream what you insist you feel you believe it becomes.......... long live ... olrayt.

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