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Woman's 47-day sunshine diet to end Wednesday
QMI Agency ^ | June 23, 2013 | Thane Burnett

Posted on 06/23/2013 2:56:58 PM PDT by rickmichaels

Naveena Shine will soon finally allow herself a light snack — which will replace the meal of light Wednesday she's been bizarrely trying to live off of for 47 days.

The Seattle, Wash., woman is ending an experiment that experts say is rooted in a spiritual myth -- that humans don't need food and that they can survive on sunshine.

But the free-spirited 65-year-old — who legally changed her first name from Christine — is wasting away.

Shine claims she's only taken in water and tea with splashes of milk and has lost 20% of her body weight — from 72 kg to 57 kg.

She's also out of money, after a bid through her Living on Light website to collect donors bottomed out.

Most of her money went into outfitting a trailer with cameras, so online viewers would know she's not cheating.

She says she takes it all — including countless negative comments — as signs to give up her so-called breatharianism.

Others around the world have made claims of living without food — something doctors say is impossible.

At least four people have reportedly died trying, and Shine says she feared more would harm themselves if she continued.

All she wanted to do, she adds, was to know for sure.

"But it'll remain up in the air — we're not ready for the answer yet," she says over the phone from her home, where she'll turn away from the light Wednesday and, to start, eat lemon juice and spoonfuls of Canadian maple syrup.



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1 posted on 06/23/2013 2:56:58 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Well, other people have gone on water diets too. I’d think it dangerous if she didn’t get some vitamins and minerals along with the water.


2 posted on 06/23/2013 2:59:35 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: rickmichaels

Behold, the power of stupid.

Dumbass will starve to death trying to live on sunshine in Seattle. Should have gone to Phoenix.


3 posted on 06/23/2013 3:00:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

sHOOT...Almost culled the herd.


4 posted on 06/23/2013 3:00:49 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: rickmichaels

You can’t live on sunlight around Seattle . You will starve.


5 posted on 06/23/2013 3:01:31 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (If you keep your crayons in the box you can't color.)
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To: rickmichaels

This would work on my budget.


6 posted on 06/23/2013 3:06:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: rickmichaels

Guess she’s too old for a Darwin Award.


7 posted on 06/23/2013 3:08:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels

She tried to live on sunshine WHERE? That is a special kind of stupid...


8 posted on 06/23/2013 3:13:10 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: rickmichaels

We do not need to ask who this dingbat voted for.........


9 posted on 06/23/2013 3:13:34 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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10 posted on 06/23/2013 3:26:31 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: rickmichaels
Yikes...shunning food evidently does not do very much for your beauty. She looks like she fell out of an Ugly tree.

And hit every branch on the way down.

11 posted on 06/23/2013 3:31:03 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: 50sDad

Guaranteed Obama voter.


12 posted on 06/23/2013 3:35:34 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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Obama voter. Guaranteed to believe in global warming too.


13 posted on 06/23/2013 3:37:36 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: rickmichaels
rooted in a spiritual myth -- that humans don't need food and that they can survive on sunshine.

That IRA guy, Bobby Sands tested that theory too, and found it did not work. I think he only lasted about 30 days. I am surprised she is still with us, but I have a feeling, if she does survive, that damage has been done.

14 posted on 06/23/2013 3:42:03 PM PDT by Mark17 (My heart is in the Philippines, and soon I will be too.)
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To: Mark17
if she does survive, that damage has been done.

Sounds like there wasn't much of a brain to damage in the first place.

15 posted on 06/23/2013 3:42:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels

She obviously took the brown acid at Woodstock.


16 posted on 06/23/2013 3:44:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SamAdams76

She looks fine for 65.


17 posted on 06/23/2013 3:47:07 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Sure, she voted for Obama. But I’ll bet she complains because he’s too conservative.


18 posted on 06/23/2013 3:52:24 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: dfwgator

“Sounds like there wasn’t much of a brain to damage in the first place.”

She’d have to first have a brain to damage one.


19 posted on 06/23/2013 4:25:23 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: rickmichaels

Ol’ hippie.


20 posted on 06/23/2013 4:58:24 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: DainBramage

Your opinion is needed on this thread.


21 posted on 06/23/2013 4:59:50 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Chickensoup
She looks fine for 65.

Is that the "before" or "after" photo?

22 posted on 06/23/2013 5:07:03 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: rickmichaels

158 pounds at the start? She could probably stand to lose a bit of weight.


23 posted on 06/23/2013 5:29:32 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Mark17

No, no, Bobby Sands lasted more than 2 months. I remember following that story with horror. I was in high school at the time.


24 posted on 06/23/2013 5:52:45 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Mark17

66 days but in solitary I doubt he had much access to the sun before being moved to the infirmary.


25 posted on 06/23/2013 5:56:33 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: rickmichaels

It takes more than sunshine. She should have added fertilizer. She has eyes like a goat, BTW.


26 posted on 06/23/2013 6:56:59 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I would bet it is the after photo.


27 posted on 06/24/2013 2:58:50 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: rickmichaels
which will replace the meal of light Wednesday

Is light Wednesday lower in calories, fat, or carbs than regular Wednesday?

28 posted on 06/24/2013 4:28:07 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The world understands that Putin means it and Obama doesn't." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: A_perfect_lady
I was in high school at the time.

I was in Germany at the time.

29 posted on 06/24/2013 6:18:33 PM PDT by Mark17 (My heart is in the Philippines, and soon I will be too.)
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