Skip to comments.Woman's 47-day sunshine diet to end Wednesday
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.
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.
Behold, the power of stupid.
Dumbass will starve to death trying to live on sunshine in Seattle. Should have gone to Phoenix.
sHOOT...Almost culled the herd.
You can’t live on sunlight around Seattle . You will starve.
This would work on my budget.
Guess she’s too old for a Darwin Award.
She tried to live on sunshine WHERE? That is a special kind of stupid...
We do not need to ask who this dingbat voted for.........
And hit every branch on the way down.
Guaranteed Obama voter.
Obama voter. Guaranteed to believe in global warming too.
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.
Sounds like there wasn't much of a brain to damage in the first place.
She obviously took the brown acid at Woodstock.
She looks fine for 65.
Sure, she voted for Obama. But I’ll bet she complains because he’s too conservative.
“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.
Your opinion is needed on this thread.
Is that the "before" or "after" photo?
158 pounds at the start? She could probably stand to lose a bit of weight.
No, no, Bobby Sands lasted more than 2 months. I remember following that story with horror. I was in high school at the time.
66 days but in solitary I doubt he had much access to the sun before being moved to the infirmary.
It takes more than sunshine. She should have added fertilizer. She has eyes like a goat, BTW.
I would bet it is the after photo.
Is light Wednesday lower in calories, fat, or carbs than regular Wednesday?
I was in Germany at the time.
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