Saturday, July 28, 2012

Desperate Diets: Woman starves to death on sunlight-only diet

A woman raising her hands toward the sun. (© Dave and Les Jacobs/Blend Images/Corbis)

          Good Day Humboldt County!

 I’ve heard about, and witnessed people, who have gone on extreme diets for decades. I think this is the first time I’ve heard of a Sunlight Only diet, but for obvious reasons it isn’t going to go mainstream.

At least not with sane people.

Nevertheless, it highlights something deeper…and that’s how many people can be deceived by so- called holy men, or ascetics. Like it or not, we are humans and require food and water. Frankly, I’ve never had a problem with that.

  “A Swiss woman managed to starve herself to death after trying to follow a sunlight-only diet, after watching a documentary of an Indian guru who claimed to live this way for 70 years.

Well, someone was lying and, no offense gurus, but obviously you CANNOT live on just sunlight alone. If you don't believe that, then look into the millions of people who die of starvation and thirst every year. Unfortunately, wanna-be ascetics have been dying of an inability to put two and two (food + water = alive!) together in Germany, Britain and Australia according to the Swiss paper Tages-Anzeiger, but for this woman to starve in Switzerland, home to some of the best cheese and chocolate in the world, just seems exceptionally unnecessary.”(Source)

Time for me to walk on down the road….

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