A "Breatharian" couple is making a remarkable claim that many are treating with a lot of skepticism.
Here’s a story that will almost certainly make you go, ‘what?’ A couple that claims to be part of a movement made up of so-called “Breatharians” says they hardly ever eat, and they’ve led perfectly happy lifestyles as a result.
Camila Castello, 34, and Akahi Ricardo, 36, say that as Breatharians, they eat just three times a week, and even then only a piece of fruit or some vegetable broth. The couple lives in both California and Ecuador, and they say they don’t even feel hungry anymore as a result of their lifestyle.
Of course, many people dismiss the claims as ludicrous, noting that human beings cannot survive that long on so little food. Castello and Ricardo claim that they can survive on the “energy that exists in the universe and in themselves,” and that “cosmic nourishment” is all the food they need.
The couple has even claimed that they didn’t eat at all for three years.
“For three 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,” Castello said, according to numerous reports. “With my first child, I practiced a Breatharian pregnancy. Hunger was a foreign sensation to me so I fully lived on light and ate nothing. My blood tests during all three trimesters were impeccable and I gave birth to a healthy, baby boy.”
Wikipedia states that the belief is also referred to as “Inedia.”
“Inedia (Latin for “fasting”) or breatharianism is the belief that it is possible for a person to live without consuming food,” the Wikipedia entry states. “Breatharians claim that food, and in some cases water, are not necessary for survival, and that humans can be sustained solely by prana, the vital life force in Hinduism. According to Ayurveda, sunlight is one of the main sources of prana, and some practitioners believe that it is possible for a person to survive on sunlight alone. The terms breatharianism or inedia may also refer to this philosophy when it is practiced as a lifestyle in place of the usual diet.”