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Piet

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#1 10 years ago

Mike Werner hasn't eaten since 2001! Book:"Life From Light" - Audarya Fellowship

what do you guys make of this.. For me it seems very wierd and must be impossible. I mean the body would start eating it self.




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#2 10 years ago

I've heard about this before, and I think it's very reasonable to be extremely sceptical.

There has only ever been on Western test of these sorts of claims, and doctors called it off after 4 days because they feared for the life of the person - who claimed to be able to live for years without food or water.

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#3 10 years ago

Reading the article I get the impression that he hasn't survived on 'light', but rather from liquids. And if you can get the appropriate nutrients from liquids I don't see any reason why you can't survive on liquids alone. During my pub-intensive weeks I very often go for days without eating for fear of being sick, and exist purely on whole milk and fruit juice. That's pretty much what he's doing. Milk in his coffee gives him protein and fat and such, fruit juice gives him carbs and vitamins, etc. He's probably skinny as hell though.

EDIT: It's certainly not a healthy way to live though. Even if he supplements his 'diet' with multivitamins, he's still losing out on a lot of the iron and other important nutrients that the human body needs to survive. Someone ought to tell these people that humans were born with teeth for a very good reason.




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#4 10 years ago

He must be pounding back vitamins of every kind 24/7. On a personal note, I could never give up food, I love steak and other read meats, too much.




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#5 10 years ago

Amazing story. It's really unbelievable that he never ate real food for a very long time. Relying on those vitamins must be really hard.




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#6 10 years ago

Well, it doesn't say how large a fruit juice he has every day. I suppose when you drink two litres of fruit juice you can get a long way, but you'll still miss some essential minerals and vitamins.

However, the part about getting enery 'from light and the atmosphere' is clearly nonsense. Of course you get energy from burning oxygen and taking in heat from the Sun, but that is by far not enough to keep you going.

And if you check the picture provided in the link it links to The Sun Newspaper, which is about the most unreliable source there is.




Piet

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#7 10 years ago

But his digestion system must go into some dangerous state of hibernation, which must be physically harmful, considering all the acids, enzymes and saliva being produed in the intestines, but not used. You must get a serious attack of gastric ulcer.