breatharian

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breatharian

(ˌbrɛθˈɛərɪən)
n
a person who believes that it is possible to subsist healthily on air alone
adj
of or relating to a breatharian: a breatharian purification programme.
[C20: breath + -arian]
breathˈarianˌism n
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Inedia or breatharianism is the belief that it is possible for a person to live without consuming food or water and Khai only eats small amounts of food and little water while mainly surviving on mints or chewing gum for a fresh taste.
Breatharianism is a practice where an individual frees themselves from food.
The then 20-year-old actress found herself practicing 'breatharianism' - existing without food and water, as believers trust that sunlight can provide all the nourishment the body needs, the Daily Express reported.
The author ranges far afield from the subject of whole foods in Volume I covering various esoteric topics including dream work Celtic tree astrology quartz crystals breatharianism and something called PE2X "A Human Mental Software Infusion for Personal Success." He also writes at length about drug companies which he refers to as "Drug Lords" accusing them of "deliberately [using] their market strategies to...sell sickness and disease." He supports his accusations with some previously published excerpts and mentions some studies but there are no full citations and no bibliography or footnoting to reference his source material.
Her philosophy is based on "breatharianism" which promotes the idea of "living on light" and almost entirely without food or liquids.
The leader, 42-year-old self-styled guru Jasmuheen, formerly known as Ellen Greve, teaches "breatharianism", a philosophy that states that people can survive without food or drink.
Jasmuheen breezes into Britain next month to spread the word about her fresh- air diet called "breatharianism".
And recently, she once again captured the attention of the media when she declared to be a follower of Breatharianism - a practice where people think they can live without food and instead derive energy from the sun.
Followers of the cult Breatharianism believe that the energy they save on digesting food and drink can be transformed into physical, emotional and spiritual energy.
Tell that to the dupes who tried Breatharianism, which claims you get well by living without food or water.
The woman who died on a Scottish hillside last week belonged to a cult which believes in "breatharianism" - the idea that humans can survive on invisible crystals in the air and therefore do not need to eat or drink.
But one woman has already died trying to follow her food-free creed of Breatharianism.