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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Apizza deliveryman who identifies himself as a breatharian claims mediation has helped him to collect all the nutrients he needs from the air and can survive on just 100 calories a week.
In line with the OED, nutarian [1909] 'a vegetarian whose diet is based on nut products', breatharian [1979] 'a person who consumes no nutrients other than those absorbed from the air', and fruitarian [1893] 'one who lives on fruit' are obtained from the "suffix" -arian, like vegetarian.
Food is no longer an option for married "breatharian" couple Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castillo.
Sian says the BDA's received numerous enquiries about different diets this year, ranging from the weird to the dangerous - such as the 'Breatharian Diet', which asks people to live on fresh air and sunlight alone!
This year she made claims that she had become a 'breatharian' - someone who can live off just 'light and air' - and that she never eats or drinks.
Some of my friends are: a) vegetarian, b) gluten-free, c) lactose intolerant, and d) breatharian.
This heretical tradition is continued by Perilla, the charismatic, breatharian, Tarot-reading leader of the castle.
Breatharian: someone who believes that meditation can bring a level of consciousness where one can exist on air
Jasmuheen, founder of the Breatharian movement and a website - the Cosmic Internet Academy (CIA), arouses strong feelings in people.
The "Breatharian" agreed to be filmed on a seven-day fast by a TV crew but after four days her speech slowed, her pupils dilated, she lost a stone in weight and appeared listless and gaunt.
She calls herself a Breatharian who follows the Living on Light philosophy.
She Has Previously Identified As A "Breatharian" And Courted Other Controversy