This man proves that we can in fact live on light and that we don’t absolutely need to eat. In this amazing holy man’s case not even water is consumed. Sounds crazy but this man has been studied and observed in Sterling Hospital in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Doctors and experts have been seriously baffled by an Indian hermit who claims not to have eaten or drunk anything for several decades—but is still in perfect health.
Prahlad Jani, who is over 70 years old, spent 10 days under constant observation in May 2010. During that time, he did not consume anything and “neither did he pass urine or stool,” according to the hospital’s deputy superintendent, Dr. Dinesh Desai. Yet he is in fine mental and physical fettle (sound condition), say doctors.
Before you get too excited and decide to stop eating and drinking water to practice what is called breatharianism, please understand it could kill you and in fact some people have died trying to emulate this holy man and others who model this approach to life. That does not mean there is not something very important for us to learn here and it does not mean we cannot approach special forms of fasting for health—and even as a form of radical medical treatment.
We know where obesity is leading hundreds of millions of people—to diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart disease as well as intense states of malnutrition because of the highly processed foods consumed. Now we need to know what can be conceptualized as obesity’s opposite physiological state.
In Wikipedia we read, “Inedia (Latin: “fasting”) is the ability to live without food. The word was first used to describe a fast-based lifestyle within Catholic tradition, which holds that certain saints were able to survive for extended periods of time without food or drink other than the Eucharist. Breatharianism is a related concept in which believers claim food and possibly water are not necessary, and that humans can be sustained solely by prana (the vital life force in Hinduism), or, according to some, by the energy in sunlight (according to Ayurveda, sunlight is one of the main sources of prana). The terms breatharianism or inedia may also refer to this philosophy practiced as a lifestyle in place of the usual diet.”
Recently we have been treated to Dr. Gerald Pollack who shows us quite convincingly that sunlight interacts with water to create energy, meaning that our bodies can do, to certain or parallel extent, what chlorophyll does in plants. We can make our own energy directly from light using the internal waters of our bodies to do so. It gets complicated and even more unbelievable though when we add that this does not have to be just sunlight but it can be cosmic light or what are known as gamma rays. Then we can take this entirely beyond the pale and state that pure consciousness that is coming into us as if we were an acting black hole is also on tap for the creation of energy that can sustain us.
The main point is not esoteric but practical, having to do with eating less for health and longevity. The easiest way to emulate and experience a lot of what this holy man does is to go on an extended juice fast or even better an extended juice fast with spirulina or the superfood of my choice Rejuvenate, which has plenty of spirulina in it but tastes so much better.
Many years ago when spirulina was first introduced to the western world by my mentor Dr. Christopher Hills, I had the pleasure, when working for the Light Force Spirulina Company, of talking to many people who were fasting on spirulina for as many as six months at a time. I remember trying to convince some of these people to return to the table and eat like the rest of us more solid folk.
They did not listen much to me for they were too busy flying with the energy that they were experiencing from the fast. Feeling so light—like walking on water—is what they were experiencing and they did not want this to end this for anything. One can easily live indefinitely and comfortably on Rejuvenate and fresh juice drinks or even on Rejuvenate and water. Four years ago in my Winning the War on Cancer book I wrote extensively about juice fasting as well as intensive antioxidant fruit therapy for the treatment of cancer.
Juice fasting is wonderful for detoxification because of the antioxidant, cleansing power of freshly made juices. From cancer to heart disease, detoxification through fasting is a powerful defense against disease. You can achieve the same result with a juice fast as you can with water, but juice fasting (juice diet) is much safer and certainly gentler. It takes a slightly longer timeframe to get the same results, but it gives milder detoxification reactions, and you don’t have to be confined to a bed. In fact, though one might encounter some strong detoxification reactions, a juice fast with superfoods mixed in will put your system on afterburner affect like fighter jets, boosting metabolism and overall physiology.
Water fasting used to be considered the best fasting method but for a number of reasons this is no longer true. Juice fasting works because it:
Removes Toxins – Eliminates life-robbing toxins that hinder the body’s God-given recuperative abilities.
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Increases Nutrients – Floods the body with nutrients that energize the body’s natural regenerative abilities yet the body consumes very little energy to digest the juices or superfoods mixed in them.
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“I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency.” – Plato
There are many types of fasts: There is the water fast, the fruit fast, the rice fast, the juice fast, wheatgrass and barley juice fasts, spirulina fasts and the grapefruit fast. We even have people recommending a fast without water for the first week of a radical fasting program but this is medically insane and to be avoided like the plague because of hydration and toxicity issues. The most stringent form of fasting is taking only water; but a more liberal form of fasting includes the use of fresh juices made from fruits and vegetables as well as herbal teas. All of these limited diets generate varying degrees of detoxification—that is, elimination of toxins from the body.
A liquid fast gives the body the best opportunity to detoxify and regenerate.
Dr. Evart Loomis says, “Fasting is the world’s most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body. Within 24 hours of curtailing food intake, enzymes stop entering the stomach and travel instead into the intestines and into the bloodstream where they circulate and gobble up all sorts of waste matter, including dead and damaged cells, unwelcome microbes, metabolic wastes, and pollutants. All organs and glands get a much-needed and well-deserved rest during which time their tissues are purified and rejuvenated and their functions balanced and regulated. The entire alimentary canal is swept clean. By rebuilding immunity, health is naturally restored and disease disappears.”
Fasting for the alleviation of human suffering has been practiced uninterruptedly for 10,000 years.
Fasting is a process that facilitates the body’s healing mechanisms. It is a gift to an overburdened body. It is extremely effective in creating an internal environment where the body can do what it does best—heal itself. After fasting, the body is more efficient. Digestion is better due to a cleaner colon. The colon walls have been cleansed of impacted feces (colon cleanse is a vital part of any fasting detoxification program), allowing improved absorption of nutrients.
Fasting increases the process of elimination and the release of toxins from the colon, kidneys and bladder, lungs and sinuses, and skin. This process can generate discharge such as mucus from the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, sinuses, or in the urine. Dr. Elson M. Haas
All organs and glands get a much-needed and well-deserved rest, during which the tissues are purified and rejuvenated and the functions balanced and regulated. The entire alimentary canal (stomach, small intestines, and large intestine/colon) is swept clean, and what comes out the lower end should astonish and disgust the first-time colon cleanser/faster sufficiently to make fasting coupled with colon cleansing irrigations a lifelong habit. Perhaps the most important benefit of fasting is that it thoroughly cleans and purifies the bloodstream.
The ancient Greeks fasted for health and longevity and were known for their robust physical health. Galen, Paracelsus and Hippocrates, who are recognized as the founding fathers of Western medicine, prescribed and practiced fasting for all serious ailments. Pythagoras required his students to fast for 40 days to purify body and mind prior to receiving his highest teachings. Plato and Aristotle fasted regularly to enhance physical health and stimulate mental powers.
I was horror-stricken when, five weeks later, I discovered accidentally my breast tumor had grown to the size of an egg and had grown into the skin. Only cancer acts in this way. The usual treatment of cancer is only makeshift, since we do not know the cause of cancer. I decided at once that I should not submit to that treatment. But what then? I simply had to take some serious steps; otherwise I would soon die of cancer. I felt it almost natural that I should have to live on a 100 percent raw vegetable and fruit diet. With my own life at stake, I was forced to prove the value of consistent diet of this kind. I started immediately, going to a small island in the Kattegat where I lived in a tent, ate raw vegetables exclusively and sunbathed from four to five hours a day when weather permitted. – Dr. Kristine Nolfi
Most people can live without food for several weeks, with the body drawing on its fat and protein stores. But the average human can survive for only three to four days without water, or so modern nutritionists think. Nutrition science believes that fasting for extended periods leads to starvation, dehydration, and eventual death, but it is possible according to the example set above by this holy man and others; and according to new insights into light and water, it is possible to step outside of these nutritional equations. Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are not the body’s only observed sources of energy. In the absence of calorie intake, the body normally burns its own reserves of glycogen, body fat, and muscle, but breatharians claim that their bodies do not consume these reserves while in extended periods of fasting.
A. J. Carlson, Professor of Physiology, University of Chicago, states that a healthy, well-nourished man can live from 50 to 75 days without food, provided he is not exposed to harsh elements or emotional stress. On juices or water with superfood added, one can probably live forever!
In a world moving toward food scarcity it makes sense to start leaning into the wind of eating less because it leaves more for others and because we will be healthier for the effort. It matters greatly, of course, what we choose to eat when we choose to eat less but a few weeks of juice fasting will teach us everything we need to know.
It is important to use organic fruits and vegetables for making juices. With so in many places where these are unavailable it might make sense to go with water and Rejuvenate because we can control the quality of our water with different types of filtration systems. Absorbing a long string of nasty chemicals including fluoride and chlorine in your water is totally contraindicated for fasting.
So we are not aiming to live totally on light yet—perhaps in another incarnation or when we leave our bodies. But we can live on light and water or liquids with many good things dissolved in them. Water-Based Medicine is the name of one of my next books and it will include topics of light and color as well information about water filtration and treatment systems and substances like sodium bicarbonate and magnesium chloride we can add to our waters instead of toxic chemically-based pharmaceuticals that just destroy the structure and purity of the internal waters of our bodies. Bicarbonate is one of the most wonderful water medicines and is more than useful during fasts of any type.
Special Note: A recent and very large study found a definite link between high-fiber diets and lower risks of death not only from heart disease, but from infectious and respiratory illnesses as well. The government study, appearing in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also ties fiber with a lower risk of cancer deaths in men, but not women, possibly because men are more likely to die from cancers related to diet, like cancers of the esophagus. And it finds the overall benefit to be strongest for diets high in fiber from grains. Most Americans aren’t getting enough roughage in their diets. Fresh fruit juices provide plenty of fiber especially if part of the pulp is left in the juice. But of course it’s better to simply eat the fruit in its whole and natural form.