Women

06.07.13

Woman on Diet of Air, Water, Sunlight

Naveena Shine, of Seattle, tries life as a “breatharian.”

A British-born Seattle woman wanted to know if humans can survive on light and water alone, like a plant. Navenna Shine, 65, is documenting her journey on YouTube and Facebook, calling it “Living On the Light.” She said she stopped eating on May 3 and wants to try it for at least 40 days, but maybe four to six months. The idea comes from Yogis, who call themselves “breatharians.” Shine aims to discover if food is merely an addiction instead of a necessity, and she dreams of how free life would be if humans didn’t have to eat. Shine is trying to live with a plant; hopefully her only interaction isn’t that she ends up pushing daisies.