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Woman Claims She No Longer Needs Solid Foods Because She Is A ‘Breatharian’

Audra Bear. 25, from Minneapolis, believes she no longer requires solid food to stay alive. Her energy comes from breathing exercises, smoothies, and tea.

The name of the lifestyle is ‘breatharianism’ and ‘prana’. She believes it works 100%.

‘Prana’ is known to be a type of energy.

Audra believes when breathing in, we inhale not only oxygen but also prana.

Apprently, ‘breatharians’ get their nutrition from breathing in over eating solid food…

Audra says 40 minutes per day of breathing exercises allow her to survive on only tea, smoothies, and juices.

Of course, this choice of lifestyle has worried people and a nutritional scientist has warned that this lifestyle is potentially ‘harmful’. There is “no scientific evidence breathing offers essential nutrients.”

Audra, before converting to ‘breatharianism’ had been living on a vegan lifestyle for some time.

Audra believes that fasting and breathing ‘to receive energy and nourishment’ has improved her overall health.

97 days was Audra’s longest fast. She only consumed puréed fruit and vegetables during that time.

She has admitted though, that she will eat a proper meal if she’s out with her family and friends.

She explained:

“Prana is another word for energy, also known as Qi or Chi. It is a life-giving force that flows in, through and around all things, it’s in the air we breathe, the sunshine, nature, connections with people and all living things.

“It is a powerful energy that actually has the ability to fuel and sustain us as humans.

“Living a pranic lifestyle is about shifting your focus from nourishing your body with denser sources (food) to less denser sources (energy), all the while keeping in mind that food is not bad, you can enjoy food if you want to.”

She continued:

“It started by practicing breathwork. There is something magical about conscious, controlled breathing that brings you with a face to face meeting with yourself, it brings you back to the core of your being.

“Breathwork helps you to realise who you are and what you need or don’t need. I never intended to ‘quit food’ I just started practicing for 40 minutes a day and after about five days I no longer had such a hunger for dense foods. My first fast lasted 97 days.

“This is not about restriction or living in lack. Living in this way is very big step away from a traditional life but the lifestyle also brings about so much abundance, health and happiness. That is where my focus will always be.”

Nutrition scientist Helena Gibson-Moore has warned:

“A diet that only includes fruit juices and teas is likely to be low in energy so although initial weight loss may occur, in the long term you will be missing out on important nutrients for good health.’

“By only consuming one food group such as fruit and vegetables, in a specific way such as juicing, without balancing it with other food groups, is not healthy and can be harmful if sustained over time.”

She continued:

“Whilst the evidence for such diets in terms of disease prevention is lacking, there is a wealth of evidence that varied and balanced dietary patterns including fruit and veg, wholegrains, good sources of protein like oily fish, pulses and nuts, some dairy or dairy alternatives, some unsaturated fats and lower intakes of fatty processed meats, refined grain, salt, saturated fat and sugary foods and drinks is associated with better health outcomes.”

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