Naveena Shine wanted to try and prove that it was possible for someone to survive on sunlight alone. But after 47 days, and after losing 20% of her body weight, she decided that maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all.
Hmm, I wonder what clued her in. The dizziness? The shaking? The throwing up? Those are all symptoms she suffered during her little "experiment". Not surprising really, given that all she'd had in that time was water "with a splash of milk".
Now I know I'm being pretty harsh, and normally I'm first on board for an out there new age theory, but I've always tempered that with a solid belief in science [link]. And science has pretty clearly proven that human beings can't photosynthesize.
But I think my favourite part of the article was where she said she didn't want to be responsible for encouraging people to do it if they didn't have their "belief systems lined up". Wow ... that's incredibly patronising coming from someone who was essentially admitting that it wasn't possible.
Jeez, you know it's getting bad when you start to long for the days of the good old fruitarians.