Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello, Breatharian couple: How a husband and wife weaned themselves off solid food to only live off the universe.
Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello a self described ‘Breatharian’ couple have told of having barely eaten food for nine years as they live off ‘the universe’s energy’.
In an exclusive with the dailymail the couple who divide their time between California and Ecuador tell how they believe food and water aren’t necessary (they only eat three times a week), saying that their incur their sustenance solely the energy of the universe.
The couple who have a a 5-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter together — have survived on little else besides a piece of fruit or vegetable broth just three times per week since 2008.
A regard of one health lifestyle blog, describes breatharian philosophy as the following:
‘Breathariansim refers to the practice of sustaining oneself without the need for food. This concept is not new; in fact, for thousands of years, various cultures around the world have written of this ability. In the third book of the Yoga Sutras, for example, approximately twenty-five siddhis are listed as having extraordinary abilities. This is a common theme throughout Buddhism, and various other spiritual traditions as well.’
So committed are the couple to their brand of religious enlightenment, Castello even practiced a Breatharian pregnancy — not eating anything during the entire nine months that she carried her first child. Do you suppose?
Advocating their admittedly unorthodox lifestyle, the married couple of nine years claim that their ‘food-free lifestyle’ has improved their health and emotional well-being as well as letting them spend money on traveling rather than the weekly groceries.
Could that have anything to do with not consuming the high sugar foods that is Western nation’s lot, including food laden with preservatives, gmo’s and other growth hormone’s that have become the staple of the animal food industry? Foods that science and medicine has shown has the capacity to bring an onslaught of human frailty, including high blood pressure, diabetics, and even cancer?
Explained, Castello, 34: ‘Humans can easily be without food — as long as they are connected to the energy that exists in all things and through breathing.’
‘For three years, Akahi and I didn’t eat anything at all and now we only eat occasionally like if we’re in a social situation or if I simply want to taste a fruit.’
‘With my first child, I practiced a Breatharian pregnancy. Hunger was a foreign sensation to me, so I fully lived on light and ate nothing.’
‘My blood tests during all three trimesters were impeccable and I gave birth to a healthy baby boy.’
Adding, ‘Since Breatharianism, I feel healthier and happier that I’ve ever done before. When I was younger, my weight fluctuated but now after having two children, my body bounced back to its natural shape immediately. I never suffer from PMS symptoms anymore and I feel more emotionally stable.’
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Husband Ricardo, 36, believes that Breatharianism is the ideal way to slash people’s food bills. Especially if eating is
almost a thing of the past.
Ricardo — who teaches courses about Breatharianism along with Castello — explained: ‘There is a freedom that comes with not being attached or dependent on food.’
‘Obviously, our living costs are a lot less than most families and that has allowed us to spend our money on things that really matter like traveling and exploring together.’
‘It’s given us a clear sense of what we want in life. Anyone can live a Breatharian lifestyle and feel the benefits. It’s not about never eating food again, it’s about understanding cosmic nourishment (not just physical nourishment) and living without limits.’
And perhaps saving on medical bills that would otherwise be one’s lot from an unbalanced consumption of what counts these days for modern food….
The couple who met in 2005, and were married three years later, told of discovering Breatharianism through a friend soon after.
But it wasn’t easy going for those of you inclined to give Breatharian a try (I’ll stick to my weekly porter steaks for now and morning chocolate croissants and Marlboro light cafe latte wake me up to go).
The pair tell of having to slowly work their way from vegetarianism to a vegan diet and until finally just eating fruit via the “21 Day Breatharian Process.”
The process involves eating nothing during the first seven days (not even one chocolate croissant?), except for air. The next seven days, some water and diluted juice; and for the last seven days, diluted juice and water.
Told Ricardo: ‘The 21 Day Breatharian Process was a powerful one and steppingstone into realizing the infinite potential that lies within.
‘It led us to explore the breath and its presence within our lives, showing us that we could easily be without food as long as we had air. I used to eat a lot — but I haven’t felt hungry since that process in 2008.’
For the next three years, the couple did not eat solid food at all — even through Castello’s first pregnancy in 2011. Something that this author wonders is forsaking the potential health of a unborn child for the sake of aesthetic principles?
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That said the couple concede they have relaxed the rules slightly, occasionally eating so that they can share the experience with their two children.
Castello explained: ‘I was completely open to changing my food-free lifestyle when I first became pregnant because my child came first. But I just never felt hungry, so I ended up practicing a fully Breatharian pregnancy.
‘I didn’t feel the need or desire to eat solid food during the entire nine months and so I only ate five times, all of which were in social situations.’
‘And I knew my son would be nourished enough by my love and this would allow him to grow healthily in my womb. I went for regular pregnancy checkups and my doctor confirmed the above-average growth of a very healthy baby boy.’
‘After I gave birth to my son, I wanted to be able to explore the joy of food in small quantities with my children as they grew.’
‘So during my second pregnancy, I ate a bit of fruit or vegetable broth during the nine months. It was still a lot less than the recommended intake for a pregnant woman, but I gave birth to a healthy daughter.’
‘Now, Akahi and I eat very sporadically — perhaps three or four times per week at the most. I might have a few vegetables, a juice or a bite of an apple with my children. Sometimes we have a glass of water too.’
‘Whenever I eat now, it’s not because I’m hungry — I just don’t remember that sensation.’
While the couple’s children aren’t forced to practice Breatharianism (wouldn’t that be tampering with a growing child’s necessary need of vitamins and nutrients?)— although the couple insists that their kids understand the practice.
Ricardo said: ‘Our children are aware of Breatharianism and the energy that exists in the universe and in themselves.’
‘But we would never try to change them and we let them eat whatever they want — whether that be juices, vegetables, pizza or ice cream!’
‘We want them to explore the different tastes and have a healthy relationship with food as they grow.’
‘It would be unfair to impose Breatharianism upon our children now, but maybe as they grow, they will get deeper into the practices.’
If only I could invite Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello out for dinner one night and have them watch me slowly ravish a succulent steak. And maybe throw them a bite or two, not that they would indulge. Or would they?
— AAE Expo (@AAEExpo) February 8, 2016