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  • Living on ONLY Sunshine

    Hi Guys,

    Just watched a pretty interesting doco called 'Eat The Sun'. It was released last year. Its about 'sun gazing'... looking directly into the sun for up to 40 odd minutes a day.



    Apparently you start off at 10 seconds on the first day and then every day after that increase your sun gazing by 5-10 secs. The best time of the day is the 1 hour period after sunrise and the 1 hour period before sunset.

    A lot of people who do it find their energy explodes, their stress vanish and funny enough so does a lot of their appetite. Some of these people claim to not have eaten food for YEARS.

    Its an interesting doco.

    Me?... well I LOVE my food too much to stop eating food but would be interesting to give it a try for 5-10mins a day.

  • #2
    Doesn't staring into the sun burn your retinas or something?

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    • #3
      I have sun-gazed and I certainly do find that it offers benefits... it seems to blast away stress (well, what's more relaxing than watching a sunset/sunrise?) and helps sleep for sure. I never tried giving up food in conjunction with it, but part of me believes it's possible. I want to get back into sun-gazing but my sleep schedule is a little messed up and I always sleep past the sunrise even when I intend to wake before it.
      I never know what to put in these things. I write songs!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nady View Post
        Doesn't staring into the sun burn your retinas or something?
        The sun is signifcantly weaker at sunrise/sunset... wonder if that has anything to do with it? I know I look at the sun during sunrise and sunset with no pain
        Primal since March 2011

        Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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        • #5
          Judging by that video image, the sun is probably weaker when shrouded in smoke coming out of that smokestack, too. I think just getting some sun on your bare skin each day is probably better than burning your retinas staring right into it.
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • #6
            Isn't this just really about getting your body to make enough vitamin D in a natural way instead of with supplements? Can't personally see how staring INTO the sun is useful.
            carl's cave

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            • #7
              D3 effects your mood and appetite so natural sunlight is wonderful and I can see why it makes people happy staring at the sun. I do not think it is a food replacement. By that logic, there would be no starving kids in Africa because they can survive on sunlight. As we all know, that is not the case.
              I never trust a guru that claims to defy the laws of nature and I would certainly never follow their example. The guy on the video claimed it is possible to live on sunlight simply because one other person has. I would need a little more proof than that in order to give up food.

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              • #8
                I had to check the date to make sure this wasn't an April Fools post.
                “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

                Owly's Journal

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                • #9
                  There are really people that believe they can survive on sunlight. I watched a wife swap a few years back that starred a vegan sun eater. She was a perfect example of someone starving her brain of necessary fatty acids.

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                  • #10
                    you know those doctors who call bullshit on this stuff in the video? i'm with them. i love sunshine. i cannot photosynthesize, as i am not a plant. i eat food.

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                    • #11
                      Another consideration~ people need to remember that overexposure to sun rays (UV radiation) can lead to cataracts.

                      Ultraviolet Radiation and Sunglasses: How To Protect Your Eyes

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                      • #12
                        Horseshit...
                        "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jakey View Post
                          i cannot photosynthesize, as i am not a plant.
                          Yeah. That.
                          carl's cave

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                          • #14
                            My knee jerk CW reaction is it has to be bad for your eyes. Actually, I look at the sun too, but only for a minute or less at a time.

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                            • #15
                              All the silly stuff aside, there's something primeval about watching the sun rise and sun set (wearing a pair of UV-protective shades if necessary, of course). I get a lot from doing so when the opportunity arises.

                              I watched the sun rise over a sand dune in the Sahara desert on my 40th birthday. That was pretty primal.
                              F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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