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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

June 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Living on light

Sunless in Seattle

Sitting in her Redmond home, Naveena Shine believed she could live on light and no food. On May 3rd she began an experiment designed to demonstrate that the human body is capable of thriving without food.  Shine, the founder of "Living On Light," put herself in a controlled environment with no food and only water, tea and coffee to drink. [Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times.]

Sitting in her Redmond home, Naveena Shine believed she could live on light and no food. On May 3rd she began an experiment designed to demonstrate that the human body is capable of thriving without food. Shine, the founder of “Living On Light,” put herself in a controlled environment with no food and only water, tea and coffee to drink. [Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times.]

Any sixth-grader knows there is not enough sun in Seattle for human photosynthesis. Naveena Shine needs to move to Phoenix or Tuscon — she would have no problem there. [“Eastside woman gives up food to live on sunlight,” NW Saturday, June 15.]

Benjamin Jones, Seattle

 

Quitting while she’s alive

I was glad to read that Naveena Shine has decided to put a new bulb in her socket instead of dying by light. [“Fasting woman to end attempt to ‘live on light,'” NW Tuesday, June 18.]

Don DeWeese, Seattle

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