A Man Claims to Have Not Eaten or Drank Any Liquids For 70 Years. Science Examines Him

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janiIs it possible for us to survive with no food and water? Doctors are trying to determine that as they are baffled by an Indian man who claims not to have eaten or drank anything for the last 70 years. What is even more shocking? He is in perfect health.

Prahlad Jani is a local to the Indian city of Ahmedabad and is claiming he has not consumed any food or liquids since he was 8-years old. He also claims to have been blessed at the age of 8 by a goddess. This allows him to survive without sustenance except for that which he derives from the practice of meditation.

From April 22nd until  May 6th 2010 in the private hospital Sterling Hospital, Prahlad Jani was observed and tested by Sudhir Shah and a team of 35 researchers all from the Indian Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS) and other organizations.

The large team studied Jani daily using clinical examinations, blood tests, and scans. 24 hour CCTV surveillance was used to ensure the maximum observation of Jani’s actions during the testing period. According to researchers, the only time Jani was taken out of his sealed room was for tests and exposure to sun. During these times, continuous video recording was done to ensure authenticity of results. Jani only had contact with any form of liquid when he had an occasional bathing session, which first took place on day 5, and when he would gargle some water. It is important to note that his toilet was sealed to test his claims that he did not urinate or defecate.

After the fifteen days of intensive observation during which Jani did not eat, drink or go to the toilet, all medical test results came back as normal and doctors described his health as being better than someone half his age. Interestingly, doctors reported that although the amount of liquid in Jani’s bladder fluctuated and that Jani appeared “able to generate urine in his bladder”, he did not pass any urine. The reported levels of Jani’ leptin and ghrelin, two appetite-related hormones, suggested that Jani may be demonstrating an extreme form of adaptation to starvation and water restriction.

Even after the 15 day examination, DIPAS is still interested in running tests on Jani to determine how metabolic waste material is eliminated from his body, where he gets his energy for sustenance, and how he maintains his hydration status.

The director of DIPAS believes that the results of Jani’s observations could “tremendously benefit mankind.” Professor Anil Gupta of SRISTI, involved in monitoring the tests, described the team as being “intrigued” by Jani’s kriyas apparently allowing him to control his body’s physiological functions.

Most people can live without food for several weeks, with the body drawing on its fat and protein stores. But the average human can survive for only three to four days without water. How is Jani able to achieve what he is achieving? Some believe that his access to bathing allowed him to store liquid in the body. Since the observation did not go on for longer than 15 days, some believe he might have eaten or drank after.

But Jani is not the first person to be tested with such claims. HRM, another Indian man, was tested for 411 days intensively after he claimed that he did not eat any food. While HRM did consume boiled water, during his 411 day observation it was confirmed that he did not eat during the period and yet his health was perfect.

To me this is exciting because regardless of the current science we accept when it comes to the physiology of the body, we are seeing that we may not have it all correct and that it is possible to change the consciousness of our body to operate differently. Having tried sungazing for several long periods myself, I can attest to the fact that you certainly get energy, and what feels like nutrient energy, from the sun alone. While sungazing, I found I could perform physical activity with much more energy than I could while eating healthy meals. Of course I cannot say my results are conclusive as I did not do them for long enough, but it’s my experience on the matter.

Here is more on Jani’s tests.






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  1. In Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church, it is normal for monks living without foods. They are the only people on earth try to be like God and successfully transcended!

  2. This fascinates me! I was so intrigued by the ancient art of Sun Gazing that I decided about four months ago to conduct my own experiment. I have been posting daily entries with my sun gazing results on TheSunGazingExperiment.com blog. Currently at the end of month three and feeling drastic results emotionally and mentally. The next three months should focus on the physical healing of my body. I’m so excited. More power to you Jani! Up to 12 minutes and 10 seconds today!

  3. dillidotel

    I want to practice it, who can support me???

    • pantelis dafnomilis

      I can help you. Do nothing without myself if you want my advise, if you don’t do anything you want

    • pantelis dafnomilis

      I can help you. Do nothing without my help. Or do what ever you like with your while. Its a choice. Skype name aquasports16. Before asking my help you may look in google for my commends, you will need google translate then

      • so enybody that want my help know now what to do, its not my help easy toi come its a choice! no need

  4. Rudie

    Hilton Hotema was right in all his crazy ass books

    • You are god damn right man. But there are very few people who have read professor Hilton Hotema. Actually, it is not his real name…

    Everything that we eat is made of atoms and these atoms are made of electrons, protons and neutrons. (I theorize that neutrons are “light” and that “matter” is simply light which has been trapped by the protons/electrons).
    The substances you eat are eventually broken down into smaller pieces. Eventually everything is broken down into the electrons, protons and neutrons in your body.
    Now your body is an electrical system. Electricity is concentrated streams of protons and electrons.
    I believe if he meditates every day, he is somehow using his skin (biggest organ on/in your body) In the same way you use your intestines.
    Absorbing the protons and electrons directly, and receiving the nutrients of water as moisture in the air as he breaths.

    • Nuclear scientist

      Protons do not move in a electricle circuit. Dont comment on physics if cannot understand how electricity works

      • not a sheep

        Thank you for using your brain unlike all these other hippie clowns!

      • I based my understanding off Edward Leedskalnin’s teachings and accomplishment of Coral Castle as well as experiments I’ve conducted via his instructions in “Magnetic Current” and a few devices I’ve made myself when tinkering. One of these tinkers seems to contradict everything I’ve learned in school and the Law of Conservation of Energy. I’m certain you know what you are talking about and are correct to the current standards of humanity’s understanding but please consider this quote,

        “Now, a few words about education. you know we receive an education in the schools from books. All those books that people became educated from twenty-five years ago, are wrong now, and those that are good now, will be wrong again twenty-five years from now. So if they are wrong then, they are also wrong now, and the one who is educated from the wrong books is not educated, he is misled. All books that are written are wrong, the one who is not educated cannot write a book and the one who is educated, is really not educated but he is misled and the one who is misled cannot write a book which is correct.” – Edward Leedskalnin

        As this man dropped out of school in 4th grade for reasons of contracting tuberculosis as well was 100lbs and 5ft tall constructed a monolithic stone compound. Your definition of a circuit and mine are different and so that is where our misunderstanding begins. I assure you, I know you are correct but I consider the “core/structure/body of a device to be part of the circuit. The current understanding of electricity is one sided. I believe it is made to look this way on purpose to deter the entire understanding. Instead of jumping upon me for your assumption toward my lack of understanding for physics. Do you believe the proton is a fat lazy brother to the electron who does all the work?

        In a metaphor, does the heart pump blood to the brain for it to function or does the brain send a message to the heart to make it pump? Think on these questions my friend and I believe you will find my meaning when I say “circuit”. What are magnetic lines of flux made of? Is the metal the magnet or the particles circulating inside it? Lastly, begin reading at the 3rd paragraph on the 10th page of Edward Leedskalnin’s “Magnetic Current” and follow his instruction. After you have built and used the device you will see what I mean when I say “circuit”. I promise. :D

        Much love my fellow scientist.

    • Nick

      that was the stupidest thing i’ve ever heard

    • Andrew Webb is Stupid

      Carbon Monoxide, Lead, Arsenic, and Mercury are also composed of electrons, protons and neutrons. And they will kill you. Also you really think everything that makes up this world is light. Light. I turn on the light in my room and i can make hamburger.

      • Andrew Webb is not stupid, or if he is there is no possible way to glean such a thing from his magnanimous and kind-hearted posts here. This just seems to me to be an example of people freaking out and becoming rude because they are certain of their point of view and unwilling to consider any others. In the end that was Hitler’s problem too and look what that led to. I don’t know if AW is correct, or misled as his quote mentions, but it seems obvious he is an out of the box thinker and also not being rude to anyone. The world needs more of that, more creativity, more imagination, more willingness to loosen the chain of our knowledge and dig deeper than our education (read: indoctrination) has taken us. Judgmental definiteness is obsolete and unproductive. If you don’t have a desire to engage in actual intelligent discussion and exchange ideas that may enrich all of us then what is your purpose for posting here? Simply to shoot your mouth off? Surely you can find something more productive to do than run your fellow man into the ground simply because his idea differs from yours. You did at least learn that much in school right? As they say “if you don’t have anything nice to say, go post some venom on the internet.”

      • a penny for a thought

        from what iv learned of einstines equation e=mc^2 is saying that all mater=m is energy=e (light is a form of energy)traveling at the speed of light squared and therefor light qould have to travel 2 squared its normal speed so if you thought about it you might be able to in the future when we are able to turn energy into matter by speeding it up or you could use heat (another form of energy tipicaly produced at the same time as light when chemical reactions occur ,to make it a more efficient

        • a penny for a thought

          so yes you could make a cheeseburger from light in your room (theoretically)

          • a penny for a thought

            and the elements you listed are toxic but its because of how the matter was formed

          • a penny for a thought

            and its because of what they do to your body that kills you

          • a penny for a thought

            actualy i have no idea why the listed elements are deadly to people im a freshman in highschool how do you expect me to know everything and you readers dont even think of posting what i say is bull because age means i still have time to learn and that doesnt mean that i dont know a thing or two but im open for explanations from people that know what they are talking about to corect me

    • Lol… you are joking, right?

  6. Junk Science like this is exactly what makes me weep for the future. Poorly educated fools that buy into nonsense like this, that haven’t so much as touched a science textbook since they got that C in their high school chemistry class, but apparently think they know enough to debunk science with wikipedia gibberish, and the so-called “doctors” that are fresh out of med school that did the bare minimum to receive their degree. Unsightly.

  7. Lachlan

    I’d like to see him skate, play sports, walk around or even talk the same amount as more than half the people reading this comment do (at any age of his life past 8). From my own critical thinking, we are 95% unlikely to be given the entire truth here. If it is actually possible, it would not be healthy or ideal for the body to even attempt. If it is true, it is interesting at most to me and bizarre to science. Freaks of nature are always going to be produced, they are nothing to idolize.

  8. Yeah, me too. I don’t eat anything. Except perhaps the occasional cookie. Maybe some chocolate. Oh, there was that pizza the other day. And wait, I just remembered that large Turkish meal I snarfed the other day…

  9. Coral Cadman

    The title of this article should read, “A Man Claims to Have Not Eaten or Drunk Any Liquids For 70 Years. Science Examines Him.”—ie, Not “drank” Duh….who edits your articles??

  10. deepak tilokani (deesa), gujarat

    jai ho chundi wale babaji

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