Breatharian couple claim they have not 'eaten' and felt hungry for nine years

by Myrna Fernando
Jun 17, 2017
Meet Breatharian couple Camila Castello and Akahi Ricardo, who eat only "three times a week" but it's not even a full meal.

Know anyone who's a breatharian?

In case you're not familiar with the word, breatharians believe that a person can live without consuming food and even water.

They survive through the energy from sunlight, which is said to be one of the main sources of prana, a vital force in Hinduism.

Among the famous people who admitted to joining a breatharian cult was Michelle Pfeiffer back when she was a newbie in Hollywood.

Recently, international press reported about this couple who have been leading a "food-free" lifestyle, and have not felt hungry since 2008.

Meet Camila Castello, 34, and Akahi Ricardo, 36.

According to, they eat "three times a week, and only ever a piece of fruit or some vegetable broth at a time."

Living between California, U.S.A. and Ecuador, the couple claimed they survive on the “energy that exists in the universe and in themselves,” and are sustained by “cosmic nourishment.”

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The first time Castello got pregnant, she ate "five times throughout her first pregnancy."

She related, “My blood tests during all three trimesters were impeccable, and I gave birth to a healthy, baby boy...

“And I knew my son would be nourished enough by my love and this would allowed him to grow healthily in my womb."

Their five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter, however, are not Breatharians.

Ricardo explained, "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.”

The couple who met in 2005 initially became vegetarians then raw vegans then fruitarians and, finally, Breatharians in 2008.

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