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2022-10-02 1:45:51 AM  
Riiiight...
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2022-10-02 7:04:43 AM  
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Amateur. Seriously, if you're not eating bacteria out of the air like krill then you hate Mother Earth and are no better than Hitler and Trump.
 
2022-10-02 7:20:43 AM  
Lots of people claim to speak to God daily, too.  Insanity takes many forms.
 
2022-10-02 7:26:22 AM  
Please ignore all the ravaged pizza boxes and vomit that overfill her garbage can outside.
 
2022-10-02 7:27:53 AM  
Whenever I hear something like this, I know there's a "except for the burgers/smoothies/whatever, but those don't count." somewhere.
 
2022-10-02 7:29:24 AM  
Make her prove it.  Imagine what amounts of fossil carbon can be saved if we convert the world's plebes to this diet!

All scientific, of course.  Lock her up or stake her down, with the desired water with a little sugar and salt.  If she survives for a month, we move on to year long trials with hundreds of recruits.

You will live in the pods and drink the salty sweet water.
 
2022-10-02 7:30:54 AM  
Were that even remotely true she'd have died of scurvy a loooooong time ago.

You can't cheat reality, no matter how much you want to.
 
2022-10-02 7:44:00 AM  
I'm very surprised she eats nothing, and yet can still vomit up copious amounts of bullshiat. I mean, I guess conservation of mass was a law meant to be broken.
 
2022-10-02 7:46:00 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: Make her prove it.  Imagine what amounts of fossil carbon can be saved if we convert the world's plebes to this diet!

All scientific, of course.  Lock her up or stake her down, with the desired water with a little sugar and salt.  If she survives for a month, we move on to year long trials with hundreds of recruits.

You will live in the pods and drink the salty sweet water.


They have done stuff like that before. The people involved always blame something like energy or bad vibes for the reason they couldn't do it while under scrutiny.
 
2022-10-02 7:50:54 AM  

nicholasneko: AmbassadorBooze: Make her prove it.  Imagine what amounts of fossil carbon can be saved if we convert the world's plebes to this diet!

All scientific, of course.  Lock her up or stake her down, with the desired water with a little sugar and salt.  If she survives for a month, we move on to year long trials with hundreds of recruits.

You will live in the pods and drink the salty sweet water.

They have done stuff like that before. The people involved always blame something like energy or bad vibes for the reason they couldn't do it while under scrutiny.


Well, she is gonna have to power through the bad juju so that we can save the earth.  Have her imagine all the good vibes from earth mother gia when all the plebes are converted to a salty sweet water diet.  Trillions of tons of carbon not used.  The giasphere will heal.
 
2022-10-02 7:51:34 AM  

nicholasneko: AmbassadorBooze: Make her prove it.  Imagine what amounts of fossil carbon can be saved if we convert the world's plebes to this diet!

All scientific, of course.  Lock her up or stake her down, with the desired water with a little sugar and salt.  If she survives for a month, we move on to year long trials with hundreds of recruits.

You will live in the pods and drink the salty sweet water.

They have done stuff like that before. The people involved always blame something like energy or bad vibes for the reason they couldn't do it while under scrutiny.


I gotta respect those crazy christians out in crazy land.

Not because what they do is respectful. It's psychosis at best, and flim flam scam at worst (or the special hell type of stuff). But those crazy ones who does out in the desert after 8-21 days then die? That's farking hardcore.

I respect those morons more than these crystal hawking ki energy dopes. They put their money where their mouth is.
 
2022-10-02 7:52:21 AM  
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2022-10-02 7:56:09 AM  
FTFA: The mystery man told her that following this diet would help save her vision and maybe even cure her blood disease, but he insisted that she never reveal his name to anyone, because the method was completely unscientific and people would criticize him for it.

The "mysterious, knowledgeable stranger" is a staple in legends and mythology.
 
2022-10-02 7:56:23 AM  
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2022-10-02 8:00:36 AM  

NotARocketScientist: Whenever I hear something like this, I know there's a "except for the burgers/smoothies/whatever, but those don't count." somewhere.


I'm doing a juice cleanse.

[Puts burger and fries into the blender]
 
2022-10-02 8:03:42 AM  
looks kinda fat for that to be true
 
2022-10-02 8:16:36 AM  
"...and today that water with a hint of salt or sugar is better known as Gatorade. And now you know...the rest of the story." -- Paul Harvey
 
2022-10-02 8:18:45 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Were that even remotely true she'd have died of scurvy a loooooong time ago.

You can't cheat reality, no matter how much you want to.


Why would she die of scurvy if she's drinking lemon juice? Anemia maybe.
 
2022-10-02 8:22:15 AM  

ace in your face: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Were that even remotely true she'd have died of scurvy a loooooong time ago.

You can't cheat reality, no matter how much you want to.

Why would she die of scurvy if she's drinking lemon juice? Anemia maybe.


The headline said nothing about lemon juice.
 
2022-10-02 8:22:53 AM  
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2022-10-02 8:23:48 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: ace in your face: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Were that even remotely true she'd have died of scurvy a loooooong time ago.

You can't cheat reality, no matter how much you want to.

Why would she die of scurvy if she's drinking lemon juice? Anemia maybe.

The headline said nothing about lemon juice.


Rtfa. Welcome to fark.
 
2022-10-02 8:24:08 AM  
Well, that and a shiatload of lies.
 
2022-10-02 8:34:02 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: Lots of people claim to speak to God daily, too.  Insanity takes many forms.


Lying is common among the sane, as well as the insane.
 
2022-10-02 8:34:41 AM  

johnphantom: Wave Of Anal Fury: Lots of people claim to speak to God daily, too.  Insanity takes many forms.

Lying is common among the sane, as well as the insane.


The insane just do it with more flair.
 
2022-10-02 8:42:34 AM  
James Randi eventually stopped testing people like this. He said he got sick of hanging out around outside hotel rooms waiting for these scam artists to try to sneak out at 2 am for a burger (as they invariably did). He said it just got really boring and refused to test any more.
 
2022-10-02 8:43:40 AM  
So the unnamed doctor who told her to do this is dead, and even though his miracle method works, he's never told another single person about it.
 
2022-10-02 8:52:47 AM  
That's not salt
 
2022-10-02 8:57:44 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Were that even remotely true she'd have died of scurvy a loooooong time ago.

You can't cheat reality, no matter how much you want to.


early on citrus occurred to me and they covered that with lemon juice. go figure.
 
2022-10-02 9:00:40 AM  
No lie.  I can turn invisible unless someone is watching or filming it.  I only require twinkies for nourishment as far as anyone knows.
 
2022-10-02 9:02:43 AM  
No fat or protein you'd make it what a month?
 
2022-10-02 9:04:22 AM  
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Are you suggesting someone would just lie for the attention?
 
2022-10-02 9:36:03 AM  

NotARocketScientist: Whenever I hear something like this, I know there's a "except for the burgers/smoothies/whatever, but those don't count." somewhere.


"Except my twice weekly trips to the Dragon Corral buffet."
 
2022-10-02 9:39:25 AM  

NevynFox: johnphantom: Wave Of Anal Fury: Lots of people claim to speak to God daily, too.  Insanity takes many forms.

Lying is common among the sane, as well as the insane.

The insane just do it with more flair.


Like drug-induced-psychosis Alex Jones?
 
2022-10-02 9:43:44 AM  

johnphantom: NevynFox: johnphantom: Wave Of Anal Fury: Lots of people claim to speak to God daily, too.  Insanity takes many forms.

Lying is common among the sane, as well as the insane.

The insane just do it with more flair.

Like drug-induced-psychosis Alex Jones?


Adding to this, seriously, look at Steve-O at the heighth (jesus f*cking christ, heighth isn't in the google-shiat spell check) of his drug induced psychosis that he was full on hallucinating from cocaine and NO2. I see so much similarity between that and what Jones pulls on a daily basis.
 
2022-10-02 9:44:27 AM  
interesting.  i wonder what her kitchen looks like and how she uses that extra space
 
2022-10-02 9:44:36 AM  
People like this should go on Survivor or Alone, or any of those types of show.

I mean, they'd win, right?
 
2022-10-02 9:50:51 AM  

Salmon: People like this should go on Survivor or Alone, or any of those types of show.

I mean, they'd win, right?


They wouldn't have sugar or lemon in Alone. Actually both those things would be super beneficial to those contestants.
 
2022-10-02 9:58:28 AM  

Wobambo: [i.pinimg.com image 850x531]

Amateur. Seriously, if you're not eating bacteria out of the air like krill then you hate Mother Earth and are no better than Hitler and Trump.


Don't exagerate. Even Hitler was willing to fight for his country.
 
2022-10-02 10:04:33 AM  

Wobambo: [i.pinimg.com image 850x531]

Amateur. Seriously, if you're not eating bacteria out of the air like krill then you hate Mother Earth and are no better than Hitler and Trump.


Is that picture saying I won't have to use the bathroom?
 
2022-10-02 10:05:54 AM  
Well that sounds reeeeeeeeaaaaaallly boring.
 
2022-10-02 10:07:25 AM  

Wobambo: [i.pinimg.com image 850x531]

Amateur. Seriously, if you're not eating bacteria out of the air like krill then you hate Mother Earth and are no better than Hitler and Trump.


Don't stuff yourself

Fav line from Barney Miller
 
2022-10-02 10:12:41 AM  
The secret to living on just water, or air, or sunshine is to eat the pies when nobody is looking. Otherwise you end up a tad dead.
 
2022-10-02 10:14:32 AM  
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2022-10-02 10:23:00 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Were that even remotely true she'd have died of scurvy a loooooong time ago.


She takes lemon juice.  What she is describing has calories, a few vitamins and salt. It's seriously lacking in dietary fiber, but it's got the most basic requirements.  I'd suspect some other nutritional deficiencies, but that would cover the most basic ones.

Of course, simple sugars as your only source of calories would likely make you diabetic pretty quickly if you had even a remote disposition towards it, and if she's heavy on the lemon it could be tough on her teeth at those levels, and it would be really boring, even if you like lemonade.  Water, salt, sugar and lemon... she's basically living off homemade gatorade.
 
2022-10-02 10:31:58 AM  
Well, if this isn't all fudged a lot, I have decided she has some unusual medical condition like a malabsorption or mitochondrial disorder. I am not sure how much was known about those in 1981 in small villages or anywhere else.

And also I looked at every link Google could find on her, and had it translate the original article this website got their story from. In case you are, like me, waiting for some butter to soften to make cookies for work.

>>Ms. Ngon said that her body is more resilient than many ordinary people. Even though she only drank water without eating rice or touching fish, she still did everything and lived like any other normal person.

In Tan Trach commune, Can Duoc district, Long An province, many people know the strange story of Mrs. Nguyen Thi Ngon (1959). For decades now, after a serious illness, Ms. Ngon decided to give up eating like a normal person and only use water to feed herself.

Neighbors knew the story and felt extremely strange when they saw Mrs. Ngon not eating every day, only mixing sugar water, salt and a little lemon, sometimes drinking cold water to maintain life. Ms. Ngon's father (87 years old) also said: "At that time, the family was very poor, but he (Mrs. Ngon - PV) refused to eat, only drank water like sea water. Then slowly see that it is okay, still living normally and healthy, so it's okay."

According to Ms. Ngon, at the age of 21, she suffered from many serious diseases, leading to vision loss, her eyes were almost black and could not see the road. Not only that, she also vomited constantly and was in great pain. When she decided to have eye surgery, blood tests revealed that she also had a blood disease.

Ms. Ngon was desperate, considering her life was over, and decided to give up treatment because she thought she only had a little longer to live. A doctor sympathizes with a young girl with many illnesses who has been adopted and shows her a way, if effective, to save her illness.

"My adoptive father told me: 'You go back to drink water mixed with salt and sugar with the same ratio as sea water (infusion-PV), you can squeeze more lemon slices, don't eat anything. If you drink water like this every day, if after 1 month, your eyes will become brighter, you will save your eyes. But in the future, whether you are cured or not, you are not allowed to tell your father's name to anyone, because this method is completely unscientific and is easy to be criticized by people."

I did the same, persisted for many years and found it effective, and I don't understand why. Now that my adoptive father has passed away, I still do not reveal his name to anyone, even my family does not know. ", Ms. Ngon recounted.

She recounted that when she started drinking water instead of rice, her family reacted violently, thinking that she was "mortifying". Even to exert pressure, her parents demanded a hunger strike and threatened to die with their daughter. But Mrs. Ngon said: People don't die without food for 3 days, don't drink water for 1 day before they die. Drinking water is not bad but must be forbidden. So the family had to give in.

According to Ms. Ngon, for the past 41 years, she drank 4 liters of water every day, usually fresh lemon juice mixed with salt and sugar, then added sugarcane juice, coconut water, and orange juice. When she woke up in the morning, she immediately drank 1 liter of water in 30 minutes.

Ms. Ngon said that her drinking water is "as natural as people watering a tree". She said, since drinking water, she does not like to eat rice anymore because eating rice is very tired. But for decades, she was bored with just drinking water. "There are times when drinking is so boring that you hold a large piece of sugar in your mouth and drink water to dissolve it, or just drink cold water."

Ms. Ngon said that she was taking nutrition in an "unscientific" way, but it was suitable for her. She is in good health and exercises regularly. She can squat and weed for 2 hours, doing difficult yoga movements with ease. Even this 63-year-old woman can use her hands to lift her body about 10cm off the ground.

After her health stabilized, Ms. Ngon went to school to become a physician. She is currently a member of the Long An Acupuncture and Acupuncture Association, having received many certificates of merit for being active in the profession. She considers the good journey she is going on as a way of "paying back" for her adoptive father - who saved her life in the past.

Outside of work, Ms. Ngon also often meditates and exercises to stay healthy. She lived a simple life in her hometown, did not marry because she determined to become a monk at the age of 16. Ms. Ngon affirmed that she does not encourage others to imitate her, because it is possible that just drinking water without eating anything else can make the human body exhausted. She thinks that it is a miracle that she has normal health, possibly due to her strong belief.
 
2022-10-02 10:35:34 AM  

lilistonic: only mixing sugar water


Big f*cking deal. I live on sugar too since I gave up alcohol, which I also survived on. Canned soda now. I eat maybe a small sandwich a day to get nutrients and take a multivitamin. Some days I don't eat at all and I have gone weeks without eating many times.
 
2022-10-02 10:37:24 AM  
Headline should just have read, "Woman Lies."
 
2022-10-02 10:38:42 AM  

johnphantom: lilistonic: only mixing sugar water

Big f*cking deal. I live on sugar too since I gave up alcohol, which I also survived on. Canned soda now. I eat maybe a small sandwich a day to get nutrients and take a multivitamin. Some days I don't eat at all and I have gone weeks without eating many times.


That doesn't sound very good for you, long term. Maybe if it's a nice fish sandwich with a slice of tomato; I had a pretty good chicken salad BLT yesterday, myself, from Chicken Salad Chick.
 
2022-10-02 10:45:33 AM  
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2022-10-02 11:13:10 AM  
There was a link in the article to a guy who went on a 46 day beer-only diet.

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