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How long could a person survive if he had unlimited supply of water, but no food at all?

I happen to know the answer because I have studied starvation, its course, and its utility in committing a painless suicide. (No, I’m not suicidal).

A healthy human being can live approximately 45 to 65 days without food of any kind, so long as he or she keeps hydrated.

You could survive without any severe symptoms about 30 to 35 days, but after that you would probably experience skin rashes, diarrhea, and of course substantial weight loss.

The body — as you must know — begins eating itself, beginning with adipose tissue (i.e. fat) and next the muscle tissue.

Google Mahatma Gandhi, who starved himself almost to death during fourteen voluntary hunger strikes to bring attention to India’s independence movement.

Strangely, there is much evidence that starvation is a painless way to die. In fact, you experience a wonderful euphoria when the body realizes it is about to die.

Whether this is a divine gift or merely secretions of the brain is not known.

Of course, the picture is not so pretty for all reports. Some victims of starvation have experienced extreme irritability, unbearably itchy skin rashes, unceasing diarrhea, painful swallowing, and edema.

In most cases, death comes when the organs begin to shut down after six to nine weeks. Usually the heart simply stops.


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Can you believe a person could survive a month without food? What do you think about it?

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Leisure
I spent 4 months on water, cucumbers and a quarter slice of bread. Lost 60 pounds. Don't recommend it.
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Jul 5, 2020 4:47PM
debbykeith
Paul Gannan, Bobby Sands
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Mar 30, 2020 4:50PM
debbykeith
Surprisingly that long !!
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Mar 30, 2020 4:47PM
Sarah
What's God got to do with a debate about starving yourself
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Nov 12, 2019 1:25PM
Dennis Prehn
I tasted for 2 weeks by drinking only water and juices. So I didn't really go with out anything of nutritional value.
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Oct 12, 2019 4:54PM
smithcollectibles
andilee, God from the Bible is alpha and Omega.... He is the beginning and the end ....always was and always will be
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Sep 10, 2019 12:00PM
andilee
Steve Avery, can someone answer this question~who "created" this God person???
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Jul 14, 2019 7:11PM
jerrydcapps
debora fonseca, without getting into a religious debate, I must disagree with your statement regarding the Trinity. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. are without question the same, yet separate. They have always existed. In Genesis, God said; "Let US make man in our own image." Not 'images'. And Jesus said; "If you have seen me, you have seen the Father." Jesus dwelled in Heaven prior to being sent to earth as the sacrificial lamb. Please feel free to look me up on Facebook. I wood truly love to delve further into this with you. Take care.
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Jul 14, 2019 3:18AM
Jan Shirley-Martin
Debora, you are exactly right. It’s amazing that people do not figure that out. It’s in the scriptures.
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Apr 12, 2019 10:08PM
Roberto Cobarrubias
I’m just nobody!
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Mar 29, 2019 4:09PM
June Sindrey
that’s when the medics won’t interfere with nature and the patients are made as comfy as possible to die. My husband passed away like this 9 months ago! I can’t believe in a God I’m atheist and nothing in my 76 years on this earth has led me to believe any different. Good job we’re not all the same! Yes I did attend a Church Of England School and know all the hymns and prayers, quite nice words and stories but no it’s like a fairy story. One you’re dead you’re dead as a Dodo, unfortunately!
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Mar 21, 2019 5:47PM
debora fonseca
Steve Avery, You are 100% right, God and Jesus are not the same, so many scriptures stating just that, a lot of people believe in the Trinity because that's what their told to believe, the Trinity makes no since at all,,
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Mar 20, 2019 1:48AM
hollybgud
Wow over a month without food
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Mar 19, 2019 12:07PM
Steve Avery
Can one really say that Jesus is GOD and co-equal, co-eternal, (John 14:28) You heard that I said to you, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, for the Father is GREATER than I am. . .OR (Philippians 2:6) . .who, although he was existing in God’s form, gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be EQUIL to God. OR co-eternal, (Revelation 3:14) . .To the angel of the congregation in La·o·di·ceʹa write: These are the things that the Amen says, the faithful and true witness,(Jesus) the BEGINNING of the creation by God. . . Satan is a Master of deception especially in two ways, Religious, and Political and owns them both (1 John 5:19) . . .We know that we originate with God, but the whole world (of mankind) is lying in the power of the wicked one (Satin). . .The Primary two ways Satan controls mankind is by Politics, and Religion. Both are and always have been divided even within themselves and progressing to the very last day when the governments and religions will be completely done away with (Daniel 2:44) . . .“In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a KINGDOM that will never be destroyed. And this KINGDOM will not be passed on to any other people, (a heavenly Kingdom) It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms,(earthly governments) and it alone will stand FOREVER. Most have prayed the Lord's Prayer thousands of times but have no idea what that Kingdom is or what it will soon do. sad.
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Feb 27, 2019 6:09PM
Mario Lucente
I have no idea
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Feb 9, 2019 8:00AM

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