This Vegan Model Claims to Have Sworn Off Drinking Water: Here’s Why He Does It
We tend to think of water as the source of life and the baseline for a healthy lifestyle, but according to Peter Filak, it’s the source of health problems. Webcam model Peter Filak claims to have for
esworn drinking water and all liquids of any form.[related]
According to an interview in Vice’s food blog Munchies, his last sip of water was May 5, 2012 at 5 pm. And that’s not all: Filak completely subsists on a raw food diet made up of mostly vegetables and fruits in their purest form, and believes he is the pinnacle of health. His goal is to live to be 150 or older, and he
believes a liquid-free, pure diet will help him achieve that.
“Even when you’re filtering water, you’re taking out one chemical and putting in another ….the filtered water where chlorine and fluoride and all those other happy things are added to it,” he explains in a video on his website, . “Especially as I went into a raw fruit and vegetable diet, I’d be waking up two to three times a night to pee. So it just didn’t make sense to me. I didn’t understand why I had to be drinking all that water.”
There’s more: Filak claims that he does not sweat, rarely goes to the bathroom, and that his body does not produce any odor. He believes that the idea of necessary hydration is a myth, and that humans can be addicted to water just as easily as they can be addicted to fast food or drugs.