Ahhh there is nothing like a little ‘advice’ from a Heath Guru. Even better when they call themselves an ‘Instagram Wellness Guru’. Pete Evans, who also happens to be a ‘celebrity chef’ has been getting a little grief for his latest ‘advice’. Apologies for the excessive use of ‘quotes’ but it’s hard not to with something like this.
Evans claims that he heals his mind, body and soul by staring directly at the sun! He does say it is just a brief gaze but still claims it is one of the best forms of free medicine.
Not surprisingly actual doctors, you know the ones with an office and those medical certificates, say even looking directly at the sun for a moment can cause damage to the eyes.
Sungazing is not a new idea though. The spiritual practice involves people staring directly at the sun when it is closet to the earth. Beginners start with a 10 second look while more advanced say they can stare at it for close to 45 minutes. (not exactly brief) One man even claims he does not need to eat food to survive as he gets his energy from the sun.
Evans has over 200,000 followers on Instagram so you know some of them are going to do it. Then again Trump looked directly at the sun during an eclipse so if the leader of the free world does it can you really blame people who follow a social media wellness coach.