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Is his really the longest fast if we consider claims of inedia?
Even before I saw Andreas’ record in a 1999 edition of the Guinness Book of Records, I had always doubted whether there is bias involved. If the claimed inedia of such mystics as Marthe Robin, Therese Neumann, Alexandrina da Costa or Nicholas of Flue is even remotely true, then Mihavecz does not hold the record for the longest fast from food and water unless we rigidly insist that taking the Eucharist daily or weekly breaks such a fast. I have read that in the case of Nicholas of Flue, who received Communion only monthly, even this criterion would not deny him. luokehao 11:03, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
People who fast under controlled conditions still drink water, often also with some vital additives such as sugar. Mihavecz was in a cell without water. Apparently the small amount of humidity that condensated on the wall allowed him to survive. HansAdler 14:56, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
In the cases of Marthe Robin and Alexandrina da Costa, who never left their beds, the conditions were in your terms “controlled”, and controlled so that no water, and only the Eucharistic Host, could pass their lips (at least according to those eyewitnesses who claim inedia). Thus, they would not be disqualified at all. With other such cases like Therese Neumann, Luisa Picarretta, and Nichols of Flue, this certainty does not provide proof they took water under “uncontrolled” fasting.luokehao 6:09, 5 July 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk)