He looked very well-preserved and sprightly — and I wanted in. View All Related Entries. Unless the person has a kidney infection, urine will generally be very sterile. There have been reports of nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, and diarrhea after drinking one's own urine, especially during the first few days. The LifeStraw, previously named as a 'best invention' by Times magazine , provides a solution to the problem of unclean drinking water by enabling users to drink it safely from most contaminated sources. I say all that to say this:
In honour of all your replies about pee drinking. The information provided through The Body should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. If you can handle the taste of the stuff, you could reap some really great rewards. After sipping coffee to steel myself, I dab it all over the immense eruption on my face I've affectionately named Vesuvius. The act of drinking your own pee, or urophagia, is believed by some to help rid the body of countless ailments. My mom suffers from cancer and she is doing research in alternative therapies, natural medicine, and all kinds of crazy things, to which I kind of oppose, but I dont have a rational way to say to my mom, look those researchers are truly nuts.
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Believe it or not, some people choose to drink urine…on purpose. Unless the person has a kidney infection, urine will generally be very sterile. Regardless, you need to let your doctor know about it, Moore says. The Summit Register goes as far as saying that drinking urine will not rehydrate you. A better solution might be to make a solar still. The Body is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services.
Then I read the March 31, , commenter, and agreed with what he had to say. I say all that to say this: After my week of urotherapy — drinking two to three cups a day — I felt nothing. After all, when doing my research I watched an hour-long documentary about Dr Ryoichi Nakao, a seemingly year-old doctor who credited urotherapy with ridding him of gonorrhea. It might sound a little odd to begin with, but urine therapy is actually used to treat a range of medical complaints. Drinking urine for medicinal purposes can be traced to societies in ancient Egypt, China, Hindu and Aztec histories. Wilderness Survivors Ep 2: