Leah Groth is a writer and editor currently based in Philadelphia. If you thought gulping down a green juice was hard, the newest way to drink yourself to health will really knock your socks off. Urotherapy — a traditional therapy involving one's own urine — is being embraced by the trend-setting health crowd.
Claims that the stuff can cure minor illnesses, detox your body, and even cure cancer are not a new phenomenon. Rain believes that drinking your own pee contains many health benefits because it's "the best form of vitamins and nutrients that you can possibly take in. The self-confessed "breastfeeding raw vegan hippie" says that she practices 'urine therapy' which doesn't just involving drinking pee, but smearing it on your face too.
A group of people in Colorado are convinced that drinking their own urine and using it to treat skin conditions is beneficial to their health and well-being. The Urine Therapy of Colorado meetup Group meets once a month in the Downtown Boulder Public Library for about an hour and a half to listen to a presentation and then hold a question-and-answer session to discuss urine-drinking benefits. Group member Christopher Macor told NBC 9 that he has used his own urine for eczema on his hands when creams and ointments were not available.
Whether you watched a show that made you wonder or are considering options to survive a disaster, you might wonder can you drink your own pee? A study completed by the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, the Greeks and Egyptians used urine therapyand it continues to be a practice in Asia, South America, and other nations as a cure for acne and cancer. Experts debate on the safety of drinking urine because it might contain toxins that could be harmful, so the choice is up to you.
A woman who has been drinking her own pee and rubbing it on her face for over a decade claims it improves her skin and overall health. Ruby Karyo, 30, has been gulping down her morning urine and spritzing it on her face since she was 19 years old. Watch the video above: Meet the group who drinks urine for 'health benefits'.
You might be surprised by all the reasons that someone would drink their own or another person's urine. But is it safe? That depends on a few factors.
Even Ms Paltrow would draw the line with this debased health fad. To backtrack a little, this is my first cup of a week-long challenge embracing the ancient health practice of urotherapy. But, here and now, confronted by a cup of my warm piss, my only thoughts are how the hell am I actually going to do this?
Urophagia is the consumption of urine. Urine was used in several ancient cultures for various health, healing, and cosmetic purposes; urine drinking is still practiced today, though there is no proven health benefit to it. In extreme cases, people drink urine if no other potable fluid is available, although numerous credible sources including the US Army Field Manual advise against it.
Say hello to the latest health fad - it's even yellower than a turmeric latte, and more bitter than a charcoal lemonade. While drinking your own pee seems like the kind of thing you'd only do if you were trapped up a mountain or stranded in a desert somewhere, it looks like some people have started gulping down the golden stuff in the privacy of their own homes. And give it a go she did.
A WOMAN who has been drinking her own pee and rubbing it on her face for over a decade claims it improves her skin and overall health. Ruby Karyo says she started gulping down her morning urine and spritzing it on her face - known as "urine therapy" - when she was The mum-of-one said she pees into a travel spray bottle and then sprays it into her hands before running it onto her face. When I wake up I rub my morning pee onto my face and use it like a moisturiser, you can leave it on for a couple of hours, or leave it on all day.