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?
You don't need to be a scientist to see the toilet queues on a Saturday nightor at an eventto make the link between drinking alcohol and the need to pee. So why exactly does drinking alcohol make us need to pee more than when we drink soft drinks or water? Alcohol also reduces the production of a hormone called vasopressin, which tells your kidneys to reabsorb water rather than flush it out through the bladder.
Then he takes out a straw, kneels on the ground, and snorts a crawling line of ants. Pressured, Sixx urinates on the ground as well—but before he can get to it, Osbourne kneels down and laps it up first. However gross you think that sounds, the experience of seeing it—even in a movie—is about a million times worse.
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Illustration: Eliot Wyatt. It is difficult, as with a lot of the posts, to tell whether this one is sincere. But the vast majority of them seem to be, as do the group's 6, thirsty members.
Considered to be alternative medicine, human urine has been used for years in parts of Asia and some claim it can cure ailments, cancer, allergies, and even infections. There are numerous Facebook pages that promote urine therapy and even an entire association with overmembers or so they say in China focused on drinking urine. According to The Pan African Medical Journaldrinking your own urine has been in practice since the Roman Empire then continuing onto the Medieval times.
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.
Whatever you want to call it, the practice of drinking urine goes back millennia. Known today as urine therapy, urophagia, or urotherapy, the medicinal use of urine is still practiced in some parts of the world. Reports dating back to ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt suggest that urine therapy has been used to treat everything from acne to cancer. There was a time when doctors tested for diabetes in urine by taste.
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.
In alternative medicineurine therapy or urotherapyalso urinotherapyOrin TherapyShivambuuropathyor auto-urine therapy is the application of human urine for medicinal or cosmetic purposes, including drinking of one's own urine and massaging one's skin, or gums, with one's own urine. There is no scientific evidence to support drinking your own urine. Though urine has been believed useful for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in several traditional systems,  [a] and mentioned in some medical texts, [b] auto-urine therapy as a system of alternative medicine was popularized by British naturopath John W.