The 21 st century has been pretty weird. After centuries of scientific advancements, fringe groups have decided they’re not a big devotee of the dietary advice and ground-breaking medical treatments that have helped extend our lifespans enormously.
Now joining the long list of things humanity is insisting on doing despite knowing better comes “urine therapy”. Yes, wellness proponents appear to be adding vaguely medical-sounding terms to bodily secretions to attain them voice legitimate.
“Auto-urine therapy” is not new. The practise of boozing your own wee has been around for thousands of years. But then so has being killed by spears in war, and nobody is saying that’s good for you.
Recently, highlightings from a urine therapy Facebook group have gone viral on Twitter, largely because it’s really, actually grim.
Screenshots from different groups show people celebrating the New Year by chugging their own liquid waste from a champagne flute and another took a urine foot bath to celebrate. One person even described the challenges of receiving a cup to pissing into to continue “therapy” at a house party.
It gets worse.
In a horrible “please don’t do this” triple-whammy, one boy shared a photograph of himself soaking his feet in a urine foot bath and letting his puppy lick it off his feet whilst staring directly at the Sun.
Understandably, people were pretty disgusted by the whole thing.
In one particularly frightening post, one member wrote: “anyone else’s month old urine savor precisely like beer ?… an acquired taste.”
There are, of course , no benefits to boozing your own urine( or anyone else’s ). It is liquid trash, containing products your body has actively tried to rid you of. Reintroducing them into your torso sets unnecessary strain on your kidneys as they have to do the filter occupation twice.
Contrary to popular belief, urine is also not sterile. Bacteria reflected in your urine at low-levels while inside your body. This idea comes from a urinary tract infection exam from the 1950 s that made patients a “negative” result for bacteria in the urine if they have less than 100,000 colony-forming units( viable bacteria or fungal cells) in their sample. People have taken “negative” to signify urine is infertile, when it’s far from it.
Unless this humankind is freezing and thawing his urine, he’s been leaving microbes and bacteria to cultivate in his urine for a month before introducing them back into his torso( which to us voices quite a dangerous thing to do even with a normal drink ).
Sadly, this group is far from alone, with urine therapy advocates all over the Internet. This group is just the tip of a instead yellow-looking iceberg.