I dunno why we’re having this conversation. I don’t want to drink my pee, but the little voice that lives inside my brain asked me about it. So here I am. Answering myself.
When people thirst after their own pee-pee, is it really safe to drink?
I’ve heard stories of mountain climbers, stuck-in-the ocean adventurers and Sahara Desert-types drinking their own pee when lost and craving rescue. But I recently found out this ancient yellow juice is not just for emergencies.
UFC cage fighter Lyoto Machida professed his love for urine in a 2009 Yahoo! Sports article, calling it a natural medicine. Pee is claimed to be an anti-cancer agent, acne medicine, an athlete’s foot cure, and a callus remedy, among boasting other special powers. Machida’s Mixed Martial Arts peer, Luke Cummo, reluctantly gave up his secret practice of urine therapy because he claims pee drinking gives him an advantage over his competitors. Cummo says pee “contains minerals, hormones and elements that bind moisture to protein.”
The Complete Guide to Urine Therapy points out that the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus contains his/her own urine, which it constantly breathes in AND swallows inside its momma. The Guide has a lot of other interesting stuff to say. Go check it out. Or not. (if you have trouble opening links, right click to open or drag into a new window)
REACTIONS FROM THE TASTE TEST CREW
Health-hater Husband: I’m not drinking my pee. I’d eat wolf breath first.
Greedy Kid #1: If it cured cancer, I would drink it. But none of this makes sense.
Greedy Kid #2: I’d rather drink bad milk, but I won’t test that either.
Greedy Kid #3: How can you eat wolf breath?
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