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.
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During his hour ordeal under that boulder, backpacker Aaron Ralston resorted to consuming his own urine in order to stay alive before eventually hacking off his own forearm and escaping. This was an extreme survival case, and pretty much the only time you should even consider drinking from your own spigot. Here's why. Urine is a nitrogen-rich liquid byproduct created by the kidneys—it's the body's primary means of expelling water-soluble chemicals generated through the metabolic process. Urine is actually a secondary waste disposal mechanism. Blood first passes through the liver where where toxins, dead cells, and various waste is removed and eliminated. There's a misconception that urine is sterile when it exits your body.
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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. Ruby reckons that your own urine contains nutrients that essential for the body and are better than using chemicals from shop-bought products.