Humans have officially gone too far
It seems like people will try anything in pursuit of healthful living these days. Seriously. Anything. Bitter green juices, Whole 30 challenges, and the “30 Bananas a Day” diet (which is real, FYI, Google it) all sounded bad enough, but the newest health fad to come to my attention is maybe the worst. Yes, “clean living” has officially gone off the damn rails because there are people out there are drinking their own pee.
Seriously. These people are going to pee while holding a cup down there to collect the pee, then bring the cup to their lips and drink it. I am so upset about it.
Why are they doing this? They have their reasons.
“No studies show…”
Usually articles like this start by saying something like “new studies show…” but that’s not the case here, because there are no studies showing that drinking your own pee is good for you. However, using urine as a homeopathic remedy (urotherapy) is an ancient practice that has been used all over the globe for much of human history.
In fact, drinking urine (or using it topically) for medicinal purposes was once so widespread that evidence of the practice has been found almost everywhere: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe, India, and China.
Now, apparently, there are people walking around your city who might also be doing it… because they didn’t get the memo that people back then also used leeches to cure a common cold and thought bringing a woman to orgasm was a legitimate medical procedure to cure “hysteria” (which was also a made up condition).
According to those who swear by ingesting their own urine, the health benefits of the practice are numerous and essentially unlimited. Pro-urotherapy literature claims that the pee has the power to clear up your skin, eliminate athlete’s foot, give you an energy boost, boost your immune system, and cure diabetes, HIV/AIDS, kidney failure, cancer, and developmental disabilities.
And how does it do all of that, you ask?
Well, pseudo-science, flawed logic, and a little bit of magic, I guess.