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Urine Therapy

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Sunday, 7 August 2011

Urine Therapy - Alternative Healthcare Treatment

Today marked my 48th day on Urine Therapy.

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Urine therapy falls under the category of alternative healthcare treatments. It is the practice of drinking one's own urine in order to enjoy certain health benefits, as well as using one's own urine to massage into the skin to heal wounds or other skin disturbances.
Urine therapy has been practiced for thousands of years, as far back as ancient Rome where some of the citizens used their own urine to help whiten their teeth. Urine therapy has also been an accepted practice in Egypt, China and India.
Those who practice urine therapy claims it can overcome a host of ailments, including skin eruptions such as acne, scratchy throat ailments and even eye inflammations. Over the years, urine therapy has been controversial as to its curative powers, with no conclusive scientific evidence that using one's own urine internally or externally has healing benefits for the body.
Urine comes from an excess of food molecules after dining that have traveled through the body's intestinal tract, the liver and ultimately the kidneys. The kidneys are the final filtering place for the blood containing these food molecules mixed with water that ultimately are excreted as urine. The chemical composition of human urine includes calcium, magnesium, folic acid, iron, various proteins and ascorbic acid, although 95% of urine is water. The urea contained in urine is an antibacterial and antifungal agent which can help counteract inflammation, which is why urine therapy is so popular, used both internally and externally.

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