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urine therapy

Pseudomedicine
The oral, parenteral, rectal or topical consumption of one’s own urine as a therapeutic “agent”. Urine therapy was enthusiastically adopted in the early 20th century by the Briton JW Armstrong, who believed its consumption was effective for asthma, bladder problems, burns, cancer, diabetes, fever, gangrene, heart disease, malaria, renal failure, tuberculosis, wounds and other conditions. Because Armstrong viewed urine as a panacea, a specific medical diagnosis was unnecessary; urine has been more recently extolled as a therapy for AIDS, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes and leprosy.

There are no peer-reviewed studies to suggest that urine has a any kind of therapeutic role.
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It was also used as an alternative medicine and many famous people have practised urine therapy which means drinking the stuff for health reasons.
3 Urine therapy may have been referenced in the Bible: "Drink waters from thy own cistern flowing water from thy own well" (Proverbs 5:15 Old Testament).
BDA revealed that urine therapy was the number one diet to avoid, and second came the paleo diet, followed by the sugar-free diet, the VB6 diet and the clay cleanse diet.
In the olden times, urine therapy was a practice, believing it was efficacious and safe.
Seu livro The Water of Life: A Treatise on Urine Therapy, publicado em 1944, impactou profundamente Raojibhai Manibhai Patel, um reformador social gandhiano.
Urine therapy is an ideal alternative therapy for allergies, being convenient, safe, and effective.
Perhaps the most disgusting in the list, urine therapy involves applying human urine for medicinal or cosmetic purposes.
In protest, a group calling themselves the Urine Therapy and Citizens Platform, sent bottles labelled "Natural Catalan Pissade" and "Peeing: Barcelona vintage 2007", to Ibrox.
It was here the company pioneered the controversial, but commercially successful, urine therapy - the practice of drinking one's own urine, based on ancient Indian practices.
The whole thing kicked off on Monday with a spot of urine therapy, but it soon became clear that Channel 4 were the ones taking the p*ss.
Urine therapy has been credited with curing the flu,colds,broken bones, dry skin,asthma,chicken pox and pneumonia -but it seems unlikely that drinking urine is going to be the next big thing.
Despite my criticism against the author and the concept of the book, I found myself engrossed in the information due to its vast collection of interesting entries, such as urine therapy.