How to Access an Unlimited Supply of Amniotic Fluid to Treat T1D Complications

Last post, I explained how we have been using amniotic fluid to regenerate Nicole’s skin – damaged and dry after 40 years of type-1 diabetes. We are also using amniotic fluid to regenerate kidney tissue. At least, that seems to be what we are doing. Nicole’s urine output has increased 10x since applying amniotic fluid topically (via massage and packs).

I asked readers if they could guess (if they are imaginative) or knew (if they were really smart) how to get access to amniotic fluid. Obviously, stalking expecting mothers with a bucket in hand wouldn’t be a practical (or possibly, legal) solution. Instead, amniotic fluid is easily accessible, free and available fresh. In fact, you can get it from the same source you used when you were in your mother’s womb.

No, I’m not suggesting you get it from your own mother. In fact, your mom only supplied an amniotic “lite” fluid for the first 15 weeks of pregnancy. Around week 15, back when we were still a fetus, we developed kidneys. That’s when we gave mom a break and took over the job of producing a far more potent amniotic fluid. This stronger brew is filled with “proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and phospholipids, and urea, all of which aid in the growth of the fetus” (according to Wikipedia). Amniotic fluid even contains stem cells according to the journal Nature Biotechnology, which have been used to grow everything from heart muscles to nerve tissues to livers and bones. Maybe they could regrow some beta cells?

And, like I said, it’s not the mother who makes this potent fluid in the womb. It’s the baby. Yes, you made it then, and you still make amniotic fluid every day. So how to access it? Enough hints…

Only one reader guessed the correct answer. Ann Kroon, Ph.D. (no, her Ph.D. has nothing to do with medicine) from Sweden wrote: “Thanks for a very interesting post! My guess: in our pee? :)”

Yes, that’s it. It’s seems to not be mentioned in birthing classes, but amniotic fluid is reported to be 95% fetal urine. For about 25 weeks we were floating in a sac of our own urine – absorbing it through our skin, drinking it and even breathing it. We’ve been taught to think of urine as a waste product. But waste is what the liver and colon are for. The kidneys and bladder may be thought of more as a recycling system – producing a repair fluid for external use.

“It was a quick, intuitive answer,” explains Dr. Kroon, “I have read about older uses of urine therapy and the benefits thereof.”

I, too, had been running across (and running away) from information on urine therapy since 1997. It wasn’t until I made the connection to amniotic fluid that my mind opened up a little more Realizing that I already spent six months of the most critical growth period in my life practicing urine therapy, I figured it may have some merit. At least, it wouldn’t kill me.

When I first proposed to Nicole the idea of applying urine topically to the skin, she went through three stages. Stage 1: Revolt and disgust. Stage 2: Interest and a willingness to learn more. Stage 3: A cautious experiment (can’t be worse than dialysis, eh?).

Fast forward eight months later and applying amniotic fluid topically via massage and packs has become a daily practice. It just doesn’t repair but also detoxifies. The effects are slow, yet immediate and apparent. So now you know why a baby’s bottom is so soft. I think this could be limb- and organ-saving information for those suffering the ravages of diabetic neuropathy and poor circulation.

Thinking outside the type-1 matrix,
–John C. A. Manley

P.S. I’ll share, in future post, more details about the results we’ve seen (plus some photos). I’ll also explain how we collect the urine, store and use it. If you have specific questions, send me an email and I will try to answer them in future posts (or book a consult to get more personalized guidance sooner).

P.P.S. A big tipping point for Nicole in finally getting her feet wet (literally) with amniotic fluid therapy is the classic book, The Water of Life: A Treatise on Urine Therapy. It’s written by an Englishman named John Armstrong who applied this therapy to thousands of patients. His book shares about a hundred case studies where urine therapy reversed life-threatening ailments. Since you’re probably not going to order a book on urine therapy for pickup at your local bookshop, you can it order it online at, or

About the Author: John C. A. Manley researches and writes about alternative treatments for type-1 diabetes and its many complications. His wife, Nicole, of 15 years has had type-1 diabetes for four decades. Together they have lowered her HgbA1c below 5.5%, regained thyroid function, increased kidney function and reversed gastroparesis. Read more about their journey out of the T1D matrix or subscribe to their Diabetic Dharma blog..