Previously, I wrote about just a few of the diabetic complications (including gangrene and kidney failure) that may be reversible by applying… urine, topically, to the body. A reader from Illinois asked when I would write the promised follow-up posts showing how to collect and store the golden liquid.
One of the reasons I’ve delayed writing about the therapeutic use of urine: it ranks certainly as weird, and probably taboo.
I’ve tried to slowly introduce the delicate subject in previous entries. I’ve pointed out how amniotic fluid is simply fetal urine. Indeed, it’s full of nutrients, hormones; along with anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
I’ve also pointed out that urine is nothing more than what medical lingo calls “plasma ultra-filtrate.” In plain language that means blood without the sticky red blood cells. The kidneys don’t really appear to be about waste, rather recycling.
You might also consider what a clinical skincare specialists says: “A healthy skin will typically contain 28 micro grams of urea [where urine gets its name] per square centimeter.” Urea binds water. Water is really important for tissues, I think we’ll agree (without a citation).
You might even even consider how many cultures in the world have (and still do) use topical urine therapy (and don’t even know it). And that includes our modern consumer culture. Check out Kerasal’s Intensive Foot Repair whose “clinically proven… highly concentrated formula is designed to heal dry, cracked feet and renew healthy skin.” Third “highly concentrated” ingredient: urea. Their site further states that their formula “earned the approval of the American Podiatric Medical Association.”
Nonetheless, I understand. Urine therapy: it’s still weird.
If topical urine therapy didn’t appear to be so life-saving (or at least limb-saving) for people with type-1 diabetes, I’d not embark on such weirdness (no less blog about it). Yet my wife and I have seen its power both in the realm of tissue regeneration and detoxification. In particular, black growths on my wife’s feet were replaced by skin so smooth it could belong to a newborn.
Nicole ends up with new feet; while some of her neighbours at the dialysis clinic get their toes, feet and legs sliced off. (I’ll take urine over a circular saw any day.)
It was partially through daily urine massage that we were able to increase Nicole’s kidney function from 10ml (2tsp) of urine per day to 100ml (almost half a cup). We’ve seen it regenerate skin, heal cuts, remove warts and even pull toxins directly out of the skin, eyes and hair. Thousands of anecdotal stories and a few studies have shown a wide range of health problems go away – ranging from cancer to even (in Mexico) type-1 diabetes.
Still sounds weird? Well, that’s probably a sign we are either headed down the right path (or are totally lost). Nicole’s in stage-five kidney failure. She has type-1 diabetes – a disease with a long track record of following people to an early grave. There’s no cure in (medical) sight. It’s a huge problem.
Astro Teller is CEO of Google X laboratories with a PhD in artificial intelligence. He says (in this lecture) that in order to solve huge problems we we need to stop being “clinical and traditional.” Instead, we need to take risks. We must be “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” innovative.
Teller also says that in order to do this type of innovation you can’t worry about looking smart or playing it super safe. You need to wear a T-shirt that says “SAFETY THIRD.” He uses the term “embarking upon weirdness.”
Well, urine therapy certainly seemed weird to us. The idea of rubbing urine into our body sounded neither smart or safe.
It also sounded really stinky. Surprisingly, though, if you use fresh urine (and avoid certain foods) we’ve found it to have little or no odour. If you eat fenugreek it even smells like maple syrup. Urine only acquires that unpleasant smell of dirty washrooms (frequented by those with bad aim) after prolonged exposure to the air. I’ve read that this is because airborne bacteria consume the urea and produce ammonia as a byproduct. Ammonia smells.
Now, if urine therapy wasn’t super safe than the human race would have died off long ago. Instead, it’s so safe a fetus not only swims in it for seven months but also breathes and (tell me it’s not so) drinks it.
Yes, I know, it’s still weird. At least by the perspective of our society. It’s not weird, however, in our society to take dangerous chemical drug concoctions. And there’s nothing bizarre about surgically mutilating your arteries so they can be connected to a dialysis machine three times a week.
I’ll take rubbing urine into my skin over most medical interventions. Not only does it provide many health benefits, but it’s said to be the secret practice of super models, Hollywood celebrities and beauty pageant winners.
“Immigration authorities stopped a man from India at Kennedy airport, New York City, for suspicion of traveling with a false passport,” writes Martin J. Lara in Uropathy. “The incident happened because according to the birthday on the passport the man was supposed to be 68 years of age, but the agents did not think he was a day over 35. Once the validity of his documents and his identity was verified, the customs agents asked him how he stayed so young looking.”
His secret: Supposedly urine therapy and a vegetarian diet.
Nicole could sure use a younger pair of kidneys. A newborn pancreas would also be great. I’m not saying this will work. But so far our experiments are promising.
So how do we collect our own urine for topical application? There’s some controversy about the best method. We take the most conservative approach – “safety third” after all (instead of fourth or fifth). Next post, I’ll share with you our method of collection. You won’t want to miss it (or maybe will).
Thinking Way Outside the T1D Matrix,
–John C. A. Manley
P.S. Urine therapy even stops dental infections as was known by many ancient cultures. Check out my full-length article: Fight Tooth Decay Like a Roman
P.P.S. Yes, my brave wife is willing to experiment way beyond the “traditional and clinical” to reverse kidney failure and type-1 diabetes. This includes 5+ hours of intensive (and expensive) dental surgery. If you want to support our quest for a cure, please donate at KidneyKarma.com.