Mocking Urine Therapy: More Harm Than Humour

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
–Arthur Schopenhauer

Comedian JP Sears, recently released episode 114 of his satirical Ultra-Spiritual Life YouTube series, titled The Surprising Benefits of Urine Therapy. The funniest part of this short skit, for me: where he suggests that “the toilet industrial complex” is “making billion of dollars convincing people that they should flush the golden showers that come from their bodies down toilets.” The rest of the skit, however, seemed unoriginal. We mainly heard a slightly exaggerated and colourful rendition of what one can read in any book on urine therapy – delivered by a 21st contery hippie.

I really like JP’s work; but this episode is disappointing, doing more harm than humour. It’s hard to laugh when every single human being who has been born has practiced urine therapy for seven months of their lives. Amniotic fluid is 95% fetal urine — we floated in it, drank it and breathed it. (See How to Access an Unlimited Supply of Amniotic Fluid to Treat T1D Complications.)

JP, in his TED Talk, encourages people to venture into weird endeavors; yet here he is mocking a unconventional therapy which provides healing where other modalities fail. He could of been more scientific, while still being funny. (See Embark on Weirdness: An Unthinkable Way to Heal Beta Cells, Nerves and Nephrons).

I’ve personally seen urine therapy (in particularly topical application) completely eliminate black and (gan?)green infections on diabetic feet (instead of them being cut off), improve urine output in end-stage kidney failure, remove an HPV infection (when nothing else worked), dissolve surgical scars, vanquish chronic dry skin, heal wounds and burns, get rid of 20-year old skin rashes, dissolve a cyst in a blind boy’s eye, stop dental infections and reverse IBS. You can read hundreds testimonials from all over the world at

Cultures from all over the world used or uses urine therapy. You can read medical journals from the early 1900s talk about its application in New York hospitals for treating cancer, skin and eye conditions. For one example, see this JAMA reprint from a 1943 dermatology journal.

Nonetheless, I think most people shouldn’t drink their own urine, unless they are fasting, as their diet is usually too acidic and salty (which is why urine tastes bad). Topical treatment, however, has more promising widespread application (when done correctly). What I think JP should have been mocking was people spending money on drugs and creams containing animal and synthetic urea instead of using their own.

“[Urine therapy is] basically like stem cell therapy,” jokes Sears, “just with no stem cells.” Actually, stem cell researchers are trying isolating and utilizing urine-derived stem cells. See this ScienceDaily article for one example: Stem cells in urine easy to isolate and have potential for numerous therapies

Essentially all urine is: blood without the red blood cells. Most diabetic health problems are a result of poor circulation. Would anyone argue that blood is bad for you? Feces is toxic waste, urine is filtered and recycled blood.

JP is a brilliant comedian (most the time). Humour yields great power ever the masses. I hope he’ll consider taking down this video, studying the subject more thoroughly, rewriting the script and coming back with a more useful and funny production.

Another funny line, however, from JP’s video: where he claims urine therapy can prevent “Canadianism.” Well, it obviously hasn’t cured me, as my consistent spelling of “humour” throughout this blog post demonstrates.

Thinking Outside the T1D Matrix,
–John C. A. Manley

P.S. For a more scientific, yet funny, look at this taboo therapy: How to Fight Tooth Decay Like a Roman

P.P.S. To learn more about both external and internal uses of urine for healing you can read Your Own Perfect Medicine: The Incredible Proven Natural Miracle Cure that Medical Science Has Never Revealed by Martha M. Christy. It’s available from, and

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..