The things I don’t do for you guys. If when I was a teen, someone would have told me urine was a good way to get rid of acne and pimples. Well, let's just say it might be time for them to up their medication. Even with the present day hyper awareness to alternative approaches and applying natural substances as they relate to medical conditions. Urine and acne just don't seem to belong in the same sentence. Acne and chocolate I can at least understand the connection. Although it seems to be a counter intuitive connection. But urine to treat acne?
I really was not sure where to begin my search. What far away, hidden tribe in the Amazon rain forest, that had never had contact with the outside civilized world, thought urine was a good acne treatment? So like all good researchers I decided to start with a phone call to an expert on culture and customs.
Brad is my go to guy when I have a question that at first sight seems bizarre. He has an uncanny knack for explaining to me how something is not as crazy at it may first appear. He will also fill me in on the people that practice it and how long they've been doing so. But I have to admit. I was a bit surprised when I called, told Brad my question and he explained that urine therapy has been used to treat and prevent all kinds of illnesses and enhance beauty for a very long time.
It's been used buy the holy men of India who have been drinking it for thousands of years. It's rich in vitamins and minerals that are necessary for the human condition and although considered dirty, it is in fact sterile. Stop right there!
Unless my plane crashes high on a mountain top and survival is at stake. There are two things that I don't ever consider indulging in. One is eating human flesh and the other is drinking my urine. It's one thing to pat a little golden fluid on a couple of zits if it's going to help get rid of them and give me a great complexion and nice glow at the same time. But I didn't sign up to partake in the first morning midstream cocktail.
Brad told me I didn't need to drink it straight, “There's a benefit in mixing a couple of drops in your juice in the morning”. He went on about how people of the world think it can cure almost illness. Things like AIDS, smallpox, broken bones, constipation, fatigue, hepatitis, and the list goes on and on. I remained on the phone another hour and though I may not be an expert on all the urine treatments known to mankind. I have a pretty good idea how urine can help us in our search for the best way to get rid of acne.
So here's where I come down on the issue. Look. if you want to splash some wee wee on a cloth and give it a shot on your zits. I really can't see any harm. Who am I to buck thousands of years of acne and beauty research conducted by ancient civilizations . If you have followed this blog, you know I am a big believer of what may work for you may not have the slightest impact on someone else. That's what makes us individuals. So who am I to say urine is not your magic acne cure.
But when it comes to drinking urine to get rid of my zits, I'll take a pass. And here's why. I don't doubt Brad and his sincerity. That people world wide believe that drinking urine can cure and prevent all kinds of conditions. And acne may very well be one of them. Brad and others make a strong case that urine contains all types of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial and necessary for a strong properly functioning body. But this is also where their argument falls short. The way I see it. Anything that is contained in urine is something that you body already excreted. It didn't need it or it would have used it. Simply drinking your urine is giving you body something it doesn't need. It will just excrete it again. Seems to me that after everythig is said and done. The one thing your body needs now to get rid of pimples is a nice tall glass of water. Enjoy.