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soficrow rinking urine is an old cure...
Originally posted by Godsent
First of all, who do you think offered to volunteer themselves in this study? Might have been a poor drunk college student needing extra cash thinking it was beer for a month or so - do you think?
All I know is there was quite a bit of hype over the soldiers "last resort" on drinking their own urine; maybe by releasing info that "it's actually good for, nutritious too" they think that people would calm down over the soldiers/urine thing.
Originally posted by soficrow
Drinking urine is an old cure... So is eating snot - dried only. ...I have a series of articles on this somewhere (hard to get to), but it's molecular biology/immunology/endocrinology, and a topic of (limited) contemporary research. The body produces antibodies against microbial infection. These antibodies are excreted as waste in mucous, urine and scabs for example. So slurping or munching on a bit of same is much like getting an antibiotic/antiviral cocktail perfectly tailored to attack whatever infection is in your body. ...This explanation is almost verbatim from a Swiss medical report - I swear!
...The body also excretes infectious microbes and organisms, including infectious prions. Presumably the good guys outnumber the bad guys. I'm not aware of any studies that actually measure any of it tho. LOL Won't happen - if it's all ever perfectly verified, the drug companies would go broke.
...Have been meaning to research to see if phages are produced in the body and excreted too - haven't, but they probably are (phages kill viruses). ...Also, would like to know how prions fit with this profile. Prions are infectious proteins, excreted in urine etc. like bacteria and viruses. ...sigh There is always so much to learn....
BUT - I'm glad you brought this up. I'm skipping my flu vaccine this year, and thanks to you, I now have a back-up plan.
Originally posted by SultrySalesman
urine is a good source of cleaning wounds.
where im from in the pacific people get normally bee-stunged and the most immediate thing to do is urinate on the sting
and like previously posted stepping on sea-urchin (which is painful) and urinating on it is a old-remedy that beats anything
there's experiments on filtering piss, even NASA astronauts filter their own pee for drinking water
heres the experiment, using filtered piss
- The Sultry Salesman
Originally posted by stikkinikki
Call me when I can run my car on pee.