(Originally appeared in Mutant Renegade Zine 12, Fall 1998)
Though they were different in many ways, G.G. Allin and Ghandi did share one commonality, the consumption of urine. They are not the only ones who have taken a liking to the yellow elixer. People have been drinking it for centuries.
The Greeks and Romans were acquainted with it. Englishman John Armstrong advocated the drinking of it in his famous book The Water of Life. The former Prime Minister of India, Moraji Desai even had it named in his honor as it was known as ‘Morarji Cola.’
Makes you kind of sick thinking about it, huh? Why would anyone want to drink that warm stream of pungentness that has been described as tasting like smoked ham, really smoked ham. Not only are they drinking it, they’re snorting it, soaking in it and even putting it on their face as a sort of a piss mask all in the name of urine therapy.
Urine therapy is using (your own) urine externally or internally as a way to promote or maintain your health. Some say that urine is an invaluable source of nourishment and healing that we can utilize to heal ourselves and to maintain our lives and our health in both everyday circumstances and in emergencies and life-threatening situations.
It has been said that urine therapy has proven helpful in a great number of various diseases, ranging from a simple sore throat, to tuberculosis and asthma, from minor skin problems, to more serous skin diseases as skin cancer.
At this point you are probably thinking this is all a joke. However when you see that many pharmaceutical companies have grossed billions of dollars from the sale of drugs made from urine constituents you realize that urine is serious stuff. Pergonal, a fertility drug is made from human urine. Urokinase, a urine ingredient is known as a “miracle blood clot dissolver.” There are even some expensive creams and lotions on the market that have Urea, medically proven to be one of the best moisturizers in the world, as one of the ingredients. Have you ever used Murine ear drops? They’re made from carbamide – another name for synthetic urea.
Now as far as drinking urine right from the spicket, one would think that it is toxic being a waste product of the body and all. It turns out that it has been scientifically proven that it is not a toxic waste product. In fact, it is said that urine is a healthy substance, which contains healthy, harmless and nourishing components. With the consumption of urine, it is also entirely sterile after secretion and has an antiseptic effect.
Urine is such a miracle product that there have been countless reports of it saving peoples lives. Tom Brokaw, on NBC’s Nightly News reported in 1992 that in Egypt, rescue workers found a 37-year-old man alive in earthquake rubble. He survived by drinking his own urine. His wife, daughter and mother would not and they died.
So at a time when new viruses and bacteria are outwitting even the best efforts of modern medicine and the threat of the Y2K disaster looming toward us, remember there is always that one survival tool that’s always there for you when you need it most. Urine – It’s not just for flushing anymore.