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01st Jul 2016

Man claims drinking his own urine has kept him healthy for 23 years

Alan Loughnane

You put in what you get out we suppose…

We’ve heard a lot of health food fads and diets over the last number of years but this one is hands down the most bizarre one we’ve seen.

There’s a group of people in China who believe that your urine contains healing properties and have been systemically drinking their own urine for years.

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Called the China Urine Therapy Association, they believe that drinking urine leads to a longer and healthier life and that it’s even an effective cure for cancer.

They’re surely *bad pun alert* taking the piss…

The group’s managing director, an elderly man from Chengdu, recently gave an interview to the Chengdu Economic Daily where he spoke about his obsession with drinking pee.

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“It’s been 23 years. I’ve been drinking urine since I was 48. Urine can cure all illnesses, like back problems, emphysema and farsightedness,” he said.

“I drink 500 to 1,000 ml of urine five to six times a day.”

He claims that in just three months of pee-drinking, his eye sight had dramatically improved and he no longer needed to wear glasses while playing games.

He only drinks urine at certain intervals after 5 o’clock though and rather disgustingly he said that it gets a sour taste if he doesn’t drink enough water.


Before you all go running off and peeing into bottles for lunch (we know that’s the next logical move), there hasn’t been a whole lot of research to back up his claims.

We’ll stick with the water… for now.

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