By Rob Waugh | Metro |
An Essex Dad reaches for a glass of his own warm urine every morning – and then splashes wee onto his face.
Dave Murphy, 54, says that ‘urine therapy’ has helped him to lose eight stone, and keeps him in tip-top health.
In 2012, Dave survived for 30 days just drinking the yellow elixir of his own urine – and says that while he started by putting it in the fridge, he now gulps it down warm.
Dave – who has a 25 year-old daughter and 21 year-old son – explains: ‘After drinking my urine, I feel healthier and fitter than I’ve ever done before and I’ve lost 8 stone in weight.
Dave says, ‘Additionally, I don’t need much money to survive anymore. Because of all the wee I drink, I don’t need to eat very much food at all.
‘As humans, we don’t actually have to consume that much. Urine can help us reduce what we need to eat – as it contains everything humans require.
Dave also uses his urine to moisturize his face and wash in. He maintains that wee is the ultimate anti-aging product.
‘Urine therapy is not just about drinking it, you can also wash in it and moisturize with it. It’s the ultimate anti-aging skin product – my lines and wrinkles have disappeared since I began using my wee as a moisturizer.
‘You can even use it to alleviate aches and pain and as an eye wash or a footbath.
‘Urine is a cure-for-all. If people could just change their mentality and preconceptions about this therapy, then anyone can feel the huge benefits.’
Dave began his unique practice in May 2011 after he hesitantly attended a talk about urine therapy.
‘When I jokingly wandered in to a talk about urine therapy at a festival with my mates, I was truly skeptical. But by the end of the talk, my friends and I came out saying that we got to try this out!’
The very next day, Dave began drinking a glass of his own urine twice-daily. Despite his open-minded attitude now, he admits he was initially apprehensive about consuming his own wee.
Dave says: ‘Initially, I was a bit cowardly and squeamish about drinking my own urine.
‘The idea of ingesting warm pee was off-putting so I put it in the fridge so that it was ice-cold. And for the first few weeks, I would mix it with grapefruit juice.
‘But eventually, I began drinking my urine straight-up and it really wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.
‘Within a matter of minutes of consuming my first glass of pee though, I felt the benefits. I had lots of energy and my bowel movements improved.
‘During the course of the following year, my weight began to drop off.’