33-year-old Kayleigh Oakley claims that the secret behind her smooth and young-looking skin is drinking her own wee every day!
Every morning, she drinks half a pint of urine before applying it on her skin. Aside from achieving flawless skin, she also claims that drinking pee regularly helped her cure numerous health complications.
Oakley has combat against a low immune system. She has been diagnosed with an autoimmune system illness, Hashimoto’s disease, when she was only 15 years old. Two years later, she had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
“I was ill a lot of the time and life felt like really hard work,” she shared. “If someone became unwell around me, my immune system would be so weak that I would get sick, too.
“It was so draining. If I did any strenuous activity I would be in bed for week, and life became pretty miserable.”
But two years ago, she discovered urine therapy. “I was studying natural healing and medicine and was fascinated by the success stories other people shared about it.
“I had been on a long journey, trying to improve my health. I changed my diet and lifestyle, trying to introduce more holistic things and not taking any pharmaceutical medicines.
“I heard that urine can reset the immune system, promote general good health, and is good for the skin.
“It is also an ancient yogic technique, so thought I would give it a go.”
The yoga teacher pees into a glass every morning and consumes it, discarding the first and last parts of the fluid as she said they contain sediment and toxins.
“The morning drink contains the most hormones and nutrients. It doesn’t taste of much. It’s a bit salty and you can taste some minerals, but because I have a vegan diet, it isn’t strong.
“I have never been horrified by the thought of drinking it and my friends and family accept what I do. We are conditioned to think drinking urine is unclean, but it’s just a sterile filtration of the blood.”
She added: “We don’t think twice about taking drugs bought over the counter, with side-effects, yet urine has no side-effects and it works really well.
“A lot of expensive skin brands contain urea, which is excreted in urine, so I have also got a really expensive product for free.
“Urine works really well to clear your skin up, if you have any hormonal issues with it. So, I use it as a moisturizer, just putting some on a cotton wool and popping it on my skin before I jump in the shower. It moisturizes and helps exfoliate too.”
But experts are not convinced. Nutritionist Amanda Ursell has previously said: “You are weeing out the excess stuff that your body doesn’t need, after all the goodness has been absorbed. And your kidneys have very carefully filtered it out, so why would you then go and drink it?”
Aisling Pigott, a dietician, also said: “There is no evidence or advice which would encourage anybody to drink their own urine. The body, in particular, the kidneys, does an effective job at removing toxins and excretes urine.
“Therefore, drinking this again is not beneficial, could potentially be harmful and could cause infection.”
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