WTF News: Woman Says Drinking a Pint of Pee Daily Keeps Her Looking Young
Some people take their pursuit of the fountain of youth way too far. Sylvia Chandler, a 63-year-old British woman has been drinking a pint of her own urine every day for 20 years. She claims that doing so keeps her fit and spry.
Via the Daily Mail:
While certainly not for the faint-hearted, Sylvia also uses her urine to wash her hair and moisturise her face.
Sylvia told Closer: 'Drinking my own urine has kept me healthy and energised. And it helps me stay young- men are often surprised when I tell them my age.
‘I have a glass of urine in the morning and another couple during the day. It tastes delicious - it's a bit like water, but sweeter.
'I haven’t been to the doctor in a decade. I never get colds and I've maintained my size 10 figure.’
The mother-of-two is an advocate of urine therapy for everything from keeping youthful to healing wounds, and keeps a bottle of old urine in the kitchen in case she burns herself, as aged urine has stronger healing properties.
Sylvia began her unique practice after starting her own alternative natural health store, Zen in Birmingham.
She admits that despite her open-mindedness she had to start small when it came to actually drinking her urine.
She diluted her first glass with cranberry juice, but soon progressed to drinking it neat three times a day.
Chandler's theory about why it's safe goes like this:
"For nine months before you were born you floated in a combination of your own and your mother's urine. You drank it, it fed you, it grew your lungs entirely. All of your skin, your bones are made from tiny crystals which are all formed by urine."
Take a look at the picture above and tell me whether we're seeing the same thing or not because...um, yeah...no. Never that serious.