Last week, a video showing a woman taking a gulping down an entire glass of dog’s urine hit social media like a hurricane. Apparently, after the wonder-cure made it online, several medical specialists from the States advised against using urine therapy as an alternative treatment.
Holistic Docs Say Human, and Animal Urine Contains a Heap Load of Nutrients
For those of you unfamiliar with the whole pee controversy, here are the facts. Last week, a woman filmed herself while drinking a glass of dog’s urine. The video shows her walking up to the dog, filling the glass, and drinking it without even blinking.
In the video, the woman says that dog’s pee is known to cure a host of diseases such as acne, depression, and yes, even cancer. She also mentions that the quadruped’s discharge contains vitamins A and E and roughly 10 gram of calcium.
Well, as absurd as it sounds, Joy McCarthy, a certified holistic nutritionist recently sprung to the woman’s defense.
Apparently, McCarthy declared that dog’s urine also contains creatinine, some proteins, enzymes, antibodies, urea and, lots and lots of water. She also claimed that urine-based therapies had proven their effectiveness throughout the ages, being very popular in Ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece.
Dr. Amy Shah declared that in very small amounts, dog’s waste could be beneficial. However, this type of ‘advice’ should be taken with a grain of salt and shouldn’t replace conventional, time-honored, and science-approved treatments.
Although McCarthy and the woman in the video claim that dog’s waste is totally safe to drink since it contains mostly water, some doctors said that urine could contain traces of pesticides and harmful bacteria.
So, it’s probably not a good idea to go around the yard, chasing your dog, just because someone told you that it could cured your condition.
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