Woman claims drinking her dogs urine has cleared her acne and gives her a 'natural glow'
It's a fact that people will do anything to be more healthy. Seriously, all it takes is the fear of gaining a few extra pounds, or some scaremongering headline about rising rates of heart disease and diabetes, for typically-sensible, rational people to throw caution to the wind and endure a living hell in the name of some flavour-of-the-month health fad. Maybe you'll force yourself to eat nothing but quinoa and drink nothing but kale smoothies for two months, or even, heaven forfend, take a spin class. When it comes to your body, apparently there are no limits, and no sacrifice is to great.
However, someone might just have finally taken things way too far, and attempted something weird, dangerous, and downright unsanitary in the name of staying healthy. Be honest, even if it meant that you'd never have to go the gym, most people would baulk at the idea of downing a shot of your house pet's pee for the sake of your body. Unfortunately, that's apparently what one woman is now doing.
A woman named Amy Lynn Lew has provoked outrage and disgust on social media this week, after she appeared in a Facebook video in which she confessed that she routinely drinks her dog's urine for personal health reasons. In the video, Lew makes a number of deeply spurious claims, such as that regularly imbibing canine urine can cure cancer and acne.
In the gross footage, Lew states: "Until I first drank my dog’s pee, I was depressed, I was sad, and I had bad acne, Dog pee also has vitamin A in it, vitamin E in it, and it has 10 grams of calcium, and it’s also proven to help cure cancer. The pharmaceutical companies are keeping this secret out of the public eye. They pay lobbyist to get politicians to make you buy expensive pain medicine and chemo.This is the secret to cure cancer, alleviate pain, and prevent the swelling of joins. If you don’t have your own dog, just steal one from a neighbour."
Health experts have since urged the public that (no surprise) drinking dogs urine is pretty ill-advised. Commenting on the video, holistic nutritionist, Joy McCarthy stated: "Drinking dog or human urine, otherwise known as ‘urine therapy,’ has been around for hundreds of years and has been practiced as a health therapy in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Urine is mostly made up of water, lots of urea, creatinine, various electrolytes, uric acid, trace proteins, and low levels of antibodies and enzymes."
She added, "My take on this is there are far better ways to get healthy than drinking dog urine. For instance, drinking lemon and water to stimulate the gastric juices for better digestion or apple cider vinegar in water has been touted for everything from weight loss to detoxification effects. Both of these health habits are far tastier and safer than dog urine. Well, actually, I can’t confirm that dog urine is not tasty."
Words to live by.