Apparently my advice on diarrhea is not acceptable.
I don’t know why. It’s a treatment widely accepted by the medical community.
OMG…. It’s like the drink your own urine for a cure…. I, unfortunately DO NOT remember that whole story, but I’m just extremely happy I don’t.
Actually that is ludicrous and based on rubbish, while this is based on science.
Urine is actually highly toxic, and concentrated for waste disposal. Liquids funnel through the filtration organs and excrete a highly concentrated batch of chemical byproducts.
Feces is another matter. It contains all the debris your body cannot make use of, fermented (which means eaten and pooped out) by bacteria. Which means that poop contains a very rich and healthy bacterial colony. This is why it is used as a fertilizer, while urine is used as a bleaching agent.
As long as the person does not have a fecal borne illness (which would be quite obvious) their poop is a good source for flora that will correct the flora of your intestines.
What the hell do you think cheese is? Or liquor? Every food you eat contains the poop of some creature. But cheese has entirely been consumed by a bacteria, liquor by a fungus.
Poop isn’t disgusting. It is very interesting. And personally, I enjoy foods and other consumables that have been fermented by being packed in poop. I also eat humans. Which means I have to deal with your intestines.
It doesn’t put me off.
I am honestly glad to learn about this. I’m not sure who I know who thought urine was a cure for certain illnesses, but I’m glad I’m right that it’s a terrible idea. I did read somewhere about the last part of your response. Although it makes complete sense, I am still put off.
Urine contains the waste products of muscle movement, chemicals you’ve absorbed, toxins your body is capable of reducing and getting rid of, however, if you continue to reintroduce them, the chemical process of filtration changes. Allow me to explain. When your body processes things like alcohol, it does what it can with the parts it can use to live normally, it does this by breaking the chemicals down, snipping off a molecule here or there, and so forth. Chemicals go through several molecular transformations as they are processed on the way to the urethra. If you then were to take those modified forms back in…precisely what would your body do with them?
Urine is reductive. Meaning that as urine is made, it is reduced to the most toxic things the body must dispose of. And water the body has no place for – about 95% water.
Poop has the plus of being a very happy dwelling place for bacteria. So though you are getting processed waste that is reduced and altered somewhat, cells from the human that have been disposed of, so on and so forth…you’re also getting the happy bacteria who live off that business and turn it into a rich soul additive. Poop is not reductive.
This notion of drinking urine, I’m sad to say, in the western world dates back to the Medieval, and in Asia, even farther to when it was believed that you were losing something or that an imbalance was occurring. You used to be able to pay a man to sniff or even drink your urine and tell you what was wrong with you. It’s sterile, but I don’t think it was a good idea for the “expert”. People maintain a belief that drinking it can help balance your hormones or some such, which appeared to make sense on the surface, in that your body will shift production levels of things if it feels it suddenly has an excess. How to obtain an excess, imbibe what was sloughed off.
It’s never been shown to actually function that way however. It’s one point of efficacy is as a sterilizing agent or chemical catalyst.