How & Why to Drink Your Own Urine

The Romans did it. The ancient Chinese too. Many people believe that the Bible recommends it.

It’s all natural, guaranteed to be fresh, and, depending on your diet, can even be organic!

What I’m talking about is urophagia, also known as urine therapy. Or, put more plainly, drinking your own pee.

Why drink your own urine?

Drinking pee can come with a ton of health benefits. People have practiced urine therapy for millennia to treat:

  • Chronic cough
  • Depression
  • Bad breath
  • Unwanted facial hair
  • And even high foot arches!

How to drink your own urine

As you can imagine, the process is pretty simple. All you need is a clean glass (a real glass, no BPA plastic!) and a full bladder. Put those two together and… Voila!

Is drinking your own pee right for you?

What will drinking pee do for for you and your health? There’s only one way to find out!

It’s best done on the 1st day of April, trust me ?

About the Author

Genevieve Howland is a childbirth educator and breastfeeding advocate. She is the bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and creator of the Mama Natural Birth Course. A mother of three, graduate of the University of Colorado, and YouTuber with over 75,000,000 views, she helps mothers and moms-to-be lead healthier and more natural lives.


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  1. That isn’t urine she has in the glass. It’s too cloudy, or she has a serious bladder problem. Real urine, healthy urine is clear and has a tinge of yellow to it.

    • Just because she put it down to an April Fools joke, try it, you’ll like it.

  2. And oddly enough, now days they are using urine derived cells to grow most any kind of cell in the body. Stem cell research has progressed a long ways in such a little time has it not. Maybe more to it all then meets the eye, or is it smell.

  3. This is so great. I sent this to my husband for a laugh AND to see if we could get the blender 🙂

  4. This is great!!! My boyfriend was truly mortified, haha.

  5. You should seriously do the research before making a post like this. There’s nothing humorous about it. There are decades of research to prove urine therapy has saved many people’s lives. Maybe you really are drinking your own urine but not courageous enough to admit it? Get past the social stigma and the benefits are amazing.

  6. I’m really enjoying some of the April fools posts. Urine therapy is not uncommon in Germany and I’ve applied it topically myself. If done properly, it requires adherence to a healthy diet. (No point in eating junk, then drinking what your body really didn’t need/want.) And, of course, it’s a good idea to be under the supervision of a (natural) doctor. No fooling!

  7. LOL. So it’s April 1st 2016 and I just saw these via the link that was sent around yesterday. Here’s the thing though, a good crunchy friend of mine suggested I gargle with warm water and a bit of my own pee this winter when I was so sick and couldn’t seem to kick the germs and I think it helped! Her own (regular medical) doctor (in Germany, mind you) had recommended it to her years ago when she had chronic sore throat problems… So, I’m not sure if anyone will even see this, but I just thought I’d share my experience! :0)

  8. Actually, this is a true practice and even if you don’t want to partake of it- and it does cure cancer, and just about everything else- it can be a way to save your life if you don’t have an epipen. Bitten by a wasp and highly allergic and no way to get help? Take a tablespoon of pee and put it under your tongue and you will be ok. It’s like Homeopathy. Your body has the cure, it is released into your urine. has a section on it. Like I said, even if you swear you’d never do it, you may learn a lot on the site.

  9. Oh my gosh, I’m DYING! Hilarious 🙂

  10. Must admit I was a bit creeped out by the smiling child on the sofa until I realized it was a photo pillow.

  11. HA!! That was awesome. At first I thought, NO WAY. And, since I had been looking through your old videos, I didn’t pay attention to the date. Toward the end you sort of had me convinced. And besides, I encapsulated my placenta and ingested them, why the heck not try urine!? Hahahahaha! Good one. Thanks for the laugh. =)

  12. That is the funniest thing ever! I completely believed it…..I did just watch you put chicken feet in a stock pot! I just found your blog a few hours ago….thanks for the laugh!

  13. how did YOU not crack up laughing making this!?? 🙂 “oooo, it’s warm! just how i like it, hot and fresh.” LOL!!!!!

    • 🙂 It’s one of my few talents… LOL!

  14. You ALMOST had me! I seriously gave it a moments’ thought since we are both crunchy and I’ve seen it done before (Bear Grylls). Luckily, I realized where you were going and had a good laugh 🙂 I did have a close friend who said she was staging an intervention (since I ‘liked’ your video) if I started drinking my own pee! Good times!

    • LOL! Sounds like you rippled the April Fool’s joke. :)> XO

  15. To me, that is gross and disgusting. No thanks.

    • Gross eh? Plasma Ultra-filtrate is almost like your “blood” because the kidney takes the extra thinks the blood does not need to keep stable and it comes out as URINE–vitamins minerals STEM CELLS–it is sterile anti bacterial anti viral anti fungal anti cancer–did you know MURINE eye drops are made form HORSE URINE? PREMARIN TOO! YOU BIG PHARMA morons put all that TOXIC SHIT into you without a thought! But your own FOUNTAIN of YOUTH–your God given NATURAL WATERS is GROSS! lol Did you know that for NINE MONTHS YOU DEVELOPED IN PISS HUH??? people are so funny..the reason she made it an April fools is to not offend the zombies

    • You only think it’s gross because some closed minded person told you it was. So many reports of successes have put a very positive conclusion to imbibing in this golden elixir.

  16. HAHA! I was like, “Alright girl, a little too crunchy for me.” I was so relieved at the end! Happy April Fools!!!

  17. OK, I saw this on Facebook this morning and I didn’t even watch it, because it just grossed me out! You got me! 😀
    Then I remembered this evening what a prankster you are!

  18. LOL! Too funny!!!

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