A MUM has admitted that she’s addicted to drinking her own urine and claims that it even tastes like champagne.
Carrie, 53, from Colorado has been hooked on sipping her own pee for four years, admitting that she finds it easier to drink than water.
For four years almost all of Carrie’s urine has made it back into her body, with the mum consuming up to five glasses a day, equivalent to a total of 3406 litres.
Speaking on TLC’s My Strange Addiction, she says: “I like warm pee. It's comforting.
“My urine does smell depending on what I eat, today it tastes somewhat different than it did four years ago.
“Sometimes it’s salty, sometimes it tastes like champagne.
“You can taste different things going through your body, there’s certain things I don’t like to eat anymore because they don’t taste good recycled.
“I love love love asparagus but I won’t eat it anymore, it makes the urine taste really bad.”
Carrie first began drinking her urine when she was diagnosed with Melanoma cancer four years ago.
She decided to go against chemotherapy and turned to urine therapy, an ancient and discounted practice.
And Carrie has since expanded, no longer just drinking her urine but using it for all kinds of self care.
“I use urine for tooth paste, I think it’s brightening my teeth from the inside out,” she says.
Carrie also dabs it under her eyes, in her ears and combs it through her hair, she also claims that ‘aged urine’ makes a ‘really good’ lotion replacement when she bathes in it.
IS THERE ANY NUTRITIONAL VALUE IN WEE?
THE Sun's nutritionist Amanda Ursell said there is no nutritional value in drinking your own wee.
"You are weeing out the excess stuff that your body doesn't need, after all the goodness has been absorbed," she said.
"And your kidneys have very carefully filtered it out, so why would you then go and drink it?"
Amanda said that surviving on little else other than urine would put people at risk of serious nutrient deficiencies.
She added: “Every nutrient, vitamin and mineral has a corresponding deficiency disease if you don't get enough of it."
So if you are using urine to replace foods, you're likely to suffer a whole range of health problems rather than curing any ailments
The mum engages in some painful practices, such as pouring urine into her eyes and ‘nasally’ drinking it, all in the belief it is doing her body good.
But her daughter Cassie is extremely concerned about her mum’s health.
She says: “Is this really the best thing for her to be doing to help her health get better?
“I’m just scared and I want my mom here.”
After listening to her daughter, Carrie agrees to visit a doctor who expresses concerns about a suspicious mole on Carrie’s back, immediately suggesting a biopsy.
But, admitting she’s ‘lost faith’ in traditional medicine, Carrie refuses to end her urine therapy.
She says: “From everything I’ve read, if I quit I’ll die.”
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