‘Drinking a pint of urine every day keeps me young. And it’s delicious’
What lengths would you go to achieve good health? Would you drink your own wee?
A woman claims drinking a pint of her own urine every day for the last 20 years has kept her fit and sprightly.
Sylvia Chandler, 63, swears in Closer that her own wee is the elixir responsible for her slim frame and youthful demeanor, and claims she hasn’t needed to visit a doctor in over a decade.
While certainly not for the faint-hearted, Sylvia also uses her urine to wash her hair and moisturise her face.
Sylvia told Closer: ‘Drinking my own urine has kept me healthy and energised. And it helps me stay young- men are often surprised when I tell them my age.
‘I have a glass of urine in the morning and another couple during the day. It tastes delicious – it’s a bit like water, but sweeter.
‘I haven’t been to the doctor in a decade. I never get colds and I’ve maintained my size 10 figure.’
Sylvia claims that she drinks her urine every time she goes to the loo (this is a stock photo and the model shown is not believed to be drinking urine)
The mother-of-two is an advocate of urine therapy for everything from keeping youthful to healing wounds, and keeps a bottle of old urine in the kitchen in case she burns herself, as aged urine has stronger healing properties.
Sylvia began her unique practice after starting her own alternative natural health store, Zen in Birmingham. She admits that despite her open-mindedness she had to start small when it came to actually drinking her urine.
She diluted her first glass with cranberry juice, but soon progressed to drinking it neat three times a day.
Now Sylvia, who has been married three times but is currently single, claims she drinks her urine whenever she goes to the loo, despite urine being a waste product, produced by the kidneys, ridding the body of toxins it doesn’t need.
Sylvia claims that when in our mothers’ wombs we are swimming in urine, and drinking it provides health benefits.
GP Dr Rob Hicks comments: ‘Over the years many people have claimed health benefits from drinking their own urine, but as far as I’m aware there is no scientific evidence to back-up these claims.
‘The kidneys are an efficient filtering system getting rid of what the body doesn’t need, so to put this back into the body seems counter-productive.
‘Personally, I believe there are better – and more palatable – ways to keep the body healthy including not smoking, eating a healthy diet, and keeping stress under control.’