When faced with hip failure, I searched among my friends and reference sources for conventional and alternative therapies.

The one most recommended was the food supplement glucosamine, to help rebuild cartilage, and chondroitin sulfates to protect joints from destructive enzymes [see "The Arthritis Cure; The Medical Miracle That Can Halt, Reverse, and May Even Cure Osteoarthritis" by J. Theodosakis, B. Adderly, & B. Fox, St. Martin's Griffin, NY 1998].

But one source, a vibrant and healthy sixty five year old female friend, revealed her own secret. Eight years earlier while hiking in Tibet she met a fellow traveler and spiritual practioner who shared her own morning drinking ritual. Though she seldom mentions this to anyone, knowing well the inevitable reaction by most people in the West, she discovered immediate and lasting benefits and has continued since.

First read the skeptic Robert Todd Carroll's opinion on urine therapy, as well as a rationale for the success of radical therapies by Barry L. Beyerstein, Ph.D. "Why Bogus Therapies Often Seem to Work." And from Australia this audio interview Correx Archives - Taking the Piss

Next see why this has been standard medical practice in Tibet, India, China, and even in some European traditions for thousands of years... and then make your own discrete decision.

Dictionary.com's links Urine Therapy
As a ThirdWorld healing miracle Urine therapy. HPS.
As Jesus' dietary cure Urine:  the Fountain of Youth!
An Indian medical opinion Nothing Unscientific About Urine Therapy
A Dutch speicalist's point of view URINET HOMEPAGE.
A Holistic point of view Urine Therapy: A cure for all diseases
The view of BioMedx.com Homeopathy Urine Therapy

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