URINE & UREA Therapy Part One
By Walter Last
I have been fond of urine therapy for many years but except as a
homoeopathic remedy, I have rarely mentioned it to patients as our
social conditioning invariably prompted a strong negative reaction.
The many and varied case histories described by John Armstrong in
his 'The Water of Life' are certainly impressive. However, this book
was first published fifty years ago, Armstrong did not have any
academic qualifications and without the strong support of other
therapists, there were not many convincing reasons for patients to
try this method.
This has changed dramatically in recent years with the publication of
the several more books on urine therapy. Very good are the self-
published books by Martin Lara at www.uropathy.com
, 'The Miracle of
Urine Therapy' by Dr Beatrice Bartnett and especially 'Your Own
Perfect Medicine' by Martha Christy.
Martha Christy's Experience
Martha Christy cured herself of a host of incapacitating illnesses,
including intestinal inflammation or Crohn's disease, chronic fatigue
syndrome, thyroid disorder, severe chronic kidney infections, food
and chemical allergies and severe endometriosis.
The conventional approach with drugs and six operations did not help
and probably intensified her problems. Natural therapies worked for a
while, but a difficult pregnancy disabled her again and this time
even the natural therapy she tried was not good enough, including $US
15,000 spent in an alternative cancer clinic in Mexico for bleeding
Most of the time she had to stay in bed until one day she was
introduced to urine therapy and before long, all her health troubles
Instead of just writing another 'How I Did It' book, she went to
university libraries and hired a research firm to search the
scientific and medical literature for publications on the use of
urine and products derived from it.
She was amazed by what she found. There were not just hundreds but
rather thousands of published articles. There are probably more
articles published about urea, the main ingredient of urine, than
about any other organic substance. Mrs Christy devoted a large part
of her book to explaining and summarising this scientific and medical
evidence and also provided detailed references of published papers.
In addition, she lists many testimonials of individuals as to the
effectiveness of urine therapy in overcoming AIDS, Candida, Cancer,
Colitis, Depression, Diabetes, Immune deficiency, Multiple Sclerosis
and other diseases.
The most amazing aspect of urine therapy is its effectiveness in such
a wide range of different diseases.
There are several reasons for this. For one, urine contains
antibodies and immune stimulating factors against all viruses,
harmful bacteria or fungi that we may harbour in our body. The
researchers stated that even minute amounts of antibodies, sometimes
so low that they cannot be detected with conventional methods, are
effective in preventing and treating diseases.
There are reports investigating and describing the curative effects
of urine therapy on a wide range of infectious, fungal and viral
infections, such as hepatitis, poliomyelitis and AIDS. Urine is
especially effective against allergies, autoimmune diseases and other
disorders of the immune system.
To switch off an allergic reaction one must put a few drops of urine
under the tongue, collected during the reaction, or the urine may be
homoeopathically diluted and some of it kept in the mouth for a few
When drinking urine routinely, allergic reactions may not occur at
all, thus doing away with the need to identify which substance one
has been reacting to.
Curing Cancer 'Child's Play'!
Cancer, too, responds very well to urine therapy. Very effective
appears to be the urine fast employed by Armstrong.
His first cancer patient was a nurse who had herself cared for over
fifty cancer patients. She knew that any cancer pain is mild as
compared to that experienced from the regrowth commonly occurring
after medical intervention.
Usually visible tumours such as with breast cancer disappeared within
three weeks, but sometimes even in one week. Armstrong called curing
cancer 'child's play' except if patients had already received
chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
I also know personally of several cases of cancer cures exclusively
or mainly due to urine therapy; sometimes the addition of urine
therapy to a natural cancer program appeared to be responsible for
the successful outcome. Martin Lara has an interesting breast cancer
cure with urine injections on his site www.uropathy.com
Most of the scientific cancer reports concentrate on urine extracts
of anti-cancer agents. One such extract is called H-11, another HUD,
others Retine, DHEA hormone or Anti-neoplaston.
While good results were reported with all of these, it is very
expensive to treat patients in this way and the treatment would be
even more effective and much cheaper if all of these cancer-fighting
ingredients of urine were used together by ingesting whole urine.
Surprisingly, uric acid is not just the villain causing gout; it is
also a proven anti-cancer agent and rejuvenating factor. However, the
crown of the cancer-fighting urine ingredients may actually belong to
urea, the most common chemical in urine.
Benefits of Urea
Only recently has it been discovered that the concentration of urea
in the blood has a key role in regulating at least 7 major pathways.
Urea levels are low with cancer and many other diseases. The
frequency of cancer and especially of multiple tumours and metastases
increases greatly if urea levels are low.
Urea is not just a waste product or the end state of the protein
metabolism as commonly assumed. Biochemical research has shown that
urea, both from internal sources or externally supplied, is used by
the body as a raw material to synthesise amino acids and proteins.
This is especially important for patients with kidney failure. These
deteriorate quickly on a diet containing normal amounts of protein,
but do much better if the diet is extremely low in protein, below 20g
Another research report states that patients with kidney failure on
very low protein intake show progressive clinical improvement when
receiving added urea, which then becomes the main source of nitrogen
for protein synthesis. Urea may thus be the main reason why urine
therapy and especially urine fasts are so successful with kidney
I believe that it is the best and sometimes the only successful
therapy. One of my patients with kidney failure continued to
deteriorate on a fast of fresh vegetable juices, but was cured when
fasting on urine for 2 weeks.
Another helpful factor is the role of urea as the best natural
diuretic and far better than synthetic ones. This is not only
important for those with deem or fluid retention because of kidney or
heart weakness but especially with fluid pressure on the brain or
spinal cord or in the eye with glaucoma.
With this, additional urea is important with brain tumours, stroke,
meningitis and other inflammations of the brain and spinal cord. One
report cites the case of a massive brain tumour reappearing 3 months
after surgical removal of another brain tumour. The patient received
256ml of 30% urea. After 2 hours the tumour had completely
When applied externally, urea has a very beneficial effect on wound
healing, including infected wounds, burns and ulcerating tumours. The
urea crystals may be directly packed into the wound or a strong or
saturated solution may be applied.
The use of urea in cancer treatment was pioneered by E V Danopoulos,
a Professor of Internal Medicine in Athens. Urea was notably
effective with liver cancer and in preventing the development of
metastases or secondary tumours. He used 45g of urea daily in 6
divided doses for 40 days and then 20g in 3 doses for 2 years. 45g
correspond to 6 rounded teaspoons, while 20g are about 3
teaspoonfuls. The results were published in The Lancet in 1974.
But as it happens so often with discoverers of cheap cancer cures,
Danopoulos lost his position after this publication and was forced to
retire. Other research has shown that the effectiveness of urine in
killing microbes depends largely on its concentration of urea and is
better, the higher it is in urea.
Other Beneficial Ingredients
Another important reason for the effectiveness of urine is its
content of countless hormones, enzymes, vitamins, trace minerals and
other valuable biochemical. Some companies make a fortune by
extracting some of these substances from collected urine on a large
scale. The fact is that urine is not a waste product full of harmful
substances as is commonly believed, but instead a treasure-trove of
just the right bio-chemicals that we need for our condition.
The main function of the kidneys is to regulate the concentration of
all these countless bio-chemicals in our blood. Any unwanted surplus
is as harmful as any deficiency. However, any hormone or enzyme
removed as surplus at one time may be in short supply a few hours
Furthermore, with advancing age, our hormone and enzyme production
declines to sub-optimal levels while the kidneys become less and less
efficient in retaining needed ingredients.
Therefore, it greatly helps, especially with chronic degenerative
diseases and advancing age to recycle these valuable hormones and