Here’s um “Spit” in Your Eye

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Okay, we are adults; I love to look up trivial things; so, we should not be bothered by these things – really. lol I have gone back and forth, but, after reading for a while on the subject, I decided to do a post on Urine – that’s right, pee.

Originally, I just thought a short narrative with the usual link to the topic would suffice and, though a few would – well, gag, most would handle the subject well. At least, so I have told myself.

However, study has shown me that, not only is urine a fascinating subject, but it also was/is used more than most of us might think. With that in mind, I am going to simply list and briefly describe most of the facts and uses I found for Urine.

If it truly bothers you that much I will expect to see comments stating such. Deal? okay.

Most of my info came from the Wiki page on Urine. I am just going to speak a little more user-friendly (ungeek) and try to summarize.

Urine is, typically, sterile (when it’s not, there’s a problem); however, drinking it is a bad idea. It is over 95% water and can be made drinkable (I am assuming mostly by good distillation methods). Even the military field manuals say don’t drink it, no matter what. They also say that soaking a shirt in it and putting that around your head in really bad heat can cool you off.

In spite of this, healthy urine is NOT toxic. Our wonderful kidneys take the wastes from our body and create urine which they send on through our body and out the urethra.

A healthy body will produce quite a lot of urine. Each of us will make from 1-2 liters per day of urine, based on a lot of factors. Think of a 2L bottle of Pepsi per day (or 1/2 of it).

Urine can be colorless, but also have a tint to it depending, mostly, on what you eat. Asparagus can make it green; beets can add a pink color; it can also be black for melanoma, red for bloody urine, dark orange or brown for jaundice, and dark yellow if you are dehydrated.

Wow! It would seem the color can tell you a lot, so don’t, pee in the dark; you might miss something important. If you have to pee in the dark, at least, smell.

The odor of urine can tell you things, too. Urine will, often, take on the smell of what you are eating a lot of. This goes for asparagus, saffron, onions, coffee, alcohol, and tuna fish.

Urine has been used in an awful lot of stuff over the centuries. It is, of course, used in examinations to see if we are sick. Sugar in the blood leads us to a diagnosis of diabetes.

Believe it or not, there are some proteins and other substances that can be obtained from urine that we can take to help us stay healthy. Talk about recycling! Estrogen is one of these, but it comes from horse urine, specifically, mares.

Urine is high in nitrogen and so can be used in fertilizers. Don’t worry too much about that. It has to be pretty diluted and our rules and limits don’t consider it quite good enough over here in the US. Although, there are a big group that is proving there are more problems with removing and disposing of it than making it into fertilizer. Guess we shall see.

I suppose if your beans start tasting like asparagus, you might want to wonder. Even then, if it bothers you, try to consider what a lot of farmers actually use on their crops. The difference is only changing the “o” to “a”. 🙂

In the long past, urine, heavy in ammonia (all parents are aware of that fact), was used as a cleaner.  Tanners used urine to soak the skins to remove the hair.  Ancient Romans even used fermented urine to clean grease from clothes.

Probably the most fascinating thing I found out about urine was that it is NOT effective (can make it worse) to pee on a sting ray’s sting on a person.  The show “Friends” (one of my very favorite) was wrong.  I am at a loss for words.

In closing, I will tell you that there is a practice called Urine Therapy.  Here’s the link.  I am not going there.  I will just leave you the pic associated with the article.

There you have it.  All the crap facts on Urine.

Namaste,

Scott

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  • lostbythesea  On August 7, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Loved all the pissy details! It’s amazing how essential it is!
    I have had several friends on Dialysis, and they would have paid a King’s ransom for a good pee. FYI: Drink lots of water, watch the salt and keep a keen eye on the blood pressure. Unchecked, high blood pressure will eventually ‘blow out’ the very delicate kidney’s filtration system and render us pissed OFF. 😉

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    • kindredspirit23  On August 8, 2012 at 12:51 am

      It can also cause a major stroke, which is what happened to me. I drink a lot of water, don’t add salt to things, and check BP, which has been running 117/73.
      Scott

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  • campfireshadows  On August 7, 2012 at 10:03 am

    You forgot an important urine fact. It can warn you that you drank too much the night before by it’s smell. The morning after drinking, smell your shoes. If they smell strongly of urine, it means that you were way too drunk to aim accurately and peed on your own feet! 🙂

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    • kindredspirit23  On August 7, 2012 at 10:52 am

      You are right, I did forget that one! I don’t drink much, especially now after the stroke with the meds I am on. That must be why I didn’t include that. Hmm, now that I think about it, Wiki didn’t have it either!
      Scott

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  • Aspergers Girls  On August 7, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Oh, Scott. You are too funny. A whole post on Urine…what a…..delight? Not sure what word to use. But you did just remind me a lot of myself. lol.

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    • kindredspirit23  On August 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Dedicated! Thorough! Undaunted! Those are good words!
      🙂 Scott

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      • Aspergers Girls  On August 7, 2012 at 11:12 am

        lol
        My son came into the room right after I read your post and asked why drinking water is so important. And I was able to use part of your blog for the detox conversation. lol….so I’ll go with “timely” and “resourceful”….. lol

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  • buckwheatsrisk  On August 7, 2012 at 12:08 am

    well umm yeah gotta go…lol

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