In case you missed it, earlier this month The Nib published my comic “Urine: The Miracle Cure,” an investigation into the curious practice of urine therapy. Did you know that people all over the world drink their own urine for it’s supposed health benefits? Well, they do. There are entire Youtube channels about it. And countless books. It’s wild.
While researching this topic I spoke with practitioners of urine therapy, who told me of urine’s curative powers: It can cure cancer! It can restore eyesight! I’ll help you lose weight! The Illuminati are keeping this a secret from the public! Etc. For this piece I also drank my own urine because really it would be irresponsible of me as a journalist not to, right? And I mean, who would want to pass up an opportunity like this to drink urine? Most people, I guess. The comic details my experience drinking urine, as well as some things I learned talking to “experts” in the field. Go read it.