Man, 68, who drinks his urine each morning as a natural ‘cure-all’ also uses it as a foot soak and eye bath – but admits he’s clashed with a housemate over the smell
- ‘Brother Sage,’ 68, is man from Colorado who drinks his urine every morning
- Believes urine is a health ‘cure-all,’ uses it for footbaths, eye bath and soaks
- Charges $345 to teach people how to store their pee for consumption
A man who drinks his own urine each morning as he believes it is a natural ‘cure-all’ says his bizarre habit led to a bust-up with his housemate – who was sick of the ‘smell’ wafting into the kitchen.
The man, who goes by Brother Sage, says he first started the unusual practice almost two decades ago and is currently flogging a course for up to $345 for students who wish to unlock the secrets of their own urine.
The 68-year-old, from Colorado, claims he often stores the urine he passes during the night for an early morning beverage, but has also been known to age it for up to three years and even use it as a foot soak or an eye bath.
He claims some of his loyal followers have even given wee to their kids to drink and ‘watched their health be returned’ – while others allow their dogs to bathe in it.
While there remains no concrete scientific evidence that drinking urine offers any health benefits, Brother Sage swears by it and believes it heals everything from viruses to sunburn.
But despite his many fans, Brother Sage claims he recently locked horns with his housemate over the ‘smelly’ practice and is now looking for another location to practice ‘urotherapy’ in the future.
Brother Sage, said: ‘I wake up in the morning and I’ll drink what I saved in the night.
‘Most people will drink it first thing in the morning and people who are fasting or on detox will do “looping”, which means everything they collect will be drank throughout the day.
‘The cleaner you can get your diet, the better it’ll look, taste and smell.’
Despite his teaching being published in his five books, Brother Sage claims he does come across ‘naysayers’ who question his beliefs – and most recently locked horns with his housemate over ‘smelly’ urine.
Brother Sage said: ‘I do get the naysayers or the ones who are doubters but I’ve learned to be compassionate with people because they don’t know what this is yet.
They’re going based on theory and information from doctors, television and school.
‘It’s a good idea if this is your lifestyle to check in with potential housemates so they know you do this in your room, bathroom or in the house, so there won’t be that moment of “Surprise, I do urine therapy”.
‘That created a hiccup in the house I’m in and I’m just readjusting where I do my practice now and starting to look for a new location.
‘The bedroom and my bathroom are too close to the kitchen so smells go down the hallway.
‘I’m [now] either practicing out in the yard, go to a nearby location or hot springs and spend three days just having a good time with it, then it’s out of my system.
When there’s something so near and dear to you, it feels like a compromise not being able to do the practice.
‘We had a lovely talk – a heart to heart – and there’s no hard feeling. We just need to make some adjustments.’
Brother Sage claims he is helping to build an international community of urotherapy practitioners – and he says there are people across the world who consume their own urine or use it topically.
Brother Sage said: ‘I started urine therapy in 1994. It was [initially] a total spiritual connection for me and nothing to do with health.
As the years progressed, I realised there were some things I wanted to improve with my health.
‘I increased the use, dosages. There are over 24 topical uses on the skin, eyes and ears.
‘People are healing everything because there are no such things as incurable disease when you understand how the body operates.
‘They’re healing everything from mosquito bites, sunburns, wasp stings, to gum conditions.
‘We’ve got a woman working with a 21-year-old man with autism who is seeing results.
‘The most unusual thing is people are feeding it to their pets and their kids and watching their health be returned.
‘We realised that [urine] is a universal panacea remedy. You can use a man’s, a woman’s and cross it over. A dog’s, a child’s, a human, non-human – it works regardless.
‘Some people have constipation and challenges in their intestines. What they’re doing is an entire GI flush.
‘Some are doing aged urine enemas but if you want to clean the entire GI tract, drink an entire litre of urine and within 20 or 30 minutes you’d better be near a toilet because waves of bowel movements will start happening.
‘It sure saves people from the embarrassment of going to a professional colonic lady.’
Now Brother Sage is preparing to deliver his 12th course on urotherapy for students and couples – which he promises will teach people to basics of the practice.
Brother Sage said: ‘The course is a six-part series over 15 hours.
‘People will learn all the basics, how to use the protocols, what the history of urine therapy is, what kind of testimonials people have talked about, the difficulties and challenges and how to explain it to people.
‘People will get an overall, really solid base so they know how to have a better use of these protocols for personal practice as well as how to guide and teach other people. Some of my students are becoming teachers and therapists.
‘I have students in the UK. There are people out there building a community.
‘I’ve noticed this community has created best friends for life and opened up relationship that people never would have had.’