In a crass but seemingly beneficial routine, Troy Casey, 55, has been drinking his own pee and applying it to his skin for 17 years.
He even goes so far as to do urine fasts for a week and put enemas of old urine in his rectum.
Troy, originally from Arizona, USA, was once a model for Versace and is now a life coach and healer, attributing his daily urine practice to his ripped physique.
“Urinary therapy is an old practice — it just isn’t talked about much. Your own pee is full of amino acids, stem cells and antibodies,” he said in a recent interview.
“I drink my own urine every morning — I call it dog hair! The feeling is electric.
“Applying aged urine is the fountain of youth and aged urine enemas is one of the ways I have had such a flat stomach.”
Believe it or not, Troy apparently hasn’t always been so healthy. He partied early in his modeling career and said he would swell as a result, prompting casting agents to tell him not to bother showing up on shoots.
This is what led him to follow the path of nutrition and natural and ancient healing methods and he became interested in urine therapy — also known as “Shivambu” in Ayurvedic medicine. — in 2004.
He first drank his own pee when he didn’t bother to stop for the bathroom on a long drive and claims the feeling of tasting his pee was ‘electric’.
The former model attributes her weird diet to helping maintain her six-pack abs.
“The first time I tried my own urine I was driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It’s a long five hour drive. I didn’t want to stop to take a leak so I peed in a mug and I drank and I was like hey, it’s not that bad!
“The electricity was so immediate and subtle — I felt a cool hum. Intuitively, it felt good. I drank my urine intermittently for a while from there.”
From there, Troy began exploring other ways to ingest his own pee, including doing week-long urine fasts, putting aged urine enemas in his rectum, and applying his own. pee topically.
He recalls, “My friend who beat testicular cancer with Shivambu challenged me to a seven day urinary fast where I just drank and curled my own urine for a week.