A yoga master claims he’s not had a cold in almost twenty years, because every time he goes to the toilet he snorts a cup of his own wee.
Rather than drinking it, which is considered a bit out of the ordinary as it is, 41-year-old Sam Cohen funnels a cupful of his urine into his nostrils every time he goes to the toilet.
He’s done so for the last 19 years, and claims it’s the reason he’s never had a cold, and how it works wonders for any illness, even having a positive effect on his sex life.
He calls this nose drink Auryn – the Celtic word for ‘golden’ – and carries his own special cup with him.
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Sam, from north London, said:
It is not possible to get a cold when you constantly drink through the nose. You can feel under the weather but one drink up the nose and any clouds start to evaporate.
I take a cup with me. If I have to go to the bathroom I take it with me, close the door and drink through my nose.
You feel like Superman – you’re going to go into a phone booth and do something no body knows and it’s a secret. You’ve got your cup concealed and you go to the toilet and you come out and you look glowing and refreshed.
I’ve done it on the plane – I’m probably the first mile-high nose-drinker.
Sam also believes it effects his love life, saying he now has ‘more hardness’ and can ‘last longer’:
Before I was often drained and drowsy. I was 22 and once I started to drink urine I started to get younger again.
The urine is just like an overall boost. It will make you feel younger and make you have more hardness. It does actually make you last longer.
Sam, a practising Taoist Buddhist, said using the technique takes about six times longer than normal drinking and it felt like he was drowning on his first go.
He added: ‘I do use my mouth to drink also. I would say it’s half and half.’
It’s not just pee Sam takes in through his nose, as he also drinks (or snorts) water, wine, vegetable and fruit juices.
Sam and his two friends, who also partake in the bizarre practice, say they take in various liquids through their noses 10 to 20 times a day.
The diluted version that arrives from the mouth is beneficial but not as the pure urine straight from the body.
It immediately calms and relaxes you. It facilitates digestion and improves appetite. It helps you breathe through the nose better. It removes tiredness and lethargy. It enhances the libido.
When you first do it, the initial part is a bit overwhelming because you feel like you’re drowning. The brain might say to you, ‘what are you doing’, but you start to do it calm and controlled, then you see it’s a natural process.
Not sure drowning is a natural process to be honest, but whatever floats your boat.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.