An interior designer, Fabian Farquharson claims gulping down his own fresh and month-old urine for three years has left him feeling healthier, happier and smarter.
He starts every day with a pint of fresh urine, chased down with 300-400ml of aged pee, after reading about the purported health benefits online..
Fabian , 37, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, said: ‘I’d been researching alternative medicines when I read about drinking aged urine.
‘I’ve always been open-minded about that sort of thing, so I decided to give it a go and drink it fresh.
‘It tasted a bit like a bitter ale initially, it was quite strong but not a terrible taste and I had no problem finishing the glass.
‘It was about half an hour later that I started to feel amazing, I was absolutely bursting with energy.
‘Now I’d never go a day without it and would recommend it to anyone.
’ Fabian first started researching alternative medicines and holistic therapies in 2013, when he kept experiencing pains in his stomach which doctors couldn’t get to the bottom of.
He said: ‘I was travelling a lot for work and eating junk food – Burger King, McDonald’s, anything convenient.
‘I was getting a lot of pain in my stomach and scans couldn’t find an ulcer or anything that could explain it, so I started looking online more and more.
‘I’ve always been quite into holistic health but that was when I started to adopt it into my life more – starting with my diet.’
Originally from Birmingham, Fabian adopted a ‘fruitarian’ diet – eating raw fruits almost exclusively – and immediately noticed a difference.
Fabian explained: ‘I started to eliminate ‘normal’ foods and ate only fruit. I’ll use mangoes, pineapple, strawberries – any fruit really, and add in chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp powder to make a smoothie.
‘I quickly started to feel amazing. I had more energy than I had in years, and could feel my well being improving.’
From there, his foray into a more alternative approach to health escalated and in 2015 Fabian decided to take the plunge and drink his urine.
Fabian said that his friends and family ‘weren’t that surprised’ – because he has always been a bit off the wall in his approach to health.