A drink to your health!

Cow - This a a photo of a cow. Cows graze in a snow covered field near the southern Bavarian resort of Kochel
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
United States
February 16, 2009 11:40pm CST
If you knew something would help cure 70 to 80 incurable diseases like diabetes would you drink it? And if it was mixed with products such as aloe vera and gooseberry to fight diseases such as diabetes and cancer? What if it had medicinal properties and it is often drunk in religious festivals? Seems like a dream drink come true doesn't it? Well, what if you found out that it has cow urine in it? Would you still be inclined to drink it if it cured what ails you? If I didn't know what it was maybe but knowing full well it had urine in it then no sorry I couldn't drink it. Here is a small piece of article. NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A hardline Hindu organization, known for its opposition to "corrupting" Western food imports, is planning to launch a new soft drink made from cow's urine, often seen as sacred in parts of India. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), or National Volunteer Corps, said the bovine beverage is undergoing laboratory tests for the next 2 to 3 months but did not give a specific date for its commercial release. Here is a link to the whole article. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090212/od_nm/us_urine_drink_odd
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11 responses
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Feb 09
I would not drink it if I knew it contained cow urine. And that begs another question, why is it that all the stuff that is healthy for you, cures you of all your diseases, etc. come from sub tropical areas like India, the South American Rain forest? Do you suppose that this is the climate of the Garden of Eden? I mean they seem to have all the luck healthwise and here we are stuck in colder climates and we do not live that long. Sometimes I do not think it is our bad diet, I think our diet is bad because what is good costs too much unless you are wealthy.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I know I definitely need a better diet of foods to eat. I agree We do tend to over indulge and eat things not so healthy for them. I do it myself. Bad Becky.. It is a never ending process of eating unhealthy.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Feb 09
I do go in for something unhealthy once in a while. It is just that here when it is cold, the healthy food is more expensive and even the so called healthy food like produce at the grocers does not contain the amount of vitamins and minerals they used to have so we have to buy multi-vitamins and not only that, separate minerals and vitamins to make up. And sometimes the food is so expensive. I have to get some blueberries, but I have to be sneaky and save up the loose change, because I cannot go and put them on the grocery list or my husband will have a fit.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
25 Feb 09
My husband is always telling me to buy blueberries he loves them. I buy alot of fruit it is expensive but it is the only way to get a bit of healthy food we need. He loves all fruit but a kiwi,mango and a star fruit. But anything else he loves to eat. I buy grapes 2 pounds and he will eat on them for two weeks. Thanks for your response.
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@AmbiePam (51252)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I read about that. I would not drink anything with urine in it. Until I see the proof documented and extensive research done on this by people not involved in the making and selling of the product, I would never even dream of trying it. And the source of the product doesn't seem to be credible in the first place. Who wants that group messing with anyone's drinks?!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I think that since my husband does have cancer that i would slip him some to drink and pray he didn't kill me if he found out..lol. He is losing his nose and eye and it scares me that he will die of brain cancer. I would first like you said see if it was credible proof. But I guess desperate people will sometimes place hope in things that can be weird or considered crazy. I know there is alot of differences in our cultures around the world and what we do might seem strange to them.That is why I like mylot so well because it lets me have glimpses into others cultures and lives.
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@AmbiePam (51252)
• United States
17 Feb 09
If I were in your place I'd try to slip it to my husband too. Terrible situations call for desperate meausures.
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• United States
17 Feb 09
you dont know what they have in the other thing we drink or take so why not it might do you some good
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Nope, I wouldn't drink it to save my life! I couldn't imagine drinking urine. The thought of it grosses me out. So I think it is safe for me to say that I would have to pass on this. Yuck!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Feb 09
If we weren't told it would be different we wouldn't know. Can you imagine what is in most the pills people take that isn't so good? But thanks for the response it is appreciated alot. Have a great day!
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I don't know, nor do I want to know, so please don't tell me!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Feb 09
lol..Okay my lips are sealed..lol
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Jun 09
I never knew about THIS discussion, what a doozy! lol. You know what? If the drink had passed through all the stringent health and quality assurance tests prior to being offered on the market, then I reckon I'd at least TRY it. I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to different foods and drinks and it'd be one heck of a conversation starter to say I'd given it a go!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
29 Jun 09
Okay,Now that would raise a few eyebrows and topics..But it shows you have guts.It's good your willing to it though..well little sis is shooing me away from the computer..she wants to play games on Pbs.org and Noggin..so catch ya later..
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Jun 09
Enjoy! And be sure to say hi to the little 'un from me too!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Well, it took me a few days to get it back from her..and I kept her longer then I was supposed to..she went home last night and this morning she wanted to stay a few more days again..lol We have alot of fun together. But I am just now being able to get back on. She keeps me busy..Good thing is I lost almost 10 pounds her being here..lol
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
Hi mtdewgurl74! Oh no, I don't think I could drink that medicinal drink knowing that it contains cow's urine. Aaaaaaargh, it is gross! However, I have seen people who are really sick and becomes desperate in trying any kind of treatment and cure..they probably would drink such. I wouldn't really know until I get ill and desperate. But I still would like to think that I would ever taste that EVER! Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Hi! faith210, How are you his fine cold brisk morning..I know they say mind over matter but it is not something that I could comprehend drinking unless I was desperate enough to But everyone has their different beliefs and that is what makes the world such a interesting place to be. Have a great day yourself and pray neither us us gets sick enough to have to ever have to try this..lol
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
haha..Yes, I do pray that we will never reached that point in time. lovelots..faith
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Lol..thanks for the response.
@MsTickle (25050)
• Australia
19 Feb 09
I don't think it would be passed as fit for human consumption here in Australia. Not even if it came in as having medicinal or herbal properties...it would not get passed here. If it did pass and it wasn't exhorbitantly priced then yes, I would drink it, maybe.
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@GADHISUNU (2163)
• India
19 Feb 09
Wow, you are the most courageous person, an experimentalist of the highest order.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Okay, Thanks to you both for the response it is appreciated very much. I think that if they marketed it as a weight loss drink if it could perform those miracles.. then they would seriously have a higher following with it cause sometimes some can get desperate to try anything to lose weight. I know because I am overweight myself.
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Um, cow urine? No I don't think I could. I'd like to see if it works. But i think that would take a kind of courage I don't possess. I can barely make it through an episode of Man VS Wild.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I love that show..That is a show me and my husband lie to watch..but when he eats raw snake and stuff it just makes me a little ill..Theres another show where a guy who is bald eats everything under the sun and that makes me very queasy..lol Andrew Zimmerman I think...
@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
19 Feb 09
Wow okay if I had any of said illnesses I think I would have to say yes. I would drink it. Lord knows that the urine part is less than appealing but if it could make you healthy and live longer, why not. I just hope said soft drink tastes better than it sounds.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Feb 09
It would have to be pretty tasty to sell for sure not just being medicinal. Thanks for the response I truly appreciate it and your opinion. Thanks.
• United States
17 Feb 09
Drinking cow urine...no, not a chance. The cow removes toxins and other unwanted materials by passing urine and those materials cure incurable disease? I have to be quite skeptical and since it's urine, I would need to be almost dying to force myself to consume something like cow's urine.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Feb 09
lol,My thoughts exactly but I would also have to have full proof that it works also...thanks for the response.Have a good day.
@forslahiri (1042)
• India
17 Feb 09
Hi, I have a counter question to ask,"do we take notice of all ingredients including exepients while taking medicines to get cure from a disease?"Possibly, NO will be the answer.So,what we depend upon-(a)Faith on the prescriber.(b)The evidence-based-data available.In case of prevention also,if the data is robustly positive why to enquire about the backing ingredients?It may be made up of anything...if it delivers result..ok for us. =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Feb 09
It is easier to swallow something when we don't know what is, but I understand your point of view. I know of some medications that are made with stuff we wouldn't take if we really knew all the ingredients. Cefuroxime Axetil 500 mg Cephalosporin compounds were first isolated from cultures of Cephalosporium acremonium from a sewer in Sardinia in 1948 by Italian scientist Giuseppe Brotzu [2]. He noticed that these cultures produced substances that were effective against Salmonella typhi, the cause of typhoid fever, which had beta-lactamase. Researchers at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford isolated cephalosporin C. The cephalosporin nucleus, 7-aminocephalosporanic acid (7-ACA), was derived from cephalosporin C and proved to be analogous to the penicillin nucleus 6-aminopenicillanic acid, but it was not sufficiently potent for clinical use. Modification of the 7-ACA side-chains resulted in the development of useful antibiotic agents, and the first agent cephalothin (cefalotin) was launched by Eli Lilly in 1964. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephalosporin#Second_generation The pills smell horrible. My mom refused to take them because of the side effects alone.But thanks for your response it is appreciated.
@free_man (7335)
• United States
17 Nov 09
Hello Mtdewgurl. I don't think I would try it if I knew what was in it. But if I didn't I might if someone I knew tried it and said it did help them. But these days we have to be careful of anything we eat or drink don't know what they are putting in our food and drinks these days. I don't know I don't have any thing really wrong with me that I know of anyway. But for someone that had something really wrong with them, then if it was a proven fact that it did cure ,then I guess anything is better then nothing at all.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Nov 09
Thanks for the response..true something is always better then nothing..but I wouldn't want to know..once I get a visual of it..won't be no way I could get it past my lips without tossing it and my stomach contents back up.
@free_man (7335)
• United States
17 Nov 09
I couldn't drink it either if I knew what was in it. I can't take liquid medicine either it makes me toss my cookies as soon as I smell it. Wonder what these people was thinking when they invented this drink! Have a great day!