Many of us urinate in the shower, but none of us really has the courage to admit it! Urine remains a taboo subject, a disgusting habit, which becomes even less appealing when practiced in the shower. However, this repulsive gesture proved beneficial for the body and for the planet. After reading this article, you will not be embarrassed to tell your little secret!
We produce between 1 to 2 quarts of urine every day and about 10.000 gallons in our lives.
Urine is a liquid produced by the kidneys. They filter the blood to remove toxins from the body, which will be subsequently discharged through urine. When it is secreted, the liquid will be led via the urethras to the bladder. Once full it will send signals to the brain through its receptors to initiate the process of urination. Contraction of the bladder wall and relaxation of the bladder sphincter permits the discharge of urine. The sphincter of the bladder plays an important role in the control of urination. These circular muscles make it possible to retain the remaining urine closed.
So refraining from urination may cause many problems like cramps or cystitis and urinary retention term.
Normally, the color of the urine should be light yellow, but can be a little darker, following a low water intake. Urine may also change color after the consumption of food coloring or some foods such as beet. Usually urine is composed mainly of water (95%) and also contains waste and minerals.
Urination is therefore a natural phenomenon. In addition to removing excess fluids in the body as well as waste and toxins, this mechanism also has other benefits for the body but also for the environment! Urination under the shower, in particular, can be very beneficial.
Here are 4 reasons to do it!
1 – Saving water
Peeing under the shower may seem disgusting, but this action is very environmentally friendly. By urinating under the shower you save the water used in flushing. We are all aware that the toilet is one of the household goods that waste the most water. Indeed, every time you flush the toilet, 1 ½ gallons of water are removed, on average. And knowing that a person urinate an average of 6 times a day, it makes us a total of 10 gallons of drinking water lost per day, or 3.500 gallons per year.
Maybe these figures do not pull the alarm but when we take into account the entire population of the planet, this is where it becomes problematic.
Moreover, the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, asked the students to make this gesture to protect the planet and avoid the waste of water. Students at the origin of this initiative reassure people disgusted by this practice that there is no health problem, because urine is sterile.
2 – To disinfect wounds
Among the best-known virtues of urine is its potency. This liquid was used in the past as a disinfectant to disinfect wounds. Urine is neutral and not harmful, on the contrary, it would prevent infection.
3 – For skin care
Did you know that the solution to your eczema is in your bladder? Indeed, the urine is known to be effective for skin problems, including eczema, psoriasis and rashes.
4 – To relieve fungal infections of the feet
Fungal infections of the feet are an infection caused by fungus that affects the skin or nails of the feet, especially the toes. These fungi are rampant in wetlands. This is why it is always advisable to carefully dry your feet to avoid the appearance of fungal infections. There are several natural remedies to treat fungal infections on the feet, but none of them is as easy and quickly accessible as urine.
Moreover, according to Thierry Berrod, the director of the documentary Urine Superpowers, broadcasted by Arte in 2014, Madonna, the queen of pop, confessed that she urinated on her feet to treat mycoses.