Millie Mitra, an education consultant and homeopathy devotee, with her typical day's worth of food and a glass of urine at her home in Benson Town, Bangalore, India. (From the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) The caloric value of her typical day's worth of food in December was 2100 kcals. She is 45 years of age; 5 feet, 1.5 inches tall; and 123 pounds. Millie's quest for health includes yoga, a vegan diet, and topical applications of her own urine, as well as a daily glassful. She has practiced Shivambu (sometimes spelled ?Sivambu?), which is the drinking of one's own first morning urine?200 cc in her practice?as a curative and preventative measure, for over 15 years. Millie applies urine to her skin as well, for the same reasons. Her husband Abhik has tried Shivambu and she helped her children to practice it when they were young, but currently only Millie practices urine therapy in her family. MODEL RELEASED.
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