Millie Mitra, a vegan, who has a thirst for alternative medicine and homeopathic healing, drinks a glass of urine at her home in Benson Town, Bangalore, India. (Millie Mitra is featured in the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) 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. MODEL RELEASED. .