Mother washes hair in pee after being inspired by Ben Fogle programme

Presenter Beverley Turner reveals she washed her hair in URINE after being inspired by a nomadic woman on Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild – and claims the unlikely beauty trick ‘really works’

  • Beverley Turner, 45, from London, was inspired by Ben Fogle’s programme
  • The presenter is married to Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell, 46
  • Washed her hair in pee after seeing Miriam do the same on New Lives in the Wild 

A presenter who washed her hair in pee after being inspired by a woman on Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild, has praised the practice. 

Beverley Turner, 45, from London, who has worked for ITV and BBC Radio 5, took to Twitter after watching the Channel 5 series which followed the nomadic lives of Miriam, 34, from the Netherlands and Peter, 64, from New Zealand. 

After seeing former teacher Miriam, who has lived in the wild in South East Bulgaria with her partner for the past 12 years, rinse her hair in urine and let it soak for 20 minutes, Beverley decided to do the same.

The mother-of-three, who is married to Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell, 46, tweeted the wildlife presenter to praise Miriam’s ‘amazing’ hair, before admitting that she was about to try out the unusual method. 

Beverley Turner, 45, who has worked for ITV and BBC Radio 5, took to Twitter after watching Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild, and revealed it had inspired her to wash her hair in pee

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: ‘Hey Ben Fogle, I’m about to get in shower where I will wash my hair in a cup of pee….I’m genuinely not kidding. Her hair was AMAZING!’, before adding: ‘Do I have to leave it on for the full 20 mins? I’ll be late’.

And having tried it for herself, she later added: ‘She is so beautiful! And I can testify that washing your hair in p*** works!’.


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Before tweeting: ‘Who needs costly shampoo when you can shower in your own urine?’.

Last week Fogle met the former teachers in South East Bulgaria where they are currently staying in the Rhodope mountains, the latest destination in their 12 years living a nomadic lifestyle. 

The Channel 5 series saw Ben Fogle follow the nomadic lives of Miriam, 34, from the Netherlands and Peter, 64, from New Zealand (pictured left and centre)

After seeing former teacher Miriam, who has lived in the wild in South East Bulgaria with her partner for the past 12 years, rinse her hair in urine and let it soak for 20 minutes (pictured), Beverley decided to do the same

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: ‘Hey Ben Fogle, I’m about to get in shower where I will wash my hair in a cup of pee….I’m genuinely not kidding. Her hair was AMAZING!’, before adding: ‘Do I have to leave it on for the full 20 mins? I’ll be late’

While they live a very free lifestyle now they both come from high achieving backgrounds.

When it comes to washing Miriam sticks to streams and brooks revealing the very unusual shampoo she uses to Ben – her own urine.

After asking the host to fill a cup up with his own they head down to the stream where, after wetting their heads, she instructs him to pour the urine over his head, allowing it to soak for 20 minutes before rinsing.

After Ben points out that many would be horrified by her approach Miriam says: ‘For me going to work every day, sitting in traffic jams, that’s uncomfortable for me.’

And having tried it for herself, she later added: ‘She is so beautiful! And I can testify that washing your hair in p*** works!’.

The mother-of-three is married to Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell, 46, (pictured above)

Urine is composed of approximately 95 per cent water, 2.5 per cent urea and 2.5 per cent formed by the mixture of vital minerals, salts, enzymes, and hormones.

As well as some people claiming ‘urine therapy’  has helped their hair and skin, others even drink their own urine, claiming it expels toxins. 

In 1945, John W. Armstrong, a British naturopath, published a book claiming that drinking urine could cure all major illnesses, however there is no scientific proof of this. 

However health expert  Aisling Pigott, dietician and spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association, says urine contains toxins expelled from the body and kidneys and drinking it could therefore be harmful and cause infection.  

Should you drink your own urine? 

Urine is made of approximately 95 per cent water and 5 per cent nutrients including calcium and iron. 

Fans of ‘urotherapy’- a term used to describe drinking your own pee, include Madonna. 

In 1945, John W. Armstrong, a British naturopath, published a book claiming that drinking urine could cure all major illnesses, however there is no scientific proof of this. 

Health expert  Aisling Pigott, dietician and spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association, says urine contains toxins expelled from the body and kidneys and drinking it could therefore be harmful and cause infection.  

However Shona Wilkinson, head nutritionist at NutriCentre, says urine is not toxic and is sterile as it has been filtered twice – once by the liver and again by the kidneys. 

Followers claim it cures diseases when ingested and acne when used topically due to its ‘disinfectant’ properties, and it has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines.

 Sources: Healthline.com; Marie Claire

 

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