Q: Why Do Dogs Lick Their Balls?

A: Because they can.

…I’ve been waiting for over 4,000 posts in 13 years of blogging to use that in a prescient way. It involves light reading, from The International Journal of Surgery, 1916:

Autotherapy is a subject the importance of which is bound to be generally appreciated when its principles are better understood. Its remarkable efficiency, simplicity of technic, and economy should appeal to the medical mind, and have already attracted wide attention. The results obtained by a host of physicians who have employed it in the treatment of localized infections, in both men and animals, surpass anything medicine or surgery has yet offered.

In its simplest form autotherapy consists of licking the wound, as animals do. This procedure has demonstrated the important fact that pus by the mouth, in wounds not connected with the alimentary tract or the respiratory system, acts therapeutically at once and the results tend to be permanent.

Physicians who have used it on themselves claim that it acts magically in boils and other purulent infections. Others, who have administered the exudate from the cervix in treating deep infections of the pelvis, assert that they are afraid to publish their results for fear their veracity might be doubted.

At the inception of autotherapy the writer employed exudates containing live pathogenic microorganisms as a therapeutic agent. Later, in an effort to make a more elegant autotherapeutic preparation, a dilution of pus was passed through a Berkefeld filter and the efficacy of the filtrate tested thoroughly both by the mouth and hypodermatically. This was found to be equally effective when given in the manner described. Here was a second medical fact or stepping-stone in the development of autotherapy. Filtering can be done by any family physician at the bed-side, and the filtrate is applicable to all localized infections. It contains the toxins from both the causative and complicating micro-organisms in the same proportions as they appear in the locus of infection. Let us remember that the antitoxins of commerce are obtained in response to the action of injected toxins. With autotherapy the patient is auto-immunized, i.e., immunized to his own toxin-complex.

The consensus of medical opinion of the many who use autotherapy in daily practice is tritely expressed by Dr. J. C. Parham, Past Assistant Surgeon of the United States Navy, who says: “I am convinced that once your method of treatment is generally known its advocates will be legion; Surely, the theory is sound, and still mare surely sound are the results.”

The autotherapeutic remedy is the only strictly autogenous agent at our command in fighting disease. It is quite generally admitted that the therapeutic effect of autogenous vaccines is superior to that of stock vaccines. Yet even Wright’s vaccine is lowered by every step through which it passes in the laboratory. Its therapeutic effect is altered by growing in foreign culture media, by heat, by chemical preservatives. We may not be able to grow the infecting micro-organisms outside the human body; under such conditions an autogenous vaccine cannot be prepared. It takes time to prepare Wright’s vaccine and meanwhile the patient grows worse, passes the crisis, or often dies before the remedy is available. If Wright’s vaccine cures, this is not due to laboratory manipulation, but in spite of it.

There is no certainty of cure with any heterogeneous toxin or set of toxins; experience for upward of a century clearly proves this. Administering stock conglomerate vaccine has been frequently termed shot-gun therapy [I’ve called it “carpet bombing,” but we’re reading from 1916, pre-WWII metaphor – Ed] pure and simple, and considered unscientific. What is new today is often old tomorrow. With the advent of autotherapy our ideas of the treatment of infections have changed, for the autotherapeutic remedy is Nature’s remedy. Self-therapy or self-preservation is the fundamental principle of life. Natural therapy is the culmination of vaccine therapy. The autotherapeutic remedy will cure an acute localized infection in a thousand years from now as quickly as it does to-day, for the principle upon which it rests is everlasting and immutable.

The condemnation of autotherapy is usually in direct proportion to the ignorance or bias of the critic. The main criticism of autotherapy is that it is crude. With those who prefer so-called scientific to effective treatment of their patients, we have no basis for discussion. Natural methods may appear crude and simple. The fault is not with nature; but lies in the fact that we have moved so far away from her that we fail to appreciate or perceive the truths she holds out to us in all their bearings. This accounts for the endless speculations, controversies and uncertainties that have characterized the study of medicine through past ages. In spite of all of our vaunted knowledge, it is, perhaps, humiliating to be told that the patient brings his natural remedy with him in his body to the physician, and that it often can be obtained.

That was in 1916, and Duncan’s warnings are only more prescient 99 years later, still unheeded in the name of carpet-bombing antibiotics that can make huge profits for drug companies.

When I was forwarded that by one of the many collaborators who copy me—because they never know that when something becomes of serious interest to me on many levels of health—including drug company profits and their bedfellow functionaries in positions of power—it goes on out here to thousands in form of payment for their efforts.

…You’d never know, unless I told you, that it began days ago as a thread between about 5 people exploring the idea of urine-drinking therapy, which the consensus is still very undecided and skeptical about, as indistinguishable from placebo, basically.

As well, how is pee drinking (comes down to like “homeopathic” in the stuff I’ve been asked to read—like just a drop on the tongue) differentiated from modern proclivities involving sucking cock and eating pussy? To me, it’s a human-animal proclivity to enthusiastically exchange bodily fluids. …A 10-second open mouth kiss transfers about 80-million microorganisms.

And mamalian mom’s transfer kagillions of stuff to their infants, for another dot. But yet another dot: infants may transfer back pathogens for mom’s breasts to create antibodies. Whoa, eh?

Maternal and infant infections stimulate a rapid leukocyte response in breastmilk

Breastmilk protects infants against infections; however, specific responses of breastmilk immune factors to different infections of either the mother or the infant are not well understood. Here, we examined the baseline range of breastmilk leukocytes and immunomodulatory biomolecules in healthy mother/infant dyads and how they are influenced by infections of the dyad.

In addition to maternal infection, a small but significant breastmilk leukocyte response was observed when the infant had an infection, but the mother was asymptomatic. This finding is supported by a recent study from Riskin et al. that also reported a response of breastmilk leukocytes to active infection of nursing infants.

While the mechanism behind the leukocyte movement into the breast during an infection of the infant is still unclear, exposure of the mother to the infant’s infection may stimulate an immunological response in the mother that is manifested without evident symptomatology, but which influences breastmilk leukocyte content.

A potential way for this to happen is during breastfeeding. During a milk ejection, duct pressure increases, milk ducts dilate and milk flows toward the nipple / baby’s mouth. As oxytocin wears off, duct pressure decreases, milk ducts reduce in size and milk flows backwards, likely together with saliva from the baby’s mouth. This is a time when it is possible that microorganisms from the infant could be transferred back into the breast, most likely during a pause in suckling, stimulating a local immune response.

Or, go to any of thousands of “paleo” sites now, and order up your “paleo” brownies, and take sweet pleasure that you know it all while reading the same things you’ve been reading for years. Go read Cordain, whose known it all since 2,000 and spends all of his time asserting that he’s known it all, since 2,000.

Did you catch it though? Mammals created biological WiFi eons ago in the form of both beneficial and potentially pathogenic microorganism transfer via tits.

No wonder society worships them (I like small-rockets, just so you know).

Oh, any microbiologic horizontal gene transfer going on? I don’t know. But I know who to ask. 🙂

Let me tell you why I jumped off my ass and created this post:

I have always licked my wounds I can reach, for one; and, to admit to it, if I missed something like a bit of wood from a splinter and it festered, I’d always pop it, lick up the tasty puss, and keep licking the wound. Since I was a kid. All my wounds healed remarkably fast and the way I spent my childhood on my grandfather’s 10 acres next to the Truckee River outside Reno, NV, I was always sporting wounds as a function of natural environment.

In follow-on collaboration, I was admonished to emphasize that it’s not just licking fresh wounds that’s important, but perhaps more important, festering ones, where you take up the pussy antibodies.

It’s the very first time I ever told anyone: because, y’know, I got “socialized,” too.

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  1. martin on February 7, 2015 at 13:02

    Yea, it’s the dog’s bollocks, as the English say.

    I grew up with a dog licking mine. Not my bollocks, as far as I can remember, anyway, but much can be repressed. It was my grandfather, not who licked my bollocks, of course, but he always told me to show my wounds – not bollocks – to his dog:

    “It will clean them”, he said.

    And so it went, whenever I had a scratch, I’d present it to a collie. It would lick. And that would be that. Wound cleaned.

    And that, as it were, is the dog’s bollocks: the tongue.

  2. Duck Dodgers on February 7, 2015 at 18:33

    To be clear, Duncan presented case studies where he was able to cure patients of diseases, like gonorrhea, by simply placing the discharge on the patient’s tongue, and repeating the process over a couple of days. That’s all it took to cure the disease in many cases. He showed this with a number of diseases and it showed that the pus or discharge contained the cure.

    Duncan wrote:

    Autotherapy, by Charles H. Duncan, M.D. (1918)

    The result of all my observations of many cases, indicates that when the crude gonorrheal pus from an infected urethra comes in contact with the lymphatics of a [oral] buccal cavity it will tend to act in a curative manner

    He goes on to plead skeptical doctors to give autotherapy a fair chance before criticizing this radical procedure.

    In the preface of his book, Duncan acknowledges that this approach to treating disease is one of the oldest known. While the idea of autotherapy can be fairly repulsive to us Westerners, it’s worth noting that urine therapy is an ancient tradition of autotherapy that is still practiced by millions in parts of Asia. The history of the practice is fascinating.

    The Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest Egyptian texts, described urine being used in many different medicines. The Aztecs used urine to heal wounds and for ailments. The ancient yogi practice of drinking urine is called amaroli. Confucius, Ghandi (and his entire ashram), Steve McQueen, Jim Morrison, John Lennon were all known to drink their urine. 5 million Germans are said to consume urine. More than 3 million Chinese drink their own urine in the belief it is good for their health, according to the official Xinhua news agency. Millions of Indians do as well. Hindus traditionally consume cow urine in ceremonies. The Prime Minister of India from 1977 to 1979, Morarji Desai—who lived to the age of 99—described his daily dose of urine to Dan Rather in 1978, during a CBS interview with Dan Rather.

    As ridiculous (and repulsive) as it all sounds, Dr. Ryoichi Nakao explained a mechanism for urine autotherapy that mirrors Dr. Duncan’s autotherapy in a video interview. Dr. Nakao has published (in Japanese) thousands of testimonials to its ability to cure diseases, including cancer.

    If you watch the Dr. Nakao interview, he explains the mechanism for curing many diseases with urine. Without getting into details, researchers discovered that given people urine therapy through a tube directly to their stomach often had no effect on their health. Patients had to have the urine pass through their mouth and, in particular, over the back of the throat and tonsils for the therapy to have any effect. Apparently the urine works best if it touches the back of the throat and therefore one can experience virtually all of the benefits of urine therapy by simply gargling with a small amount of their own (mid stream) fresh urine and then spitting it out. Yuk.

    Recent studies have also shown that “urotherapy” has the potential to fight cancer.

    Urotherapy for patients with cancer (1997)

    “Urotherapy is suggested as a new kind of immuno-therapy for cancer patients. Unlike the clonal immunotherapy, the urine of the cancer patients contain the many tumor antigens which constitute the tumor. Oral autourotherapy will provide the intestinal lymphatic system the tumor antigens against which they may produce antibodies due to non-self recognition. These antibodies may be transpierced through the blood stream and attack the tumor and its cells.”

    Most doctors know that urine contains virtually all diagnostic information about the individual at any given moment. So, consuming or gargling one’s urine is supposed to be like exposing your immune system to your DNA fragments, hormones, antigens, broken-down versions of all pathogens as well as the excess minerals/vitamins coming out of your body. Ingesting this information, or at least exposing it to the tonsils and nasopharynx, supposedly sends signals to your brain to make instant adjustments to the body and its immune system immediately—like an instant vaccine. So, the mechanism from licking one’s wounds, as Dr. Duncan describes, appears to apply to urine as well. It’s promoted as having your own custom pharmacy that is instantly updated with your latest prescription by the hour.

    Still, it’s fairly repulsive to us Westerners. But, the evidence suggests that it’s a very old remedy. Interesting stuff.

    • LeonRover on February 8, 2015 at 06:04

      I am keeping my mild psoriasis with my own urine, together with emollient cream. This has reduced the inflammation more than a course of 1% HydroCortisone or 0.05%Clobetasol ProPropionate.

      It is a well-known shingular fix for Herpes Zoster, so spake Zoroaster.


    • LeonRover on February 8, 2015 at 06:05

      P S “am treating”

    • John on February 8, 2015 at 12:40

      I would expect putting your own clap discharge in your throat would cause clap throat.

      I’ll have to ask my friends that have admitted to getting gonorrhea (ok one friend admitting and joking about a mutual friend that admitted in confidence he got it too) if he tasted it before resorting to antibiotics.

    • Duck Dodgers on February 8, 2015 at 12:57

      Dr. Duncan wrote about this. He couldn’t find evidence of oral gonorrhea.

      Dr. Charles H. Duncan wrote:

      “Gonorrhea is highly infectious to the eye, but the writer has yet to hear of a case of infection of the mouth and throat following an infection of the eye. The tear duct drains the infected eye into the nose. The gonococci hence must come in contact with the nose, posterior nares, pharynx, mouth, larynx and stomach, and in some few cases these regions would have become infected if gonorrhea is infectious to these membranes. Now the fact that we seldom see or hear of infections of the latter leads one to believe that gonorrhea is not infectious to the unbroken mucous membrane of the mouth, throat and alimentary canal. Whether the nasal secretion or the saliva, or the inhibitory action of the mucosa of the nose and throat is the cause of the immunity from infection of these cavities is a subject that will bear investigation. It is the ratio of infections after exposure to the escape that is our best guide in determining the relative chances of an infection taking place. If this ratio is very small, or fractional, or scarcely heard of, it may be considered as negligible, and need not be taken into consideration. Gonorrhea appears to be no more liable to infect the unbroken mucous membrane of the mouth than the staphylococcus and streptococcus.

      The writer did not discover a single case of gonorrhea of the mouth in a large G. U. Clinic conducted by him for several years for the purpose of developing this method of treatment in a district where if it were prevalent, he believes he would have seen it. He then made it a point to go with a company of physicians into the darker section of New York for the purpose of obtaining knowledge of it at first hand, from the people who are exposed to gonorrhea of the mouth many times during a single night. These people scout the idea of its being infectious by the mouth.

      Abundant observations conclusively prove that about all prostitutes are gonorrheal carriers, but we rarely see this disease to recognize it in the mouth. It appears in the light of these investigations, that having the gonococcus in the mouth renders them more or less immune to vaginal infections even with the multitude of gonococci in the vagina. There is no doubt that many of these women at times have gonococci in the mouth as well as in the vagina. Men at times kiss these gonorrheal carriers, and if it were infectious by the mouth our young men and boys would have become infected in the mouth at least occasionally, but here again we rarely see the disease. The only conclusion that can possibly be drawn from the above observations is that the possibility of gonorrheal infection of the mouth is so slight as to be practically disregarded.”

    • Kate on February 8, 2015 at 13:07

      Interesting. So if you no longer have your tonsils, you are out of luck?

    • Duck Dodgers on February 8, 2015 at 14:25

      I don’t think so. My understanding is that the mouth has a lot of lymphatic tissues:

    • John on February 8, 2015 at 14:36

      So BJ from carrier = visible penile infection, but putting that infection in the throat =/= throat clap.

    • Duck Dodgers on February 8, 2015 at 20:22

      Well, Duncan discusses this, above. He says, “…in some few cases these [oral] regions would have become infected if gonorrhea is infectious to these membranes. Now the fact that we seldom see or hear of infections of the [oral region] leads one to believe that gonorrhea is not infectious to the unbroken mucous membrane of the mouth.”

      Basically it’s rare and Duncan thinks it may only happen when the mucous membrane of the mouth are broken. These days, they tell us this:

      From: Brown University Health

      “Gonorrhea can be transmitted during vaginal and anal sex and, rarely, through oral sex. During oral sex on a penis, both people can give or get gonorrhea from each other. During oral sex on a vagina, the person giving oral sex would be more likely to be at risk for gonorrhea”

      Also, Duncan’s book suggests that the characteristics of a strain of pathogen may be altered by the host’s particular tissues, so this would mean one’s own pus may not work for someone else’s immune system. He was arguing that this was one of the many reasons why autotherapy was superior to stock vaccines.

      There is some debate as to whether Duncan’s ideas were lifted from other medical professionals. Nevertheless, Duncan’s ideas were borrowed from ancient traditions, but in terms of the scientific analysis, they were way ahead of his time. If modern medicine ever gets its act together, you can imagine a time where a doctor takes a sample of your infection and has a machine to instantly formulate a cure directly from the sample itself—regardless of whether the pathogen is common or if you were the first person to ever contract it. That’s the gold standard of curative care.

      It will probably cost a fortune, and you probably could have just licked your wound or discharge, like a dog, for free. 🙂

    • John on February 9, 2015 at 07:20

      Duck, thanks for the replies. I’m sincerely interested, despite my making every comment more obscene than necessary.

      I understand that of key importance is the self cure aspect – though it is fascinating to hear in the comments of people having their pets lick them or having their grandparents spit in their food.

      Perhaps if prostitutes didn’t have no kiss policies (learned from Pretty Woman) they could be curbing the rate of symptomatic gonorrhea infection in men!

    • John on February 9, 2015 at 08:13

      You could add Tyler Durden to the list-

      I think this is fascinating. Certainly less disgusting than fecal transplants (which can be very effective and have lots of promise).

    • Duck Dodgers on February 9, 2015 at 08:51

      That’s awesome. The first rule of pee club is…don’t talk about pee club.

    • martin on February 9, 2015 at 09:09

      In India it is common place to drink your piss. You’ll find Urine Therapy manuals for sale everywhere.

      There’s also a tradition of drinking cow’s piss. See and take note of the list on the left hand side with different conditions that leads to pages outlining:

      Name of disease
      No. of patients
      Average age of patient
      Average duration of disease
      Average time of treatment given
      Average Time of relief

    • Duck Dodgers on February 9, 2015 at 09:55

      Funny. That website was mentioned in a urology paper investigating the practice:

      From: Urine, The Liquid White Gold, by A. Rao, A. Omar, O. Karim, H. Motiwala, S. Das (2007 European Association of Urology)

      Introduction & Objectives: The term “urology” literally translates to the study of urine. Excretion of urine forms an important aspect of homeostasis. Urine has been used from the pre-historic to the present time for variety of medical, medicinal and other bizarre uses. We present the interesting uses of the liquid white gold, Urine.

      Material & Methods: The uses of urine were searched on MEDLINE and various internet search engines. Old manuscripts were also reviewed.

      Results: Our search revealed bizarre uses of human as well as urine of different animals. Urine therapy has been documented in the Bible and in the ancient Hindu manuscript of Damara Tantra. Aztecs also recommended urine for stomach ailments. The use of Camel’s urine has been documented in Islamic hadith. Urine therapy still continues in the present day with famous personalities admitting to it including Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Steve McQueen and former Indian Prime Minister, Morarji Desai. In Siberia, the Koryak tribesmen drink urine of the person who has consumed the entheogenic mushroom, Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) to get hallucinations. Urine of domestic cow has been considered as “holy water” in India and was used for treatment of almost all ailments. Even today a website ( was found marketing purified cow urine. Urolagnia is a recognised psychiatric disorder with fetish for urine and urination. In ancient Rome, urine was used as a bleaching agent by the fullers. Tax was levied on the public for using toilets. In the middle ages, it was thought that gold imparts its yellow color and attempts were made by alchemists to isolate this, which in turn led to the discovery of white phosphorous! During the First World War urine impregnated swabs were used to cover the eyes when exposed to bombs containing chlorine. During the Second WW, as natural penicillin was in short supply, urine from soldiers being injected was being collected to isolate crystals of penicillin, which was then being administered to soldiers suffering from gonorrhoea! Urine from pregnant women has been used to extract HCG, which in turn has been used in fishing industry for spawning. Urine has also been used to isolate urokinase. Urine from a pregnant mare has been used to manufacture Premarin. Recently, urine has been used to rehydrate food packets of the US army and the first paper battery that generates electricity from urine has also been patented. Urine has also been used to produce gunpowder, cure tobacco, dying, tanning, cheese making, tattooing, hair shampoo, skin conditioner, antiseptic, mouthwash, pain killer, to cure cataracts and a long list of other bizarre applications.

      Conclusions: Our search yielded interesting uses of urine throughout the ages, in different cultures and continues to be used even today. Urine also provides an abundance source for proteins such as enzymes, hormones and amino-acids. The future may unveil more fascinating applications of this precious liquid white gold, Urine.

  3. doGnuts on February 7, 2015 at 13:38

    Do yoga. One day you might be able to lick your own balls too.

  4. gabkad on February 7, 2015 at 14:26

    LOL! Read the title. Have not read the whole thing yet.

  5. marie on February 7, 2015 at 18:18

    I like it! Here’s another successful ‘disgusting’ remedy:
    Grandma, who never got a cold, used to spit in milk when her kids caught a cold, warm the milk (not hot), add a touch of honey and give it to them. They invariably recovered within 1-2 days.
    Family lore? Nope. I eventually did the same for my kids with the same results. I did try a few variations (occupational hazard) but that simple mode is the best.

    Horizontal transfer, par excellence.
    Using a perfect culture medium, no less.

    It’s not ‘genetics’, because my mother never did this, started refusing the tainted milk as a teenager herself and didn’t do it for her kids (which wouldn’t have worked anyway since she hadn’t adequately built her immune system). She still suffers colds and my brother and I suffered them fully as children….except when grandma was with us – epic battles over this, but gran always won, thankfully.

    As an adult, I haven’t had a cold since I got the celiac under complete control roughly 10 years ago. More remarkable, when I had a severe lung injury two years ago that should have left me very vulnerable, I didn’t catch a virulent flu that dropped everyone around me (Richard, Pauline, Gabi probably remember that) – except it barely touched my daughter for whom I did the usual tainted milk ‘cure’.

    A healthy adult with a very well-trained immune system spitting in milk and giving it to their child may be disgusting, I know (though frankly all I do is drink from the cup), but surely not more disgusting than a cold and certainly insignificant compared to the dangers of the flu?

    • Jed on February 7, 2015 at 19:36

      Spitting in milk? That’s nothing. My grandpa would shave a bit of his turd and put it in our pancake batter whenever we were sick. …. Okay, I’m just kidding.

    • Beans Mcgrady on February 7, 2015 at 22:27

      I laughed quietly until I cried just a little.

    • rrrracer on February 8, 2015 at 02:11

      That might have been the funniest thing I ever read on the Interwebz… like evah…you win!

    • LeonRover on February 8, 2015 at 05:43

      Marie n’est Malade pas?

      Horizontal Transfer, mmm, oc oui!

      Je pense que Les Francaises préférent “Le Transfere Horizontale” – en particulier Dominique Strauß-Kahn.


    • marie on February 9, 2015 at 09:54

      Cher Rovaire, exactement. Cela m’étonne toujours que même un corps gravement endommagé peut maintenir un système immunitaire fabuleux grâce à une nourriture appropriée et de la formation précoce du système.

      Astounding immunity though may also have been influenced by occasional 2-3 day fasting cycles :
      While we’re at it, a great fasting science review imo:

      oc, malheureusement le transfert horizontal d’après Dominique n’aide pas battre un rhume…quel dommage! 🙂

    • Richard Nikoley on February 9, 2015 at 10:33

      “Cher Rovaire, exactement. Cela m’étonne toujours que même un corps gravement endommagé peut maintenir un système immunitaire fabuleux grâce à une nourriture appropriée et de la formation précoce du système.”

      Greeks. No matter what. 🙂

    • marie on February 9, 2015 at 10:45

      Ça y est! 😀

    • Richard Nikoley on February 9, 2015 at 19:42

      Ou, SyYea!

    • LeonRover on February 10, 2015 at 00:48


    • LeonRover on February 10, 2015 at 00:54

      La “buttered rum” chaud – avec plus de Grandes Horizontale ? :)) :))

    • LeonRover on February 10, 2015 at 00:55


    • marie on February 10, 2015 at 09:38

      D’accord, par ce que n’importe quelle sorte de ‘battre’ sera mieux si ‘buttered’ , or, echoes of a last tango in Paris. <3

    • Richard Nikoley on February 10, 2015 at 09:58


      Leon, il bat son battre. Le burre, ce n’aurais pas de problem. Battre, ca c’est le problem. 🙂

    • marie on February 10, 2015 at 11:03

      Ahaha. Maintenant on à réussi NSPT status (Non sûr pour le travail), at least for the Quebecois – I’d be surprised if they see the need of such puritanical warnings in France elle-même.

    • LeonRover on February 10, 2015 at 14:23

      “beurre Fr.” or “burro It.” or “burro Sp.” ? :)) :))

      En Quebecois “bat” is “a spliff”.


  6. disqus_CwaezX58Ox on February 7, 2015 at 19:35

    Lets take this subject even deeper with the practice of Uropathy. Apparently every cure for what you have, is blue printed in you urine.
    Your own best vaccines. Yes, I practice. Yes, I have outstanding results. Got a nasty wound? Wrap it in a urine bandage. Sounds disgusting until you do the research.

    So, not only is the dog licking his balls, he’s also licking the pee pee.

    Thanks Richard for bringing up a parallel subject. Love the write up!

  7. Gemma on February 7, 2015 at 22:54

    A paper on autovaccine against MRSA used in Italy:

    Efficacy of autovaccination therapy on post-coronary artery bypass grafting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus mediastinitis (2007)

    “Postoperative mediastinitis after open heart surgery is an infrequent but, potentially, a devastating complication with high morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, increased costs, as well as increased mortality [1,2].

    Mediastinitis generally presents days to weeks after cardiac surgery, and requires surgical drainage or debridement for cure. The use of postoperative continuous mediastinal irrigation or rotational muscle flaps to manage the wounds remains controversial [1,2]. The purpose of this report was to describe a case of mediastinitis successfully treated with autovaccine therapy, once conventional therapies had failed.

    Autovaccination is widely used in our hospital [4,5] and is manufactured on the disease-causing micro-organism isolated from the infected tissue or organ. The subcultured micro-organism, MRSA, was used to prepare a specific autovaccine as described in detail in De Vito et al.

    The autovaccine was administered without any adjuvant per i.m. starting from the most diluted portion every 2–3 days over a period of two weeks and administered by the owner. We observed an improvement in general condition, and a possibility to wean from the mechanical ventilation, and reduction of WBC and PCR. After the two weeks’ treatment no booster dose was administered as the schedule requested [4], because of complete remission of the patient’s clinical conditions. No MRSA was detected by culture in discharges from the mediastinal drains.

    The mechanism by which the autovaccine influences the course of disease or effector mechanisms of the immune system involved in eradicating the causative agent are poorly investigated [5]. Nolte et al. reported the use of autovaccines to treat metritis infection in a group of dairy cows. The authors observed a significant decrease in CD4+ cells paralleled by an increase in T-cells expressing the γδ-T-cell receptor in the peripheral blood of the treated animals [6]. The same findings are reported by Gorochov et al. who reported that, as in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection, autovaccination induces selection and expansion of T-cell clones [7].

    Autovaccines provide a number of advantages: firstly, they can be manufactured and distributed usually without the need of governmental approval. Secondly, in contrast to preventive vaccines, autovaccines can be used to treat an ongoing infection and can be, therefore, considered to be therapeutic vaccines. Thirdly, autogenous vaccines are strain specific which permits to treat infectious diseases causing bacteria for which no classical preventive vaccine is yet available [6].

    We therefore conclude that administration of an autovaccine leads to the activation of immunologic effector mechanisms which contribute to recovery of the patient, and this practice can help in the management of the mediastinitis.

    After three years of follow-up the patient is still in good health without recurrence of inflammation.”

  8. Lisa Truitt on February 8, 2015 at 06:04

    Hi Richard. I just had to say after checking out Glenn Greenwald that I think he’s just as much of a bullshit journalist as any of the other bullshit journalists. The way to find that out is to go and see if you can find anything on the IRS scandal and what the reporting on islamic jihad and the situation in the Middle East is like. There is NO reporting on the IRS scandal and the one article on ISIS is whiny stupid ass piece on how civilians are getting killed in drone attacks on jihadists. How Efing dumb! Hmmm. You mean there are civilian casualties in war? Oh my God! Really! You mean that people who aid and abett jihadists get killed in the process of hunting down and taking out jihadi bastards? I’m so broken hearted about that. I think we should just let em all alone cause it just not worth it if their relatives or neighbors get taken out too.

    Glenn is just as much of a partisan ftard that u are always talking about. The IRS scandal was just as bad as the NSA but because there is evidence it can be traced to the savior of mankind Obama they avoid it.

    • Tim Maitski on February 8, 2015 at 08:14

      I agree. If I have a jihadi bastard living next door to me, I certainly wouldn’t whine if the government sent in a drone to take them out and they happened to take out my kids in the process. No broken heart here. It’s the price we all have to pay in order to live in peace. Just kill those jihadi bastards no matter where they happen to be. It’s my mistake if I happen to be living next to one. Remember, this is a global war on those jihadi bastards so they could be hiding out anywhere. Therefore we have the right to send in our drones to take them out no matter where they might be hiding. Screw their neighbors if they happen to be taken out in the process. I’m sure their surviving neighbors and relatives will be so grateful to us. God bless the USA!!! U S A, U S A, U S A

    • Onlooker on February 8, 2015 at 09:43

      Well done.

  9. Todd on February 8, 2015 at 09:17

    Yeah, licking pus wounds is a tougher mental hurdle to climb over thanks to Western socialization.

    I used to get severe poison ivy. I still get it somewhat, but mostly little dots or lines, no big patches or nasty festering wounds like when I was a kid. I don’t know if I’ve built up some form of immunity to it or if I’m just more conscience of it’s presence now. But I don’t know if I could lick one of those big pussy (ha) wounds or if that would be applicable for a case like poison ivy.

    Very interesting stuff that makes a lot of sense.

  10. John-P on February 8, 2015 at 09:44

    Does anyone know if Now-Inulin contains both long-chain and short-chain oligofructose? Inulin (mainly long-chain oligofructose), FOS (mainly short-chain oligofructose). Mixture of long-chain and short-chain oligofructose supposed to be better. Most of the prebiotics do not distinguish inulin and FOS. Now-Inulin presents inulin and FOS as the same thing but they are not. I contacted Now Foods about their product but I have not got a reply. Jarrow Formulas-InulinFOS clearly specifies the content. I wanted to switch to Now-Inulin because it is cheaper per oz and it is organic.

  11. Onlooker on February 8, 2015 at 09:47

    Brilliant stuff, Richard. Indeed there’s so much we don’t know or understand about our bodies (and the world at large) and yet there’s so little open-mindedness about learning and accepting new information.

    Another thing comes to mind too. Anything government gets heavily involved in inevitably stagnates terribly, as it’s mostly about defending entrenched interests against innovation and change.

  12. John on February 8, 2015 at 12:50

    Richard, you sexist asshole, female dogs lick their genitals too.

    Fascinating how this 100 year old writing doesn’t have the standard “yet as everyone knows, current beliefs (antibiotic efficacy) have been accepted as true so exercise caution until further testing has been done.” I guess this guy wasn’t too worried about pissing off the wrong special interest or getting sued!

    Also interesting is the concept that nature in its infinite complexity could be considered “crude” when used as treatment in a relatively simple methodology. Particularly when the comparative process is reducing this complexity to isolated variables that 20th century humans were so proud to understand and treating ignorant of all the complexity.

    I was listening to a radio show one day where a caller explained that his Wife’s 15 year old niece visited his newborn daughter in the hospital and kissed the baby on the forehead, despite the niece having a cold sore. The baby developed herpes all over. The mother then developed herpes on her nipples from breastfeeding the baby. The radio host concluded that the caller should quit acting better than the rest of his family, suck it up, and suck the nipples himself.

  13. michael goroncy on February 8, 2015 at 18:15

    Two drunks stagger out of a bar, and see a dog licking it’s balls.
    One drunk says to the other: “I wish I could do that!”
    The other drunk replies: “Ask him”

  14. Marc on February 9, 2015 at 10:25


    connecting dots hopefully…
    But why do many people like eating their boogers? Especially kids.

    Kids perhaps adapting to parents and teachers saying “Don’t do that”…resulted in adults discontinuing the practice… But no doubt kids love that shit.

    I’ve read a few years ago that the practice is beneficial but can’t find my notes/pages on it.

    Probably like licking puss wound… many adults shy away.


    • Richard Nikoley on February 9, 2015 at 10:53


      I don’t know, but perhaps the same autoimmunity applies, though dried snot is probably not the same as say, urine where there’s telltales from tumors or other diseases, or direct discharge, such as a pussy wound or drippy dick.

      But it’s very interesting when you consider that in many cases, the body can manufacture its own vaccine just by introducing the offending stuff into the mouth.

      So, we’re probably a ways away from Paleo Booger Brownies.

  15. Marc on February 9, 2015 at 10:59

    boogers on the key board now…paleo booger brownies hehehehehehehe

  16. martin on February 9, 2015 at 12:15

    “the body can manufacture its own vaccine”

    – – in the work of Stephen Harrod Buhner one finds a story adding another dimension to this: a gorilla falls ill, then wanders off its usual paths and patterns of behaviour and somehow finds/decides on a plant to commune with. It will lick a leave, keeping it in its mouth, but not bite it off, nor rip it or otherwise damage the plant. Then it leaves (no pun, it just departs). A few days later it returns to eat the plant. The idea is that the plant checks the ailment of the beast, then synthesises what is needed and delivers it to the animal for self-administration upon its return.

    Far out?

    • Duck Dodgers on February 9, 2015 at 13:04

      Fucking incredible.

    • Gemma on February 9, 2015 at 22:21


      Thanks for the tip. “The Lost Language of Plants”, “Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm”, “Pine Pollen: Ancient Medicine for a New Millennium”, etc.

      Definitely worth looking at.

    • martin on February 10, 2015 at 01:32

      Yes, his work is remarkable. Somewhere out there on the frontiers – or on the other side of what Daniel Quinn calls the Great Forgetting, where and when humanoids knew how to sort themselves out. The Lost Language of Plants has some great stories about trees and how they comunicate and act as a community and in networks with mycellian intelligence..

  17. Duck Dodgers on February 9, 2015 at 16:01

    On Page 83 of his book, Autotherapy, Dr. Duncan describes how the autotherapeutic technique can be applied to wound aseptic dressings.

    Basically you clean the wound to prevent further infection and then bandage it to keep it clean. Then you consume whatever toxins come from the oozing wound, including chewing on the bandages or capturing them from the bandages in a solution.

    One of the best quotes in the book. He wrote:

    From: Autotherapy, by Charles H. Duncan, M.D.

    “As operating surgeon for eight years in one of the large emergency hospitals of New York City, abundant opportunity for proving the therapeutic value of this method of wound treatment has been afforded. It is distinctly a new and original procedure and entirely foreign to all modern methods of treatment; yet wounds usually remain free from pus when this treatment is given. Free drainage and autoseptic technic will cause almost any non-fatal wound to heal without infection being apparent. In the last analysis it appears that a patient may abort an infection by simply chewing his”, own bloody dressings twice daily. This is a fact, and we cannot know too many facts. The trouble in the past has been we have known too few. The knowledge of this simple fact may in certain rare instances be the means of saving human life.

    He goes on to describe how the technique can save lives on the battlefield, if employed properly. He references published statements from top military surgeons in support.

    The idea is to keep the wound clean but consume the toxins that the microbes discharge into the bandage. For the wound dressings, he said that by exposing the mouth to the toxins that come from the infecting microbe(s), it stimulates the body to create antibodies throughout the body, thus healing the infection.

    Pretty cool.

    • Duck Dodgers on February 9, 2015 at 16:50

      I should also update his language a bit. The “toxins” generated from the infecting microbe (as well as the infecting microbes themselves) are called “antigens” these days. Antigens going in the mouth are very good at stimulating the production of antibodies throughout the body.

      This study was forwarded to me by someone who helped connect a few dots:

      Immunization against hepatitis B virus by mucosal administration of antigen-antibody complexes, by McCluskie MJ1, Wen YM, Di Q, Davis HL. (1998)

      Antigen-antibody complexes have been shown to enhance immune responses against several antigens given by parenteral immunization. Herein, we have evaluated the potential of administering such immunostimulatory complexes by a mucosal route. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) complexed with antibodies against HBsAg (anti-HBs) (HBsAg/Ab) was administered to BALB/c mice by intranasal inhalation. HBsAg by itself did not induce immune responses, whereas with HBsAg/Ab complexes, both systemic and mucosal immune responses were observed and these could be modulated by adjuvants. With HBsAg/Ab (1 or 10 microg), anti-HBs antibodies induced were predominantly of the IgG1 isotype (Th2-like). In contrast, anti-HBs induced by HBsAg/Ab plus cholera toxin (CT) or oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) containing immunostimulatory CpG motifs (CpG) (1 microg each) were predominantly IgG2a (Th1-like). Results from this study indicate that HBsAg/Ab complexes can induce strong humoral immune responses when delivered by a noninvasive route, whether used alone or in combination with other mucosal adjuvants.

      Incidentally, one of the roles of the kidneys is to filter antigens from the bloodstream, making urine a good source of antigens from the body.

  18. Tallulah Wolf-Angel on February 10, 2015 at 09:20

    Supposedly, saliva can dissolve cataracts in the eye. I don’t know anyone who has tried this, but I intend to try it myself if I ever start to develop them. It would sure beat surgery. Even though cataract surgery is generally fairly safe, why take a chance if you don’t have to?

  19. LeonRover on February 10, 2015 at 14:10

    To the tune of “Why do foo-ools fall in lurve” .

    And has these lyrics:
    “Why do doggies lick their balls ?
    Just because they ca-an.
    Les biches await the break of day,
    just because the can.”

    “Lickin’ is a sensate game,
    lickin’ shouldn’t be a shame ”

  20. SteveRN on February 12, 2015 at 10:05

    Talk about serendipity! Right after reading your post, I stumbled upon this article, a woman who made yogurt with her own vaginal secretions………

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