A bizarre trend practiced by celebrities is spreading to the mainstream. No matter how popular it’s become, eating placenta isn’t recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
The CDC issued stern warnings not to cook and eat it or send it to a company to be cleaned, dehydrated, ground up and put into capsules. It isn’t safe or regulated.
One baby became ill because the placenta capsules mother took were contaminated with bacteria.
Yes, I know there’s a cookbook with 25 recipes for preparing it, but there’s absolutely no scientific evidence to suggest there’s any benefit, whatsoever, from eating placenta despite it being touted as easing postpartum depression.
If you want to honor the sacred role the placenta played in your child’s life, dig a hole, put it in and plant a tree on top. In the same way it nurtured your child, it will help a tree to grow strong and beautiful.
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