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post #281 of 456
Those who blended theirs in a smoothie, I am thinking I might do this. How did you prepare the placenta before blending it? How much did you put in? I'd like a couple of actual recipes. I do NOT want to taste it. Not even a hint of it. I was going to encapsulate it, but now I'm toying with the idea of the smoothie. TIA!
post #282 of 456
I put in a cup of yogurt, a cup of milk, a banana, a handful of strawberries, and a similar amount of placenta cut into one inch chunks. I couldn't taste it at all, and the strawberries hid the red.
post #283 of 456
Does anyone know how long I can keep the placenta in the fridge to eat little pieces in the days after the birth? What about freezing it? Will it still be beneficial if it has been frozen?
post #284 of 456
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Originally Posted by Lotus15 View Post
Hi

I think be *very-very* careful about who you tell about the placenta eating. I followed the instructions on this website and eat the placenta right away when it came out. I am from a very conservative place (Pakistan) and marginized for my placenta eating. THIS IS NOT JOKE; PLEASE DO NOT BE MEAN.

People on the streets now shout things like "vampire" at me when I am outside walking. This is because the medcic whom I trusted and I told about the placenta eating said "you don't eat your period or placenta" But the fact is, sometimes I do. Like the placenta eating.... very good for controlling the body hormones I think and also tissue made from life. When I explained all of this they told all the people in the village including the elders. I've been beaten and lashed many times as punishment but I have escaped now.

!!Be very careful about the plancenta eating!!
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post #285 of 456
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Originally Posted by Collinsky View Post
Those who blended theirs in a smoothie, I am thinking I might do this. How did you prepare the placenta before blending it? How much did you put in? I'd like a couple of actual recipes. I do NOT want to taste it. Not even a hint of it. I was going to encapsulate it, but now I'm toying with the idea of the smoothie. TIA!
I did both. A smoothie right away w/ veggie juice--it tasted like a bloody mary. and then encapsulated the rest. Plus I was on such a high after birth that the smoothie taste wasn't really a concern of mine.

And Boheime, I think from a energy/Chinese Medicine standpoint, freezing the placenta can be harmful. Well, ok, not harmful to you, but to the healing properties.
post #286 of 456
I'm on an email list where people are sharing smoothie recipes (Oh boy would it be weird if I brought this one up huh? hehe) Someone mentioned that she recently started including a piece of fresh ginger (about thumb-sized) in with her smoothies to help cover the taste of greens. I wonder if it would also be good in a placenta smoothie.

That also makes me think...I'm going to post this idea on another yahoogroup I'm on (hormonesandhealth-naturally) and see if they have any opinions or more information on the subject.
post #287 of 456

Placenta Pill Preparer in Vancouver, BC

Love this thread . . . I was definately grossed out by the idea at first but fter reading through all 15 pages I am at peace with the idea. . .

I couldn't consume it, as a vegan . . (I know it is a harmless meat) I just cant get into the cutting, or eating of it . . I will revisit this idea when I meet the placenta as I am currently 5 days overdue.


just to pose it - anyone heard of pill preparation being done in vancouverBC? I would be willing to pay to have it powdered as I couldnt do it myself . . I imagine I could go through the TCM's clinics and ask . . .

thanks!
Lolli
post #288 of 456
here is a link to a usa article on placentophogy.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/...n_N.htm?csp=34
post #289 of 456
I had my baby girl on Aug 11 (her due date!!!) and I am taking the pills. DH made them for me : I can't wait to see what happens!
post #290 of 456
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Originally Posted by abbylotus View Post
- My DH has mentioned eating menses (he gave me a scientific and historic reason why).....and I swear to God he isn't a weird-o!!! LOL!!
could you share with the rest of the class?
post #291 of 456
this is just far too crunchy for me. I examanied the placenta with my MW and I would have planted a tree with it but we rent. DH was totally opposed to freezing it. More power to you who can eat your own, your a stronger woman than I am.
post #292 of 456
Lol Conniebonnie thanks to that quote I just taught myself how to use the little arrow thingy to find the post a quote came from! I'd never realized you could do that before but that quote made me figure it out.

I'm also interested to know more, but Abbylotus's post was from 2004 so I'm not sure if she's still active on this thread. Hopefully she is and will tell us more details!

Either way I may look it up myself to see if I can find any info.
post #293 of 456
Here's the best thing I could come up with in a short amount of time: http://blog.myspace.com/rabbitattack (hopefully that links directly to the article) I found it by googling "eating menstrual blood". If you google "eating menses" the first quoted post here is the second search hit lol. I glanced through that Q&A and I disagree that eating your own menstrual blood would disqualify someone from being vegetarian and/or vegan. That's similar to saying that breastfeeding isn't vegan. If what you are consuming is from your body, or the body of another given with informed consent, I don't think it precludes one from being a vegetarian or vegan. Though I suppose that's more about being an ethical vegetarian/vegan than about the technicalities of ingesting "animal" byproducts.
post #294 of 456
This thread was just as good if not better than the sites I 've come across on the subject. Absolutely incredible. saved under favorties
post #295 of 456
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Originally Posted by lollipots View Post
I couldn't consume it, as a vegan . . (I know it is a harmless meat) I just cant get into the cutting, or eating of it . . I will revisit this idea when I meet the placenta as I am currently 5 days overdue.


just to pose it - anyone heard of pill preparation being done in vancouverBC? I would be willing to pay to have it powdered as I couldnt do it myself . . I imagine I could go through the TCM's clinics and ask . . .

thanks!
Lolli
You can make your own capsules. Ack... let me find the link...

Ok, try this: http://www.mothers35plus.co.uk/plac_...tm#dehydrating. Basically, you roast it in the oven to make it dry enough to press into a powder, and then put it into empty capsules that you can get at the drug store. It doesn't take much cutting, except to strip away the membranes. Alternatively, I'm sure you could put the powder into a smoothie or other drink.
post #296 of 456
Yeah but she's saying as a vegan she couldn't deal with handling it like that. Maybe you could get someone else to do it for you? I'm vegetarian and understand what you mean, I'm nervous about it myself, but since I know no one was harmed for it it's easier for me to deal with.

If you do dehydrate it in an oven or dehydrator I'd suggest you do it when you're planning to be away a while because I've heard it can smell very strongly and I imagine we'd have as much or more problem with the lingering smell than with seeing and handling it.

I believe earlier on this thread there was a link to a website where someone does the dehydrating for a fee but said they do it more as a service and don't charge much. I haven't looked that far into that. Or they might think you were crazy but you could post and ask for help in your Find Your Tribe section, see if anyone would be willing to do it for you or loan you a dehydrator or anything.
post #297 of 456
so- i came onto this thread to learn how to do this, but when i was talking to my husband he said "well dont you have to be certified or take a class or something to do that?" i would really like to offer this to my clients as a service (i am a doula) so, is there some sort of class or certification i need to go through before offering this to my clients? or laws i need to be aware off?
i can see the headlines now "doula goes to jail for stealing placenta from hospital..." and also- one of you ladies said yours molded- could that be prevented by storing the capsels in the freezer or fridge, or was there a flaw in how it was prepared? what is the best method for encapsulation?
post #298 of 456
I think a great person to talk to about those issues is Jodi Selander in Las Vegas. You can read about her and the placenta services she provides at placentabenefits.info. She is very knowledgeable and helpful and would be happy to talk to you, I'm sure.
post #299 of 456
I'm thinking the best thing I can do is make capsules. I just don't think I could eat it raw. Or even put some of it raw in my mouth. Unless I begin to hemmorage, then I'd probably do it. But even then, I'm thinking the V8 drink would be easier to take.

ewww it just makes me want to vomit thinking about it, but I know it's best so I'm going to try to do this!
post #300 of 456
Thanks Jodi, I will check your site out!
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