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New moms eating their placentas in attempt to beat post-partum depression
National Post ^ | April 12, 2013 | Jen Gerson

Posted on 04/12/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT by Loyalist

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Would it not go better with fava beans and a nice Chianti?
1 posted on 04/12/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT by Loyalist
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To: Loyalist

"dang.....I wish they would flush"

2 posted on 04/12/2013 6:09:12 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Loyalist

WTF???Was chocolate not enough to help them get over their depression???


3 posted on 04/12/2013 6:14:18 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Loyalist

Fraking weirdos.


4 posted on 04/12/2013 6:21:46 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: BigCinBigD

Being a male, I can’t make claims one way or the other on this, but other mammals eat the placentae after birth. Regardless of the verity of these claims, it seems to be something that’s natural from an animal nature perspective.


5 posted on 04/12/2013 6:26:06 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Loyalist

: O


6 posted on 04/12/2013 6:27:26 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: rarestia

I think that it is keep predators from knowing there is a newborn around.


7 posted on 04/12/2013 6:27:54 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Loyalist

8 posted on 04/12/2013 6:28:33 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: rarestia
other mammals eat the placentae after birth. Regardless of the verity of these claims, it seems to be something that’s natural from an animal nature perspective.

One thing that separates humans from animals is that humans resist doing many of the things that come naturally to animals.

9 posted on 04/12/2013 6:29:02 AM PDT by fso301
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To: AppyPappy

There has to be some sort of nutritional value to it as well. I’d have to imagine it helps to re-energize the birth mother after labor or at least help to replace some of the vitamins, minerals, and fluids lost during birth.


10 posted on 04/12/2013 6:29:59 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Loyalist

Man I was there to catch our son when he came out.
You gots to be one sicko to eat that mess.


11 posted on 04/12/2013 6:31:08 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Loyalist

12 posted on 04/12/2013 6:31:29 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: fso301
resist doing many of the things that come naturally to animals.

We ARE still animals when you consider it biologically. I'm not saying it palatable or comfortable to think about, but it's as natural as any other thing we get from the body.

13 posted on 04/12/2013 6:32:55 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Loyalist

Needs A Barf Alert!


14 posted on 04/12/2013 6:42:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Loyalist

cannibals


15 posted on 04/12/2013 6:44:18 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: JoeProBono

Bwahahahahahahahaha! Just laughed my Marlboro right out of my mouth into my lap. Ouch!


16 posted on 04/12/2013 6:45:21 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: rarestia

dog eat their own vomit too


17 posted on 04/12/2013 6:45:21 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rarestia
We ARE still animals when you consider it biologically. I'm not saying it palatable or comfortable to think about, but it's as natural as any other thing we get from the body.

From the article:

Not only are mothers not attracted to the placenta, they’re pretty much revolted by it

Otherwise, human mammals, along with dolphins and some higher primates, are alone in rejecting the habit.

We stopped doing it before recorded history, apparently. And we would have to conclude that there was something about it that was not only not beneficial, but somehow deleterious, or somehow maladaptive or harmful,” he said.


18 posted on 04/12/2013 6:47:05 AM PDT by fso301
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To: yldstrk

19 posted on 04/12/2013 6:48:01 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Loyalist; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

The placenta comes flying out. At least I didn’t drop the camera.


20 posted on 04/12/2013 6:49:18 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." —R.C. Sproul)
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To: Loyalist
Oh My.

I just Googled this topic and found Placenta Recipes

21 posted on 04/12/2013 6:53:44 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." —R.C. Sproul)
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To: JoeProBono

lol


22 posted on 04/12/2013 6:54:06 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rarestia

you are nuts fer shur


23 posted on 04/12/2013 6:54:51 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rarestia

Some also eat their crap and vomit!! This is DISGUSTING.


24 posted on 04/12/2013 7:02:26 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: BigCinBigD

Yeh! Where’d all the witch doctors and bones go!?


25 posted on 04/12/2013 7:09:23 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Loyalist

Ms. Stewart..single mom..eating placentas..it’s the new way.

Not an expert, but having kiddos and raising a family without a Father probably doesn’t help with depression issues.


26 posted on 04/12/2013 7:24:41 AM PDT by wyokostur
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To: Loyalist

Post-partum depression might be aggravated by a culture of death that devalues motherhood and makes a woman think that being a mother makes her less of a person.


27 posted on 04/12/2013 7:24:59 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Loyalist

Cats and dogs do it, maybe it does work.


28 posted on 04/12/2013 7:29:17 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JoeProBono

Laraine: “By the way, are you planning to eat the placenta?”

Gilda: “You’re kidding! You mean the afterbirth?”

Laraine: “That’s right. Many mammals eat their own placenta. It’s nutritious, it’s 100 percent natural, and now that you’re going to have a family, you’ve got to watch your food budget more than ever. And there’s no cheaper meat than placenta.”

Gilda: But is there enough placenta to make a complete meal for my husband and myself?

Laraine: Not if your husband has a hearty appetite like mine. And that’s why you need Placenta Helper.

Gilda: Placenta Helper?

Laraine: That’s right. Placenta Helper lets you stretch your placenta into a tasty casserole. [Holds up a box of Placenta Helper.] Like Placenta Romanoff—a zesty blend of cheeses makes for the zingy sauce that Russian czars commanded at palace feasts. Or Placenta Oriental. An exotic mixture of oriental vegetables and exotic herbs and spices creates an exotic meal. Look, you can have placenta only once every nine months. Why not make a rare occasion, a rare occasion?

[CUT TO: Gilda’s kitchen. John Belushi, as her husband, has just finished his placenta casserole.]

John: Ummm. That was great. Let’s have Placenta Helper every night.

Gilda: Oh, honey!


29 posted on 04/12/2013 7:29:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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30 posted on 04/12/2013 7:35:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JimRed

I don’t think I ever saw a dog or cat sitting in a psych’s waiting room awaiting their appointment...so maybe you’re right!


31 posted on 04/12/2013 7:36:20 AM PDT by hal ogen (ll)
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To: JoeProBono

The skit never made it past the censors........I have a feeling that skit could have only come from the warped mind of the late, great Michael O’Donoghue.


32 posted on 04/12/2013 7:37:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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33 posted on 04/12/2013 7:49:26 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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Other animals also eat their own vomit and feces. There’s a reason we don’t imitate them.


34 posted on 04/12/2013 8:17:11 AM PDT by Boogieman
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Do you understand why they do that, though? It’s not because they like the taste!

For instance, rabbits eat their excrement, because their bodies did not digest all of the nutrients on the first pass. Dogs eat their vomit to reingest lost nutrients. Fecal matter is much the same. If an animal is well-fed, they will not opt for vomit or feces as a meal. In the wild, however, that may be the only meal they get for a while.

It’s similar to survival tactics in many ways. Your urine can serve to keep you hydrated in an emergency situation. Your feces, not so much. There’s a reason it’s called “waste.”

Placenta is not explicitly waste, it’s “leftover biomass.” There’s nothing found to be caustic or deadly to humans in after birth, it’s just not something for which we’ve concocted recipes.


35 posted on 04/12/2013 8:37:30 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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“Do you understand why they do that, though?”

It doesn’t matter. You see, we have this thing called “civilization”, and one of the ground rules is, we don’t model our behavior on that of animals. Well, at least that’s how it used to work.


36 posted on 04/12/2013 8:43:43 AM PDT by Boogieman
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Hence my comment that if a dog is well-fed by a human, they won’t resort to eating vomit or feces. They will, however, almost always consume their placenta.


37 posted on 04/12/2013 8:56:13 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Loyalist; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Nope photo 1343862204706.gif

[Thanks to Gefn for the heads-up.]



38 posted on 04/12/2013 9:32:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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"Not raw, not raw.
A few carrots, some potatoes,
A little broccoli."


39 posted on 04/12/2013 9:40:04 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Well I am feeling a bit peckish.


40 posted on 04/12/2013 9:40:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Loyalist

Okay, that’s it. We have officially lost our minds!


41 posted on 04/12/2013 9:43:01 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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Okay, that’s it. We have officially lost our minds!

Hang in there...something will come along to top this in no time...

42 posted on 04/12/2013 9:45:37 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow I brought out the nope button. I’m honored sir


43 posted on 04/12/2013 9:48:58 AM PDT by Gefn ("Veni, Vidi, Volo in domum redire")
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To: Loyalist

Straight out of Whole Earth Catalog

Paging Stewart Brand


44 posted on 04/12/2013 9:51:51 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Damn...I assume you can only use that once; otherwise; my palm would be black and blue if I responded 'NOPE' to all the material I see on the 'internets'...

We need more kittens. Cute ones. STAT.

45 posted on 04/12/2013 9:59:32 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Loyalist

Imho, any woman who would do this already has a mental health problem.


46 posted on 04/12/2013 10:00:54 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Missed me!

Near Zot photo Lightning_strikes_image.jpg

47 posted on 04/12/2013 10:33:31 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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48 posted on 04/12/2013 10:37:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gefn

Don’t worry, something worse will come along.


49 posted on 04/12/2013 10:38:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Doogle

Can I run to the head to get sick, or should I just vomit all over the floor right here?


50 posted on 04/12/2013 10:41:28 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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