I’ve heard about the benefits of eating your placenta for various reasons (I'm sure kvo has lots of research). The benefits in terms of healing and decreasing PPD seem to be astounding. Not that I have had any difficulty in either of these areas…
There are various options. Placental encapsulation, placenta tincture, and many placenta recipes including Bolognese, lasagne, milkshakes, placenta jerky, and Tom Cruises favourite – meat loaf!
Taking pills is not my forte. Plus, it seems that if the benefits of eating the placenta are mostly for the progesterone and other hormones (not just iron) in the placenta, then cooking the placenta seems rather counter-productive since the hormones will be ‘denatured’ and rendered ineffective. Though cooked, iron and other elements would likely be just fine.
Does anyone have any information or research or anecdotal evidence on the effectiveness of eating the placenta (raw, cooked, sautéed with particular herbs, encapsulated, or dried like jerky)?