KIM SAYS SHE’LL DO IT.
Had a good discussion about this on the show earlier this morning. During a recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim revealed to her doctor that she “really wants to” eat her own placenta after giving birth to stay young.
Yes, it’s true. I swear.
Even both the Doctor and her own mother think it’s ridiculous!
Here’s the thing; as “SHOCKING” as it is that Kim Kardashian wants to do whatever it takes to remain youthful, she may be doing this for NOTHING!
Eating the placenta is something animals do to survive and ancient humans did back in the day when they thought it was normal to leave running their country to a cat. (nough said?)
No? You need more than that? Really?
Ok well, there’s actually NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE that eating your placenta has any nutritional benefit at all.
Animals do it because they are deficient in certain nutrients and it’s actually really good for them. Humans, for the most part, are already full of the nutrients they’d be getting from a placenta and therefore don’t need it. The fact that it keeps you young- is a myth.
Dr. Mark B Kristal is a scientist with the University of Buffalo, after having this conversation with the Huffington Post back in 2012, he says “‘Placentophagia’ pertains to ingestion of placenta, fluids, and tissues by mothers during delivery. The behaviour, which is almost universal among nonhuman mammals (whales and dolphins are exceptions), is virtually absent in human cultures, past and present.” He also stressed that there is no physical or medical evidence proving it does anything.
After reading this, the question I pose to you is : “WOULD YA?”
I think you know my answer.