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The Pleasures of Placenta Keep Expanding

Often called the "tree of life," placentas are known to have special healing powers for postpartum moms and some even believe they have a way with spirits. Taye Diggs's wife Irina had hers turned into pills while Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey had plans to plant theirs under a tree. Some, like myself, told the doctors to take it to a place never to be seen again. Perhaps I should have saved mine and sold it as they seem to be a hot commodity among the elite these days. Hollywood's hotshots are partaking in placenta beauty treatments and famous athletes are turning to the often trashed organ for healing powers. Soccer star Robin Van Persie is hoping that a horse's placenta will work magic on his ankle ligament injury. Physiotherapist Mariana Kovacevic is known for her mystical techniques, one which will have her massaging liquid from a horse's placenta into the player's affected area.

It seems the placenta is the wonder organ that keeps on giving. Would you partake in any of these special treatments?

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grablife365 grablife365 7 years
I'm planning to do either pill form or plant it in the garden. Maybe half and half. I don't know but its not something I would just want to toss out.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
After seeing it...would not go near this stuff.
thedingo thedingo 7 years
Taye Digg's wife is IDINA MENZEL, not Irina.
kia kia 7 years
I will be doing something with the placenta so that it is not just tossed in the garbage. I'm discussing with my midwife the benefits of the consuming it in pill form or some other form but have been leaning towards burying it in a nice spot in the garden. In my mind it is something to be revered since it works to support a baby. It will not be dried and turned into a teddy bear though :)
GMarie GMarie 7 years
Um. No.
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