Lucrecia Anderson wrote:Errrmmm...I think people/cultures have a real aversion to ADMITTING to cannibalism.
The theory is that most animals eat their placenta after giving birth in order to hide the fact
that they just gave birth from predators. Found two separate opinions about people
Your placenta: You could dry it and put it in pills. You could stir-fry it with onions. You could
even eat it raw in the delivery room.
In an email interview, Dr. Alex Farr, of the Medical University of Vienna said that while some
might find his reference to cannibalism offensive, “from a medical perspective, the placenta
carries the fetal genome and therefore it belongs to the baby. It is up to every individual
whether he or she considers eating human, genetically-different tissue as cannibalism or not.”
Middle to upper class white women with relatively high incomes and education are among the
most frequent consumers of placenta, he said. “This might be due to the fact that these women
have access and frequently follow (pseudo) fashionable trends and often prefer esoteric and alternative medicine.”