Aug 30, 2013

Yummy, Yummy, I Got Placenta in My Tummy


      I don't know if you do it, but I'm as guilty as they come - of watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians that is. You can mock me, you can judge me, but that show is entertaining, even though my boyfriend says it's hacking away at my IQ points. It's one of those no brain no pain treats, just like you stock up on pulp fiction and gossip-laden magazines before vacationing (you can't read Sartre all day every day). Be it amusing or not, the last episode kind of rubbed me the wrong way and here's why.
      Kim, then pregnant, came up with a brilliant idea of eating her own placenta and of course Kourtney was on board in a second. For all of you, who don't know what a placenta is, it's the sack threaded with blood vessels and mucus in which a baby lives and develops inside a woman's body - you can see a picture of one here. On the show, they don't explain how one would eat a placenta or why one would do that for that matter, but some time ago I worked on a book on placenta eating and other crazy ideas young moms come up with, so I'm a mini expert on the subject. One of the ways to do it is by drying the placenta, grinding it up and making capsules out of the placenta powder. And why is this supposed to be good for a young mom? Because after birth most women have to deal with iron deficiency and a placenta apparently has a lot of that element. In the book, their argument was that animals have been doing this since the dawn of time and it's a natural and logical way for a woman to replenish after the horrible ordeal that is labor. Although I consider myself a pretty open-minded kind of person, I have a couple of (valid) counterarguments.
      First off, would you really like to eat something that looks like this? People think eating liver or snails is disgusting and now they want new moms to eat their placentas?! Not to mention that there is a number of iron supplements on the market enabling them to get the needed nutrients without devouring their insides. Like I said in my previous post, humanity is going downhill fast. But the argument that irks me most is that other animals do it too. Yes, and they also walk around butt naked and barefoot and don't have a Wi-Fi. Next time you feel like connecting to your primal nature, try disconnecting your Wi-Fi first and see how you like the taste of that. I'm not saying that we're better or better off than other members of the animal kingdom because we're not, but I am saying that eating your own placenta has to be one of the top 7 most lunatic ideas our race has come up with.
      I get that some wiseguy started spreading the rumor that male ejaculate promotes breast growth or benefits the swallower's skin due to its high vitamin C content so more people would willingly consume it, but eating your own placenta? For iron? Come on, you've got to be joking. As for the animals-do-it-too argument: My dog used to masturbate in public - does that mean I should start doing that too?

Dress - Topshop, belt - Bershka, heels - Pittarello, glasses - Camden Town, Earrings - Tally Weijl

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      Peet

25 comments:

  1. Love your Topshop dress!

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  2. I myself watch Keeping up with the kardashians, the family is so intresting snd entartsining...
    OMG, there is no limit of their weirdness..
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  3. Whoa, this dress is electric! I love the print and color.
    Also, the argument that animals do it is totally invalid as you pointed out. Haha, I wouldn't survive without wifi!

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  4. I love your lipstick and dress and I agree with you, I think placenta eating is a trend at most, and just because the animals do it, doesn't necessarily mean we should

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  5. I love the last picture.
    Girl Thank you for not putting pictures here. I just don't wanna see it here.
    I guess since I already don't get why a woman would get pregnant (I mean... isn't there some more interesting things to do ? Related to wi-fi for example ? =P) so eating placenta is a little beyond my imagination. Jeez I mean... she probably has enough money to buy all the iron in the world, leave the placenta alone !
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    1. You didn't look at the pictures????:D Noooo, you have to, they're really good, I promise!:D

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  6. I love that dress and the last picture is beautiful ! :)

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  7. totally agree with you, it seems so crazy to do that!
    that besides i love your look <3
    the dress is so pretty and adore the shoes
    xx ish
    www.tiny-heart-beats.blogspot.com

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  8. Hahaha... I keep seeing the commercials for this episode. I rarely watch (as you say, it chips away at IQ) but definitely tune in from time to time. I did think it was funny how grossed out Bruce was getting about it (though rightfully so ;)).

    Love your dress here! You know I'm a sucker for bright blue and the pattern is great! xo

    -Jen

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  9. I have watched KUWTK and NOTHING HAPPENS - they just sit around, argue and go on random excursions that are totally set up for the cameras! I get mindless TV (I am still obsessed with Gossip Girl reruns) but the Karcrashians are just meh - but I shan't judge, even if they think eating their own placenta is a good idea... I dont see the point of going to all that trouble to dry it and make it into pills just to get a little iron - surely it's better to just do a shooter of it as soon as the babies taken off for cleaning #EUW!!! Hehe, just kidding :-P

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  10. That's sounds even disgusting, I would never understand such people who are coming up with ideas like that. I would better talk about ur wonderful pictures:) you look really great and in style:)

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  11. Hahaha oh my God, I already knew this would be a good one when I read the title ;D

    I don't know how Kim Kardashian got this idea because I highly doubt that she knows what a placenta is, but anyway. The idea of eating this thing is disgusting :-/
    I like how you counter the "animals do it too" argument, because YES if we'd stick to that rule we'd all be having sex in public and be eating each others feces as well. What kind of world ould that be?! Of course then you could go ahead and say "Mmhhh today I'd like to get myself a good piece of placenta to raise my iron level." - Yuck.....

    As for the outfit: it's amazing! I love the drress! Awesome colour and matching eye earrings :) Really chic shoes too! Love the very first black and white photo!

    Happy Sunday girl!

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    1. "...I highly doubt that she knows what a placenta is..." :D You're awesome.:D

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  12. Personally I would never use the argument 'but animals do it' for ANYTHING!!! LOL!!!! Mostly for the reasons you mentioned here. BUT, that being said, from a logical/biological perspective, it does have a lot going for it. A placenta contains more iron than it's possible to consume from human food. Iron deficiency can cause or worsen post-natal depression. It's been proven that women who consume their placenta in capsules are less likely to develop post-natal depression, because their iron levels are so high. Although it is extremely gross to look at, once it's dried and put in capsules it's no different from taking any other pill. Babies are essentially parasites to their mother's immune system (as mean as that sounds haha) and once they've been born a woman's body is at it's most vulnerable and weak, nutritionally speaking. I wouldn't think anyone was crazy for doing anything to try to combat that.

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    1. I agree, if people think or feel they need help and know how to get it, they'd be stupid if they didn't go through with their plan! But I think it's weird that people want to deal with postpartum depression by eating their own placenta. People nowadays have so many "anxieties", "panic attacks" and "disorders" because it's easier to say that there's a problem which you can fix by taking some magical pill (be it placenta powder or Xanax) when all they need to do (in most cases) is suck it up.

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  13. Bahahahahahahaha OMG Peet I have to hold my hand to my mouth right now to stop me from literally LOLing in a public library! I'd never heard of the vitamin C theory of swallowing but the rubbing it on your skin makes it youthful and soft. Not that I do either mind you LOL.Anyhoo I love watching the Kardashian's but since we updated our cable service I can't watch it anymore since it's not part of the new package :o( but I love to watch it because I wish I had sisters and siblings I was close with. That whole placenta thing. Right. I'd like to see them actually do it and not comment for the sake of ratings and publicity. Then again putting this out there might bring it to fruition and hell no I don't wanna see that. I get animals do it, but we have evolved and made supplements in which one can get needed vitamins from as opposed to reverting to cannibalism. Animals out in the wild and stuff don't have access to multivitamins so it's a necessary evil for them unfortunately.

    Hope you have a great week darling, just going to go about my day and catch up on the rest of your brilliance now and hopefully contain anymore embarrassing laughter outbursts in public!
    SDMxx
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    1. You're the best, babe!:D Hope you had (and will have) plenty more public outbursts, those are the best!!:P

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  14. omg.. eating placentas!! I dont think I can ever do that!!!! :S
    Love the pictures and the outfits btw...

    xoxo, Joei
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  15. First of all i love the place where the photos are made! Where is it? (it's and absurd and gossip question, i know but I need to know).
    Second, you look stunning... I love this earrings, i want a ring with this eye.

    And about placenta... I can only say that three years ago i was working because of my university practices in an hospital. Anathomic pathology laboratory, you know? I went there at 8 a.m. without having anything for breakfast. I went there so brave and they put in front of my a fresh placenta. I don't know if you have seen one real or only photos. I'ts like a blak sponge... because of the blood, and black mucus... Horrible. They wanted me to cut it for analize and i fell to the ground. In this confusion moment when lots of people were helping me, i could hear someone saying: "we have to send this to loreal, to help them make face creams".
    Hello? Face creams are made with... this?? That was a day to forget.

    XXX
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    1. :D My boyfriend told me about the creams, apparently those are a huge hit at the moment. I wonder how much one jar costs.:)

      Those pics are taken in my grandfather and grandmother's house. I always thought that staircase looks pretty cool and now I've taken advantage of it.:)

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  16. I'm high-fiveing you girl - I'm a Keeping Up With The Kardashians fan too. Sunday night with a bottle of Baileys, it's me, Kim and Lord Disick, and the others!

    I saw this episode. Well I don't even like the thought of being pregnant, so you can imagine my thoughts on the idea of eating the placenta - thanks for sharing the picture yuk!

    Do you know I've never heard of the myth of male ejaculate causing breast growth. I'm glad I didn't hear of this when I was younger because I've never really been happy with my boob size!

    You look super cool in those glasses with that lipstick - love it!

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  17. Hi Peet, sooo happy you are back, I really missed your very wise and always interesting posts. Yes, i must admit I do every once in a while swap channels to KUWTK, but that doesn't mean I don't think that their entire family is completely whack and a bunch of attention seeking fame mongers. But this placenta business pushes things even further...firstly they share a brain between all of them so it isn't surprising that Kin came up with this crazy idea. I think sometimes they do things to shock people and get more viewers ala Miley Cyrus - also deranged. Watch how all their minion followers are also going to do this after seeing it on their tv show. Happy September Doll!

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  18. Hi Peet! I also watch the show, I am not a big fan of the sisters and family but in some way they make me smile, as now. Oh my!:S Is pretty disgusting, I hope they wont do it, if yes would love they tape the scene to see and believe!^^' Btwl looking very cool, I really like your dress! Happy Monday! xo

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  19. WOMAN! You look fucking hot. I love the lipstick, and the dress, and the heels, and the earrings, and the hair, and the glasses.... you get the idea. I just can't... I can't. WOW!

    xo Ashley
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