While placenta-eating is nothing new in the all-natural world of earth mothers, it's a true anomaly in the world of artifice master Kim Kardashian. But actually, Kim is just a little too classy to eat placenta as-is.
Sharing the genius of her placenta pills on her personal website, Kim reveals:
I’m having it freeze-dried and made into a pill form — not actually fry it like a steak and eat it (which some people do, BTW)
She explains that she heard of women avoiding depression by eating placenta and thought,
Why not try it? What do I have to lose?
I love her positive, go-for-broke attitude, don't you? This is probably her exact reaction when asked to cover her ass in silver paint!
Kim shares that by ingesting her own postpartum hormones following the birth of her first child,
I had great results and felt so energized and didn’t have any signs of depression. I definitely had to do it again. Every time I take a pill, I feel a surge of energy and feel really healthy and good. I totally recommend it for anyone considering it!
First of all, how do you take your own hormones? Hormones are released by the pituitary gland into your bloodstream, so how do you extract them to 'take' them? Second, why is Kim so concerned about postpartum depression?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11 to 20% of women who give birth each year have postpartum depression symptoms. In these cases, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recommends treatment with either counseling/talk therapy or antidepressants.
If Kim wants to spread awareness of this disorder, she would do better to share facts rather than folklore or placenta recipes.
However, I have the sneaking suspicion that placenta eating is just another Kardashian ploy for publicity. The Karsadhian girls once tricked their parents into eating a placenta they bought on the internet, and Kourtney has called placenta-eating 'life-changing.'
It's good to know that Kim is taking care of herself though, and no doubt she will hasten to share every tiny detail of new motherhood, especially if it is gross, sensational, or features yards and yards of nude flesh. If anyone can break the Internet again, it will be Kim.