She's not frying it up and devouring it with a knife and a fork, but rather had the placenta freeze-dried and turned into pills she can pop.
She's certainly not the first mom to try this; in fact, placentophagy (the technical term for eating one's own placenta) is almost a fad it's so popular. Many women (including Kim's sister, Kourtney) claim it helped them recover after delivery and stave off depression and post-baby blues.
Kim said she's "really not this holistic person," but she's trying it because "what do I have to lose?" And she says the pills are working. She feels "a surge of energy" every time she takes one, and she highly recommends placenta-eating to other women.
Sounds great… only then there's science, which says the benefits of eating your placenta are just a hoax — or at least overblown. A recent study found no health benefits for women who eat their placentas. There's also some concern that there could be a potential risk in eating a placenta that may contain toxins and pollutants.
So if you are considering eating your placenta, talk to your doctor. Discuss the potential pros and cons, and — like anything else — don't do it just because it's a fad or some reality television star says you should.
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