Ancestral Supplements Grassfed Placenta
NOURISH YOUR WAY TO HEALTH & HAPPINESS WITH GRASS-FED PLACENTA *
For most of human history, we effortlessly consumed (nose-to-tail) the things we needed for strength, health, and happiness. Like the fertile ground that we once walked upon, we were a natural extension of this earth — always grounded... always connected. In the modern world, we unknowingly struggle to fulfill our nutritional needs to support and sustain a vibrant, disease-free life. We are now part of a world where our fertility, hormone, immune, skin, and postpartum health is ailing. The solution is to address the root cause with dietary, lifestyle, and behavioral choices while nourishing and supporting our bodies and brains with proven anthropological ways that are backed by modern science... this includes the consumption of Grass Fed Beef Placenta.
WE EVOLVED BY EATING ALL PARTS OF THE ANIMAL
Our ancestors intuitively knew where to find good medicine. They were in constant connection with the animal and plant kingdoms. They were able to deeply understand the transformative cycles of birth, growth, and death through observation and their own inner knowing. They could sense something profoundly rejuvenating within the placenta that would lead even herbivorous animals to consume their own afterbirth. It’s no wonder that our early ancestors were also consuming this nourishing super-organ when they had access to it. Dietary, medicinal, and spiritual uses of both animal and human placenta in prehistoric civilizations were already well established as early as the ancient Egyptians. (1) Hmmm.. considering that these guys invented the pyramids, writing (yeah that's right, they were the first people to develop their language into a codified form of writing), and the calendar, maybe they were onto something.
Starting in the 16th century, primitive Comanche mastered abandoned Spanish horses to hunt buffalo. Either by lances, arrows, or driven over a cliff, elite Comanche hunters efficiently took down stampeding buffalo from horseback and ate the best organs themselves.
Comanche women did all the skilled labor required to break down, cook, dry, and process every other part of these 800-2000 lb sacred animals. Then they loaded an incredible variety of life-giving products, literally from nose-to-tail, onto 400-lb sleds and hauled them back to camp. As they worked, they chewed on fresh organ meats, including the placenta of fetal buffalo calves.
When Comanche and other Great Plains tribes brought home a pregnant heifer buffalo, a special stew was prepared from the fetal calf along with the placenta. It was probably similar to modern Menudo and used the buffalo stomach as a stockpot. We know from our ancestors’ belief that “like supports like,” this nutritious stew would have been potent medicine given to expectant and nursing mothers. As late as the 19th century, when the Bureau of Indian Affairs cataloged all of the ways a Plains Indian woman would use cattle, the fetal calf and placenta stew were cataloged. (2)
“Our Ancestors not only knew the nutritional value of the placenta but they recognized its spiritual value as well…
The placenta brings new life into the world and is the active interface of the most biologically intimate connection between two living organisms. Our ancestors believed the placenta represented part of the new child’s soul. Many native people worldwide ritually bury their infant’s placenta to fertilize a new sapling, which acts as a guardian spirit for the child as they grow together. In one of America’s earliest gender-reveal ceremonies, women of the Cheyenne tribe would sew the placenta with medicine herbs into a pouch, shaped like a long-lived turtle for baby girls and a regenerating lizard for boys. The Sioux had a similar practice...they kept this amulet with them their whole lives and it was their most powerful protective charm, often sewn into clothing by their mother. The Arikara tribe hangs these navel amulets from the sacred buffaloberry bushes dotting the Dakota’s Great Plains to bless their babies.
Natives believed that their placenta was a helpful ancestor or spirit twin, and they gave the placenta another purpose instead of simply discarding it as a medical waste product. There is now some thought being given to bringing back the widespread ancient custom of ritual placenta disposal and consumption, which has been totally dismissed and disrespected in our modern hospitals.
“The Cheyenne said that a child who did not have a navel amulet would always be looking for his or her soul.”
BENEFITS OF GRASS-FED PLACENTA
Made up of the fetal membranes, amniotic sack, and umbilicus, the placenta supports the growth of a fertilized egg into a fully-formed infant. A fertilized egg emerges from the fallopian tube as a group of rapidly dividing cells called the embryo. When the embryo reaches the uterine wall several of these cells embed themselves into the mother’s tissue. These cells will grow into the placenta, while the cells that remain inside the uterus will become the fetus. (3)
Technically, the placenta does not belong to the mother. Her body may create it, but it is part of the developing child... it is made up of 50 percent genetic material from the father. Created from just sperm and egg, the placenta develops without any nerve cells… that means that the placenta functions on its own without being controlled by the mother’s brain... Incredible!
In order to support the growing baby the placenta is able to perform the tasks of multiple organs. It can essentially function as the baby's lungs to supply oxygen, kidneys to filter out waste, and as the gastrointestinal and immune systems by delivering nutrients and antibodies. It also functions as the baby's endocrine system, secreting hormones including estrogen, progesterone, and growth factors (IGF-1). These hormones and endorphins also help to keep the mother’s stress level in balance. With such an elegant design in form, function, and fitness, it's clear as day that we need to bring this wise tradition (i.e. consuming placenta) back home.
The placenta supports both mother and child during pregnancy and postpartum as well. During birth, a mother will lose about 10% of her body’s blood supply (blood loss during cesarean section births can be significantly more). Consuming placenta benefits a new mother by supplying her with heme iron, amino acids, essential fats, stem cells, and growth factors. Our functional healthcare practitioners have reported that mothers who consume the placenta after birth bleed significantly less, have an elevated mood, and have more energy.
- Nutritional support for after birth
- Postpartum support: mood, milk production, energy
- Nursing mothers
- Dry skin/skin elasticity
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