A local council has ordered public health officials to investigate a Wiltshire woman’s placenta-based food product business, Yummy Mummy, over fears that it may not be safe for consumption. Kathryn Beale, 41, turns women’s placentas into smoothies and pills at her home in Swindon, Wiltshire, and says she maintains a high standard of hygiene throughout the process.
However, when Swindon Borough Council caught a whiff of the mother of two’s activities, they went to court to apply for an emergency prohibition order.A council spokesperson told the Guardian: “We can confirm public protection officers attended court on Tuesday 10 March seeking a hygiene emergency prohibition order in respect of raw human placenta practices.
“Our investigations continue, and we are therefore unable to comment further at this stage. While the health benefits of this activity are not clear, the processes involved in the production of human placenta for human consumption present a number of potentially serious health risks, which explains this action.”
The attempt to get a legal injunction failed, but Beale volunteered to stop making the smoothies until she could gain a proper official hygiene rating.
A committed proponent of ingesting placenta, Beale told the Daily Mail: “Most species of mammal eat their own placenta straight after birth, raw – it is normal in the animal kingdom.” Well, being that evolutionists assert that we are animals, I guess that would go right along with their teachings.
“We are unusual in that we don’t routinely do it. It is full of iron, stem cells and hormones and is reputed to help with milk production and post-natal depression.”
Beale makes the smoothies by cutting up small pieces of placenta and blending them with fruit. The remainder of the organ can then by dehydrated and ground. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO)
It is then processed into pill form using a Chinese method in which ingredients like ginger, chili and lemon are added.
The only placenta an individual is allowed to ingest is their own, Beale told the Guardian.
“Somebody, I don’t know who, contacted the council and asked what my hygiene rating was, and I don’t have one yet. Hopefully it will be sorted soon and someone will come, inspect my equipment and give me a hygiene rating.”
“The health benefits are great. After giving birth, most moms are anemic to some extent, and placenta is full of iron, so it helps with that. It also helps with postnatal depression, baby blues and milk production,”she said.
The practice of ingesting placenta is known as placentophagy and has a long and presumably rather messy history.
“In a 1979 volume of the Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, William Ober’s article “Notes on Placentophagy,” evaluates that certain ancient cultures practiced human sacrifice may also have practiced human placentophagy, including Egyptians,Tasians, Badarians, Amrateans, Gerzeans, Semainians. Ober also identified many cultures known to have practiced placentophagy for medicinal purposes, and one for its flavor.The practice was primarily recognized later by the Chinese, and African witch doctors who encourage eating placenta’s to ward off evil spirits. Scientologists have also been known to engage in this practice.
Placentophagy might have occurred during the Siege of Jerusalem around 587 BC, too.. During this time, God had punished Israel with famines and plagues for their disobedience (Idolatry, paganistic rituals, foreign god worship, and child sacrifices offered up to Baal/Moloch, who are all Nimrod). The famine had becomes so severe, that they were eating their own children. Many scriptures like Isaiah 9:20-21, Lamentations 4:10, and Jeremiah 19:9, make mention to the practice of cannibalism (and there are many more). However, it’s the particular passage in Deuteronomy that reveals that placentatophagy could have been what is being described, as God tells us, there is nothing new under the sun:
So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates- Deuteronomy 28:55–57 (KJV).
The University of Nevada, Department of Anthropology completed a survey of 197 human societies, and identified only one culture Mexican-American’s that mentioned the practice of maternal placentophagy. “This account, centering on Chicano and Anglo midwifery in San Antonio, Texas, stated, ‘cooking and eating part of the placenta has…been reported by a couple of midwives. One Anglo mother … was reported to have roasted the placenta.’ In a follow-up study, the UNLV researchers were joined by colleagues at the University of South Florida, who surveyed new mothers, and found that about 3/4 had positive subjective experiences from eating their own placenta, citing beliefs of “improved mood”, “increased energy”, and “improved lactation.”
Today, the emerging trend of eating placenta’s is growing. Recent examples of placentophagy in media include Time Magazine’s “Afterbirth: It’s What’s for Dinner”,and USA Today’s “Ingesting the placenta: Is it healthy for new moms?” Numerous other articles can be found all over the Internet. The practice also seems to be popular among celebrities. A quick google search also brought up stores in various countries who sell placenta capsules and drinks.
Many researchers remain skeptical of whether the practice of placentophagy is of any value at all. According to Professor Mark Kristal of the State University of New York at Buffalo, “People can believe what they want, but there’s no research to substantiate claims of human benefit. The cooking process will destroy all the protein and hormones. Drying it out or freezing it would destroy other things.”
Although by definition, cannibalism, the eating of humans or human tissue, would normally be considered illegal, placentophagy has not been classified as cannibalism and remains heavily debated in controversy. The fact that it is not considered cannibalism is beyond me, and a sign of the times, indicative of those that God warned us of, as in the days of Old. It bears the markings of ‘satan inspired’, and to me, is nothing more than a modern-day pagan practice, disguised in health benefits – a deception and a doctrine of devils.
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- “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed”- Luke 17:28-30 (KJV).
- “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” 2 Timothy 3:13 (KJV).
- And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease…” – Isaiah 13:11-12 (KJV).
- “…And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth” Genesis 6:13 (KJV).
- Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: – Isaiah 28:15 (KJV).
- Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils – 1 Timothy 4:1 (KJV).