In the wild, it is typical for an animal mother to eat the placenta of her newborn. In many cultures, the placenta is revered. In America, we think it’s “gross,” or simply “medical waste.” I truly believe that my fast recovery after childbirth was due, in part, to the placenta capsules that my midwife made for me. The placenta contains oxytocin – the “feel-good” hormone and is said to prevent post-partum depression and stimulate milk production.
Organ meat, in cooking, is knows as “offal,” which (coincidentally?) is pronounced kind of like “awful.” Personally, the taste of organ meat, well, more the texture than the taste, takes some getting used to. One option is to grind the organ meat into your regular meat. If your butcher really likes you, you may be able to convince him to do that for you.
Organ meat contains a different nutritional make-up from animal muscle tissue that we are used to eating. For example, heart meat is full of Co-Q10. I has about 3 or 4 times more than regular meat. Co-Q10 is an enzyme that regulates muscle tissue recovery, including your heart health.
Liver contains about 17 times the amount of B12 than ground beef! It also contains a large amount of folate, which is difficult to obtain in other foods except for in legumes and dark leafy green vegetables. Plus, liver is one of the best sources of vitamin A, which is essential for tissue healing and skin health.
One of the main therapies we offer in our clinic is “protomorphogens.” Basically, it is encapsulated organ meat. The idea, based on the theory of Dr. Royal Lee, is that the cellular pattern of the organs serves as a template for our body to recognize and copy. In other words, our body registers this cellular substance that we eat, such as bovine liver, as a similar pattern to our own liver and therefore will help to spur healing of our liver through the pattern recognition.
Skeptics (there are always those) will say that protomorphogens or placentophagy (eating the placenta) is not scientifically proven for health benefits. And to an extent, I agree. I think more studies should be done so we can better understand the process that occurs.
But here is a fact:
In native cultures, such as the Indians in northern Canada, the skeletal meat was usually given to the animals. The real coveted nutrition was from the organ meats and even the bone marrow of the animal. Rare in this culture were bone degeneration, dental carries, cancers, obesity, or other modern dis-eases.
I know for me, consuming organ meat in the form of capsules has made a marked difference in my health. I have treated myself for anemia and thyroid problems with organs and glandulars alone. I have also witnessed several patients recover from similar conditions of hormone imbalances, digestive complaints, and injuries with protomorphogens. Sometimes experience is the best test!
Let me know in the comments below if you have used protomorphogen therapy and your results. I would like to know.