Into Yoga Newsletter
September 2009 - Issue 33
California was lovely! We visited San Diego Zoo and Wildlife
Park and saw everything there was to see at Sea World. We
rented a car and went to Universal Studios. We even went on
what I now call a scenic trip, driving two hours in the wrong
direction. I don't think "scenic" was the word I was using to
describe it at the time though.
Now I'm ready to get back into preparing classes and anxious to see
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Combating Post Partum Depression - Read at
your on discretion
Lisa Nichols Tickets - as seen on the Secret
We Want Your Feedback
Yoga at a Discount
Promote Your Business
Recipe - Broccoli and Red Pepper Soup
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Combating Post Partum
Published by Dr
This article is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.
I thought twice about reprinting this article, but decided to go
ahead. Please read with discretion, it may not be suitable for
Eating Your Placenta - Really?
The July 3, 2009, issue of TIME magazine featured an
article about a pregnant woman - the wife of the article's
author, Joel Stein - who opted to eat her own placenta following
the birth of their child. As Stein relates, "for $275, a woman
would come to our house, cook Cassandra's placenta, freeze-dry
it and turn it into capsules to help ward off postpartum
depression and increase milk supply."
Some people, the placenta chef told Stein, prepare and drink
the placenta raw, "as a smoothie."
Though it all sounds thoroughly unappetizing, placentophagy,
the technical term for mammals eating the placenta of their
young after childbirth, is common in many species, including
primates. The reasons may involve substances in the placenta
that relieve postpartum pain or that stimulate the mother's
bonding response to the baby.
It seems that this is something of a trend, especially among
women who embrace a rather extreme view of "natural health" -
you can find dozens of "placenta encapsulation specialists"
But should you do this at all? I think there is probably
little risk in eating cooked, freeze-dried capsules of one's own
placenta, but I frankly doubt there are many benefits, either.
The modest quantities of beneficial substances that would
survive cooking, freeze-drying and dividing the dosage (Stein's
wife was told her placenta would yield 120 pills) would, in my
view, have virtually no effect.
Instead, to alleviate the very real problem of post-partum
depression, I strongly recommend eating cold-water, fatty fish
such as wild-caught salmon, herring and sardines and/or
supplementing with a quality fish oil. These will provide
omega-3 fatty acids, which are depleted in many women during
pregnancy as this vital nutrient is taken up preferentially by
the fetus, especially by the fetal brain tissue. Two recent
trials showed a 50 percent reduction in post-partum depression
in women with relatively high intakes of omega-3 fatty acids.
And 120 capsules of fish oil cost considerably less than
Lisa Nichols - as seen on the Secret
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Pinch cayenne pepper
Broccoli and Red Pepper Soup (8 servings)
Pinch white pepper
1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. umeboshi vinegar
Juice of 1 medium lemon
2 Tbs. chopped fresh tarragon for garnish
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
2 lbs. broccoli
1/3 cup unbleached white rice (preferably sushi or white
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 qts. plus 2 Tbs. vegetable stock
1 1/2 lbs. red bell peppers (about 3 medium )
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried tarragon
1. Trim broccoli, peel and chop stems and
reserve florets. In large pot, combine broccoli stems, rice, 1/2
teaspoon sea salt and 2 quarts vegetable stock. Bring to a boil,
reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Add florets and simmer 20
2. Meanwhile, roast bell peppers over an open
flame or broil, turning with tongs until charred all over, about
10 minutes. Put peppers in brown paper bag for 10 minutes to
sweat them. Remove loosened charred skins.
3. Chop peppers, place in blender or food
processor and process until puréed. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and
remaining 2 tablespoons stock to liquefy. (This should yield
about 1 1/2 cups.)
4. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high
heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about
3 minutes. Add garlic, tarragon, thyme and cayenne. Remove from
heat and add to pot with broccoli mixture; simmer 10 minutes.
5. In blender or food processor, process soup,
in batches if necessary, until puréed. Return soup to pot and
stir in 1 cup of red pepper purée. Reserve remaining pepper
purée for garnish. Season soup with 1/2 teaspoon salt, white
pepper, apple cider vinegar, umeboshi vinegar and lemon juice.
6. To serve, ladle broccoli soup into serving
bowls. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of red pepper purée over each
serving and swirl with chop stick. Garnish with fresh minced
tarragon, if desired.
Per 1-cup serving:
Calories: 124, Protein: 7g, Total fat: 3g, Saturated fat: g, Carbs:
21g, Cholesterol: mg, Sodium: 472mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: g
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