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December 10th, 2012, 01:49 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Originally Posted by
Jenny, where did you get your kit from? Could you post the link?
I am undecided on doing the placenta. If I do it, I would want to DIY because I kinda don't trust handing it over to someone I don't know for them to make in their kitchen. I worry they will give me back someone elses or it won't be processed in a clean space.
I just got a capsule machine, not a specific placenta kit, at a local health food store. It's this one:
And I just Googled instructions.
Lots of professionals will do it in your kitchen, rather than taking it. But it can be pricey. The encapsulation itself isn't hard- dh practiced by encapsulating some nettles for me, because I want the vit K boost but can't stomach the tea. As for prepari g the placenta, there are two basic methods. One has you steam it first with lemon and ginger and a pepper (traditional Chinese medicine), the other has you skip right to dehydration ("raw" method). I'll be dehydrating mine in the oven overnight and then grinding with my Magic Bullet. Or, rather, dh is going to :-)
Hope some of this is helpful!
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