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Recipe

Chicken Stock Story & Recipe

Chicken stock, like any meat stock, is rich in minerals, gelatin, and collagen. This elixir keeps bones and teeth strong, joints supple, and hair soft. I have experience with the last one as my hair used to be dry with grey coming …. I started drinking stock and within weeks, my hair softened with much less grey; likely the collagen had a play in that.

As a kid, I remember that there always seemed to be a pot of meat soup on the stove. As I grew up and became vegan in my early 20’s, cooking chicken just wasn’t

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Birth Pregnancy

Seeding a “C-Section Born” Baby

c-section-photoThis photo was taken after a client of mine gave birth via c-section. Before surgery, this mom requested that her doctor insert a piece of gauze into her vagina. This same gauze was used seconds after she gave

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Placenta Encapsulation Pregnancy

Channel 3 MiVT: Placenta Encapsulation in VT and NH

Channel 3 MiVT: Placenta Encapsulation in Vermont

by Gina Bullard in STOWE, VT. 

At first glance it’s hard to tell if Tara Carpenter is a chef or a medical examiner. She’s actually a certified placenta encapsulation specialist.

Carpenter turns a woman’s placenta into pills — post birth.  “I’ve got a nutritional background which brought me to this work,” she said. The placenta contains iron, hormones, protein, B vitamins, and other nutrients to support new moms. Carpenter — who started Happy Bellies, believes that new moms can recover from birth faster by eating their own placenta made into pills.

“A woman’s body is most receptive to hormones inside the placenta capsules during the 1st weeks after birth. This is because it takes about 3 weeks after birth for the mom’s hypothalamus to kick back in and produce hormones again” she said.

Carpenter says ingesting placenta pills can replenish vitamins like B6 and B12 and hormones after birth and increase milk production.