dairy products

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Registered: 07-19-2006
dairy products
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Mon, 02-09-2009 - 9:29am

Has anyone researched dairy products affect on fertility?


I was reading on the site www.fertileheart.com about how dairy products can have an adverse affect on our fertility. The site is from Julia Indichova, who wrote the book "Inconceivable." In one article on the site, she writes:


"Notably, in 1994, the year of my daughter's birth, a large scale study in the American Journal of Epidemiology (Cramer et al., 1994 Feb, 139(3):282-9) surveyed women in over 35 countries, showing that those in countries with the highest milk consumption experienced the sharpest, age-related drop in ovarian reserve. Women between the ages of 35-39 reported the highest rate of declining reproductive function. Some experts proposed that this delayed impact might've been caused by the cumulative toxic effect of galactose on ovarian germ cells. "


"No, not everyone needs to give up dairy to become pregnant, though a substantial body of clinical research documents the adverse effects of dairy on endocrine and immune health."


I know there has been some talk that eating whole milk dairy products is better for conception, but Indichova speculates that woman who eat low-fat dairy may be more concerned about their weight and dieting more, instead of eating whole foods... She eliminated dairy from her own diet and was pregnant 8 months later. Of course, she did a bunch of other stuff too -- ate organic, drank wheatgrass juice, did acupuncture, etc...


I just thought I'd throw this out there on the board since the EZ diet recommends dairy and I'm not sure what to do now!

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Registered: 08-19-2008
In reply to: kellie_m
Mon, 02-09-2009 - 9:38am
Kellie, I've read stories with opinions on both sides of the fence and I think this is one of those "all things in moderation" items.

 

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Registered: 09-13-2007
In reply to: kellie_m
Mon, 02-09-2009 - 10:02am
Jeese, it seems everything is bad for TTC so I think I'm just going to go smoke a cigar & have a beer and mull this over, lol

Susan V


 


 


Susan V

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Registered: 11-18-2007
In reply to: kellie_m
Mon, 02-09-2009 - 10:34am

Susan your sooo funny LOL! Add chocolate, caffine and wine to that list!


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Registered: 12-21-2008
In reply to: kellie_m
Mon, 02-09-2009 - 1:17pm

Hi I thought I would jump in on this one.


Before TTC, I looked into healthy diets from around the world, just out of curiosity. I read an AMAZING book called the China Study, which compares various ilnesses in relation to the diet styles of different countries. Found another book called Eat To Live that I bought simply because it got so many rave reviews on Amazon and was linked to the same type of info as the China Study.


Ok, so here's where my own personal experience comes in with the dairy thing. I quit eating

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Registered: 07-19-2006
In reply to: kellie_m
Tue, 02-10-2009 - 11:27pm

Dani,


Thanks for your two cents. I remember reading about actress Marilu Henner and her dairy-free diet -- she had similar results to yours, with clear sinuses and less aches and pains, etc. I love cheese and eat way to much of it, so I know I need to cut back on my own dairy intake!


Thanks again for your insight!


Kellie