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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!