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Ep43 – The Lowdown on Dairy and Fertility

Hello, I'm Katy Bradbury, a qualified Nutritional Therapist, Private Health Visitor and qualified nurse. I have worked in Women's Health, Maternal and Children's Health for many years.

Today's podcast is titled "The Lowdown on Dairy and Fertility." In this episode, I run through the complex issue of dairy and fertility. Looking through an evolutionary lens and using the current evidence base, I discuss the pros and cons of dairy for fertility and whether full fat or low fat is best.

00:00: Introduction and Happy New Year

01:20: The end of a year can be disappointing if you are not where you hoped to be

02:24: I get asked about Dairy and Fertility quite a lot

04:24: Life is a balancing act

05:46: A bit of background on human dairy consumption

09:13: The Lactase Persistence Gene in evolution

14:56: There are pros and cons of dairy consumption

17:52: Some have concerns we are drinking another mammal's milk

18:50: Women who have PCOS are advised to avoid cow's milk due to the lactose content

19:35: Dairy fats are beneficial for your health

20:44: But what about specifically dairy for fertility? Full fat or low fat?

24:07: The story is not the same for men!

24:52: A caveat about the male study

29:03: Heart health and low-fat dairy

32:24: Cheese consumption

33:29: Things to be mindful of if you decrease or cut out dairy or food group

35:51: The life of the cow matters

37:26: Let's summarise

40:08: Sugar Reset Challenge starts on 10 January 2022


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