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Ep49 – What is the HP OAT axis, and why is it so important for everyone who's TTC


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 "What is the HP OAT axis and why is it so important for everyone who's TTC." Today, I talk about the HP-OAT axis and why is it so important for everyone who's TTC. The HP-OAT axis refers to the hypothalamic and pituitary glands in the brain and how they connect with the ovaries, adrenal and thyroid glands.


00:00: Introduction following some unplanned vocal exercises

01:36: The HP-OAT axis is one of the most significant things that can impact your fertility

02:29: Please leave a review and rating for the podcast

03:22: Do you have any ideas or specific questions for your circumstances answered for the podcast?

04:31: What does the HP-OAT axis stand for?

08:16: Males have an axis to – the HP-GAT axis

10:17: If one of these systems is down, it can have a domino effect

11:28: Episode 28 – Here's the thing about low oestrogen

13:23: So what happens in the control centre?

16:18: Symptoms and their link: Irregular or absent cycles, painful periods or cyclical migraines

17:28: Symptoms and their link: Thyroid dysfunction

18:06: Symtpoms and their link: Stressed, anxious, panic attacks

18:56: Caveat on Adrenal fatigue

20:37: What can we do? Knowledge is Power

21:02: Any of these symptoms are not exclusive to fertility issues – so get tested properly

24:50: Full thyroid panel blood test – important information

26:48: Typical western medicine vs what I test for

28:45: Metabolic reserve

29:34: Reproductive Health Checklist

29:55: How do we build out metabolic reserves?

32:03: Episode 45 – What do we mean by detoxification, and why on Earth is it important for fertility



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