Ep 25: The Relationship Between Food and Fertility with Dr. Jorge Chavarro
Fertility Forward Episode 25:
Have you ever wondered what the direct impact of what you’re eating has on your chances of getting pregnant? Today’s episode is all about food and fertility, and our guest is an expert in the field. Dr. Jorge Chavarro is the Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Co-Director of Epidemiology and Genetics Core at Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center. His research focuses on investigating the role of nutritional factors in the pathogenesis of diseases affecting reproductive and hormone sensitive organs. He is the co-author of the veritable Bible of fertility nutrition, titled The Fertility Diet, which reveals startling research from the landmark Nurses’ Health Study that shows how the food you eat can either boost or reduce your fertility. Today, we speak to Dr. Jorge, who is a role model on the important nutrients and specific foods for fertility, about the potential dangers of soda, plastics, and the environment and their impact on fertility, as well as current research on health and fertility. We discuss The Fertility Diet and how Dr. Jorge came to write it, and we go into detail about the effects of trans-fatty acids, high glycemic load, and animal protein, including fish and full-fat dairy.