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Who would think our diet should be 60% carbohydrates?

March 26, 2015

Dr. Fox responds to the following article.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/can-a-high-protein-low-carb-diet-increase-fertility-in-women/2015/03/23/20d0ab4e-cd9d-11e4-8a46-b1dc9be5a8ff_story.html

First of all humans and mice are different as has been demonstrated in numerous studies. This quote from the story is telling: “whereas ovarian follicle number was greatest on P:C 3:1 associated with high-F intakes” (P=protein, C=carbohydrate). The study went on to say that longevity in contrast to reproduction, as seen in invertebrates, was positively affected bya high carbohydrate diet. Mice however inherently were built for much higher carbohydrate intake than humans. It is clearly our finding that the high fat, modest protein, extremely low carbohydrate diet results in the best reproductive performance. Social and population studies that looked at “stone-age populations” still widely in existence in the early 20th century, found that in most cultures, when the new couple was “married” and starting to reproduce, the villiage people brought them special foods. Much of this food represented organ meats, replete with fat and concentrated vitamins. Even primitive societies understood the importance of diet and reproduction. All these societies had a high fat low carb diet structure to begin with but found it important to improve that for reproduction. See Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Weston Price if interested. The developing embryo is 99% water, fat and protein. Who would think our diet should be 60% carbohydrates?????? Just my thoughts……

Michael D. Fox, MD
Jacksonville Center
Reproductive Medicine
jcrm.org

   
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