Sunday, December 12, 2010

High fat diet and fertility



Not likely to re establish posting in the next few days (!!!!!) but she is lovely!

Peter

41 comments:

SamAbroad said...

Ah Peter, she's beautiful! You and your wife must be very proud, congrats!

Emily Deans, M.D. said...

She's adorable! Congratulations.

Paul Jaminet said...

Congratulations Peter!

Anna said...

Congratulations to your whole family, Peter. Looking forward to learning which cute nickname you give her, but I'm guessing it won't be Muffin ;-).

trix said...
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Ed said...

Congratulations!

Do you feel like sharing with the world the age of your wife? Curious passers-by might like to know as diet and age seem to be the two things most affecting fertility...

Best wishes for a happy household.

grubinski said...

Good work!

Michael Barker said...

Peter

You really got something right this time.

Congratulations!

Aaron Blaisdell said...

Congrats on the little lipid gobbler. Get ready for the wildest ride of your life!

John said...

Congratulations Peter!

Katie said...

Beautiful! Congratulations :)

Chris said...

Wow! She is gorgeous

Congratulations! Best wishes to you, M and young D

Chris

paleoish said...

Congratulations! She's a gem. She has a big brother, right? I bet he's excited, too.

Ned Kock said...

Peter, I remember a discussion here some time ago about centenarians having high fertility. You said you were not there yet. Maybe that is changing!

Dennis said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl. All the best to you and your family.

scall0way said...

wow, what a darling picture. She's just beautiful.

LeenaS said...

Congratulations, she's lovely.

With regards,
LeenaS

Miki said...
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Miki said...

Mazel Tof

Pete B said...

Congratulations! Blessings to you and your family!! Can you type with one hand while feeding your baby or soothing her when she can't sleep?

trix said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl. What a sweet photo!

marco said...

Congratulations Peter, she's really lovely.

Marco

Anne said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Paaru said...

Congratulations!

varg said...

What a beautiful baby girl.

Congratulations!

Stan (Heretic) said...

Congratulations!

Interestingly, Dr. Kwasniewski seems to believe that the high fat diet reduces fertility so that most of the nomadic people (typically high fat) were quickly outnumbered by the farming settlers (high carb).

Ashfaq said...

Congratulations Peter!

Ashfaq said...

Stan - By reduced fertility do you mean infrequent menstrual cycles with a long reproductive age ?

mtflight said...

congratulations!

RogerE said...

Congratulations Peter! :-)

MarkD said...

Peter,

Congratulations,

The photo takes me back to when my daughters where new born. I envy you everything except the sleepless nights!

ItsTheWooo2 said...

Congrats Peter, your daughter is beautiful she looks like a little angel.

Regarding stan's comments...

Fat improves fertility. It's shown in studies that women with hypothalamic amenorrhea eat low fat diets and fertility can be improved by increasing dietary fat. Dietary fat is necessary for sex steroids to be formed and to function correctly. Dietary fat when added to carbohydrate will increase insulin thus leptin level, and leptin is central to female fertility.

Low carb eating, however, reduces fertility. It leads to a loss of body fat, a reduction of insulin, and a reduction of leptin, all of which harm female fertility. The only time low carb eating will improve female fertilty is if she has PCOS or subclinical syndrome, which is an abnormal state. In normal female physiology, a reduction in carbohydrate reduces female fertility, which only makes sense as low carbohydrate availability indicates famine. It is possible to be fertile on a low carb diet (of course) but fertility is always improved by the addition of more carbohydrate and calories.

Primal Fed said...

Congratulations. :)

Jacquie said...

What a beauty! Congratulations and all best wishes to you and your family.

Marz said...

Congratulations!! She looks like a very healthy high-fat-filled baby :D

Kurt G. Harris MD said...

Congratulations Peter! She is lovely.

Carolynn said...

Such a beautiful baby! Congratulations!!

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BigWhiskey said...

What incredible magic this is!!! All of that saturated fat transformed into such a beauty. Congrats to you and mother and child. To us all, a great Holiday Season!

Peter said...

Thank you everyone,

She is a very contented baby and when we get in to a house closer to my work, early next year, this should free up nearly two hours of what is currently drive time.

Once we have gotten unpacked and sorted and stuff segregated for re-storage and.... that is!

Best wishes to all for the Solstice, Christmas and the New Year. Days are drawing out already

Peter

bency said...

WoW! she is so beautiful and looking pretty! Congratulations Peter !! I wish that she'll has a very healthy life.
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alijazz said...

Peter,

You did well. She's a beauty. Hope you are all well and enjoying life.

Ali