Do you want to make a healthy baby and have a healthy pregnancy?
Are you interested in a holistic approach to fertility?
Do you need to optimize your fertility due to your age or health conditions?
Are you trying to conceive and experiencing challenges?
Very few women and men expect to have trouble when it comes to having a family, and coming up against obstacles can bring about epic levels of stress. Deciding what steps to take can be absolutely baffling.
The good news is that Feed Your Fertility is here to help you. Inside, fertility professionals and authors Emily Bartlett and Laura Erlich will guide you on a path to making the nutritional and lifestyle changes you need to help support healthy fertility and pregnancy. Inside you'll learn:
-How your lifestyle may be inhibiting your ability to conceive - and what to do about it
-Why popular fertility diets may be leading you down the wrong road
-What foods to eat to optimize and nourish your fertility, and how to adopt a real foods diet
-How to determine your personal health imbalances that may be interfering with your fertility
-How to use Chinese medicine to bring your body into balance and improve your odds of conception
-How to streamline your supplements and take only what you really need
-Your natural and medical treatment options for common fertility issues
-How to navigate the medical fertility world and when to seek help
Get your pregnancy on track the natural, time-tested way and enjoy your journey to motherhood with Feed Your Fertility.
"It takes a village to raise a baby, to start a family... I say it takes a village to simply start taking charge of your own body in our culture today. Food and environment can be the break, or the breakthrough. Laura Erlich and Emily Bartlett have detailed and provided the map and menu for healing and supporting a body so it is able to welcome new life and energy." - Selma Blair, actress and mother
"Down to earth and practical, Feed your Fertility delivers accessible fertility wisdom that can easily be applied to your daily life. Those who are navigating through the sometimes difficult and confusing labyrinth toward better fertility probably don't need better reproductive clinics; they need simple, sensible guidance. Feed Your Fertility provides easy to follow solutions for taking charge of your reproductive health." - Randine Lewis, L.Ac., Ph.D., author of The Infertility Cure and The Way of the Fertile Soul
|Publisher:||Fair Winds Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.65(d)|
About the Author
Emily Bartlett, LAc runs a busy Chinese medicine practice in Los Angeles, CA. When she not seeing patients or hanging at the beach with her husband and two lively kids, you can find her blogging at HolisticSquid.com about fertility, natural health, and nutrition.
Laura Erlich, LAc (FABORM) is the co-clinic director of LA Herbs and Acupuncture, in west Los Angeles, CA. In addition to her clinical practice, she teaches continuing education classes to other acupuncturists and attends births as a doula. You can find more of her writings on her blog, ABaoInTheOven.com. She is luckier than lucky to share her life with her wonderful husband, hilarious son, and beautiful step-daughter.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Causes of Infertility 8
Chapter 1 Stress, the Baby Blocker 9
Chapter 2 Toxins, Toxins Everywhere 10
Chapter 3 The Standard American Diet and Fertility-What is Going Wrong? 15
Part 2 Cultivating Fertility 29
Chapter 1 Understanding Your Cycle 30
Chapter 2 Embracing Conscious Conception 33
Chapter 3 Self-Care 34
Chapter 4 Building a Solid Support Team 41
Chapter 5 Chinese Medicine and Fertility 45
Chapter 6 Adopting a Traditional Foods Diet 57
Chapter 7 Chinese Medicine and Traditional Diets 61
Chapter 8 Feed Your Fertility: Bringing It All Together 73
Chapter 9 Vitamins and Supplements for Fertility 126
Part 3 Dealing with Obstacles-Conventional and Holistic Solutions for Common Infertility Issues 151
Chapter 1 Advanced Maternal Age-Am I Too Old to Have a Baby? 152
Chapter 2 Miscarriage 156
Chapter 3 Endometriosis, Fibroids, and Polyps 160
Chapter 4 Irregular or No Ovulation 166
Chapter 5 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 170
Chapter 6 Thyroid Issues 174
Chapter 7 Unexplained Infertility 180
Chapter 8 The Male Factor 184
Part 4 Navigating the Medical Fertility Work 188
Chapter 1 Understanding the Basic Fertility Work-Up 189
Chapter 2 Insemination-IUI and ICI 195
Chapter 3 IVF and Other Advanced Fertility Treatments 196
Chapter 4 Other Options-Sperm Donation, Egg Donation, Surrogacy, and Adoption 206
A Week of Meals 211
Glossary of Medical Terms 212
About the Authors 219
Recipe Index 220
General Index 221