Feed Your Fertility (Paperback)
Your Guide to Cultivating a Healthy Pregnancy with Chinese Medicine, Real Food, and Holistic Living
Fair Winds Press, 9781592336623, 224pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2015
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
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.
Praise For Feed Your Fertility: Your Guide to Cultivating a Healthy Pregnancy with Chinese Medicine, Real Food, and Holistic Living…
"Feed Your Fertility is a wonderful and refreshing multifaceted approach towards reproductive care. From diet to stress reduction to conventional fertility treatments and Eastern methodologies, this book is a comprehensive guide for fertility care and successful, healthy pregnancies." - Eliran Mor, M.D., California Center for Reproductive Health
"Feed Your Fertility is a must-read for anyone trying to conceive. It draws on traditional Chinese medicine brought right up-to-date, offering couples a simple but effective nutritional plan that works. I recommend it highly." - Jill Blakeway, M.S,. L.Ac, co-author, Making Babies: A Proven 3-month Program for Maximum Fertility
"Feed Your Fertility is a must read for anyone who wants to optimize their success by integrating eastern and western medicine. It is a comprehensive resource outlining a mind–body evaluation and approach to fertility." - Kelly J Baek, M.D., California Fertility Partners
"Feed your Fertility provides solid information and advice on the most fundamental strategy for increased fertility. We have developed much in the way of high technology, but the foods we eat every day are our most powerful medicine. Laura and Emily provide a path to nourishing yourself not in only body, but in mind and spirit as well." - Chris Axelrad, L.Ac, FABORM, president of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine
"Feed Your Fertility is really an invitation to pursue the best that life has to offer: the beauty of Earth's bounty, refining and cultivating your own intuition, sharing this wisdom with your loved ones, and passing along the delicious truth to your children. Food is our medicine, and thus the holistic circle ripples and expands." - Lilakoi Moon (formerly Lisa Bonet), actress and mother
"If you're caught in a quagmire of conflicting information about infertility, its causes, and treatment, you need this book. For being so accessible and easy-to-read, it's a wealth of information that addresses everything from environmental toxins, diet, and Chinese medicine to PCOS, endometriosis, and standard medical fertility treatments. Emily and Laura approach these issues with wisdom, kindness, and a firm can-do attitude that will help you conquer stress AND beat back your infertility!" - Kristen Michaelis, author of Beautiful Babies: Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Baby's First Foods
"Feed Your Fertility is a wonderful reminder of not only the mind/body connection, but the connection between ourselves and our environment and how they both affect our health and ability to conceive. The knowledge you will gather from this book will give you the power to cultivate a healthy lifestyle, body, and pregnancy." - Jill Latiano Howerton, executive producer of GMO OMG