Feed Your Fertility: Your Guide to Cultivating a Healthy Pregnancy with Chinese Medicine, Real Food, and Holistic Living

Feed Your Fertility: Your Guide to Cultivating a Healthy Pregnancy with Chinese Medicine, Real Food, and Holistic Living

by Emily Bartlett, Laura Erlich

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ISBN-13: 9781627882859
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,044,621
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Emily Bartlett is the founder of an acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, specializing in integrative fertility medicine, in Los Angeles, CA. She also runs the popular blog Holistic Squid, where she writes about fertility, natural health, and nutrition. Visit her at www.emilybartlettacupuncture.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

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

Conclusion 210

Appendix 211

A Week of Meals 211

Glossary of Medical Terms 212

References 213

Acknowledgments 218

About the Authors 219

Recipe Index 220

General Index 221

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