The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071627108
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 04/06/2009
Edition description: List
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 330,811
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jorge Chavarro, M.D., Sc.D., earned both master's and doctoral degrees in epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he is currently a research fellow studying the role of diet and lifestyle on reproductive function.

Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H., is the Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, as well as a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is one of the leaders of the influential Nurses' Health Study, as well as the author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating.

Patrick J. Skerrett is coauthor, with Walter Willett, of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy. He is the editor of the Harvard Heart Letter.

Table of Contents

Foreword Robert L. Barbieri, v

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 Nourishing the Miracle of Conception 1

Chapter 2 Missed Conceptions 9

Chapter 3 A Diet for All Ages 31

Chapter 4 Slow Carbs, Not Low Carbs 43

Chapter 5 Balancing Fats 67

Chapter 6 Plant Protein Rules 87

Chapter 7 Take a Break, Skim 107

Chapter 8 Mighty Micros 123

Chapter 9 Drink (Water) to Your Health 139

Chapter 10 The 71/2 Percent Solution 153

Chapter 11 You've Got to Move It, Move It 193

Chapter 12 Putting It All Together 217

Chapter 13 Meal Plans and Recipes 223

Notes 257

Index 267

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The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have had ovulation problems and was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries when I was 18. I first found out about this book in a magazine article in mid-November. I purchased the book in mid-December and started putting into practice some of what the book recommends: eating less red meat, eating more beans and fish, eating whole grains, limiting trans fat and eating whole fat dairy. I didn't follow it strictly, but did incorporate what I could. Due to problems with ovulation, my doctor had prescribed me fertility drugs, but we were apprehensive to use them. Once I found about this book, I was eager to try its recommendations because they were things I could naturally control through diet and exercise. I am now seven months pregnant, we were able to get pregnant in early January - less than a month after I read the book! I am so grateful to have found this book and look forward to using its principles in hopes of future pregnancies!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 42 years old. My husband and I had been trying for 8 years. We tried many expensive medical options, and still had no luck! Once I cut back on the red meat, as the book suggested, I began to get my protein from beans and nuts, I am now 8 months along the way! I am looking for names for my baby now! Gosh, i am glowing and so happy! and just over the moon! I am now eating a healthy vegetarian diet and my doctor is happy/impressed with my body and my babies progress.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a midwife, I read "the Fertility Diet" and found the information to be helpful. However, the author discourages full-fat dairy after conception and advises switching to skim milk. This is a really bad and wrong advice as a nursing mother needs natural fats to support the growth of her baby's brain. Another book that I found it to be more accurate in its information is the Perfect 10 Diet.
MOMtoH More than 1 year ago
I like that the information in this book is based on scientific studies. It's well written and informative! I liked learning about the science behind their statements, such as why whole dairy is better for you (in limited servings) than reduced-fat dairy, etc.
onyxfox on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A total disappointment. I read this one hoping to get an edge in my fertility and it basically tells you things that EVERYONE should already know as far as diet goes. And the funny thing is that this one is too busy giving you statistics (that aren't really proven) then focusing on the diet itself. Spare yourself this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This diet worked for me twice after problems with infertility. My doctors never suggested a change in diet, even though I was not ovulating well on my own. I am so thankful I found out about this book.
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This book was very easy to read and understand. It provides a depth of knowledge and research into the study and resolution of fertility through diet and behavioral changes.
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