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. 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:
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
"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 mindâ??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
Emily Bartlett, L.Ac. runs a busy Chinese medicine practice in Los Angeles, CA where she specializes in women's health. 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. She is also co-founder of RealPlans.com, a customizable online meal planner that helps thousands of families consistently enjoy healthy, home-cooked meals.
Laura Erlich, LAc (FABORM) is the owner and clinic director of Mother Nurture Wellness, a practice dedicated to supporting women with acupuncture, herbal medicine and holistic healthcare, with locations in West Los Angeles and Silver Lake, CA. In addition to her clinical practice, Laura teaches continuing education classes to other acupuncturists and attends births as a doula. You can find more of her writings on her blog at mothernurturela.com. and she is available for phone and Skype consultations. She is luckier than lucky to share her life with her wonderful husband, amazing son, and beautiful step-daughter.