Synopses & Reviews
The Fertility Diet reveals startling new research from the landmark Nurses' Health Study, which shows that the food you eat can boost your fertility. The book prescribes ten simple changes in diet and activity that can increase your chances of getting pregnant.These changes include:
- Cutting back on red meat and trans fats
- Getting protein and iron from veggies and nuts
- Choosing whole-fat milk and even ice cream
- Drinking coffee, tea, and alcohol in moderation
- Losing weight (if needed) and exercising
The Nurses' Health Study exhaustively examined the effects of diet and other lifestyle changes on fertility among nearly 20,000 female nurses. Two of the study's lead researchers translate its groundbreaking findings into changes you can put into practice today, setting the stage for a healthy pregnancy and forming the foundation for an eating strategy that will serve you well for the rest of your life. The Fertility Diet also offers a week's worth of meal plans and delicious recipes that will make following the guildelines easy and tasty.
New research from the world-famousNurses Health Study reveals what womeneat can improve their fertility
Two of the researchers of the highly respected NursesHealth Study distill the wisdom of this groundbreakingresearch into 10 easy-to-follow principles. The bookshows you how to choose the best fats, carbs, andproteins, cut back on coffee and alcohol, and, best of all, enjoy your favorite foods like ice creamall to boostovulation and increase the odds of getting pregnant.
About the Author
Jorge Chavarro, M.D.
earned both Masters 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. He has won awards from the International Agency for Research in Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research and has been featured in national print media including the New York Times.
Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H., is Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and Chairman of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. A world-renowned nutritional researcher, he is one of the leaders of the famous Nurses' Health Study (The Nurses' Health Study, established in 1976 by Dr. Frank Speizer and the Nurses' Health Study II, established in 1989 by Dr. Walter Willett, are among the largest prospective investigations into the risk factors for major chronic diseases in women) and Health Professionals Follow-up Study.
Patrick J. Skerrett is co-author, with Walter Willett, of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy. He has also written books on prostate disease and alternative energy, as well as articles on science, technology, and medicine for Science, Popular Science, Technology Review, and other magazines. Mr. Skerrett is the editor of the Harvard Heart Letter.