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The Infertility Diet: Get Pregnant and Prevent Miscarriage, by Fern Reiss

The Infertility Diet: Get Pregnant and Prevent Miscarriage

by Fern Reiss

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Format: Paperback, 288pp. 
ISBN: 1893290395
Pub. Date: April 1999

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Editorial Reviews

Harvard Magazine, March-April 1999 
"Peanut Butter and Jelly Press of Newton, Massachusetts, has just published The Infertility Diet: Get Pregnant and Prevent Miscarriage by Fern Reiss [Harvard University, class of 1985]. The guide is the first of its kind and has received praise from experts on fertility."

Dr. Christopher O'Donnell, cardiologist, Harvard Medical School 
"The dietary strategies and lifestyle modifications in this book may contribute to substantial benefits in preventing hypertension and heart diseases which are leading causes of death in both men and women."

Dr. Martin Keltz, Director of Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, Columbia University St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY 
"A compelling review of the numerous links found between diet and reproductive function. I'm going to recommend this book."

Dr. Alan Penzias, Harvard Medical School and Boston IVF 
"Cancer and heart disease have been altered by diet, so why not infertility? If you're having problems getting pregnant, Fern Reiss's Infertility Diet is a great place to begin."

Book Description 

Eat your way to pregnancy! The Infertility Diet is a nutritional approach to fertility enhancement and miscarriage prevention. Endorsed by infertility doctors across the country, this book is based on over 500 medical studies linking fertility and nutrition, and is a groundbreaker in the field. The essential diet for anyone trying to have a baby. A caring gift for all potential parents.

The Infertility Diet: Get Pregnant and Prevent Miscarriage supplies specific nutritional advice for couples with problems including sperm count, motility, morphology and clumping; miscarriage; candida albicans; cervical fluid; endometriosis; estrogen/progesterone balance; hypothyroidism; luteal phase defects; ovulation; PCO; elevated prolactin levels; and prostaglandin. Learn what foods to eat--and what foods to avoid--to get pregnant and carry your baby to term.

About the Author 

Fern Reiss is a widely-published author. She studied nutrition and cooking at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, and the Kushi Institute for Macrobiotic Studies in Massachusetts. She is a member of the Culinary Federation of America. She lives with her husband and two children in Boston.

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From Library Journal

This unique natural healing "recipe" book describes the way food affects a couple's ability to get pregnant and stay pregnant. Reiss, who studied cooking and nutrition at the Culinary Institute of America and the Kushi Institute for Macrobiotic Studies, combines her educational background with medical research to conclude that a balanced diet of whole foods rich in vegetables, fruits, and grains may improve one's fertility. Claiming personal success, she discusses general good eating habits and the physiological basics of timing. Reiss has organized her book by fertility problem and its nutritional remedy (for example, eating yams may correct a short luteal phase defect). Food groups rather than vitamin dosages are emphasized (and vitamin pill supplements discouraged), which leads to vague recommendations of the amount of food to be consumed. Half of the book consists of recipes that seem simple to follow but, unfortunately, exclude nutrition facts. Although there are many holistic books dealing with infertility, this seems to be the only one that discusses food and fertility exclusively. For larger collections.--Lisa A. Errico-Cox, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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