What to Eat When You Want to Get Pregnant: A Science-Based 4-week Program to Boost Your Fertility with Nutrition (Paperback)
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Making a healthy baby begins with healthy ingredients.
Dr. Nicole Avena—nutrition expert and author of What to Eat When You’re Pregnant—presents the preface to that guide, new revolutionary research on how nutrition impacts the ability to conceive and offers a 4-week plan to get readers on the path to parenthood.
In this comprehensive guide, diet and nutrition expert and research neuroscientist Dr. Nicole Avena offers revolutionary science-based advice for women and men who are either thinking about having a baby, already trying, or dealing with fertility issues. Dr. Avena pares down the research so that you can apply the new science to your real life, including valuable information such as:
*What nutrients are specifically tied to fertility and pregnancy, how much of each you need, why you need it, and which food sources are best
*Which plant-based protein sources promote pregnancy without disrupting hormone levels
*Why men’s fertility is just as important as women’s, and which foods can increase sperm motility and health
*How to add pregnancy-friendly fats to your diet
*The truth about the link between body weight and fertility
…and much more, including a 4-week plan to get you started on the path to parenthood, along with practical advice and 40 delicious, simple recipes to create the best.
About the Author
Dr. Nicole Avena, PhD, is a research neuroscientist, author, and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet, and addiction. She received a PhD in neuroscience and psychology from Princeton University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at The Rockefeller University in New York City. Her research has been featured in Shape, Men's Health, Glamour, Details, Women's Health, Prevention, National Geographic, Time Magazine for Kids, and many others and she regularly appears on television, including The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, the Hallmark Channel, and Good Day NY. She makes public speaking appearances throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Avena has written extensively on topics related to food, addiction, obesity, and eating disorders, and she writes the Food Junkie blog for Psychology Today and also blogs