Enhancing Fertility: A Couple's Guide to Natural Approaches
- Author: Chris D. Meletis & Liz Brown
- Published: May 2004
- Publisher: Basic Health Publications
- Number of pages: 202 pages
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This book is dedicated to the millions of couples who are trying to get pregnant without success. Rather than assuming that one is infertile, readers can try the many reliable natural remedies and resources in this book. Barring physical problems beyond one's control, readers have the power to take charge of their health and boost their chances of fertility.
The authors' goal is simple: to provide a clear guide to conception based on natural, safe, well-researched therapeutic approaches. Nutritional, environmental, botanical, and physical medicines, as well as traditional Chinese medical practices and homeopathy, all offer ways to promote fertility. Both men and women will find a wealth of helpful information on what to do-individually and together-to fully realize their fertility potential.
Even if infertility isn't a problem, and a reader is simply planning to get pregnant and wants to deliver a healthy baby, this book will help improve her chances. Anyone seeking to become a parent will benefit from this book's practical, time-tested wisdom. The healthier a woman is, the greater the likelihood the seed of life will find fertile soil and grow into a healthy baby.
Enhancing Fertility covers important topics, including:
- How to build a healthy foundation through optimal diet and nutrition.
- How to avoid environmental stressors and toxins.
- The elements of a healthy lifestyle.
- When and how to conceive.
- How to promote conception and successful pregnancy.
- The causes of female and male infertility.
- Nutritional medicine, including vitamins and minerals.
- Botanical medicine, including herbs and plant-based supplements.
- Traditional Chinese medicine, based on 5,000 years of experience.
- Homeopathy and hands-on physical medicine, including osteopathy, naturopathy, and chiropractic.
About the Author
Chris Meletis, N.D., is a naturopathic doctor, currently in practice at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he serves as dean of naturopathic medicine and chief medical officer. He lectures widely and is the author of many books including Safe Herbs, The Instant Guide to Drug-Herb Interactions, and Better Sex Naturally.
Liz Brown is a freelance health and nutrition writer based in Portland, Oregon. She earned a B.S. in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and regularly contributes articles to various magazines and newspapers. She is the coauthor of the User's Guide to Vitamins and Minerals.