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.
Joining the ranks with pregnancy experts such as Heidi Murkoff, Dr. Avena is back and here to help. Making a healthy baby begins with healthy ingredients. Learn how to hack your diet to increase fertility--getting your body into the best baby-making shape--in only four weeks!
The latest research reveals that by optimizing nutrition, you can boost your chances of conceiving and having a safe, healthy pregnancy and baby. But with so much information out there, how can you make sure you're getting the nutrients you need to maximize fertility and avoiding the seemingly healthy foods that could be interfering with fertility? 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. A psychologist and mother herself, Dr. Avena also offers practical advice, as well as 40 delicious, simple recipes that you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle to create the best environment for your baby-to-be--one that will positively impact the whole family, all while feeling better than you've ever felt.
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 for Huffington Post. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and visit her Website at DrNicoleAvena.com.