Oy...there really is nothing that makes infertility sound any better...
Anyway, so back to before the tangent...all of us "reproductively challenged" out there will do just about anything to increase our chances of fertility. Awhile ago, when I finally accepted that
It's a study that was done by researchers from Harvard Medical School. They did an eight-year study involving more than 18,000 women, which is part of the Nurses' Health Study. They compiled a book which talks about 10 changes that you can make to your diet and lifestyle to improve fertility.
This is why it sounds appealing to me:
- It offers a plan that improves ovulation and fertility.
- It's NOT a fad DIET, it is a just a healthy eating style. It is good for the heart, bones, and the rest of the body.
- It can keep me be healthy throughout my life and hopefully throughout a pregnancy or two (or MORE!)
- Besides improving fertility, eating healthy has many other benefits.
- It supposed to be more than just a bunch of wives tales and "how-to's" for getting pregnant.
- I can still eat ice cream!
- I can still use other reproductive medicines and technology while making the changes (diet and exercise)
So, today I bought their book:
On the grounds that any chance to improve fertility will be beneficial. I'm starting the healthy lifestyles changes when it arrives. I need a bit of time to get rid of those Cheetos and Oreos, but, for heavens sakes...I'm not just going to throw them away!
I'll let you know how I like it.