The IVF Diet
More and more couples are turning to IVF each year to help them conceive, and yet there are still many questions to be answered. “What makes IVF successful?” and “what else can we do to support our treatment?” are two of the most important queries couples can have, and here, Zita West offers some food-based solutions.
Packed with recipes that support fertility, as well as fertility-focussed nutrition and lifestyle advice, the book also looks at the important roles that the right psychological and emotional support and a positive mind-set can play in helping couples to conceive.
It takes about three months for eggs and sperm to develop properly and ensuring that they develop under optimum conditions improves the quality of the eggs, the sperm and, subsequently, the embryos. Healthy eggs and sperm equate to healthy embryos.
One of the greatest obstacles to successful implantation of the embryos and the reason why IVF fails in some women is an inflammatory environment, which can be caused by autoimmune and other pro-inflammatory conditions of the immune system. If there is inflammation in the body, it could damage embryos and prevent successful implantation. The recipes in this book have all been created to help fight inflammation.
- Includes 60 delicious recipes
- Nutritional tips and advice
- How to prepare for IVF through a holistic approach
- Q&A section of common questions