are a couple dealing with infertility, almost everyone
is trying to sell you something. All the way from ART (assisted
reproductive therapy) to IUI or IVF to a whole array
of books, videos, and seminars.
can add the book “The Fertility Diet” by Jorge Chavarro,
Walter C. Willett, and Patrick J. Skerrett to the same
pile of junk.
Before I tell you if this book is worth reading, please
remember one thing.
Eating right and staying healthy are smart things to
do whether you are
trying to get pregnant or not. Secondly, while you
will see drug addicts, smokers, sick people, and all
kinds of (what you might think) undeserving women
getting pregnant, it is a fact that a healthy couple
is not only more likely to get pregnant (Related:
Pregnancy for obese women) but also have a healthy
Having said that, there is no evidence that following a
diet can actually help you
get pregnant if you are having
problems conceiving. The book points out that having
normal BMI and taking
supplements like folic acid help, but we have all
known it for a long time now. The other important point
in the book is related to a
healthy heart. No argument there either. Who can
dispute the advantage of having a healthy heart?
Unfortunately the book also tends to give credibility to
myths like eating whole fat dairy products may be good
for raising fertility. If that were true, women in the
Orient would not be having babies but we all know how
China has a population crisis.
In other words, a book not worth buying, if you are