By prescribing a diet that improves insulin resistance and helps to maintain positive insulin levels, couples can more than double rates of spontaneous ovulation and significantly increase the uterine environment to aid successful implementation. Dr. Groll also introduces new research related to the crucial role of weight management for women hoping to become pregnant and addresses the strategies needed to hit the target weight that will improve the chances for successful conception and delivery. Dr. Groll includes information on the foods that help to increase sperm count and the nutritional deficiencies that may negatively impact sperm count. His program can be used as an alternative to other fertility treatments or as an adjunct to fertility treatments in an effort to increase their effectiveness. The core of Dr. Groll's program is diet. He has created a diet plan that calculates the specific amounts of protein and carbohydrates each woman needs to ensure that her insulin levels are most conducive for ovulation and, therefore, fertility. This diet is based on balancing protein and complex carbohydrate intake, which causes the lowest amount of insulin secretion.
Fertility Foods provides tools to simplify this diet, including nutritional charts, food suggestions and meal worksheets. The authors also cover the nutrition needs during the crucial first trimester and provide tricks and tips for battling cravings during pregnancy. Along with the proper nutrition, the Fertility Foods plan incorporates a specific exercise program that has been shown to improve insulin metabolism.
The final piece of the plan involves the emotional support and strength that all infertile couples need to draw on during their quest to become parents. Written with a warm, experienced voice, Fertility Foods will be a comforting, helpful tool for every couple trying to improve their chances of having a child.