I’ve found another book to add to my list of recommended reading related to fertility! Rebecca Fett’s It Starts With The Egg is an important read, and one I am happy to see getting such positive feedback.
Circle+Bloom is grounded in science. The development of our mind-body programs was done in collaboration with the professional medical community who have provided guidance and counsel throughout their creation. The desire to create these programs in the first place stemmed from the fact that over the past few decades the effectiveness of guided imagery / visualization, along with the negative impacts of stress on fertility, have been established by numerous research findings.
Still, it is sometimes hard to find robust research that scientifically explores infertility that crosses over into every-day knowledge and practice. That’s why it is so refreshing to read It Starts with the Egg. The book presents a reasoned and balanced review of the latest science linking environmental factors to reduced fertility and other health problems.
One of the most interesting findings in the book relate to nutrition. If you’ve read our blog you may have seen that we really believe that nutrition can have a huge impact on your fertility. It’s good to see this backed up by science, especially since current fertility advice related to nutrition is lacking. The book describes research published in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility finding that women following a Mediterranean diet before their IVF cycle had a 40% higher chance of becoming pregnant, along with some other really interesting studies related to nutrition and fertility that you may not have heard about.
That’s why Rebecca’s book is so important in my eyes. It raises awareness, in an easy-to-read, approachable way, so that more people are aware of the scientific evidence linking environmental factors to reduced fertility and health problems.
The true beauty of the book is that it compliments the thorough overview of the current scientific research with easy-to follow, practical changes you can make in your everyday life. Small, simple changes in life can have big impacts! We truly believe that here at Circle+Bloom, and Rebecca’s book brings this to light in a powerful way.
I want you all to be able to read it, so head over to our sister site YourFertilityDeals where we are currently offering a deal on the book. I would love it if after you go and read the book, you come back here and share in the comments what changes you made as a result.