Friday, April 26, 2013

Review: Be Fruitful by Victoria Maizes, M.D.

Title: Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child
Author: Victoria Maizes, M.D.
Format: Ebook
Publisher: Scribner
Publish Date: February 5, 2013
Source: I received a copy from the PR; however, this did not affect my review.

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You're a non-fiction fan.
  • You're into medical science.
 What's the Story?:

Synopsis: "Be Fruitful takes an integrative medicine approach to maximizing health and increasing fertility.  Foreword is written by leading integrative medicine practitioner Andrew Weil, M.D.  Be Fruitful combines conventional medical and scientific knowledge with the benefits of alternative approaches. This is a must read guide for anyone looking to start a family, now or years down the road, that outlines how the foods we eat, the toxins we ingest, and the overall lifestyle we lead has an effect on fertility and the health of our unborn children."

My Two Cents:

If you know me at all, you know that I'm a planner. And while sometimes this is too my detriment (there is such thing as over-planning, y'all), I figure when it comes to matters of health, planning is definitely a good thing. I think in long term most of the time so while I'm not necessarily ready to have a child in the near future, I figure it's never too early to start thinking about things. I appreciated that this book spoke about both traditional medical approaches as well as more natural approaches. This definitely appealed to me.

The book was easy to follow along and was fairly well organized. I was especially interested in some of the natural medicine sections as these are much less familiar to me. This book definitely broadened my perspective a little bit.

Maizes gives a lot of different examples of various women and their course of treatment in order for them to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy. For women who are actively trying to conceive, this book would be a good pick. There are a lot of different options and ideas that an individual can pursue that are discussed in this book

On the other hand, medical advice really should be geared to an individual person. Just because something happened to work for you, it doesn't mean that it is going to automatically work for someone else. I think that it would have been good for Maizes to discuss this a little bit more in this book.

1 comment:

  1. Ok, this book I do not need, if my husband looked at me sideways I was My kiddies have almost left the nest..all have graduated from high school and are in college. Now grandbabies..I am looking forward too!


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