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05 Feb

Hello again.

It’s important to let you know that we’ve switched email providers and you have been dropped from our list if you didn’t opt in to our new service here.  Cindy decided that we really needed a different kind of capability from our emailing service, so we've replaced  Topica with Mail Chimp.

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[And if you choose not to re-up, I’ll just wish you a fond good bye, with thanks for the time we spent together!  I don’t know about you, but it’s been swell on this end.]

And speaking of swell, there’s a spectacular new book on fertility and women’s wellness that’s being released today.  
It’s called Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child and it’s by none other than that rock star integrative medicine physician, Victoria Maizes MD. 

Victoria, you may recall, is the doc who built the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine into the juggernaut that it is today.  To date, the fellowship program has produced over 1,000 integrative physicians from all over the US and the world.  

After three years of meeting in Arizona and in-depth training via distance learning, these newly minted pioneers then go back to where they live and work and transform medical care there.  This was Andy Weil’s original dream and it’s Victoria who executed the vision and then grew it like gangbusters.  

But I digress.  Back to the book, which I feel is a Must Read if you’re a woman or if you know one.

Full disclosure:  Victoria is my good friend. I’m crazy about her. But I wouldn’t be raving about this book if I didn’t find it rave-worthy.  

Be Fruitful is a thorough guide to fertility.  It encompasses all aspects of female well-being, to help women prepare their bodies for easy conception, pregnancy, and the delivery of healthy babies…. even taking into account all the difficulties imposed by the increase in environmental toxins, processed foods, and stress, as well as the advanced ages at which couples try to start their families.  

And because this book is coming from a practicing women’s health physician, this is a very hands on book - warm, grounded, easy to read – kind of like chatting with a super smart, caring, totally approachable physician. 

Be Fruitful, gives you a comprehensive self-assessment to help identify any potential physical, emotional or practical roadblocks that could mess with conception, and it’s got state of the art dietary, supplemental, and exercise recommendations. 

Victoria is up on all the research on what can produce optimal fertility.  She shows details how nutrition, mind-body practices, elimination of environmental toxins, and traditional Chinese medicine can all contribute to a successful pregnancy.

So do check out this terrific resource. It’s going to be everywhere.

All best,

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award