Fertility Clinics Franklin Park IL

If you’re trying to conceive, it’s essential that both of you start with a healthy diet based on whole foods, preferably organic, that are free of chemical additives. You may also want to add these 10 proven fertility boosters to your shopping cart.

Fertility Centers of Illinois
(847) 849-1530
3703 W. Lake Avenue, Suite 103
Glenview, IL
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Friberg Medical Associates
(847) 835-3388
385 Park Avenue
Glencoe, IL
Services and Treatments Available
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
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Mitchell V Kaminski, MD
6948 N Lexington Ln
Niles, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1967

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Albert Edward Bothe Jr, MD
(773) 834-1183
Lincolnwood, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971

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Samuel N Grief, MD
(312) 413-4155
1919 W Taylor St M/C 663
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Family Practice, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Illinois At Chic, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Family Practice Ctr Univ Of Il At Chicago M/C 663

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Reproductive Medicine Institute (RMI)
(847) 869-7777
233 East Erie Street - Suite 307
Chicago, IL
Services and Treatments Available
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Mary Bess Kohrs, MD
(708) 927-8958
1838 N 77th Ct
Elmwood Park, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1987

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Elizabeth Lemes, ND, CNC, CNHP
(630) 253-8111
2200 S. Main St., Suite 105
Lombard, IL
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Mario Rosas, MD
(773) 522-2620
2619 S Lawndale Ave
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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Mitchell V Kaminski Jr, MD
850 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1967

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The Fertility Diet

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By Lisa Turner

It doesn’t seem all that tricky. But in the US, baby making has turned into one of the most earnest endeavors of the 21st century. More than 6 million women of childbearing age have trouble getting pregnant, and infertility affects an estimated one in 10 couples.

What’s the problem? A number of factors come into play. Environmental pesticides and hormones in food can wreak havoc on hormone production. Modern lifestyle factors—a rushed schedule and chronic stress—can make conceiving difficult. And restrictive diets lacking in key nutrients (and calories) play a part. “In an evolutionary sense, we’re programmed not to have babies in times of famine,” says Jill Blakeway, LAc, author of Making Babies ((Little, Brown, and Company, 2008). “These days, [some] women fake famine with strict dieting. If you don’t have enough nutrients of your own, how can you expect to grow another human being?”

And guys aren’t necessarily off the hook: Dietary factors play a huge role in the viability of sperm, including their number, morphology (shape and size), and motility (their ability to propel themselves through the uterus and fallopian tube to penetrate the egg).

If you’re trying to conceive, it’s essential that both of you start with a healthy diet based on whole foods, preferably organic, that are free of chemical additives. You may also want to add these 10 proven fertility boosters to your shopping cart.

1. Lentils
are loaded with iron, which Harvard researchers found reduces ovulation problems in women and enhances fertility. Plant sources of iron appear to work even better than animal sources, says Jorge Chavarro, MD, lead author of the study, and can be as effective as iron supplements. Other good sources of this nutrient: spinach, beans, clams, beets, oysters, and soybeans.
On your plate: Cook red lentils with coconut milk and Indian spices. Combine cooked French lentils with crumbled goat feta and minced mint leaves.

2. Olives
have healthy fats, critical for manufacturing hormones and maintaining the reproductive health of both men and women, says Jeremy Groll, MD, author of Fertility Foods (Simon and Schuster, 2007). Other healthy fats include olive oil, canola oil, avocados, wild-caught salmon, and nuts. Meanwhile, minimize saturated fats and steer clear of trans fats, which significantly decrease fertility, though the reasons aren’t yet clear.
On your plate: Puree black olives, garlic, capers, and olive oil for a savory tapenade. Add chopped black olives and diced tomatoes to braised greens.

3.
Almonds, like olives, are chock-full of healthy oils; they’re an especially good source of monounsaturated fats, which appear to increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant, says Chavarro. Ayurvedic medicine recognizes the energetics as well as the nutrients of foods, so almonds strengthen the reproductive system and boost fertility by a sort of “law of similars”—they’re the seed of the plant, and life sprin...

Author: Lisa Turner

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