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It’s been a little over a year since Body Belief and there’s been one question my team gets emailed about most- “Which book should I start with?!”
While the title may seem otherwise- Yes, You Can Get Pregnant isn’t JUST for those trying to conceive. AND, while Body Belief doesn’t look like a fertility book- it has been the key to many of my clients getting pregnant.
Today I’ll talk to you about both Yes, You Can Get Pregnant and Body Belief, I explain how to know which one to read first, and I’ll answer all of your questions.
Here is the full transcript
Today, and hello Facebook. What is up guys? Hi. Hi. Hi. Hi. What happened to my throat just there? Anyway, hi, how is everyone? It’s Thursday again and here I am again. Another week, another fun topic to talk to you guys about. Let me fix my camera, Instagram. Sorry, you’re a little, it’ll be easier. Yeah, that’s better. Hi guys. Hi. Hi. Hi. So let’s say some hellos. Here comes everybody. Instagram, you rolling on, Facebook, you’re rolling on. Yeah, so I am so honored to have you guys as always. I hope you know that I’m grateful to be a part of your health journey, just your life in general. Grateful that you trust me and welcome me into your home or wherever you are. Into your devices every week. So thank you so much for that. We’re growing with new followers and fans every single day and that’s incredible. There are so many more people we can reach with this message of hope and inspiration and belief in their bodies.
I wanted to come to you guys live today and talk about something that comes up a lot for us. For me, especially, privately or in my clinic, or where people I’m working with, or new people I meet. They’re just curious about what it is I do, and they ask all the time, which one of your books is best for me to read? If I only had to read one book, which one is best? It’s a good question. It’s a really good question. I have three books, just so you know. This is the first baby, Chill Out and Get Healthy. I love this book for the younger girls, the 18 to 25 range. The ones that are either in college or just out, and are just trying to get a grip on their health, and just some smarter things that they can do now to help them age more gracefully and just stay healthy.
Then my most recent babies, this is really for the more general population. So we have, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and we have Body Belief. These are my two bestselling books. These guys sell a lot. They reach a lot of people. Not that Chill Out and Get Healthy didn’t do a great job, and she continues to sell that book. But these two sell, these two reach thousands and thousands of people every year, which is an incredible honor, and you’d be surprised. We’re about at 10,000 here, and about at 10,000 here. There’s 8 million women dealing with fertility challenges, and 20 some odd, 30 million women dealing with autoimmune conditions. So we got a lot more people to reach. So you guys need to be my advocates here and talk to everyone about these books and the importance of the information in these books.
So for you, what books are the best for you? Well, this one is obvious. If you’re on a fertility journey trying to get pregnant, trying to optimize your fertility, thinking about getting pregnant at some point, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant is your book. It is the ultimate guide to everything. On how to improve egg quality, how to balance your hormones, how to support your lifestyle for fertility, how to think to support your fertility. There’s a roadmap in there of a seven day plan, from supplements to diet to lifestyle to mantras. It’s the mind body approach to fertility, and it covers everything. I’ve read every fertility book out there and I really like my book. The book, It Starts With The Egg, is fairly similar. She wrote her book after mine, but of course, I’m going to choose mine over that, because I get into really the lifestyle and the emotional piece, which is not really discussed in many of the other books.
To me the emotional piece is huge. You guys who are on the fertility journey, you know you need more support in that department and you need, not just the supplements and not just the diet, but what else can I do to manage my stress, to heal from the trauma of this experience? What else can I do to support my mindset so I feel ready and less scared of becoming a mother? Unpacking those beliefs and understanding the best ways you can support yourself. So Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, if you are thinking about purchasing it, you could go over to, yesIcangetpregnant.com and check out the resources that I have available for you that come with this book. There is a daddy diet, there’s shopping lists, there’s meal plans, there’s so much information. It’s a one pager website.
If you go to aimeeraupp.com/yesIcan, no, that’s a lie. If you go to, yesIcangetpregnant.com, you can check out the freebies that come with this book. So I’m basically giving you the inside to the freebies before you even think about purchasing the book. It’s in paperback and in Kindle or Ebook version. Like I said, it’s the ultimate guide. I wrote this book when I was 36, 37, and I went on to get pregnant naturally and easily at the age of 40, following all of the advice that I have written in this book. So keep that in mind. I’ve helped women, thousands of women over my 15 years of clinical practice, and so much of this book really applies and helps. Then I also followed this advice and it worked for me at the age of 40 and I gave birth right before my 41st birthday.
So things that we really get into in Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, I would say my number one mission in the book is empowerment and education. So to understand that your fertility doesn’t completely fall off a cliff at the age of 35, to understand you have so much more power in optimizing your health and your fertility, and in optimizing your egg quality, balancing your hormones. There’s so many things that you are doing right now that are disruptive to your hormones. There’s so many things that you can start doing right now that would balance your hormones. So each chapter is broken up into that. So the first chapter is all about, you have the power, and I’m here to remind you that you don’t have to hand your power away. That the fertility doctor, or your gynecologist, or the Internet does not rule your fertility, nor does it know about your individual fertility.
So to understand that you have so much power here, understanding how your body works. Although I go through everything from the brain to the ovaries to the thyroid, how everything functions from a Western medical perspective. Then from a Chinese medicine perspective, which is what I’m trained, I’m trained in both, but I’m currently a Chinese medicine doctor. In Chinese medicine, we say that women should be able to conceive until the age of 49 if they live in accordance with the tao, if they live in accordance with the way to support themselves in nature and in life and in love, and in how they eat and how they move and relationships they keep. So I’d give you all the tools in there and again, from a Chinese medicine perspective, this book goes deep on that level. So it gives you insight into something that you probably don’t even know about and so many additional tools.
Then I give you what I call your fertility rejuvenation plan. So it’s all about your fertility isn’t broken, it’s not an off switch, it’s just that you might be here on the spectrum and we can slide you over this way. So I go over important things, like getting back in touch with nature. So again, living in accordance with the tao, if you want to maximize your fertility later in life, you really need to become friends with nature again. Really, I think at any point in life, but getting outside, walking barefoot in the grass, getting some sunshine, unprotected sunshine for 10 minutes every single day, detoxing from our electronics, as I’m looking at electronics all day on Thursdays, having downtime before bed, not having TVs on in the bedroom. Plants in your house. All the lifestyle tips to help bring nature back into your life, to really then get your body functioning in accordance with nature, because your body is naturally designed to conceive.
You just need to properly support it and our current society is not allowing that. So you’re going to have to make some changes. I give you all the tips on what to eat for optimal egg quality, optimal nutrition. I give you all the tips on how to steer clear of environmental toxins, which is really important as well. We’ve introduced over a hundred thousand chemicals into our environment. These chemicals are endocrine disrupting chemicals, and they’re doing a number on your hormones and on your egg quality. Then I go into mental and emotional, which again, there’s really very few fertility books out there that do this, and this is such an important piece. The biggest piece I see with a lot of women is they’re following the diet, they’re doing the supplements, and it’s still not working. Their FSH is good, their AMH is good, their thyroid is in check, still not getting pregnant.
We’ve got to work on the belief systems. I’ve made a whole practice of that. My online coaching is basically that, I’m working with women on their beliefs. Yes, I’m tweaking their diet and I’m tweaking their supplements based on their genetics and their hormones and my Chinese medicine perspectives. But my favorite part of my coaching and what I do one on one in the clinic, is the mental emotional piece. I really help you unpack your beliefs that might be limiting you from truly achieving every single thing you desire in your life. So I go through all that in the book, and then I give you a seven day plan, putting it all together. Then at the end of the book, I talk about fertility enhancing tips and ways to overcome common fertility challenges. So I get into endometriosis, I get into PCOS, I get into diabetes and thyroid issues, Hashimoto’s.
Then I also have in the back of the book, interviews with two top fertility doctors. I love that, because it just shares the western insight, and what they think about what’s going on. So, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, I think is a great starting point for anyone thinking about optimizing their fertility or has been trying to get pregnant, and really just needs more details and more support. Again, if you head over to aimeeraupp.com/yesIcan, I’m sorry, I keep doing that. If you head over to yesIcangetpregnant.com, you’re going to see some really awesome freebies that I have for you that go along with this book. It’s always basically in the top 10 bestseller books on fertility in Amazon. That’s because it’s a really solid book and it offers really solid information, and it’s got a lot of great reviews and we’re always looking for more.
So if you’ve read the book and you’ve loved it, please go and review it, because you help so many women when you do that. Your review helps so many women. Continue to tell people about this book, because it’s my heart and soul, and I still stand behind every single thing in this book and I love it. Like I said, it’s reaching thousands and thousands of women and may it continue, because it’s so empowering and so uplifting and it’s just the right dose of inspiration and hope, with tangible advice that every woman out there needs.
Okay. So then there’s this baby. So I wrote Body Belief, well, it came out last year. I wrote it about a year and a half, two years ago. This book is definitely a jump off from this book, even though this book is not necessarily about fertility. What happened, when I wrote, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, I started doing all the research. I’d been in clinical practice for 10, 12 years at that point. As you can imagine, my practice got much busier with fertility clients when I wrote a book about fertility, because all of a sudden I was on the map as this expert. I want to be really clear. I don’t think there’s such thing as fertility acupuncture or fertility Chinese medicine. When you do Chinese medicine right, and you properly diagnose your patient, and you figure out exactly what needs to be tweaked in their system, their fertility thrives as an extension.
So I don’t practice fertility acupuncture. What’s makes me a fertility expert is a level of knowledge on everything that goes into fertility, from how the human body works, to hormones, to treatment protocols, to conversing with your doctor, to supplements, to the current research. I’m always up on it, always, always, always. So as that was unfolding, the book’s already out. I’m getting more and more cases, and then I’m getting the complicated cases. I’m getting the girls that have been to more than one fertility clinic, that have had more than one miscarriage, that have tried all the diets, all the supplements, still not working. What I started to notice, and you’ll see it, I talk about it in Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, was that this underlying theory started to really come to life for me when I was writing Yes, You Can Get Pregnant.
That basically every woman who’s dealing with fertility challenges either has an undiagnosed or mismanaged autoimmune condition. Autoimmune conditions are things like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, celiac disease. Gosh, why am I blanking? That’s so funny. Psoriatic arthritis, colitis, psoriasis, eczema. There’s, I think, over 300 different autoimmune conditions that are out there. So what I started to see was that all of these women in my clinic were actually dealing with these undiagnosed or mismanaged autoimmune conditions. No one was treating that. Everyone was just looking at the little compartment below the belly button, and telling her, your AMH is this, your FSH is this, this is how many eggs are left, and these are your odds. You’re this old, so you’re basically never going to have a child. No one was looking at the whole picture, and, like Laura just said, I love that your approach is so holistic. Thank you so much Laura. Endometriosis, PCOS, Thank you Laura. What was going on with me. I totally … I’m moving and I’ve been packing all day. I have a little bit of a brain fart. Yes.
Other autoimmune conditions that are super common that I see all the time. Endometriosis, PCOS, Hashimoto’s, celiac, any GI issues, like colitis, interstitial cystitis, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid, psoriatic arthritis. So those are some. Lupus. Oh my God. This mortgage process in insane. I just got a text, do you have a second to chat? No, I don’t, actually. Thank you very much. I’m on my Facebook and Instagram live with my people and I don’t have time to chat about my mortgage, because I chat every day with you about my mortgage and every day there’s something different.
So anyway, yes. So Body Belief comes out of that, that I started to see this trend, and I start talking to more and more doctors about it, especially Dr Jeffrey Braverman. He was already into this and had seen it. I started to see, okay, what I’m doing in Yes, You Can Get Pregnant is working for these women. However, I think we need to up the game a little bit more, because I started to see, oh, I’ve got to get even stricter with certain things. So Yes You Can Get Pregnant is a gluten free, dairy free or limited dairy, soy-free, low sugar diet. Super healthy. I talk about the importance of eating foods as close to their natural state as possible, but I don’t talk about nightshades or nuts or beans or grains in that diet. It’s a very general health based diet.
What I started to see was my endometriosis girls, my polycystic girls, my Hashimoto’s girls, 100%, they have to be gluten free, dairy free, soy free. They might even have to watch lectins, which are in nuts and beans. They might not do well with nightshades. I started to see this whole subset of a population, and so I wanted to write another book. I had a relationship going with Hay House, and they weren’t really interested in a fertility book, because it’s not totally their demographic, even though, at the time it wasn’t, now it’s shifting. So they said, how about just the book on autoimmune in general, because it’s affecting so many women and women in their prime. So I said, all right, that’s perfect. Because fertility challenges are basically because of this autoimmune.
So I’m going to write this book about helping women heal their autoimmune conditions, and by doing so, I’m going to make them more fertile, if that makes sense. So a lot of my girls that are in my clinic that have endometriosis or polycystic ovaries or Hashimoto’s, I have them follow this diet, not this diet, because this diet’s a little stricter than this diet. Just what you wanted, to be more strict, but it works. It works. It works. It works. Endometriosis, this is where you need to start. But even more, what this book does, it layers right on top of this one, is there’s three pillars in there, and it’s all about reconnecting to yourself so you can renew your body beliefs and then reawaken your health. So what I say in the beginning of the book and how I feel, and you guys should know this because you’ve been following me for awhile, I can tell you what to eat.
I can tell you when to sleep. I can tell you how to move and how to meditate and all this. But unless I teach you to live in your body again and reconnect to yourself, unless I give you those tools, nothing I tell you is going to stick. So, to me, the cornerstone of radical healing, the cornerstone of achieving your health goals and your health dreams, whether it’s to lose weight, to heal an autoimmune disease, to have less brain fog, to get pregnant, to manage endometriosis, to manage PCOS, you’ve got to work on your beliefs. You’ve got to become your own fan, again or for the first time. You’ve got to begin to live in your body again, and understand how you are talking to yourself, how you are nourishing yourself or not, how you are moving through your world, so you reconnect. That is the basis of everything I teach.
So Body Belief really gets to the basis of that. Reconnect to you, which I do so in Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, just in a little bit of a different way ,and I did so in Chill Out and Get Healthy, slightly different way. So reconnect, so then you can renew your beliefs. I give you all these awesome tools on how to shift your beliefs about your body, about your life, how you function in the world. I give you a lot of research that shows you what you think up here impacts everything in your life and in your body, that your brain has everything to do with your health. Every single thing. The thoughts you think impact everything from your behavior, which impacts your health, from your thoughts that impact your behavior, that impacts your health. Every single thing. Your thoughts impact your physiology, your thoughts impact your behavior, your thoughts impact everything.
So you’ve got to work on that piece first. Then I give you the reawaken pillar, so it’s reconnect, renew, and then reawaken. Reawaken is the diet and the lifestyle plan, which is just better if you suspect you have an autoimmune condition, or if you know you have one. So it just depends on where you’re at. But, if you’re not trying to get pregnant, but you generally don’t feel well, this is your baby. If you’re trying to get pregnant, and you’ve tried everything in this book, and you’re still not getting pregnant, this is where you go next. Or you get both, and you pick and choose what’s gonna work for you. But if you’re trying to get pregnant and you know you have endometriosis, and that is what’s causing the problem, or you have premature ovarian failure, or you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, or you have Hashimoto’s, this is the book, but I still recommend both, because this book really is geared specifically at fertility, meaning the mental emotional piece.
But in Body Belief, I give you all the tools. So let’s go through and here’s the thing, with Body Belief, if you guys get this book, what you get for free with this book is the resources similar to what I have for, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant. You get a free five hour digital course with this guy. So if you go to aimeeraupp.com/bookgift, you get a free five hour digital course with your purchase of Body Belief. It comes in audio, it comes in Ebook, it comes in paperback, and it comes in hardcover. So I made this five hour digital course for you because I want to give you so much. I want to give you everything you possibly need to radically shift your health, because that’s what you freaking deserve. So if you head over to aimeeraupp.com/bookgift, and then another thing that we have for you is my quiz. Why am I blanking on the the link for that? Beth, maybe you can post it. I totally forgot.
Let me see. Oh here we go. If you go to aimeeraupp.com/healthquiz, you can also take my quiz, and then figure out what book is best for you. Plus you get some awesome freebies for me. There’s a free guided meditation I send you, some discounts on products and stuff. So if you go over, aimeeraupp.com/health quiz, take the quiz, and I’ll guide you, based on the answers to that quiz, where you need the most support. So we figured that out for you. If you go to the top of my website, aimeeraupp.com, there’s a fertility quiz there too. So if you haven’t taken the fertility quiz, I think that’s a really good place for any girl trying to conceive. But if you just want general health, go to aimeeraupp.com/healthquiz, take that quiz. But basically if you’re waking up feeling exhausted even after sleeping seven to eight hours, if you have brain fog, if you have poor skin, if you have eczema, psoriasis, allergies, sinus issues, inability to lose weight, inability to gain weight, poor digestion, body aches, hormonal imbalances.
This is where you start. Male or female, this is where you start. You take advantage of my free five hour digital course, because why wouldn’t you? Five hours? You don’t have to do it all. You’re going to own it for life. You do it whenever the hell you want. There’s yoga, there’s cooking demos, there’s lectures, there’s PDFs, there’s homework, there’s so much that’s going to help you radically shift your health. So I would take advantage of that. Then, again, if you’re trying to get pregnant, oh, but, if you know you have endometriosis, PCOS, or you’ve read the books out there, you followed a diet like this, and it still hasn’t worked, then you need to up your game. Okay, so does anyone have any questions? Let’s see. So good. Thank you. Instagram, you’re a little quiet today. Beth, My women’s hormone bible. Pregnancy or not, you need this book.
You guys are great. I bought both, and had fertility challenges. Been working extensively with naturopaths for years, and no one says I have an autoimmune condition, but it could still just mean I have one. I just can’t get to the root of why I can’t get pregnant. So this is for you, Karen. This is the book. I would follow the protocol in this book to a T. I would work on the beliefs. I would follow the diet. It’s an autoimmune paleo diet/Chinese medicine diet. But if you’ve tried and you’ve been working with a naturopath, you’re exactly the person that needs to upgrade from Yes, You Can Get Pregnant to Body Belief and follow that protocol, because chances are, yeah, it’s an underlying autoimmune condition that no one’s figured out. Then, like I said too, Karen, you get the free five hour digital course, so why not? This link doesn’t work.
Healthy quizzes. It’s just health quiz, not healthy. I think it’s just health. I think Beth put an extra y in there and accident. Try just health quiz. Yeah. Okay. Okay. So there we go. Okay. It was overlooked for six years. So Laura is in my Yes, You Can Get Pregnant community. She’s one of my Yes, You Can Get Pregnant ecourse students. She had been trying to get pregnant for many years without success, and had endometriosis that was overlooked for six years. Then now we’re on top of it and she’s going to be pregnant in a month or so. I’m going to purchase this book now. Vegetarian. Can I still follow this diet? Yes. So it is not a vegetarian diet, but I have vegetarian options on the Body Belief resources page. So head over to the resources page. I talk about it in here, I think it’s aimeeraupp.com/bodybelief, and you can get all the resources, and I give you tips and tools on how to do it as a vegetarian, okay?
Then, also take advantage of the digital course, because I think it’s great and I’m so excited you’re gonna order it. Yay! Again, for all you guys who have read the books and loved them and believe in them, please leave reviews. I can’t tell you how much it helps. It helps us reach more people, and I know my teachings have changed your lives, so I would love for us to be able to spread that to other. So thank you so much in advance for going over to wherever you purchased the book and leaving a review. Yay. All right guys, no more questions. I’m going to go and get back to packing my house because we’re moving. Okay. Love you guys. Have a great day. I won’t see you next week because I’m taking the week off because I actually move on Thursday next week. So I’ll see you in two weeks. Happy Memorial Day to all those in the States. Goodbye.
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Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & wellness expert and the author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York, she holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University. Aimee is also the founder of the Aimee Raupp Beauty line of hand-crafted, organic skincare products. She has appeared on The View, and has been featured in Glamour, Allure, Well + Good, GOOP, Shape, and Redbook, and has received endorsements from Deepak Chopra, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Arianna Huffington, and Gabby Bernstein for her work in helping thousands of women to improve their vitality, celebrate their beauty, and reconnect to the presence of their optimal health. Aimee is also an active columnist for media outlets such as Thrive Global and MindBodyGreen and is a frequent speaker at women’s health & wellness conferences across the nation. She engages her large community worldwide through her online programs and with her website, www.aimeeraupp.com.