Seed cycling is a natural powerful tool that can be used at any stage of a woman’s life. If you’re at the beginning of your reproductive years, dealing with irregularities or PMS, coming off birth control, treating cysts or breast tenderness, supporting your regular cycle, in perimenopause, menopause, or postmenopause, this practice is safe and effective.
For menstruating women, here’s how it works for a typical 28 day cycle:
* If your cycle is longer or shorter, simply count day 1 as the first day of your period.
Day 1-14 – This is called the follicular phase. We need more estrogen during this time in order to build up the uterine lining (the endometrium). Ground flaxseeds and Pumpkin seeds help boost estrogen levels - 1 Tablespoon of each.
You can further support this with Cod Liver or Krill Oil.
Day 15-28 – This is called the luteal phase. Progesterone helps thicken the uterine lining to help prepare it for implantation. Ground sesame and sunflowers seeds help naturally stimulate more progesterone production - 1 Tablespoon of each.
You can further support this with Primrose Oil.
If you are no longer menstruating for any reason you can simply follow the cycle of the moon. Day 1 counts as the new moon and Day 14 as the full moon.
1 Tablespoon ground Flaxseed / Per day
1 Tablespoon ground Pumpkin Seeds / Per Day
1 Teaspoon Cod Liver or Krill Oil / Per Day
1 Tablespoon ground Sesame Seeds / Per Day
1 Tablespoon ground Sunflower Seeds / Per Day
4 Caps of Primrose Oil / Per Day
You can take these seeds and oils straight or blend them into smoothies and more recipes to come! If you have allergies or sensitivities to a particular seed you can double up on one and omit the other if necessary.
Tip: Pre-grind some seeds in a coffee grinder and keep them in a ziplock bag in the freezer to help make it easier.
My doctor suggested I try this for at least 3 months to allow the process to fully integrate in my system.
As always, check with your doctor before you decide to make any changes to your personal care program.
For further reading you can click here to learn more about this process.
Wishing you health and peace,