PIECE OF MIND

Seed Cycling - What is it and how do I do it?

women's wellness Nov 11, 2021
 
Want an easy way to nourish your body, support a healthy cycle, help balance hormones all without all the plastic bottles of supplements?⁠ ⁠
 
Don't get me wrong. Supplementing your diet with vitamins and minerals is a key way to be sure you are taking in what you need to have a healthy, balanced body.
 
But all of the plastic packaging that goes along with the supplement industry just didn't sit well with me.⁠ ⁠
 
So when I introduced seed cycling into my nutrition, it made more sense since it also was in alignment with my environmental values, too - one of which is to reduce the amount of plastic I use.⁠ ⁠
 
Ok. Let's cut to the good stuff - Seed cycling!⁠ ⁠
It's so easy to implement. ⁠
 
Ingredients:
1 cup Flax Seed
1 cup Pumpkin Seed
1 cup Sesame Seed
1 cup Sunflower Seed
  • 🌱 In a blender, grind up flax seed and pumpkin seed in equal parts and store in a jar together.⁠ (I usually do 1 cup of each)
  • 🌱 Do the same with sesame and sunflower seeds.⁠
  • 🌱 Store the jars in the fridge.⁠ ⁠

(Told you it was easy)

 
🥄 1st half of your cycle (menstruation, follicular & ovulatory phases aka the first 2 weeks of your cycle), you take 1 tablespoon each of Flax seed and Pumpkin Seed⁠ (or 2 Tbs of your flax/pumpkin mix)
🥄 2nd Half of your cycle (Luteal Phase aka the last 2 weeks of your cycle), you take 1 tablespoon each of Sesame Seeds & Sunflower Seeds⁠ ⁠(or 2 Tbs of your sesame/sunflower seed mix)
 
So...What's it good for?⁠
 
🌱 Flax Seeds - contains a type of phytoestrogen called lignans, which support healthy production of estrogen needed to build the endometrial lining. It also protects against building up too much estrogen.⁠
🌱 Pumpkin seeds - boost iron and zinc, which are critical for overall hormone health. ⁠
🌱 Both flax and pumpkin are high in Omega 3, which support hormonal balance and *BONUS* might even help reduce cramping during menstruation!⁠
🌱 Sesame and sunflower seeds - both have vitamin e and zinc. This promotes progesterone production which is key for the luteal phase. The lignans in sesame seeds help to balance estrogen and ensure it is not too high in relation to progesterone.⁠ ⁠
 
Try it out.
What's the worst thing that happens? You add more nutrients to your diet? ⁠
What's the best outcome? You support yourself in balancing your hormones so that you can be that much more in alignment with your true nature. ⁠ ⁠
 
Let me know if any of you do this already. I'd love to hear from my fellow seed cyclers⁠.

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