Women's Moon Wisdom Podcast Intro (00:01):
Stories, teachings and guidance. Welcome to the Women's Moon Wisdom podcast with your host, Rebecca Rankin.
Rebecca Rankin (00:18):
Welcome back to the Women's Moon Wisdom podcast. I'm so stoked for today cuz today we have a very special guest with us. Um, I, it's so serendipitous that this all happened. I was literally like working through my content planner and was like I should share about seed cycling with our community. And no joke, that same day I got connected with our guest Julia Kormanski-Miller and she owns the seed cycling company, Manskis. Welcome, welcome Julia.
Julia Kormanski-Miller (00:55):
Thank you so much for having me here. I'm super excited.
Rebecca Rankin (00:59):
Yeah, it's so great to have you. I love getting experts on the show to just share knowledge and share their passion. So tell us a little bit about yourself, Julia, and why you chose to start a seed cycling company.
Julia Kormanski-Miller (01:12):
Amazing. So a little bit about myself. So I'm Julia, I own Manskis Wellness. And a little about myself, I'm a nutritionist and also an integrated nutrition health coach - not currently pursuing the coaching practice right now. But how it all start with seed cycling is experience with me, I'll start when I was 15, so it's when I got on a birth control pill and at the time I was dealing with awful acne and really awful period cramps. And so with that I went to the gynecologist, went to the dermatologist and the solution that they all told me was to get on the pill. So, you know, I took that advice and I got on it. It helped me drastically, so I'm not gonna say birth control doesn't do anything for your skin because it does, but it's just because it suppresses your hormones. And I didn't find that out until I went to school for nutrition at Penn State. I always loved nutrition, had a huge passion for it, so I pursued that, but I didn't learn it there. But during that timeframe I loved holistic health, so I was like working in juice bars and things like that. And um, I remember people who worked there told me, 'Oh, do you know this about birth control?' And this was like in 2017. I was like, 'what?!' Like if I'm eating healthy and I'm trying to have a healthy lifestyle, like I'm surprised I wasn't told this. Um, just the awareness concept and um, so it shocked me and took me a while cause I was in college, I was like, I don't know if thing off birth control is really the smartest thing right now.
But two years later, the summer before my senior year of college I got off. Um, I did it cold turkey - I didn't really prep myself. So as you probably figure, um, if you guys are familiar with, when you come off birth control that way - not for everyone - but typically some women can have a huge hard, um, difficult time coming off and getting their cycles back, having, you know, like non-existent symptoms I guess guess when they do get their period back. So you'll PMs, that's gonna be very difficult to do when coming off of birth control because your hormones have been suppressed for so long that it can be first difficult to make sure you wake them up after birth control and it can be really difficult also to have a happy and painless and just comfortable period overall cycles. So I didn't get a period for a year basically. And then the next year that's when I got my period back. I had all of these symptoms, so everything, hormonal acne, irritability, irregular cycles, which I never had before.
Um, so I never had that before I got on the pill, which was crazy. So this new thing that I never really knew would ever happened to me. Um, and so basically, uh, this was when I was working at a school district as a nutritionist and so there's a lot of stress that I was under. It was like my first job. Um, then along with that I was doing integrated nutrition health coaching. So I also was doing that at the time too. So battling two things and then that's when um, I was like, okay, like I need to figure out like what's wrong with myself. I can't really help people, pour into these people's lives, if I can't help myself because I was like skipping work once a month. Um, and it just became really difficult to do my daily tasks. And so that's when I looked into what you guys probably think, I was researching things nutritionally that I could add in and that's actually when I came across seed cycling.
And it wasn't something that I was like, okay, this is gonna, it's not a cure and I will never say that, but it is something that's such a great tool. That's how I like to explain it to accelerate progress along with what the other things I was doing, like trying to reduce stress, trying to help um, you know, get my daily movement in eat already balanced diet, all of that. And so I was like, okay, I'm gonna add this in because, it's food as medicine, it's seeds. Like, it's not like it's gonna do anything awful to my health unless I have like an allergy that I don't know about. Um, so I did seed cycling and um, it was something that I, I got so much benefit out of it, I really loved it and I continued to do it.
But there was such a barrier when it came to consistency because you have to get all the seeds. It's, it's a foreign concept at first so it can take women a little bit to even do it because it's an education barrier that we didn't learn. So it's not our fault cause we weren't learned it, but it basically goes off of the four different phases. So your period, follicular phase, ovulatory, luteal phase, which we'll get into later. Um, but basically you just shift these different types of nutrients through seeds at different times of your cycle to help support, uh, the different hormonal fluctuations. So it took me a while to finally do, but when I did it, like I said, it helped regulate my cycle, really helped me connect with my cycle more and understand like everything that I was experiencing helped me with mood swings. Um, and also I used to deal with period breakouts every month too and it really helped me with that.
Um, but other thing I did was so kind of beginning as a transition to a business, um, is I started to do it with my clients because I loved it for myself. I was like, okay, a lot of my clients are dealing with the same thing. If I ever wanna turn this into a food based company, which something to tie along with this is I always wanted to have a juice bar. Like I worked a juice bar, so it probably all connects, but I always wanted to have something food based, like using food as medicine, being able to um, have like a holistic food company. So I love coaching too, but I always knew I wanted to do something. I actually wanted to do them both together, but it wasn't until I did it, I was like, okay, you cannot do two things at once. Like it's just you had to put all in on one.Um, you really do. But so that was a, that was something that happened later on.
But um, along the journey I did, I bought bulk bags, like just these white bags stickers. I think I still have them if you scroll on my Instagram. But that was when I started kind of posting about it on Instagram to bring some awareness to what seed cycling is, how to do it. Um, I did it with some clients and tried to get their feedback and what their obstacle was because I wasn't gonna recommend it to my clients because it was already something really hard for them to do when they heard about it, it's like, okay, if I supply them with the actual bundle, like every month I know they'll do it. Um, and they did. I did farmer's markets too, so it was kind of when I started merging it, it was a January timeframe when I did a farmer's market locally in Southern California.
So I started to do that, get feedback, um, see what, where there was still a barrier amongst the bags, um, and just kind of fit, like finalize it and bring it into a official packaging, which I just launched on like August 30th. Um, so it's a cute little box now and it's two different bags. So that's like how it all came into one. Like I said, all wanted a food-based company, I always wanna be able to help educate women on how to eat for their hormones so they can just live their lives the fullest because these hormonal symptoms are something that um, they don't have to exist. It, you know, it really is comes down, it really does come down to nutrition lifestyle and seed cycling just helps fill that gap, um, amongst industry. So that's a little bit how I got started with it.
Rebecca Rankin (07:48):
Love it. Thanks so much for, for sharing that Julia. And I think you brought, uh, many great points. I wanna circle back to just your experience with the pill at a young age, right? This is kind of this go-to thing that we hear a lot of from healthcare providers is when symptoms occur and it's not anyone to blame, but it's by default like the pill is offered, right? Cause it does, it suppresses your hormone, so yeah, those, those symptoms go away, yet the the cause of those symptoms don't, right? So then when you come off birth control, then you're navigating, 'oh wait, like that suppressed my cycle, I actually wasn't having a cycle the whole time.' And now you know, like you said, you have to encourage your hormones to find balance. So then looking at the holistic lens of like, what can I do in my life to like live in harmony with my cycle, right?
Like what can I do food-wise, nutrition-wise, you know, movemen - all these aspects and make it a holistic approach to make it more of a lifestyle shift. And, and that's why I personally love seed cycling. So that's why I'm stoked to have you on Julia. I have, all my clients, I share it with them as well because it is just a beautiful, supportive, uh, tool. Like you said, it's not like a cure. It's not gonna cure it, but it's going to help support hormonal balance, right? It's gonna support that lifestyle. And and you mentioned it too, is really looking at, you're looking at your whole cycle, not just like the week of your period. And I think a lot of us, probably the majority of us women, were taught just about our period and that was it. And it was like one week, poof and rest of the month go as is, as normal. But that one week it's like no, actually your whole cycle comes into play. And when you see cycle, you really see that.
Let's back up a second and dive into like what is seed cycling? If any of my listeners have gotten this far into the episode, they're like, Wait, tell us what seed cycling is. Please inform us Julia
Julia Kormanski-Miller (09:44):
. Amazing. So seed cycling is basically a nutritional remedy. So a food is medicine concept that uses food as medicine by utilizing certain nutrients through these really nutrient dense seeds at different times in your cycle. So basically with seed cycling, how you do it is, like I said, you have four different phases period, folicular phase, ovulatory phase, and lauteal phase. So with with, with all of this happening, a lot of women kind of connect the dots to a lot of different hormone shifts happening. A lot of fluctuations. If you ever look up a diagram of your cycle, um, there's like a huge shift of like estrogen in your first half and then progesterone goes up on your second half. And so because of all these, this is usually when PMS symptoms kind of occur, especially when there's like an imbalance of the two, which a lot of women can experience excess estrogen um, in the second half of their cycle.So which, and that's typically tied to PMs symptoms.
So basically in the first half, day one to 14 is when you use flax and pumpkin seeds. And then the second half of your cycle when progesterones that main dominant hormone is when you consume the sesame and sunflower seeds. So it's like you're taking one blend from period to ovulation, gearing your body up to release said egg, um, at ovulation. And then after ovulation occurs, um, that's when you're starting to produce progesterone. So you wanna make sure you're supporting that hormone. Um, and that's a super important hormone for your luteal phase, which is PMS zone. So like one in two weeks before your period. And that's really helpful because progesterone helps with irritability, it helps reduce anxiety, helps with sleep, all of that. So wanna make sure that hormone's the most dominant hormone. All you do is consume two tablespoons every single day of the correct seed cycle blend.
Rebecca Rankin (11:23):
Thank you for letting our listeners, uh, in on that. I um, I was getting so excited about it, that and so the, the main seeds you mentioned in the follicular phase is flaxseed and pumpkin seed and then the luteal phase with the second half of your cycle is sunflower and sesame seed. What are these like superpowers of these, this seed combination? Tell us about that. That's has to be super nutrient dense. Yes. But tell us a little bit more about it.
Julia Kormanski-Miller (11:51):
Yeah, so first thing I'll go go over is they are organic and raw seed - that's really important when you're doing seed cycling. And it's also really important to make sure your seeds are freshly ground that's gonna help with nutrient absorption and bioavailability. Um, so a lot of women actually seed cycle with like the raw, just like full seeds and that can sometimes be hard and difficult or can be hard and very difficult to digest but also can be um, really hard to get the benefits because they just to go right through your GI tract. So we do the grinding, really freshly grind them, grind them a few days before they ship. They're also raw and organic.
But the types of seeds that are in each one and the benefits of each one is the flax and pumpkin in the first one. And so the great nutrients that are in these that help support estrogen is going to be um, lignans. So lignans are really great for supporting estrogen in that phase. And then we also have um, zinc that helps support ovulation. And again, ovulation is the main event of your cycle. So it's really important that we're consuming nutrients that support um, that main event. A lot of times we hear like our period is the main event, but really it's just because it's a visible sign that we can see. Ovulation, we, we can feel different symptoms um, of ovulation such as some women like have a little bit of ovulation pain. Some women have an increased libido, some women break out near ovulation too because of a little testosterone spike too. Um, there's a bunch of different symptoms also along ovulation like a rise in BBT and also um, thickened cervical mucus too. So it being like an egg white consistency, those are some signs of ovulation that's when you switch.
Um, but some other nutrients too in the Glow Blend is going to be um, omega-3's. So omega-3's are really great for decreasing inflammation. And we also have magnesium, which they really important mineral is actually found in both bags, because it's that important. But 75% of Americans are defficient in magnesium. It's a lot of people and the main reason usually is because our lives are so stressful. And so stress and magnesium actually have this cycle - the more stress you are, magnesium actually can deplete. Um, so that's, that's when magnesium rich foods are super important to consume. Um, another reason why it's super important for your cycle and to have a better period is because it can also help decrease prostaglandins which are those lipid-like compounds that contribute to period pain. So that is super helpful um, to make sure we're consuming magnesium for that reason and that's in the blend too.
And then we also have iron. So iron helps replenish red blood cells. Um, because we're taking this in period ovulation obviously it's super helpful cause we're losing blood at that time. And so replenishing those through iron rich food sources are also wonderful to do. Something I always like to say for people who seed cycle is with the iron that's found in these seed cycling blends, it's, it's a non-heme iron. And so what that means is it's a plant-based iron, unlike heme iron which is an animal-based iron. And so we wanna make sure we're combining like vitamin-c rich foods to help make sure we're absorbing that plant-based iron um, efficiently. And so I always say people, you know, putting in smoothies is great, putting them with berries and yogurts really great or even salads cuz you're gonna have like different types of greens, different types of veggies that contain vitamin-c to add on top of that. So that's a little bit of like a tidbit I like to put in there too. Um, just to help you know, uh, your seed cycling experience even more.
And the second blend, so when you ovulate and you're switching over to sesame and sunflower, you're gonna contain nutrients to help support progesterone. So vitamin-E and B6 are two really crucial nutrients to have in this um, half of your cycle. And the reason why is because it supports progesterone. Like I said in the beginning, um, I said a couple minutes ago, but you know progesterone's really important for decreasing PMS symptoms. You wanna make sure you're producing enough of this hormone and it's really important for fertility. So vitamin-E also can support fertility in a way that helps thicken um, cervical mucus which helps make the sperm survive longer. So really important for that vitamin-E also shown some um, links with also decreasing breast tenderness too. So super helpful for that. And relieving um, you know, sore boobs all the time before your period, that can be really helpful for that.
And B6 and B1 and B3 all as a whole, so these are B vitamins, that are in this blend too So in your luteal phase before your period, women tend to get really tired and so B vitamins are great for energy, they are known to help increase energy, so super important for that. And B6 and calciumand magnesium are also in here. And um, again along with B6, calcium and magnesium, they, these all work together as mood support nutrients so they can be very helpful for supporting your mood, helping boost happy neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and overall kind of stabilize your mood here, so you're not having those extreme like mood swings that a lot of women tend to get here.
And then some other nutrients we have too is selenium. So selenium's a great nutrient, I'm sure you have hypothyroid you probably have heard of this because it's a really great nutrient for your thyroids. Also really great for liver support too as it helps with excreting excess estrogen. So your detox organ is your liver and so supporting this through different types of nutrients like selenium will help excrete those excess hormones, especially estrogen within the luteal phase. And it can also help with um, excreting waste and toxins too, which can, you know, contribute to a whole host of other symptoms as well. So those are a little bit of like the micronutrients in each blend. Again similar to the glow blend, Radiant also has magnesium, like I said, irons also in here and zinc is also in here too. Um, so those three nutrients are found in both of them, which is wonderful because these are really crucial nutrients overall to consume for overall hormone balance.
And we also fiber, so fiber's the last one I like to touch on because this is what makes seed cycling very special is that contrary to taking a pill every day is you're gonna get that fiber content that a lot of Americans don't get enough of, especially women. And we need fiber to make sure we have daily bowel movements, which is super important for hormone balance and we also just need fiber for overall health and wellbeing. So it's really important we're getting that um, too, for gut health and that's - gut health is another great point I like to mention with fiber because for a lot of women, um, we always are told to get like probiotics in, which is super important. But in order for the probiotics, the good gut bacteria, to colonize and multiply in your gut microbiome and just have a thriving ecosystem is we wanna make sure we're supplying fiber rich foods so the probiotics can actually grow. And so it's super important, um, for that as well. But those are some little, little tidbits on what nutrients, um, are found in both of these blends.
Rebecca Rankin (18:29):
I love it, thanks so much for sharing that knowledge. You touched on adding fiber or that the, that in opposition to taking just a supplement pill cuz I think there's probably so many people who are like, can I just take a pill? And it's like, ah, but like food like you, you mentioned earlier at the very beginning, like food is medicine, there's more to it than just the, the micronutrients, right? The fiber creates the, the environment within your, your GI tract that is going to help along the way. So, and the environmentalist in me is like, you know, like it's, it's so much simpler , right? Yeah. Just eat real food. So with like seed cycling, you know, you gave us all this great knowledge and you mentioned a little bit with like the follicular blend with the flax and pumpkin seed, adding it to smoothies to kinda ignite the, the vitamin-C to enhance its the qualities. Like how else do you suggest seed cycling? You mentioned like two tablespoons of one of the blends, whichever phrase you're in, each day. But like how do you, like what are your, your tips ?
Julia Kormanski-Miller (19:32):
Yeah, so I always say first and foremost, cuz that can be the only barrier, usually if you already have it all done for someone, it's still like, how I gonna get, how am I gonna get it in every day cause it's a food. Um, so I always say make it super simple, stack it on something you already do every single day. So it's easier said than done, a lot of people tried to like energy bites and that's great. You can make so many good recipes and I have a lot of those on my website too, but a lot of times it can be just be really simple just to add onto something you already eat. Like for example, I eat avocado toast like every day with eggs and so I always sprinkle it onto to my eggs, it's really good on top of that, on top of avocado toast, especially with dejon mustard is very great with that.
Um, soups is really good. Yeah, really good. Um, the radiant blends really good that the sesame sunflower, but um, yeah, or like mixed like veggie bowls, like quinoa, like that could be like a lunch option for you. Um, like I said earlier, salads and soups is another one that's really good with the blends. Um, I've had people sprinkle it on like ground meat before , like I, I've had a lot of different like things for people just to get it in every single day. Um, sweets like yogurt, like I said smoothies, you can add it in, um, cereal, you can add it in , I could go on and on. But there's just a bunch of different options. Like I said, put on something you already eat every single day. And other tip to get it in is like put it first and like the first thing you open up your fridge is have it right there.
Um, really important just to have it very close to you and just top of mind when it's in sight. Like anything, people always say if you have sweets laying around, it's gonna be top of mind. Um, so same thing goes with like fruit and same thing goes to the seeds. So if you have it somewhere where you can see it, it's gonna be easier for you to do every day. Um, if you live at work, some people like are always at work, just bring it with you and have it near your stuff and you're always gonna remember to put it on. They have a really great taste, like they're so - they work with everything. So that's what I always like to tell people.
Rebecca Rankin (21:21):
Yeah, I agree. I I keep mine like in, I make my own, I just blend it up and I keep it in my, my fridge and it's just first thing like I see like you said, a great tip is just whatever you're already eating. I think that's a fantastic tip. Whatever you're already eating, just add it to it, right? If it's a salad, put it on top. If it's granola, put it on top. Just add it to whatever you're eating. Make it simple. And do you feel, because I think like, like you had mentioned it, that is the, the, the barrier to like overcome is like that first step of like, well what do I do with it? Like what other tips do you have with staying consistent?
Julia Kormanski-Miller (21:56):
Yeah, so staying consistent with it, like I said, um, putting it on top of what you already eat every day, um, that can be really simple. Something else is like just bringing it with you. Um, like anything with being consistent, I would say it's just having it top of mind. Putting it somewhere in your fridge where you can see every day bringing it along with you. Um, and allowing, especially for consistency, making it something that you enjoy eating. Um, if you really don't like it on something, like don't eat it every single day. Um, I think sometimes people make it like try to make it really, really healthy, which is great cuz I always say people don't seed cycle on like donuts or anything like that. So just sprinkling on something that you already enjoy, um, every day is going to be more likely you're going to be doing it every single day. Most of the people who do seed cycling, I have had people switch it up and most people do the same thing because it's a habit they've made for themselves. Like some people love yogurt and just throwing it in yogurt and so just adding on something you love, um, like anything, it's gonna increase your ability to do it every single day if you look forward to it.
Rebecca Rankin (23:00):
Totally. My kids, I have two little ones and they by default eat it too just because it's seeds. So it brings like a point to me. If you're no longer cycling, let's say you're, you're postpartum, let's say you're, you are on the birth control pill, or any sort of hormonal contraceptive or let's say you're postmenopausal or for whatever reason you're no longer cycling, are there benefits to seed cycling?
Julia Kormanski-Miller (23:25):
Yeah, so I'll break that down. So for postmenopausal women, they can definitely have a benefit with that, especially flaxseed is one of those seeds that a lot of women, um, can actually have a huge benefit in terms of hot flashes. Um, and a lot of women postmenopausal actually have sleep issues too and a lot of that comes down to the hormonal like fluctuations that are are happening, the drop in hormones. Um, so it definitely is helpful in terms of how to do it when you're postmenopausal women do it actually two different ways. So again, women are still producing hormones. Sometimes people think, oh, like I've had people before say to me, 'Oh I'm past that, like I don't have any hormones' - I'm like, you'd be dead if you wanna have any hormones! So you know, you definitely still have 'em in your body, they're just lower amounts.
Um, and so doing it through the lunar calendar, and this is the same with women who are have absent periods or women who have irregular cycles, you can still do it, you just go by the lunar calendar, which is the moon cycle. So an average cycle is about 28 days. So this is what the bundles fit for like 14 servings, 14 servings. If you have a over 20 day cycle, it's totally okay or under 20 day cycle, but the moon cycle is 28 days. So if you don't have a period, you're postmenopausal, um, you can still seed cycle according to that. So on the new moon you take one of the blends, which is Glow and that's pumpkin and flax and you just switch over to the full moon, which is the Radiant and that's the sesame and sunflower blend. And so again, just two weeks, two weeks, two weeks, two weeks.
And that's how the lunar calendar is set up. And there's apps like that out there if you're unsure when, when the new moon is, um, called 'Moon Phase', that's a good one that I actually use. Um, so that's one I recommend to people. So that could be something you could do. In terms of hormonal birth control, if you're on birth control, I just say especially if you're on the pill, you have so many nutrient depletions going on, like it depletes so many nutrients and so it's definitely gonna be helpful if you're on birth control or even if you're on the IUD still. Um, obviously with the thing about hormonal birth control, is it, you know, you're not gonna have those natural hormonal fluctuations that seed cycling assists with, but I mean it's still something that's going to help you, um, in terms of getting those nutrients in cause they are a high nutrient source.
Um, it's also gonna be helpful for your gut health, which I won't, I won't talk about that again, but um, basically I said it's fiber's really important for your gut and making sure that you're um, you know, producing more good gut, good gut bacteria which are probiotic. So feeding them with fiber is super important. And because the pill negatively impacts gut health too, it can be a great thing to do overall. And if you're thinking of coming off birth control, even if it's like a year later, like six months later or something like that in the future, it can be great because something that seed cycling can be difficult is people, the first thing is knowing there's four different phases and like just, you know, two different kind of halves that have a main hormone in them. Um, so that can be really helpful just to get connected to your cycle and understand what's going on and like already make it a habit cuz when you come off you'll just go right into it and it can be really helpful, um, with starting to ovulate sooner, um, and starting to get your cycle sooner when you come off birth control.
So that's, yeah, that's how to do it. Another thing about postmenopausal, I completely brushed over this, um, but you could also just do two tablespoons or one tablespoon of each blend as well if you don't wanna go by the lunar calendar. I've had, I've had some women do that, so I figured I would throw that in there too. Um, you can just do that so you're getting like a variety of the nutrients every day, just one of each instead of like, like two of one blend depending on where you are in your cycle or the lunar cycle.
Rebecca Rankin (26:47):
Yeah, thanks for sharing that and that especially yeah, for, for postmenopausal women having the, the two different options and you, you lightly mentioned this and I think it's for, especially for our listeners, if you're like coming off hormonal birth control or just if you're just getting in touch with like your cycle as something more than just your period, just knowing that there's two halves right. To work with, right? Just knowing that you are cyclical in nature and doing something in the, not just in your head space, but like doing something through nutrition to help you see your cyclical pattern, right? To recognize your cycle in your body through this nutrition, you know, through seed cycling. Using nutrition is incredibly empowering. It honors yourself as a cyclical being and, and it's so simple, right? You're just kind of looking at your cycle divide, dividing it, you know, up supporting one, uh, half with flax and pumpkin seeds, supporting the other half with sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.
Yet there's like this , I'm taking this a little bit down the esoteric lane, but like there is something so grounding about like embodying that aspect of yourself. I'm honoring myself, I'm honoring my, my cycle a like yes, physically nutritional wise, but also like I'm just honoring the fact that I'm a cyclical person, I'm not the same person every single day. And it's can be an easy entry point for my lens, you know, as a cyclical living self care expert, it can be an easy entry point for people to enter into living more in sync with your cycle. Maybe that's the first thing you do. Like maybe you're not journaling, you know, with each phase of your cycle, but maybe it's just as something as simple as like, I'm gonna just seed cycle. You know, but it's so it honors that like
Julia Kormanski-Miller (28:40):
Rebecca Rankin (28:42):
Yeah so I love that. So thank you for kind of lightly touching on that Julia, and, um, allowing me to expand deeper.
Julia Kormanski-Miller (28:49):
Yeah! I love that!
Rebecca Rankin (28:50):
As we're kinda wrapping up our conversation here, what is one last thing that you want to share with listeners?
Julia Kormanski-Miller (28:57):
Just honor like, where you're at and like, you know, what's best for yourself. And I think that kind of stems back from like, like me when I was younger, um, from like when I was dealing with like these symptoms, like I, like a lot of people just thought there was something - not wrong with me, like doctors saying that - but like, you know, go back on birth control for some women, I mean, you know, it's totally okay if you wanna do that, but for a lot of women, once you hear about you don't really want to. And I just think like honoring where you're at and understanding that you, you know, your body more than anyone. I think that that's like the biggest reason why I actually went into holistic health is because I just feel like there's such a, like when in the holistic health realm, it's all about like understanding who you are and honoring where you are and knowing that you know your body more than anyone else does, especially when it comes to these types of things with going on birth control or not.
So just understanding that, you know, if you are dealing with symptoms and people tell you to get on birth control, just really just really being honest with yourself and knowing like, what do you wanna do? Don't just do what someone else tells you to do. Um, you know, I think that can be something that's first off empowering, but also really important because it is your life. Um, and these decisions are big, you know, they are bigger, they're bigger decisions to make. So just really honor where you're at and um, just go with where your heart is telling you to do, uh, and just be really true to yourself and what you think, um, is the best route for you.
Rebecca Rankin (30:21):
Yes. And we need to hear that more, right, ? Yeah. Like, you know, you the best. Thank you so much for, for joining me in this conversation about seed cycling today, Julia. It's, it's great. Where can our listeners find you and find your, your products? Like how do they, how do they sign up? Tell us how we can find more of Julia.
Julia Kormanski-Miller (30:43):
Yeah, so I have an Instagram so you can find me at Manskis Wellness, so it's M A N S K I S underscore wellness. I also have a YouTube, um, which you can go on there too for a lot more educational videos. And um, I have a TikTok too, manskis underscore wellness for that as well. And then my uh, website is going to be manskiswellness.com. So it's another place you can find me if you subscribe. I do like blog posts. Um, I do newsletters a couple days, months, so.
Rebecca Rankin (31:11):
Perfect. And we can order your products right from there too?
Julia Kormanski-Miller (31:15):
Yes, I' have the shop there. Yes.
Rebecca Rankin (31:17):
I love it. Thank you so much, Julia, for sharing your knowledge and your wisdom with, uh, with myself, with our community. Thank you. Thank you.
Julia Kormanski-Miller (31:26):
Welcome. I appreciate you having me on here. I really enjoyed our talk.
Rebecca Rankin (31:29):
Well, I hope you enjoyed that interview with Kormanski-Miller What a great conversation around seed cycling. Feel free to check out the show notes for all the links to get in contact with Julia. And as always, if you are enjoying this podcast, be sure to subscribe and share it with your friends. Until next time, have a good one.