Balancing Your Hormones with Seeds
Seed Cycling is a great way to re-balance your hormones using food. Whether you still have a menstrual cycle or not seed cycling can be used to reduce symptoms that are often associated with menopause. The steps are quite easy.
If you still have a menstrual starting on day 1 of your period take 1 tblspn of freshly ground* linseeds and 1 tblspn of freshly ground* pumpkin seeds and add to a smoothie or sprinkle over food. Continue this until you ovulate, if you have a 28 day cycle this will be day 14.
On Day 14, swap to 1 tblspn of freshly ground* sesame seeds and 1 tblspn of freshly ground* sunflower seeds. Add to a smoothie or sprinkle over food. Continue this until your period starts.
If you no longer have a cycle then use the moon as your guide. The new moon is Day 1 and the full moon is Day 14 (ovulation). Some women bleed for extended times during peri-menopause you can use the moon method to re-regulate your cycle but please get in touch with me so that I can work with you to find out why you are bleeding for so long and give you some assistance in stopping your bleed.
It can take 3-4 cycles for you to start to see a shift in your symptoms if you are using seed cycling alone. If you implement other diet and lifestyle changes you might get some improvement a lot quicker, everyone if different.
*All seeds should be freshly ground, please don’t purchase ground LSA from the supermarket. Once ground these seeds release healthy fats which can oxidise and turn rancid when stored on supermarket shelves. Grinding the seeds as you use them allows you to get the best nutrients that are easily absorbed in your gut.