Have you heard of seed cycling?
No this is not about cycling or gardening this time... although I really love my garden and could talk all day about it.
If you experience irregular periods, heavy flow, PCOS or substantial PMS symptoms or are working on fertility issues you may be very interested in giving this some more thought.
The basis is one can use various seeds like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds over a 30-day cycle at specific times to boost estrogen levels in the first part of our cycle and progesterone levels in the second part.
So if you are pre-menopausal try this schedule.
From Day 1 to Day 15 (or the middle of the cycle), we need more estrogen in order to build up our endometrium (uterine lining).
This is called the follicular phase.
Seeds such as ground flax seed and raw pumpkin seeds, one tablespoon each per day, can naturally increase your estrogen levels.
From Day 15 to Day 30, or the second part of the cycle (also known as the luteal phase), the corpus luteum begins to release progesterone. This sex hormone will help thicken the uterine lining and prepare it for implantation.
Seeds such as raw sesame seeds and raw sunflower seeds, one tablespoon each per day, can naturally increase your progesterone levels.
So here I am eating my sunflower seeds and black sesame seeds in the later part of my cycle to boost my progesterone levels and regulate my lady flow.
I love the book Woman Code by Alisa Vitti, HHC, AADP, which is about perfecting your cycle, amplifying your fertility and supercharging your sex drive.
If you need any support regulating your flow, balancing hormones or just curious how these seeds help can help you specifically, send me a message.
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