Seed Cycling - Hormonal Help!

by - January 30, 2020

I am premenopausal... there I said it! In a very short time I am going to hit the BIG 5-0! I have already started with the occasional hot flash and spotty cycles. It's annoying to say the least. 
Recently I came across an article on the website, PrettySustainableMillenial. This being said, I am far from a Millenial! However, this article talked about Seed Cycling. This is something that has been known to work for all hormone imbalances. Seeds are a great tool you can use for not only fertility, but also menopausal hormones. By using this 2 cycle rotation you can help raise your estrogen levels when its most needed, then for the second half of the month, produce more progesterone. All with the change of seeds. 

Starting at the beginning of your cycle pumpkin seeds and flax seeds are estrogen boosters. Then on Day 15 switching to sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and evening primrose oil can aid with progesterone boosting. As the website suggests, you can add this to smoothies, salads, yogurt or even energy balls. If you get creative, you can make your own seed crackers as well! PrettySustainableMillenial suggests 1 Tbsp of each seed daily, ground fresh. 

I am going to give this a try and start. I will let you know how this works! It can never hurt to eat some great seeds on a regular basis. 

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