✨ SEED CYCLING ✨ Ever seed cycled? Would love to hear your experiences in the comments♥️👇🏻
Do you have any of these: ✨ PMS
✨ On hormonal birth control ✨ AND MORE... •
From soccer player, to volleyball, to competitive gymnast, to heavy weightlifting, to CrossFit training, to bikini competitor, my body has been through a lot! Different training styles, different recovery phases, different eating patterns, etc., all impact our hormone and endocrine systems.
Since a young age, I never had a consistent menstrual cycle .. with all the intense training, then going through disordered eating, I placed my body under a lot of stress. Still to this day it is inconsistent, and I know many of you ladies can relate. •
Our bodies are the direct result of the choices we make and the things we put into our body. So after hearing and learning about natural benefits of seed cycling, I am going to give it a go! •
Seed cycling is a method of using various seeds to support different phases of our monthly cycles to balance hormone levels, relieve PMS and perimenopause symptoms, stimulate menstruation if it’s absent (amenorrhea), increase fertility and support the body in healing more serious conditions like ovarian cysts, PCOS and endometriosis.
I found a lot of information from @mindbodygreen and this post by my girl @lauriechristineking ⤵️⤵️
We have two main phases to our menstrual cycle:
⚡️Follicular phase - Days 1-15*. Rise in estrogen. Occurs from menstruation (shedding of uterine lining) to ovulation (release of egg)
⚡️Luteal Phase - Days 15-30*. Rise in progesterone. Occurs from ovulation to menstruation
(*A full cycle can be 25-35 days. We’re just loosely meeting in the middle for this example)
As ‘woo woo’ as it may seem, certain seeds are tiny powerhouses that can help regulate our cycle naturally after a little time and consistency. Certain seeds provide building blocks for certain hormones & also contain lignans in their seed hulls that are effective to bind up excess hormones. These include flax, pumpkin, sesame, & sunflower seeds
How to Seed Cycle: