Seed Cycling for Hormonal Health: Unlocking Your Body’s Natural Rhythm with Dr. Jessica

Seed Cycling: An Easy Technique for Hormonal Balance

Written by Dr. Jessica Muench

 

Hormonal balance is crucial for overall health, and many people are turning to more natural  methods to support their endocrine systems. One such method is seed cycling. This simple, whole food-based practice involves consuming specific seeds at various times of the menstrual cycle. In this blog post, we will explore what seed cycling is, how it works, and its potential benefits.

Introducing Dr. Jess

Before we go further, let’s introduce you to Dr. Jess, SuNu’s go-to resource for hormonal health. Throughout this blog, Dr. Jess will explain seed cycling so it not only makes sense but feels applicable to your daily life.

Dr. Jess Introduces Seed Cycling for Hormonal Balance

Dr. Jessica is a chiropractor specializing in hormone health, DUTCH Testing, nutrition, and supplementation. She is dedicated to helping individuals achieve optimal wellness. With a wealth of experience and a passion for natural health practices, Dr. Jess successfully incorporates many of these methods into her own life. Now, she’s here to share her wisdom and expertise to guide others through their own health challenges and diagnoses, offering holistic solutions and considerations.

What is Seed Cycling?

Seed cycling is an easy technique for hormonal health. It’s a natural method used to support hormonal balance throughout the menstrual cycle. This practice involves consuming specific seeds during different phases of your cycle to promote healthy hormone levels. Consuming seeds rich in essential fatty acids, lignans, and other nutrients support hormone production and balance.

Seed Cycling for Hormonal Health

How Does Seed Cycling Work? 

Seeds are consumed at specific times of the menstrual cycle to help optimize hormone levels,  particularly estrogen and progesterone.

The seeds used in seed cycling are: 

  1. Flaxseeds
  2. Pumpkin Seeds
  3. Sesame Seeds
  4. Sunflower Seeds

The menstrual cycle is divided into two main phases:

  1. Follicular phase (Day 1 to Day 14): This phase starts on the first day of menstruation and  ends with ovulation. During this time, estrogen levels gradually rise. 
  2. Luteal phase (Day 15 to Day 28): This phase begins after ovulation and ends when the next  period starts. Progesterone levels rise during this phase to prepare the body for potential  pregnancy.

Seed cycling protocol: 

  • Follicular phase (Day 1 to Day 14): 
    •  Flaxseeds: 1 tablespoon per day
    • Pumpkin seeds: 1 tablespoon per day

Flaxseeds are rich in lignans, which can help balance estrogen levels. Pumpkin seeds  provide zinc, which supports the production of progesterone. 

  • Luteal phase (Day 15 to Day 28):
    • Sesame seeds: 1 tablespoon per day
    • Sunflower seeds: 1 tablespoon per day

Sesame seeds also contain lignans to help modulate estrogen and are rich in calcium and  magnesium. Sunflower seeds are high in selenium and vitamin E, which support  progesterone production and overall hormonal health.

Incorporate seed cycling into your routine: 

  • Track your cycle: keep a journal or use a menstrual cycle tracking app to monitor the days  of your cycle. This will help you know when to switch seeds. 
  • Add to meals: sprinkle the seeds on salads, yogurt, oatmeal, or add to smoothies. You can  also mix them into baked goods or energy bars. 
  • Stay consistent: consistency is key to seeing the benefits of seed cycling. Aim to incorporate the seeds into your diet daily. 

What are the potential benefits of seed cycling? 

  1. Hormonal balance 
  2. Improved fertility 
  3. Reduced PMS symptoms 
  4. Menopause relief 

Seed cycling is beneficial for anyone looking to support their hormonal health naturally. It can be especially helpful for individuals experiencing irregular periods, PMS, menopause symptoms, or hormonal imbalances. By aligning seed consumption with your menstrual cycle phases, you can help regulate estrogen and progesterone levels, promoting a more balanced hormonal environment. Give seed cycling a try and see how this simple yet powerful practice can enhance your hormonal  health and overall well-being!

Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle

According to Dr. Jess, understanding your menstrual cycle is crucial. She considers it the body’s fifth vital sign. A regular period is a key health indicator and should always be considered in overall wellness assessments. Recognizing the patterns and changes in your cycle can provide valuable insights into your hormonal health and overall well-being. Many people are mystified by their own period and menstrual cycles in general. Seed cycling is an easy technique for hormonal health and a great place to start if looking for a better understanding of your own body.

Work With Dr. Jess
Dr. Jess is a Chiropractor specializing in hormone health and DUTCH Testing

If you’re ready to explore natural methods for supporting your hormonal health, consider making an appointment with Dr. Jess at SuNu Wellness. Whether you’re interested in chiropractic care, nutrition consultation, DUTCH testing, health scans or something else, Dr. Jess is here to help. Click here to schedule with her today.

To learn more about hormone testing, check out Dr. Jessica’s recent blog on the DUTCH Test here.

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