For those of you who don't know what seed cycling is, it's a simple and natural method to help restore hormonal balance. This is great for people who have irregular periods, heavy bleeding, hormonal acne, mood swings, horrible cramps, anxiety, weight gain, fatigue, and other crappy symptoms. It's also helpful for those going through menopause as it tackles symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and fatigue.
Basically, if you have either too little or too many hormones and suffer from any of the above symptoms, seed cycling is a great way to get everything under control.
Your cycle has two phases. First is the follicular phase (Day 1-14), where estrogen is high. Next is the luteal phase (Day 15-28), where progesterone is super elevated. If these hormones don't rise and fall accordingly (which is normally the case), your cycle can cause symptoms that affect your body, skin, and mind.
How To Seed Cycle
Understand that Day 1 begins the first day of your period. If your cycle is irregular or nonexistent, you can track your days with the moon instead.
Days 1-14: consume 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds and raw pumpkin seeds. For this to be more effective, take a fish oil supplement as well. Fish oil helps reduce inflammation in the body and regulates FSH levels.
Days 15-28: consume 1-2 tablespoons of ground sesame seeds and ground sunflower seeds. As one would take fish oil during the follicular phase, it's encouraged that people take an evening primrose supplement. This will help support progesterone levels and reduce inflammation.
You can go through the hassle of finding all four seeds, grinding them, and trying to hide them in a smoothie (some don't taste great, folks) or you can buy a box of chocolates with the seeds' oil already blended in. Moon Chocolate makes seed cycling so easy that you don't really have an excuse not to try them. They retail at $35 a box which is $1.25 a day from Portland Chocolate Laboratory. That's pretty affordable when you consider the cost of purchasing the seeds yourself and the time you'd have to put in to prepare them.
How To Get Them At A Discounted Rate
If you pick them up at our clinic, you can get them for just $30 a box. Please call ahead to make sure we reserve your box. They go fast!
You can also visit Portland Chocolate Laboratory's online store and type naturestouch in the promo code for 10% off your order.
Portland Chocolate Laboratory also has other products that we'll soon be featuring like Sleep Butter, Dream Chocolate, and Chakralots (chocolate for your chakras), so stay tuned!
Nadine is an office manager at Nature's Touch Healing Center