Wellness, seed cycling for balanced hormones

November 16, 2016

Hello from the waning side of the super moon. Did you all see it? “Come on”, I said to Robbie, “let’s have a look.” and we stood outside staring up at that glorious moon.

It was a really powerful moon, wasn’t it? Lots of people seemed to be affected. I sure was.

For me, there is always a powerful moon/emotion connection all month, and I like to support my body with the necessary nutrients I need during the phases.

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You might want to consider doing what I do. It’s called seed cycling and it’s a natural way to boost and balance your hormones.

It’s pretty simple. You need to somehow incorporate two ground tablespoons of organic seeds in a combination of either sesame and sunflower, or flax and pumpkin, into your daily diet. For me that’s pretty easy since I usually have my gluten free granola every morning, (recipe here), and simply sprinkle the ground seeds on top.

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The ideal seed cycling would follow your menstrual cycle, but, if you’re a “certain age” like me and that’s not working so very well, then just follow the lunar cycle like this:

New moon to full moon, the waxing moon: 1 Tbs each of ground flax and ground pumpkin seeds. These seeds support the estrogen part of your cycle by providing Omega 3, fiber and lignans which help produce and metabolise estrogen, as well as higher levels of zinc, which help prevent high levels of estrogen from being turned into testosterone.

Full moon to new moon, the waning moon: 1 Tbs each of ground sesame and ground sunflower seeds. These seeds support the progestogenic part of the cycle by providing Omega 6, protein and zinc and selenium to help with progesterone production, as well as lignans which balance the two hormones.

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There you go. A fairly simple way to stay happy and less grumpy and in less emotional turmoil. It apparently also helps with acne, low libido, depression and other PMS and Menopause related symptoms.

There are loads of ways you can incorporate the seed cycle into your diet. Consider sneaking them into pancake batter or the peanut butter on your toast, or in your smoothie, or you might make yourself some bliss balls as a treat.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Theresa November 16, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Interesting article. My body has all changed and I’m crying way too much and at the smallest trigger. I’ve been cautious to seek advice because I don’t like the tone or there is usually an agenda to sell something. I’d like to just manage this phase through better food choises that fit in with my life style, budget and are accessible. I’ll add those seeds to my shopping list. Thanks.

    • Reply Veronica November 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Oh, poor girl. Hugs and sympathies. You might also like chasteberry, (Vitex Angus-Castus). My gynecologist suggested that years ago for better emotional control, and Robert swears he knows when I’m not taking it…lol. But I know what you mean about all the BUY NOW advice out there. Overall I like Andrew Weil. He seems to bring some good info without pushing anything. http://www.drweil.com/

      • Reply Theresa November 18, 2016 at 10:57 am

        Thanks
        I’ll look that up. I should also mention that I laugh a lot more too. And now I’m getting teary again. Lol. I dont try to stop it and I figure it makes others more uncomfortable than myself and I’d rather channel my thoughts to something more productive.

  • Reply Summer November 16, 2016 at 11:15 am

    This is new to me. But sounds wonderful! Cute kitty ?
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    • Reply Veronica November 16, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      I’m glad of that Summer. Yes, Morgan is a chocolate box cat, isn’t she? 😀

  • Reply Catherine November 16, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Veronica would you offer the same advice to women who are way post menopause? Or different? X

    • Reply Veronica November 16, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      Oh yes, absolutely. I was talking to my nutritionist about that and she said that the hormones are still in our bodies in varying percentages and still reacting, and possibly making even a bigger mess of our emotions. The key is to ask our bodies to produce hormones in balanced amounts. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein November 17, 2016 at 8:12 am

    love Morgan’s expression … hormones waning cry out for add-ins like these …
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  • Reply Bungalow Hostess November 18, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Sounds like a good idea…do you have a recipe for bliss balls by any chance?
    I have been experiencing fewer hot flashes and my mood swings seemed to have evened out…for which I am very thankful!
    I’ll be 62 next March and I had a surgical menopause at 45 so it has been a long time getting to this stage!
    Take heart though…we are all in this together and there is a lot of support out there.

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm November 23, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Yum sounds like a great idea .. Sprinkled over peanut butter, double yum! Gorgeous pic of Morgan ?

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