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.
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.
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.
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.