Seed Cycling: What Is It & How to Use It For Hormone Balance

Updated: Aug 1, 2018


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One of my favorite ways to balance hormones is with something called seed cycling.


Seed cycling is when you pair different kinds of seeds to what monthly phase you're in. 


The seeds are strategically used based on the nutrients we need at various partts of our cycle.


I use this trick to help regulate my reproductive hormones, reduce PMS symptoms, clear skin, and improve my cycle.


Just like anything with hormone balancing, it can take up to three months (think three full menstrual cycles) to see and feel the difference.


How it works:

You strategically cycle flax, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds to your phases.

It looks like this:


Follicular & Ovulation Phases: consume one tbsp. of each flax and pumpkin seeds each day. Flax binds to excess estrogen and pumpkin seeds, loaded with zinc, boost progesterone production.


Luteal & Menstrual Phases: consume one tbsp. of each sesame and sunflower seeds each day. Sesame can balance estrogen and sunflower seeds, loaded with selenium, can support the liver, which is needed to succeed in hormone balancing.


I get sneaky with this and add them to smoothies, soup, salads, sauces, and even baked goods!


This is just one of my many hormone hacks shared in the Balanced Bombshells Lifestyle Plan! You can view this in "Food for Your Hormies" on page 16.



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