Episode #41 – Balancing Hormones with Seeds
In this episode of Wise Women Conversations I answer a common question that I often get asked – how can I balance my hormones with food? Seed cycling is something that I have used for many years in clinic with clients who were having issues with their fertility and it also works great for women who are in peri-menopause or who have even stopped bleeding. Using the power of food you are often able to re-balance hormones without the need for excessive supplements or pharmaceutical drugs.
Plants have naturally occurring components called “Phytonutrients” and these plant nutrients can help the body to work optimally or can enhance existing body processes. Using seeds we are able to utilise the phytoeostrogens and phytoprogesterones that occur naturally in plants. In fact the use of seeds and other plants have been used through the ages to enhance and heal the human body.
Using seeds such as linseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds in a cyclical manner you are able to continue the regular cycle of hormones even after you have stopped menstruating. It works even better if you are still menstruating. I do also mention the use of moon cycles alongside the seeds to regulate your natural body cycle if you no longer bleed.
If you would like to learn more about what is happening to your hormones as you move into your mid-forties and beyond and how hormones impact the way that you feel then have a listen to my free webinar recording “Is this Menopause?”. You can listen to the recording by clicking HERE