Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance

Updated: Sep 12, 2021


Seed cycling is a natural technique which can help stimulate and balance female hormones, support thyroid function and help reduce hormonal acne breakouts. It involves consuming different types of seeds through the phases of your menstrual cycle or moon cycles.


How The Seed Cycle came about


As an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, or ‘tapping’) and Functional Nutrition practitioner, my clients regularly come to see me with hormonal issues like mood irregularity, PMS, acne, weight gain, and menopausal symptoms.


Like myself these healthy-savvy women do not want to resort to band aid solutions like The Pill or other medications.


I thought ‘there has got to be a better, more natural way to help these women find relief’ Following extensive research, I found my answer: seed cycling.


After learning everything there was to know about this groundbreaking method, Mel helped her clients build a bespoke seed cycling routine around their unique hormonal needs.


Within a short time frame, I witnessed transformations that were nothing short of remarkable.


Some of my clients though were struggling to keep up with their daily seed routine.


This led to a lightbulb moment: What they really needed was a done-for-you solution — tailored to their individual hormonal needs — delivered to their doorstep every month.


It was from here that The Seed Cycle bloomed, and I am thrilled to bring this revolutionary Australian-first solution to you.




I love creating recipes to make it easier for you to incorporate the required seeds in your diet and also indulge in a yummy, healthy treat. You can find more seed cycling recipes here.


If you would like to know more about seed cycling and how to make it work for you please send me a message or you can book in for a complimentary call here.


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Seed Cycling Recipes

The Follicular Phase Recipe - Pumpkin Seeds and Flax Seeds


Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc and Omega-6 while flax seeds are high in Omega-3. The combination naturally supports your estrogen levels.



Pumpkin Flax Seed Brownies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup dates

  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup

  • 1/2 cup raw cocao powder

  • 4 free range eggs

  • 1/3 cup spelt flour or almond meal for gluten free

  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil, melted

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 container The Seed Cycle Phase 1

  • Pinch of salt

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

  2. In a medium bowl add dates to 1/2 cup boiling water, soak for 10 minutes.

  3. In a high speed food processor add dates and water they were soaking in, coconut oil, rice malt syrup, eggs and cacao, continue to blend until smooth.

  4. Add The Seed Cycle Phase 1, baking powder, spelt flour, and salt, continue to blend until mixture is smooth and well combined.

  5. Pour into square tin lined with baking paper and bake for 20 minutes or until passes the skewer test.

  6. Once cooled cut brownies into 14 pieces and consume 1 piece each day for seed cycling phase 1.

Enjoy!

The Luteal Phase Recipe - Sesame Seeds and Sunflower Seeds


Sesame seeds are high in zinc and selenium while sunflower seeds are high in Omega 3 and Vitamin E. During this phase the combination naturally supports your progesterone levels. 



Sesame & Sunflower Seed Cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 100g butter, softened

  • 1 free range egg

  • 1/2 cup rapadura sugar

  • 1 container The Seed Cycle Phase 2

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats or desiccated coconut for gluten free

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking power

  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 tablespoon organic vanilla paste

  • 1/2 cup spelt flour or almond meal for gluten free


METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl combine The Seed Cycle Phase 2, oats, spelt flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt.

  3. In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, cream butter, rapadura sugar and vanilla. Add egg and mix for another minute until combined.

  4. Add butter mixture to the dry ingredients, using your hands to combine well.

  5. Form 28 small cookies, add a little water if needed to help them stick together, placing on lined baking tray.

  6. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown. Consume 2 cookies each day for your daily dose of seed cycling during Phase 2.

Enjoy!


For more on seed cycling including a free quiz and ebook head over to www.theseedcycle.com.au



Disclaimer: The information provided in this email is for informational purposes only. Functional Health Canberra does not treat, diagnose or cure any condition. Information is not intended to replace medical professional advice. Always consult your physician before any significant diet and lifestyle changes.

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