Seeds cycling for hormonal balance


Tonight’s full moon inspired me to share a female topic, I am lately quite interested in and passionate about 😁

It is believed, that women’s menstrual cycles are very much related and synchronised with the moon, so this is the way to go if your cycle isn’t regular. Many years ago, before industrial development and processed foods most of women ovulated at the full moon and menstruated at the new moon.

This is how we are meant to be. Unfortunately hormonal disruption causes biological chaos in our menstrual cycle.

The science still not fully understand how the moon works with our biological systems, we are aware the moon cycles play important roles on earth, such as controlling the tides.

As a humans, we are connected to Mother Nature.

Coming back to our female hormones 😊

Random or absent periods could be the effect of our diet and lifestyle that disconnects us from the rhythm of nature.

Today’s living, make women to somehow abuse their bodies with various chemicals, birth control, extreme emotional stress, the stress of over-exercising, intentionally or unintentionally under fueling our bodies, not enough sleep,refined foods, and much more.

The hypothalamus – an important gland which is located in the brain, regulates human body’s overall homeostasis, including things like blood pressure, emotions, temperature and the hormonal system.

If the hypothalamus does sense too much stress, it’s ability to regulate the hormonal system will be impaired.



It is extremely important for a female health to maintain hormonal balance and we still not emphasise enough how crucial it is.

A whole foods diet, blood sugar balance and optimal endocrine function are at the basics for hormonal balance.

They are plenty of ways to support the balance of our hormones.

One natural way I am currently trying on myself is seed cycling

What is Seed Cycling?

Seed cycling is eating specific seeds at specific times throughout the month to balance female hormones.

It s believe that by adding flaxseed, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds to our meals at the specific time, we can support our body with binding and eliminating excess hormones and increasing deficient hormones.

Seeds contain nutrients that are the precursors to our body’s hormone production.

Flaxseed and pumpkin seeds support the estrogen dominant time of the month

Sesame and sunflower seeds support the progesterone peaks.

Flax and pumpkin are both full of Omega-3s which allow our hormones to get where they need to be.

Flaxseed contains plant phytoestrogens which act as antioxidants and block extra estrogenic activity in the body. Flaxseed is a great source of soluble fibre that can lower unhealthy (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, balance blood sugar levels  and act as a hunger suppressant.

Pumpkin seeds are a good source of B vitamins, magnesium, iron and protein.

Sesame and sunflower seeds contain Omega-6 fatty acids and stimulate progesterone production and are rich in zinc, which is necessary for overall reproduction.sesame seeds are a good source of vitamin E, which help improve skin condition as well as strengthen the heart and the nervous system.

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of B vitamins, especially folate,which help support a healthy pregnancy. They are particularly high in selenium, which is crucial for thyroid hormone and liver detoxification.

For a woman’s cycle it is important to have the right amount of each hormone, not too much, not too little.

Too much estrogen – can cause depression, PMS symptoms and irregular periods.

Too little estrogen – can cause not to ovulate at all.

Too little progesterone – can cause irregular periods as well as fatigue, PMS symptoms, and miscarriage.

We need the right amount of female hormones therefore we can use seeds cycling to help regulate these hormones and try to bring them into balance naturally.

How to Seed Cycle?

We start seed cycling on the first day of our menstrual cycle or if our cycle isn’t regular or we don’t have a cycle we can use the days accordingly to the phase of the moon.


From Day 1-14 of the menstrual cycle (or new moon to full moon)1

– Tbs. per day of ground flax seeds

– Tbs. per day of ground pumpkin seeds

From Day 15-28 of the menstrual cycle (or from full moon to new moon)

– Tbs. per day of ground sesame seeds

 – Tbs. per day of ground sunflower seeds

Just like with everything related to hormones, it takes some time of consistency to see improvements.


All materials provided in this article are intended for educational purposes and are not intended to replace or constitute medical advice or treatments.

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