SEED CYCLING AND THE WOMB _ PMS
Are you ridden with PMS? Premenstrual syndrome is not a necessary monthly date. So many of us are accustomed to feeling terrible before our periods that we assume it is normal. It is not. PMS cramping, mood swings and unexplainable cravings are not ordinary at any phase of the month
HIGH ESTROGEN (or estrogen metabolites) can be the cause of tender breasts, mood swings, hair loss, weight gain, fibroids, endometriosis, breast and ovarian cysts, and even breast and ovarian cancer.
levels can manifest in ways similar to the above, along with feeling anxious, not being able to fall or stay asleep, and menstrual headaches.
The drop in estrogen and progesterone, which occurs after ovulation, is a trigger. This drop in hormones reduces production of serotonin (happy hormone)
levels can be raised by eating foods rich in L-tryptophan: chicken, eggs, cheese, turkey, beef, salmon and tuna, tempeh, beans, lentils, spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables, pumpkin and chia seeds, and nuts.
Is a clear sign that you are missing magnesium. Either take magnesium supplements the whole month or during PMS periods. Your cravings WILL subside. And as a side effect so will the cramp pains. GONE!! magnesium rich foods can help too
Phase 1: Flaxseed and pumpkin seeds
Phase 2: Sesame and sunflower seeds
All seeds need to be ground. 2 tablespoons daily
Today for we will talk about seed cycling and how you can adjust to your own cycle
Day 1 to Day 15 (or the middle of the cycle), we need more estrogen. This is the follicular phase. With seeds such as flaxseed and pumpkin seeds, we can naturally increase our estrogen levels.
FOR EXTRA support add fish oil
Day 15 to Day 30, or the second part of the cycle (also known as the luteal phase), the corpus luteum begins to release progesterone, the sex hormone. The high contents of zinc in sesame seeds and vitamin E in sunflower seeds stimulate progesterone production. By adding two tablespoons of sesame and sunflower seeds per day in the luteal phase, we can naturally support the body to produce more progesterone, a sex hormone of which many women experience low levels.
FOR EXTRA support Evening Primrose oil
Supporting the body with food that will help produce sufficient amounts of estrogen and progesterone is not only easy and cheap, but also non-invasive. This is why this form of healing is preferred by practitioners who work with food as medicine – this method simply works, while still being gentle on the body.
In our natural states women cycles tune to the moon and peak fertility and ovulation is around the full moon. Be sure to dim all lights and get as much moonlight as possible on those 3 days to trigger the ovulation. Menstruation should starts with the new moon. If your cycle is almost regular but not quite there start the seed cycling with your first day of period and see how the intervals will stabilize
If your cycle is completely irregular or totally unpredictable start seed cycling on day 1 of the new moon and see how your cycle will sync
If you are pre-menopausal or in menopause, you can start applying seed rotation any time you like and keep each seed combination (like flax seed and pumpkin) for one to two weeks, then switch to the other combination (like sunflower and sesame seeds)