Do you seed cycle?
In case you are not familiar, seed cycling is eating certain seeds daily for hormone balance. There isn't much scientific evidence, though lots of anecdotal from women who have found it helpful. Typically, you take a tablespoon each of ground pumpkin seeds and flax seeds during the menstrual and follicular phase, and a tablespoon each of ground sunflower and sesame during the ovulatory and luteal phase. This is the a very helpful explanation. https://naturalfitfoodie.com/seed-cycling/
I've been doing it for over a year now. It seems to help, though I also have changed up my diet, so it's difficult to tell sometimes what is "working." I don't eat the flax seeds though- I think I reacted badly to them when I tried it. My favorite way with the sunflower/sesame is to grind them up with some kind of nut, salt, and nutritional yeast and use it as a cheesy sprinkle. Often I use brazil nuts, as I eat 2-3 daily for the selenium.
Anyone else have any experience with it?
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