These seed cycling recipes are packed with hormone balancing powerhouse seeds like chia, flax, hemp, sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds.
I find hormones fascinating, a little bit like finding the unique code that needs to be cracked to unleash every woman’s potential for optimal health. Nowadays, I find myself talking to just about every single client about their hormones. I find myself educating on the pros and cons of birth control (based on what I learned in this is your brain on birth control book), empowering women to understand their fertility and take charge of their hormones.
And of course, using food and exercise changes to help women understand how they can stop fighting their hormones and make their hormones work for them.
One of the ways to use nutrition to help nudge your hormones in the right direction is seed cycling. I initially wrote about seed cycling in this post and I also posted a Seed Cycling Q & A post as well. Since I’ve been back on the seed cycling train (after a long break during pregnancy and breastfeeding) I wanted to share some of my favorite seed cycling recipes I’ve developed over the years with you today!
Note – generally I don’t recommend seed cycling if you are birth control or in menopause, just because it will be somewhat ineffective. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t try any of the recipes below! These recipes are still packed with inflammation-fighting and filling healthy fats that are bursting with nourishment, so even if you aren’t seed cycling, you can still make these healthy recipes!
Follicular Phase (First 14 Days)
These recipes are rich in flax seeds, hemp seeds, and chia seeds to support the first half of your cycle or the estrogen-dominant phase.
Luteal Phase Recipes (Second 14 Days of Cycle)
These recipes include pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds to support the progesterone dominant half of your cycle.
- Ovulation Effects on Hunger, Training, and Nutrition Tips
- Recovering from 5 Years of Amenorrhea
- Post-Pill Amenorrhea Update (4 months later)
- Seed Cycling for amenorrhea, irregular cycles, and hormone balance
- How to Make Your Hormones Work For You (What to eat/how to train)
- Why Your Hormones Need Carbs
- Iron Foods, Functions, and Facts (related)
- What No One Told Me About Weaning Breastfeeding
- My friend Ashley wrote an ebook called Fit & Fertile (affiliate link)about her experience with Amenorrhea as a Group Fitness Instructor and what she did to get pregnant naturally. Her experience was different t n mine, but similar in some ways as well. Either way, it was a comforting read.