How does seed cycling help with peri-menopause and menopause?
Seed cycling is a science-backed naturopathic protocol used to regulate female hormones. The nutrients in the seeds help to regulate and detox excess estrogen, which is usually the cause of symptoms like hot flushes. Regular levels of estrogen are crucial to avoid increased chance of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis (brittle bones). Seed cycling can also give progesterone production a little boost on its way down during menopause. You'll also receive added support from vitamins and minerals like pantothenic acid, zinc and magnesium. All great nutrients for supporting things like sleep and the mental/emotional journey of menopause.
How to seed cycle in peri-menopause and menopause?
Menopause is considered to have occurred when a female has not had a menstrual cycle for 12 months. Cycles often become shorter, longer or irregular leading up to menopause. And periods can change - often to be heavier or lighter. It can be difficult to seed cycle with the menstrual cycle due to it’s irregularities. But not to worry, there are two more ways to seed cycle.
- Seed cycle with a 28 day cycle.
- Take FOL blend for 14 days then switch to taking LUT blend for 14 days. And repeat this cycle.
- This option is more in tune with nature. Take FOL blend from the new moon until the full moon, then switch to taking LUT blend from the full moon until the new moon. And repeat.
- In ancient traditions, they believed that the full moon was the ideal time for ovulation as there was more light in the day to stay awake, do the deed and get that egg fertilized. So maybe in menopause we can continue to replicate this ovulatory energy at the full moon.
You want to try and start seed cycling with FOL blend as close to when you would normally menstruate. And work with that rhythm. Every body is different and you need to tune into your own body to know which approach you’d like to take and at what time to start. The sooner you get started with seed cycling the quicker your body can support the decline of hormones naturally. Get Seed Cycle Blend
What happens after menopause?
When the ovaries retire, your adrenal glands and peripheral fat tissue are the source of a woman’s steriod hormones. Seed cycling can continue to be supportive here with nervine and mood-enhancing magnesium, zinc, B and E vitamins. The essential fatty acids will also support your adrenals to perform well.
Seed cycling is just one tool
It’s so important to note that seed cycling isn’t the only thing that will support your peri-menopause and menopause journey. You have lots of other systems in your body that will need support. Your gut health, your heart, bone and brain health. You want to pair seed cycling with regular exercise, live and vibrant foods, with adequate rest and hydration.
Consultation and individualisation
If you're considering seed cycling or any other dietary changes, it's a great idea to consult with a healthcare professional. Our registered Naturopath and Medical Herbalist Tayla can provide personalised advice based on your specific needs. She can help you integrate seed cycling into a broader plan for managing peri-menopause or menopause symptoms. BOOK HERE
Remember, while seed cycling is generally considered safe, it may not work the same for everyone. Individual responses to natural remedies can vary, and what works for one person may not work for another. It's crucial to listen to your body and make informed decisions about your health.
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