Seed Cycling Theory (a small review)

According to NUNM (2019), that is, the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, seed cycling is when you rotate seeds into the diet based on the phase of the menstrual cycle you are in. Apparently this has shown to support hormonal health anecdotally. They report this to be beneficial because of the content of essential fatty acids in the chosen seeds, which aid hormone production. In addition to this, the fibrous content of the seeds aids phase III detoxification of hormones. In the follicular phase, one would consume seeds such as flax or pumpkin daily to support oestrogen regulation. In the luteal phase, this switches to sunflower or sesame seeds to support progesterone.

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