What are the benefits of seed cycling?

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You may have been struggling with some hormonal issues for quite some time now, perhaps you’ve tried a few different solutions but nothing has made a lasting difference. Seed cycling could be the answer to get your hormonal issues under control so you can feel and look your best, every day!

We believe every woman deserves to feel their best, every day of the month. Pain, bloating, mood swings and acne can wreak havoc on your confidence and leave you feeling like a shell of yourself. Unfortunately, the existing solutions aren’t much better, with health-savvy women hesitant to put their health and fertility at risk with the Pill.

Seed cycling has been used for hundreds of years to alleviate symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances, such as acne, menstrual cramp, PMS and menopause symptoms.

Whether it’s coming off the contraceptive pill, trying for a baby or going through menopause, seed cycling can guide you gently through some of those key transitional hormonal periods of your life. 

Wondering how seed cycling helps with fertility and conception? 

Seed cycling has been found to balance the two main hormones affecting pregnancy (Progesterone and Estrogen), which can assist with falling pregnant.

The Seed Cycle can help women at most stages of their life, seed cycling has been found to be particularly useful and natural way to help women rebalance hormones while coming of the oral contraceptive pill or other hormonal birth control methods.

Studies have shown that including flaxseeds can decrease androgen levels in women with PCOS, which can cause excess hair growth and acne, plus improve the cyclical breast tenderness that affects many women before their period.

A balanced hormone system is key in providing a healthy lifestyle and plays a pivotal role with things such as:

  • Reduced PMS symptoms
  • Improved skin and acne
  • Regulation of menstrual cycles
  • Increased fertility
  • Improved thyroid functions
  • Stress management
  • Mood support and mental health
  • Improved Immune function
  • Reduced period pain and discomfort
  • Weight management
  • Control of food cravings

The good news is, there is a natural method to help you restore hormone balance and start thriving in your life again. We’ve seen firsthand the positive impact seed cycling has had on our clients. Now, we want to help more women discover the benefits of this revolutionary technique with our subscription service.

People who seed cycle for at least 3 months report clearer skin, a more balanced mood, no more menstrual pain and bloating.

Is seed cycling safe?

The seed cycling technique is often recommended by health professionals to support women's health challenges such as acne, PMS, irregular menstrual cycle and menopause symptoms.

To date, there has been no medical research to suggest that seed cycling causes any adverse impact on the body however we always recommend that you speak to your GP or Nutrition Consultant before making any significant changes to your diet or lifestyle. Particularly IBS or any other conditions should be taken into account that may be affected by ingesting seeds.

Please note: Seed cycling is not recommended for women past their first trimester of pregnancy

How to support your hormones

Seed cycling is a great way to get to the root cause and help balance your hormones, naturally. Combined with seed cycling here are some other ways you can support your body’s innate healing ability.

1. Support liver detoxification

Did you know hormones are metabolised and excreted by the liver? By supporting your liver you can help clear hormones and prevent them from recirculating in your bloodstream. One of the best ways to do this is to reduce caffeine and alcohol as well as increasing your intake of substances like turmeric, dandelion, broccoli and leafy greens.

2. Be aware of endocrine disruptors

We are learning more and more about chemical stress and the impact exposure to ingredients in plastics, cleaning products and cosmetic additives have on our body and hormone balance.

EDCs or Endocrine disrupting Chemicals are environmental chemicals that mimic, block or interfere with hormones in the body. They can increase or decrease the levels of hormones in our body by affecting how they are made, broken down or stored in our body.

A few simple things you can do to limit EDCs:

-   Buy organic or wash fruits and vegetables before you eat them.

-   Don’t microwave in plastic food containers.

-   Reduce canned and processed foods.

-   When choosing cosmetics opt for natural products. 

3. EFT Tapping to lower cortisol levels

Cortisol is an important hormone that may become imbalanced with stress or illness. Cortisol is secreted by the adrenal glands that lie on top of the kidneys. Stress impacts adrenal function and hormone levels. In fact, stress is at the core of many hormonal imbalances.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is often referred to as ‘tapping’, or emotional acupuncture, without the needles. Tapping is a powerful, evidence-based, stress management tool. 

It is a simple exercise performed by tapping your fingertips on specific acupressure points on your face and body. This has a calming effect of the amygdala (the stress centre of the brain) and a reduction in cortisol.

You can read more about the science behind tapping here

4. Eat more fibre

Fibre is the primary fuel source of beneficial gut bacteria, promoting the development of a healthy gut microbiome. Great sources of fibre include fruit and vegetables, legumes and wholegrains, almonds, black beans, chia seeds and oats. 

Have comments, questions or feedback? Need help deciding if seed cycling is right for you? We’d love to hear from you. Leave us a message or email us on hello@theseedcycle.com.au and a member of the friendly Seed Cycle team will get back to you within 24 hours.

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