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Seed Cycling with an Irregular Cycle: Your Guide to Seed Cycling with the Moon

Struggling with an irregular cycle? Discover the natural power of Seed Cycling with the lunar cycle + moon.  This comprehensive guide provides insights and practical steps to use seed cycling as a potential remedy for restoring hormonal balance and rhythm.

Step 1: Understanding Your Cycle (is it "regular" or "irregular":

Start by understanding the root causes of your irregular cycle (shorter than 21 days or longer than 45 days). Dive into factors like stress, lifestyle, and hormonal shifts that might be triggering the inconsistency. This knowledge sets the stage for a targeted approach to regain balance.  It is always a great idea to consult your healthcare provider to dive into these root causes. 

Step 2: Decode Seed Cycling:

This hormone-supporting tool stands out as one of the most popular wellness practices today (and rightfully so!). But what exactly is seed cycling? In essence, seed cycling is a dietary strategy crafted to enhance hormone health significantly. It ranks among the most effective "food as medicine" practices for realigning your menstrual cycle, harmonizing hormonal levels, alleviating menstrual troubles, and even boosting your potential for conception.

Seed cycling involves eating flax, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds at different times of the month (we make it easy for you!). Theoretically, seed cycling either enhances or inhibits the production of estrogen and progesterone in the body. In turn, balancing and optimizing your hormones, along with relieving symptoms due to hormonal imbalance.

In essence, these particular seeds contain different amounts of lignans and essential fatty acids. Lignans can help bind up excess hormones, and fatty acids are essential for hormone production and balance. As you alternate between seeds, your body works to optimize the nutrients in pumpkin, flax, sesame, and sunflower seeds. 

Step 3: Crafting Your Seed Cycling Routine with an Irregular Cycle:

Now, let's dive into the magical world of seed cycling with the moon! Imagine syncing your hormone-boosting journey with the moon's phases – it's like a cosmic dance for your well-being. During Days 1 to 14, aka the New Moon to Full Moon phase, embrace a mix of pumpkin and flax seeds to nurture your body and regulate estrogen levels. As you move through the Follicular phase, these seeds work wonders to prepare you for the next phase. Then, Days 15 to 28, the Full Moon to New Moon phase, call for sunflower and sesame seeds to shine. These seeds, packed with zinc and vitamin E, lend their support during the Luteal phase, helping balance hormones and adding an extra glow to your radiance.

To keep up with the moon's rhythm you can sign up for Funk it's email list (we always send an email on both) or you can download any moon tracker app! 

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Step 4: Navigating Your Seed Cycling Journey 
Mindful Beginnings: Start with 2 tablespoon of the chosen seeds daily.  Consistent commitment is going to be key here.  Dedicate a few months for noticeable changes, most people start to see results in 60- 90 days but every one is different.  But one this is true across the board consistency amplifies results.  Adding in lunar intentions can be a fun and mindful way to connect with your cycle and seed cycling practice.  Infuse your intentions with the moon's energy during each phase, aligning your aspirations with your hormonal goals.  Check our our free downloadable cycle journal to deepen your lunar seed cycling practice.
Step 5:  Keep an eye out for your own ovulation patterns and period
Your cycle always takes priority over the moon phases.  Many people start seed cycling with the moon phases and then start to fall back in line with their menstrual cycle.  While seed cycling with the moon basal body temperature tracking can be a great tool for identifying ovulation and predicating your next period.  You can learn more about ovulation tracking here!
*This is not medical advice prioritize a consultation with a healthcare professional before implementing any significant dietary changes, especially if you have preexisting health conditions or are on medications.*