Hi to all my new (and old) friends!
My name is Emily, and I am a Health Coach who specializes in helping women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and hormone imbalance to finally release those stubborn pounds, restore fertility, and relieve their PCOS symptoms.
In simplest terms, I help women eat well to increase their chances of getting pregnant and kick their PCOS symptoms to the curb.
Now, I’ve helped many women along their fertility journeys, and if there is one thing I know for sure, it is that
understanding how to eat and exercise for PCOS is incredibly confusing! There are a million different suggestions out there, and none of them seem to work. That is exactly why I have put together these recipes, to give you one very quick and simple way to feed your body exactly what it needs to begin the hormone-balancing process.
Seed cycling is incredibly powerful, but oh so simple!
The basic idea is that starting on day 1 of your cycle and each day for the next 14 days, you eat 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds and 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds per day. This is called your follicular phase, and those particular seeds give your body more of what it needs to balance your particular hormonal needs for that time of the month.
Then starting on day 15 of your cycle, you switch to eating 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds and 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds per day. You do this until your next cycle starts, which should be somewhere around day 26-32. This is your luteal phase.
If you don’t have a regular menstrual cycle for any reason, you simply follow the moon cycles. Ask Mr. Google when the next new moon is, and start your flax/pumpkin seeds on that date. Two weeks later switch to sunflower/sesame and continue those until the next new moon. (This practice usually will regulate your cycle if it is irregular or absent due to hormone imbalance.)
If you would like to read more about seed cycling and it’s benefits, check out this article.
If you love this guide, then you will absolutely love my Eating for PCOS 5-Day Challenge, where I begin to teach you how to optimize your nutrition for hormone balance and fertility. Click here to learn more about that. I would be so honored to be a part of your journey!
Enjoy these recipes, and please tag me in your seed cycling recipe creations! I am @healthbyemilya on Instagram.