There is NO Scientific Evidence to support Seed Cycling - yet.
'Seed cycling claims are indirect effects on the women's hormonal cycles, PMS and, menopausal symptoms. However, there is research showing the direct benefits of the nutritional components present in the individual seeds, flax, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds, in promoting hormonal balance. For example, flax seeds seem to be the most researched and beneficial. In a study, women taking one tablespoon of flax seed meal daily were able to lengthen their luteal phase, which resulted in fewer months without any ovulation. Flax seed has an effect on the luteal phase progesterone-estradiol ratio.
Another theory for rotating the seeds, rather than consuming all four at once, is the different mineral content that might support the follicular or luteal phases. For example, during the follicular phase, there is an increase in calcium, whereas there is an increase in magnesium during the luteal phase.' Wikipedia
How to Seed Cycle
Seed cycling is said to enable balance for female hormones.
4 kinds of seeds are added to the diet and rotated on the Follicular and Luteal phases
In Traditional Chinese Medicine seeds are said to tonify the Kidneys and nourish Essence which is said to help the reproductive system.
Day 1 -14 or until ovulation 1 tablespoon of each daily - *Flax and *Pumpkin
Day 15- 28 or until menstruation 1 tablespoon of each daily - *Sunflower and *Sesame
*These can be ground up and sprinkled on food or added to a Smoothie
Contain Lignans which are said to block excess oestrogen.
Are high in Zinc and are said to support Progesterone release.
Contain Selenium to aid Liver Detoxification
Selenium - if you have a history of miscarriage selenium supplements may help to reduce the risk of further pregnancy loss especially if you have high thyroid antibody levels. Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction Irina Szmelskyj and Lianne Aquilina