Here is another recipe using simple seeds to be enjoyed for its healing medicinal qualities.

Seed Rotation can be used by anyone experiencing symptoms of estrogen dominance (can be menopausal women, too)

Here is the key idea: Seed rotation can be used to boost estrogen levels in the first part of your cycle (called the follicular phase) and progesterone levels in the second part (called the luteal phase).

Women in perimenopause and menopause will also benefit from this method.

Alternate using the luteal seeds (sesame and sunflower) and the follicular seeds (pumpkin and flax) depending on where you are in your cycle.







Seed Rotation Pesto
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 1½ cups
  • 1 cup parsley, packed
  • 1 cup cilantro, packed
  • 1 cup dandelion greens, packed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground sesame seeds during luteal stage (or ground pumpkin seeds during the follicular stage)
  • 2 tablespoons ground sunflower seeds during luteal stage (or ground flax during the follicular stage)
How To Make
  1. Place everything in a high-speed blender or food processor and pulse until the mixture is bright green and all the herbs are chopped. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed
EQUIPMENT: High-speed blender or food processor
STORAGE: Best enjoyed fresh, but any leftovers should be stored in the fridge for up for 5 days

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