September 26th, 2018 | Posted By: Magdalena Wszelaki | Posted in Adrenals, Dips, Dollops & Snacks, Estrogen Dominance, Menopause, Recipes, Spices & Condiments, Thyroid

Seed Rotation Pesto

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.

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Seed Rotation Pesto
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

Find more hormone-balancing recipes in Overcoming Estrogen Dominance

Overcoming Estrogen Dominance

In Overcoming Estrogen Dominance, my goal is to empower and give you the tools to take control of your hormones and health.

More than 70% of women experience estrogen dominance. The symptoms range from lumpy and fibrocystic breasts to thyroid nodules, hot flashes, fibroids, uterine polyps, painful, heavy or irregular periods to infertility and miscarriages, from mood swings to insomnia, weight gain to fatigue.

In Overcoming Estrogen Dominance, I give women a roadmap to reverse estrogen dominance using food, herbs, supplements and natural protocols to rebalance hormones. You’ll also find easy, hormone-balancing recipes that are free of gluten, dairy, soy, corn, eggs, and nightshades. These recipes are highly anti-inflammatory, low in sugar, and made with powerful medicinal ingredients to help heal your body naturally.

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22 Comments to Seed Rotation Pesto

  1. What about women who are well over menopause (mid-70s). Should we emphasize the luteal-phase seeds, sesame and sunflower?

    • HI Raffia, Women that are past menopause can still use both estrogen balancing seeds, and well as progesterone seeds. The estrogen seeds will help to boost the good estrogens and clear the dirty estrogens, HB Support

  2. If you are cooking for a family, do you think this will be good for males/children? Or is this somethg only females should be eating?

    • HI Susan, Yes, you could use tahini paste, just make sure it has the cleanest ingredients possible, and no fillers. We do like to use freshly ground seeds, as provide the most optimal nutrition. Enjoy! Jen HB Team

  3. this is hormone balancing right? And how manytbsp do i hv to tk everyday.

  4. You mention it is good for women in peri-menopause & menopause, so as the periods are so irregular (you never know when one is coming along, so luteal/follicular phase not easy to judge) or have stopped how do you recommend using the seeds??

    • Hey Julie,

      We offer recommendations in the full seed rotation guide, including following the moon cycles.

      Healthy Regards,

  5. What about Fibroid is this recommended? As I thought lin seed are no good for Fibroids and Estrogen dominance?

  6. Please can you offer substitutes for cilantro. I get very ill from so any ideas for substitutions is much appreciated.

    • Hi Lalita,

      You could increase the amount of parsley and dandelion greens, and remove cilantro entirely. Another green I like to use in pesto is arugula. Radish, beet, or carrot greens are also great in pesto!

      – HB Team

  7. Thank u so much! What about women already in menopause ?! When do I use the pumpkin seed or sunflower seed etc!?

    Appreciate your advice

  8. Thank u so much! What about women already in menopause ?! When do I use the pumpkin seed or sunflower seed etc!?

    Appreciate your advice

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