Show Notes

‘Nothing had really clicked and then I came across Cyndi O’Meara and the Nutrition Academy, and she introduced me to functional nutrition. And her philosophy of vitalism that our bodies have an innate intelligence and given the right tools and can heal, adapt and thrive. That just changed something in me, and I had this realisation of maybe it’s not going out and trying to stick to all these diets, maybe I have all the answers inside of me. And I love that one of the first subjects was culture and tradition and its role in eating food and nutrition. Oh my gosh and this resonated because I come from a Croatian background and food is everything!’ ~ Mel Kovacevic

Mel Kovacevic, founder of The Seed Cycle is a Functional Nutrition and EFT Practitioner. With her expertise in functional nutrition, intuitive eating practices, and EFT Tapping, Mel has helped hundreds of women restore hormone balance using food as medicine, a subject about which she is deeply passionate. Mel’s dedication to empowering women to reach their full potential is reflected in The Seed Cycle, which provides a done-for-you seed cycling solution delivered to customers’ doorsteps every month. With the support and encouragement of her family, The Seed Cycle has flourished.

In this podcast we talk a lot about the different phases of a woman’s cycle and how important it is to be in tune with it. It is through the power of education that we can understand ourselves better and therefore feel we have more control and understanding. Throughout history we have followed cycles and Mel highlights that today, more than ever, we could do with tapping back into this wisdom.

In a cycle we follow these rhythms:
1 – Menstrual Phase (Day 1 and coincides with a new moon) – Dream phase, reflection and creativeness.
2 – Follicular Phase – Get shit done, do stuff, perfectionism.
3 – Ovulation (Usually around days 14-15 and coincides with full moon) – Giving phase, connection.
4. – Luteal Phase – Get into nature more, and do more self care.

Seed cycling is an ancient, science-based guide for hormone balance and to support fertility! It is the practice of eating specific seeds during the two main phases of your menstrual cycle (follicular and luteal) to help promote the healthy balance of estrogen and progesterone levels. It’s a gentle and completely natural way to reduce PMS symptoms, boost fertility, and can help stimulate menstruation if it’s absent (amenorrhea), and other symptoms as a result of hormonal imbalances.
Seed cycling can be used at any stage of a woman’s life (including post-menopause). However, it’s especially beneficial when coming off of hormonal birth control or struggling with post-birth control syndrome symptoms like acne, irregular periods or missing periods, or PMS.

Her definition of Self Love is about self-acceptance and honouring nature and honouring our intuition and when you come from that place then everything else flows on.

Her favourite quote is: Let food be thy medicine.

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Freedom is one of my biggest values.
I truly respect culture and tradition.
Maybe I have all the answers within.
Food is everything.
Fat burns fat.
Once you accept yourself as you are there is room to change.
Start with education and understanding intuitive eating.
It is about relearning the signals your body gives.
We need to learn from example.
Using seed cycling to balance hormones is a natural and inexpensive alternative to using drugs, supplements, or herbal remedies.
The major thing that effects women are endocrine disrupting and mimicking chemicals.
Seed cycling is like nature’s vitamins!
EFT is about using acupressure points with your fingers.
I deeply and completely accept myself.
It’s not a quick fix it’s about a 3-4 month cycle.
Let food be thy medicine.
Plant the seed!


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