So many of my patients use oral contraceptives—AKA, the pill—to correct all kinds of menstrual cycle problems outside of contraception, like heavy and painful periods, acne, and mood fluctuations. But the pill depletes your hormones, can negatively affect your emotions and oftentimes it creates more problems than it solves. So I love to encourage these patients to use seed cycling instead of the pill. That’s where you eat certain seeds—pumpkin, flax, sunflower, sesame—at certain times of your period. When people do it correctly, it has amazing results. However, sometimes people complain that this process can be a lot of work, which is where Funk It Wellness comes in. They sell all the seeds you need in special packaging that makes seed cycling easy. In this episode, I talk with the company's founder, Kate Morton. We discuss her own health journey with irregular and painful periods, her education as a dietitian, and her persistence in starting this awesome company that I love recommending to my own patients.