In 2016, Britt was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 25. During her six months of chemotherapy, she stopped getting her period. The only option her doctors offered was the birth control pill to reinstate her cycle, but unwilling to put more synthetic hormones into her body, she sought out natural alternatives. She learned about the functional nutrition practice of seed syncing– eating specific combinations of seeds during the different phases in her menstrual cycle to rebalance hormones naturally– and three months after following the practice, her period returned without any of the PCOS-related symptoms she’d previously experienced.
Jenn has lived most of her life in Vancouver and Los Angeles, although originally from South Korea. The West Coast dogma of natural health paired with the Korean focus on holistic remedies meant she never used birth control for her menstrual problems, despite being prescribed it by her doctor. When Britt– her best friend from boarding school– introduced her to seed syncing, within three months, her periods become more regular and her persistent hormonal acne completely disappeared.
The pair partnered to create a subscription-based service that helps women use natural food products to support their periods, starting with the commercialization of the seed syncing practice.
Food Period’s mission is to make natural solutions for hormonal health challenges more easily accessible to women.