Why We Exist
Founded in New York in 2017 by two best friends, Food Period is on a mission to make effective, natural solutions as easily accessible as pharmaceuticals and supplements.
Britt Martin was diagnosed with lymphoma at age 25 and stopped getting her period during chemotherapy. Her doctor offered her the birth control pill to reinstate her cycle, but she didn’t want to use more synthetic hormones and sought a more natural solution.
After hearing about seed syncing from multiple natural health practitioners, Britt began following the practice and after three months, her period returned without any of the PCOS-related symptoms she had previously experienced. She's had great periods ever since.
Jenn Kim, though originally from South Korea, has lived most of her life in LA and Vancouver. Korean focus on holistic remedies and the west coast’s inclination towards natural health greatly influenced her own health experiences. While her doctor prescribed her “the pill” for menstrual challenges, it never quite appealed to her. So, when Britt introduced her to seed syncing, her periods became more regular and her persistent hormonal acne completely disappeared.
Wanting to make seed syncing more accessible and convenient, the friends partnered to create a subscription-based service for natural food products, starting with the commercialization of the seed syncing practice.
Now, Food Period creates various natural food products for different needs, and also provides free resources and learning materials for people everywhere.
There are extremely limited resources available when it comes to regulating menstrual cycles and their symptoms. Doctors often prescribe the birth control pill for any period-related problem— from irregular cycles to hormonal acne. In fact, the pill is so widely prescribed that about 60% of users take it for non-contraceptive purposes.
Even the natural health industry offers no clear alternative. Many practitioners lack a common and standardized protocol. The supplements industry, while vast, is non-specific— leaving many menstruators confused.
Menstruators aren’t taught that their periods are a fantastic indicator of overall health. Or that periods are a great tool for tracking fertility. Or that constant, painful symptoms could mean that they may be part of the 1 in 10 menstruators between the ages of 14-55 with PCOS.
So why is the only convenient solution available a pharmaceutical one?
Food Period is here to change that.