The pineal gland also is known as the pineal body, epiphysis of or epiphysis cerebri, endocrine gland in the brain is the size of a grain of rice. It has the shape of a fir cone and is located in the center of the brain, behind and under the pituitary gland. Mystics consider this gland ‘ the third eye ‘ and I think it makes the connection between the physical and the spiritual world, but until recently the medical community considers a vestige (an organ become nonfunctional along evolution). Currently, the medical world knows that the pineal gland is an important source of melatonin.
The discovery of melatonin in 1958, melatonin has been extensively studied and proved that offers extensive benefits to the body. The pineal gland releases melatonin with a clear circadian rhythm (daily). Trigger factor of production and release of melatonin from the pineal gland is the darkness. The more darkness, the more melatonin is released.
Street lights, lamps, and candle-light vigil ambient cell-and TV generated, computer and other electronic devices can disrupt the production of melatonin. If you think that is enough to cover your eyes, you are mistaken. It seems like the light that reaches every part of the body can inhibit the production of this hormone. Although the physiological function of pineal gland remained unknown until recently and taking into consideration that this gland appears to be able to see, the concept of “the third eye” proves once again the wisdom of an old belief for thousands of years.
Although most health professionals seem to agree that the level of melatonin decreases with age, this isn’t really so. A Harvard study conducted in 1999 has shown that the level of melatonin does not necessarily decrease with age. Previous studies have not ruled out about those medications that suppress melatonin, nor took into account factors such as sunlight and fluoride treatment.
On the other hand, melatonin can lose power with age. Melatonin receptors do not create the same power from a dose of the hormone they receive. In other words, as we age, melatonin can decrease the effect to some extent. We do not know yet more than that, but it shouldn’t surprise anyone from the natural health community that this is influenced much more of life than the factors of age.
Melatonin also offers other benefits besides sleep. It is one of the most powerful antioxidants produced in the body and it Is water and fat soluble, which allows this neurotransmitter to arrive in nearly every cell of the body, and some studies suggest that growth hormone improves the immune system.
The level of melatonin at night is reduced in people with mood disorders, depression, panic attacks, seasonal affective disorder, and other mental problems.
Unlike opiates, with melatonin supplements does not affect the rapid eye movement or REM sleep dreams, but many specialists recommend limiting the maximum supplements three consecutive months except in the case that is made on the recommendation of the doctor, because melatonin supplementation may affect the long-term production of the pineal gland. (As in the case of other glands, if you don’t use it, you miss it.)
How to detoxify Calcification pineal gland is the biggest problem for the pineal gland and the main cause is supposed to be that fluoride accumulates in pineal gland than in any other State body leading to the formation of phosphate crystals.
There are foods and supplements that help the pineal gland and decalcification can be taken in steps to regenerate and to restore the health of this third eye.
Give up on sunglasses. The light reflected by the retina stimulates the pineal gland. We should shower daily our skin and eyes in the sunlight. But you don’t have to look directly at the Sun, of course.
Fluoride, chlorine, lead, pesticides, synthetic, artificial calcium, sweeteners, synthetic fragrances, and mercury are recognized disruptors which may contribute to calcification of the pineal gland. Consume fresh, organic products (from small manufacturers) and drink only water clean and healthy. Use a filter for tap water when you drink or use in cooking, to remove chlorine. It is recommended that a filter completely, for the whole House, which used to filter water for bath/shower, for many chemicals penetrate the skin and lungs when we use a shower.
Antioxidants are of great help to the pineal gland and endocrine system as a whole. Oregano oil is a powerful antioxidant with a wide array of properties that can help detoxification. Oregano oil and neem are told they can remove calcium accumulated in the pineal gland.
Spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass and red and green algae are rich in chlorophyll and help to decalcification the pineal gland, due to its powerful detoxifying properties and massive nutritional benefits.
Raw apple cider vinegar from apples is another natural cleanser that helps decalcification of the pineal gland.
Iodine is necessary for the operation of the imperative pineal gland, but also the excess of iodine supplements can cause problems.
Vitamin K2 is essential to the ability of the body to properly assimilate calcium. K2 removes calcium and calcification of the pineal gland. K2 deficiency is common in modern society and has been associated with a wide range of health disorders. K2 is the new vitamin D.
Boron, naturally present in beetroot and can be taken in the form of supplements and may decalcification and remove fluoride from the gland. The most important is to avoid processed and refined products. Consume more fresh, organic, raw, which alkalinize the body and eliminates almost any symptoms of poor health.
Nourishment is, as usual, of a paramount importance. Especially in the case of the pineal gland, a slightly alkaline diet, rich in fresh produce, produces the decalcification and keeps it healthy.