The pineal gland is a very small pinecone-shaped organ located deep in the center of the brain. It secretes the hormone melatonin, which helps to control our circadian rhythms (sleep-wake cycle) and regulate certain reproductive hormones. The gland also helps the body to convert signals from the nervous system to signals in the endocrine system. Melatonin secretion is triggered by light exposure; production is low during daylight hours and high during times of darkness.
The pineal gland has also been referred to as the seat of the soul, higher consciousness, and intuition. For centuries it has been believed to be the doorway of connection between the physical and spiritual realms. It is the part of the brain that shows the most activation during meditation, prayer, and visualization.
Pineal gland calcification is a great cause for concern because it seems to happen at a very young age. In this process, accumulation of calcium phosphate crystals and fluoride become hardened, and cause the pineal gland to lose much of its functionality.
Fluoride is the most common and widespread cause of pineal gland calcification in our diets. It forms deposits of calcium phosphate crystals in the pineal gland more so than any other part of the body. Fluoride is present in toothpastes and tap water and an accumulation of it can shut the gland down or make it function less efficiently. Recommendations are to switch to a fluoride-free toothpaste and drink spring water or filtered water. (Young Living has three different toothpastes available that have no fluoride added. Contact me if interested in purchasing.)
Top 5 Foods for the Pineal Gland
Calcification is an issue that occurs to everyone, but it’s increased in individuals that eat a poor diet. The problem is that overexposure to fluoride and phosphorus destabilizes your body’s mineral balance. This causes your pineal gland to calcify quickly. Nearly half of Americans experience pineal calcification by the age of 18! This disrupts your natural rhythms and hormones.
The best answer is to eliminate junk foods and limit your fluoride exposure. You need to get enough raw, healthy foods to help decalcify and support the pineal gland. Try these 5 foods for the best pineal gland health. ~ Dr. Edward Group, Global Health Center