Reactivate and Heal your Body's 3rd Eye. Part 1
If you look deep into the center of your brain, you’ll find a pinecone-shaped gland.
About the size of a grain of rice, this tiniest of glands, plays a vital role in how we sleep, perform, make decisions, and perceive reality.
A healthy, properly functioning Pineal gland is mandatory for psychological development and ideal cognitive performance.
The Pineal gland acts as the body’s light meter. It receives light information from the eyes and then sends out hormonal messages to the body.
This tiny gland transmits information to the body about the length of daylight, commonly called circadian rythym
The pineal gland tells every other part of your body whether it’s light or dark out, what season you’re in, and whether days are getting longer or shorter.
In Jacob Lieberman's book "Light, The Medicine of the Future" he writes , the Pineal is recognized as playing a major role in every aspect of human function. It acts as the “regulator of regulators.” Aside from its documented effects on reproductive function, growth, body temperature, blood pressure, motor activity, sleep, tumor growth, mood, and the immune system, it also seems to be a factor in "longevity.”
How does the pineal transmit information to the rest of the body about the time of day and season?
As part of the endocrine system, the pineal synthesizes and secretes a hormone called melatonin directly into the bloodstream.
Melatonin is a serotonin-derived hormone that modulates sleep patterns.
By inhibiting the release of certain reproductive hormones from the pituitary gland, melatonin affects our reproductive organs in both males and females.
The pineal also secretes more melatonin in children than adults, which is believed to inhibit premature sexual devlopment. After puberty, the pineal shrinks and releases less melatonin.
Light exposure to our eyes mainly determines how much melatonin the pineal synthesizes and secretes.
We produce less melatonin in daylight hours and increase secretion during the night.
Calcification of the Pineal Gland
Unlike most of our brain, the blood-brain barrier doesn’t isolate the pineal from the rest of our body ( because as the "regulator of regulators" it has to know exactly what's going on in the rest of the body at all times). Instead, the pineal gets a tremendous amount of blood flow, second only to the kidneys.
Surrounded by and immersed in cerebrospinal fluid, this gland camps out in a tiny cave-like area behind and above the pituitary gland.
In the 1990s, British scientist Jennifer Luke discovered high concentrations of fluoride in the pineal gland of her subjects.
Fluoride, commonly found in most municipal water as well as pesticides, accumulates in the pineal more than any other part of the body.
This accumulation of fluoride forms phosphate crystals, creating a hard shell around the pineal called calcification.
Scientific Effects of Pineal Gland Calcification
Studies show that pineal gland calcification:
- Lowers productions of melatonin
- Impairs the sleep-wake cycle
- Disrupts the regulation of the circadian rhythm
Fluoridated water is believed to be one of the chief causes of calcification in the pineal gland. Evidence suggests that children reach puberty earlier now as a consequence of fluoridated water.
Fluoride exposure in animal studies has found to decrease melatonin and lead to accelerated sexual development in females.
According to a paper in the Journal of Pineal Research, the pineal gland also plays a major role in regulating body temperature.
Simply put, when our pineal gland is calcified, we’re out of balance with nature, impeding proper biological functioning.
Why It’s Important to Decalcify the Pineal Gland
Obviously, we don’t want to:
- Lower the production of melatonin,
- Throw off our circadian rhythm, or
- Mess with our reproductive function.
And these are only some of the consequences of a calcified pineal gland.
Sleep is a vital biological function designed to restore us each night. When the pineal gland is calcified, it is believed to affect the quality of our sleep.
Poor sleep, reduces our body's healing rythyms and reduces our mental performance and cognitive functioning while making us prone to disease.
In many ways, the pineal is our body’s connection to the rest of the world. If we cut off that connection (via calcification) what happens next ? We become a society who struggles with connection to our natural instincts, other human beings and the world around us.
How to Stop Further Calcification
Numerous substances cause calcification in the body, but the two primary causes of calcification have been found to be fluoride and synthetic calcium (all calcium that comes in a pill).
Eliminating your consumption and exposure to fluoride and synthetic calcium will help stop further calcification in your body and brain.
Note: I’m aware that the topic of fluoride, especially its use in the public water supply, is a controversial issue for some. I don’t claim to be an expert. However, I have invested countless hours reading available literature and studies coming from both sides of the debate. Given the evidence I’ve seen, I’ve reached my own conclusion. You, of course, will have to reach your own.
Fifty percent of the world’s municipal drinking water is fluoridated. Most developed nations, however, do not fluoridate their water.
In western Europe, only 3% of the population consume fluoridated water.
If you live in the United States and your source of water comes from a public water supply (as opposed to a private well), there’s a 74% chance your water has fluoride.
More people drink and shower in fluoridated water in the United States than the rest of the world combined.
But is that a bad thing? (Doesn’t fluoride prevent tooth decay? I'll link a study on flouride and tooth decay prevention in Part 2)
Many studies show the dangers of fluoride consumption:
- Calcification of the pineal gland
- Causes arthritis (via calcification of cartilage)
- Causes kidney disease
- Lowers IQ and causes brain damage
- Harms male and female fertility
- Weakens skeletal health (skeletal fluorosis)
- Causes cardiovascular inflammation and atherosclerosis
- Increases lead absorption
There’s much more research available, but you get the idea.
Even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association have put out warnings about fluoridation and children. (Both of these institutions, however, generally support the use of fluoride.)
Natural Fluoride versus Synthetic Fluoride
The fluoride debate is misleading because many people fail to differentiate between natural fluoride and synthetic fluoride.
Natural fluorite is a trace mineral. It’s an aqua-colored stone, found in the Earth like any other mineral.
Fluorite is the mineral form of calcium fluoride. But calcium fluoride isn’t what’s put in our water supply, pesticides, or herbicides.
The fluoride used in public water is a non-pharmaceutical grade synthetic materials like hydrofluoric acid or sodium fluoride.
These are toxic chemical byproducts of aluminum, steel, cement, and other manufacturing.
Synthetic fluorides are also hazardous waste products of the phosphate fertilizer industry.
Hydrofluoric acid is used to refine gasoline, and to make many products including air conditioners, freezers, computer screens, fluorescent light bulbs, plastics, and pesticides.
And these fluoride chemicals are added in small doses to the majority of our water supply.
In "The Case Against Flouride", Paul Connett and two other scientists, explain how fluoride harms our brains, bones, and kidneys.
There are, for example, over 50 studies showing that fluoride reduces human intelligence.
As Paul Connett, executive director of the Fluoride Action Network put it:
“When historians come to write about this period, they will single out fluoridation as the single biggest mistake in public policy that we’ve ever had.”
For another well-researched book on the topic, see Christopher Bryson’s The Flouride Deception". And see this article on Dr. Mercola’s website for more information and an interesting interview with Connett.
Coming soon, Part 2 about our Amazing 3rd Eye and how to reverse calcification of the pineal gland and what preventive steps you can take to protect this amazing tiny gland and your brain and the brains of your children!