Travel deep into the center of your brain, and you’ll find a pinecone-shaped gland.
The size of only a grain of rice, this tiny gland plays an essential role in how we sleep, perform, make decisions, and perceive reality.
A healthy-functioning pineal is essential for psychological development, peak performance, and spiritual awakening.
In this guide—part one of an epic 4-part series—we’ll explore what this gland does, why it generally does work properly, and how to restore it!
What Does the Pineal Gland Do?
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 rhythm. 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.
Momentarily remove yourself from our modern environment with clocks and calendars, and you’ll immediately appreciate the vital role this gland plays in maintaining our connection with nature.
In Light: Medicine of the Future, Jacob Liberman explains that the size of the pineal gland in animals varies depending on the animal’s location.
An animal living closer to the equator will have a smaller pineal gland than an animal living further North or South.
The more the animal needs to adapt to a changing environment, the larger the pineal gland will be. The pineal gland also plays a major role in regulating bodily temperature.
Melatonin and the Pineal Gland:
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 development. 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. 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.
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.
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. :: 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 mental performance and cognitive functioning while making us prone to disease. In many ways, the pineal is our body’s connection with the natural world. Severe that connection (via calcification) and what happens?
You have a race of beings mostly disconnected from their instincts, from their planet, and from each other.
Without a fully functioning pineal gland, media messages more easily program us, false belief systems shape us, and poor decisions plague us.
Simply put, a calcified pineal gland limits our marvelous potential.
I’ve yet to meet a high-achiever who doesn’t want to be more awake. Decalcifying the pineal gland is an important part of our awakening, as doing so heightens our perception of reality.
3 Steps to Decalcify Your Pineal Gland
To decalcify your pineal gland, we need to do three things:
Step 1: Eliminate certain foods and environmental factors that are causing additional calcification.
Step 2: remove existing calcifications
Step 3: Create an external environment that supports healthy pineal gland functioning.
How to Stop Further Calcification:
Numerous substances cause calcification in the body, but the two primary causes of calcification appear to be fluoride and synthetic calcium.
Eliminating your consumption and exposure to fluoride and synthetic calcium will help stop further calcification in your body and brain.
The Fastest Way to Decalcify Your Pineal Gland