“Fluoride is likely to cause decreased melatonin production and to have other effects on normal pineal function, which in turn could contribute to a variety of effects in humans.” (National Research Council 2006).
The Dangers of Fluoride and How to Decalcify Your Pineal Gland
Sometimes great things come in small packages. The pineal gland, so-named because of its likeness to a pine cone (Latin pinea), is about the size of a grain of rice. Yet, science has barely discovered the fullness of its uses in the body or its connection to the mind/soul.
The Nervous-Endocrine System Connection
The parasympathetic nervous system incites our “rest and digest, feed and breed” activities; the endocrine system produces hormones, communicating signals such as hunger, satiation, sexual desire, wakefulness or sleepiness. The pineal gland is vital for converting signals from the parasympathetic to the endocrine system.
The pineal gland is also responsible for the production of melatonin from tryptophan. Melatonin helps to regulate circadian rhythm and plays a role in the timing of puberty. Deficiency in melatonin is linked with premature sexual development, insomnia, cancer, Alzheimer’s and mental disorders such as bipolar.
The pineal gland has been tagged the “third eye” because of its resemblance to the human retina and its function as a light receptor. Light enters the body through the retina of the eyes and is sent to the brain, which then sends it to the gland.
The Mind’s Eye
Some have also linked the function of the pineal gland to extrasensory abilities naming among them intuition, discernment, psychic awareness and expanded mind capacity.
The gland’s semblance to the human eye and its location in the brain make it appear to be, quite literally, the mind’s eye.
Practically speaking, the desires of our heart direct our eyes to and from that which we do and don’t want. The eyes then receive light into the body, send it to the brain, which transports it to the pineal gland. The light stimulus activates the gland.
It happens that our mind’s eye receives constant and massive blood supply, ever taking in nourishment from the blood life force. As a result, any “death” in the blood, aka toxicity, easily accumulates in the pineal gland.
For this crucial piece of the brain, one of the most prevalent dangers today is the accumulation of fluoride and other toxins in the blood, causing a protective measure over the pineal gland known as calcification.
Calcification of the Pineal Gland
Artificial foods and ingredients; toxic levels of hormones from treated animal foods; poor nutrition; weak immunity; and sodium fluoride are largely blamed for the rampant calcification of the pineal gland worldwide. Some experts suggest that exposure to radiation via cell phones is another contributor.
Mal Effects of Calcification
A blocked pineal gland is associated with several disorders as well as inhibited enzyme function. Resulting effects include:
- weight gain or obesity
- slow thyroid
- digestive disorders
- kidney trouble
- poor circulation
- loss of sense of direction
- mood or mental disorders
- lack of vision
- lowered IQ
A healthy gland is said to enhance:
- overall health
- healthy nervous system function
- hormonal balance
Here are 7 tips to decalcify and reignite the health of your pineal gland.
1. Clean Water
C R Bayliss, N L Bishop, and R C Fowler. “Pineal gland calcification and defective sense of direction.” (1985) ] Natural News: Mainstream media pushes malicious fluoride lie: Fluoride-free bottled water is harming children, they claim!
Municipal water in the USA has been treated with a toxic form of fluoride for more than half a century. Many people have accumulated sodium fluoride in the pineal gland. To reverse this, get rid of fluoride, and you can start with your drinking water. Purchase a reverse osmosis or other fluoride water filter or get well or spring water if you can.
2. Ditch the Crest
If you haven’t already, eliminate sodium fluoride by getting rid of conventional toothpastes. You can easily make a homemade teeth cleaning and whitening, mouth cleansing paste out of coconut oil, baking soda and a dab of peppermint or cinnamon oil. You can also buy fluoride free herbal toothpaste.
3. Eat Organic
The problem is not simply fluoride; it’s also the accumulation of calcium deposits as the body’s immune response to toxins. Pesticides, artificial ingredients, hormones, other contaminants enter from bad food into the blood stream and flow directly to the pineal gland. Calcification occurs as a protective guard against these harmful chemicals. Switching to organic fruits, veggies and animal products will help to stop the flooding of chemicals into the bloodstream and throughout the body; thus reducing immune responses like inflammation and calcification.
4. Sun Soaking
Sunlight activates the pineal gland and stimulates decalcifying. Get 20 minutes of sunshine every day for a healthy dose. Go hatless so that the sunrays will also be received through your skin and go straight to the brain. Do this consistently and you should notice excellent activity in the gland when night falls, producing a goodly measure of melatonin for sound sleep.
To take it a step further, try safe sun gazing. The famous HiraRatanManek pioneered the sun gazing practice in the West and claims to have enlarged his pineal gland.
5. Citric Acid
Eat citrus fruits or drink the raw juice of lemons each morning. The acid helps to break down calcium deposits and gently detoxes.
Iodine has been shown to assist the body in releasing fluoride through the urine, and is essential for the healthy function of the thyroid gland. Enjoy dried seaweed, such as kelp, navy beans, tuna and eggs. Kelp supplements are also available.
Boron is a mineral found in food. It’s used to build strong bones and muscles, promote good muscle coordination and healthy testosterone levels, and to enhance cognition. It’s also known as an effective fluoride remover. Boron is found naturally in raisins, dates, chick peas, red kidney beans, hazel nuts, walnuts, lentils and peanut butter.
Borax is the common supplement form for Boron, but note that concentrated supplementation is controversial.
Other foods that cleanse and nourish the pineal gland include coconut oil; superfoods chlorella, blue-green algae, and wheatgrass; along with herbs and spices cilantro, parsley, turmeric and cayenne. Many also swear by zeolite, which remove metals and toxins from water and from within the body, and raw apple cider vinegar.
Exciting things are happening to protect the future of our pineal glands from poisonous fluoride. To learn more or participate check out the Fluoride Action Network (FAN)
In the 1990s, a British scientist, Jennifer Luke, discovered that fluoride accumulates to strikingly high levels in the pineal gland. (Luke 2001). The pineal gland is located between the two hemispheres of the brain and is responsible for the synthesis and secretion of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin maintains the body’s circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle), regulates the onset of puberty in females, and helps protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals.
While it is not yet known if fluoride accumulation affects pineal gland function, preliminary animal experiments found that fluoride reduced melatonin levels and shortened the time to puberty. (Luke, 1997). Based on this and other evidence, the National Research Council has stated that “fluoride is likely to cause decreased melatonin production and to have other effects on normal pineal function, which in turn could contribute to a variety of effects in humans” (NRC, 2006, p. 256).
The Pineal Gland Has Highest Levels of Fluoride in Body
As a calcifying tissue that is exposed to a high volume of blood flow, the pineal gland is a major target for fluoride accumulation in humans. In fact, the calcified parts of the pineal gland (hydroxyapatite crystals) contain the highest fluoride concentrations in the human body (up to 21,000 ppm F), higher than either bone or teeth. (Luke 1997; 2001). Although the soft tissue of the pineal does not accumulate fluoride to the same extent as the calcified part, it does contain higher levels of fluoride than found than in other types of soft tissue in the body — with concentrations (~300 ppm F) that are known in other contexts to inhibit enzymes. While the impacts of these fluoride concentrations in the pineal are not yet fully understood, studies have found that calcified deposits in the pineal are associated with decreased numbers of functioning pinealocytes and reduced melatonin production (Kunz et al., 1999) as well as impairments in the sleep-wake cycle. (Mahlberg 2009).
Fluoride and Earlier Puberty in Girls
In the United States, children are reaching the age of puberty at earlier ages than in the past — a trend that carries health consequences, including a heightened risk for breast cancer. Some evidence indicates that fluoride, via its effect on the pineal, could be a contributing cause to this trend. In animal studies, for example, fluoride exposure has been found to cause a decrease in the amount of circulating melatonin and lead to an accelerated sexual maturation in females. (Luke 1997). Similar findings have been reported in two epidemiological studies of human populations drinking fluoridated water. In the first published fluoridation safety experiment in Newburgh, New York, the authors found that girls living in a fluoridated community reached puberty five months earlier than girls living in a non-fluoridated community. (Schlesinger 1956) Later, in 1983, Farkas reported that postmenarcheal girls were “present at younger ages in the higher fluoride town than in the low-fluoride town, although the reported median ages were the same.”