A tiny pea-sized gland shaped like a pinecone, residing in the center of our brains, may hold the secrets to spiritual wisdom, inspiration and psychic awareness. The Pineal Gland is vital for physical, mental and spiritual health, while also being a gateway to higher consciousness.
It is widely believed that the pineal gland is key to our spiritual awakening and psychic abilities. Traditionally, the pineal gland is said to be the third eye chakra or the eyebrow chakra, which is set back and between our two physical eyes.
What is the pineal gland?
The pineal gland, also known as the pineal body, conarium or epiphysis cerebri, is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain and the shape of the gland resembles a pine cone.
It is an endocrine gland sitting alone in the brain, level with our eyes. The pineal gland produces melatonin and regulates our daily and seasonal circadian rhythms. Melatonin is the chemical in charge of our sleep cycles and the quality of our sleep, and it also regulates the onset of puberty. Melatonin is responsible for fighting against free radicals. A decline in melatonin triggers the aging process in the body. Serotonin, the neurotransmitter or happy chemical responsible for our mood, is transformed into melatonin only in the pineal gland. The pineal plays a major role in hibernation of animals, in metabolism and seasonal breeding. Unlike much of the rest of the brain, the pineal gland is not isolated from the body by the blood-brain barrier system. It is reddish-gray and about the size of a pea.
Our Third Eye or our First Eye?
Scientific evidence supports the possibility that our third eye, or pineal, was once our first eye. Under the microscope, the pineal is made up of cells that have the same features as the rod-shaped light-sensitive cells found in our retinas. The pineal gland receives signals that travel down the optic nerves. It seems the primitive third eye functioned as a sight organ before our current set of eyes. The pineal gland gives a perception of the world around us through our senses. It controls the action of light upon our body and is located beneath the cerebral cortex where the two hemispheres of the brain join. This is the place where the brain regulates consciousness and interprets the body’s sensory and motor functions.
According to theosophy, the pineal is an important psychophysiological center or chakra and is the source of clairvoyance and intuition. It has also been described as “the principal seat of the soul,” and the portal to the higher dimensions, as the pineal, or third eye, provides perception beyond ordinary sight
Why is the Pineal Gland blocked?
Through a poor diet, exposure to toxins in the environment and food we eat, stress and modern life, the pineal gland gets hardened, then calcified and eventually shuts down. It is also suppressed by electromagnetic fields (EMF) released by mobile phones and other wireless devices.The Pineal gland is especially sensitive to fluoride in the water. Fluoride, and other chemical substances like chlorine, are bad for the pineal as they deposit on tissues rich in calcium, such as the pineal. The gland calcifies when it encounters fluoride – these calcifications are known as corpora arenacea, or brain sand, and are made up of calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, magnesium phosphate and ammonium phosphate.
Chemicals that are harmful to the pineal gland can come from everyday activities, for example, Fluoride is found in most toothpaste and tap water. Likewise, food laden with pesticides, preservatives, and chemicals causes the pineal gland to become sluggish and lose its vitality and power. It is also believed that calcium supplements are detrimental to our health and that it is it better to gain calcium through our diet and calcium-rich foods, such as almonds and leafy green vegetables.
It’s important to detox the body in order to decalcify the Pineal Gland. In today’s world, we are assaulted by an enormous range of chemicals, in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Our poor diets and contemporary lifestyle are the main causes of decalcification as the Pineal Gland is very sensitive to chemicals. The primary goal of decalcifying your pineal gland is so that you can begin the process of pineal gland activation and awaken your Third Eye.
Foods to detoxify 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 10 foods to detoxify and encourage pineal gland activation
- Green Superfoods
Chlorella, spirulina, and wheatgrass are great foods packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These and other chlorophyll-dense superfoods remove metal toxins that build up in organs, increase oxygen levels, repair damaged tissue, and boost your immune system. The ability to remove toxic metals from organs aids the body in removing metal buildup. Plus, by boosting oxygen and immune function, it may help your body reverse pineal gland calcification.
- Chaga Mushrooms
The Chinese call it the “King of Plants.” In Siberia, it’s the “Gift from God.” And for the Japanese, it’s the “Diamond of the Forest.”
Not bad for wood-rotting fungus!
Hundreds of scientific studies have demonstrated potent effects of the Chaga mushroom on the immune, hormonal, and central nervous systems. Studies in Finland and Russia found that Chaga is an efficient anti-tumor agent as well as antiviral.
Chaga provides us with phytochemicals, nutrients, and melanin. Melanin provides the pigment for our skins, hair, and eyes.
The most effective (and traditional way) of ingesting Chaga is in tea. It comes packaged in chunks (looks and feels like tree bark). You can steep it in chunks, but I was instructed to grind it into a powder first. (use a coffee grinder.)
If you’re looking for something more convenient, you can purchase Siberian raw Chaga tea bags.
Preparation: Steep in hot water in a covered mug for 45 minutes.
Iodine is a mineral found in sea vegetables like seaweed or kelp. This vital mineral assists the thyroid gland in regulating hormones and is one of the most efficient removers (chelators) of heavy metals from the body such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and aluminum as well as fluoride
Iodine is essential to every organ of the body, but modern iodine deficiencies leave room for iodine’s elemental cousin, fluoride, to take its place.
Fluoride from your tap water settles into the pineal gland.The human body has no use for fluoride so the body isolates it in a calcium husk. Increase your iodine intake and you’ll reduce the effect of fluoride on all of your organs. You can get it from organic dietary sources like spinach, broccoli, seaweed, kelp, and fish. You can also supplement with iodine
Note: Increasing your iodine intake can reduce your calcium levels, so be sure to eat calcium-rich foods like broccoli, kale, almonds and flax seeds when you’re taking iodine supplements.
Turmeric is another excellent supplement for your pineal gland detox. Numerous studies have shown that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, can prevent and potentially reverse the damage from fluoride exposure. Curcumin significantly reduces the toxic effect of fluoride to near normal level by increasing the antioxidant defense through its scavenging mechanism to reduce oxidative stress.
You can purchase fresh organic turmeric from your local market and use it for cooking (it looks like ginger).
- Oregano Oil
Research supports oregano oil as a powerful tool against microbes and other harmful organisms. By supporting immune function, your body will more successfully remove harmful organisms before it can attack tissue like the pineal gland. This reduces the chance of gland calcification. Plus, oregano oil cleanses your system so you’ll enjoy better health.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw apple cider vinegar is a natural metal detoxifier. The malic acid in raw apple cider vinegar detoxifies heavy metals while its natural vitamins, minerals, and enzymes replenish your body with necessary nutrients. Malic acid binds with toxins and helps the body eliminate them more efficiently.
Apple cider vinegar also helps cleanse the lymph nodes to allow better lymph circulation necessary for removing toxins and improving your immune response. It is excellent for your pineal gland detox.
Make sure you get “raw” apple cider vinegar and that it comes in a glass, not plastic bottle. The most well-known and trusted brand is Bragg’s Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. It’s an excellent product, useful for tons of healing remedies as well as salad dressing.
Additional health benefits of Apple cider vinegar include dissolving kidney stones, relieving gout, lowering blood pressure, and balancing glucose levels.
The easiest way to take raw apple cider vinegar is to mix a cup of water with a tablespoon or two of the vinegar and raw honey (optional).
A study from the early 2000s demonstrated that tamarind increased the excretion of fluoride in urine compared to the control group. The researchers believe tamarind may even be able to reverse the effects of skeletal fluorosis caused by ingesting fluoride.
This study shows that a compound from the tamarind fruit shell can be used to de-fluoridate groundwater.
- Raw Cacao
Multiple scientific studies show that raw cacao, rich in flavonoids, helps decrease blood pressure and improve blood vessel health. By triggering high levels of nitric oxide, raw cacao increases the size of blood vessels.
Larger blood vessels mean more blood flow and oxygen make its way to the pineal gland, supporting healthier functioning and detox. Raw cacao is loaded with antioxidants. So, to get the desired effects for your pineal gland detox, you want raw cacao, ideally organic.
Shilajit is plant material produced over millions of years from plants preserved in dark crevices of the Himalayan Mountains. Shilajit forms a thick resin that’s packed with 85 different trace minerals including fulvic acid
Numerous studies have demonstrated shilajit’s anti-aging effects and how it protects against cellular damage.
- Beets or Beet Juice
Beets, characterized by their deep, dark red color, contain boron. This element helps balance calcium intake and remove metals and other compounds, like fluoride. Beets are also loaded with B vitamins to help sustain energy and encourage cellular health.
Detoxification is a two-part process; firstly ensuring that no further calcification takes place, while at the same time, reversing the calcification that has already occurred. This may require some lifestyle changes, the most important one being to drink pure water. Other lifestyle changes are to limit or stop the intake of sugar, caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol, and to eat organic, natural whole food that is not laced with pesticides and genetic modifications.
An effective approach which has been clinically proven to detoxify your body and the pineal gland is through CEASE therapy to achieve harmony and balance on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. This is far more than just the elimination of symptoms.
One Final Thought
If you’re seeking enlightenment through meditation, or perhaps you’re just looking to obtain a good night’s rest, you need a healthy pineal gland. To restore your pineal gland, you first need to eliminate sources of fluoride and cut out junk foods, especially soda. If you don’t change this part of your diet, you won’t gain any ground by eating these 10 foods. Other foods like cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, and coconut oil may help you detox.