While most people don’t know much about their pineal gland, this tiny organ is becoming an increasingly popular topic of conversation in both the medical and spiritual communities.
Unfortunately, research shows that as you age, this gland starts to calcify, inhibiting its powerful intuitive ability and potentially leading to physiological dysregulation.
So, what is the tiny gland all about, and what can you do to preserve its unique functions?
In this article, you’ll learn:
- What the pineal gland is, and how its physiological functions impact your health
- The spiritual aspect of the pineal gland and why keeping this gland healthy can help you reach higher levels of consciousness
- How calcification of the pineal gland happens, and what you can do to reverse and prevent it
- The detrimental role your drinking water is likely playing in pineal gland function
What Is The Pineal Gland?
Your pineal gland is a part of your endocrine system, which is the system that regulates all hormonal processes in your body. This tiny gland sits in the center of your brain, secreting the hormone melatonin to control your circadian rhythm – specifically your sleep and wake cycles.
By receiving information about the light-dark cycle of the environment around you, your pineal gland picks up on the rhythmic changes that happen throughout the day. This information is what stimulates the gland to either produce more melatonin (which signals that it’s time to rest) or inhibits melatonin production (signaling that it’s daytime, a time to be active).
In addition to melatonin’s role in maintaining a balanced circadian clock, this hormone is also involved in neuroprotection, cellular protection, brain detox and the reproductive system and is suggested to play a role in longevity.
The Pineal Gland As A Spiritual Gateway
Renee Descartes, the famous French philosopher, described the pineal gland as the “seat of the soul.”
In the ancient science of yoga, the pineal gland is said to be associated with the sixth chakra – also known as the “third eye.”
But what does this gland have to do with spirituality?
While modern medicine will simply file the pineal gland under the “endocrine system,” ancient spiritual sages have understood that there is much more to this part of anatomy than meets the eye.
For example, your pineal gland secretes a compound called Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), also known as the spirit molecule. Although research is still pending, it is widely believed that your body produces large amounts of DMT twice in your life – at the moment of your birth and again at the moment of your death.
DMT is a psychedelic compound that enhances one’s perception and is responsible for the awakening many people experience during psychedelic journeys with plants like ayahuasca and medicinal mushrooms.
These plants have been used for thousands of years in spiritual ceremonies to awaken the inner soul and open one’s awareness to higher spiritual realms.
From the perspective of your chakra system, your pineal gland is aligned with your sixth center, also known as your third eye. Your chakra system is a scientifically validated energetic system that corresponds to your endocrine system.
The third eye, which sits just above the center of your eyebrows, is known as the center of inner enlightenment. This is where you connect with your deeper Self and from where you draw your intuition. Creating balance in this center opens your spiritual awareness, allowing you to perceive beyond the physical world around you – it is your connection to spirit.
In ancient Egypt, the symbol of the “eye of Horus” has remarkable similarities to the structure of the pineal gland. This symbol is used for spiritual and psychic protection, which alludes to the fact that ancient Egyptians were likely familiar with the power of the pineal gland as well.
In meditation, many people find that the deeper they go, the more their eyes will begin to turn upwards – as if they are looking at their third eye. This allows you to engage in deeper concentration as if the third eye is pulling you into its mystical realm. In fact, many teachers and gurus will instruct their students to focus on the point between their eyebrows as they begin their mediation to expedite their connection with spirit.
No matter how you look at it, whether you think of it as a gland, a third eye, or a spiritual center, the pineal gland unquestionably plays a role in spirituality and spiritual development.
But what happens if this gland isn’t functioning properly?
The Calcification Of The Pineal Gland
Anatomically, your pineal gland is located in the center of your brain and is highly vascularized. In fact, your pineal gland receives more blood flow than any other part of your brain. Unfortunately, it also sits outside of your blood-brain barrier (BBB). The BBB is a network of cells that protect your brain tissue from toxins and unwanted compounds. These tightly connected cells work by only allowing in nutrients that are healthy for your brain while creating a strong barrier against anything that doesn’t belong.
With your pineal gland sitting outside of the BBB, it becomes much more vulnerable to toxic insults. For this reason, CT scans show that as you age, your pineal gland can slowly become calcified.
The culprit for this calcification? While many toxins likely play a role, fluoride and chlorine from the municipal water supply and pesticides are chief instigators.
Fluoride, in particular, accumulates in the pineal gland more than any other part of the body. This results in the formation of phosphate crystals, which forms a hard shell around the gland – also known as calcification.
What Are The Effects Of A Calcified Pineal Gland?
As you’ve learned, your pineal gland is responsible for helping you maintain a balanced circadian rhythm, along with spiritual insight and intuition.
Physically, when the pineal gland becomes calcified, it can lower the production of melatonin, which, as mentioned, is not only involved in the sleep-wake cycle but also in several other processes like reproduction, longevity, and neuroprotection.
Furthermore, disturbances in melatonin production directly impact your body’s circadian rhythm, which influences body temperature, digestion, hormones, and more.
On a larger scale, you can think of your pineal gland as your direct connection with nature and higher consciousness. If there were no artificial lights, then your pineal gland alone would set in motion your daily rhythms, which would align with the natural world around you, including all other plants and animals on this planet.
Furthermore, from a spiritual perspective, your pineal gland keeps you awake to your true Self and your innate connection with higher aspects of consciousness. This also impacts your connection to the human community at large. Without a functioning pineal gland, you can easily forget who you truly are, as your intuition and guidance system will be inhibited.
How To Enhance Pineal Gland Health and Function
#1 Remove Fluoride and Chlorine from Your Water
By far, the biggest culprit behind pineal calcification is fluoridated water. Therefore first and foremost, you must be sure that the water you consume is free of fluoride.
Around 86% of U.S. households receive their water from a municipal supply, which is almost always contaminated with chlorine. And research shows that at least 66% of U.S. households receive water that is fluoridated. Both of these chemicals are toxic to the pineal gland, so steering clear of tap water is an absolute must.
While adding fluoride to the water supply is meant to enhance the strength of your teeth, many people overlook this compound’s very thin therapeutic to toxic ratio.
Most conventional toothpaste on the market also contains added fluoride, so keep an eye out for that and opt for brands that say “fluoride-free” on the package.
There are several water filters out there that can protect against fluoride, but the one I recommend is pH Prescriptions. This filter not only removes fluoride but also clears your water of several other toxic compounds known to damage health, including (but not limited to) heavy metals, drug residues, radioactive isotopes, pesticides, VOCs, and much more.
What’s more, pH Prescriptions doesn’t just filter water, but it structures water for enhanced absorption with minerals, hydrogen, and electrons. If you’re going to invest in a water filter system, there’s nothing else like this one on the market.
#2 Enhance The Quality Of Your Food
Another potential source of fluoride exposure is conventional produce. Specifically, fluoride can be found in certain pesticides that are sprayed on non-organic crops.
Over time, if you consume conventional produce on a regular basis, this could result in a fluoride build-up in your body. I always prefer to buy my produce from a farmer’s market to support the farmers in my area. If you have an opportunity to check out your local market, you can ask conventional farmers if they use pesticides. Many small farms opt out of the organic certification because it’s so expensive, but they still use organic (pesticide-free) farming practices.
Finding small farms in your area is a fantastic way to support local farms while saving some money on organic produce.
#3 Be Wary Of Calcium Supplements
Research shows that calcium supplements may enhance calcification in the body. While most studies have focused on arterial calcification (related to heart disease), it’s the same process that causes calcification in the pineal gland.
I believe many people need to take calcium. The distinction here is the form of calcium. You want to avoid cheap, poorly absorbed calcium supplements. I prefer and recommend calcium lactate. It’s highly absorbable.
#4 Detox The Pineal Gland
Removing the toxic insults from your environment will help to prevent further calcification of your pineal gland, but what can you do about calcification build-up that’s already occurred? This is where detoxification comes in.
Removing toxins from your body can be a tricky process. The problem with most detox programs and supplements is that they only focus on one thing – getting toxins out of your cells. While this is clearly an imperative step in the process, yanking chemicals out of your cells isn’t going to help you much if those compounds stick around in your blood supply and re-lodge themselves into different tissues.
For the full detoxification process to work, you need three steps:
- Freeing of toxins from your cells (literally loosening them from the grip of your cellular contents)
- Removal of the toxins from your cells into your blood
- Elimination of those toxins out of your blood via sweat, feces, and urine.
As mentioned, most compounds and nutrients that are known to detoxify the body only carry out one of the functions mentioned above. While equally important, these three steps range from useless to detrimental on their own.
This is why I created my CitriCleanse Toxin Binder formula.
CitriCleanse contains three potent detoxifying agents that not only help loosen toxins from your cells and carry them into your blood but also assist in eliminating toxins from your body once and for all.*
Here’s a snapshot of the ingredients:
- Cilantro supports the body’s natural excretion of harmful environmental pollutants and toxins that interfere with your health.
- The grapefruit pectin gently surrounds the contaminants circulating in your bloodstream – as well as those lodged in your tissues and organs – and accelerate their natural removal.
- Fulvic minerals help neutralize toxins, remineralize your body, and aid in overall detoxification support. Furthermore, research shows that fulvic acid specifically helps with the decalcification process .
If you want to free up your pineal gland from its toxic insults, the CitriCleanse Toxin Binder is the best place to start.
You can also use tamarind paste in your diet to help dissolve flouride calcifications of your pineal gland. I like to put a tablespoon in cooked greens. Or make a tamarind drink of the paste with water and stevia.
#5 Support Your Liver
Part of supporting the health of your pineal gland, along with every other organ and tissue in your body, is enhancing your natural detoxification system. Keep in mind that it is an overload of toxins that causes calcification in the first place. Your pineal gland is especially vulnerable to toxic insults since it sits outside the blood-brain barrier and is highly vascularized. Therefore, adding liver support to help maintain the health of your pineal gland is vital.
Even if you switch out your water system, eat only organic foods, and stay on top of all other toxins in your home, the sad truth is that we live in a toxic world today, and most people’s livers are struggling to keep up.
I put together Daily Detox as an all-in-one everyday detox support tool to help you eliminate toxins that sneak their way into your body. Unlike some other detox supplements on the market, Daily Detox is specifically formulated to be gentle enough for everyday use while still producing powerful results.*
#6 Use Energy Medicine
Every tissue and organ in your body operates optimally when it’s vibrating at a specific frequency. Energy medicine is based on the understanding that when these frequencies become dysregulated, it causes dysfunction at the tissue level, which can then show up as an imbalance or disease in the organ.
There are several devices out there that help optimize and regulate the frequencies in your body, but the one I have found to be the most profound and useful is the Spooky2.com RIFE Machine.
The spooky2 RIFE Machine has a frequency setting that’s specific to your pineal gland. Once applied, it sends frequencies to the gland with operating instructions to decalcify the tissue and bring it back into optimal vibratory balance.
In other words, allowing the RIFE Machine to enhance the vibrational frequency of your pineal gland results in physiological activity that naturally decalcifies the gland, returning it to optimal function.
Although we currently have a profound understanding of the human body, there are still many mysteries we’ve yet to uncover – and the power of the pineal gland is one of them.
This tiny yet mighty gland is not only the ringleader for your circadian rhythm but also the doorway between you and higher consciousness, spirit, god, or whatever word resonates best with you.
Unfortunately, many people find that as they age their pineal gland starts to calcify. This impacts sleep and your daily rhythm and can create a chasm between you and your spiritual connection.
The good news is that you can enhance your pineal gland’s vitality and help it decalcify by clearing toxins like fluoride and chlorine and enhancing your body’s natural detoxification systems. Furthermore, with technology like the RIFE, you can directly decalcify your pineal gland with powerful frequency medicine.
*These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA. Daily Detox and CitriCleanse are dietary supplements and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. They are not intended to replace any medication or healing modality prescribed by your medical doctor. Please consult with your doctor before beginning a new supplement regimen.
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