The pineal gland is nestled deep in the center of your brain. It is roughly the size of a grain of rice and helps to manage key bodily functions including your circadian rhythm, reproductive system, mood and sleep.
The pineal gland also produces dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and is often called The Third Eye. Depictions of the gland appear in many cultures, including the Pope’s staff, and on the US one dollar bill.
Calcification of the Pineal Gland
The pineal gland receives high levels of blood flow, second only to the kidneys. It is also prone to calcification, which inhibits its function. Synthetic fluoride, chlorine, and calcium are chief causes of calcification.
Fluoride and Water Consumption
The presence of fluoride in water is highly controversial. There are a litany of serious health issues linked to over-fluoridation. It is important to differentiate between natural fluoride found in the earth, and the synthetic fluoride added to water systems.
Conspiracies aside, it is reported that most developed nations do not fluoridate their water. If you live in the United States, there’s a 74% chance your water has fluoride (there is more fluoridated water in the US than the rest of the world combined).
Thankfully, there are lifestyle changes you can make to improve the function of your pineal gland.
Here’s 10 Ways to De-Calcify and Detox Your Pineal Gland
1. Avoid Drinking Tap Water
Switch to a water filter if you typically drink tap-water. Some water filtration systems do not filter out fluoride, so be sure to double check. If feasible, drink spring water.
2. Eat Chlorophyll-Rich Foods
Chlorophyll is a natural pigment that gives plants their green color and very high in antioxidants. Increase your intake of leafy green vegetables; the detoxing qualities can help decalcify your pineal gland. Supplements like spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass, and blue-green algae have high levels of chlorophyll.
You should also limit shellfish and tuna due to the mercury content. Cilantro is known to help remove mercury from your system.
3. Antioxidants: Chaga Tea and Chocolate
Chaga tea is made from a mushroom which contains high levels of the antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD), which has antiviral and anti-inflammatory benefits. The chaga mushroom has been called the “third eye activator” for its pineal gland benefits. In fact, drinking more tea and adding foods rich in antioxidants is helpful. You can even treat yourself to chocolate, but find dark chocolates with more than 65% cacao.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities and neuroprotective benefits. Turmeric can mitigate the effect of fluoride-induced neurotoxicity. You can add turmeric in cooking or take it as a supplement.
5. Put Your Phone on Airplane Mode
Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) has been shown to negatively affect brain functioning and the pineal gland. Main sources are wi-fi routers, cell phones, and computer screens. Start placing your phone on airplane when you sleep at night.
6. Switch Your Toothpaste
Most household toothpaste contain fluoride, PEG-60, sodium benzoate, propyl/methylparaben, etc. Switch to fluoride-free toothpastes or try coconut oil for brushing or mouthwash.
7. Iodine and Boric Acid
Iodine chelates (forms a ring around; bonds with) fluoride and heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and aluminum. Which in turns helps the body to process. Seaweed and kelp are also high in iodine content.
Boric acid, the most common form of the trace mineral boron has antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral properties helpful to detox your pineal gland. You can find boric acid supplements of get boron in foods such as avocados, bananas, beans, almonds, walnuts, chickpeas.
8. Oregano Oil and Neem Extract
Both oregano oil and neem extract possess antibiotic qualities and help in boosting your body’s endocrine system, which includes the pineal gland. Neem and oregano oil have been used in India for thousands of years. They can be used in the same way as other essential oils. Both oils can be added to shampoos or moisturizing creams. .
9. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
A natural detoxifier, raw apple cider vinegar’s malic acid properties helps to decalcify the pineal gland. Malic acid is an organic compound which supports the digestive system and also found in sour tasting fruits.
10. Check Your Nonstick Cookware
Nonstick pans and cookware are often made with teflon, which can emit toxic components when heated or when pans break down over time. Specifically, four harmful gaseous particles and chemicals (TFA, PFOA, CF4, PFB) have been known to be produced from nonstick cookware. Look to use alternatives or cookware that is free from these components.