What is the pineal gland?
The pineal gland is located in the brain and secretes the hormone melatonin in response to light signals that travel from the eyes to the brain.
Role of Melatonin in Circadian Rhythm
The purpose of melatonin is to regulate our sleep-wake cycle, also known as the circadian rhythm. Light seen during the daytime and dark experienced at night, dictates the circadian rhythm.
Pineal gland calcification occurs for several reasons and can affect its functional ability. However, this can be restored by retarding premature calcification or reversing calcification.
The pineal gland has a rich blood supply and is partially protected by a natural filter called the blood-brain barrier. This barrier provides some protection against toxins present in the blood. But, it is still possible for these substance to buildup in the gland, leadsing to calcifications.
Pineal calcification and reduction of melatonin are related to the presence of calcium deposits in the pineal gland during aging.
Consuming water with a higher concentration of fluoride increases the incidence of pineal calcification. Fluoride is commonly found in pesticides and municipal water.
How to decalcify the pineal gland
Eating plant-based foods and decreasing consumption of processed foods is an important step to prevent calcification.
Turmeric has many health benefits and has become a popular supplement. The active ingredient, curcumin, is considered neuroprotective and is known to reverse the damage caused by fluoride toxicity.
An excellent antioxidant and anti-viral. It also stimulates melatonin production from the pineal gland, and is called the “third eye activator.”
Research recommends sleeping in total darkness because light coming from any source tricks the pineal gland into believing its daytime. Nighttime light exposure can prevent quality sleep.
Lifestyle, dietary changes, and creating a healthy environment can prevent additional pineal gland calcification in the future.