Understanding The Endocrine System - Pineal

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The pineal gland is one of the smallest and most important endocrine glands in the body. Located in the center of the brain close to the pituitary gland, the pineal gland gets its name from its characteristic pine cone shape. It is also known as the pineal organ or the pineal body. This small gland controls your body’s sleep-wake pattern. However, due to lots of factors, calcification of the pineal gland can occur, hampering brain function. Remedies to decalcify the pineal gland should immediately be taken.

The pineal gland has several critical functions including the secretion of melatonin (the hormone that causes sleepiness, regulation of certain endocrine and immune system functions). The gland also helps the body to convert signals from the nervous system to signals in the endocrine system.

 

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Melatonin production
  • Regulation of sleep cycle and circadian rhythm
  • Receives light through the eyes from sunshine which stimulates hormone production

 

Symptoms of Pineal Weakness:

  • Insomnia
  • Depression

 

Lifestyle Factors:

  • Make sure you are drinking plenty of water
  • Sunshine! The pineal is your light receptor and is crucial for hormone production throughout your entire body. Sun gazing is powerful and healing to the glands. You can practice watching the sunrise and sunset, slowly increasing your time each day
  • Avoid tap water. Fluoride and chlorine calcifies, shrinks and damages the pineal gland
  • Avoid fluoride from your dentist
  • Keep the head sinus cavity clear of mucus and congestion

 

Nutrition Factors:

  • Eat an alkaline diet; acidity damages the pineal and other glands.
  • Seaweeds and iodine rich foods like black walnut, kelp, nori, dulse, etc.
  • Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
  • GREENS heal and alkalize the body.  Eat your green, leafy vegetables!
  • Avoiding dairy, grains and sugars.
  • Choose fruit and ancient seed grains like quinoa, millet, amaranth, and buckwheat.
  • Healthy fats such as coconut, avocado, olives, nuts, seeds, and fish.
  • Nuts and seeds, especially those high in Vitamin E such as sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.

 

Herbs & Supplements for the Pineal Gland:

 

Learn About Other Glands in the Endocrine System:

 

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