Your pineal gland is the power house of the endocrine system, which regulates growth, melatonin production, immune function, mood, sensory motor activity, and appetite. Located at the center of the brain, paying attention to this gland is crucial to human development. You may have heard of circadian rhythms, which regulates sleep, these rhythms are recognized by the pineal gland.
Research from (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/, 2018) explains how the pineal gland and hypothalamus work together like a clock. This clock like system receives photoreceptive signals from the pineal gland which can sense light from dark. These photic signals are sent to the suprachiasmatic nucleus or SCN. When the body is exposed to light it’s signaling the pineal to secrete gamma-amino butyric acid to the paraventricular nucleus or PVN of the hypothalamus so that melatonin is not synthesized. The opposite of this would be in the dark, when the SCN secretes glutamate, which triggers the PVN via sympathetic postsynaptic fibers by releasing norepinephrine. This sends the signal to produce melatonin. In simpler terms you can relate this to a photovoltaic panel, when it’s exposed to light it is sending electricity to the power supply, like us being in a waking state. When the panel is in the dark no electricity is being generated and this is where the panel would “sleep”.
Calcification is identified by calcium spots on the gland. This can occur in other places in the body such as breast tissue, heart valves, and joints. While doctors do not know the exact cause of calcification there are some theories. “Researchers have studied a potential connection between increased fluoride exposure and pineal gland calcifications.” (Healthline, 2020). Flouride is a naturally occurring mineral. In some areas the water treatment facilities will add fluoride to their water in hopes to reduce tooth decay. A study by Pubmed published in 2019 discusses, “These control animals were compared to other animals that were placed on a fluoride-free diet (“fluoride flush”) for 4 or 8 weeks. At 4 weeks, pineal glands from fluoride-free animals showed a 96% increase in supporting cell numbers and at 8 weeks a 73% increase in the number of pinealocytes compared to control animals. In contrast, the number of pinealocytes and supporting cells in animals given an initial 4-week fluoride flush followed by a return to fluoridated drinking water (1.2 ppm NaF) for 4 weeks were not different from control animals.” (Pubmed, 2019). These results show how a fluoride-free diet encouraged pinealocyte proliferation and pineal gland growth in aged animals, while the fluoride treatment inhibited pineal gland growth.
Drinking water from a natural source, eating lots of fruits/veggies, and using fluoride free toothpaste are all great ways to begin to decalcify the pineal gland. I recommend beginning to de-calcify by finding a natural spring close by your home and fill up as much as you can, while you can still drink minimal amounts of tap water I think it’d be best to drink primarily spring water. Eating fruits and veggies is another great way to cleanse the body of unnecessary toxins in the digestive track. Lastly I suggest using a fluoride free toothpaste, while you’re not supposed to be ingesting toothpaste anyway I find it is important because its one of the last things I do before laying down to go to sleep for the night. If you’re looking for a great fluoride free toothpaste, here is what I recommend. I hope this write up has been beneficial and I could make some difficult science easier for you to understand.
Healthline. “Decalcifying Your Pineal Gland: Does It Work?” Healthline, 26 May 2020, www.healthline.com/health/decalcify-pineal-gland.
MD;, Mrvelj A;Womble. “Fluoride-Free Diet Stimulates Pineal Growth in Aged Male Rats.” Biological Trace Element Research, U.S. National Library of Medicine, pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31713773/.
Tan, Dun Xian, et al. “Pineal Calcification, Melatonin Production, Aging, Associated Health Consequences and Rejuvenation of the Pineal Gland.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), MDPI, 31 Jan. 2018, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6017004/.