Posted: 28 Jan 2015 08:00 AM PST
If you're seeking enlightenment through meditation, or perhaps you're just looking to obtain a good night's rest, you need a healthy pineal gland. Often referred to as the third eye, this small, pinecone-shaped endocrine organ located in the brain secretes and regulates melatonin, the hormone that regulates your circadian rhythms (your sleep-wake cycle) and certain sex hormones.
Top 5 Foods for the Pineal Gland
Calcification is an issue that occurs to everyone, but it's increased in individuals that eat a poor diet. The problem is that overexposure to fluoride and phosphorus destabilizes your body's mineral balance. This causes your pineal gland to calcify quickly. Nearly half of Americans experience pineal calcification by the age of 18! This disrupts your natural rhythms and hormones.
The best answer is to eliminate junk foods and limit your fluoride exposure. You need to get enough raw, healthy foods to help decalcify and support the pineal gland. Try these 5 foods for the best pineal gland health.
Chlorella, spirulina, and wheatgrass are great foods packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These and other chlorophyll-dense superfoods remove heavy metal toxins that build up in organs, increase oxygen levels, repair damaged tissue, and boost your immune system. The ability to remove heavy metals from organs aids the body in removing metal buildup. Plus, by boosting oxygen and immune function, it may help your body reverse pineal gland calcification.
Fluoride from your tap water settles into the pineal gland. Iodine is essential to every organ of the body, but modern iodine deficiencies leave room for iodine's elemental cousin, fluoride, to take its place.
The human body has no use for fluoride so the body isolates it in a calcium husk. Increase your iodine intake and you'll reduce the effect of fluoride on all of your organs. You can get it from organic dietary sources like spinach, broccoli, seaweed, and fish. You can also supplement with iodine, although I recommend nascent iodine for the best results.
3. Oregano Oil
Research supports oregano oil as a powerful tool against microbes and other harmful organisms.  By supporting immune function, your body will more successfully remove harmful organisms before it can attack tissue like the pineal gland. This reduces the chance of gland calcification. Plus, oregano oil cleanses your system so you'll enjoy better health.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Buy raw apple cider vinegar as it contains malic acid. This chemical compound gives vinegar its sour taste and also acts as a heavy metal detoxifier. Malic acid is well known for its ability to remove aluminum from the human body.  Additional health benefits include dissolving kidney stones, relieving gout, lowering blood pressure, and balancing glucose levels.
The easiest way to take raw apple cider vinegar is to mix a cup of water with a tablespoon or two of the vinegar and raw honey.
5. Beets or Beet Juice
Beets, characterized by their deep, dark red color, contain boron. This element helps balance calcium intake and remove metals and other compounds, like fluoride. Beets are also loaded with B vitamins to help sustain energy and encourage cellular health.
One Final Thought
To restore your pineal gland, you first need to eliminate sources of fluoride and cut out junk foods, especially soda. If you don't change this part of your diet, you won't gain any ground by eating these five foods. Other foods like cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, and coconut oil may help you detox. It also may be worth considering a full body detox to reduce your body's acidity and further remove heavy metals and toxins.
-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
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