The Pituitary Gland

What is your Pituitary Gland?

There is much conjecture surrounding this incredible gland. The question of if this area is a gland or organ is debated by scholars everywhere. Your Pituitary Gland is located in the center of your head at the base of your brain, approximately three inches directly behind the bridge of your nose. It is subservient to your much larger Hypothalamus. Merely the size of a pea, your pituitary is called the “master gland”. Don’t let it’s small stature confuse you with it’s significance in your brain’s functioning. This little gland has huge importance, especially surrounding your Third Eye Chakra!

Let’s get scientific!

Don’t worry, I won’t go into too much anatomy here. Just enough to give you a basic understanding of this glands functions. Part of your Endocrine System, your Pituitary is divided into two separate sections, the Anterior Pituitary, and the Posterior Pituitary.

The Anterior Pituitary

Your anterior pituitary is located in the front of your pituitary gland. The anterior controls different hormone secretions into your body. One of the most important hormones released during early childhood and into adolescence is its release of Somatotropin. Growth hormone (GH) is an easier identifier for Somatotropin. Prolactin (PRL), in addition, is a hormone released by the anterior pituitary. Prolactin is what allows new mothers the ability to produce milk after their child is born.

Interestingly enough, this gland is also responsible for emitting hormones that control other parts of the same endocrine system! Since these hormones are released by one part of the endocrine system and are in charge of another part of the endocrine system, they are called Tropic Hormones. The Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH) is used the help with the production of sperm and in females, egg production. Working with FSH is the production of Luteinizing Hormone (LH). Shortened to Lutropin, this hormone is responsible for the production of testosterone in males, and ovulation in females. Your anterior pituitary also aids in the proper functioning of your adrenal glands outside the reproductive systems. 

Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) or Corticotropin regulates cortisol in your body. When your body is stressed, or in fight or flight mode, it releases a hormone called Cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone called your stress hormone or steroid hormone. Lastly, the hormone Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH), or Thyrotrophic, is released in this area. This hormone stimulates the production of thyroxine from your thyroid. Thyroxine is responsible for every tissue in your bodies metabolism.

The Posterior Pituitary

 

Let’s now discuss your Posterior Pituitary. Unlike your anterior, which produces hormones, your posterior merely releases hormones secreted by the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus does this by sending these hormones through the end of nerve cells attached to your posterior pituitary. Your posterior then releases these hormones into the bloodstream. Most of you have probably heard of the hormone Oxytocin, especially if you have children or know someone who does. Oxytocin is involved in things such as uterine contractions during labor as well as the production of breast milk. It also has an important role in your kidney function as well. It releases Anti-diuretic Hormone which enables the kidneys to increase the amount of water in your blood.

So what does this have to do with your Third Eye?

Called the “seat of your mind”, your pituitary is also in charge of regulating your thoughts. From emotional processing to intellectual thought, all of this is in part thanks to this gland. Meditation stimulates and activates this area as well as the pineal gland of the brain causing your third eye to awaken.

You can read more on this gland in my previous blog at https://helpinghealyou.com/Blog/yourchakrasystem. Look for the section relating to your sixth chakra, also known as your third eye chakra.

Be sure before working on this gland that your pineal gland is not calcified and working at optimal health. For more information about your pineal gland, please read my blog at https://helpinghealyou.com/Blog/pinealgland/.

Namaste

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The Pineal Gland

Pineal Gland Location

What is your Pineal Gland?

At the center of the brain sits a small, pinecone-shaped gland; a part of your Endocrine System. Your pineal gland connects your endocrine system with your nervous system. But that’s not all this gland does! It also controls the production of two very important hormones.

Mela-who and Sera-what?

Your pineal gland is responsible for the production and release of the hormones Melatonin and Serotonin. Both of these hormones assist in sleep cycles and waking. As darkness sets in and the sun has gone down, your pineal gland receives messages from your retinas. Prior to arriving at your pineal gland, your hypothalamus receives the messages from your retina, then sending them to your pineal gland as a result. These messages then cause your pineal gland to begin producing and releasing melatonin into your bloodstream. Melatonin is the sleep hormone. This allows you to feel tired, fall asleep, and remain asleep once there.

As morning grows near and the sun begins to creep through your windows, your retinas again send another important message to your pineal gland. This message stimulates the production of Serotonin. Serotonin is the “happy hormone” and is responsible for waking you up. Your pineal gland, however, is not responsible in the production of the neurotransmitter Serotonin. Melatonin is also responsible for the development of reproductive organs and ensuring this development does not begin too early.

So what does this have to do with your Third Eye?

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Often called the “seat of the soul”, your pineal gland is responsible for your connection to the divine. Your pineal gland is the home of your intuition, psychic abilities, and knowledge. Believe it or not, it has the same rod-shaped cells that are also found in your retinas! In addition, the pineal produces N, N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Nicknamed “the spirit molecule”, this neurotransmitter is a powerful psychedelic released in the brain during near-death experiences.

How to get this gland in optimal health

Meditation has been shown to stimulate and activate this area of the brain, causing your third eye to awaken. You can read more on this gland in my previous blog at https://helpinghealyou.com/Blog/yourchakrasystem. Look for the section relating to your sixth chakra, also known as your third eye chakra. For most people out there, particularly Americans, getting this gland in optimal health will warrant the need for a diet change. Alcohol, pesticides, large amounts of sugar consumption, caffeine, and tobacco all help to calcify your pineal gland. Warning! Scientifically proven to calcify your pineal gland, there lives a sneaky chemical lurking in your water.

The hubbub on Fluoride

Flouride, the silent killer

Fluoride has the ability to jump the blood-brain barrier, an ability not successfully conquered by other chemicals. This means that when this substance enters your body and gets into your bloodstream, it can travel up your spinal column and into your cerebral cortex. In addition, fluoride is scientifically proven to calcify this organ. Fluoride in your toothpaste is common knowledge, however, this chemical is added to your water supply additionally! Moreso, traditional filtration systems purchased at larger scale department stores do not remove it!

Specialized filters need to be purchased to remove fluoride from your everyday drinking water. Your best option for complete removal of fluoride as well as other toxic heavy metals is through the purchase of a Reverse Osmosis Filter or Ro Di Filter for short. However, this option can be a bit pricey, so many companies have developed specialized filters at a cheaper cost. One company, Pure Water Freedom, offers a wide range of filtration options. They can be found at https://purewaterfreedom.com/filter-fluoride.

Foods to decalcify your Pineal Gland

In addition to removing fluoride from your home and water supply, there are some foods that assist in the recovery and decalcification of this gland. Whole, natural algae contain two important nutrients for this, Chlorella and Spirulina. Other foods and oils great for this are things like oregano oil, apple cider vinegar, wheatgrass, pure cacao, and mangoes.

Awakening your Third Eye

Besides meditation, there are other activities you can do throughout your day to speed up the awakening of your third eye. Things like yoga, sleeping in a completely dark room, and spending time out in the sunlight are all great ways to assist this area. I highly recommend a book by Douglas De Long titled Ancient Teachings for Beginners. Discussed in this book are chants, meditations, and mantras that are performed to awaken not just your third eye, but your entire chakra system. It can be found on amazon https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Teachings-Beginners-Projection-Llewellyns/dp/1567182143/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536382624&sr=8-1&keywords=ancient+teachings.

Namaste

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