Pineal Gland Location

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 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

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


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