The pineal gland controls circadian rhythms in the body, as well as melatonin and pinoline.
Melatonin is a hormone that plays a key role in fertility, because it controls the timing and release of various reproductive hormones. The pineal gland manufactures melatonin, which in Chinese medicine is linked to healthy liver energy, which is important to reproductive health. Having adequate amounts of melatonin in your body has been shown to improve pregnancy rates. Because we live in a light-saturated culture due to TVs, cell phones, computer screens, and street lights, we are often robbed of the melatonin we need for a restful night’s sleep, and sleep disturbances are a recipe for hormonal imbalance.
Fluoride is the number one enemy of a healthy pineal gland. Coffee, alcohol and tobacco also hurt this gland. The mineral boron, found in beets and dried plums, can help remove fluoride from the human body.
To strengthen the pineal gland:
• Apple cider vinegar
• Sunlight is food for the pineal gland
• Chlorophyll-rich superfoods, like spirulina, chlorella, detoxify the pineal gland
• Natural food sources of iodine, such as seaweed
• Coconut oil