🌱 The Pineal Gland - what it is + how to nurture it 🌱
🌱 The Pineal Gland 🌱
What it is, its history, and how to clean it
History of the Pineal Gland
If you look back through history, you’ll see the pine cone has long been used to symbolize human enlightenment, the third eye and the pineal gland. Conifer Pine Trees are one of the most ancient plant genera on the planet - did you know they have existed three times longer than all flowering plant species? The Pinecone is the evolutionary precursor to the flower, and its spines spiral in a perfect Fibonacci sequence in either direction - like the sacred geometry of a rose or a sunflower. It has been recognized by the Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and today we can still see its symbolism in the Hindu and Christian/Catholic religions.
Function of the Pineal Gland
The "Pine'al" Gland, inspired by the Pine cone, is at the geometric center of our brain and is intimately linked to our body's perception of light. Through the production of the compound Melatonin, it modulates our wake-sleep patterns and circadian rhythms and it receives a higher percentage of blood flow than any other area of the body except the kidneys. It is part of the endocrine system and it also regulates the onset of puberty in females and helps protect the body from cell damage.
Many believe the pineal gland is what connects us to source, the divine, to heaven — whichever you choose to call it. French philosopher René Descartes identified it as the place where the "mind" interacts with the "brain," or "the principle seat of the soul."
How to Take Care of your Pineal Gland
Top foods to heal + nurture the Pineal Gland:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Beets or Beet Juice
Other considerations are turmeric, coconut oil, garlic, coriander, lemon juice, carrot juice and aloe vera.
Some habits to avoid to help cleanse the pineal gland and limit its calcification:
Cut out alcohol and sugar.
Reduce caffeine intake.
Cut out dairy and reduce meat consumption.
Remove refined starches from diet
In conclusion... we know that the pineal gland is an extremely important little organ that deserves the same respect, love and attention that we might give to a larger, more well-known one such as our heart. In any case, we believe it certainly doesn't hurt to try and nurture our Pineal Gland - as some believe it is our Third Eye!