For the past year or so, I have been asking medical doctors what they knew about pineal gland calcification. They universally have been unaware, even puzzled by the question and the condition. My good friend and author, Glen Caulkins, is the person who first alerted me to the potential of this condition. He explained it to me in the context of how we could experiment with what the possible strategies for extricating ourselves from the “matrix” could be.
As proof that the condition exists and is affecting the masses here in the united states, he implored me to examine the mental and physical effects of pineal gland calcification (PGC). I began to see how it is so very possible to explain the decaying mental aptitude, and the declining national health on PGC. When we look around, well, when I look around I can see a level of mental retardation that is much greater that it has ever been in my lifetime. I know that is not a scientific evaluation, but the effects on our health are more easily substantiated in a scientific way.
From a physiologic perspective, the pineal gland is centrally situated to serve as the center of a system of input, feedback, and regulation among diverse areas in the brain. Through the production and release of numerous neurohormonal substances, the pineal gland integrates the signals it receives from the environment. Of the various substances produced by the pineal gland, melatonin is the most important.
The pineal gland, the most enigmatic of endocrine organs, has long been of interest to anatomists. Centuries ago it was thought to be a valve that controlled the flow of memories into consciousness. René Descartes, the 17th-century French philosopher-mathematician, along with many of the spiritual sciences, have suggested that the pineal was the seat of the soul.
The pineal organ is small, weighing little more than 0.1 gram. It lies deep within the brain between the two cerebral hemispheres and above the third ventricle of the spinal column. It has a rich supply of nerve fibers that greatly influence its secretions. The gland is not protected by the blood brain barrier.
Calcification is known to occur in soft tissue, such as muscle tissue, that has been damaged. It is generally considered "clinically insignificant", and can be felt as granular or hard bumps below the skin. I do not consider it to be clinically insignificant that the calcification process is also taking place in the muscles and other glands in our bodies as a result of the excessive intake of fluoride from a multitude of environmental toxins now being used in our society.
There is evidence that fluoride is a major contributor to the calcification of the pineal gland. Thusly, pineal gland calcification is causing a cascade of deleterious health effects in humans living in the United States. We are being innundated with fluoride in many ways. Current sources of fluoride include toothpaste, tap water, processed cereals, fish and other seafood, infant food, teflon pans, soda, tea, wines, cigarettes, and many other sources.
“Fluorine is a trace mineral. Fluorine sources are not at all common and the fluorine
mineral was not found in many of the foods that we ate a hundred years ago. Many
fluorine compounds come from the combustion of fossil fuel, certain industrial
processes, and irresponsible agricultural practices. Currently 66% of United States
residents on public water supplies receive fluoridated water. Furthermore, all of our
food is now contaminated with fluorine compounds.” (Caulkins, 2004)
“Fluoride was first added to water by Hitler during the Second World War. He had
discovered that fluoride tames animals and keeps people passive, docile, suggestible,
and thus more easily controlled. He discovered that odorless fluoride slowly poisons
the pineal gland. In large doses, fluoride causes paralysis and death.” (Caulkins, 2004)
“So why would the EPA add these toxins to our water supplies? Now, instead of
breathing large quantities of these poisons and watching them kill everything in their
path, we are now silently given water to drink and food to eat that has been grown in
and prepared with substances that are know to kill everything in their path.” (Caulkins, 2004)
“The EPA's position on the use of industrial grade fluosilicic acid for the fluoridation of municipal water supplies is: the use of the industrial grade product is the ideal solution to the long-standing dilemma of disposing of the hazardous waste by-product produced from the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers. Food Grade fluoride is not used in the water fluoridation process because the cost factors would be prohibitive. Our government tells us that fluoride is added to our drinking water for the purpose of medication (to prevent tooth decay). Today, many people living in communities with fluoridated tap water are ingesting doses of fluoride that fall within the range of doses once used by doctors to reduce thyroid activity in hyperthyroid patients.” (Caulkins, 2004)
High concentrations of fluoride and fluoride/iodine combined in drinking water can cause significant changes in the fatty acid composition of brain cells, with a significant decrease in the proportion of unsaturated fatty acid and an obvious increase in saturated fatty acid.
The organ where calcification is so widely accepted that it is almost considered a natural consequence of aging, is the pineal gland. The pineal has wide ranging effects, and affects most aspects of our body's functions. Its most commonly know function is to produce melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that is secreted in the dark of the day. It is a hormone that is balanced by seratonin which is secreted during the daylight hours. This is why we are told it is important to get a good nights sleep, because the sleep cycle is where melatonin is secreted, and that is where our body does the majority of it’s healing. The negative effects can be seen in the way working and playing at night and not getting enough sleep, has caused our bodies to not function properly.
In the tasks of daily life, calcification in the pineal gland affects our brain's ability to function. Increased calcification impairs our sense of direction and explains how we can become disoriented and miss a turn off on a road we've driven a 100 times. The effects of disturbed sleep on memory are well documented. Studies have shown increased pineal calcification is significantly related to sleep disturbance and day time tiredness. Calcification of the pineal gland, and the resultant sleep disturbance, means we don't get the deep sleep that is necessary for the production of Human Growth Hormone, a hormone needed to repair muscles.
“The pineal gland, through its production of melatonin and its effect on serotonin, affects many neuroendocrine functions. Reduced melatonin, through various pathways, disrupts cortisol rhythms, and significantly impairs the sensitivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. As well, one study has shown a reciprocal relationship between the pineal and pituitary gland, so that if the pineal is impaired, it affects the pituitary”. This has a whole cascade of effects on the other glands and hormone production.
The pineal gland is instrumental in our sexual development at puberty for both sexes. Menstrual cycling and menopause are associated with melatonin fluctuations, as is pregnancy, with melatonin increasing 200-300% in the first 20 weeks of gestation. Melatonin stimulates the production of progesterone. It is argued that compromised pineal gland function may be implicated in spontaneous abortions. Pathologies of the pineal gland have been associated with disruption of reproductive hormones, and administered melatonin has been shown to alter the semen quality in healthy men.
Studies in humans indicate decreased production of melatonin by the pineal gland may increase insulin levels. Ironically, melatonin is itself involved in the regulation of calcium and phosphorous metabolism by stimulating the parathyroid and inhibiting calcitonin release and prostaglandin synthesis.
Thus reduced melatonin caused by pineal calcification may be a mechanism for phosphate retention. The cells begin to calcify and then die. In time organs, such as the pineal gland, calcify, thereby reducing melatonin production further, in turn increasing the phosphorous accumulation and calcification process. This increases all the symptoms, both from further decreased melatonin and from increased calcification of the organs. The self-perpetuating, downward spiral is complete.
In the upcoming days I will be sharing more information I have regarding this issue. I pray that it will inspire you to investigate and share the information you know or find as well.