posted on Jan, 4 2009 @ 12:38 PM
Some tips for pineal gland health I put together for friends & family this Christmas:
Don't eat aluminum. Check all food labels, especially pre-packaged and baked foods as many contain baking powders comprised of aluminum. If you are
using a baking powder comprised of aluminum, remove it from your cupboard, toss it in the trash and replace it with RUMFORD brand which contains no
aluminum. (No, I don't work for Rumford, but I've used it for years.) Aluminum and other heavy metals are detrimental to the health of the pineal
gland and have been thought to attribute to diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia.
Stop wearing aluminum. If your anti-perspirant is aluminum based, toss it. Switch to an aluminum-free anti-perspirant (they are hard to find) or use
deodorant instead. I found (after having a tumor removed from my rib and switching to deodorant) that after two weeks, I began to perspire less than
when I was using anti-perspirant. Studies have shown that breast cancers are very high in societies where aluminum-based anti-perspirants are used as
opposed to cultures that don't use them at all. I'm sure there are other factors such as diet that play into this as well.
Don't wear pewter jewelry against your skin. Pewter contains lead, another poisonous heavy metal. Be aware of what's in your children's jewelry,
too, as some tends to be electro-plated and what's underneath may be comprised of: aluminum, pot metal, lead and other materials your children
shouldn't be exposed to.
Another heavy metal to watch out for is fluoride. Fluoride has been proven to have detrimental effects on brain health. If fluoride is present in your
municipal water supply, try not to drink the tap water and drink (also cook with) bottled (distilled) water instead. If buying drinking water is too
expensive, think seriously about getting a water filter capable of filtering out the fluoride (and also any chlorine, if present). Fluoride is present
in many toothpastes and mouthwashes, although with our better diets and vitamins, there is really no need to use it. Some toothpastes (i.e. Toms of
Maine) contain no fluoride. (Personally, I use plain old Arm & Hammer baking soda and water because I'm cheap, lol. Gets the teeth nice and white and
leaves the breath fresh, but the taste is something to get used to--and you want to rinse really well afterward.)
Try to cut down on the use of NSAIDS. Aspirin, Tylenol and Ibuprofen have also been thought to effect the pineal gland, so use them sparingly.
Meditate daily. There was a reason Jesus taught people to pray not in public but to do it in a closet. The obvious reason, the one most people believe
is that we shouldn't pray so we appear very pious and self-righteous before others...but the true reason is that the closet is dark and quiet. Our
pineal gland requires dark and quiet in order to achieve effective deep meditation, the real connection to our Creator. You don't have to pray or
meditate alone, but where you do it should be as dark and as quiet as possible.
Grow your own produce if possible. Studies have shown that when we grow our own vegetables, they are healthier than any we can buy at the store...and
if we transfer love energy to our plants, they grow faster and their produce nourishes us better not only on a physical level, but on a spiritual
level as well. Take the time to eat, to taste and savor your food. Chew, don't rush. (The true reason for a blessing before eating is not just about
being thankful--it is to make eating a holy experience--so the energy transfer of the food can enter your body more easily. It's also a reminder to
slow down and enjoy the meal.) If you don't have the space to grow anything outdoors, there are many plants such as cherry tomatoes and many herbs,
that do quite well in southern windows. Talk to all your plants, even your regular house plants as they help filter the poisons from your air, and
they really do like it when you talk to them.