Nutrition for the Mind’s Eye: Foods to Reactivate Your Pineal Gland

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The mind’s eye, scientifically known as the pineal gland, is considered to be the gateway to higher levels of consciousness. In case you weren’t aware, the pineal gland is a small pine cone shaped endocrine gland in the brain that produces and secretes the hormone, melatonin. It is also believed that the pineal gland is responsible for the release of  Dimethyltryptamine (DMT).  Also known as the “third eye,” the pineal gland is believed to be the “principle seat of the soul,”  according to Descartes. As you can see, this gland has many functions, both physical and metaphysical, so keeping it functioning at its full potential should be a priority of everyone seeking a healthy mind.

As we age the pineal gland begins to calcify and become sluggish. This rate varies considerably by person and lifestyle, but consuming excessive amounts of fluoride is considered to be a risk factor. This is partly because fluoride collects in extremely high amounts in the pineal gland causing faster calcification. Fluoride can also decrease melatonin production, two things we certainly don’t want to happen. Research has shown that this calcification of the pineal gland shows a strong correlation in the developing of Alzheimer’s disease (Mercola 2011). A poor diet laden with preservatives, chemicals, and pesticides are a major risk factor for calcification and premature aging as well.

What can we do to fight the aging process and calcification of the pineal gland? Eating a healthy, preservative/chemical free diet that is rich in healthy fats, should be a no-brainer (pun intended), but what else can we do?

Cut out Fluoride

While you’re not likely to cut it out completely, you can drastically lower the levels that you consume. To do this, we should: properly filter tap water before drinking since many communities have water supplies that are teaming with fluoride. To achieve this, you need to use a reverse-osmosis filter on your tap. Or buy bottled water which states that fluoride is not added, such as spring water. You can also switch to fluoride free toothpaste. This is not required since you technically do not consume it, but many natural types of toothpaste can help prevent tooth decay just as well as the fluoride-based.

Take Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in malic acid making it a great tonic to detoxify the whole body, including the pineal gland. Apple Cider Vinegar has a long list of benefits and can help to make the body more alkaline (this is a good thing). Try drinking a tablespoon, 3 times a day, or try adding it to lemon juice and honey.  Sit back, sip, and reap the benefits.

Eat Iodine Rich Foods

Eat foods rich in iodine such as seaweed and kelp. Other foods such as cranberries, green beans, kale, dark leafy greens, bananas, shrimp, and lobster are also rich in iodine. However, this is a very short, incomplete, list and you can adjust it to meet your needs and lifestyle if you wish. Not only does iodine support thyroid function, but it is also important for the pineal gland. Iodine helps to remove sodium fluoride from the body which, as I discussed above, is very important. Iodine can be harmful in super high levels; so if you choose to use in supplement form, I would consider using a water soluble form, such as Iosol, to avoid the risk of over-doing it.

Eat Raw Cacao

Raw, organic chocolate is rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals and keep our brain healthy. This can also help to stimulate the mind’s eye and help detoxify it. Besides, who doesn’t love chocolate?

Eat Coconut Oil

Coconut oil nourishes the whole body, even the skin and hair, but its greatest benefit is that it nourishes the brain and detoxifies the pineal gland. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain triglycerides which are converted to ketones in the liver. Ketones have been shown restore neurons and nerve function in the brain (Mercola 2013). This is great news for reversing damage in the brain and may even provide a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease research.

Try These Herbs

Gotu Kola nourishes the whole brain and pineal gland; Alfalfa Sprouts and Parsley both help to energize the pineal gland. All of these herbs (and many others) can help stimulate and detoxify the pineal gland. Try adding Parsley and Alfalfa Sprouts generously when cooking for a mega brain boost!

Stop Wearing Sunglasses

Did that catch your attention? Well, let me explain; light reflected by the retina stimulates the pineal gland. Our eyes need to be exposed to indirect sunlight on a daily basis (photosensitive ganglion cells, anyone?). So if you do wear sunglasses make sure you take, at least, a short break from them daily. Just don’t stare at the sun of course. This also supplies us with Vitamin D which is super important for brain health and even helps to fight depression. You can even purchase full-spectrum light bulbs to bring these benefits indoors year round!

Of course, there are several other wonderful ways to promote the health of the mind’s eye, so with that being said, this is by no means a complete list. It is always best to check with your doctor or herbalist, especially if you have any health concerns, before taking supplements. Now go forth and nourish your mind’s eye!

*I would like to thank, Jason Hall, for the inspiration.*


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By |2018-09-05T12:41:09+00:00June 26th, 2014|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Spirituality, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |18 Comments

About the Author:

Amie is a full-time student of Psychology and she holds a degree in Natural Science as well. She is a blogger, photographer, and musician. She is completely fascinated by the human mind, (especially personality, perception, and consciousness studies) and the physical as well as the metaphysical universe. She is a seeker of knowledge and of “self” and she loves to help others on their quests as well.


  1. Matt Urban June 28, 2014 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Fermented Skate Liver Oil can also detoxify and decalcify the Pineal Gland. Here’s a really amazing video that shows how Fermented Skate Liver Oil is the greatest antioxidant known to man.

  2. Kevin June 28, 2014 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Awesome article, people other look fluoride and it’s effects. I cut tap water and fluoride tooth paste out a few years ago and my dreams are deep and vivid like when I was a child. They are more memorable and I find more instances of déjà vu. It all adds up to me.

    • Mo January 5, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

      Hi Kevin it’s great to see your getting the benefits of the pineal gland. I have been wanting to filter my tap water for a while now but i’m unsure how to do it. Please can you let me know how to filter tap water. Thanks

  3. Anuj June 28, 2014 at 10:05 am - Reply

    is shrimp and lobster(meat) necessary to eat..?

  4. Vitor June 28, 2014 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    I wonder who comes up with these lists. Is there any cientific study backing such information? Or this kind of thing is, at least, originated from someone who “receives” advice from a higher form of being? Or, as I suppose, this kind of thing is only a product of panacea and speculation?

    for example, there is some kind of hype around vegetarianism and veganism. Therefore, these lists all around the internet mention “don’t eat meat”, as it was the root of all evil concerning conciousness.

    I’m curious.

    • Emile December 1, 2014 at 1:52 pm - Reply

      See for yourself… try a 14 day vegan diet then make your judgements… in any case fluoride was used in Hitler’s pow camps check out what left brained science has to say about that
      Hopefully awakening finds its way to you and you’ll stop being a slave to the

  5. Andy June 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Fluoride is absorbed through your gums when you brush your teeth with toothpaste that contains fluoride and through your skin when showering with fluoridated water. It is a good idea to use fluoride free toothpaste and filter your water if it contains fluoride.

    • Mo January 5, 2015 at 7:23 am - Reply

      Hi Andy. How do I filter my tap water? I have been wanting to do it for a while now.

  6. Phyllis Rawley June 28, 2014 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    You may want to look up solar gazing. Staring at the sunrise and sunset is good for your eyes and your pineal gland.

  7. Douglas English June 28, 2014 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    thank you so much for this =)

  8. Nico June 29, 2014 at 9:20 am - Reply

    This is amazing i am 100% willing to learn this way of life we are fight against fluoride We will win this because it only takes people power i love mother nature and i love the people of this planet so lets learn our real purpose :D:D:D:D

  9. Sungazing July 2, 2014 at 12:33 am - Reply

    Staring at the Sun is good for you. Sunrise is the best time to do it.

  10. steveen July 2, 2014 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Much obliged, Mankind is my true love awareness is on the move in mass and I can feel it.

  11. Jack November 24, 2014 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Im glad i stumbled across this post as I’ve seen many people suggest methods of opening/activating the pineal gland without even mentioning diet. Id have to agree with the fact that until one has achieved a balance in there mind and body,the pineal gland will not open to its full capacity, and if it does, can cause some intense uncomfortable phenomena.

  12. Judy October 12, 2016 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Although fluoride has been a thorn in the healthy community’s side I don’t believe it or diet necessarily affects the pineal gland a great deal. I’m not able to tell you how to open it as mine opened through some very powerful spiritual experiences that I’ve had over many years.
    As for diet, I have eaten and drunk what I pretty well liked (no smoking though, and am not overweight) and nothing has made it deteriorate in its actions, and in fact has improved lately, particularly in regards to intuition and psychic episodes. Diet has not helped or hindered me in this area at all so it cannot be equivocally stated that fluoride has the effect of debilitating the pineal gland.

    As mentioned, though, I cannot pinpoint anything in particular that will allow the opening of this gland for anyone else. Other than a spiritual life (not religious) with meditation and prayer this could happen, although I haven’t been necessarily regular with this.

  13. Sevenifity April 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Well-well, that’s why wake up in the morning and feel the sun is reasonable~

  14. Joseph Bradley July 8, 2018 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Great content! Thanks for sharing

  15. Vaidyanathan November 29, 2018 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Good information.

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