Your pineal gland is part of the endocrine system in your brain, and it plays an important role in regulating almost every function in your body, including reproduction, executive function, growth, body temperature, blood pressure, sensory and motor activity, sleep, mood, immune function, appetite, and longevity.
The pineal gland sits in the epithalamus located beneath the cerebral cortex where the two hemispheres of the brain meet. It sits at the level of your third eye (6th chakra). In addition to regulating physical and mental functions, the pineal gland is associated with perception, thought, morality, intuition, and even clairvoyance. In fact, French philosopher René Descartes believed that the pineal gland housed the soul. In some cultures, the pineal gland is believed to be a portal to higher dimensions.
The Unique Functions of the Pineal Gland
The pineal gland regulates your body’s circadian rhythm daily and seasonally. Pinealocytes (cells that make up the pineal gland) produce and regulate the secretion of melatonin. (Serotonin is the precursor of melatonin. Serotonin is acetylated and methylated to yield melatonin within the pineal gland.) Melatonin is an indole analog and plays a vital role in circadian rhythm. It is the regulator of your sleep-wake cycles, menstrual cycle, and pituitary gland functions. Melatonin also influences the secretion of neurotransmitters, endorphins, and hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and DHEA. Melatonin is associated with bone metabolism, weight loss, and cardiovascular health. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant by scavenging free radicals, immunomodulators, and anticancer agents.
Glial cells in the pineal gland maintain homeostasis, form myelin, and provide support and protection for neurons to transmit information to other cells. Interestingly, the pineal gland also contains rod- and cone-type cells like those found in the retina. These light-sensitive cells receive signals that travel down the optic nerves. So, it truly is a third eye!
Finally, the pineal gland has been linked to the production of dimethyltryptamine, or DMT. Called “the spirit molecule,” DMT is a substance found in certain plants and can be consumed as a psychedelic drug. It is possible that the brain releases DMT at death, which may explain why people brought back from death describe similar near-death experiences.
Pineal Gland Dysfunction and Sleep Disruption
Unlike the rest of your brain, your pineal gland is not separated from the rest of the body by the blood-brain barrier. It actually has one of the richest supplies of blood, so it is not protected from toxins that can build up in the body over time. Therefore, your pineal gland has the potential to clog, or calcify. Fluoridated water is one of the main causes of pineal gland calcification. When your pineal gland calcifies, you are potentially at risk for a host of health concerns, including neurological diseases such as autism, depression, dementia, anxiety disorder, and Parkinson’s disease. The common thread is that all of these diseases are associated with abnormal sleep patterns, which are directly linked to pineal gland dysfunction.
In the 1990s, British scientist Jennifer Luke discovered that the pineal gland had high levels of fluoride accumulation. Fluoride is an endocrine-disrupting hormone that has been linked to early puberty in girls. Due to the high volume of blood flow, the calcified tissues of the pineal gland contain the highest levels of fluoride in the entire body—up to 21,000 ppm F, higher than bones or teeth. Fluoride also accumulates in the soft tissues of the pineal gland. This has been shown to reduce the number of pinealocytes, thereby lowering melatonin production. As already mentioned, melatonin influences the secretion of hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, and DHEA. Reduced levels of melatonin in children may contribute to premature sexual development and early puberty.
In 2015, research performed by MIT scientist Stephanie Seneff and others showed a strong correlation between glyphosate and neurological disorders including autism, ADHD, anxiety, dementia, and depression-related suicide. She showed that glyphosate could be causal in these diseases because it facilitates the transport of aluminum across the gut and brain barriers. Aluminum buildup in the pineal gland suppresses melatonin and disrupts sleep.
Through a poor diet, environmental exposure, and even stress, your pineal gland is also susceptible to the accumulation of other toxic metals, including mercury, which has been determined to be a causative factor in autism. Mercury impairs your pineal gland’s ability to detoxify itself, making it unable to eliminate the toxic metals is has accumulated. This creates a cycle where toxic metals are more easily absorbed into the brain. Toxic metals also interfere with sulfate synthesis, which results in accumulation of cellular debris.
10 Signs Your Pineal Gland Is Calcified
Many common physical and emotional symptoms can be caused by a calcified pineal gland that is unable to produce the proper amounts of melatonin. Here are 10 signs you may need to detoxify your pineal gland:
- Impaired circadian rhythms. Sleeping too much or too little, feeling active and restless in the middle of the night, feeling sleepy at unusual times, or not remembering dreams may all be signs of pineal gland dysfunction due to calcification.
- Headaches. If you suffer from headaches, including nocturnal headaches and migraines, it may be coming from your pineal gland. Research shows that pineal cysts can be the cause of headaches in women and are more common in women as they grow older. Vertigo, nausea, vomiting, and tremors may also be symptoms. Pineal cysts can cause a deficiency in melatonin. Radiology reports often show calcification of the pineal gland along with cysts.
- Difficulty with sense of direction. The pineal gland, and specifically melatonin, plays a role in spatial navigation. People with impaired pineal glands can suffer from a decline in their sense of direction. One study showed that melatonin improves spatial navigation memory in male diabetic rats.
- Changes in fertility. Circadian rhythms and fertility are interconnected. The pineal gland plays a vital role in regulating female hormones and the menstrual cycle. In addition, a 2014 study shows that healthy melatonin levels are necessary for optimal fertility. One reason may be that melatonin acts as an antioxidant in the ovaries, removing free radicals and preventing cellular damage.
- Osteoporosis. While postmenopausal osteoporosis accounts for 90 percent of all cases and is primarily associated with estrogen deficiency, there is evidence that a substantial decline in melatonin and an increased rate of pineal calcification may contribute to the disease.
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Too much melatonin can make some people feel sad and sleepy, especially in the winter months. Research shows that melatonin is a biochemical marker for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The good news is you can reverse SAD symptoms with exposure to bright, full-spectrum light. Detoxifying your pineal gland may also help reset your body’s circadian rhythm.
- Depression. Studies show that people who suffer from depression, including major depressive disorder (MDD), have been found to have circadian rhythm dysfunction and sleep disturbance caused by pineal gland abnormalities.
- Anxiety. A 2015 systematic review of 12 randomized controlled trials with 774 patients—4 comparing melatonin, placebo, and midazolam (benzodiazepine) and 8 comparing melatonin and placebo—showed that in many cases melatonin was equally effective at alleviating preoperative and postoperative anxiety as midazolam.
- Other mood disorders. Disturbances of circadian rhythms and sleep play an important role in various types of mood disorders. Melatonin’s involvement in mood regulation has been shown in many studies, including studies proving melatonergic antidepressants (MT1/MT2 melatonin receptor agonist and 5-HT2c antagonist) are effective on various types of mood disorders.
- Neurological disorders. Calcification of the pineal gland may play a role in neurological diseases including dementia, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease. In fact, some health authorities say pineal gland calcification is a serious concern and potentially a major risk factor for neurodegenerative disorders. Melatonin is known to inhibit the formation of amyloid plaques, so it may be effective in the prevention of Alzheimer’s.
How to Detox Your Pineal Gland
Detoxifying your pineal gland is not difficult. There are a number of holistic treatments you can try in addition to diet and lifestyle changes. Here are some of the ways you can detox your pineal gland and improve your health:
- Avoid fluoride. Tap water and toothpaste are the two most common sources of fluoride exposure. Drink pure water to stay hydrated. Spring water is best. You can also try a water filter, but be sure to do your research, because not all water filtration systems filter out fluoride. Use a fluoride-free toothpaste. There are plenty of fluoride-free toothpastes on the market today.
- Clean up your diet. Eat lots of organic fruits and vegetables and lean protein. You may also want to limit shellfish and tuna if you eat a lot of it, due to the mercury content. If you do eat a lot of fish, try adding cilantro to your diet. This helps to remove mercury. Be sure to limit alcohol or stop drinking altogether.
- Eat foods high in chlorophyl. Dark, leafy greens are a great source of chlorophyl. Wheatgrass, blue green algae, and chlorella are also great for detoxifying the pineal gland and especially help to rid the body of fluoride. You can also find these in green superfoods supplements.
- Reward yourself with chocolate. Raw cacao is said to stimulate and detoxify the pineal gland. This may be due to its high antioxidant content.
- Take iodine. Fluoride interferes with iodine metabolism. Iodine chelates fluoride and heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and aluminum. Supplementing with iodine can go a long way to detoxifying your pineal gland. Lugol’s 5% iodine solution is a good one to take. But do your research and see what works best for you. Seaweed and kelp are high in iodine content and are easy to add to your diet.
- Add a boric acid supplement. Boric acid is the most common form of the trace mineral boron. Boric acid supplements are readily available. You can also get boron in foods such as avocados, bananas, beans, almonds, walnuts, chickpeas, and others.
- Drink chaga tea. The chaga mushroom has been called the “king of mushrooms” as well as the “third eye activator,” and it certainly has many health benefits. In addition to helping to increase the production of melatonin in the pineal gland, chaga has been shown to support hormonal balance, act as an immunomodulator, heal digestive problems, and keep skin, hair, and nails looking good. Chaga contains high levels of the antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD), which has antiviral and anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Eat turmeric. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has neuroprotective benefits, and studies show that it can mitigate the effect of fluoride-induced neurotoxicity. You can add turmeric to food or take it as a supplement.
- Take activator X. Activator X is a fat-soluble substance similar in structure to vitamin A. It helps the body absorb and use essential minerals and helps to expel calcium from the pineal gland. Grass-fed meat and raw milk are the primary sources of dietary activator X. Organ meats such as goose and chicken liver are also high in activator X. Consuming grass-fed butter or organic ghee as a source of activator X is also a great way to get this into your diet. There are also supplements such as X-Factor Butter Oil.
- Reduce exposure to EMFs. While technically not a cause of calcification, EMFs have been shown to negatively affect the pineal gland by hindering its production of melatonin. Common sources are Wi-Fi routers, cell phones, microwaves, smart meters, and TV and computer screens.
Have you tried a pineal gland detox protocol? What worked for you?
Can all those symptoms of the pineal gland toxicity b caused by meditation? Or opening up ur third eye to where if wronged it can cause those things?
Can CDS/MMS + or just DMSO help to de calcify the Penal Gland ? has anyone ever done this or is there a protocol for de calcifying? Thanks
Dr. Northrup: I have what was described in the DSMIII in 1982, as “Sleep-Wake Cycle Schedule Disorder, Delayed/Erratic Type”. It seems to have been morphed by the Pharmaceutical Industry into “Non-24”. My circadian rhythm has been disrupted since 1978, when I was stationed in the Western Australian Outback during my Naval service. I go through all sorts of temporal changes, all year, for changes in seasons and DST time-shifts. This time of year is particularly difficult, due to the shortening of light hours *and* the time change. I appreciate that you addressed the biomechanical aspects of the Pineal Gland, versus the more “esoteric” avenues that also seem popular these days. I don’t completely discount those properties, but they aren’t my primary area of concern. I’m more interested in what causes it, and what can be done FOR it. Your article helped; I was unaware of the supplements, etc…that were available for detoxification, and I’ll try some of those. My circadian rhythm has been erratic for 40yrs. I’ve been seeking researchers interested in a peculiar anomaly within the disorder: most therapies involved in any sort of treatment revolve around “Light Therapy”. I’m intimately acquainted with this form of therapy; a study I was involved in, in 1982 was involved in its development. I was a guinea-pig. lol. It DOES help my mood, but does *nothing* towards regulating my circadian rhythm. They also tried to “reset” my circadian rhythm by manipulating the hours I slept–didn’t work, because they didn’t know at the time, that you *can’t* push the rhythm *backwards*–it has to progress *forwards*. But light doesn’t affect me the same way it does most. I don’t know *why*, and the VA is less than interested in finding out. In the meantime I’ve developed a huge kidney stone and an abdominal aortic aneurism, and was recently diagnosed with pancreatitis–even though I don’t drink, and never have to excess. And I’m hypertensive. I know. It’s a lot. But at the BASE of it all is this disorder-I’m convinced, through my own experience. I’m glad I found your article; it was very informative and will give me a few new things to try out!
Fermented skate liver oil is one of the very best things to take to de-tox or de-calcify the pineal gland. I learnt that from Dr. Pete Peterson in a Project Camelot interview. I’ve tried fermented skate liver oil and it is really incredible stuff. Definitely one of the very best supplements I have ever tried.
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis on my 40th birthday. Since then I have been getting routine MRIs and one mri showed a tumor on my pineal gland but following mris no longer show the tumor. Is this normal? I should say I have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, depression, migraines and sleep disorder.
In Switzerland in the 70th (don’t know if they still do it) the teacher distributed every morning fluorine pill to each child.
We also had once a year a collective brushing teeth session with a highly fluorinated toothpaste.
I now understand their nasty purpose. Thanks Dr. Northrup for helping the world, we love you. Patrice
Yes, and they always gave us the liquid fluoride to swish around in our mouths after brushing with their toothpaste.
EMF actually calcifies, NCBI says
I wish I had this information sooner!
This is a brilliant article and wish I had known the importance of the pineal gland earlier. Thank you so much!
Am so glad that I have been taking K2 for a while now (Don’t forget to take it along with vitamin D.) I have also listed the best toothpaste alternatives here
What is k2? And what is the lugols iodine solution? What brands of these supplements are recommended . Ty
K2 – look it up on the Weston A. Price website.
Lugol’s iodine must be used with great caution. There is a protocol, the 2007 protocol. Lynne Farrow’s book on iodine is a great place to start.
With iodine, less is always more until one knows how much ones body can handle. Detox can be savage.
WOW, ALL THESE VALID QUESTIONS AND NOT A SINGLE ANSWER
Beautiful website doc! Can I become a patient? God bless you
How can vegans/plant-based folks get Activator X in? Or is it necessary if we’re consuming the goodies in the other categories?
I just ordered some GMP certified 24k gold with vital minerals from Ormus and it says it declassifies the pineal glad. Reviews says consumers have more vivid dream recollections. I’m trying it tonight and taking for it’s other added benefits. Hope this helps!
I have recently started taking organic sulfur crystals. I’m wondering if that alone is enough? It is said to do all of the above by softening the cell wall so that the body can push out the toxins and also said that the body can oxygenate the blood much better when we have an adequate amount of sulfur in our body. I just learned that it is considered a food, not a supplement. I have noticed huge changes in my skin and energy after just a week and am now reacting to toxins right away- ie: wine now gives me a headache. As if my body is detoxifying so much better than before. We can no longer get enough sulfur through diet due to the degradation of the soil our food grows in. I’m wondering, as an MD, what your thoughts are on sulfur.
Did you get a reply? If so, what did she say?
Hi! Can you tell me which Sulfur you use? Thanks!!
Dr. Northrup, will you please give me the exact home recipe for Hydroxychloroquine/Quercetin as a prophylaxis to protect me against the inoculated spike protein shedders. How much water with the 3 rinds each of organic grapefruits and lemons, etc. I want to begin making and taking this mixture as soon as possible.
Also, what kind of pine needles do I acquire to make pine needle tea. The recipe for that as well.
Thanks so very much.
Hi, I can help answer the pine needle tea question you have… According to the moderator of “The COVID Blog”, you will need White Pine needles. They are the longer pine needles you see whose limbs have that nice drapey effect , used in pine tree decorations. The needles are silky and long- and five needles at a time are clumped in little sections on the branch. that’s how you can identify it from other varieties of Pine..
There are other varieties of pine, which are more shorter, and bristly.. you want the pine needles from the White Pine. It grows throughout the East Coast and not hard to find.
What I do is snip a few needles into a teapot or teacup diffuser, add almost boiling water (not too boiling so as not to destroy any antioxidants) and add lemon to taste. I’m not sure the amount you would need, but it wouldnt’ hurt to have a cup in the morning and a cup at night… or also a cup during Lunchtime as well. It tastes delicious and does have a particular acid or nutrient that helps control the spike proteins.
2 quarts water ,4 lemon rinds, 3 grapefruit rinds, bring to a boil with a lid on pot,simmer for 2 hours, allow to cool ,filter into mason jars and store in refridgerator.
What a wonderful article with such great info ! You rock Dr Northrup.
Thanks for this great article, I am wondering why you have not included MSM on you list, I just started detoxing my Pineal with megadoses of MSM, colloidal silver, vitamin c megadose and magnesium, I’m also supplementing with spirulina .
So why omit MSM, just want to know your perspective, thanks.
I ask what to add to our diet for Activator X if we are vegan?
You can’t. It comes from meat and dairy from grassfed livestock.
I think the biggest thing is staying completely away from ALL pharm poisons cloaked as “medicine.” Such as: ALL vaccines and medications.
Hi Dr. Northrup, I enjoy your teaching so much! Thank you for bringing this wisdom forward. I’m curious of your (or others here on the forum) thoughts regarding Lucia Light in clearing the pineal gland.
As a total vegetarian how does one get activator X into our diet?
Thank you for all that you do ❤️
Take vitamin K2 as a supplement (at least 320 mcg per dose for efficacy) or eat natto. “Activator X ” is now understood to be vitamin K2. Natto has by far the most vit K2 of any food – and it’s vegan! I eat it almost every day.
I had a traumatic brain injury several years ago and they told me my pituitary gland was hit pretty hard in my car crash. I think this article means to say pituitary gland not pineal becuase the pituitary is in charge of everything.
Nonetheless, I find this info amazing, and I’m going to do the detoxing.
Basically turn off your house WiFi at night I think will do a lot for me.
If anyone is interested, I have been having tons of pain in my left big toe , which correlates in reflexology to the pituitary gland having a dysfunction.
The pituitary gland and the pineal gland are 2 different glands, both in the brain.
Wow ..just reading thru reply’s after reading the pineal article . I have had pain in my left toe for some time now . This makes so much sense . Thank you for your comment and correlation to reflexology !
I believe Dr. Christiane is correct in her article about the pineal gland detox, the pituitary gland is located at the base of the skull, the pineal is known as the 3rd eye, 6th chakra, center of forehead/brain.
As a holistic nutritionist, I know that vitamin K helps direct calcium in the body: away from the soft tissues of the heart and blood vessels (so it is heart-protective), and towards the hard tissue of the bones where it is needed. Could this action of vitamin K also help direct calcium out of the pineal gland? Thank youDr Northrup: you’ve been an inspiration for me for decades, and it just keeps on growing. You’ve inspired me to go keto (which is working well for me), and also to find my tribe in my town & start organizing a weekly pro-freedom/ anti-lockdown rally.
Hi Rose – I am just now discovering Dr. Northrup’s wisdom. I’m particularly interested in how you went about gathering your tribe to discuss pro-freedom anti-lockdown issues. We so need community during these increasingly terrifying times. I do enjoy Dr. Northrup when she appears on Critically Thinking as well – brave dear souls. Would love to thank them all in person
Great article and tips! Thanks! I think it’s also very important to
mention avoiding deodorants with aluminum.
Is there a specific book I can get for Diet and Detox for the Pineal-Gland???
On UTube they have a site or a video it’s a long one but in 3 min. U can feel it starting to work. U should be able to bring it up easy. Thanku
lt is not grass fed meat , it is the meat from grass fed cows or cows that graze on their own in the pasture . preferably organic .
Thank you for all the information you provide us. Can you tell me if using the infrared thermometers are safe for our pineal glands?
Great article! Can you explain further how calcification of the pineal gland can cause autism? I thought you were born with it. I didn’t realize you can develop autism later in life. Thank you!
Awesome Advice Dr. Northrup, you can see Truth others cannot, and relate back to them so they can understand.
Thanks for the article. What’s the view on spirulina? I’ve been reading it is a neuro disruptor and to be avoided whereas the common wisdom is it’s a superfood.
Miss Northrup. My question would be, how do you definitively know ones pineal gland is calcified and how would one definitively know that they have successfully reversed this in a detox, as you have stated. Thank you for sharing!
She mentioned that a radiological scan shows it. I don’t know if there are other methods.
Thank you for writing about this. My sister is having lots of issues falling asleep, and she’s been told her endocrine system is way off. I told her I’d see what I can find, and voila! I found this!
What is your opinion on the thermometers aimed at children’s foreheads every day as they walk into school? I have the nurse take it at my wrist. Thank you for sharing so much usable information!
Very interesting article, but no mention of flu shots. I also avoid them. I would love to know your reasons.
A virus has never been isolated or proven to exist! It’s crazy we’ve all bern brainwashed. that’s why it’s called the germ “theory” what’s actually going on, is every winter us humans detox all the toxins we’ve been fed (purposely in my opinion) this type of cellular detox is what has been named flu or covid. Its all a lie there is zero proof. Please research germ theory vs terrain. Xx
Roger, it’s great that you took a look at this site because now you know that anxiety is one of the symptoms of pineal gland calcification and thus paranoia, an enhanced state of anxiety, like it appears you perhaps have, is quite possibly related to pineal gland calcification, too. Therefore, everything in this article is relevant to you, except for, ironically, your seemingly paranoid comment about viruses.
The article is brilliant and contains pieces of information that are rarely found together in one coherent piece.
Just curious what you think about doing Chelation therapy, does it have a beneficial effect on the Pineal Gland? If so, how many therapy sessions would it take to cleanse, then maintain in order to reduce the level of toxicity within the body? Thank you for your consideration.
This is very informative and useful …thank you so much Dr. Northrup! I do appreciate you sharing and informing us in the way that you do.
Thank you! This has been so helpful
Very insightful and practical. Many thanks for sharing.
Christianne, he above article was most interesting. Even though I am a nurse (retired) I never thought at all about the health of my pineal gland. I saw you recently on You tube being interviewed by a young English woman; you were talking about Bill Gates and Covid-19. here are many people talking about this subject, but no government official will sanction our doing so here in the West (I am a Canadian, and Canada’s leftist Prime Minister is a dictator, along with our press). How can concerned individuals link up with some group locally and worldwide that intends to do something about this horrific problem? If you know of any such group or groups could you share with me their emails/and/or addresses? Thank you for caring so much. And thank you oo for praying the Rosary. Our Lady is vigilant, and is preparing us all for Her Son’s imminent return to planet earth.
Hi, I am Dr. Northrup’s editor. There are many groups that are rising up against government overreach. One that Dr. Northrup is a part of is Millions Against Medical Mandates, http://www.MAMM.org.
I believe that the pineal gland is more often associated with the 7th chakra, and the pituitary with the 6th.
The pineal gland is know as the third eye, in the center of the forehead / brain, it is the 6th chakra, it’s color is Indigo (royal blue/purple). The 7th chakra is at the crown/top of your head, with a violet color. The pituitary gland as at the base of your skull.
Is it true that the new infared thermometers pointing to penal gland may cause problems?
Thank you so much Dr. Northrup for sharing your great health wisdom regarding the pineal gland as I have been wanting to improve my sleep and intuition. It makes so much sense and will definitely be following your clean up recommendations. I appreciate all you do and am grateful. All the best to you, Patti
This was a great wealth of information. Thank you !!
This is a great article and explained in an “easy to understand format”. Thank you for the information. Time for a pineal gland detox!
I have seen chaga tea as an ingredient in a latte recently and was intrigued. The other list of detox items will come in handy. Im ready for this next focus on detoxing my pineal gland. Thanks for the info.
I am so blessed to have your guidance, knowledge and wisdom in my life. You truly bring such light and resources through the work you do. Thank you!
Thanks for this informative article. How can one know if their pineal gland is clear after a detox? Some of the symptoms overlap with other issues. Thank you.
Great Information – Thanks Doc!
I have been diagnosed with a cyst in my pineal gland. It is 1.3 cm. Pretty worried because the neurologist has sent me to a neurosurgeon for evaluation. This article’s synchronicity is great. I am trying to focus on visualization and stress relief until the doctors tell me what I should expect. You think you are doing everything right and then “surprise”! 🙂
Thank you so much for these great tips. Detoxifying is SO important! I wanted to add to the EMF exposure: I read that having orgonite crystals near you, around your electronics or wearing them are helpful. Here’s a great site for purchasing if you’re interested. orgonitecrystal.com
Have a beautiful day!
Thank you for this! I’ve been interested
Shunghite is believed to be an excellent blocker of emfs as well!
check out http://www.harmoni.com
Very interesting! Thank you
Julia Hubbard Tully – SoCal
I love this article! I actually share similar information in my upcoming book “How to Boost the Brain and Heal the Body with Essential Oils”. And i created a circadian rhythm essential oil blend that helps decalcify the pineal gland – so important, especially now!
How can I access the blend to decalcify my pineal
Where can I purchase this oil
I have your book and love it… Any workshops in the near future?
Interesting! This is the first in-depth article I’ve read about the pineal gland. I already include many of the recommended protocols described here. But I also take a low dose antidepressant (Lexapro) and .05 Klonopin at bedtime along with 3 mg Melatonin. I seem to be addicted to the Klonopin and can’t sleep without it. I know that it affects memory. Any suggestions would be appreciated!!
Get off the Benzos as quickly as you can.
Whatever idiot of a doctor that put you on a HIGHLY addictive drug to help you sleep should be drug behind a horse by his feet over gravel and a salt flat…seriously. I know bc I was where you are now and getting off was not only Hell to deal with, but also affected my mental health.
Any doctor that knowingly prescribes benzos should have (imo) a special license, a script-pad audit once a month and a mandatory drug screen.
Perhaps you think I’m joking or overreacting, when you have been through as much CRAP as I have, you don’t tend to f**k around anymore with anything or anyone, it’s your health NOT the “professional body-troubleshooters,” take ownership of your brain and body bc nobody else, (ESPECIALLY a doctor) will lose sleep over your mental health but you. Furthermore, ALWAYS research any drug a doctor wants to give you before trusting these legal drug pushers. Not all doctors are bad, some have good intentions!
HOWEVER, they are trained to treat symptoms and NOT the underlying issue. Way more money if they can get people to live WITH something than to heal it.
Lastly, and I hate to tell you this but the Lexapro will be worse than the Klonopin.
I cannot be more serious on this last bit, I went through about 2½ months of “brain zaps” (google this if you’re not familiar) and agitation before it quit.
The end result for me?
More happiness, energy, clarity, serenity, focus…a lot!
Good luck to you friend and God Speed.
I also went thru benzo detox HELL which took 3-4 years for me to get back to normal. I feel just as enraged with doctors who prescribe this and salute you for getting off pills!!! MUCH Light and Peace! Michelle
I had a doctor who got me totally hooked on Wellbutrin and Citalopram. My insomnia was so bad that I would go days without sleeping and then my body would shut down for 2 days like I was comatose. She kept tinkering with my meds and adding anti anxiety pills that did nothing. Finally after 4 years she tested me for Lyme disease. I was positive. I immediately threw all my meds in the trash and suffered through 3 months of brain zaps. I figured I was already sick from Lyme, so it’s the best time to deal with the withdrawal from antidepressants, too. My doctor can’t admit she messed up, so she kept insisting I go back on the meds. I’m now completely on my own, since no doctor knows how to heal from Lyme and she’s gonna just keep saying I should be on antidepressants. After I detoxed from the meds, I’m now able to tackle the Lyme disease (one of the biggest Lyme symptoms is severe insomnia) and feel like I actually have a chance. I’ll never touch another antidepressant again.
Thank you, so informative. I’ve been trying to detoxify my family for the past 8 months. How do you suggest reducing exposure to EMF (as it’s everywhere now!)? I’ve been looking into blockers but reviews are mixed on their efficacy. Can you enlighten me on your thoughts?
What about all I hear about temperature checks damaging pineal gland? Is this true?
If I take anything with melatonin in it I have nightmares I am a 80year old male, any thoughts?
I would imagine it’s detoxing heavy metals, which can mess with our minds asleep and awake! Or it could be the toxin Fluoride, or other toxins that it’s removing. Sometimes detoxing can be a bear to get through. Good luck to you!!
Thank you so much for your expertise and courage.❤️
I’m on mental health medicine, Latuda, triliptal and Wellbutrin….. I’m trying to reduce my meds and increase my body’s functioning. I’m tired of being sluggish and withdrawan. I started withdrawing as a child since I was highly sensitive and an empath. It was before people knew about this and unfortunately I didn’t get proper care. I’m only able to use minimal financing and unfortunately I spent my money in anxiety lol…. thank you
I disagree with some of this information as it just didn’t resonate as ‘truth’ when reading it. I muscle tested this and got confirmation.
I also asked why some women get osteoporosis post menapause where others don’t and the answer I received was ‘ the adrenal glands take over with the production of the oestrogen we need. Some people however have highly stressed lives which prevents this from happening due to the stress damaging the adrenals.’ Energy work can reverse the damage of stress and therefore the adrenals can then take over the oestrogen production once damage free.
Dear Dr. Northrup, I am a Warrior of the radical light. Thank you for all your wisdom. I have followed you since I read women’s bodies women’s wisdom and have always been curious if you yourself took bio identical hormones when you went through menopause? I am 68 years old and I am on Tri EST. A very low dosage. I would like to stay on it. I know you can’t advise me but I wonder if you are on hormones or ever were. Thank you
Thank you, I loved reading about everything you can do for the pineal gland.
And I love your newsletter, I’m also a Warrior of the radical light! ❤️
Curious if there are any other means of getting activator X? I have cut meat and dairy out of my diet completely as I can’t digest them well, even with very good enzymes. I get congested, and it doesn’t drain well, so I get sinus
Thank you again for your gift to the world Dr. Northrup, you’ve made such a positive impact on my life and I am positive many others!
Would this help a thyroid problems I had half removed because of cancer now on 50mg of Synthroid
Look up “Iodine Protocol” for information on Iodine and the thyroid.
Great post!! I took notes 🙂
I am so thankful for your YouTube information session that I just heard about the Covid vaccine
You’re a gift to the world and hold so much knowledge and knowledge is power and we will keep the freedom to make her own choices and our top priority We take care of our own health, research everything that we want to put in our body and form my own opinions on subjects as we love people and bring peace to the world If they don’t agree with us and all matters
we only can do our best
I am so grateful my friend Dolly shared a video to me, introducing me to Dr Christiane Northrup. SO much fantastic information, I’m VERY grateful. I LOVE this woman!