Friday, March 26, 2010

Pineal Gland & Fluoride

Many people hear the word melatonin and they are quick to associate it with thoughts of a good night’s sleep, but the majority of people do not understand that melatonin is a hormone which is produced by the pineal gland that does much more than help you sleep. Melatonin is responsible for influencing the onset of puberty; it also acts as a powerful antioxidant for the brain as well as other tissues and seems to play a major role in modulating the immune system.
So where does melatonin come from? The pineal gland, which is located deep in the center of the brain, is the gland that is responsible for the production of melatonin. The pineal gland controls the bio-rhythms of the body and works in harmony with the hypothalamus gland to direct the body’s thirst, hunger, sexual desire and biological clock. It is the job of the pineal gland to regulate the action of the pituitary gland, it prevents premature sexual awakening and inhibits the immediate discharging of thoughts into action. Thus we have the ability to think through our anger and other emotions rather than merely reacting to them.
On June 29, 2000, at the U.S. Senate Congressional Hearing on Arsenic, Radon, and Fluoride, held by the subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water, J. Willam Hirzy, Ph.D. testified fluoride in public water supplies causes or contributes to the cause of cancer, genetic damage, intolerant reactions, chronic toxicity, dental fluorosis, bone pathology and neurological injury in humans, and that fluoride in public water supplies aggravates malnutrition, iodine deficiencies and other existing illnesses.
This is created because the human body has very little ability to effectively use and pass off accumulated levels of fluoride. So the question must then be asked, what happens to all of the fluoride that is accumulated?
Apparently fluoride builds up in the pineal gland calcifying it! Thus limiting or at the very least reducing the ability to create proper amounts of melatonin, regulate the actions of the pituitary gland and reduces are natural immunity to disease.
Along with all of these is the added chemical interference with our spiritual and emotional awareness! Fluoride calcifies the pineal gland and turns it into a rock, because of the calcification our sense of direction becomes impaired, our sleep is disturbed and we have increased trouble controlling our emotions and thoughts.
Next question, how do we help combat and change all of this? Eliminate all fluoride from the diet, especially hidden fluoride from water, medications and food additives then plan to spend at least 20 minutes of every day out of doors in the sunshine and fresh air. This will help stimulate the calcified pineal gland.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What Are Environmental Estrogens?

What is Environmental Estrogens?

Environmental estrogens are foreign compounds and/or chemical toxins that mimic the effects of estrogen. Also called xenoestrogens, these compounds are found primarily in herbicides and pesticides and have been found in industrial by products from the manufacturing of plastics, cleaning products and some paper products. If that isn’t enough to wake you up to the world in which you live, these xenoestrogens have now found their way into the common food chain and are used in the resin lining of canned foods in the form of Bisphenol A.

Environment estrogens often cause an imbalance of estrogen to progesterone levels. When a woman’s body has too much estrogen, a condition called estrogen dominance, a wide variety of complications will result including but not limit to breast cancer, fibroids, and endometriosis.

According to researchers, these estrogens also effect men and can contribute to testicular cancer, urinary tract disorders, and low or nonexistent sperm counts.

Evidence is accumulating that these chemical, even at very low concentrations and exposures, can, by disrupting the endocrine system, cause “hormone havoc” autoimmune diseases, clinical depression, genital and reproductive system defects such as infertility and long-term delayed developmental effects across the generations. The result is that it is no longer possible to “define a normal, unaltered human physiology,” according to Dr. Colborn.

Nutrients affect every hormonal interaction in the body, and adequate levels of them are clearly important in human reproduction. The standard American diet, which is high in processed foods and low in basic nutrients, is a setup for suboptimal nutrition at the time of conception.

Obviously it is prudent for everyone to lower their exposure to environmental estrogens as much as humanly possible. Eating organically raised food is one step you can take immediately to cut out the xenoestrogens laden pesticides you are ingesting with each meal. Even synthetic fluoride will create problems with fertility and the way that the body generates natural growth hormones.

Although clinical research has long documented the effects of fluoride toxicity on the reproduction in various animal species, a study performed at the National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson, Arkansas, has finally established a link between human infertility and fluoride levels in the local water supplies. The study, which used a U.S. database of drinking water systems to track fluoride levels across the country, showed that in every region which had greater fluoride concentrations in their water supplies, there was a corresponding decrease in the annual total fertility rate. Finding a source of fluoride free drinking water is one easy way to help begin to limit your intake of these types of chemicals.

Each year, an estimated 1,000 new synthetic chemicals enter the world market, swelling the planetary total to well over 100,000. All of these are completely foreign and potentially harmful to the endocrine function of our bodies and almost none have been thoroughly tested for long term, trans-generational health effects. How can they be, they’re new!

Studies have shown that taking vitamin C and zinc supplements have helped combat some of the effects. Other studies have shown the beneficial effects from folate and B12 supplementation, but remember that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” So when in doubt don’t partake!