Tag: Pineal Gland
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Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal’?
Was the age of puberty really dropping? Parents said yes. Leading pediatric endocrinologists said no. The stalemate lasted a dozen years.
Melatonin & Breast Cancer
I have just received a fascinating piece of snail mail from June Allen, who with her husband Dr. Phillip Allen, runs a group called Enviro-Health Concerns. She has pulled out some quotes which point to a possible connection between melatonin levels and breast cancer, and ties this back to the important work of Dr. Jennifer […]
Fluoride & the Pineal Gland: Study Published in Caries Research
The wheels of science grind very slowly. Finally, the first half of the work that was the subject of Jennifer Luke’s Ph.D. thesis; presentation in Bellingham, Washington (ISFR conference) in 1998 and a videotaped interview I had with her, has been published in Caries Research. In my view this work is of enormous importance and […]
Fluoride was definitively identified as an endocrine disruptor in a 2006 report by the U.S. National Research Council of the National Academies (NRC). This report states: In summary, evidence of several types indicates that fluoride affects normal endocrine function or response; the effects of the fluoride-induced changes vary in degree and kind in different individuals. […]
Fluoride & Oxidative Stress: Yet More Evidence
As with Dr. Guan’s team at the Karolinska Institute, Chinoy’s team found that fluoride increased the level of oxidative stress in brains of the fluoride-treated animals.
Luke (2001): Fluoride Deposition in the Aged Human Pineal Gland
This study has added new knowledge on the fate and distribution of fluoride in the body. It has shown for the first time that fluoride readily accumulates in the human pineal gland although there was considerable inter-individual variation
Luke (1997): The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland (Excerpts)
“The results suggest that fluoride is associated with low circulating levels of melatonin and this leads to an accelerated sexual maturation in female gerbils. The results strengthen the hypothesis that the pineal has a role in pubertal development.”
In the 1990s, a British scientist, Jennifer Luke, discovered that fluoride accumulates to strikingly high levels in the pineal gland. (Luke 2001). The pineal gland is located between the two hemispheres of the brain and is responsible for the synthesis and secretion of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin maintains the body’s circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle), regulates the […]