What is the Pineal Gland?

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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about the pineal gland. It is a gland that has an optical tissue because there is a connection with the eyes retina which produces a hormone called melatonin. Melatonin is triggered by darkness and at its peak at 2:30am.

Functions of Melatonin:
• Melatonin turns into serotonin that helps you sleep.
• Involved in Adrenal Axis
• Involved with mood
• Involved in Stress

Melatonin Deficiency Symptoms:
• Weakened immune system
• Insomnia
• Anxiety
• Decreased Estrogen / Progesterone Ratio

Ways to Boost Melatonin:
• Aerobic exercise
• Lights dim at night
• Low EMF (Electromagnetic Frequency)
• Low stress
• Limit caffeine

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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