The pineal is a teeny endocrine gland deep inside your brain🧠 that modulates sleep-wake and seasonal cycles! Melatonin is the sleepy substance 💤 that regulates circadian rhythms and gets you to bed. Descartes thought the pineal was the seat of the human soul. The gland is also thought to be the third eye 👁and is named for its pine cone-like shape. If you need a bed buddy, check out our sleep-inducing brand new pineal plush!
They're stocking candy canes at the grocery store, and our local Bed Bath & Beyond's got plush singing rabbis (I'm not making this up), so that must mean the holidays are near. Gearing up for the holiday season before Thanksgiving fills me with disgust, but being the gut-monger I am, I suppose I must jump aboard the holiday retail bandwagon and remind you to check out our Gutsy Gift Guide. It'll tell you what to buy if your best friend is getting a mammogram, or just the thing for your diabetic brother. There's even a sebaceous gland lapel pin for that diligent cosmotologist who got rid of all those zits for ya. Our handy list will help you find just what the doctor ordered for that marvelous nurse, amazing pediatrician, or that special medical student in your life. So take two lapel pins and call us in the morning.
I finally reconstructed the I Heart Guts Gift Guide for anyone looking to buy gifts for the cardiopulmonologist with a heart of gold, a great hepatologist, or the esthetician who has it all (but does she have a sebaceous gland pin, we ask you?). Also in the wonderful world of guts shopping (sorry to be so crassly commercial, but alas, that is the life of the gut-monger), we now have the ability to shop by gut or gland, so you can look at all, say, the gallbladder stuff we have on offer. Of course you can always type "parathyroid" into the search box with the same results, but it's a fun new feature I thought you gut-lovers might enjoy.