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Your Bone Health Links to Your Emotions
The Direct Pathway Between Feelings and Bones

So you want to keep or improve your bone health. Excellent. To do that, there's a very important pathway to understand. That's the pathway that links your feelings, or your emotions to your bones.

Sound a bit far-fetched? Tenuous? But it's not at all. Here's how it works.

You may already have heard that your pitutitary is your master gland, keeping a constant watch over the output of all the other various hormone factories, and telling this one to make more of its hormone and another one less. It does this moment by moment by moment.

And that's great, because there are three major hormones that control bone health. One is progesterone, the second estrogen, and the third, testosterone.

To review:

  • Progesterone tells the bone building cells (osteoblasts) to get going and build bone.   
  • Estrogen tells the osteoclasts, or bone repair cells, to get going and get rid of old bone and repair it   
  • Testosterone tells the body to build connective tissue, and connective tissue is the mother of bones.   

So where do feelings come in? Here's where: sitting behind your pituitary in your brain, quietly influencing that entire system just described, is your hypothalamus. That's where your brain makes molecules of emotions. These act as messages that affect your pituitary, and therefore your whole bone building and repair system.

That's how important your emotional state is to your bone health.

For further information about how to have a healthy emotional life, visit http://www.emotionaldevelopment101.com

Pamela Levin, R.N.

The Nourishing Company provides resources for better health of body, mind, spirit, emotions and relationships.

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Pamela Levin is an R.N. and a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst who has been in private practice offering health improvement services for 40 years.

She has over 500 post-graduate hours of training in clinical nutrition, herbology and applied kineseology.

She has published many professional journal and lay audience articles and has an international reputation in the fields of emotional development, emotional intelligence and Transactional Analysis.

For her work in these areas, she was awarded the prestigious Eric Berne Award by members of the International Transactional Analysis Association in 72 countries.

She has lectured and trained both lay and professional audiences all over the world.

Her work is continues to be used  throughout North and South America, The UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.

She has personally researched the key emotional nutrients™ she makes available through this site.

They have consistently been demonstrated to be the core nutrients people need to feed all the six parts of their emotional selves. 

People from all cultures and languages in all parts of the world have used them since she first made them public in 1974 to feed their emotional selves, move from surviving to thriving, release limiting beliefs, improve parenting skills and more.