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Why is suppressing emotions such a bad thing?

Pharmacologist Dr Candace Pert, whom has a PhD in cellular biology and biophysics from the United States, has backed up Dr Chopra’s research through laboratory experiments. Dr Pert has unequivocally established that emotions and the body are neurologically linked and that there is a chemical expression for every emotion that we have.

When we repress an emotion the body releases a chemical into the bloodstream.

This chemical travels to certain cell receptors and blocks them, leaving them incapable of communicating with the rest of the cells in the body. If those cell receptors remain blocked over a long period of time then there is a propensity for diseases to occur in the blocked areas.

Conversely, Dr Pert has also found that when you express emotions fully and in a healthy, non-repressive way, the cell receptors remain open. When you bury your emotions over time, it can have a very lasting impact on your health, wellbeing and happiness. It can also lead to premature ageing.