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About Pamela Levin

PAMELA LEVIN, R.N., is an award winning author, nutritional journalist and world renowned innovator in the fields of physical and emotional health. In private practice since 1970, she  draws on over 42 years’ professional experience.

She wrote Lighten Your Load, How to Release Your Toxic Metal Burden, in response to reports from clients and readers. As a result, she grew concerned about the dangers people were encountering when undertaking a heavy metal detoxification process without adequate and knowledgeable support. 

She came to understand that e
ven undergoing a toxic metals challenge to find out if one has a toxic metal burden has to be carried out safely and with the support of a skillful and experienced clinician who understands the dangers and how to address them.

She learned about how to manage them safely both through professional trainings,  her own metals detoxification process and supporting clients in undertaking theirs.  Lighten Your Load, How to Release Your Toxic Metal Burden summarizes what she learned.

Although her earlier private practice focused on personal counseling she soon discovered that some of her clients' emotional issues - especially malaise, depression and anxiety - were driven by physical health issues - particularly a toxic metals burden. 

The focus of her private practice, books, articles and online resources is on assisting people to improve their physical and emotional health and to train health professionals in these methods.

She is a graduate of the University Of Illinois, and studied Transactional Analysis (TA) with its founder, Eric Berne. M.D. She was the first nurse to be awarded Clinical, then Teaching Membership in its international organization. She has completed  500+  post-graduate hours in advanced clinical nutrition, herbology, physical and emotional healing and women’s health issues.

For her work on the cyclic process of emotional development, she received the prestigious Eric Berne Memorial Scientific Award by the members of the International Transactional Analysis Association. Now used internationally by parents, counselors, teachers and therapists, her work is the foundation for a parent education system, Self-Esteem, a Family Affair and Growing up Again; as well as John Bradshaw's book and PBS series, Homecoming.

Her public speaking career includes professional and lay audiences on four continents. She contributes a local newspaper column on health and is the founding editor of the free, bi-weekly online health improvement newsletter, BetterHealthBytes. Her articles and  books have been translated into 10 languages and have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.

She is the mother of two grown children and grandmother of two.

She is the founder of The Nourishing Company, which provides print, audio, video and online media resources for physical, emotional, spiritual health improvement. In addition to Lighten Your Load, How to Release Your Toxic Metal Burden her other books and DVD can be accessed there.