Every year 2 million U.S. citizens die (premature and preventable) of chronic physical illness, with heart failure, cancer and diabetes on top of the list. Yet, this seemingly greatest health threat in life has been superseded – mentally. Read on to learn more about…
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Deborah Clooney from Pennsylvania asks:
O.K. I feel pretty much lonely. However, from my last health check, I came out as a winner – with excellent blood count, no pain, no overweight, etc. On my way to longevity?
When we talk about health and longevity, we mean basically our physical status.
Supported by U.S. vital statistics, according to which 86% of non-age-related (premature) deaths and 77% of all daily ailments are the consequence of chronic physical illness such as heart failure, cancer, and diabetes in the forefront.
Overlooking the (biologic) fact that our health stands on 2 pillars: physically and mentally. The latter with special reference to (external) social isolation and (internal) loneliness.
Although both – social isolation and loneliness - are frequently used interchangeably, they are still not the same. In fact, while social isolation is primarily a lack of physical communication with others, you can be lonely despite of this physical communication. Simply by feeling emotionally disconnected from the rest of the world. According to a Harris Poll in 2016, a public opinion survey, more than 70% of the adult population feel ‘lonely’ – despite of social communication with others.
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Dr. Mark Fritz, NMD, PhD