Sceletium Tortuosum Loneliness and Isolation
Loneliness is a complex and mostly unpleasant emotional response to isolation. It is a perception of feeling alone, a state of mind caused by unwanted feelings of emptiness. Though a universal emotion, loneliness is unique to all of us. Isolation and loneliness are not the same thing. Thoreau craved isolation but did not experience loneliness. On the other hand, the intensely social Marilyn Monroe died both alone and lonely. Many people, like Marilyn, crave human contact, yet their state of mind makes it very difficult for them to completely connect with others. College freshmen, away from home for the first time often experience major loneliness despite being surrounded by environments teaming with peers, so they isolate in their dorm rooms.Young soldiers, deployed to foreign countries often experiences tremendous feelings of loneliness despite being surrounded by other soldiers. Bad marriages, both young or old, can bring on loneliness. Isolation born of loneliness is not necessarily about resources. Higher income and higher educational status people are just as susceptible to loneliness as they isolate themselves with their money or “Education”.
Isolation exacts an especially pernicious impact upon the elderly. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, isolation based loneliness is becoming a major issue. In this just published studying of 6,500 elderly subjects, over a six-year period, it was found that isolation based loneliness has a life shortening impact. They get old before their time, manifesting premature heart issues, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, suicide . . .
Young or old, depression and anxiety based depression have a high cure rate and can be quickly addressed with a number of natural and pharmaceutical protocols, the newest of which is natural plant called sceletium tortuosum. Sceletium tortuosum, not only has the ability to act like a pharmaceutical SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) but its PDE4 abilities (opium is a PDE 10) support it as a non-addictive antianxiety support as well, without side effects. It has the unique ability to make you feel relaxed and comfortable in your own skin. If you, or a loved one are experiencing feelings of loneliness, isolation, depression and anxiety, talk to a doctor. If you don’t think your primary care physician is nuanced with a sensitivity to, or knowledge of, natural protocols such as sceletium tortuosum, please feel free to call 1.800.497.3742 for more details.