Jed Diamond PhD: Do Men Have Hormone Cycles?

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Suffice it to say that the holidays got in the way – and posting the archive of Dr. Diamond’s show slipped right by me. For all of you women who think the dude in your life experiences cyclical mood swings – irritability and MEN-O-PAUSE – you are right. And why wouldn’t they? We have the same endocrine system – except for our sex organs – but they are similar in many ways. And endocrine systems function on cycles and hormone messages. And both men and women have been exposed to too many synthetic hormones, heavy metals and other toxins that cross the blood brain barrier and mess the hormone chemicals that affect every cell in the body. And that my friends if the root cause of our depression, anxiety and irritability. Find out how you can save your marriage, relationship and your family.

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Jed Diamond, PhD: Do Men Cycle?
Sunday, December 20, 2015
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Jed Diamond is to male hormones as I am to women’s hormones. He is a delightful interview and is knowledgeable about the cyclical nature of men. Why not? Women and men both have the same endocrine system – albeit the sexual organs differ.

Do men cycle? Are they subject to the similar hormone fluctuations as women? Is it possible that because of men’s nature and their cultural upbringing that they hide their emotions and depression – their cyclical ups and downs – only to explode like some women are prone to do when the emotions build up – could this also be due to hormone rage?

I invited Dr. Diamond to join me on my podcast after he receive worldwide attention commenting on a British study that a quarter of British men believe that they experience a monthly ‘man period’.

“Men definitely have hormonal changes that can be noted monthly.” And these subtle hormonal fluctuations – that occur in most men – have generally been ignored.” ~ Jed Diamond PhD

The study results and Dr. Diamond’s comments appeared in many publications and I posted The Telegraph article on my blog titled: Does Your Partner Experience “Man Periods?”

Reporting fatigue, constant hunger and increased irritability, the men spoke of symptoms that suggested their ‘time of the month’ is just as intrusive and inconvenient as the equivalent female process.

Both Dr. Diamond and I agree what is keeping women and men from having intimate relationships is their lack of knowledge and understanding of their cyclical biochemical selves. All too often rage and misunderstanding in the household is due to this cyclical shifts. And Dr. Diamond and I also agree that we do not have to accept this as “the way it is.” Men are also subject to the influence of endocrine disruptors – are exposed to the same chemicals and plastics as women – and are also not getting the micronutrients needed to maintain optimal body/mind/spirit functioning.

And yes – we are going to put this issue to rest once and for all – men do go through male menopause. Ah, ha! you say – I knew it. Testosterone levels drop in men as they age – which can also cause bone loss, muscle atrophy and weight gain. In addition, fat cells in the body turn testosterone into ESTROGEN. It is the low level of testosterone that can cause irritability, and anger.

I invite you to listen to this delightful, informative podcast as Dr. Diamond explains the role of male hormones and how they affect men’s minds, moods and behaviors. He also shed light on how you can keep your love life vital and alive.

It is all about them hormones. Always has been – always will be.

Jed Diamond, PhD, MCSW, is the founder and director of the MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well. Though focused on men’s health, MenAlive is also for women who care about the health of the men in their lives. “My passion in life,” says Diamond “is to support men, and the women who love them, in eliminating the stresses that undermine their health and wreck their relationships.” Diamond’s book, MenAlive: Stop Killer Stress with Simple Energy Healing Tools, brings together the wisdom accumulated in 40 years helping more than 20,000 men, women, and children.

MenAlive focuses on Male Stress, Male-type depression, Male Menopause, and Irritable Male Syndrome, as critical aspects of men’s health and well-being. MenAlive is a safe haven in this time of transition. It offers time-tested resources to help you when you need it the most. It’s a place you can trust for yourself and your loved ones, a place we can all come together to share our experiences to help us weather the storm. None of us have all the answers, but together we can find our way.

MenAlive seeks to help men, and the women who love them, successfully navigate the unique stresses of life in the 21st century, so that all our relationships can survive and prosper.

His work has been featured in major newspapers throughout the United States including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. He has been featured on more than 1,000 radio and T.V. programs including The View with Barbara Walters, Good Morning America, Today Show, CNN-360 with Anderson Cooper, CNN with Glenn Beck, CBS, NBC, Fox News, and To Tell the Truth. He also did a nationally televised special on Male Menopause for PBS.

Diamond is the author of ten books including the international best-selling Male Menopause and Surviving Male Menopause that have thus far been translated into 22 foreign languages. The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression and Mr. Mean: Saving Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome are also developing a world-wide readership.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.