Moonshot Mission for Mankind & Humanity Episode 266, August 12, 2022
Research shows that men live sicker and die sooner than women. Dr. Jed Diamond is on a mission to change that. His moonshot mission focusing on men’s mental health could save 375,000 lives each year in the United States alone.
My Guest, Jed Diamond, is one of the world’s leading experts in Gender Medicine and Men’s Health. He has written sixteen books, including international best-sellers Surviving Male Menopause and The Irritable Male Syndrome. Most importantly, Jed is a teacher, mentor, and friend, and I am thrilled to connect with him again.
When looking at risk factors for disease and early death, the number one risk factor is being male. Randolph Nesse, MD and Daniel Kruger, PhD examined premature deaths among men in 20 countries. They found that in every country, men died sooner and lived sicker than women and their shortened health and life-span harmed the men and their families.
“Saving males is a worthy goal.”Jed Diamond
Topics and Questions
1:50 Is challenge constant?
3:20: What is the purpose of your Moonshot Mission?
4:56 If we could help men live as healthy and long as women, we would save 375K men’s lives per year in the United States.
9:20 You’ve said that healing men will do more good than curing cancer. Can you explain that?
11:30 Is this about only extending men’s lives or also improving them?
13:24 What makes being male so deadly?
15:50 Men die sooner and live sicker due to our behaviors.
17:40 Many of these improved behaviors are well known. What keeps us from making these positive changes?
22:42 What does this African proverb mean to you?
“The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.”
25:00 The rise of authoritarianism.
25:53 The ease of going into blame mode.
29:26 Tell me about the book you are working on.
31:35 Jed, what’s the best way to learn more about you and this moonshot mission?
32:37: Is there one habit, practice, or program you want to share?
You can learn more from this article. “The Man Kind Challenge: Why Healing Men Will Do More Good Than Curing Cancer.”
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