#6 Depression: Six Surprising Reasons Why You Are Not Performing Well


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ED is a downer and so is depression! But the two are more linked than previously thought and the two impact each other in a vicious cycle. In this episode, we’ll look at the systems critical for function and the hormones and chemicals associated with maintaining an erection, and how depression affects it.

[00:00 - 02:44] ED and Depression: How They Interrelate and Play Negatively

  • While ED can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, people with depression are more likely to develop ED.
  • Arousal, initiation, and desire all start in the brain or nervous system which triggers an erection.

[02:45 - 07:37] Six Systems That Are Critical for Function

  • The six systems that are involved in sexual function are the brain, emotions, hormones, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles.
  • When the brain releases hormones, those chemicals control a reaction that affects pleasure.
  • It is common for men to use medication or alcohol to boost their confidence artificial however this can lead to an endless cycle of ED, deppressions, and more erectile issues caused by the medication or alcohol.
  • Exercise, diet, meditation, socializing, and communication all play a role in boosting your mood.
  • ED is treatable and reversible! Join the Modern Man Club

[07:38 - 11:39] Increase your Testosterone by Correcting Your Sleep, Diet, and Lifestyle

  • If you have ED, see a doctor and get blood work done to assess where to go from there.
  • Examine your diet: Eat a Mediterranean diet of more fruits, vegetables, and inflammatory foods.
  • Examine the amount of sleep and the quality of sleep you get.
  • Evaluate your lifestyle and make some small changes along the way.
  • Have hope! ED is reversible and you deserve to live a life of happiness and prosperity.


“The brain releases hormones and chemicals that control the whole reaction downward. Even if it involves something that is joyful and pleasurable as sex." – Dr. Anne Truong

“There are six systems that interplay; The brain, emotions, hormones, blood vessels, and muscles. These six systems are critical for function." – Dr. Anne Truong

“If you keep doing the same things, you're gonna get the same results." – Dr. Anne Truong

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