The Genius Life
By Max Lugavere
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You don't have to be born a Genius to become one. Follow health and science journalist, New York Times bestselling author, TV personality and nutrition expert Max Lugavere as he speaks to the most insightful minds of our time about what it means to live like a Genius.
||Clean49: How to Live Long and Prosper | Steven Gundry, MD||Steven Gundry, MD is a former cardiac surgeon, a practicing physician, the New York Times best-selling author of "The Plant Paradox," and the author of the new book, "The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age."||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean48: How to Support Your Immune System | Matt Richtel||Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of the new book An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives.||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean47: Why Organic Food Tastes Better and Is Better for You | Bob Quinn, PhD||Bob Quinn is an organic farmer who holds a PhD in plant biochemistry. His new book is called Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food and it is available now for pre-order.||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean46: This Simple Skill Makes You Sexier and Healthier | Emily Fletcher||Emily Fletcher is a world-renowned meditation teacher, the creator of the Ziva meditation technique, and the founder of the groundbreaking zivaONLINE online meditation training e-course. She is also the author of Stress Less, Accomplish More:...||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45: Why Your Sports Drink Sucks | Robin Shobin||Robin Shobin is the founder of Charlotte's Book, a beauty and wellness website, and Halo Sport, a new sports drink featuring the little-known amla berry. Learn why your sports drink sucks and what to do about it.||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean44: When Alzheimer's Hits Home | Michael Trainer||Michael Trainer is the co-creator of Global Citizen, a music festival dedicated to ending poverty, and the founder of Peak Mind, which helps people achieve peak performance through meditation.||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit43: Life's Greatest Mysteries Revealed | Craig Clemens||Craig Clemens is one of the top advertising copywriters in the world and, with a powerful understanding of human psychology, has influenced the health decisions of millions.||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean42: How Plastic is Wrecking Your Health | Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD||Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD is the Executive Director of the Endocrine Disruption Exchange, a science-based non-profit whose mission is to reduce the production and use of chemicals that interfere with healthy hormone function.||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean41: How to Fast for a Faster Metabolism | Jason Fung, MD||Jason Fung, MD is a Toronto-based nephrologist, obesity expert, and author of "The Obesity Code," "The Diabetes Code," and "The Complete Guide to Fasting." Learn how fasting can actually boost your metabolism, preserve muscle, fix obesity, and prevent..||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40: Why You Need Bone Broth, With Recipes | Marco Canora||Marco Canora is an American chef, restaurateur and television personality. He has appeared on the Food Network on shows such as The Next Iron Chef, Chopped and Top Chef. Canora owns Hearth and Terroir in New York and is also the founder of Brodo, a...||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean39: How the Food Industry Corrupts Science | Marion Nestle, PhD||Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, emerita, at New York University. Her most recent book is Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat.||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38: Are Supplements Healthy and Safe? | Danielle Citrolo, PharmD||Danielle Citrolo, PharmD holds degrees in biochemistry and chemistry from North Carolina State University and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy, NY. She discusses the science behind many commonly used supplements including Cognizin...||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37: How to Optimize Sleep for Fat Loss and Better Health | Shawn Stevenson||Shawn Stevenson is a nutritionist and the host of the top rated health podcast The Model Health Show. He is also the author of the best-selling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger...||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36: The Psychedelic Origins of Christmas | Tero Isokauppila||Tero Isokauppila is a Finnish foraging expert, founder of medicinal mushroom company Four Sigmatic, and the author of Santa Sold Shrooms.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35: How Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar Can Harm Your Brain | David Perlmutter, MD||David Perlmutter, MD is a board-certified neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and the New York Times best-selling author of Brain Maker and Grain Brain, now updated with the latest nutritional and neurological science.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34: How Nature Can Make You Fit and Healthy | Abel James||Abel James is the author of the NY Times best-selling book The Wild Diet, is the host of the top health podcast The Fat Burning Man Show, and is the star of ABC's My Diet is Better Than Yours.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33: How to Grow | Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD||Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD is a professor of psychology at Columbia University. He's also a columnist for Scientific American and the host of The Psychology Podcast. He studies creativity, intelligence, and humanistic psychology and focuses on how to...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32: Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill | James DiNicolantonio, PharmD||James DiNicolantonio is a doctor of pharmacy, a cardiovascular research scientist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, the associate editor of British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Open Heart, and author of Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31: How to Buy the Best Extra-Virgin Olive Oil | Nicholas Coleman||Nicholas Coleman is one of the worlds few oleologists, meaning he's dedicated his life to the study of the olive and its oil. He's an advisor to Yale's Olive Institute, a globally-renowned lecturer, and the founder of Grove and Vine, a...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30: Coffee Enemas and Other Biohacks | Ben Greenfield||Ben Greenfield is a fitness expert, triathlete, blogger, and the host of the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast, one of the top health podcasts there is! He's the ultimate human guinea pig, integrating all means of cutting edge (even untested!) tactics to..||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29: CBD Benefits and Buyer's Guide | Gretchen Lidicker||Gretchen Lidicker is the health editor of the hugely popular wellness site mindbodygreen and the author of the new book, "CBD Oil, Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide to Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness." She has worked on the academic and clinical...||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: Fat Loss Secrets from the Doctor Who Tried Everything | Paul Grewal, MD||Paul Grewal, MD is a board-certified internal medicine physician and co-author of the New York Times best-selling book Genius Foods. He is a renowned expert on preventative health, with a focus on reversing diseases like type 2 diabetes, helping...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: What's the Deal with Chickpea Pasta? | Betches||Aleen Kuperman and Samantha Fishbein are the brilliant and hilarious minds behind Betches, the wildly popular blog and viral social media empire that covers everything from politics to celebrities to health and wellness. They are the co-hosts of Diet...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: Fixing Anxiety and Depression With Food | Drew Ramsey, MD||Drew Ramsey, MD is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a leading voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: The Anti-Alzheimer's Foods | Martha Clare Morris, ScD||Martha Clare Morris is the author of "Diet for the Mind" and the Director of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging and the MIND Center for Brain Health at Rush University in Chicago. She is the Principal Investigator of multiple studies that...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: The Guy Who Became Obese on Purpose | Drew Manning||Drew Manning is a personal trainer, fitness expert, and the host of The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience podcast. Wanting to better understand the needs and struggles of his overweight clients, Drew decided to walk a mile in their shoes. He became temporarily...||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: The Benefits of Going Gluten Free | Nicole "NoBread" Cogan||Nicole "NoBread" Cogan suffered from severe food allergies that made her chronically sick and affected her job. To cope, she created a blog called NoBread, focused on helping readers find gluten-free meals at restaurants around the world.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22: How to Eat and Live like a Rockstar | Matt Nathanson||Matt Nathanson is a platinum-selling singer/songwriter with such hits as "Come On Get Higher," "Faster," and "Headphones." He offers his take on how to feed the body and mind proper "nutrition" to stay sane in a hectic world. For links and show notes...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: The Healing Power of... Meat? | Crosby Tailor||Crosby Tailor and I discuss current dietary trends including the carnivore diet, veganism, the ketogenic diet (keto), and fruitarianism. Crosby Tailor is a low carb dessert chef, wellness expert, and fitness model.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20: The Hidden Secret To Getting Everything You Want | Craig Clemens||Craig Clemens is one of the top advertising copywriters in the world and, with a powerful understanding of human psychology, has influenced the health decisions of millions. In this episode, learn how to become a more impactful communicator and...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape | Sal Di Stefano||Sal Di Stefano is one of the hosts of Mind Pump Radio and Mind Pump TV. By 19 he was managing health clubs and by 22 he owned his own gym. After 20 years as a personal trainer he has dedicated himself to bringing science and truth to the fitness industr||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: How to Have a Better Memory | Jim Kwik||Jim Kwik woke up in the hospital after suffering head trauma in kindergarten and thereafter experienced profound learning difficulties to the point that he was called "the boy with the broken brain" by his classmates. He's since dedicated his life to...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: How to Achieve Massive Success and Real Impact | Tom Bilyeu||Tom Bilyeu is the host of the massively popular YouTube series Impact Theory, Relationship Theory, and Health Theory. He is also the founder of Quest Nutrition, a nutritional supplement company with a $1 billion valuation.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: The Nutrient That Makes Your Skin and Brain Younger | William Sears, MD||Dr. William Sears, MD is a Harvard-trained pediatrician who's written more than 40 best-selling books—including The Baby Book, which has sold more than a million copies—and countless articles on nutrition, parenting, and healthy aging. His most...||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Healing Traumatic Brain Injury with Food | Cavin Balaster||Cavin Balaster suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) seven years ago that led to a diffuse axonal injury (DAI), putting him in a coma with a less than 10 percent chance of recovery beyond a persistent vegetative state. But he woke up and recovered...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: How to Heal Trauma, Fix Back Pain, and Poop Better | Aaron Alexander||Aaron Alexander is an accomplished manual therapist and movement coach with over 13 years of professional experience. He is the founder of the Align Movement, an integrated approach to functional movement and self-care that has helped thousands of...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: The Power of Time-Restricted Eating aka Intermittent Fasting | Satchin Panda, PhD||Dr. Satchin Panda is a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and one of the leading researchers in the areas of time-restricted eating and circadian biology and genetics. For full show notes, head to:...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: How to Use Mushrooms for Better Health | Tero Isokauppila||Tero Isokauppila is a Finnish foraging expert, self-experimenter, founder of medicinal mushroom company Four Sigmatic, and one of the smartest cacao experts I know. He is also the author of Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: How to Quiet the Inner Critic and Experience More Wonder | Amber Rae||Amber Rae is is an author, artist, and speaker who has been described by mindbodygreen as "The Brené Brown of wonder." Her new book is Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential, and I personally think it would..||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: How to Become a World-Changing Innovator | Melissa Schilling||Melissa A. Schilling is the John Herzog Chair Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business, a world-renowned expert in innovation strategy, and author of Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: The Foods That Can Improve Your Smile | Steven Lin, DDS||Steven Lin is a passionate health educator applying functional dentistry to help people achieve whole body health, a TEDx speaker, and author of The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health. For...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: How Fasting Can Rebuild Your Immune System | Valter Longo, PhD||Valter Longo is a professor of gerontology and biological science at USC and Director of the USC Longevity Institute. He is one of the foremost researchers studying fasting—developing what he calls the Fasting Mimicking Diet—and is the author of...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Why You Probably Need to Eat More Salt | James DiNicolantonio, PharmD||James DiNicolantonio is a doctor of pharmacy, a cardiovascular research scientist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, the associate editor of British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Open Heart, and author of The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: The Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's | Amy Berger||Amy Berger is a certified nutrition specialist and nutritional therapy practitioner who holds a master's degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, and is the author of The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Blueberries and Ketosis For A Better Brain | Robert Krikorian, PhD||Robert Krikorian is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and the director of the Cognitive Aging Program at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center. He is one of the lead researchers exploring ketogenic...||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Fat Loss and Inflammation Hacks | Crosby Tailor||Crosby Tailor is a model, certified personal trainer, and chef known for his phenomenal ketogenic cookies and superfood desserts. I consider him one of my go-to experts when it comes to fat loss and exercise physiology; by the end of this episode, I'm..||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: The Antidepressant Foods | Felice Jacka, PhD||Felice Jacka is the director of Deakin University's Food and Mood Centre and founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR). She is an expert in the role of nutrition in mental health and has led studies..||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: The 1 Hack That Changes Your Life | Sarah Anne Stewart||Sarah Anne Stewart is a certified holistic health coach who connects people from all walks of life, strives to end body insecurity, and shows us how we can achieve the body we desire without shame or frustration by nurturing the mind. For full show...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: How To Meal Prep Like a Boss | Amanda Meixner||Amanda Meixner (@meowmeix on Instagram) is a widely popular meal prep and fitness fanatic who knows her way around an Instant Pot, doesn't shy away from egg controversy, understands that occasional indulgence in pizza is good for the soul, and may in...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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I grew up in a healthy, food-progressive community, but I knew that a few diet and lifestyle tweaks could iron out some of the issues I'd been experiencing with my overall wellness. I took a deep dive into modern nutrition research and Max Lugavere is my main guiding light. His book Genius Foods was nothing short of life changing for me, and my whole family! We’ve all read it or are reading it and we discuss its topics often. This podcast is a great companion to the book as it expands on issues that perhaps weren't mentioned and reminds me of points that have been useful to me. The podcast is well produced and the guests are top notch. As soon as a new episode comes out I’m eager to listen.
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