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.
Terry Walhs is a physician who has effectively battled her MS with diet principles. Her new book, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, is essential brain-food reading.
Michele Promaulayko is the former Editor-in-Chief of Women's Health, Yahoo Health, and Cosmopolitan. Her new book is Sugar Free 3: The Simple 3-Week Plan for More Energy, Better Sleep & Surprisingly Easy Weight Loss!
David Nurse is an NBA life and optimization coach and worldwide motivational speaker. As a former professional basketball player (both international and domestic) and a coach for the Brooklyn Nets, David has personally helped over 100 NBA players with their personal and professional development both on and off the court. He's the author of Pivot & Go: The 29 Day Mindset Blueprint to Redefine and Achieve YOUR Success.
Mark Hyman, MD is a board-certified physician, a leader in the field of functional medicine, author of 11 New York Times best-selling books, and is the author of the new book, Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time.
Paul Saladino is a board-certified internal medicine physician, carnivore diet advocate, and the author of The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to Our Ancestral Diet.
William Davis, MD is a cardiologist and the author of the internationally best-selling Wheat Belly series of books. His latest book is Wheat Belly (Revised Edition): Lose the Weight, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health.
Mark Sisson is the author of Keto For Life: Reset Your Biological Clock in 21 Days and Optimize Your Diet for Longevity. He is a former 2:18 marathoner and fourth-place Hawaii Ironman triathlete, and presides over a wide-ranging Primal enterprise, featuring the Primal Kitchen line of healthy condiments.
Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac is the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, founder of Kresser Institute, creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times best selling author of The Paleo Cure. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health, and has trained over 1,000 practitioners around the world in his unique approach.
Craig Clemens is an internationally recognized copywriter with over a billion dollars in sales under his belt. On this episode we each share our 5 top discoveries of 2019, plus present a challenge to the audience (and ourselves).
Aaron Alexander is a pioneering manual therapist and movement coach with over sixteen years of professional experience whose clients range from A-list Hollywood celebrities to professional athletes and everyone in between. His new book, The Align Method: 5 Movement Principles for a Stronger Body, Sharper Mind, and Stress-Proof Life, is available for pre-order now.
Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair.
Robin Berzin, MD is the founder and CEO of Parsley Health, a "new operating system for primary care medicine—one that combines modern medicine and smart technology with a functional, whole body approach that anyone, anywhere, can benefit from."
Will Cole is a leading functional-medicine expert and consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems.
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 industry.
A leading researcher in the dynamic and rapidly expanding field of evolutionary psychology Sarah E. Hill completed her PhD at UT Austin and is now a professor at TCU. With more than fifty scientific publications and multiple prestigious research grants to her credit, Dr. Hill has become an authority on evolutionary approaches to psychology and health. She is the author of This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences.
Tracy Lockwood Beckerman is a nationally recognized registered dietitian, author of the new book The Better Period Food Solution and women's health expert. She is the nutrition expert for Betches Media, a regular guest on their podcast Diet Starts Tomorrow and is the host of Well+Good's YouTube Series You Versus Food.
Raja Dhir is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Seed Health, a microbial sciences company pioneering applications of bacteria to impact human and environmental health. He’s an expert on the microbiome, and is able to speak eloquently on a number of topics related to gut health.
Ra is the owner of http://kriyaoftheweek.com which offers a short daily practice for people to get into meditation and working with their energy. It is based on an accumulation of techniques from his many years of gym ownership, a lifetime of competitive athletics, studies in psychology, and multidimensional energetic techniques from around the world.
Kelly LeVeque is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach based in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever.
Superfood hunter Darin Olien is known within the health and wellness community as an exotic superfood expert and environmental activist who travels the planet to discover new and underutilized medicinal plants. He's the author of SuperLife: The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome and founder of Barukas. You can try Barukas at http://barukas.com/genius and use promo code "Genius" for 15% off your first order.
Surprise, this was taped in front of a live studio audience! And... I'm being interviewed! We discuss keto, stress overload, dietary and lifestyle interventions to improve or slow cognitive decline, nootropic foods and supplements, and much more.
Dr. Molly Maloof is on a mission to radically extend healthspan and maximize human potential using scientific wellness, health technology, educational media, & health optimization medicine. Her fascination with innovation permeates her concierge medical practice that is focused on providing personalized medicine to entrepreneurs, technology executives, & investors.
Chris Masterjohn has a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and is an expert in micronutrients. In this episode, we discuss the common MTHFR mutation, why riboflavin is critical for skin health, collagen supplementation, achieving healthy iron status, and more. To assess and ultimately fix any nutrient deficiencies you may have, check out his very thorough course, Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Use code GENIUS for 20% off.
Lauren Roxburgh is a best selling author, wellness educator and speaker. Roxburgh is a go-to writer and expert on all things fascia, alignment, the mind-body connection and movement medicine and regularly works with Hollywood’s A-List along with some of the greatest athletes and surgeons on the planet. Her new book is called The Power Source: The Hidden Key to Ignite Your Core, Empower Your Body, Release Stress, and Realign Your Life.
Aaron Alexander is a manual therapist and movement coach who has helped the world’s best athletes, celebrities and every one in between to relieve pain, increase strength and optimize their movement. In addition, he hosts the top-rated Align Podcast which features the world’s thought leaders on all things movement and wellness.
Teemu Arina is a technology expert, biohacker, coauthor of the Biohacker's Handbook and curator of the Biohacker Summit. Use code GENIUSFOODS for free shipping on the Handbook at https://biohackingbook.com/, and use GENIUSFOODS for a generous discount off tickets to the Biohacker Summit this November in Helsinki, Finland.
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.
Michael Pollan is a celebrated journalist and the author of How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.
Liana Werner-Gray is a holistic and natural-health advocate and the author of Cancer Free with Food: A Step-by-Step Plan with 100+ Recipes to Fight Disease, Nourish Your Body & Restore Your Health. After healing herself of cancer through embracing a natural lifestyle, she began lecturing and teaching about the Earth Diet internationally. She is the founder and owner of the Earth Diet, where she directs a team that helps people all over the world find recipes that work for them. She has helped thousands of people improve conditions such as acne, diabetes, depression, heart disease, obesity, and more.
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.
Karen Rinaldi is the author of It's Great to Suck at Something: The Unexpected Joy of Wiping Out and What It Can Teach Us About Patience, Resilience, and the Stuff that Really Matters. She has worked in the publishing industry for over two decades. In 2012, she founded the imprint Harper Wave at HarperCollins. The feature film Maggie’s Plan is based on her novel The End of Men. Karen has been published in The New York Times, Oprah.com, Time, LitHub and other publications. She lives in New York, New Jersey, and (whenever possible) Costa Rica with her husband and two sons.
Chris Masterjohn earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2012. He served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From August 2014 to December 2016, he served as Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York. To assess and ultimately fix any nutrient deficiencies you may have, check out his very thorough course, Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Use code GENIUS for 20% off.
Vanessa Fitzgerald (@VeesHoney) is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Health Coach. After a multi-year struggle with Adderall addiction, Vanessa shares her story with the tactics she used to break the addiction and enhance her focus naturally.
James Swanwick is an Australian-American entrepreneur and activist who helps social drinkers reduce or quit alcohol. A former journalist, Swanwick has interviewed world leaders like Al Gore, champion athletes, and movie stars like Bradley Cooper. He hosts the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge. Use code "Max" for 25% off!
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."
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.
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: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance.
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.
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.
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 disease.
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 producer and seller of bone broth.
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.
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 Citicoline which is used in many cognition-boosting supplements.
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 Success.
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.
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 remove the blocks that impede living well.
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 Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health. We discuss all things omega-3s and omega-6s. Prepare to gain an in-depth understanding of the biologic impact of each of these fats and the foods that they are found in!
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 subscription-based service which sends out hand-picked varietals quarterly. Check out groveandvine.com to learn more and use code 'GENIUS' to save $20 off a subscription! In this episode, you're going to learn everything you need to know about extra-virgin olive oil, including some of its benefits, how to buy the best kinds, how to store it, and tons more.
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 attain optimal wellness. He also loves to put coffee up his butt. For full show notes, head to http://maxlugavere.com.
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 side of integrative medicine for many years. Originally from Sedona, Arizona, she has a B.S. in biology and earned her master’s degree in physiology with a concentration in complementary and alternative medicine from Georgetown University.
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 patients achieve weight loss goals, and hormone health.
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 Starts Tomorrow, a health-focused podcast that has featured some of the top names in wellness (including yours truly).
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 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His recent book is called Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health and he is the creator of the Eat to Beat Depression e-course (use code MAX15 for 15% off). For full show notes, head to http://maxlugavere.com/podcast/drew-ramsey.
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 investigate dietary risk factors for the development of Alzheimer's disease, cognitive decline, and other common chronic conditions of older people.
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 obese, gaining 75 pounds in just over 6 months. Then, he set out to lose the weight, realizing profound truths about how we lose weight, especially when contending with the modern food supply.
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.
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 go to: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/matt-nathanson
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.
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 influencer, regardless of your craft or profession.
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 industry.
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 learning any available method to overcome his difficulties, and his passion and expertise in the realm of memory have led to him becoming the go-to instructor for people who want to remember better. For full show notes, http://maxlugavere.com/podcast/jim-kwik.
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.
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 recent book is The Dr. Sears T5 Wellness Plan: Transform Your Mind and Body, Five Changes in Five Weeks. For full show notes, head to http://maxlugavere.com/podcast/william-sears.
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 in a remarkable way: claiming to owe much of his success to the power of food. For full show notes and links, head to: http://maxlugavere.com/podcast/cavin-balaster
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 people out of pain and into health. He also hosts the top-rated Align Podcast featuring the biggest names in movement and wellness. For full show notes: http://maxlugavere.com/podcast/aaron-alexander
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: http://maxlugavere.com/podcast/satchin-panda
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 Mushrooms for Whole Body Health. For full show notes, head to: http://maxlugavere.com/podcast/tero-isokauppila
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 look beautiful on your coffee table after you've absorbed its life-changing insights. For full show notes, head to: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/amber-rae
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 Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World. For full show notes, visit: http://maxlugavere.com/podcast/melissa-schilling
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 full show notes and links, visit: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/the-genius-life-9-the-foods-that-can-improve-your-smile-steven-lin-dds
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 The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight. For full show notes, head to: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/8-how-fasting-can-rebuild-your-immune-system-valter-longo-phdmp3
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 Wrong—and How Eating More Might Save Your Life. For full show notes, head to: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/the-genius-life-7-why-you-probably-need-to-eat-more-salt-james-dinicolantonio-pharmd
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 Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline. For full show notes, head to: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/the-genius-life-6-the-crazy-link-between-diabetes-and-alzheimers-amy-berger
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 diet as an intervention for people with cognitive impairment, and on the impact of anthocyanins (antioxidants found in blueberries and other pigmented fruits and vegetables) on cognitive aging. For full show notes: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/the-genius-life-5-blueberries-and-ketosis-for-a-better-brain-robert-krikorian-phd
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 confident you'll understand why. For full show notes: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/the-genius-life-4-fat-loss-and-inflammation-hacks-crosby-tailor
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 confirming the benefits of dietary improvement on depression. For full show notes: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/the-genius-life-3-the-antidepressant-foods-felice-jacka-phd
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 notes: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/the-genius-life-2-the-1-hack-that-changes-your-life-sarah-anne-stewart
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 fact be part squirrel. For full show notes: https://www.maxlugavere.com/podcast/the-genius-life-1-how-to-meal-prep-like-a-boss-amanda-meixner