Genius Foods with Max Lugavere

Today I’m really excited to have Max Lugavere on the podcast. Max is a filmmaker, health and science journalist, and brain food expert. He is also the director of the upcoming film Bread Head, the first-ever documentary about dementia prevention through diet and lifestyle, and he is co-author, with Dr. Paul Grewal, of the just released book, Genius Foods.

In this episode, we discuss the following:

  • How he got into his line of work
  • How Alzheimer’s may be prevented through diet
  • The biomarkers of aging
  • Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats
  • How to understand research on diet and medicine
  • Genius foods you can add to your diet right now
  • His supplement regime
  • The importance of gut health
  • The Hygiene Hypothesis on the rise of autoimmune diseases
  • The only fruits he recommends for a healthy diet
  • Cholesterol—not bad after all?
  •  The emerging research on “psychobiotics” (treating psychological disorders with probiotics)
  • Stress, sleep and exercise
  • Metabolic health and the brain


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