Today it’s great to have Max Lugavere on the podcast. Max is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-selling book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, which is now published in 8 languages around the globe. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. Lugavere appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The Wall Street Journal. He is a sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others. Max is excited to release his sophomore book, The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary, a lifestyle guide to living happily and healthily with proven, research-based lifestyle tactics.
- What is “nutritional psychiatry”?
- The importance of preserving protein in your body
- How longevity and nutrition is a continually evolving science
- Environmental toxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis
- The influence of the environment on emotional instability
- The “three Ps” of detoxification
- The importance of consuming a “nutrient dense diet”
- The importance of sweating regularly
- The potential of house plants to purify the air
- The dangers of tap water
- The dangers of consuming processed foods
- The importance of whole foods
- How to make your gym sessions more efficient
- How exercise is a form of medicine
- How the right tools in your toolkit can alleviate depression and anxiety
- The importance of taking a whole body approach
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I normally really like the Psychology Podcast and I admire Scott, but the woo is strong with Max Lugavere. He is not a doctor or an “expert” but is giving widespread medical advice as if he is. He seems to be profiting off the health-craze hysteria that is dominant in the US. The first alarm bells were ringing when his advice is to “eat as much protein as possible” because it will “cause you to lose weight spontaneously.” Or when he suggests that it doesn’t matter how many nuts you eat because some of that will not be digested. I recommend talking to an actual doctor and not taking any of this advice seriously, because it is mostly pseudoscience or dubious studies where the claims really outweigh the actual findings. Most doctors will tell you to get a varied diet but that eating too much of one thing exclusively (whether that’s nuts or anything else) can have negative effects. Again, I love Scott but a good deal of skepticism is warranted here.
Mostly good advice. And IT DOES match up with doctors like Bill Davis, Perlmutter, Lustig. But stop talking CALORIES. We do NOT burn calories. It is an equation in thermodynamics that was incorrectly applied to food we eat. Go read Why We Get Fat. As soon as you say the word calories, your credibility is diminished.