We are so glad to have author, filmmaker, health and science journalist Max Lugavere back on the show! Max’s new book, The Genius Life, is all about providing actionable research that anyone can use to start feeling stronger, happier, and healthier immediately. The truth is that most of us already know that there are things in our lives that we really shouldn’t put in, on, or around our bodies, but there’s such a disconnect between what we know and what we do. We dig into why this disconnect exists, break down what it means to live a genius life, argue the merits of plant-based diets, and learn the heart-wrenching story behind why Max became so invested in the relationship between our food and our cognition.
We also talk about:
How unhealthy foods often make the most outlandish health claims
The plant-based trend
The massive problem with food waste
Why everyone should prioritize protein
What to look for when you are consuming animal protein
Integrating rest into your life + optimizing your sleep