How to Enhance Brain Function with Max Lugavere – Episode 233

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

Would you like to become smarter, live a more productive life and be a happier, more fulfilled person? Wanna know how to avoid the typical cognitive issues associated with getting older so you can be a high performer for life? To improve the health and performance of your brain don’t miss this episode of the #RenegadeRadioPodcast with Max Lugavere.

Max is a filmmaker, TV Personality, science journalist and brain food expert. He’s the director of the film “Bread Head,” the first ever documentary about dementia prevention through diet and lifestyle and the author of “Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life”.

After noticing signs of cognitive decline in his mother Max became obsessed with figuring out why she was having issues at only 59 years old. Using his knowledge and understanding of science he immersed himself in research and eventually found a strong link between cognitive disease and diet. Today he shares his message about brain health and disease prevention through his best-selling books, popular blog and appearances on hit TV shows such as Dr. Oz.

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Show Notes:

  • What does Max do to look 10 years younger than he is? [8:34]
  • How his mother’s life changing health issues sparked his passion for eating to optimize brain health. [17:44]
  • His research on gut bacteria and the impact that diet and lifestyle have on your brain function. [22:58]
  • The most effective foods to add to your diet now. [33:15]
  • Max drops knowledge on the different types of fat and explains what you should consume daily. [44:30]
  • Why you must avoid playing a “cat and mouse” game with your nutrition. [51:05]
  • Practical ways to avoid harmful additives in your diet. [56:50]
  • Some of Max’s favorite supplements for improved cognitive performance. [01:00:25]
  • Scientifically proven practices to increase your brain function and overall health. [01:05:50]
  • His new book, “Genius Foods” and how to optimize your brain’s performance right now. [01:16:19]


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Wanna check out another episode that will help you learn how to eat to prevent chronic disease and improve your health?  If so, click here to listen to my discussion with Chris Kresser.  Chris is a globally recognized expert in functional medicine, Paleo nutrition and ancestral health.  In this episode we discuss how gut health impacts everything in your body, how high stress and lack of sleep affect your gut health, tips for eating healthy on a budget and much more.

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