How to Ditch Diet Dogma and Simplify Superfoods – Max Lugavere : 921

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IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE...

…you’ll take a deep dive into the science of healthy eating so that you can know how to leverage food for high energy and performance.

Health and science journalist Max Lugavere studies and writes about ways that food and movement fuel you. And allow you some balance and freedom in your choices.

He joins the show to round out a body of work that includes his best-selling “Genius Foods,” “The Genius Life” and now his latest to complete the trio: “GENIUS KITCHEN: Over 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Make Your Brain Sharp, Body Strong, and Taste Buds Happy.

“It's a kitchen and wellness guide,” Max explains. “I didn't want to just make a book of recipes. That would've been too easy. I wanted to make something that was going to stand the test of time and serve as a resource for people."

His work was inspired by his mom’s diagnosis with a rare form of dementia in her 50s. He dedicated himself to her care and also began researching how to prevent cognitive decline through nutrition.

“Though I began to cook when my mother could no longer cook herself, I realized that culinary literacy (like health literacy) had become yet another aspect of life that we had outsourced,” Max says in “Genius Kitchen.” I became passionate about creating healthy food that is delicious and easy to make."

There’s a multi-billion dollar diet industry that makes nutrition confusing and complex. This conversation gets into the value of simple food, how to find your own food philosophy and why Max rejects diet dogma. So this is the episode for you to:

-Learn science-backed tactics to improve digestion, increase nutrient extraction and stop common digestive complaints.

-Get practical food lists and cooking methods for easy, nutritious meals that work for your performance goals and everyday life.

-Find out how to eat like a “genius” with these topics:

  • The upside & downside of plants
  • Protein quality & muscle maintenance
  • Organ meats
  • Fantastic fats & ominous oils
  • The shudder of sugar
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Calcium & the debate about dairy
  • And more!

More about Max:

Max gets his curious on hosting The Genius Life podcast. He appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He’s been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine and contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast. He’s an international speaker who’s presented at events like South by Southwest, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.

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