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502: The 5 Best Foods for Longevity! (Eat as One Meal) | Max Lugavere

The Ultimate Health Podcast

Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/502maxlugavere Max Lugavere (IG: @maxlugavere) is a top health podcaster, wellness journalist, filmmaker, and author. He wrote The New York Times bestseller Genius Foods and The Wall Street Journal bestseller Genius Kitchen. Max is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, TEDx, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others. Stick around and learn how to make his epic longevity salad! In this episode, we discuss: Why dark leafy greens are important for longevity Carotenoids are found in extra virgin olive oil Tips for choosing the best olive oil Wild salmon is a powerful brain food What is astaxanthin + why it’s beneficial Take an EPA & DHA supplement daily Grass-fed beef is a health food Learn how much protein you need in a day The longevity salad Max eats to break his fast Heavy cream doesn’t elevate insulin What time Max closes his eating window Carbs before bed can support sleep quality How to foster gut resilience by eating “plant toxins” Weight loss tips you can start focusing on today Resistance training improves insulin sensitivity Quality sleep in important for overall health The benefits of eating berries A simple strategy to stop overeating nuts Show sponsors: Just Thrive <== 15% off all Just Thrive products by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout ettitude <== Get cozy with 20% off your first ettitude order by using the code ultimatehealth at checkout LMNT <== Claim your free LMNT Sample Pack when you make any purchase Related links: Max Lugavere's website Follow Max Lugavere on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube Listen to Max Lugavere previously on TUHP (episodes #223 and #345) Max Lugavere - Genius Kitchen (book) Max Lugavere - The Genius Life (book) Max Lugavere - Genius Foods (book) The Genius Life with Max Lugavere (podcast) Related episodes: How to Boost Your Metabolism, Melt the Fat Away & Build Muscle | Sal Di Stefano (#500) Use Fasting as a Tool to Lose Weight & Prevent Disease | Mike Mutzel (#492) Eat This Way to Optimize Your Microbiome & Sidestep Disease | Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (#490) Dan Buettner Shares the Blue Zones Secrets for a Longer, Better Life (#446) Dr. Steven Gundry on Boosting Your Mental and Physical Energy (#404) Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. If you'd prefer to watch vs listen to the interviews, head over to our YouTube channel and enjoy the full video conversations. Be sure and subscribe while you're there. 3. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 4. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 5. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 6. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 7. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!

1hr 13mins

27 Oct 2022

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244: The Alzheimer's Fraud That Derailed Research for Decades | Max Lugavere and Matt Bilinsky

The Genius Life

Max Lugavere is a science journalist, host of The Genius Life podcast, and New York Times best-selling author. His latest book, Genius Kitchen: Over 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Make Your Brain Sharp, Body Strong, and Taste Buds Happy, is out now.


5 Aug 2022

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The TOP FOODS You Absolutely SHOULD NOT EAT To Live Longer! | Max Lugavere

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

As you know, it’s my mission to help teach you how to build the MINDSET and SKILLS that will help you live an extraordinary life - and over the last few months I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to help create a brand-new tool that will help you do that. It’s called Kyzen - and I am proud to announce that I will be bringing it to the world later this year to challenge you to empower yourself and accomplish greater things in life. To learn more, join my Discord at http://impacttheory.com/discordBig goals require DISCIPLINE. By it's very nature, discipline requires you to do hard things - and that is a skill you can LEARN. I'm teaching my process to build Ironclad Discipline in a new workshop - you can register at discipline.impacttheory.com!On Today's Episode:How do we avoid a recipe for disaster when it’s leaving us undernourished and overfed? Max Lugavere, science journalist, NY Times best-selling author and host of the Genius Life Podcast, is joining Tom and running down the role of sugar in obesity and what foods are better to avoid when you want to optimize your body’s nourishment and stop overeating.Medical costs due to obesity was near $173 billion in the United States in 2019. Being over weight literally has a higher price tag that reaches far beyond the personal affects and limitations it places on your body and lifestyle. By now, we are well aware of how sugar is destroying our health, but is it really every kind of sugar, and what can you do about it to see improvement without feeling shamed and degraded for not being “skinny.” Max also addresses why being skinny and a smaller size doesn’t equate to being healthier and healthy actually looks like.“Eat what you need to build” -Tom BilyeuCheck out Max Lugavere’s latest book, Genius Kitchen: https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Kitchen-Delicious-Recipes-Strong/dp/006302294X SHOW NOTES:0:00 Introduction Max Lugavere0:28 | Avoid These Foods8:38 | Surprising Impacts of Sugar20:03 | Should You Eat Dairy?29:34 | The Worst Oils to Consume45:34 | Is Mouthwash Bad for You?52:48 | Meat Vs. PlantsQUOTES:“There should be no shame attached to obesity. We should be encouraging people to shift their body at any stage to a more healthy state.” [2:25]“The reason added sugar plays a role in the obesity epidemic is because we don’t tire of consuming it…” [7:05]“I think butter is actually a food worth relegating to the indulgence category, [...] butter is a manmade product, dairy is made by nature.” [22:50]“That’s the problem with eating out in general, you can’t always predict how a food is going to make you feel.” [29:25]“Approach these oils with great caution because they didn’t exist in the human food supply 200 years ago.” [39:50]“Indulge when you choose to because no single meal, single indulgence, is going to sway your health in any direction, positive or negative.” [45:03]“People who frequently use mouthwash, what you’re doing is you’re nuking bacteria in your mouth that are required to create and recycle nitric oxide...” [46:13]“People who consume more meat, and especially processed meat, they tend to have worst health outcomes but that’s because [...] they tend to be more sedentary, they tend to smoke more. People that are vegan tend to be more health conscious…” [56:11]“I’m not saying that everyone should go out and become carnivores, [...] but I think we do need to get back to some sort of semblance of common sense…” [1:00:28]“It’s not like plants don’t have a potential downside…” [1:01:42]Follow Max Lugavere: Website: https://www.maxlugavere.com/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/maxlugavere Twitter: https://twitter.com/maxlugavere Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxlugavere/ Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1379050662

1hr 3mins

5 Jul 2022

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Feeding Your Brain to Become Your Best Self, feat. Max Lugavere, Type 3 [S05-049]


When growing in self-awareness, it’s important to be able to recognize, or identify, what your triggers are. If you’re a regular listener, you’ve heard me talk about how critical meditation and journaling are to strengthen your ability to respond to life rather than react. But, how we treat our bodies is also important.  When I notice I feel anxious, envious, or irritable, I like to pause and notice how I’m feeling physically.  I ask myself, “how did I sleep last night?”, “do I need to go for a walk?” or “what have I eaten today?”  At times, simply drinking some water or having a good, healthy meal helps me process what I’m truly feeling.  How you eat not only fuels your body but also fuels your mind.  It allows you to pause and reflect, and make intentional decisions. In today’s episode, health and science journalist, Max Lugavere joins me for a conversation about the connection between food and cognitive health. Tune into this interesting discussion on how to feed your brain to live a more full life…no matter your Enneagram type.  Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times bestseller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life.  He’s also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast, The Genius Life and regularly appears on the Dr. Oz Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. For more on Max, visit https://geniuskitchenbook.com

1hr 14mins

30 Jun 2022

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232: The 10 Healthiest Vegetables You Must Eat | Max Lugavere

The Genius Life

Max Lugavere is a science journalist, host of The Genius Life podcast, and New York Times best-selling author. His latest book, Genius Kitchen: Over 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Make Your Brain Sharp, Body Strong, and Taste Buds Happy, is out now.


20 May 2022

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175. Be a Genius in the Kitchen with Max Lugavere #FabulousFriends

Be Well By Kelly

Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist, and author of the New York Times bestselling books, Genius Foods and The Genius Life. He’s also the host of the chart-topping health podcast of the same name, The Genius Life. Max appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show, The Rachel Ray Show, and The Doctors, and he is passionate about sharing health, information, research, and tips with his community on Instagram. This April, he is releasing his first cookbook, Genius Kitchen: Over 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Make Your Brain Sharp, Body Strong, and Taste Buds Happy. We talk about his best tips for eating healthily without sacrificing taste.You will learn about...Why Max decided to make a cookbookThe meals to get you comfortable in the kitchenHow to have fun cookingExpressing love through foodThe importance of salting your foodGo-to healthy staplesKnowing what goes into your foodResources:maxlugavere.comPre-Order: Genius KitchenListen: The Genius LifeRedmond Real SaltVisit carnivorecrisps.com and use code “GENIUS” for 10% offVisit MUDWTR.com/bewell or use code “BEWELL” at checkout to get 15% off this incredible coffee alternativeConnect with Kelly:kellyleveque.comInstagram: @bewellbykellyFacebook: www.facebook.com/bewellbykellyBe Well By Kelly is a production of Crate MediaMentioned in this episode:Be Well Protein Powder Grass-fed protein powder with organic monkfruit extract, organic cacao & vanilla, and NOTHING else. Get $5 off your order at bewellbykelly.com with promo code 'PODCAST5'.


1 Apr 2022

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The Best Diet For Your Brain with Max Lugavere

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep, Rupa Health, and InsideTracker.We often think of eating well in terms of managing our weight or heart health, but what about supporting the brain? There are so many foods we can eat to support better cognition, reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases, and feel sharper, smarter, and happier every day. Along those same lines, many of the processed foods in our Standard American Diet are sabotaging our brain health with loads of excess sugar and other sneaky ingredients. I’m excited to sit down with Max Lugavere to explore what it looks like to eat a diet that specifically benefits the brain. If you’re thinking you don’t need that focus in your personal diet, think again: these habits and foods are benefiting your entire body, too. Max Lugavere is a health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, now published in 10 languages around the globe. His sophomore book, also a best-seller, is called The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary. Max is the host of a #1 iTunes health and wellness podcast, called The Genius Life. His new cookbook, Genius Kitchen, just hit shelves yesterday. This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep, Rupa Health, and InsideTracker.To check out Eight Sleep’s Pod Pro mattress or mattress cover and save $150 at check out, go to eightsleep.com/mark.Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.Right now, InsideTracker is offering my community 20% off at insidetracker.com/drhyman.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): How Max’s mother’s illness led him to understand the relationship between diet and brain health (5:38 / 2:30) Scientific evidence of how nutrition influences the brain (9:21 / 6:00)  Superfoods for the brain (15:07 / 11:35) Why we overeat ultra-processed, but not nutritionally satisfying, foods (19:26 / 16:15)Health effects of meat consumption (33:12 / 28:15) Health benefits of eggs and some types of dairy (46:36 / 43:26) Dark, leafy greens and brain health (53:43 / 48:35) Cooking at home (59:05 / 53:49) Natural food sources of collagen (1:02:26 / 57:18) The best and worst cooking oils (1:04:53 / 59:46) Learn more about Max at maxlugavere.com and get his new book, Genius Kitchen, at geniuskitchenbook.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 17mins

30 Mar 2022

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How To Eat Like A Genius w/ Max Lugavere


WHAT YOU EAT AND HOW YOU EAT, MATTERS.The sad part is that there are too many people who pay little or no attention to their DIETS as part of a plan to LIVE HEALTHY.  It’s an epidemic in America and unhealthy lifestyles kill millions of us each year.That’s why this week’s guest, MAX LUGAVERE, is back for another must-listen podcast.He is a health and science journalist, TV personality, and the author of the newly released GENIUS KITCHEN as well as the NEW YORK TIMES best-sellers THE GENIUS LIFE, and GENIUS FOODS which has been published in 8 languages around the globe. Max is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast THE GENIUS LIFE and appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors as well as a contributor to Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and The Daily Beast, and many other media outlets.I hope you’re literally ready to MAX OUT in a fast-moving hour that covers A LOT OF IMPORTANT FOOD AND HEALTH TOPICS like:Our obsession with PROTEIN intakeIs there a downside to eating too many PLANTS?The importance of FISH in our dietUsing EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILMisconceptions about SALT and SUGAR-SWEETENED DRINKSHEART and BRAIN foods to EAT AND AVOIDThe importance of eating SLOWPORTION control Why FUNGI is good for youMax and I also get into how to DINE OUT HEALTHY, which is a huge concern for all of us.  Even more important, MAX downloads valuable information about consuming food that is exposed to environmental toxins and steps you can take to minimize any threats to your health.You can’t live your best life unless you are intentional about what you put into your body.  Take time to study Max’s work, and the work of others, on this important topic. Think of it less like homework, and more as LIFEWORK.Because that’s exactly what eating the RIGHT THINGS in the RIGHT WAY is…

1hr 2mins

29 Mar 2022

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TMHS 567: 5 Powerful Brain-Boosting Foods & Why Cooking More Can Save Your Life - With Max Lugavere

The Model Health Show

The act of sourcing ingredients and assimilating a nutritious meal is a tradition that dates back to the beginning of humankind. Unfortunately, today in the age of drive-thrus and delivery services, we’re largely disconnected from the sourcing and preparation of our meals. But what could we gain if we got back to our roots and spent more time nourishing our bodies with real whole foods, prepared in our own homes?  Bestselling author and science journalist Max Lugavere is back on the show to share how cooking can help us achieve a healthier weight, maximize our cognitive function, and prevent chronic diseases. In his new book, Genius Kitchen, Max offers recipes and science on the most accessible and nutrient-dense foods. No matter your current culinary skillset, Max provides realistic tips you can implement to eat healthier and strengthen your body and brain.  This interview contains insightful tips on healthy fats, eating for cognitive longevity, the importance of not allowing perfection to ruin your progress, plus nutrient-dense foods to incorporate into your diet. Max is also sharing his guide to sourcing your food (no matter your budget), and why learning to cook is an economical, health-promoting practice we can all benefit from. I hope you enjoy this episode of The Model Health Show!  In this episode you’ll discover: The multiple benefits of cooking your meals at home.  Why highly refined oils are harming our health.  Healthy fats you should be cooking with.  What culinary literacy is, and why we need to return to our roots. The connection between cooking at home and BMI.  Which oils are the most commonly consumed in the Standard American Diet.  Why trans fats are so harmful to human health.  The difference between an oil’s smoke point and the temperature it becomes toxic. How the fat we eat interacts with our brain.  A realistic way to control your intake of unhealthy fats.  The importance of sourcing when it comes to animal products and produce.  Why perfect shouldn’t be the enemy of good when it comes to nutrition.  An inconvenient truth that vegans need to understand about omega 3s. The protective role that vitamin E plays in brain health.  Why fatty fish has powerful health benefits.  The importance of DHA and EPA during pregnancy. Real food sources of vitamin D.  The brain protective molecules that dairy fat contains. Why eating 1-2 servings of blueberries per week is powerful for cognitive function. The number one source of dietary sodium in the American diet. Why learning to cook is an economical choice.  The advantages of cooking meat low and slow.  Items mentioned in this episode include: Organifi.com/Model -- Use the coupon code MODEL for 20% off! Beekeepersnaturals.com/model -- Save 15% on raw honey & other natural remedies! GeniusKitchenBook.com -- Preorder Genius Kitchen today to claim your bonuses!  Connect with Max Lugavere Website / Podcast / Instagram Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud *Download Transcript

1hr 19mins

23 Mar 2022

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213: What Happens When You Stop Eating Bread for 30 Days | Max Lugavere

The Genius Life

Max Lugavere is a science journalist, host of The Genius Life podcast, and author of the upcoming book Genius Kitchen: Over 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Make Your Brain Sharp, Body Strong, and Taste Buds Happy. He is also the New York Times best-selling author of Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life and The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary.

1hr 6mins

19 Jan 2022