Max Lugavere | Fasting, Nutrition Dogma, Functional Foods

Max Lugavere | Fasting, Nutrition Dogma, Functional Foods | Clips_02 | Ep. 158
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Welcome back to the Pretty Intense Podcast. Max Lugavere is on the show today. Max is a health podcaster, wellness journalist, filmmaker, and author. His podcast is called “The Genius Life”. His two books are “Genius Foods” and “Genius Kitchen.” Some of you might have tried his famous smoothy. Max’s mother suffered from Dementia, so Max was highly motivated to learn how to eat for a healthy brain. Max has been teaching people how to prevent dementia with diet, ever since. Max also talks to us about educating people to realize that the so called experts in the food industry, telling us what and when to eat, may not have our best health interests at heart. Breakfast being called the most important meal of the day, was written to sell cereal, not because there is scientific proof. We talk about diet tribes, like carnivores, keto, paleo, vegans, and some of the dogma that attached itself to these camps. All things wellness. That is what today is about, and Max has a great way of explaining what you should eat, and how to filter through the cluttered opinions of the nutrition, and wellness arena. Enjoy.


00:00 – Fasting
02:30 – Food Industry Lies
03:30 – Foods You Have To Eat
05:30 – The Right Diet For You
06:00 – Fiber Is Not Essential
07:30 – Carnivore Diet
08:30 – Top 5 Vegetables
09:20 – Preventing Dementia
11:30 – What About Wine?


Max Lugavere 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. From 2005-2011, Lugavere was a journalist for Al Gore’s Current TV. Lugavere appears regularly on The Rachael Ray Show and The Doctors. He has contributed to VICE, Fast Company, CNN, and more. NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, PBS’ Brief But Spectacular, The New York Times, Fox News, and People Magazine have prominently featured Lugavere. He is an internationally 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.

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