The Genius Life 64: Secrets of the Carnivore Diet Revealed | Paul Saladino, MD

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The Genius Life 64: Secrets of the Carnivore Diet Revealed | Paul Saladino, MD

Paul Saladino, MD is a licensed physician and functional medicine expert who currently advocates for and consumes a "carnivore," or all-meat, diet, and he is the host of the Fundamental Health podcast.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Why the carnivore diet is generating such buzz, the scientific reasoning behind its claimed benefits, who it can potentially benefit, and how to execute this diet properly.

  • Why Dr. Saladino believes the associations between plant consumption and longevity is weak science.

  • The plants likely in your kitchen right now that are the most toxic, according to Dr. Saladino -- including one I routinely eat.

  • Why, despite eating a ton of red meat, unhealthy iron accumulation isn't a concern for Dr. Saladino.

  • Why Dr. Saladino doesn't believe you need fiber for good digestion or healthy microbiome.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Ned, the makers of high-quality, homeostasis-regulating CBD oils endorsed by the no-nonsense crew over at Mind Pump. Go to helloned.com and use promo code GENIUS to save 15 percent off your first purchase!

Resources from this episode:

Fundamental Health

Paul's Website

Paul at Instagram

Paul at YouTube

Paul at LinkedIn

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The Genius Life 63: Sleep Tracking, Hot and Cold Immersion, and the Power of Walking | Kyle Kingsbury

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The Genius Life 63: Sleep Tracking, Hot and Cold Immersion, and the Power of Walking | Kyle Kingsbury

Kyle Kingsbury is the Director of Human Optimization at Onnit, a retired mixed martial artist and UFC fighter, and the host of the Kyle Kingsbury Podcast—which helps listeners achieve peak performance in everyday life by sharing fitness regimens and mindsets of the brightest minds and strongest athletes in the world. Kyle is a living example of how diet, nutrition, training, plant medicine, and technology can be harnessed for optimal cognitive and physical power.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The tricks and tactics Kyle uses to foster a better mind and body connection.

  • The benefits of cold and heat stress (and how to reap these benefits even if you don't have access to a sauna or cold plunge).

  • Kyle's top hacks for better sleep—and his favorite sleep tracking device.

  • Why Kyle defaults to a ketogenic diet.

  • Kyle's intuitive training program that keeps him in killer shape without the "bro split" that's often recommended in fitness circles.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Four Sigmatic (check out my interview with founder Tero Isokauppila in episode 12), who make a wide range of coffees, elixirs, and teas using mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion's mane, and more. Go to foursigmatic.com/max to save 15 percent off of everything!

Resources from this episode:

Kyle Kingsbury Podcast

Kyle at Instagram

Kyle at Twitter

Onnit

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 62: Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor for Less Stress and Better Sex | Lauren Roxburgh

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The Genius Life 62: Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor for Less Stress and Better Sex | Lauren Roxburgh

Lauren Roxburgh is a best-selling author, wellness educator, and speaker. Lauren is a go-to writer and expert on all things fascia, alignment, the mind-body connection, and movement medicine, and regularly works with Hollywood's A-List along with some of the greatest athletes and surgeons on the planet. Her new book is called The Power Source: The Hidden Key to Ignite Your Core, Empower Your Body, Release Stress, and Realign Your Life.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How your body can become more receptive to the changes required to thrive even if it’s been stubbornly resistant to them—and merely surviving—for years.

  • How to loosen up and support your fascia, which is connective tissue beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, and closes and separates muscles and other internal organs.

  • How to strengthen up your pelvic floor muscles, which are crucial to both preventing lower back pain and helping your sexual function.

  • How to practice stress hygiene so you aren't living in a state of high alert all the time.

  • The simple tools you can use to support your posture, whether you work a desk job, drive a cab, or sit at home on your couch watching Seinfeld reruns all day.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Ned, the makers of high-quality, homeostasis-regulating CBD oils endorsed by the no-nonsense crew over at Mind Pump. Go to helloned.com and use promo code GENIUS to save 15 percent off your first purchase!

Resources from this episode:

The Power Source: The Hidden Key to Ignite Your Core, Empower Your Body, Release Stress, and Realign Your Life by Lauren Roxburgh

Lauren's Website

Lauren at Instagram

Lauren at Facebook

Lauren at YouTube

Align Life Studio

The Power Source Website

The Connections Between Emotional Stress, Trauma, and Physical Pain by Susanne Babbel, Psychology Today

Pain and Emotion: A Biopsychosocial Review of Recent Research by Mark A. Lumley et al., Journal of Clinical Psychology

Granting Forgiveness or Harboring Grudges: Implications for Emotion, Physiology, and Health by Charlotte van Oyen Witvliet, Thomas E. Ludwig, and Kelly L. Vander Laan, Psychological Science

Understanding Tissue Memory and Emotional Release by Margarita Camarena, Hi-Lites

10 Ways to Keep Your Fascia Healthy so Your Body Moves Pain-Free by Gabrielle Kassel, Healthline

Michele Promaulayko at Instagram

Foam Rolling 101 by Lauren Roxburgh

Dr. Ida Rolf: The Force Behind Structural Integration, International Association of Structural Integrators

Taller, Slimmer, Younger: 21 Days to a Foam Roller Physique by Lauren Roxburgh

Lauren's Articles at goop

Medium Density Foam Rollers, Amazon

Parasympathetic Nervous System Overview, Science Direct

How to Work out Your Pelvic Floor (and Why Everyone Should) by Rachel Feltman, Popular Science

How To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Using Body Sphere Tool, goop

Kegel Exercises: A How-to Guide for Women, the Mayo Clinic

Kegel Exercises for Men: Understand the Benefits, the Mayo Clinic

How to Heal Trauma, Fix Back Pain, and Poop Better | Aaron Alexander, The Genius Life 14

Everyday Tactics for Less Pain and More Purpose | Aaron Alexander, The Genius Life 60

Where Stress Gets Stuck in the Body—And How to Release It by Lauren Roxburgh & Jill Willard, goop

Taoism and Chi, How Stuff Works

Why You Need Bone Broth (With Recipes) | Marco Canora, The Genius Life 40

OPTP Lo Rox Aligned Life Body Sphere

OPTP Lo Rox Aligned Life Domes

How L.A.'s Mandeville Canyon Became Hot With Hollywood by Peter Kiefer, The Hollywood Reporter

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 61: How Meat Can Be Good For You and the Planet | Anya Fernald

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The Genius Life 61: How Meat Can Be Good For You and the Planet | Anya Fernald

Anya Fernald, named one of The New York Times' Nifty 50, is a sustainable food expert, the co-founder and CEO of Belcampo Meat Co. (use code GENIUS for 20 percent off!), and the co-author of Home Cooked: Essential Recipes for a New Way to Cook.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Why Anya, who was a vegetarian for nearly a decade, now runs one of the largest meat production companies in the regenerative agriculture space.

  • What life is like for cattle in the factory farm system, and why these animals are often fed plastic.

  • The health benefits of going for 100 percent grass-fed meat versus grain-fed (or even grass-fed, grain finished).

  • Why meat production doesn't have to be bad for the environment if it's done right, and how Belcampo pulls out all stops to be sustainable in its practices.

  • The surprising reason you've been misled about the dangers of eating raw meat and eggs.

  • How Anya cooks the ultimate burger.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Four Sigmatic (check out my interview with founder Tero Isokauppila in episode 12), who make a wide range of coffees, elixirs, and teas using mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion's mane, and more. Go to foursigmatic.com/max to save 15 percent off of everything!

Resources from this episode:

Belcampo Meat Co. (use code GENIUS for 20 percent off!)

Belcampo Meat Co. at Instagram

Home Cooked: Essential Recipes for a New Way to Cook by Anya Fernald and Jessica Battilana

Anya at Instagram

Anya at Twitter

Belcampo Meat Camp: Go Glamping and Grilling at This Chef-worthy Barbecue Getaway, Visit California

Raw Pork: Tasty Delicacy or Too Gross to Contemplate? by Andrew D'Cruz, The Globe and Mail

Five Surprising Things We Feed Cows by Alex Park, Mother Jones

Legal Plastic Content in Animal Feed Could Harm Human Health, Experts Warn by Harriet Grant, The Guardian

Cow-Calf Operation, Wikipedia

Beef Facts 101: What Sets Belcampo Apart from the Industrial Farming Industry? Belcampo Meat Co.

Ex-Vegetarians Tell Why They Began Eating Meat Again by Wil Fulton, Thrillist

Study: White Oak Pastures Beef Reduces Atmospheric Carbon, White Oak Pastures

Livestock Grazing Helps California Tackle Wildfire by Jeannette E. Warnert, Green Blog from UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Digestive Anatomy in Ruminants by Richard Bowen, Colorado State University

Great Bison Belt, Wikipedia

Are Mock Meats Safe? Vegan Bits

What 'No Antibiotics' Claims Really Mean by Trisha Calvo and Rachel Meltzer-Warren, Consumer Reports

Effect of Probiotics/Prebiotics on Cattle Health and Productivity by Yutaka Uyeno, Suguru Shigemori, and Takeshi Shimosato, Microbes and Environments

Are You Eating "Woody Breast" Grilled Chicken? by Brittany Smith, Men's Journal

Chicken Has Changed for the Worse—and the Proof Is in the Stripes, Compassion in World Farming

How to Decipher Egg Carton Labels: The Truth Behind What "Cage-Free," "Free-Range" and Other Common Terms Mean (and Don't Mean) for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States

Grass-Fed vs. Grain-Fed Beef—What's the Difference? by Kris Gunnars, Healthline

How to Enjoy Raw Meat Safely by Jessie Kissinger, Esquire

Doctors Sue USDA for Ignoring Concerns Over Fecal Contamination of Chicken, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Eat Chicken Sashimi at Your Own Risk, Experts Warn by Rachel Hosie, The Independent

Yes, It's OK to Eat Raw Cookie Dough by Brian Zikmund-Fisher, The Conversation, CNN

How to Buy the Best Extra-Virgin Olive Oil | Nicholas Coleman, The Genius Life 31

Where to Find Grass-Fed Butter by Kristen Michaelis, Food Renegade

Six Surprising Benefits of Green Garlic by John Staughton, Organic Facts

The Truth About 'Meat Sweats,' According to Science by Brandon Specktor, Live Science

A Closer Look at Anchovies by Justin Demetri, Life in Italy

Italian Parsley: What It Is and How to Use It by Danilo Alfaro, The Spruce Eats

Why You Need Bone Broth (With Recipes) | Marco Canora, The Genius Life 40

Why You Probably Need to Eat More Salt | James DiNicolantonio, PharmD, The Genius Life 7

Organic Certification and Accreditation, USDA

Erewhon Natural Foods

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 60: Everyday Tactics for Less Pain and More Purpose | Aaron Alexander

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The Genius Life 60: Everyday Tactics for Less Pain and More Purpose | Aaron Alexander

Aaron Alexander is a manual therapist and movement coach who has helped the world's best athletes, celebrities, and every one in between to relieve pain, increase strength, and optimize their movement. In addition, he hosts the top-rated Align Podcast, which features the world's thought leaders on all things movement and wellness.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The three things you should do every day to prevent back, shoulder, and neck pain and strengthen your pelvic floor.

  • How to unclench your anxieties and invest yourself fully into your passion so you can be more successful in your personal and professional life.

  • The specific body positions Aaron claims encourage negative thoughts so you can avoid them.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at PlantFusion, a plant-based protein supplement designed to be a simple, delicious supplement to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. If you want to give it a try (I recommend the one that tastes like red velvet cake), go over to plantfusion.com and use promo code MAX30 for 30 percent off your entire purchase (until June 30th, 2019)!

Resources from this episode:

Align Podcast

Aaron at Facebook

Aaron at Instagram

Aaron at YouTube

Aaron at Twitter

Aaron Alexander: How to Heal Trauma, Fix Back Pain, and Poop Better, The Genius Life Ep. 14

Max Lugavere: Balancing Hormones, Stages of Grief, Meaning of Genius, Align Podcast Ep. 230

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 59: Biohack Your Way to a Longer, Healthier Life | Teemu Arina

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The Genius Life 59: Biohack Your Way to a Longer, Healthier Life | Teemu Arina

Teemu Arina is a technology expert, biohacker, coauthor of the Biohacker's Handbook, and curator of the Biohacker Summit. Use code GENIUSFOODS for free shipping on the Handbook at biohackingbook.com, and use GENIUSFOODS for a generous discount off tickets to the Biohacker Summit this November in Helsinki, Finland.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • What biohacking is from one of the world's most well-known biohackers.

  • How Teemu leveraged his expertise in technology to heal himself of an increasingly common gastrointestinal condition.

  • Teemu's morning cocktail for optimal nutrition and mental clarity.

  • The top medicinal mushrooms and their specific applications (including one I'd never heard of before).

  • How Teemu gives a workout to his cardiovascular system (without any cardio equipment required).

  • The method Teemu uses to reduce his risk of seasonal flu by 66 percent.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Four Sigmatic (check out my interview with founder Tero Isokauppila in episode 12), who make a wide range of coffees, elixirs, and teas using mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion's mane, and more. Go to foursigmatic.com/max to save 15 percent off of everything!

Resources from this episode:

Biohacker's Handbook by Teemu Arina, Olli Sovijärvi, and Jaakko Halmetoja (Use code GENIUSFOODS for free shipping!)

Biohacker Summit (Use GENIUSFOODS for a generous discount on tickets!)

Teemu's Website

Teemu at LinkedIn

Teemu at Instagram

Teemu at Twitter

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 58: Top Tactics for Less Stress and Better Health | Crosby Tailor

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The Genius Life 58: Top Tactics for Less Stress and Better Health | Crosby Tailor

Crosby Tailor is a model, certified personal trainer, and chef known for his phenomenal ketogenic cookies and superfood desserts. He’s the wellness whisperer I consult often when it comes to fat loss and exercise physiology. This is Crosby’s third time on the show (if you like this one, make sure to check out his first and second appearances)!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The unbridled, guiltless joy of grain-free burritos.

  • What it means to achieve homeostasis and how to put it in the context of your own life.

  • Why protein is the number one prescription Crosby reaches for when his own homeostasis is in need of rebalancing.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Ned, the makers of high-quality, homeostasis-regulating CBD oils endorsed by the no-nonsense crew over at Mind Pump. Go to helloned.com and use promo code GENIUS to save 15 percent off your first purchase!

Resources from this episode:

Tailord Life

Crosby at Instagram

Crosby at Twitter

Fat Loss and Inflammation Hacks | Crosby Tailor, The Genius Life 4

The Healing Power of...Meat? | Crosby Tailor, The Genius Life 21

The 1 Hack That Changes Your Life | Sarah Anne Stewart, The Genius Life 2

When Your Boobs Are Trying to Kill You | Sarah Anne Stewart, The Genius Life 55

The Hidden Secret To Getting Everything You Want | Craig Clemens, The Genius Life 20

Life's Greatest Mysteries Revealed | Craig Clemens, The Genius Life 43

Tocaya Organica

What is Homeostasis? by Kelvin Rodolfo, Scientific American

Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer by Catherine Price, The New York Times

How Psychedelics Might Fix Our Mental Health Crisis | Michael Pollan, The Genius Life 57

Brain Power: Why Proteins Are Smart by Willow Lawson, Psychology Today

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 57: How Psychedelics Might Fix Our Mental Health Crisis | Michael Pollan

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The Genius Life 57: How Psychedelics Might Fix Our Mental Health Crisis | Michael Pollan

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • More than four percent of the world's population live with depression, with women, young people, and the elderly most prone to its disabling effects.

  • An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015—a rise of about 18 percent in a decade.

  • Depression is the single largest contributor to years lived with disability.

  • A further 250 million people suffer from anxiety disorders, including phobias, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behavior, and PTSD.

  • How research into psychedelics is finally advancing after decades in legal limbo to help all of these people.

  • And much more!

Nordic Naturals makes my favorite fish oil on the market—in fact, I like it so much I chew the capsules! Its high-potency products are tested for purity, are always super fresh, and always contain the superior triglyceride form of EPA and DHA fatty acids—equivalent to what you'd find in food! Check out Nordic Naturals here!

Resources from this episode:

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Michael’s Website

Michael at Facebook

Michael at Twitter

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 56: Cancer Free with Food | Liana Werner-Gray

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The Genius Life 56: Cancer Free with Food | Liana Werner-Gray

Liana Werner-Gray is a holistic and natural-health advocate and the author of Cancer Free with Food: A Step-by-Step Plan with 100+ Recipes to Fight Disease, Nourish Your Body & Restore Your Health. After healing herself of cancer through embracing a natural lifestyle, she began lecturing and teaching about the Earth Diet internationally. She is the founder and owner of The Earth Diet, where she directs a team that helps people all over the world find recipes that work for them. She has helped thousands of people improve conditions such as acne, diabetes, depression, heart disease, obesity, and more.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Why declaring that "Food is medicine" is controversial to some who misunderstand how an ounce of prevention can be worth a pound (or even a ton) of cure.

  • How the diet of Australian aborigines—a populace with a low cancer rate—compares to the fast food diets of most industrialized nations where cancer is a top killer.

  • Why you shouldn't take this book as an excuse to avoid going to the doctor if you're experiencing symptoms of a possibly life-threatening medical condition!

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Four Sigmatic (check out my interview with founder Tero Isokauppila in episode 12), who make a wide range of coffees, elixirs, and teas using mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion's mane, and more. Go to foursigmatic.com/max to save 15 percent off of everything!

Resources from this episode:

Cancer Free with Food: A Step-by-Step Plan with 100+ Recipes to Fight Disease, Nourish Your Body & Restore Your Health by Liana Werner-Gray

The Earth Diet

Liana at Instagram

Liana at Facebook

Liana at Twitter

Delilah the Cat at Instagram

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 55: When Your Boobs Are Trying to Kill You | Sarah Anne Stewart

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The Genius Life 55: When Your Boobs Are Trying to Kill You | Sarah Anne Stewart

Sarah Anne Stewart is a certified holistic health coach who connects people from all walks of life, strives to end body insecurity, and shows us how we can achieve the body we desire without shame or frustration by nurturing the mind.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • About 400,000 women in the US get breast implants every year: 100,000 are for medical reasons, while 300,000 for are for cosmetic reasons. Worldwide, about 10 million women currently have breast implants.

  • Each year, thousands of women have their breast implants removed for a number of reasons—symptoms indicative of breast implant illnesses factoring prominently.

  • The alarming array of symptoms that led to Sarah's own breast implant removal and what she learned in the two years leading up to the decision.

  • The sometimes heartbreaking reasons women are willing to endure potentially harmful breast implants in spite of suffering similar symptoms.

  • Why women with breast implants should consider being tested for possible side effects even if they’re not currently experiencing symptoms.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Perfect Keto, purveyors of fine exogenous ketones. If you'd like to see how they can help optimize your life, go to perfectketo.com/max10 for $10 off an order of $30 or more!

Resources from this episode:

Sarah's website

Sarah on Facebook

Sarah on Instagram

Sarah on Twitter

The 1 Hack That Changes Your Life | Sarah Anne Stewart, The Genius Life 2

Types of Breast Implants, FDA

Sarah with and without Breast Implants, Instagram

Breast Implant Illnesses: What's the Evidence? by Diana Zuckerman, PhD, and Varuna Srinivasan, MBBS, MPH, National Center for Health Research.

The Healing Breast Implant Illness Group

Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review by Denise Grady and Roni Caryn Rabin, The New York Times

Pathology, Breast Implant Illness

A Surprising Way to Enlarge Your Breasts Without Implants: Fat Grafting Shifts Fat from Other Areas to the Breast, Cleveland Clinic

Is Botox as Safe as We Think It Is? by Alison Moodie, The Guardian

Toxins: The Hidden Dangers of Makeup, Shampoo, and Cosmetics by Alexandra Sifferlin, Time

Do You Worry about Mercury in Your Silver Dental Fillings? What Studies Say about Safety of Silver Fillings, Cleveland Clinic

Heavy Metals and Chemicals, Breast Implant Illness

FDA Panel Recommends New Postmarket Requirements for Breast Implants by Ana Mulero, Regulatory Focus

Bacterial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation on Textured Breast Implant Shell Materials by Garth A. James et al., Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Why Breast Implants Are Not "For You", Beauty Redefined

48 Reasons Not to Get a Boob Job by Paul Kienitz

Here Are The 13 Current Victoria's Secret Angels by Sheridan Watson, BuzzFeed

You Asked: Are Airport Body Scanners Safe? by Markham Heid, Time

5G Is Live in 3 Countries, But We Still Need Answers on Health Risks by Jeremy Horwitz, Venture Beat

10 Things Today's Grandparents Did That We Now Know Are Bad for You by Rebecca Harrington, Business Insider

How Plastic is Wrecking Your Health | Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD, The Genius Life 42

Is MiraLax the Cause of 'Horrifying' Changes Parents Are Seeing in Their Kids? by Hollee Actman Becker, Parents

The Bleeding Edge, Netflix

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 54: Why It Pays to Suck at Something | Karen Rinaldi

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The Genius Life 54: Why It Pays to Suck at Something | Karen Rinaldi

Karen Rinaldi is the author of It's Great to Suck at Something: The Unexpected Joy of Wiping out and What It Can Teach Us about Patience, Resilience, and the Stuff That Really Matters. She has worked in the publishing industry for over two decades. In 2012, she founded the imprint Harper Wave at HarperCollins. The feature film Maggie's Plan is based on her novel The End of Men. Karen has been published in The New York Times, Oprah.com, Time, LitHub and other publications. She lives in New York, New Jersey, and (whenever possible) Costa Rica with her husband and two sons.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Why the key to a rich and fulfilling life might be finding something to suck at.

  • The benefits Karen has enjoyed by spending two decades as a terrible surfer.

  • What you gain by allowing yourself to thrill at the journey of novelty over the destination of perfection.

  • How fearlessly sampling new experiences frees you from the burden of finding your passion and allows your passions to find you.

  • The authentic vulnerability you exude when you're not afraid to live as an example that it's okay to suck at something.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Four Sigmatic (check out my interview with founder Tero Isokauppila in episode 12), who make a wide range of coffees, elixirs, and teas using mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion's mane, and more. Go to foursigmatic.com/max to save 15 percent off of everything!

Resources from this episode:

Karen's Website

suckatsomething.com

The Suck at Something Group, Facebook

Karen at Instagram

Karen at Twitter

Karen at Facebook

It's Great to Suck at Something: The Unexpected Joy of Wiping out and What It Can Teach Us about Patience, Resilience, and the Stuff That Really Matters by Karen Rinaldi

The End of Men: A Novel by Karen Rinaldi

Maggie's Plan

"Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination" by Garson O'Toole, Quote Investigator

5 Things To Know When You Start Surfing, Livemore Magazine

(It's Great to) Suck at Something by Karen Rinaldi, The New York Times

A User's Guide To Dealing With Trolls On The Internet by Katie Notopoulos, BuzzFeed News

Highlight Reels Vs. Reality by Jessica Dentith, Thought Catalog

6 Reasons Learning An Instrument As An Adult Is Easier Than You Think by Rebecca Adams, HuffPost

One Year Later by Max Lugavere

Karen Wipes Out, Facebook

7 Epic Fails Brought to You By the Genius Mind of Thomas Edison by Erica R. Hendry, Smithsonian

R.I.P. Cat Club: Sunset Stripped by Lina Lecaro, L.A. Weekly

Interviews With Max, YouTube

Knock-On Effect, Merriam-Webster

Why Doctors Fail by Atul Gawande, The Guardian

Letting Go of Perfectionism by Bethan Davies, The Bravest Path via Women in Law Summit

Physics Needs Philosophy / Philosophy Needs Physics by Carlo Rovelli, Scientific American

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 53: Why You're Probably Nutrient Deficient | Chris Masterjohn, PhD

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The Genius Life 53: Why You're Probably Nutrient Deficient | Chris Masterjohn, PhD

Chris Masterjohn earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2012. He served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From August 2014 to December 2016, he served as Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York.

To assess and ultimately fix any nutrient deficiencies you may have, check out his very thorough course, Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Use code GENIUS for 20% off.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Our bodies are good at telling us what we need to thrive—as long as we remember that we all have different needs, and these needs change over time.

  • Nutritional deficiencies that may be robbing you of optimal health and what you can do to bring balance to your own body's requirements.

  • How Chris overcame a lifetime of gut issues, tooth decay, allergies, and anxiety through diet in spite of an errant course correction that made him worse before he got better.

  • Why Chris' interest in the effects of nutrition on overall health was sparked from an early age.

  • Vitamin deficiencies and other problems commonly experienced by vegans and vegetarians and how someone on a primarily plant-based diet might guard against them.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Birch Bender's Keto Waffle and Pancake Mix. Made with whole foods that won't throw you off your health game, you can have your cakes and eat 'em, too! Go to birchbenders.com and use promo code MAX for 15 percent off!

Resources from this episode:

Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet (Use Code GENIUS for 20% Off!)

Chris' Website

Chris at Instagram

Chris at Facebook

Chris at YouTube

Chris at Twitter

Mastering Nutrition Podcast

Wild Ventures

Brooklyn College

Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

The Zone Diet: All You Need to Know by Christian Nordqvist, Medical News Today

Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth by John Robbins

Milk: It Does a Body Good? The Weston A. Price Foundation

UMass Amherst Libraries

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price

How to Read a Science Paper by Chris Masterjohn, Mastering Nutrition 37

Chris' Research Papers, PubMed

Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets by Chris Kresser

Vitamin B12, NIH

Vitamin B12 by Jack Norris, Vegan Health

Top 12 Foods That Are High in Vitamin B12 by Arlene Semeco, Healthline

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Can Be Sneaky, Harmful by Patrick J. Skerrett, Harvard Health Blog

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

Vitamin A and Carotenoids, NIH

How Well Do You Convert Beta-Carotene to Vitamin A? by Debbie Moon, Genetic Lifehacks

BCO1 Gene, GeneCards

Vitamin B6, NIH

Zinc, NIH

Zinc Deficiency by Laura E. Caulfield and Robert E. Black, Comparative Quantification of Health Risks, WHO

Riboflavin, NIH

Changes in USDA Food Composition Data for 43 Garden Crops, 1950 to 1999 by Donald R. Davis, Melvin D. Epp, and Hugh D. Riordan, Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Do I Need to Worry About My Cholesterol Levels As a Vegan? by Anya Todd, Your Daily Vegan

Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome, NIH

Pantothenic Acid, NIH

Coenzyme A, PubChem

4'-Phosphopantetheine, PubChem

Consider the Oyster: Why Even Strict Vegans Should Feel Comfortable Eating Oysters by the Boatload by Christopher Cox, Slate

Vegans Shouldn't Eat Oysters, and If You Do You're Not Vegan, So... by Marc Bekoff, HuffPost

Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman

CICO Diet: Does Counting Calories Really Work for Sustained Weight Loss? by Rachael Link, Dr. Axe

A Review of the Carbohydrate–Insulin Model of Obesity by KD Hall, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

What is Insulin? by Amy Hess-Fischl, EndocrineWeb

How to Renew Your Body: Fasting and Autophagy by Dr. Jason Fung, MD, Diet Doctor

Ketogenesis Isn't All About Carbs and Insulin by Chris Masterjohn, Mastering Nutrition 22

This is How We Burn Ketones for Energy by Chris Masterjohn, MWM 2.33

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), The ALS Association

Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) Infection Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

Lose Weight With the Robot Diet, Chris Masterjohn Lite 45

Why Successful People Wear the Same Thing Every Day by Craig Bloem, Inc.

10 Steps to Fantastic Sleep by Chris Masterjohn

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 52: Treating ADD Naturally | Vanessa Fitzgerald

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The Genius Life 52: Treating ADD Naturally | Vanessa Fitzgerald

Vanessa Fitzgerald is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Health Coach. After a multi-year struggle with Adderall addiction, Vanessa shares her story with the tactics she used to break the addiction and enhance her focus naturally.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The difference between ADD and ADHD.

  • How treating ADHD in childhood can potentially be a recipe for missed career opportunities later in life.

  • How Adderall dominated Vanessa's life for 13 years, what she did to quit this addiction, and how she maintains her independence from it today.

  • The diet Vanessa recommends for an Adderall-free lifestyle (and how it relates to what I recommend in Genius Foods).

  • Tips for parenting a child diagnosed with ADHD and making good food fun.

  • Ways to improve your own executive functions—including focus and attention—naturally.

  • Why Adderall and similar compounds can be so counterproductive for nurturing healthy relationships.

  • And much more!

Resources from this episode:

Vees Honey

Vanessa at Instagram

Vanessa at LinkedIn

Vanessa's Adderall Detox YouTube Series

Adderall, RxList

A Neuroscientist Explains How He Found Out Meth Is Almost Identical to Adderall by Dr. Carl L. Hart, Vice

What Are The Long-Term Effects of Heavy Adderall Use? by Amanda Lautieri, American Addiction Centers

What's the Difference Between ADHD and ADD? by Tricia Kinman, Healthline

Attached: Create Your Perfect Relationship with the Help of the Three Attachment Styles by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

The Whole30 Program

What Are Ketones? Perfect Keto

3-Step Oligoantigenic Diet, The Dr. Oz Show

Fixing Anxiety and Depression With Food with Drew Ramsey, The Genius Life 26

What Happens If I Use Viagra Recreationally? by Grant Stoddard, Tonic

In Europe, Dyed Foods Get Warning Label, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Why Liver Is a Nutrient-Dense Superfood by Alexandra Rowles, RD, Healthline

Astaxanthin: The Nutrient That Makes Your Skin and Brain Younger with William Sears, The Genius Life 16

Rev up Your Workout with Interval Training, The Mayo Clinic

What is Rhodiola? National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

How to Use Mushrooms for Better Health with Tero Isokauppila, The Genius Life 12

Understanding L-theanine: Sleep Better at Night, Feel Relaxed and Alert During the Day by Michael J. Breus, The Sleep Doctor

Lemon Balm Tea: What Are Its Health Benefits and Uses? by Dr. Mercola

Vitamin B12, RxList

Vitamin D, RxList

Gaba (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid), RxList

What You Should Know Before Taking Liver Supplements by Stephanie Watson, Healthline

Four Sigmatic (use promo code MAX for 15 percent off!)

10 Proven Benefits of Green Tea by Kris Gunnars, BSc, Healthline

Ultimate Guide to Omega-3 Benefits, Sources, and Supplements by Dr. Mercola

Take it From Someone Who Hates Productivity Hacks—The Pomodoro Technique Actually Works by Kat Boogaard, The Muse

Why Music Affects Your Productivity by Mayo Oshin, Quartz at Work

Headspace

Insight Timer

Modafinil (aka Provigil), RxList

Methylphenidate (aka Concerta), RxList

Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate (aka Vyvanse), RxList

Armodafinil (aka Nuvigil), RxList

Benzodiazepines, RxList

SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor), RxList

Zolpidem Tartrate (aka Ambien), RxList

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 51: The Surprising Ways Alcohol is Ruining Your Life | James Swanwick

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The Genius Life 51: The Surprising Ways Alcohol is Ruining Your Life | James Swanwick

James Swanwick is an Australian-American entrepreneur who helps social drinkers reduce or quit alcohol. He is the creator of the 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge (Use code "Max" for 25% off!), co-founder of Swanwick Sleep, and host of The James Swanwick Show podcast.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Why you might consider giving up alcohol if being a high-performance human is important to you.

  • The specific mindset and tactics you can use to defuse social pressure—not only to abstain from booze, but junk food and other hard-to-resist temptations.

  • How James' decision to remove alcohol from his own life led to a lifestyle that allowed him to excel beyond even his own ambitions and go from “fat and broke to hosting SportsCenter on ESPN.”

  • Why James went from challenging himself to just 30 days away from alcohol to a lifetime free from its influence.

  • How you can still be the life of the party without relying on the seductive nudge of intoxication.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Four Sigmatic (check out my interview with founder Tero Isokauppila in episode 12), who make a wide range of coffees, elixirs, and teas using mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion's mane, and more. Go to foursigmatic.com/max to save 15 percent off of everything!

Resources from this episode:

Swanwick Sleep

The 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge (Use code "Max" for 25% off!)

Project 90 (Use code "Max" for 25% off!)

Swanwick Glasses

The James Swanwick Show

James Swanwick's Website

James Swanwick at Twitter

James Swanwick at Instagram

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by Neil Strauss

The Power of Touch by Tony Robbins

'Don't Hug Everyone, But It's OK to Burp': Australia Issues Guide to Refugees by Jess Staufenberg, The Independent

How I Bluffed ESPN and Became a SportsCenter Anchor by James Swanwick

Etymology of the Word Alcohol: "Body Eating Spirit" by Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution

No Amount of Alcohol Is Good for Your Health, Global Study Says by Samantha Raphelson, NPR

Champagne: Four Founding Myths of a Global Icon by Alice Heathwood for Fast for Word via The Conversation

Why Australians Love Foster's and Other Beer Related Stories by Brett Romero (A data scientist's take on beer marketing.)

The $1 Billion Sale of George Clooney's Tequila Company Just Made Him 2018's Highest-paid Actor—Here's the Story of How the Brand Was Set up by Accident by Alison Millington, Business Insider

When Alcohol Consumption Evolves from a 'Social Lubricant' into a 'Crutch' by Suzanne E. Thomas et al., Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research (ACER)

Alcohol: A Social Lubricant, But at What Cost? by Natalie Shoemaker, Big Think

6 Totally Legit Ways to Date Without Drinking—And Enjoy It! by Laura Barcella, Your Tango

50 (Mostly Cheap) Daytime Date Ideas to Change Up Your Going-Out Routine by Kelly Dawson, MyDomaine

The Healing Power of...Meat? | Crosby Tailor, The Genius Life 21

This Simple Skill Makes You Sexier and Healthier | Emily Fletcher, The Genius Life 46

Erewhon Natural Foods

LaCroix Sparkling Water

Zevia Zero Calorie Soda

Weed Killer in Your Wine and Beer? That's What a New US PIRG Study Found by Zlati Meyer, USA Today

How Alcohol Affects the Quality—And Quantity—Of Sleep, National Sleep Foundation

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 50: Top Tactics for Fat Loss, Weight Gain, and Muscle Growth | Mind Pump

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The Genius Life 50: Top Tactics for Fat Loss, Weight Gain, and Muscle Growth | Mind Pump

Mind Pump consists of three super smart fitness trainers: Sal DiStefano, Adam Schafer, and Justin Andrews, all dedicated to exposing the truth about fitness and the industry.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The story behind Sal, Adam, and Justin's creation of Mind Pump and what they see as their uncompromising mission.

  • Why seeking to improve yourself doesn't have to involve hating yourself first—a rare sentiment in today's fitness industry.

  • What the Mind Pump guys believe is the best way to sell fitness—an idea that got them branded as "crazy" in the early days.

  • Why a word like "toned" is a fitness industry myth invented to sell an aesthetic to people (i.e., women) who might not respond to its more accurate description: "bodybuilding."

  • How Sal, Adam, and Justin brought together the mindsets of wellness and bodybuilding at a time when the two were seen as opposing factions of fitness.

  • Why a good fitness trainer is at least partially a therapist who understands the levers that operate human psychology as well as physiology.

  • Why the Mind Pump guys don’t CrossFit.

  • And much more!

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Resources from this episode:

Mind Pump Media

Mind Pump Podcast

Mind Pump TV

Free Mind Pump Resources

Sal at Instagram

Adam at Instagram

Justin at Instagram

How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape | Sal Di Stefano, The Genius Life 19

24 Hour Fitness

Men's Physique Contests: Preparation Advice From 3 Competitors, Bodybuilding.com

Adam Schafer, 2015 IFBB San Jose Pro, National Physique Committee (NPC)

Female Fitness Myths Exposed!, Mind Pump Podcast 001

4 Reasons Why Walking Is Real Exercise by Wendy Bumgardner, Verywell Fit

Forget Big Change, Start with a Tiny Habit by BJ Fogg, TEDxFremont

PubMed Central (PMC)

The Cost of Sacrificing Sleep for Your Workout, Mind Pump Podcast 653

Work out at Home for Only 90 Minutes a Week for Amazing Results by Sal Di Stefano, Mind Pump Blog

Why Mind Pump Doesn't CrossFit Revisited, Mind Pump Podcast 973

Stop Working out and Start Practicing, Mind Pump Blog

When Exercising Less and Eating More Burns More Fat and Builds More Muscle by Sal Di Stefano, Mind Pump Blog

We Burn as Many Calories as Hunter-Gatherers, So What Makes Us Fat? by Laura Blue, Time

Trying to Lose Weight? These 12 Tips Will Help You Naturally Feel Less Hungry by Gina Florio, Popsugar

A Treasury of Terribly Sad Stories of Lotto Winners by Jen Doll, The Atlantic

6 Years after The Biggest Loser, Metabolism Is Slower and Weight Is Back Up by Kathryn Doyle, Scientific American

The Association Between Motivation and Fruit and Vegetable Intake: The Moderating Role of Social Support by Kate E. McSpadden et al., Appetite

What's a Good Way to Gain Weight If You're Underweight? by Katherine Zeratsky, The Mayo Clinic

How To Properly Clean-Bulk by Jeremiah Bair, Mind Pump Blog

How to Use Fasting to Build Muscle, Lose Fat, and Improve Health, Mind Pump TV

Bulking, Meal Timing, and Gains!, Mind Pump TV

Why Cardio Sucks for Fat Loss, Mind Pump TV

Post Workout Protein Shake (Should You Take One)?, Mind Pump TV

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 49: How to Live Long and Prosper | Steven Gundry, MD

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The Genius Life 49: How to Live Long and Prosper | Steven Gundry, MD

Steven Gundry, MD is a former cardiac surgeon, a practicing physician, and The New York Times best-selling author of The Plant Paradox. His new book, The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age, is out now.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The one test every human should get.

  • The difference between lifespan and healthspan.

  • The specific group of foods Dr. Gundry thinks we're all eating too much of.

  • What lectins are, where they come from, and how you can protect yourself from them.

  • How to boost gut resilience.

  • The surprising trick you can use to enhance the appearance of your skin from within.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Four Sigmatic (check out my interview with founder Tero Isokauppila in episode 12), who make a wide range of coffees, elixirs, and teas using mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion's mane, and more. Go to foursigmatic.com/max to save 15 percent off of everything!

Resources from this episode:

The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age by Dr. Steven R. Gundry, MD

The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain by Dr. Steven R. Gundry, MD

The Dr. Gundry Podcast

Dr. Gundry's Website

Dr. Gundry at Facebook

Dr. Gundry at Instagram

Your Definitive Guide to Lectins by Dr. Steven Gundry

Healthspan Is More Important Than Lifespan, So Why Don't More People Know About It? by Tim Peterson, The Institute for Public Health

charity: water

Diarrhea Outbreak Affects Thousands in Ethiopia's NW Region: Official by Song Lifang, Xinhua

2017 Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diarrhea by Andi L Shane et al., Clinical Infectious Diseases

Will Today's Children Die Earlier than Their Parents? by Laura Gray, BBC News

Top 10 Health Concerns of Baby Boomers, Scripps Health

Exercise Could Ward Off Dementia for Women—If They Start At the Right Age by Carl Nierenberg, Live Science

What APOE Means for Your Health by Dr. Penny Dacks, Cognitive Vitality

Stop Eating so Much Protein! (The Truth about High Protein Diets) by Dr. Steven Gundry

mTOR Signaling at a Glance by Mathieu Laplante and David M. Sabatini, Journal of Cell Science

How and Why Too Much Protein Triggers Aging and Cancer by Dr. Mercola

Rapamycin: One Drug, Many Effects by Rapamycin: One Drug, Many Effects by Jing Li, Sang Gyun Kim, and John Blenis, Cell Metabolism

How Fasting Can Rebuild Your Immune System | Valter Longo, PhD, The Genius Life 8

Protecting an Area the Size of a Tennis Court: The Lining of Your Gut by Christina Sumners, Texas A&M University Health Science Center

PULS Cardiac Test

Dr. Steven Gundry interviews Dr. Dale Bredesen about "The End of Alzheimer's", The Dr. Gundry Podcast

The Honest Truth About Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics by Dr. Steven Gundry

Stop Roundup Rain by Bob Quinn, Organic Farmer

Scientists: Roundup Weed Killer Causes Birth Defects by Holly Lebowitz Rossi, Parents

Controversial Glyphosate Weedkiller Wins New Five-year Lease in Europe by Arthur Neslen, The Guardian

5 Ways Your Body Deals with Lectins Naturally by Dr. Steven Gundry

Fight Them or Feed Them: How the Intestinal Mucus Layer Manages the Gut Microbiota by Bjoern O. Schroeder, Gastroenterology Report

Next-Generation Beneficial Microbes: The Case of Akkermansia Muciniphila by Jeffrey Bland, Journal of Integrative Medicine

Health Benefits of Inulin by Dr. Mercola

Is Chicory Good for You?, Ask Dr. Weil

Metformin, Medicine Plus

Your Big Stinky Guide to the Fascinating History of Farts by Corey Levitan, Men's Health

Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You—And Your Waistline—And Drop the Weight for Good by Dr. Steven R. Gundry

The IGF-1 Trade-Off: Performance vs. Longevity by Dr. Rhonda Patrick, FoundMyFitness

How to Fight Sarcopenia (Muscle Loss Due to Aging) by Matthew Thorpe, MD, PhD, Healthline

Microvilli Give Gut Vesicles the Brush-Off by Ben Short, Journal of Cell Biology

The One Test Your Doctor Isn't Doing That Could Save Your Life by Mark Hyman, MD

Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis: Biochemistry, NCBI Bookshelf

The Truth About Gluten-Free Foods (They Are Making Things Worse) by Dr. Steven Gundry

A Simple Lectins Definition (and How They Make Us Fat and Sick) by Dr. Steven Gundry

The Crazy Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's | Amy Berger, The Genius Life 6

Dr. David Perlmutter Interview, Dr. Gundry Podcast

How Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar Can Harm Your Brain | David Perlmutter, MD, The Genius Life 35

Potential Role of Olive Oil Phenolic Compounds in the Prevention of Neurodegenerative Diseases by Jose Rodriguez-Morato et al., Molecules

How to Buy the Best Extra-Virgin Olive Oil | Nicholas Coleman, The Genius Life 31

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 48: How to Support Your Immune System | Matt Richtel

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The Genius Life 48: How to Support Your Immune System | Matt Richtel

Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times and the author of the new book An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How seemingly unrelated conditions like cancer, autoimmunity, and even HIV are connected.

  • The true-life miracle Matt witnessed that led him to take a deep dive into the immune system's mysteries.

  • The word to listen for when you want to know if you're dealing with a legitimate immunologist.

  • Why you should be skeptical of products that claim to boost your immune system.

  • Specific tactics you can use to harness the power of the immune system to potentially protect yourself against the major modern diseases.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Perfect Keto, purveyors of fine exogenous ketones. If you'd like to see how they can help optimize your life, go to perfectketo.com/max10 for $10 off an order of $30 or more!

Resources from this episode:

An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives by Matt Richtel

Matt's Website

Matt at The New York Times

Matt at Facebook

Matt at Twitter

Matt at Instagram

Varsity Blues

Nivolumab (Opdivo), Cancer Research UK

The Matrix

How the Immune Response Contributes to Homeostasis by David H. Nguyen, PhD, Sciencing

Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared. by Matt Richtel, The New York Times

Markers of Inflammatory and Immune Response, Biologic Markers in Pulmonary Toxicology, National Research Council

Anti-Inflammatory Diet 101: How to Reduce Inflammation Naturally by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE, Healthline

What is the Hygiene Hypothesis? by Alina Bradford, Live Science

What is Autoimmunity?, Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center

What is Lupus?, Lupus Foundation of America

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?, Arthritis Foundation

Female Hysteria: 7 Crazy Things People Used To Believe About The Ladies' Disease by Catherine Pearson, HuffPost

The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World's Happiest People by Dan Buettner

Blue Zones Secrets -- How to Live 100+ Years by Jillian Levy, CHHC, Dr. Axe

Too Clean for Our Children's Good? by Perri Klass, MD, The New York Times

The DEFCON Warning System

Why the Gut Microbiome Is Crucial for Your Health by Ruairi Robertson, PhD, Healthline

Sepsis Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

Learning from the Elite by Bijal Trivedi, Nature

HIV/AIDS Basics, CDC

How to Optimize Sleep for Fat Loss and Better Health | Shawn Stevenson, The Genius Life 37

Stress Relievers: 70 Ways to Reduce Stress by Elizabeth Scott, MS, Verywell Mind

Understanding Immunotherapy, Cancer.net

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 47: Why Organic Food Tastes Better and Is Better for You | Bob Quinn, PhD

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The Genius Life 47: Why Organic Food Tastes Better and Is Better for You | Bob Quinn, PhD

Bob Quinn is an organic farmer who holds a PhD in plant biochemistry. His new book is called Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food, and it is available now for pre-order.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How our produce has become nutritionally depleted over time and what you can do about it.

  • How high-oleic safflower oil that can be grown in colder climates compares, from a health standpoint, to extra virgin olive oil.

  • Why organic matters not just nutritionally, but from a taste standpoint.

  • The meaning of regenerative agriculture and why we should all be rushing to support it.

  • Why nearly all grain in the modern diet is processed grain and why ancient grain may be a better alternative.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Four Sigmatic (check out my interview with founder Tero Isokauppila in episode 12), who make a wide range of coffees, elixirs, and teas using mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion's mane, and more. Go to foursigmatic.com/max to save 15 percent off of everything!

Resources from this episode:

Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food by Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle

Bob's website

Bob at Facebook

Bob at Instagram

Kamut International

Big Sandy, Montana

Organic Valley

The Real Difference Between Pasture-Raised, Free-Range, and Cage-Free Eggs by Julie R. Thomson, HuffPost

Bob's Five-Year Rotation, SARE

The Oil Barn: Farm to Table to Fuel by Bob Quinn (About High-Oleic Safflower Oil)

FDA Approves Qualified Health Claim for High Oleic Oils and Reduced Risk of Coronary Heart Disease by Elaine Watson, FoodNavigator-USA

Prebiotic Effect of Soluble Fibres from Modern and Old Durum-type Wheat Varieties on Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium Strains by Ilaria Marotti et al., Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Effects of Flour Storage and Heat Generated During Milling on Starch, Dietary Fibre and Polyphenols in Stoneground Flours from Two Durum-type Wheats by Raffaella Di Silvestro et al., International Journal of Food Science & Technology

Nutritional and Nutraceutical Aspects of Kamut Khorasan Wheat Grown During the Last Two Decades by Alessandro Di Loreto et al., The Journal of Agricultural Science

Ancient Grains: A Culture Not a Fad by Bob Quinn (About Gluten Intolerance to Modern Wheat versus Ancient Wheat)

Study Suggests Nutrient Decline in Garden Crops Over Past 50 Years by Lee Clippard, UT News

8 Surprising Benefits of Spelt by John Staughton, Organic Facts

Great Grains: How Ancient Einkorn Became the New "It" Wheat by Dave Snyder, JSTOR Daily

Emmer, Wikipedia

Khorasan Wheat: The Story of an Ancient Grain by Caroline Sluyter, Oldways Whole Grains Council

The Appeal of Ancient Wheat: Why Spelt, Emmer, Einkorn, and Kamut Return to Our Table by Maria Speck, The Cook's Cook

Active Ingredient in Roundup Found in 95% of Studied Beers and Wines by Robby Berman, Big Think

Cracks in the Wall: The Fall of Glyphosate by Bob Quinn

Stop Roundup Rain by Bob Quinn

The DDT Story, Pesticide Action Network

Seasonal Food Guide: Find What's in Season Near You

Find a Garden, American Community Gardening Association

A School Garden Might Encourage Your Kids to Eat Vegetables. Here's How to Start One. by Cara Rosenbloom, The Washington Post

7 Fruits and Vegetables That Are Easy for Kids to Grow in Their Garden, Inhabitots

Beets for Beginners by Ann Marie Hendry, GrowVeg

National Farmers Market Directory, USDA

Reversing Climate Change Achievable by Farming Organically by Bob Quinn

2018 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Lists Rank Produce Items by Pesticide Level, Food Safety Magazine

Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 46: This Simple Skill Makes You Sexier and Healthier | Emily Fletcher

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The Genius Life 46: This Simple Skill Makes You Sexier and Healthier | Emily Fletcher

Emily Fletcher is a world-renowned meditation teacher, the creator of the Ziva meditation technique, and the founder of the groundbreaking zivaONLINE online meditation training e-course. She is also the author of Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How Emily went from living the stressed out Broadway dream to teaching 15,000 people (and counting) how to meditate.

  • How meditation acts like a cleanse for your mind.

  • Why meditation isn't about stopping your thoughts or sitting in weird, uncomfortable positions.

  • The differences between mindfulness and meditation (along with a simple protocol for each).

  • How meditation can boost your sex drive.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Birch Bender's Keto Waffle and Pancake Mix. Made with whole foods that won't throw you off your health game, you can have your cakes and eat 'em, too! Go to birchbenders.com and use promo code MAX for 15 percent off!

Resources from this episode:

Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance by Emily Fletcher

zivaMEDITATION

Emily at Facebook

Emily at Instagram

Emily at Twitter

5 Lessons I Learned From My Dad by Emily Fletcher, HuffPost

Hospice Foundation Of America

Cassie Ferguson, A Chorus Line Wiki

Ayurveda: A Brief Introduction and Guide, The Ayurvedic Institute

'An Anxious Nation': Barnes & Noble Sees a Surge in Sales of Books about Stress by Rachel Siegel, The Washington Post

What is Stress? The American Institute of Stress

How Mindfulness, Meditation, and Manifesting Can Improve Your Life by Emily Fletcher, Mindvalley Talks

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

What Does Neuroscience Know About Meditation? by Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian.com

Evening Blue Light Is Wrecking Your Health (Here's What to Do About It) by Max Lugavere

Meditation: The Ultimate Mental Detox by Robert Puff, Psychology Today

What is a Mantra? A Meditation Expert Explains by Emily Fletcher, zivaMEDITATION

Why It's Okay to "Fail" at Meditation 90% of the Time by Hunter Clarke-Fields, Tiny Buddha

How 5 Mega-Famous People Make Time for Daily Meditation by Bysasha Bronner, HuffPost

Hedge Fund Billionaire Ray Dalio: Meditation Is 'The Single Most Important Reason' for My Success by Catherine Clifford, CNBC

Bridging the Hemispheres in Meditation: Thicker Callosal Regions and Enhanced Fractional Anisotropy (FA) in Long-term Practitioners by Eileen Luders et al., NeuroImage

Guided Meditation for Better Sex by Alison Moodie, Bulletproof Blog

How Does Dopamine Affect Parkinson's Disease? by Wendy Henderson, Parkinson's News Today

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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The Genius Life 45: Why Your Sports Drink Sucks | Robin Shobin

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The Genius Life 45: Why Your Sports Drink Sucks | Robin Shobin

Robin Shobin is the founder of Charlotte's Book, a beauty and wellness website, and HALO Sport (use promo code HALOMAX to get 20 percent off!), a new sports drink featuring the little-known amla berry. Learn why your sports drink sucks and what to do about it.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How Robin went from a soul-sucking job of 14 years in the finance industry to building the startups of her dreams in beauty and wellness.

  • What Robin has learned about the efficacy of various anti-aging strategies -- and why some that appear mutually exclusive aren't necessarily so.

  • The downsides of common sports drinks and why Robin thought the market was ripe for innovation.

  • The health benefits of a strange Indian berry that you'll surely hear a lot more about in months to come.

  • The specific conditions under which you may need to pay particular attention to your hydration status.

  • And much more!

Resources from this episode:

Charlotte's Book

HALO Sport (use promo code HALOMAX to get 20 percent off!)

Robin at Instagram

Robin at Facebook

J.P. Morgan

Michele Promaulayko at Twitter

Yahoo Health

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Yahoo Beauty

How I Overcame My (And My Husband's) Botox Fears by Robin Shobin, Charlotte's Book

Breast Implant Illness: Everything You Need to Know by Radhaa Nilia, Mindbodygreen

Labiaplasty: What It Is, What It Can Do, and Why It's so Popular by Olivia Hutchinson, Charlotte's Book

What Is Coconut Water and What's Behind the Hype? by Katherine Zeratsky, The Mayo Clinic

Is Gatorade Bad for You? by Anna Schaefer, Healthline

Meet HALO Sport: The Only Sports Drink Worth Having After a Workout, Charlotte's Book

The Genius Life 5: Blueberries and Ketosis For A Better Brain | Robert Krikorian, PhD

Infrared Sauna Benefits: 9 Reasons Saunas Are Good for Your Health by Sara Lindberg, Healthline

Erythritol—Like Sugar Without the Calories? by Kris Gunnars, Healthline

The Genius Life 42: How Plastic is Wrecking Your Health | Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD

7 Ways Your Body Benefits from Lemon Water by Annette McDermott, Healthline

Amy Rosoff Davis at Twitter

Pedialyte...Eeeek! by Erin Chamerlik, Get Better Wellness

Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms: What You Need to Know by Dr. David Perlmutter

Amla: The Definitive Guide to the World's Most Powerful Antioxidant by Cyrus Khambatta, Mastering Diabetes

Who Said "Genius Is One Percent Inspiration, Ninety-Nine Percent Perspiration?" by Garson O'Toole, Quote Investigator

Natural Products Expo West

Interview with Anshuman Vohra: Craft Gin Founder Turned Sports Drink Guru by Brad Japhe, Forbes

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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