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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The Genius Life 44: When Alzheimer's Hits Home | Michael Trainer

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The Genius Life 44: When Alzheimer's Hits Home | Michael Trainer

Michael Trainer is the co-creator of Global Citizen, a music festival dedicated to ending poverty, and the founder of Peak Mind, which helps people achieve peak performance through meditation.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Alzheimer's Disease is now America's number one most feared disease; in the past 10 years, deaths from Alzheimer's and related dementias have increased 70 percent.

  • Worldwide, 45 million people are living with dementia, and by 2050, that number will rise to 135 million.

  • In the US alone, one in three seniors will die of Alzheimer's or another dementia-related disease, and it will cost the nation $203 billion this year.

  • If you make it to the age of 85, you have a 50 percent chance of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and no medications have been shown to prevent or cure it.

  • How this dreaded disease has affected Michael Trainer, and what he is doing to help alleviate the suffering that Alzheimer's brings to millions.

  • 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:

Global Citizen

Peak Mind

Michael Trainer at Twitter

Summit Series

Current TV

The Gates Foundation

One Father's Dementia Inspired a Social Enterprise to Protect Billions by Devin Thorpe, Forbes

Long Walk to Freedom: With Connections by Nelson Mandela

You Can Fix Your Brain: Just 1 Hour a Week to the Best Memory, Productivity, and Sleep You've Ever Had by Tom O'Bryan and Mark Hyman

Big Sur, California

Yosemite National Park

Lewy Body Dementia Symptoms and Treatment by Rachel Dolhun, MD, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Alive Inside

America by Neil Diamond

The Essential Barbra Streisand by Barbra Streisand

Out of Africa Soundtrack by John Barry

More Obese People in the World than Underweight, Says Study, BBC News

Aspartame is, By Far, The Most Dangerous Substance on The Market by Dr. Mercola

What is Celiac Disease?, Celiac Disease Foundation

Healthy Living Can Turn Our Cells' Clock Back by Andy Coghlan, New Scientist

What's the Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's? by Dr. Mark Hyman, MD

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

UI Researcher Terry Wahls, MD Gets $1 Million Grant to Study MS Diets, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Laird Hamilton: Big Wave Surfer, Innovator

Statins and Memory Loss: Is There a Link? by Rena Goldman and Ana Gotter, Healthline

12 Signs You Should Fire Your Doctor by Angela Haupt and Ruben Castaneda, US News

Veniero's New York City

Ayurveda: A Brief Introduction and Guide by Vasant Lad, The Ayurvedic Institute

Graha Chikitsa (Bhuta Vidya) in Ayurveda, keralaayurvedics.com

The Genius Life 22: How to Eat and Live Like a Rockstar | Matt Nathanson

Matt Nathanson's Tweet About Self-Respect

ManKind Project

The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living by Ira Byock, MD

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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 43: Life's Greatest Mysteries Revealed | Craig Clemens

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

Craig Clemens is one of the top advertising copywriters in the world who, with a powerful understanding of human psychology, has influenced the health decisions of millions.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How fake "healthy" foods come with a warning label in Europe but are touted as "organic" in America.

  • A simple trick to use while working that doubles your productivity.

  • The single biggest secret to telling stories that grab your audience's attention.

  • The truth about standing desks.

  • Why you need a ferocious, predatory fish in your life.

  • 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 Genius Life 20: The Hidden Secret To Getting Everything You Want | Craig Clemens (Craig's last time on the show)

Golden Hippo

Craig at Medium

Craig at Instagram

Craig at Twitter

Cold-Pressed Juice: Hipster Hype or Health Hero?
by Allison Webster, The International Food Information Council Foundation

Squats For Beginners: How to do a Squat Correctly, Bowflex

Five Health Benefits of Standing Desks by Joseph Stromberg, Smithsonian.com

Ergodriven

Swannies Classic Blue Light Blocking Glasses

PubMed

Why Cereal Has Such Aggressive Marketing by Alex Mayyasipriceonomics, The Atlantic

Do Gummy Vitamins Work, and Are They Good or Bad for You? by Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD, Healthline

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat by Anahad O'Connor, The New York Times

Here's Exactly How Brands and Influencers Should Disclose Sponsored Content by Amanda Pressner Kreuser, Inc.

Modern Nutrition Policy is Based on Bad Science by Kris Gunnars, BSc, Healthline

The Posthumous Assassination of Dr. Ancel Keys by Dr. Joel Kahn

A Brief and Bizarre History of Artificial Sweeteners by Gabriella Gershenson, Saveur

Why Did the FDA Ever Approve Fake Sugar? by Kristin Lawless, Tonic

24 Foods That Artificial Sweeteners Are Hiding In by Julia Calderone, Business Insider

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

Instagram Scam or Deal: SugarBearHair Growth Gummy Vitamins by Sara Murphy, Yahoo Beauty

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

The Return of the Gold Standard in the Era of Cryptocurrency by Shaun Djie, Bankless Times

Gary Bencivenga

Free Prize Inside: How to Make a Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Unboxing: The YouTube Phenomenon That Lets You See What You're Getting by Erica Buist, The Guardian

Understanding the Pareto Principle (The 80/20 Rule) by Kalid Azad, Better Explained

Barracuda by Heart

Finding Dory

The Little Mermaid

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

You're the Average of the Five People You Spend the Most Time With by Aimee Groth, Business Insider

Brain Games for the Elderly That Improve Mental Health and Memory, Super Carers

Eben Pagan Training

Brendon Burchard at Twitter

Bo Eason: Realize Your Personal Story Power

How to 10x Your Income in the Next Four Years by Craig Clemens, Medium

How Smart is an Octopus? Nova Science Now

How Smart Are Dolphins? Nova Science Now

Wild Elephants Gather Inexplicably, Mourn Death of "Elephant Whisperer", Beliefnet

Belcampo Meat Co.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

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

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

Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD is the Executive Director of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX), a science-based non-profit whose mission is to reduce the production and use of chemicals that interfere with healthy hormone function.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The toxic chemicals lurking in your kitchen cupboards that can have major implications on your health—including sexual development, risk for metabolic diseases, and more.

  • The origin story of how endocrine disruption was discovered by the scientific community and what we've learned since then—in spite of special interest groups who want the public to remain ignorant of these findings.

  • Unexpected places disruptive chemicals show up and infiltrate your body—from furniture to DVDs.

  • How you can protect yourself and potentially purge some of these ever-present chemicals from your system.

  • Why the way your food is sourced and stored can have as much of an impact on your health as the food itself.

  • 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:

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange at Twitter

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange at Facebook

Carol at LinkedIn

Bisphenols and Phthalates with Dr. Carol Kwiatkowski, Green Science Policy Institute

Theo Colborn (1927-2014)

The Wingspread Consensus Statement

Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peterson Myers

Hormones and the Endocrine System, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Endocrine Disruption, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange

What Is BPA, and What Are the Concerns about BPA? by Brent A. Bauer, The Mayo Clinic

Phthalates Are Everywhere, and the Health Risks Are Worrying. How Bad Are They Really? by Amy Westervelt, The Guardian

The Endocrine Disruption Exchange List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors

A New Chapter in the Bisphenol a Story: Bisphenol S and Bisphenol F Are Not Safe Alternatives to This Compound by Soria Eladak et al., Fertility and Sterility

You're Absorbing BPA From Your Receipts, Study Shows by Zoe Schlanger, Newsweek

Why Fragrance-Free Products Are Best for Everyone by Paula Begoun, Paula's Choice Skincare

Fragranced Products Are Making Us Sick, Study Finds by Sarah Berry, The Sydney Morning Herald

What Is the Difference Between "Unscented" and "Fragrance-Free" Products? by Joe Schwarcz, PhD, McGill University

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), EPA

Fire-Retardant Chemicals Are Contaminating Drinking Water Across the US by Dr. Mercola

Household Chemicals May Impair Thyroid in Young Girls by Timothy S. Paul, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol A and Hyperactivity in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by Johanna Rochester, Ashley L. Bolden, and Carol F. Kwiatkowski, Environment International

Plastics Chemical BPA May Harm Human Fertility by Steven Reinberg, Health Day

Hypospadias Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

Bisphenol A and Metabolic Diseases: Challenges for Occupational Medicine by Lidia Caporossi and Bruno Papaleo, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Parkinson's Disease and Pesticides: What's the Connection? by Bret Stetka, Scientific American

How to Purge Plastic From Your Kitchen by Heath Goldman, Real Simple

Stainless Steel Metal Straws

10 Canned Goods Watchdog Groups Say You Should Stop Buying—and Healthier Alternatives by Jennifer Bowers, PhD, RD, Reader's Digest

The BPA Problem and What to Do About It by Dr. Kara Fitzgerald

How to Detox from Plastics and Other Endocrine Disruptors by Michael Edwards, Organic Lifestyle

What Happened When I Tried Nontoxic Makeup for 90 Days by Annie Gabillet, Popsugar

Things You Should and Shouldn't Use Vinegar to Clean by Jill Nystul, One Good Thing

The Air Doctor is the air purifier I swear by! Use this link for $300 off!

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 41: How to Fast for a Faster Metabolism | Jason Fung, MD

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The Genius Life 41: How to Fast for a Faster Metabolism | Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, MD is a Toronto-based nephrologist, obesity expert, co-host of the Low Carb MD Podcast, author of The Obesity Code, The Diabetes Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting, and co-author (with Dr. James DiNicolantonio) of the upcoming The Longevity Solution. On this episode, learn how fasting can actually boost your metabolism, preserve muscle, fix obesity, and prevent disease.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Why Jason believes that obesity is more of a hormonal issue than one of mere energy balance.

  • Why not eating at all is often easier than calorie restriction.

  • The effect of consuming coffee or bone broth on fasting.

  • How extended fasting affects your muscles and metabolism—does it slow it down, as many believe?

  • The benefits of a cellular cleanup process called autophagy and the approximate time frames in which it becomes active.

  • 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 Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Dr. Jason Fung

The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally by Dr. Jason Fung

The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting by Dr. Jason Fung with Jimmy Moore

The Longevity Solution by Dr. James DiNicolantonio and Dr. Jason Fung

Intensive Dietary Management (IDM)

Low Carb MD Podcast

Jason at Twitter

Jason's Real YouTube Channel

Therapeutic Use of Intermittent Fasting for People with Type 2 Diabetes as an Alternative to Insulin by Suleiman Furmli, Rami Elmasry, Megan Ramos, And Jason Fung, BMJ

Changing How Doctors View Obesity by Georgia Ede, MD

The Failure of the Calorie Theory of Obesity, IDM

Circadian Rhythms of Hunger, IDM

Long-Term Persistence of Hormonal Adaptations to Weight Loss by Priya Sumithran et al., The New England Journal of Medicine

Obesity Isn't Just About Willpower: We All Have a Role to Play in Reversing the Epidemic by William Dietz, MD, PhD, HuffPost

Why The Biggest Loser is Everything Wrong with Weight Loss by Dave Asprey, Bulletproof Blog

Why "Calories in, Calories Out" Doesn't Tell The Whole Story by Kris Gunnars, BSc, Healthline

On the Influence of Food and Temperature upon the Duration of Life by Jacques Loeb and J.H. Northrop, The Journal of Biological Chemistry

What We Can Learn from the Minnesota Starvation Study About the Impact of Restriction on Behavior by Melissa Gerson, Project HEAL

Obesity and Metabolism: Why Weight Loss Is Difficult to Sustain, The Rockefeller University

Eat Less Fruit, Not More, IDM

Intermittent Fasting for Beginners by Dr. Jason Fung, MD, Diet Doctor

National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

Working out While Fasting Is One of the Best Choices You Can Make by Jerome H, Medium

Autophagy–A Cure for Many Present-Day Diseases? by Dr. Jason Fung, MD, Diet Doctor

Autophagy Wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Breakthroughs in Baker's Yeast Fuel Advances in Biomedical Research by Beth Levinea and Daniel J. Klionskyd, PNAS

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

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

Intermittent Fasting–Things to Consider During Fasting [Can You Drink Bone Broth or Coffee?] by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD and Dr. Jason Fung, MD

How Much Protein Is Excessive?, IDM

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 40: Why You Need Bone Broth (With Recipes) | Marco Canora

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

Marco Canora is an American chef, restaurateur, and television personality. He has appeared on the Food Network on shows such as The Next Iron Chef, Chopped, and Top Chef. Canora owns Hearth restaurant and Terroir wine bar in New York and is also the founder of Brodo, a marketer, producer, and seller of bone broth.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The ins and outs of "chefing."

  • The role that bone broth played in fixing Marco's health.

  • The benefits of bone broth and the differences between collagen and gelatin.

  • A down-and-dirty recipe that you can use to make your own bone broth at home.

  • Whether or not vegetarian takes on bone broth are as healthy as the real thing.

  • 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:

Brodo

Brodo: A Bone Broth Cookbook by Marco Canora and Michael Harlan Turkell

Marco at Twitter

Marco at Instagram

Hearth

Terroir

The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss

Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself by Alejandro Junger and Amely Greven

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

The Electric Company

Phytonutrients: Types, Food Sources, Antioxidants, and Other Benefits by Kiara Anthony, Healthline

Food Deserts, Food Empowerment Project

The Genius Life 39: How the Food Industry Corrupts Science | Marion Nestle, PhD

How To Make Bone Broth by Chef Marco Canora, Brodo Broth Co.

Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell and Thomas S. Cowan

Gelatin vs. Collagen by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

Collagen: What Is It and What Is It Good For? by Kerri-Ann Jennings, Healthline

Abingdon Square Greenmarket

How to Live to Be 100+ by Dan Buettner at TEDxTC

Menu Infographic, Hearth

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 39: How the Food Industry Corrupts Science | Marion Nestle, PhD

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The Genius Life 39: How the Food Industry Corrupts Science | Marion Nestle, PhD

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, emerita, at New York University. Her most recent book is Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The key nutrition-related problems burdening society and what Dr. Nestle sees as their chief causes.

  • Where food marketers mislead consumers and how to protect yourself and your family from deception.

  • A food I consider healthy—and why Dr. Nestle disagrees with me.

  • The dangers of industry-funded research.

  • Dr. Nestle's take on the eternal low-fat, low-carb battle.

  • 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:

Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat by Marion Nestle

Food Politics

Marion Nestle at Twitter

Low-Fat Vs. Low-Carb Diets: Both Help Cut Calories by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

What to Eat: Personal Responsibility vs. Social Responsibility by Marion Nestle, Stanford University

Food, Ethics and the Environment Session II: Eating Well and Eating Locally with Marion Nestle and Gary Nabhan, Princeton University

Dietary Diversity: Implications for Obesity Prevention in Adult Population by Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto et al., Circulation

Marketing Junk Food to Kids by Marion Nestle, Chautauqua Institution

Michael Pollan: Three Simple Rules for Eating by Eve Adamson, Co+Op Stronger Together

Another Industry-Funded Study for Your Amusement by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

How We Were Led to Believe Dark Chocolate is Healthy by Cindy Kuzma, Vice

Mars to Enter UK Supplement Space with Cocoa Flavanol Pills by Emma Jane Cash, NutraIngredients

Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics by Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim

Eat Less Meat: More Evidence from Climate Change and Health by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It 'Cheers.' by Roni Caryn Rabin, The New York Times

Conflicts of Interest in Nutrition Societies: American Society of Nutrition by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

New Study: Big Food's Ties to Registered Dietitians by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets by Anahad O'Connor, The New York Times

Coca-Cola Ends Financial Sponsorship of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by Mike Esterl, The Wall Street Journal

Commitment to Transparency, The Coca-Cola Company

Superfoods Are a Marketing Ploy: Blueberries and Macadamia Nuts Aren't That Good for You by Marion Nestle, The Atlantic

Confused About Diet? Oh, Please. by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

Diet and the Disease of Civilization by Adrienne Rose Bitar

Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (And Winning) by Marion Nestle

What to Eat by Marion Nestle

Are Organic Foods More Nutritious? And Is This the Right Question? by Marion Nestle, Food Politics

Polyphenol Content and Antioxidant Capacity in Organic and Conventional Plant Foods by A.L.K. Faller and E. Fialho, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis

Disclosures in Nutrition Research: Why It Is Different by John P.A. Ioannidis and John F. Trepanowski, The Journal of the American Medical Association

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 38: Are Supplements Healthy and Safe? | Danielle Citrolo, PharmD

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The Genius Life 38: Are Supplements Healthy and Safe? | Danielle Citrolo, PharmD

Danielle Citrolo, PharmD holds degrees in biochemistry and chemistry from North Carolina State University and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy, NY. She discusses the science behind many commonly used supplements including Cognizin Citicoline, which is used in many cognition-boosting supplements.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How dietary supplements are regulated and why, in spite of the media attention paid to a few bad players, they’re probably safer than you think.

  • The potential benefits of a compound called citicoline for your brain cell membranes.

  • How to find and interpret research to ensure you’re getting supplements that do the job you need them to do.

  • How compounds like arginine and citrulline contribute to your health.

  • Why branded supplements might be better than generic supplements.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by Kyowa Hakko, an international health ingredients manufacturer and a world leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and food products. Find out more about its latest developments here!

Resources from this episode:

Danielle Citrolo, PharmD at LinkedIn

Health Journalist Max Lugavere Talks Brain Health at New York University

PubMed Quick Start Guide

ResearchGate

Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial Basics by Adrienne Dellwo, Verywell Health

What is Cognizin?

Cognizin Citicoline at Instagram

Citicoline vs. Choline by Timothy Blalock, Healthfully

What is Setria?

Setria Glutathione at Instagram

Researchers Focus on Cell Membranes to Develop Alzheimer's Treatments, University of Michigan, Science Daily

Amino Acids Produced by Kyowa Hakko

Health Benefits and Side Effects of L-Arginine, The Mayo Clinic

L-Citrulline, Examine.com

Sex, Nitric Oxide, and Your Heart by Eugenia Killoran, Pritikin Longevity Center

Glutamine, Examine.com

Branched Chain Amino Acids: Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine, Examine.com

Glutathione, Examine.com

Top 9 Benefits of NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) by Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, Healthline

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 37: How to Optimize Sleep for Fat Loss and Better Health | Shawn Stevenson

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

Shawn Stevenson is a nutritionist and the host of the top rated health podcast The Model Health Show. He is also the author of the best-selling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How sleep can help you lose weight.

  • The surprising things you can do during the day to optimize your sleep.

  • Specific nutrients and supplements that boost the quality of your sleep.

  • How much sleep you actually need to live well.

  • Why your sleep quality is potentially a bigger influence on your overall physical health than nutrition and exercise.

  • 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:

Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success by Shawn Stevenson

The Model Health Show

Shawn Stevenson at Instagram

Shawn Stevenson at Twitter

TMHS 286: Deadly Fats Vs. Healthy Fats & Essential Brain Nutrients—With Guest Max Lugavere

What's Hangry?, Mirriam-Webster

Sleep Loss Disrupts Emotional Balance via the Amygdala by Christopher Bergland, Psychology Today

Gluconeogenesis as a Stress Response: Regulation by Cortisol by Chris Masterjohn, PhD, MWM 2.31

Adverse Effects of 24 Hours of Sleep Deprivation on Cognition and Stress Hormones by Seung Bong Hong, MD et al., Journal of Clinical Neurology

Rotating Night-Shift Work and the Risk of Breast Cancer in the Nurses' Health Studies by Eva S. Schernhammer et al., American Journal of Epidemiology

Melatonin: In Depth, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health

Melatonin Increases Brown Adipose Tissue Mass and Function in Zucker Diabetic Fatty Rats: Implications for Obesity Control by Gumersindo Fernandez Vazquez, Russel J. Reiter, and Ahmad Agil, Journal of Pineal Research

TMHS 274: How to Quickly Recover from Sleep Deprivation

The Hangover

Alcohol and Sleep: 8 Ways That Booze Can Sabotage Your Slumber by Jeff Mann, Sleep Junkies

Morning Daylight Exposure Tied to a Good Night's Sleep by Madeline Kennedy, Reuters

Effects of Exercise Timing on Sleep Architecture and Nocturnal Blood Pressure in Prehypertensives by Kimberly Fairbrother et al., Vasc Health Risk Management

19 Things You Don't Know About Shaun T by Lili Ladaga, The Beachbody Blog

Stamina 38-Inch Intone Plus Rebounder

Another Reason to Want the Corner Office: It's Good for Your Health by Jen Christensen, CNN

Verilux HappyLight Full-Size 10,000 Lux Bright Light Therapy Full Spectrum Lamp

What Is The Human Charger?, Ben Greenfield Fitness

TMHS 174: Good Sleep Nutrients And The Gut-Brain-Sleep Connection

20 Foods That Are High in Vitamin C by Caroline Hill, MHumNutr, BSc, Healthline

Magnesium: Meet the Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available by Dr. Mark Hyman

Esalen Institute

Calorie Comparison, Max Lugavere's 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 36: The Psychedelic Origins of Christmas | Tero Isokauppila

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The Genius Life 36: The Psychedelic Origins of Christmas | Tero Isokauppila

Tero Isokauppila is a Finnish foraging expert, founder of medicinal mushroom company Four Sigmatic, and the author of Santa Sold Shrooms.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Where the real St. Nicholas—aka Santa Claus—originated, and the circuitous route he took to become a global phenomenon revered across cultures.

  • Why our ancestors who lived more in step with nature held certain seasons sacred—and the benefits of a seasonal diet versus one that remains the same all year round.

  • The role of the Amanita muscaria mushroom in popular culture—from Santa to Snow White to the Super Mario Brothers.

  • How pine trees, ornaments, reindeer, stockings over the fireplace, gift-giving, and elves became associated with Santa and Christmas traditions.

  • What even Frank Zappa might not have known about the yellow snow...

  • 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:

Santa Sold Shrooms by Tero Isokauppila and Juho Heinola

Four Sigmatic (15% off discount code automatically applied!)

Tero's website

Tero at Instagram

Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health by Tero Isokauppila and Four Sigmatic

Mushroom Academy

Facebook 'Shroom Club

The Genius Life 12: How to Use Mushrooms for Better Health | Tero Isokauppila

Why the Godfather, Part II Is the Best of the Trilogy by Gerardo Valero, RogerEbert.com

St. Nicholas of Myra by Burak Sansal, All About Turkey

Santa Is a Psychedelic Mushroom by Matthew Salton, The New York Times

The Sami People of Lapland by Guilia Vincenzi, Globe Trekker

Zeitgeist: The Movie

How to Safely Eat Amanita Muscaria by Hank Shaw, Hunter Angler Gardener Cook

Sinterklaas! An Old Dutch Tradition in the Hudson Valley

Don't Eat The Yellow Snow by Frank Zappa

The Old Norse Yule Celebration—Myth and Ritual by Maria Kvilhaug, Freyia Volundarhusins

Does Coca-Cola Contain Cocaine? by Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience

When Heroin Was Available to Housewives and Aspirin Was Bad for the Heart by Mark Borigini M.D., Psychology Today

Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis? by Ferris Jabr, The New York Times

3 Reasons Why Social Events Should Have Food by Kateryna Yaroshenko, GEVME

Mona Lisa—Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, The Louvre

Cacao: 5 Little Known Benefits of This Amazonian Superfood by Buffy Ellen, Be Good Organics

The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity Within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East by John M. Allegro

Slavic Winter Solstice Festival—Koliada! by Gwiddon Harveston, Wiccan Rede

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

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

Wild Mushrooms: What to Eat, What to Avoid by Tom Oder, Mother Nature Network

The Year Of Albert Einstein by Richard Panek, Smithsonian Magazine

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 35: How Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar Can Harm Your Brain | David Perlmutter, MD

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

David Perlmutter, MD is a board-certified neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and the New York Times best-selling author of Brain Maker and Grain Brain, now updated with the latest nutritional and neurological science.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How sugar, grains, and gluten may be contributing to inflammation—the cornerstone of many chronic diseases burdening society today.

  • What Dr. Perlmutter thinks of calorie counting and why all calories aren't created equal from the perspective of your health or your weight.

  • Blood tests to get that may serve as biomarkers for better brain health as you age.

  • The link between diabetes and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

  • Dr. Perlmutter's protocol for ketosis—including his latest feelings on exogenous ketone supplements like MCT oil.

  • 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:

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life by David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain's Silent Killers by David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg

The Empowering Neurologist

Dr. Perlmutter's website

Dr. Perlmutter at Facebook

Dr. Perlmutter at Instagram

Dr. Perlmutter at Twitter

Dr. Perlmutter at YouTube

Let's End The Era of "Diagnose and Adios" by Max Lugavere

Practice Guideline Update Summary: Mild Cognitive Impairment: Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology by Ronald C. Petersen et al., Neurology

Longitudinal Relationships between Caloric Expenditure and Gray Matter in the Cardiovascular Health Study by Cyrus A. Raji et al., Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor), Gene Cards

Physical Activity and Cognitive Vitality by Ruchika Shaurya Prakash, Michelle W. Voss, Kirk I. Erickson, and Arthur F. Kramer, Annual Review of Psychology

Investigating Gains in Neurocognition in an Intervention Trial of Exercise (IGNITE) by Kirk Erickson, PhD

A1C Test, Mayo Clinic

APOE (Apolipoprotein E), Gene Cards

Keep Yourself in Ketosis by Dr. David Perlmutter, MD

Feasibility and Efficacy Data from a Ketogenic Diet Intervention in Alzheimer's Disease by Matthew K. Taylor et al., Alzheimer's & Dementia

Dr. Formulated 100% Organic Coconut MCT (Medium-Chain Triglyceride) Oil, Garden of Life

The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dale Bredesen

Ketoacids? Good Medicine? by G.F. Cahill Jr. and R.L. Veech, Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes h

Making the Mediterranean Diet Even Better! by Dr. David Perlmutter, MD

Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

Midlife Systemic Inflammatory Markers Are Associated with Late-life Brain Volume: The ARIC Study by Keenan A. Walker et al., Neurology

Association Between Diabetes and Subsequent Parkinson Disease by Eduardo De Pablo-Fernandez et al., Neurology

"#Gluten is our generation's #tobacco. Let's kick the habit." -@DavidPerlmutter, Twitter

Gluten Sensitivity: From Gut to Brain by M. Hadjivassiliou et al., The Lancet Neurology

Association Between Headache and Sensitivities to Gluten and Dairy by David Perlmutter and Aristo Vojdani, Integrative Medicine

Celiac Disease and Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity: A Review by Maureen M. Leonard, Anna Sapone, and Carlo Catassi, Journal of the American Medical Association

Studies Link Some Stomach Drugs to Possible Alzheimer's Disease and Kidney Problems by Karen Weintraub, Scientific American

Sugar- and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Risks of Incident Stroke and Dementia by Matthew P. Pase et al., Stroke

Low-Calorie Sweetener Use and Energy Balance: Results from Experimental Studies in Animals, and Large-scale Prospective Studies in Humans by Sharon P.G. Fowler, Physiology & Behavior

The Relationship Between Diabetes and Sweeteners by Angela Manderfeld MS, RD, LD, CDE, The Diabetes Council

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat by Anahad O'Connor, The New York Times

Why Supplementing with Prebiotic Fiber Makes Sense by Dr. David Perlmutter, MD

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 34: How Nature Can Make You Fit and Healthy | Abel James

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The Genius Life 34: How Nature Can Make You Fit and Healthy | Abel James

Abel James is the author of the NY Times best-selling book The Wild Diet, is the host of the top health podcast The Fat Burning Man Show, and is the star of ABC's My Diet is Better Than Yours.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The key that Abel found for shedding fat and developing the confidence to be shirtless on social media.

  • What Abel learned by observing his brother's dramatic transformation from rail thin and sickly to robust and healthy in just a few months.

  • How to seamlessly integrate more nature into your day even if you're surrounded by skyscrapers and the incessant din of car alarms.

  • How to balance multiple passions in a single-feed world.

  • What you stand to gain by seeing yourself as an N of 1 study.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Perfect Keto, purveyors of fine exogenous ketones and protein bars. 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:

The Wild Diet: Go Beyond Paleo to Burn Fat, Beat Cravings, and Drop 20 Pounds in 40 Days by Abel James

The Fat-Burning Man Show

My Diet is Better Than Yours

Abel's Website

Abel James at Instagram

Abel James at Facebook

Abel James at YouTube

Abel James at Twitter

Pumping Iron with Arnold Schwarzenegger

The History and Development of N of 1 Trials by R.D. Mirza, S. Punja, S. Vohra, G. Guyatt G, The James Lind Library

The Genius Life 28: Fat Loss Secrets from the Doctor Who Tried Everything | Paul Grewal, MD

Inner-City Green Space and Its Association with Body Mass Index and Prevalent Type 2 Diabetes: A Cross-Sectional Study in an Urban German City by Grit Müller, Roland Harhoff, Corinna Rahe, and Klaus Berger, BMJ Open

Best Urban Green Spaces in North America, USA Today

CityGardens App Lets Urbanites Get A Breath Of Fresh Green Space by Katharine Gammon, Fast Company

Are You a Frog in Boiling Water? by Raphael Cushnir, Psychology Today

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

Awaken with JP Sears

Abel's Music

The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan: Boost Brain Performance, Lose Weight, and Achieve Optimal Health by David Perlmutter MD and Kristin Loberg

Dr. David Perlmutter: Grain Brain, Eating Fat Makes You Smart, and Why (Brain) Size Matters, Fat Burning Man

Dr. David Perlmutter: Intermittent Fasting, Epigenetics, and What Sugar Really Does to Your Brain, Fat Burning Man

Shaun T: My Diet Is Better Than Yours, Butter in His Coffee, and Why He Married a Cartoon, Fat Burning Man

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

Ultimate Renaissance Man: 5 Fascinating Facts about Leonardo da Vinci by Wendy Mead, Biography

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 33: How to Grow | Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD

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The Genius Life 33: How to Grow | Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD

Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD is a professor of psychology at Columbia University, a columnist for Scientific American, the host of The Psychology Podcast, and author of many books, including Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (with Carolyn Gregoire). He studies creativity, intelligence, and humanistic psychology and focuses on how to remove the blocks that impede living well.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How to remove the blocks that impeded your personal growth.

  • Why you should love the hater and embrace criticism.

  • How to distinguish healthy versus unhealthy thought patterns.

  • What improv comedy classes can teach you about living your best life.

  • How Scott measures and believes we can nurture intelligence.

  • 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:

Scott's website

The Psychology Podcast

Beautiful Minds at Scientific American

Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire

Other books by Scott

Scott at Facebook

Scott at Twitter

Scott at Instagram

The Creativity Post

The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide to Keto, by Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN, Healthline

Ask the Doctor: What Is Hypomania? by Michael Craig Miller, M.D., Harvard Mental Health Letter

Hypomania: The Misunderstood Mood by Sally Buchanan-Hagen, bphope.com

COMT Gene, US National Library of Medicine

DRD4 Gene, US National Library of Medicine

What is Humanistic Psychology?, Encyclopaedia Britannica

What Does it Mean to Be Self-Actualized in the 21st Century? by Scott Barry Kaufman

Carl Rogers Biography (1902-1987) by Kendra Cherry, verywellmind

How to Be an Optimal Human by Scott Barry Kaufman

Intellectual Humility: An Interpersonal Theory by Maura Priest, Ergo

Improv Meetup Groups

Become 10% Happier with Dan Harris, The Psychology Podcast

Is Tranquility Right for Everyone? by Scott Barry Kaufman

Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined by Scott Barry Kaufman

How Can We Cultivate Grit and Imagination in the Classroom? by Scott Barry Kaufman

The Twice Exceptional Movement: Supporting Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties by Scott Barry Kaufman

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Creative People Are... by Scott Barry Kaufman

Is Our Society Manufacturing Depressed People? by Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W., Psychology Today

Max Lugavere's posts at Psychology Today

ADHD Is Fuel for Adventure by Florence Williams, Outside

Humanism, Enlightenment and Progress with Steven Pinker, The Psychology Podcast

Tim Ferriss on Accelerated Learning, Peak Performance and Living the Good Life, The Psychology Podcast

Talking Mastery and Social Intelligence with Author Robert Greene, The Psychology Podcast

Angela Duckworth on Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, The Psychology Podcast

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 32: Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill | James DiNicolantonio, PharmD

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The Genius Life 32: Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill | James DiNicolantonio, PharmD

James DiNicolantonio is a doctor of pharmacy, a cardiovascular research scientist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, the associate editor of British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Open Heart, and author of Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health. We discuss all things omega-3s and omega-6s. Prepare to gain an in-depth understanding of the biological impact of each of these fats and the foods in which they are found!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Exactly what to look out for when choosing an omega-3 supplement and why you probably want to store your omega-3s in a freezer.

  • How omega-3s can help with fat loss, heart health, and building muscle.

  • The differences between krill oil and fish oil.

  • Why studies examining the power of fish oil to prevent cardiovascular disease often seem to contradict one another.

  • Just how dangerous polyunsaturated grain and seed oils -- like the ones derived from corn, canola, and soybean—are from the standpoint of gut and heart health.

  • 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:

Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health by James DiNicolantonio and Joseph Mercola

The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong—and How Eating More Might Save Your Life by Dr. James DiNicolantonio

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

James' website

James at Twitter

James at Facebook

James at Instagram

The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide to Keto, by Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN, Healthline

Oh My Omega: The Difference Between Omega-3, 6, and 9 by Alyssa Ardolino, RD, Food Insight

Differences between EPA, DHA, and ALA, Omega-3s

New Cochrane Health Evidence Challenges Belief That Omega 3 Supplements Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke or Death, Cochrane

Fish Oils to Prevent Heart Disease by Eric J. Topol, MD, Medscape

Scientific Expert Reaction to Cochrane Review on Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Cochrane

Explaining the Recent Fish Oil Trial "Failures" by James DiNicolantonio et al., Journal of Glycomics and Lipidomics

JELIS Japan Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Lipid Intervention Study, Medscape

Early Humans Loved to Eat Brains: Study by Ruth Brown, Newser

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA): An Ancient Nutrient for the Modern Human Brain by Joanne Bradbury, Nutrients

Life Extension Super Omega-3 Fish Oil

Antarctic Krill Oils

7 Health Claims About Astaxanthin by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT, Healthline

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

Nutrex BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin

How Is Oxidation Harmful to Health? by Emilia Klapp, AskMD

The Amazing Metabolism of Hummingbirds by James Gorman, The New York Times

The Omega-3 Index as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease by William S. Harris, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

The Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Skeletal Muscle Anabolism, Strength, and Function in Healthy and Diseased States by Ifeanyi D. Nwachukwu et al., Journal of Food Biochemistry

The Shocking Origin of Vegetable Oil—Garbage! by Dr. Jason Fung, Medium

Are Vegetable and Seed Oils Bad for Your Health? by Kris Gunnars, BSc, Healthline

Omega-6 Vegetable Oils as a Driver of Coronary Heart Disease: The Oxidized Linoleic Acid Hypothesis by James J. DiNicolantonio and James H. O'Keefe, Open Heart

10 Health Benefits of Spirulina by Joe Leech, MS, Healthline

Nutrex Hawaiian Spirulina Tablets

What Causes High Bilirubin? by Tim Jewell, Healthline

Food Then and Now: How Nutrition Has Changed by Jill Ettinger, Naturally Savvy

Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious? by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, Scientific American

Magnesium: An Invisible Deficiency That Could Be Harming Your Health by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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 31: How to Buy the Best Extra-Virgin Olive Oil | Nicholas Coleman

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

Nicholas Coleman is one of the world's few oleologists, meaning he's dedicated his life to the study of the olive and its oil. He's a globally-renowned lecturer, an advisor to Yale's Olive Institute, and the founder of Grove and Vine, a subscription-based service which sends out hand-picked varietals quarterly. Check out groveandvine.com to learn more and use code 'GENIUS' to save $20 off a subscription!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How to pick the very best olive oils.

  • How to harness the maximum health benefits of olive oil.

  • What happens when you cook with extra-virgin olive oil.

  • How to properly store olive oil.

  • How to really tell if the olive oil sitting in your pantry right now is a good one.

  • 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:

Oleologist

Grove and Vine (use code 'GENIUS' to save $20 off a subscription!)

Nicholas at Instagram

Nicholas at Twitter

ALTO Olives

The Olive Place—Home of VIRTUO Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olea Euro. 'J5' (Olive), Leafland

Nocellara Del Belice, One Green World

Olea Euro. 'Frantoio' (Hybrid Olive), Leafland

How to Taste Olive Oil with Oleologist Nicholas Coleman, Wine4Food (strippaggio demonstrated)

What is Oleocanthal in Extra Virgin Olive Oils?, Aceite de Las Valdesas

What's The Difference Between Green And Black Olives, Anyway? by Michelle Persad, HuffPost

A Beginner's Guide to Olives: 14 Varieties Worth Seeking Out by Hannah Howard, Serious Eats

Her Majesty the Coratina Olive by Maurizio Servili, Olio Officina Globe

This 3-Second Trick Lets You Know If Your Olive Oil Is Real and Full of Health Benefits by Liz Moody, mindbodygreen

How Olive Oil and Ibuprofen Can Make You Want to Cough by Richard Knox, NPR Shots

Crete: Ancient Diet with Modern Message by Bonny Wolf, NPR Kitchen Window

How to Store Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The Dos and Don'ts for Keeping It Fresh, California Olive Ranch

Villa Mulinmaria

Nadia Gasperini Rossi and Nicholas in her Olive Grove in Arezzo, Tuscany by Jesse Michaels

Berklee College of Music

Eataly's Olive Oil Master by Cristabelle Tumolaon, Olive Oil Times

O.N.A.O.O.—National Association of Olive Oil Tasters

International Culinary Center

Blended Oils 'Bad for Transparency' by Julie Butler, Olive Oil Times

Is Unfiltered Olive Oil Healthier?, About Olive Oil

Ribollita—Recipe for Tuscan Vegetable Soup, Eataly

Making Olive Oil Is like Skateboarding—Just Ask This Specialist by Devon Walsh, Edible Manhattan

McSweeney's Internet Tendency

Pesce Crudo, Eataly

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 30: Coffee Enemas and Other Biohacks | Ben Greenfield

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The Genius Life 30: Coffee Enemas and Other Biohacks | Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield is a fitness expert, triathlete, blogger, and the host of the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast, one of the top health podcasts there is! He's the ultimate human guinea pig, integrating all means of cutting edge (even untested!) tactics to attain optimal wellness. He also loves to put coffee up his butt.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The potential benefits of red light photobiomodulation.

  • How Ben is able to stay so lean all year round (and why he thinks it may not be ideal from a longevity standpoint).

  • Why Ben is currently obsessed with giving himself coffee enemas (along with a step-by-step process for the non-squeamish).

  • The protocol Ben is currently observing to detox his liver.

  • The cutting edge technology Ben uses for everything from better sleep to improved productivity to rapidly healing like Wolverine.

  • And much more!

Resources from this episode:

Ben Greenfield Fitness

Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast

Get Kion

Ben at Instagram

Ben at Facebook

Ben at Twitter

Ben at YouTube

Why a High-fat, Ketogenic Diet Chock Full of Saturated Fat, Coconut Oil & Butter Could Be Destroying Your Brain (& What to Do about It), The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast with Max Lugavere

How to Detox Your Liver: A Complete Guide to Purifying the Body with Liver Flushing by Dr. Irina Matveikova, Conscious Lifestyle

Spartan World Championship

How to Easily Get Your Blood Tested Without Spending Tons of Money or Visiting a Fancy Longevity Institute by Ben Greenfield, Ben Greenfield Fitness

Everything You Need to Know About Ayurvedic Medicine, The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast

Panchakarma: The Complete Ayurvedic Detoxification Process by Vedic Sage

The Kion Coffee Enema: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know about Coffee Enemas (but Were Afraid to Ask) by Ben Greenfield, Ben Greenfield Fitness

Physiology of Peristalsis by Richard Bowen, Colorado State University

Ben's Instagram post detailing his liver detox regimen and how to make kitchari.

Bulletproof Ground Coffee

Ironman Triathlon

Biohacking Your Manhood: The Proven Habits, Foods, Exercises, Workouts, Nutrients & Tools That Boost Testosterone & Drive by Ben Greenfield, Ben Greenfield Fitness

I Put a Giant Red Light on My Balls to Triple My Testosterone Levels by Ben Greenfield, Men's Health

Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life: How to Harness the Power of Clock Genes to Lose Weight, Optimize Your Workout, and Finally Get a Good Night's Sleep by Suhas Kshirsagar and Michelle D. Seaton

Ben Greenfield's Morning Routine by Ben Greenfield, Ben Greenfield Fitness

Squatty Potty

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Shining Laser Lights on Your Balls & Beyond: Photobiomodulation 101 -- How to Use near Infrared & Red Light for Collagen, Thyroid, Muscle, Skin & More, The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast with Justin Strahan and Scott Nelson

Full Body LED Red Light Therapy by Joovv

Limitless & Lucy -- Your Ultimate, Done-for-You Guide to Nootropics, Smart Drugs & Psychedelics by Ben Greenfield, Ben Greenfield Fitness

Is Nicotine Healthy, How Long Does Stem Cell Therapy Last, A New Way To Fast & Much More, The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast

Qualia Mind Nootropic

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

Sunlight Makes You Skinny & Blue Light Makes You Fat: 11 Ways to Biohack Light to Optimize Your Body & Brain by Ben Greenfield, Ben Greenfield Fitness

Lighting Science LED Bulbs

Clear Incandescent Bulbs

The 30-Year-Old Scientist Phenom Who Runs a 2:30 Marathon, Deadlifts 420 Pounds & Drinks Hydrogen Enriched Water, The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast with Tyler LeBaron

Molecular Hydrogen Institute

The Most Powerful Cellular Exercise Machine That Exists, How It Works & Exactly How to Use It, The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast with Emilio Palafox

FlexPulse Portable PEMF System

ICES DigiCeutical M1 Model System -- use code: BEN for $100 off

PulseCenter XL Pro

US Stem Cell Clinic

The Single, Most Comprehensive Stem Cell Procedure Known to Humankind: How a "Full Body Stem Cell & Exosome Makeover" Works, The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast with Dr. Harry Adelson and Dr. Amy Killen

Docere Clinics

A Deep Dive Into HRV: The Myths & Truths of Heart Rate Variability Testing, The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast with Dr. James Heathers

Could This New Ring Be the Final Frontier in Self Quantification, Biohacking, Sleep Tracking, HRV, Respiration & More?, The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast with Petteri Lahtela

Oura Ring (use coupon code "Greenfieldoura" and you'll get $50 off your purchase and free shipping within the USA)

NatureBeat Heart Rate Variability Tracker app for ioS or Android

Reishi Tea

BioMat Infrared Sleep Mat

How to Use Space-Age Technology to Banish Heavy Legs Forever, Run Faster, Increase Nitric Oxide Production, Enhance Flexibility & More, The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast with Gilad Jacobs

NormaTec Recovery Boots

The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel

Too Busy to Fit a Solid 30 Minutes of Training into Your Day? Then Go for Bite-Size Chunks Instead and Join the Time-Poor Who Thrive on Exercise Snacking by Dr. Michael Mosley, The Daily Mail

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

11 Ways to Biohack a Hotel Room, Stay Healthy When You Travel & Keep Globetrotting from Slowly Killing You by Ben Greenfield, Ben Greenfield Fitness

The Last Resource on Sleep You'll Ever Need: Ben Greenfield's Ultimate Guide to Napping, Jet Lag, Sleep Cycles, Insomnia, Sleep Food, Sleep Supplements, Exercise Before Bed & Much, Much More by Ben Greenfield, Ben Greenfield Fitness

Mindfold Sleep and Relaxation Eye Mask

The ChiliPad Cube

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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 29: CBD Benefits and Buyer's Guide | Gretchen Lidicker

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The Genius Life 29: CBD Benefits and Buyer's Guide | Gretchen Lidicker

Gretchen Lidicker is the health editor of the hugely popular wellness site mindbodygreen and the author of the new book CBD Oil, Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide to Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness. She has worked on the academic and clinical side of integrative medicine for many years. Originally from Sedona, Arizona, she has a B.S. in biology and earned her master's degree in physiology with a concentration in complementary and alternative medicine from Georgetown University.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The key differences between cannabis, marijuana, hemp, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cannabidiol (CBD).

  • The potential benefits of CBD, including its implications for autoimmunity, anxiety, cancer, and pain.

  • The ubiquitous endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the role it plays in your health.

  • Why you might want to give CBD a try even if you, like me, have never enjoyed the high from marijuana.

  • What to look out for when buying CBD-infused products, including specific brands to check out—along with an official dosing guide.

  • 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:

CBD Oil, Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide to Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness by Gretchen Lidicker

Mindbodygreen

Gretchen's website

Gretchen at Instagram

What's The Real Difference Between CBD & THC? Here Are All Your Cannabinoid Questions, Answered by Gretchen Lidicker, mindbodygreen

Hemp vs. Marijuana: What Makes Hemp Different from Marijuana?, Ministry of Hemp

What's the Difference Between CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum CBD? by Aaron Cadena, Medium

4 Things to Look for When Buying CBD Medical Hemp Oil by Maryam Henein, Honey Colony

CBD Products Are Everywhere, but Is CBD Legal? Not Exactly by Cole Kazdin, Vice

Drug Scheduling, United States Drug Enforcement Agency

The Genius Life 26: Fixing Anxiety and Depression With Food | Drew Ramsey, MD

How Your Genes Influence Your Response to Cannabis, Weedmaps

Have You Heard Of The Endocannabinoid System? It Rules Your Anxiety, Headaches & Pain by Gretchen Lidicker, mindbodygreen

The Science of the Endocannabinoid System: How THC Affects the Brain and the Body, Scholastic

7 Things You Probably Didn't Know about the Endocannabinoid System by Tyler Strause, Medium

Unlocking the Secrets of the Microbiome by Jane E. Brody, The New York Times

Why the U.S. Made Marijuana Illegal by Becky Little, History

Scientists Genetically Engineer a Form of Gluten-Free Wheat by Yasemin Saplakoglu, Scientific American

3 Supplements mbg's Health Editor Keeps on Hand to Fight Inflammation by Gretchen Lidicker, mindbodygreen

The Surprising Way CBD Affects Your Brain Health by Gretchen Lidicker, mindbodygreen

Short Answers to Hard Questions About the Opioid Crisis by Josh Katz, The New York Times

Studies on CBD and Cancer, Project CBD

Understanding CBD: The Calming and Sleep Promoting Benefits of Cannabidiol by Michael J. Breus, The Sleep Doctor

Challenges and Barriers in Conducting Cannabis Research, The National Academy of Sciences

Coca-Cola Is Eyeing the Cannabis Market by Jen Skerritt and Craig Giammona, Forbes

PTSD and Pot: The Fight to Get Veterans Some Weed by Thor Benson, Rolling Stone

Dr. Kerklaan CBD Topicals

CW Hemp: Charlotte's Web Hemp Extract CBD Oil

Lord Jones

2Rise Naturals

7 Science-Based Benefits of MCT Oil by Sharon O' Brien, Healthline

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 28: Fat Loss Secrets from the Doctor Who Tried Everything | Paul Grewal, MD

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The Genius Life 28: Fat Loss Secrets from the Doctor Who Tried Everything | Paul Grewal, MD

Paul Grewal, MD is a board-certified internal medicine physician and co-author of the New York Times Best Seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life. He is a renowned expert on preventative health, with a focus on reversing diseases like type 2 diabetes, helping patients achieve weight loss goals, and hormone health.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Labs you can use to assess how your metabolic engine is running.

  • Why yo-yo dieting and counting calories only set you up for failure immersed in the modern food supply—and how Paul personally learned this the hard way.

  • What Paul thinks of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, which are a $25 billion-a-year business.

  • The number one thing you can do in the gym for better bone mineral density.

  • What it was like for Paul to spend months and months of his life co-writing a book with yours truly.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by Bonafide Provisions, purveyors of "obsessively crafted, traditionally made" organic and restorative bone broth. Head over to bonafideprovisions.com and use the code GENIUSBROTH to save 20 percent off your first order!

Resources from this episode:

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

Paul at Instagram

Paul at Facebook

Paul at Twitter

Hyperinsulinemia: Is It Diabetes? by M. Regina Castro, MD, The Mayo Clinic

CrossFit Hoboken

Paleo Diet: What Is It and Why Is It so Popular?, The Mayo Clinic

Yo-Yo Dieting Isn't Just Counterproductive—It Could Put You at Risk by Carrie Dennett, The Washington Post

A1C Test, The Mayo Clinic

Metabolic Syndrome Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

LDL & HDL: Good & Bad Cholesterol, CDC

Detoxing Your Liver: Fact Versus Fiction, Johns Hopkins Medicine

What Are the Liver Enzymes ALT and AST? by Charles Daniel, Verywell Health

The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide to Keto by by Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN, Healthline

Cortisol—Its Role in Stress, Inflammation, and Indications for Diet Therapy by Dina Aronson, MS, RD, Today's Dietician

Skinny Fat: The Hidden Dangers of Being Thin and Flabby by Alexandra Sifferlin, Time

5-Week Program for Progressive Overload by Maik Wiedenbach, Muscle & Fitness

Alan Thrall at YouTube

Dennis Hoop Integrative Fitness Training

To Lift or Not To Lift: Why Runners Should Strength Train by Michael Yessis, Runner's World

The Hidden Health Risks of Jogging by Jonathan Wells, The Independent

Kyphosis Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

10 Natural Ways to Build Healthy Bones by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE, Healthline

How 'Hyperpalatable' Foods Could Turn You into a Food Addict by George Dvorsky, io9

Continuous Glucose Monitoring—The First Four Weeks by Justin Lawler, Medium

If It Fits Your Macros by Brian Williamson, Ketovangelist

Intermittent Energy Restriction Improves Weight Loss Efficiency in Obese Men: The MATADOR Study by N.M. Byrne, A. Sainsbury, N.A. King, A.P. Hills & R.E. Wood, International Journal of Obesity

A Review of the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity by K.D. Hall, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Genetic Study Supports Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity by Dr. David Ludwig, Medium

Do Carbs Drive Obesity? With Evidence Inconclusive, Debate Continues by Andrew D. Bowser, Clinical Endocrinology News

Use Carbs to Fuel Your CrossFit Workouts by Paul Salter, MS, RD, Bodybuilding.com

The Genius Life 13: The Power of Time-Restricted Eating aka Intermittent Fasting | Satchin Panda

Redmond Real Salt

Exogenous Ketones (Use code THEGENIUSLIFE at checkout for 15 percent off!)

Paul and Max on The Today Show

Arrival

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine by J. Larry Jameson, Anthony S. Fauci, Dennis L. Kasper, Stephen L. Hauser, Dan L. Longo, and Joseph Loscalzo

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The Genius Life 27: What's the Deal with Chickpea Pasta? | Betches

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The Genius Life 27: What's the Deal with Chickpea Pasta? | Betches

Aleen Kuperman and Samantha Fishbein are the brilliant and hilarious minds behind Betches, the wildly popular blog and viral social media empire that covers everything from politics to celebrities to health and wellness. They are the co-hosts of Diet Starts Tomorrow, a health-focused podcast that has featured some of the top names in wellness (including yours truly).

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How Samantha and Aleen went from writing a private blog to running a thriving media empire with millions of followers and subscribers.

  • The three health secrets they've learned over dozens of interviews with best-selling authors and industry experts.

  • Why you're more likely to feel creative at home versus in the office.

  • The truth about healthy-labeled products like chickpea pasta.

  • How much salt you should really be using in your cooking.

  • 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:

Betches

Diet Starts Tomorrow

When's Happy Hour?: Work Hard so You Can Hardly Work by Betches

I Had a Nice Time and Other Lies...: How to Find Love & Sh*t like That by Betches by Betches

Nice Is Just a Place in France: How to Win at Basically Everything by Betches

Betches at Instagram

Samantha at Instagram

Aleen at Instagram

Betches at Facebook

Betches at Twitter

The Genius Life 20: The Hidden Secret to Getting Everything You Want | Craig Clemens

Trudeau Toss and Chop Salad Tongs

Mueller Large 5L Salad Spinner Vegetable Washer

Trader Joe's

Whole Foods

Erewhon Natural Foods

From House of Worship to House of Sin: The History of Chelsea's Limelight Building by Priya Krishna, Curbed New York

Like Sweetgreen? Avoid this Toxic Ingredient by Max Lugavere

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

Fairway

Costco

Instacart

Butcher Box

Thrive Market

Amazon

The Coconut Cult

U Up?

Cornell University

Runaway Jury

Careers At Betches

The Bachelor

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley's Wife Wrote This Letter about Injecting Him with LSD Right Before He Died by Tyler Fife, Plaid Zebra

The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Padmasambhava

The World's Most Extraordinary Homes

City in the Sky

Emirates' World's Longest Flight: How Do You Survive a 17-hour Flight? by Denise Hassanzade Ajiri, The Christian Science Monitor

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

Redmond Real Salt

How You Can Protect Your Skin from Your Phone: An Interview with Dr. Murad by Yi-di Ng, Female Magazine

Meet The 'Huge Fatty Salad,' Your Brain's New Best Friend by Kristen Aiken, HuffPost

Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins

Siete Family Foods Creates Grain-Free Tortillas and a Recipe for Success by Ana Sofía Peláez, NBC News

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 26: Fixing Anxiety and Depression With Food | Drew Ramsey, MD

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The Genius Life 26: Fixing Anxiety and Depression With Food | Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, MD is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a leading voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry's leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His recent book is called Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health and he is the creator of the Eat to Beat Depression e-course (use code MAX15 for 15% off).

Drew Ramsey, MD is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a leading voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry's leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His recent book is called Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health and he is the creator of the Eat to Beat Depression e-course (use code MAX15 for 15% off).

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • What the emerging world of nutritional psychiatry encompasses, the growing body of evidence surrounding its efficacy, and how Drew came to embrace it as his calling.

  • The surprising food that might well be considered nature's most potent multivitamin.

  • The benefits of certain psychiatric drugs under specific circumstances—and why we should never place a stigma on people who use them.

  • The pros and cons of the conversation surrounding veganism.

  • CBD, THC, psilocybin, social media, and why we're all so anxious these days.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by Bonafide Provisions, purveyors of "obsessively crafted, traditionally made" organic and restorative bone broth. Head over to bonafideprovisions.com and use the code GENIUSBROTH to save 20 percent off your first order!

Resources from this episode:

Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health by Drew Ramsey M.D.

The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body by Tyler G. Graham and Drew Ramsey M.D.

Fifty Shades of Kale: 50 Fresh and Satisfying Recipes That Are Bound to Please by Drew Ramsey M.D. and Jennifer Iserloh

Eat to Beat Depression e-course (use code MAX15 for 15% off)

Drew's website

The Brain Food Blog

Drew Ramsey at Instagram

Drew Ramsey at Facebook

Drew Ramsey at Twitter

The Genius Life 3: The Antidepressant Foods | Felice Jacka, PhD

A Randomised Controlled Trial of Dietary Improvement for Adults with Major Depression (The 'SMILES' Trial) by Felice Jacka et al., BMC Medicine

World's First Clinical Trial Shows Diet Fights Depression by Max Lugavere

Nutritional Psychiatry: Where to Next? by Felice N. Jacka, EBioMedicine

Understanding Atypical Depression: This Type of Depression Can Make You Feel so Tired That You Don't Want to Get out of Bed by Chris Iliades, MD, Everyday Health

Exercise and Pharmacotherapy in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder by B.M. Hoffman, M.A. Babyak, W.E. Craighead, A. Sherwood, P.M. Doraiswamy, M.J. Coons, and J.A. Blumenthal, Psychosomatic Medicine

Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power by Lisa Mosconi

Antidepressant Foods: An Evidence-based Nutrient Profiling System for Depression by Laura R. LaChance and Drew Ramsey, World Journal of Psychiatry

Zinc: An Antidepressant by Emily Deans M.D., Psychology Today

10 Best Food Sources of Zinc by Kelly Kennedy, RD, Everyday Health

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

The Complicated Life of Cedar-Apple Rust, the Alien Fungus by Katie Burke, The UnderStory

'Forest Bathing' Is Great for Your Health. Here's How to Do It by Qing Li, Time

Anxiety vs. Depression: How to Tell the Difference by Kathleen Smith, PhD, Psycom

11 Ways to Stop a Panic Attack by Ana Gotter, Healthline

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Symptoms and Causes, The Mayo Clinic

The Internet Apologizes: Even Those Who Designed Our Digital World Are Aghast at What They Created. A Breakdown of What Went Wrong—from the Architects Who Built It by Noah Kulwin, NYMag

Can Marijuana Trigger Schizophrenia? by Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes, Psychology Today

Studies on CBD and Schizophrenia, Project CBD

Avolition in Schizophrenia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment by Susan York Morris, Healthline

Patients Are Experimenting With Ketamine to Treat Depression by Ryan Loughlin, Wired

The Life-Changing Magic of Mushrooms by Olga Khazan, The Atlantic

Differences between EPA, DHA, and ALA, Always Omega-3s

What Are the Real Differences Between EPA and DHA? by Barry Sears Ph.D., Psychology Today

Vitamin B12 Fact Sheet, National Institutes of Health

Folate and Choline Interplay Investigated by Robert A. Jacob, Agricultural Research [via USDA]

Magnesium Fact Sheet, National Institutes of Health

Phytonutrients Reduce Blood Pressure & Inflammation, Dr. Axe

Is Veganism Good for Everyone? by Drew Ramsay

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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