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

The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology (& The Real Research on WiFi Health, Cell Phones, Dirty Electricity & More), The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast with Nicolas Pineault

SleepStream 2 Sound Therapy

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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The Genius Life 25: The Anti-Alzheimer's Foods | Martha Clare Morris, ScD

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The Genius Life 25: The Anti-Alzheimer's Foods | Martha Clare Morris, ScD

Martha Clare Morris is the co-author of Diet for the MIND: The Latest Science on What to Eat to Prevent Alzheimer's and Cognitive Decline and the Director of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging and the MIND Center for Brain Health at Rush University in Chicago. She is the Principal Investigator of multiple studies that investigate dietary risk factors for the development of Alzheimer's disease, cognitive decline, and other common chronic conditions of older people.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • What the MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) Diet is and how has it been instrumental in slashing the risk of Alzheimer's disease in those following it by up to 53 percent.

  • The vitamins that directly protect neurons and are associated with slower cognitive decline and lower risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.

  • The specific foods endorsed by the MIND diet, along with Dr. Morris' methodology for including them.

  • A trick to incorporate healthy but calorie-dense nuts into your diet so you aren't tempted to overconsume them.

  • Why it was so hard to get research funding when Dr. Morris began her work, and what voters can do to ensure there's funding for her work to continue.

  • 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:

Diet for the MIND: The Latest Science on What to Eat to Prevent Alzheimer's and Cognitive Decline by Dr. Martha Clare Morris

Rush Institute for Healthy Aging

MIND Center for Brain Health at Rush University

Dr. Morris' published research work at ResearchGate

Dr. Morris at Twitter

Saturated Fat Could Be Good for You, Study Suggests by Ingrid Hagerup, ScienceDaily

Vitamin E Fact Sheet, National Institutes of Health

The Use of Vitamin E in the Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease by N. Farina, D. Llewellyn, M. Isaac, and N Tabet, Cochrane

The MIND Diet: A Detailed Guide for Beginners by Keith Pearson, PhD, RD, Healthline

High Anthocyanin Intake Is Associated With a Reduced Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Young and Middle-Aged Women by Aedin Cassidy, Kenneth J. Mukamal, Lydia Liu, Mary Franz, A. Heather Eliassen, and Eric B. Rimm, Circulation

One Serving of Leafy Greens a Day May Slow Brain Aging by 11 Years, Rush University Medical Center

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 24: The Guy Who Became Obese on Purpose | Drew Manning

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The Genius Life 24: The Guy Who Became Obese on Purpose | Drew Manning

Drew Manning is a personal trainer, fitness expert, and the host of The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience podcast. Wanting to better understand the needs and struggles of his overweight clients, Drew decided to walk a mile in their shoes. He became temporarily obese, gaining 75 pounds in just over six months. Then he set out to lose the weight, realizing profound truths about how we lose weight, especially when contending with the modern food supply.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How, at eight percent body fat, Drew followed through with a "crazy idea" to gain 75 pounds in six months as a way to empathize with his overweight clients—and two-thirds of adults in the United States.

  • What Drew did to gain those extra pounds and then lose them over the course of another six months.

  • The cheap, unhealthy meals and snacks Drew ate growing up in a family of 11 kids, and what it was like to revisit them with an adult's metabolism.

  • What Drew noticed about his energy level, sleep habits, and the extra effort it took to do everyday things he took for granted on his climb toward obesity.

  • Why Drew is glad he was talked out of living overweight for a year, the health problems he encountered just from six months of approaching obesity, and what he learned about developing an emotional connection to unhealthy food and the willpower required to reject it.

  • 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:

Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose by Drew Manning and Bradley Ryan Pierce

The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience podcast

Fit to Fat to Fit on A&E

Fit to Fat to Fit on Lifetime

Fit2Fat2Fit at Instagram

Fit2Fat2Fit at Facebook

Fit2Fat2Fit at YouTube

Fit2Fat2Fit at Twitter

The Esalen Hot Springs in Big Sur

Burning Man

Super Size Me

A video showing Drew's typical daily diet while gaining weight.

8 Steps to Reversing Diabesity by Mark Hyman, MD

Coffee: Should You Drink It? by Max Lugavere, Facebook

F2F2F Keto Diet with Drew Manning

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 23: The Benefits of Going Gluten Free | Nicole "NOBREAD" Cogan

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The Genius Life 23: The Benefits of Going Gluten Free | Nicole "NOBREAD" Cogan

Nicole Cogan is the founder and CEO of NOBREAD, a guide to gluten-free recipes and restaurants with product features, travels, and wellness tips that was inspired by the discovery nine years ago that she is allergic to all things gluten. Nicole demonstrates daily that you don't have to let such an allergy keep you from enjoying everything the world has to offer.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How Nicole kept careful track of restaurant meals on a spreadsheet as a personal way to dine out with financial clients on Wall Street without causing a scene when it came time to order—and without getting sick.

  • How this Excel spreadsheet evolved into NOBREAD as a way to help others on a similar path during a time when "gluten-free" wasn't yet a familiar concept in the mainstream.

  • How gluten sneaks into weird places you wouldn't expect—like the vinegar sometimes used to make rice sticky for sushi.

  • How Nicole finally discovered her allergy to gluten after a childhood and young adulthood spent in and out of hospitals.

  • How Nicole recommends you might pinpoint and eliminate gluten and other trouble substances from your diet if you suspect you suffer from an allergy or more severe condition like Celiac disease.

  • 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:

NOBREAD

Nicole at Instagram

Nicole at Twitter

Avra

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

House

Celiac Disease: 14 Things You Need to Know by Jessica Migala, Health

Enjoy Life Foods

Nature's Path Honey'd Corn Flakes

Erewhon Natural Foods

Great White Venice

Four Cafe

Moon Juice

Bluestone Lane

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

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

Matt Nathanson is a platinum-selling recording artist with a number of hit songs under his belt including Come On Get Higher, Faster, Headphones, and more. His new album, Sings His Sad Heart, is due October 5th. Aside from being a mega musical talent and genuinely good guy, he wields a fierce intellect that you'll experience in this wide-ranging interview.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Matt's secret obsession with health and the impact food has on his happiness and creativity.

  • How to cultivate love and empathy for yourself and others and why these two emotions are not just the keys to a better work, but a healthier body.

  • How Matt is raising his daughter to appreciate quality nutrition in all aspects of life (not just food).

  • Why he considers news media to be a form of empty calories.

  • Why eating well on tour is so much easier now than it used to be.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Genuine Health, a Toronto-based supplement company committed to helping others achieve optimum health—naturally. Check out what they can do for you here and use code MAXL20 to save 20 percent off!

Resources from this episode:

Pre-order Matt's new album: Sings His Sad Heart

Matt's website

Matt's music

Matt at Instagram

Matt at Facebook

Matt at Twitter

The Gluten-Free Folk Singer by Matt Rodbard, Food Republic

The Beginner's Guide to Intermittent Fasting by James Clear

Shingles, Mayo Clinic

There But For the Grace of God, Go I, Quote Investigator

A Brief History of USDA Food Guides

Economic Inequality: It's Far Worse Than You Think by Nicholas Fitz, Scientific American

Naval Ravikant: The Angel Philosopher on Investing, Making Decisions, Happiness and the Meaning of Life, The Knowledge Project Episode 18

6 Keys for Narcissists to Change Toward the Higher Self by Preston Ni, 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 21: The Healing Power of... Meat? | Crosby Tailor

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

Crosby Tailor is a low carb dessert chef, wellness expert, and fitness model with an incredible intuition for nutrition, exercise, and self experimentation. He returns to the show (check out his last appearance here) to discuss, dissect, and mythbust current dietary trends including the carnivore diet, veganism, the ketogenic (keto) diet, and fruitarianism.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • What the carnivore diet is, what research suggests about its health benefits, and my informed guess about why this extreme diet might actually be working.

  • The ins and outs of veganism and how to approach such a diet in a way that minimizes the chances of digestive mishaps.

  • If you need to attain perpetual ketosis for the ketogenic diet to work.

  • Crosby's daily routine that helps him hover around eight percent body fat while maintaining high performance in the gym.

  • How you might determine which diet is right for you.

  • 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:

Tailord Life

Crosby at Instagram

Crosby at Twitter

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

Structure and Function: Heat Shock Proteins and Adaptive Immunity by Babak Javid, Paul A. MacAry, and Paul J. Lehner, The Journal of Immunology

Shawn Baker's Carnivore Diet

Hormesis: 4 Ways Stress Makes You Stronger by Dennis Buckley, Natural Stacks

Mikhaila Peterson: Can The Carnivore Diet Cure Chronic Suffering?, Josh Peck Disclosure

The Evidence for a Vegan Diet by James McWilliams, The Atlantic

Sarcopenia: 10 Keys to Keep Your Muscle Mass Up as You Age, Dr. Axe

The Health Advantage of a Vegan Diet: Exploring the Gut Microbiota Connection by Marian Glick-Bauer and Ming-Chin Yeh, Nutrients

Enzymedica Digest Gold with ATPro, High Potency Enzymes for Optimal Digestive Support

The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide to Keto, Healthline

Hacking Your Sweet Tooth with Crosby Tailor, Bulletproof Radio 355

Next|Health

Bulletproof Coffee

In Vitro Evaluation of Antifungal Activity of Monolaurin Against Candida Albicans Biofilms by Dalia Seleem et al., Peer J

Monolaurin: Benefits, Dosage, and Side Effects, Healthline

Polar Minerals, Premier Research Labs

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

Inside the Strange World of 'Fruitarians,' Who Only Eat Raw Fruit by Emily Marthe, Broadly

trusii H2 (Hydrogen Water)—use code CROSBY for 30 percent 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 20: The Hidden Secret To Getting Everything You Want | Craig Clemens

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

Craig Clemens is one of the most successful advertising copywriters in the world. He's created videos views by hundreds of millions of people online using a unique form of messaging that we're going to dive into today. He's built many of the most successful consumer brands in the health space and he's even the guy responsible for naming this podcast The Genius Life!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Simple ways to supercharge your communication skills and powers of influence regardless of your profession.

  • How to grab attention and ensure your message is heard by your intended audience rather than skipped over in favor of the next convenient distraction.

  • The value of social proof—why it's so important for you to leave ratings and reviews on social media for, say, your favorite podcasters and content creators.

  • How to write an "about me" page that people will actually care about (and how not to write one).

  • A story Craig has never told anyone (not even his parents) about how he really passed his high school English class.

  • And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Genuine Health, a Toronto-based supplement company committed to helping others achieve optimum health—naturally. Check out what they can do for you here and use code MAXL20 to save 20 percent off!

Resources from this episode:

Golden Hippo

Craig at Medium

Craig at Instagram

Craig at Twitter

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

5 Steps That Took Tai Lopez From Rags To Riches by Brian Rashid, Forbes

Every James Bond Opening Sequence, Ranked by Jeremy Glass, Thrillist

The Dark Knight Rises Opening Scene

The Sam Markowitz Group

Julius Dein at Instagram

Double Your Dating by David DeAngelo

Catch Him and Keep Him by Christian Carter

John Carlton

Yanik Silver

Why it Pays to Be Hungry by Les Brown, Goalcast

Eugene Schwartz's 8 Rules of Great Copywriting, Mindvalley Insights

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got: 21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition by Jay Abraham

The Pomodoro Technique: The Acclaimed Time-Management System That Has Transformed How We Work by Francesco Cirillo

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini

The Gary Halbert Letter

Opportunity by Eben Pagan

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 19: How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape | Sal Di Stefano

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

Sal Di Stefano is a co-host of top health and fitness podcast Mind Pump Radio. He's a certified personal trainer and gym owner with more than 20 years of experience helping thousands of clients to lose weight and get in shape.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How much protein you really need to grow and maintain lean mass, and the importance of protein consumption timing.

  • Why traditional split routines might not be an efficient use of your time in the gym, and what Sal claims is a much better alternative.

  • How steady state cardio like running on a treadmill can actually cause your body to lose muscle and put on more fat.

  • Fasting as it pertains to weight training.

  • Separating muscle building myths from reality.

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:

Sal's Blog

Sal at Facebook

Sal at Instagram

Mind Pump Radio

Mind Pump TV

Free Mind Pump Resources

Recipe: How To Make Bulletproof Coffee, Bulletproof Blog

Cardio Sucks for Fat Loss by Sal Di Stefano

7 Signs and Symptoms You Have Leaky Gut Syndrome by Dr. Axe

A Complete Guide On Prohormones, Consumer Health Digest

IIFYM - Counting Your Macros Is F*CKING Up Your Health! | Nutrition Facts + Advice (Jason Phillips)

Mind Pump Radio Episode 620: Chris Kresser on the Chronic Disease Equation, the Potato Hack for Fat Loss

Resistance Training Exercises: Benefits, Definition & Examples

Mind Pump Radio Episode 497: Reverse Dieting to Speed Up Metabolism (Kimera Quah)

The Myth of Optimal Protein Intake by Sal Di Stefano, Mind Pump

Mind Pump Radio Episode 336: The Benefits Of Fasting

What Are Branched-Chain Amino Acids? by Dr. Mercola

MAPS Split

15 Fitness Tips From 1800s Bodybuilder Eugen Sandow That Are Still Good Today by Jake Rossen, Mental Floss

Why Can't I Gain More Muscle? by  Jeremiah Bair, Mind Pump

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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