n. The art and science of optimizing the body and mind with systems thinking.
Max is one of the foremost experts combining the latest technology with evidence-based nutrition and the wisdom of the ages to radically upgrade the modern human for increased creativity, productivity and wellbeing. He recently keynoted the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe's premier conference on biohacking, and has given talks on "hacking" the brain at Soho House in NYC and LA and Equinox's 2016 High Performance Living Symposium.
1 in 7 younger people complain of memory problems. And, as the first generation expected to reach the age of 90, half of all millennials are at risk for developing dementia. It is an unprecedented economic drain with rates expected to explode in the coming years, but for the first time in history, there is hope. Max is a leading lecturer on the topic of dementia prevention, able to distill the latest science on how food and lifestyle (like sleep, exercise, and even temperature) can modulate risk for cognitive decline. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, on NBC Nightly News, and has lectured at the New York Academy of Sciences, University of Illinois' Center for Nutrition, Learning and Memory, and is a visiting teacher at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
More than 300 million people are now living with depression, which is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. Stress runs rampant, with your average millennial missing one entire night of sleep per month due to stress. Max explores the toll that these factors take on our mental health, including our industrial diets, chronic stress, and sleep debt. As an expert on the role of food in brain function, Max distills the latest science linking our choices (including specific foods) to how we feel, along with easy and practical tactics to combat stress and improve wellbeing. Audiences walk away inspired and equipped with highly actionable steps that they can take to support a happier, less anxious, and more resilient brain.
New York Times best-selling author Max Lugavere is a premium speaker and has given keynote talks for audiences ranging from dozens to mulitple thousands. Equal parts inspiring, funny, and informative with mind-blowing science, your team members will walk away empowered and motivated to make changes in their lives, benefiting all around them including the organization itself.
Here's a small selection of events Max has appeared at:
Biohacker Summit (keynote)
South by Southwest 2018
University of Illinois Center for Nutrition, Learning & Memory
Equinox High Performance Living Symposium
New York Academy of Arts and Sciences
Institute for Integrative Nutrition