In this episode, we dive into the best and most affordable ways to supercharge your brain health, prevent Alzheimer's Disease, overcome depression through nutrition, and resist a sedentary lifestyle even when you're too lazy to move. With a relatable tone, Max breaks down the connection between cognitive health and cardiovascular health, how critical sunlight exposure is to our circadian biology, what technology is doing to our IQ, and why it's necessary to see food as medicine if you want to build and maintain a healthier eating habit.
Max Lugavere is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life," published in 8 languages around the globe. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. His newest book "Genius Kitchen" is available for pre-order now.
What we discuss:
0:00 - Introduction to Max Lugavere
2:00 - How his mom’s diagnosis changed his entire life
7:00 - Is dementia a genetic destiny?
12:40 - Is technology destroying our IQ?
18:00 - #1 Tip to optimize your cognitive function
22:00 - The power of diet & exercise in treating depression & hypertension
28:00 - How to prevent social media from damaging your brain health
31:00 - Strategies to keep your brain sharper every day
45:00 - Does being physically frail make you more at risk of dementia?
48:00 - All about "Genius Kitchen"
53:00 - Foods for dementia prevention + healthiest sources of protein
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