The Genius Life

Max Lugavere

You don't have to be born a Genius to become one. Follow health and science journalist, New York Times bestselling author, TV personality and nutrition expert Max Lugavere as he speaks to the most insightful minds of our time about what it means to l...Show More
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57: How Psychedelics Might Fix Our Mental Health Crisis | Michael Pollan

1:02:07 | May 22nd

Michael Pollan is a celebrated journalist and the author of How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.
56: Cancer Free with Food | Liana Werner-Gray

42:40 | May 15th

Liana Werner-Gray is a holistic and natural-health advocate and the author of Cancer Free with Food: A Step-by-Step Plan with 100+ Recipes to Fight Disease, Nourish Your Body & Restore Your Health. After healing herself of cancer through embracing a ...Show More
55: When Your Boobs Are Trying to Kill You | Sarah Anne Stewart

38:55 | May 8th

Sarah Anne Stewart is a certified holistic health coach who connects people from all walks of life, strives to end body insecurity, and shows us how we can achieve the body we desire without shame or frustration by nurturing the mind.
54: Why It Pays to Suck at Something | Karen Rinaldi

55:47 | May 1st

Karen Rinaldi is the author of It's Great to Suck at Something: The Unexpected Joy of Wiping Out and What It Can Teach Us About Patience, Resilience, and the Stuff that Really Matters. She has worked in the publishing industry for over two decades. I...Show More
53: Why You're Probably Nutrient Deficient | Chris Masterjohn, PhD

1:14:09 | Apr 17th

Chris Masterjohn earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2012. He served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Il...Show More
52: Treating ADD Naturally | Vanessa Fitzgerald

51:30 | Apr 10th

Vanessa Fitzgerald (@VeesHoney) is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Health Coach. After a multi-year struggle with Adderall addiction, Vanessa shares her story with the tactics she used to break the addiction and enhance her focus naturally.
51: The Surprising Ways Alcohol is Ruining Your Life | James Swanwick

58:52 | Apr 3rd

James Swanwick is an Australian-American entrepreneur and activist who helps social drinkers reduce or quit alcohol. A former journalist, Swanwick has interviewed world leaders like Al Gore, champion athletes, and movie stars like Bradley Cooper. He ...Show More
50: Top Tactics for Fat Loss, Weight Gain, and Muscle Growth | Mind Pump

1:13:11 | Mar 27th

Mind Pump consists of 3 super smart fitness trainers; Sal DiStefano, Adam Schafer, and Justin Andrews, all dedicated to exposing the truth about fitness and the industry.
49: Low Protein for Better Health? | Steven Gundry, MD

1:00:47 | Mar 20th

Steven Gundry, MD is a former cardiac surgeon, a practicing physician, the New York Times best-selling author of "The Plant Paradox," and the author of the new book, "The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age."
48: How to Support Your Immune System | Matt Richtel

1:04:43 | Mar 13th

Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of the new book An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives.
47: Why Organic Food Tastes Better and Is Better for You | Bob Quinn, PhD

44:55 | Feb 27th

Bob Quinn is an organic farmer who holds a PhD in plant biochemistry. His new book is called Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food and it is available now for pre-order.
46: This Simple Skill Makes You Sexier and Healthier | Emily Fletcher

59:12 | Feb 20th

Emily Fletcher is a world-renowned meditation teacher, the creator of the Ziva meditation technique, and the founder of the groundbreaking zivaONLINE online meditation training e-course. She is also the author of Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditat...Show More
45: Why Your Sports Drink Sucks | Robin Shobin

41:15 | Feb 13th

Robin Shobin is the founder of Charlotte's Book, a beauty and wellness website, and Halo Sport, a new sports drink featuring the little-known amla berry. Learn why your sports drink sucks and what to do about it.
44: When Alzheimer's Hits Home | Michael Trainer

49:24 | Feb 6th

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.
43: Life's Greatest Mysteries Revealed | Craig Clemens

1:09:46 | Jan 30th

Craig Clemens is one of the top advertising copywriters in the world and, with a powerful understanding of human psychology, has influenced the health decisions of millions.
42: How Plastic is Wrecking Your Health | Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD

54:04 | Jan 24th

Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD is the Executive Director of the Endocrine Disruption Exchange, a science-based non-profit whose mission is to reduce the production and use of chemicals that interfere with healthy hormone function.
41: How to Fast for a Faster Metabolism | Jason Fung, MD

1:14:43 | Jan 16th

Jason Fung, MD is a Toronto-based nephrologist, obesity expert, and author of "The Obesity Code," "The Diabetes Code," and "The Complete Guide to Fasting." Learn how fasting can actually boost your metabolism, preserve muscle, fix obesity, and preven...Show More
40: Why You Need Bone Broth, With Recipes | Marco Canora

49:12 | Jan 2nd

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 and Terroir in New York and is also the founder of Brodo, a p...Show More
39: How the Food Industry Corrupts Science | Marion Nestle, PhD

52:32 | Dec 20th, 2018

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

39:18 | Dec 12th, 2018

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

59:48 | Dec 5th, 2018

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 ...Show More
36: The Psychedelic Origins of Christmas | Tero Isokauppila

36:47 | Nov 28th, 2018

Tero Isokauppila is a Finnish foraging expert, founder of medicinal mushroom company Four Sigmatic, and the author of Santa Sold Shrooms.
35: How Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar Can Harm Your Brain | David Perlmutter, MD

1:00:29 | Nov 21st, 2018

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

40:45 | Nov 14th, 2018

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.
33: How to Grow | Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD

50:30 | Oct 31st, 2018

Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD is a professor of psychology at Columbia University. He's also a columnist for Scientific American and the host of The Psychology Podcast. He studies creativity, intelligence, and humanistic psychology and focuses on how to r...Show More
32: Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill | James DiNicolantonio, PharmD

57:44 | Oct 24th, 2018

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 S...Show More
31: How to Buy the Best Extra-Virgin Olive Oil | Nicholas Coleman

48:55 | Oct 17th, 2018

Nicholas Coleman is one of the worlds few oleologists, meaning he's dedicated his life to the study of the olive and its oil. He's an advisor to Yale's Olive Institute, a globally-renowned lecturer, and the founder of Grove and Vine, a subscription-b...Show More
30: Coffee Enemas and Other Biohacks | Ben Greenfield

1:05:18 | Oct 10th, 2018

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 t...Show More
29: CBD Benefits and Buyer's Guide | Gretchen Lidicker

42:04 | Oct 4th, 2018

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

1:24:09 | Sep 26th, 2018

Paul Grewal, MD is a board-certified internal medicine physician and co-author of the New York Times best-selling book Genius Foods. He is a renowned expert on preventative health, with a focus on reversing diseases like type 2 diabetes, helping pati...Show More
27: What's the Deal with Chickpea Pasta? | Betches

1:00:51 | Sep 19th, 2018

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

57:10 | Sep 13th, 2018

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 Colum...Show More
25: The Anti-Alzheimer's Foods | Martha Clare Morris, ScD

39:09 | Sep 10th, 2018

Martha Clare Morris is the author of "Diet for the Mind" 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 investiga...Show More
24: The Guy Who Became Obese on Purpose | Drew Manning

35:54 | Aug 29th, 2018

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 ...Show More
23: The Benefits of Going Gluten Free | Nicole "NoBread" Cogan

49:27 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Nicole "NoBread" Cogan suffered from severe food allergies that made her chronically sick and affected her job. To cope, she created a blog called NoBread, focused on helping readers find gluten-free meals at restaurants around the world.
22: How to Eat and Live like a Rockstar | Matt Nathanson

1:10:41 | Aug 15th, 2018

Matt Nathanson is a platinum-selling singer/songwriter with such hits as "Come On Get Higher," "Faster," and "Headphones." He offers his take on how to feed the body and mind proper "nutrition" to stay sane in a hectic world. For links and show notes...Show More
21: The Healing Power of... Meat? | Crosby Tailor

1:01:04 | Aug 8th, 2018

Crosby Tailor and I discuss current dietary trends including the carnivore diet, veganism, the ketogenic diet (keto), and fruitarianism. Crosby Tailor is a low carb dessert chef, wellness expert, and fitness model.
20: The Hidden Secret To Getting Everything You Want | Craig Clemens

1:10:20 | Aug 1st, 2018

Craig Clemens is one of the top advertising copywriters in the world and, with a powerful understanding of human psychology, has influenced the health decisions of millions. In this episode, learn how to become a more impactful communicator and influ...Show More
19: How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape | Sal Di Stefano

1:02:50 | Jul 25th, 2018

Sal Di Stefano is one of the hosts of Mind Pump Radio and Mind Pump TV. By 19 he was managing health clubs and by 22 he owned his own gym. After 20 years as a personal trainer he has dedicated himself to bringing science and truth to the fitness indu...Show More
18: How to Have a Better Memory | Jim Kwik

58:41 | Jul 18th, 2018

Jim Kwik woke up in the hospital after suffering head trauma in kindergarten and thereafter experienced profound learning difficulties to the point that he was called "the boy with the broken brain" by his classmates. He's since dedicated his life to...Show More
17: How to Achieve Massive Success and Real Impact | Tom Bilyeu

53:32 | Jul 11th, 2018

Tom Bilyeu is the host of the massively popular YouTube series Impact Theory, Relationship Theory, and Health Theory. He is also the founder of Quest Nutrition, a nutritional supplement company with a $1 billion valuation.
16: The Nutrient That Makes Your Skin and Brain Younger | William Sears, MD

1:02:51 | Jul 4th, 2018

Dr. William Sears, MD is a Harvard-trained pediatrician who's written more than 40 best-selling books—including The Baby Book, which has sold more than a million copies—and countless articles on nutrition, parenting, and healthy aging. His most recen...Show More
15: Healing Traumatic Brain Injury with Food | Cavin Balaster

44:23 | Jun 27th, 2018

Cavin Balaster suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) seven years ago that led to a diffuse axonal injury (DAI), putting him in a coma with a less than 10 percent chance of recovery beyond a persistent vegetative state. But he woke up and recovered ...Show More
14: How to Heal Trauma, Fix Back Pain, and Poop Better | Aaron Alexander

1:03:11 | Jun 20th, 2018

Aaron Alexander is an accomplished manual therapist and movement coach with over 13 years of professional experience. He is the founder of the Align Movement, an integrated approach to functional movement and self-care that has helped thousands of pe...Show More
13: The Power of Time-Restricted Eating aka Intermittent Fasting | Satchin Panda, PhD

1:09:17 | Jun 13th, 2018

Dr. Satchin Panda is a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and one of the leading researchers in the areas of time-restricted eating and circadian biology and genetics. For full show notes, head to: More
12: How to Use Mushrooms for Better Health | Tero Isokauppila

40:19 | Jun 6th, 2018

Tero Isokauppila is a Finnish foraging expert, self-experimenter, founder of medicinal mushroom company Four Sigmatic, and one of the smartest cacao experts I know. He is also the author of Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using M...Show More
11: How to Quiet the Inner Critic and Experience More Wonder | Amber Rae

29:05 | May 30th, 2018

Amber Rae is is an author, artist, and speaker who has been described by mindbodygreen as "The Brené Brown of wonder." Her new book is Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential, and I personally think it would...Show More
10: How to Become a World-Changing Innovator | Melissa Schilling

54:05 | May 23rd, 2018

Melissa A. Schilling is the John Herzog Chair Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business, a world-renowned expert in innovation strategy, and author of Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Br...Show More
9: The Foods That Can Improve Your Smile | Steven Lin, DDS

39:06 | May 16th, 2018

Steven Lin is a passionate health educator applying functional dentistry to help people achieve whole body health, a TEDx speaker, and author of The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health. For...Show More
8: How Fasting Can Rebuild Your Immune System | Valter Longo, PhD

38:48 | May 9th, 2018

Valter Longo is a professor of gerontology and biological science at USC and Director of the USC Longevity Institute. He is one of the foremost researchers studying fasting—developing what he calls the Fasting Mimicking Diet—and is the author of The ...Show More
7: Why You Probably Need to Eat More Salt | James DiNicolantonio, PharmD

32:01 | Apr 17th, 2018

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 The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All ...Show More
6: The Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's | Amy Berger

44:31 | Apr 16th, 2018

Amy Berger is a certified nutrition specialist and nutritional therapy practitioner who holds a master's degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, and is the author of The Alzheimer's Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fi...Show More
5: Blueberries and Ketosis For A Better Brain | Robert Krikorian, PhD

59:27 | Apr 13th, 2018

Robert Krikorian is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and the director of the Cognitive Aging Program at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center. He is one of the lead researchers exploring ketogenic ...Show More
4: Fat Loss and Inflammation Hacks | Crosby Tailor

1:00:41 | Apr 13th, 2018

Crosby Tailor is a model, certified personal trainer, and chef known for his phenomenal ketogenic cookies and superfood desserts. I consider him one of my go-to experts when it comes to fat loss and exercise physiology; by the end of this episode, I'...Show More
3: The Antidepressant Foods | Felice Jacka, PhD

52:06 | Apr 4th, 2018

Felice Jacka is the director of Deakin University's Food and Mood Centre and founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR). She is an expert in the role of nutrition in mental health and has led studie...Show More
2: The 1 Hack That Changes Your Life | Sarah Anne Stewart

31:04 | Apr 4th, 2018

Sarah Anne Stewart is a certified holistic health coach who connects people from all walks of life, strives to end body insecurity, and shows us how we can achieve the body we desire without shame or frustration by nurturing the mind. For full show n...Show More
1: How To Meal Prep Like a Boss | Amanda Meixner

31:41 | Apr 4th, 2018

Amanda Meixner (@meowmeix on Instagram) is a widely popular meal prep and fitness fanatic who knows her way around an Instant Pot, doesn't shy away from egg controversy, understands that occasional indulgence in pizza is good for the soul, and may in...Show More