#203 Look after your brain and live longer with Max Lugavere

05 Jul 2023

Max Lugavere is on the podcast today, somebody I’ve listened to and watched for many years on social media and whilst our opinions don’t converge on everything to do with nutrition, I think these sorts of discussions with influential personalities online are really useful and productive.

I think Max is doing a great job of pushing the agenda on what could be described as the silent epidemic. As many of you know, Max’s mother was given a diagnosis of dementia around 10 years ago, and he devoted his life to her care thereafter. 

He has since gone on to write multiple books on the subject of nutrition and health as a journalist and more recently has launched a documentary, the trailer for which you can see at www.littleemptyboxes.com and I challenge you to watch it and not get emotional. It will be gripping viewing that painfully documents the slow decline of his mother, but honestly depicts what millions of people and their families have to experience around the world. And if there’s ever been a time to wake up to the impact of prevention, particularly in the UK as alzheimer’s is our number 1 cause of death, it’s certainly now.

We talk about foods to avoid and why, the egg debate, plus exercise benefits and how to start looking after your brain today.

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REFERENCES

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GUEST: Max Lugavere

Max Lugavere is a top health podcaster, wellness journalist, filmmaker, and author. He wrote The New York Times bestseller Genius Foods and The Wall Street Journal bestseller Genius Kitchen. From 2005-2011, Lugavere was a journalist for Al Gore’s Current TV.

Lugavere appears regularly on The Rachael Ray Show and The Doctors. He has contributed to VICE, Fast Company, CNN, and more. NBC Nightly News, The Today ShowPBS’ Brief But Spectacular, The New York Times, Fox News, The Joe Rogan Experience, and People Magazine have prominently featured Lugavere.

He is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others.

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