Max Lugavere

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  • Health and Science Journalist
  • New York Times Bestselling Author, 'Genius Foods'
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Health and science journalist and New York Times bestselling author Max Lugavere shares the secrets of wellness through nutrition and boosting mental health to achieve extraordinary performance. Lugavere is the author of the New York Times bestseller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, a cutting-edge guide to supporting peak performance through dietary and lifestyle choices, which has been published in numerous languages. His book The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary focuses on strengthening mental wellness and resilience, and his new cookbook Genius Kitchen was an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller and has been featured in Forbes and on PBS NewsHour. Lugavere leverages his background as a creative to spread his powerful message of health literacy, and he is an internationally sought-after speaker, giving talks for groups like SXSW, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others.

Lugavere appears regularly on The Dr. Oz ShowThe Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors, and has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast CompanyCNN, and the Daily Beast, and he is the creator and host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life. Lugavere offers practical takeaways and inspiring insights for brain health, developing resilience, and making health-positive choices in one-of-a-kind events for audiences of all kinds.

 

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Genius Foods for a Smarter, Happier, Healthier Brain

Discover powerful “Genius Foods” for optimal brain health to boost brain performance and help prevent cognitive aging. ...

Discover powerful “Genius Foods” for optimal brain health to boost brain performance and help prevent cognitive aging.

Hacking Your Environment to Achieve Extraordinary Performance

The modern environment can lead to stress, malaise, and sickness costing us life and productivity. Discover key tactics for molding your environment to suit your biological needs so you’ll feel happier and more productive immediately. ...

The modern environment can lead to stress, malaise, and sickness costing us life and productivity. Discover key tactics for molding your environment to suit your biological needs so you’ll feel happier and more productive immediately.

Workplace Wellness: Brain and Mental Health Hacks for an Undeniable Edge

Mental health is on the decline and workplace burnout is epidemic. Discover key tricks including specific foods and lifestyle practices involving nature, light and temperature that can profoundly boost mental vigilance, resilience, and fortitude. ...

Mental health is on the decline and workplace burnout is epidemic. Discover key tricks including specific foods and lifestyle practices involving nature, light and temperature that can profoundly boost mental vigilance, resilience, and fortitude.

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<p><strong>Nutrition expert Max Lugavere is revolutionizing our relationship to brain health through food</strong></p>

Nutrition expert Max Lugavere is revolutionizing our relationship to brain health through food

Longtime health and science journalist and New York Times bestselling author MAX LUGAVERE is passionate about empowering people to feel better through health-positive choices. When Lugavere’s mother was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia, he began studying the relationship between nutrition and brain health in an effort to support her, becoming an expert along the way. Eventually, he released his groundbreaking New York Times bestseller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, a cutting-edge guide to supporting peak performance through dietary and lifestyle choices. In demand for appearances on NBC Nightly News, The Rachael Ray Show, The Dr. Oz Show, among many others, Lugavere champions his powerful message of health literacy. Leveraging his background as a creative, he uses storytelling to convey complex science that has the potential to change our lives, one lifestyle choice at a time.

With the release of his latest book, Genius Kitchen – a Wall Street Journal bestselling cookbook of recipes and practical kitchen advice – Lugavere has been highly sought after for media appearances on The Today Show, PBS NewsHour, and numerous podcasts including Trust and Believe with Shaun T as well as Ancient Health. He is the creator and host of his own podcast, The Genius Life, which is consistently ranked #1 in Health on iTunes. Speaking internationally for events with groups like SXSW, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, Lugavere offers practical takeaways and inspiring insights for brain health, developing resilience, and fostering mental wellness that leave audiences feeling empowered to take care of themselves and live longer, healthier lives.

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Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and 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.

Lugavere appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Showthe Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast CompanyCNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine. 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. 

From 2005-2011, Lugavere was a journalist for Al Gore’s Current TV. He lives in New York City and Los Angeles.