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About the Book
Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat, change the way you think about how your brain ages, and achieve optimal brain performance with this powerful new guide from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere.
After his mother was diagnosed with a mysterious form of dementia, Max Lugavere put his successful media career on hold to learn everything he could about the workings of the human brain and his mother’s condition. For the better half of a decade, he consumed the most up-to-date scientific research, talked to dozens of scientists and clinicians around the world, and visited the country’s very best neurology departments.
Now, in Genius Foods, Lugavere uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain health, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a healthy, balanced mood. He presents ground-breaking science and distills the latest research, including:
- How food is like software for our endlessly capable minds;
- How select nutrients can actually boost working memory and processing speed;
- How slowing down the cognitive aging process is just as much about the foods you omit from your diet as the superfoods that you consume;
- And how easy it is to modulate the quality of your thoughts and mood by food.
In the vein of groundbreaking bestsellers such as David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain, Tim Ferriss’ Four Hour Body, and Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Diet, Genius Foods presents a comprehensive, practical roadmap to optimizing the brain’s health and performance today—and decades into the future.
“Genius Foods breaks down and connects cutting-edge topics like dementia prevention and gut health with humor, optimism, and ample enthusiasm. Max Lugavere excels at making the complex subject of nutrition one that anyone can follow and apply in their own lives.” —Maria Shriver, award-winning journalist and founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s
“Max Lugavere has pursued a personal mission to learn and educate others in the increasingly-concerning issue of dementia and cognitive decline. In Genius Foods, he has compiled the most masterful summary of nutritional science relevant to brain health that I have ever read. Heartfelt, readable, and real, Max cuts through the misinformation that characterizes conventional dietary advice and comes to conclusions that are unexpected and powerful. If you are interested in preventing cognitive decline and dementia, Max’s book is an absolute must read.” —William Davis, MD, Author of the Wheat Belly series and Undoctored
“Genius Foods is the result of pure genius, in the form of Max Lugavere! In one wonderfully readable book, Max has distilled usually hard-to-grasp scientific principles into a useable guide to everyday food and lifestyle choices that make maximizing your brain health (not to mention the rest of your body) an enjoyable and easy-to-accomplish daily feat. Take my advice and read this book!” —Steven R. Gundry, MD, Medical Director, The Centers for Restorative Medicine, and author of the New York Times bestseller The Plant Paradox and Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution
“The human brain doesn’t come with an owner’s manual, but Genius Foods comes close—except that it’s also fun to read, and written in a way that anyone can understand. Lugavere has done a great job of distilling the best-available evidence to fix or prevent a broken brain, while also bringing important new ideas to light.” —Mark Hyman, MD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
“Genius Foods can help you reset your mental agility, cope with stress, battle brain fog, and even smack back dementia. What are you waiting for?” —Mehmet Oz, MD, Professor, Columbia University
“Max Lugavere has magnificently accomplished the task of bringing the leading edge of brain science to the table—literally. Genius Foods rightly portrays what we choose to eat as representing the most influential decision we make in terms of brain function as well as resistance to disease. Lugavere empathetically guides the reader to dietary choices that will clearly pave the way for a better brain.” —David Perlmutter, MD, Author, #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and Brain Maker