The Genius Life

Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary
by Max Lugavere | 288 pages

Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, TV personality and health and science journalist. This book is a distillation of his research into how to “Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary.” Big Ideas we explore include rule #1 of getting your genius on: Don't fork around! (Aka it starts with food), Carpe (Circa) Diem! (remember to honor rhythms), when to eat (timing is everything!), move your body (to get your mind right), and get your sleep (and get your genius on!).


“These forces gang up, overwhelming our bodies and leaving us anxious, depressed, and unwell. What’s worse, we’ve come to believe that it’s normal to be tired all the time; that chronic stress, anxiety, depression, and distraction are par for the course; that feeling bloated, fat, and weak is somehow how we’re meant to feel. This state of affairs isn’t natural, however. It’s shortening our life spans and robbing us of our loved ones. And when it becomes unbearable enough, we self-medicate with food, drugs, reckless behavior, and, worst of all, apathy. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

The good news is that many of the environmental factors that are making us sick fall under our control. We can restore our health by reengineering our habits and our habitats to resemble the environment in which human beings have evolved to thrive. This is what I call living a Genius Life, and it’s accessible to everyone.

In the words of John F. Kennedy, the time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. I was shocked to learn that dementia often begins in the brain decades before the first symptom. Even Parkinson’s disease reveals itself late: by the time you experience your first symptom, at least half of the associated brain cells are already dead. In truth, none of the conditions we fear most—including cancer and heart disease—develop overnight. To stand any chance at beating them, you must be proactive about your health. I wrote this book to help you build a strong, healthy, and resilient body, laying the groundwork for better health today, and for years to come.”

~ Max Lugavere from The Genius Life

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

His mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at a young age—which led him to his “noble aim” of understanding the root causes of the disease, which led him to create a documentary called Bread Head.

Now, I can’t type “Bread Head” without thinking about neurologist-nutritionist David Perlmutter’s book called Grain Brain.

As it turns out, Dr. Perlmutter wrote a testimonial for this book. (Along with a number of other authors we’ve featured including Mark Hyman and Steven Gundry.)

Dr. Perlmutter gives us a great overview: “The Genius Life makes crystal clear the fact that physical degeneration is anything but happenstance. As Max Lugavere reveals, each of us, through choices we make, are architects of our health destiny. These pages present the very best recommendations, culled from our most well-respected medical research, that empower the reader with the tools to positively affect their own future.”

Max is also the author of the bestselling book Genius Foods and the host of The Genius Life podcast. This book is a distillation of his research into how to “Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary.” (Get a copy here.)

It’s packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites we can apply to our lives TODAY, so let’s jump straight in!

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About the author

Authors

Max Lugavere

New York Times Bestselling author of GENIUS FOODS and THE GENIUS LIFE. Host of THE GENIUS LIFE podcast. Interested in health, performance & longevity.