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Author: Max Lugavere

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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 live like a Genius.
174 Episodes
Sergey Young is a longevity investor and visionary with a mission to extend healthy lifespans of at least one billion people. To do this, Sergey founded Longevity Vision Fund to accelerate life extension breakthroughs and make longevity affordable and accessible to all. Sergey is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR) and the Development Sponsor of Age Reversal XPRIZE global competition designed to cure aging. He is the author of The Science and Technology of Growing Young: An Insider's Guide to the Breakthroughs That Will Dramatically Extend Our Lifespan...and What You Can Do Right Now, coming in August and available for pre-order now! Full show notes:
Aubrey Marcus is the founder of Onnit, host of the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, founder of the Fit For Service Fellowship, and the author of Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex. Full show notes:
Mark Hyman, MD is a board-certified physician, a leader in the field of functional medicine, host of The Doctor's Farmacy podcast, and author of several New York Times bestselling books. His latest offering is The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World. Full show notes:
Sal Di Stefano co-hosts 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 industry. In fact, he considers himself a "fitlosopher!" Now, he adds "author" to the resume with the publication of his first book: The Resistance Training Revolution: The No-Cardio Way to Burn Fat and Age-Proof Your Body―in Only 60 Minutes a Week! Full show notes:
Dr. Amy Shah is a double board-certified MD with an undergraduate degree with honors from Cornell in Nutrition, medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, then further research and residency training at the Harvard Hospitals, and advanced training at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Immunology/Allergy. She is the author of I'm So Effing Tired: A Proven Plan to Beat Burnout, Boost Your Energy, and Reclaim Your Life, out now! Full show notes:
Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, human connection, and decision making. Jon specializes in applying the latest research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and culture. He is also an author; his latest book is You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence. Full show notes: 
Dr. David Rabin is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist, and inventor who studies resilience and the impact of chronic stress in our day-to-day lives at The Apollo Clinic. He specializes in treatment-resistant mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychosomatic disorders, personality disorders, chronic pain disorders, insomnia, and substance use disorders using minimal and non-invasive treatment strategies. Full show notes: 
Dr. Carlos Jaramillo is the founder and director of the Institute for Functional Medicine in Bogotá, Colombia, focusing on nutrition as a causal and therapeutic axis of multiple acute and chronic diseases. Carlos is the author of Colombian bestsellers El Milagro Metabólico (The Metabolic Miracle) and El Milagro Antiestrés (The Anti-Stress Miracle). Full show notes:  Join my new community at Locals for exclusive content and ad-free bonus episodes of the show:
Ryan Glatt, MS, CPT, NBHWC is a trainer and brain-health coach with over a decade of experience in the health & fitness industry. He currently works alongside clinicians and researchers to study the effects of cognitively-enhanced and comprehensive exercise plans at the Pacific Brain Health Center. Ryan has pursued education from the Amen Clinics, The BrainFirst Training Institute, the Neuroscience Academy, the Academy for Brain Health & Performance and, the Master's of Applied Neuroscience program at King's College of London. Full show notes: Join my members only community for exclusive content:
Dr. Becky Campbell is a functional medicine doctor specializing in thyroid and hormone health, histamine intolerance, hormone-healthy skin care and makeup, and exercise intolerance. She is the co-host of the Health Babes Podcast and author of The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan and The 4-Phase Histamine Reset Plan. Full show notes: Join my new community and become a supporter for ad-free episodes of the show!
Dr. Kien Vuu is a concierge performance and longevity physician specializing in human optimization and regenerative medicine. He is the host of the Thrive State Podcast and author of Thrive State: Your Blueprint for Optimal Health, Longevity, and Peak Performance. Full show notes: Join my exclusive community at Locals (good vibes only!):
Scott Barry Kaufman is a humanistic psychologist and cognitive scientist interested in the development of intelligence, creativity, and personality. He applies a variety of perspectives to come to a richer understanding and appreciation of all kinds of minds and ways of achieving greatness. He has taught courses on intelligence, creativity, and well-being at Columbia University, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. And his latest book, Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization, is out now. Join my exclusive community on Locals for early and ad-free episodes of the show!
Crosby Tailor is a nutritionist, fitness expert, grain and sugar-free dessert chef, and gut health advocate. Get official Genius Life merch! Hoodies, socks, and more. Wear your love loud and proud: Join my exclusive community:
Dr. Christian Gonzalez is a naturopathic doctor who earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Rutgers University and his Medical Doctorate at the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and is currently working at a holistic and integrative medicine center in California. He is the co-founder of The Swell Score, and host of the Heal Thy Self podcast. Full show notes:  
Ed Mylett is a global speaker, serial entrepreneur, host of podcast The Ed Mylett Show, and one of the most influential life and business strategists in the world. He is also the best-selling author of #MaxOut Your Life: Strategies for Becoming an Elite Performer. Full show notes: 
Drew Ramsey, MD is a psychiatrist, farmer, and author of Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety: Nourish Your Way to Better Mental Health in Six Weeks. 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 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the creator of the Eat to Beat Depression e-course (use code MAX15 for 15% off). Full show notes: Also check out our The Genius Life exclusive merch -!
Danielle Walker is the author of the New York Times bestselling cookbook Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when she was 22, Danielle realized that she needed to make dietary changes to end her suffering. She removed grains, lactose, and legumes from her diet, and started her blog to help others suffering from similar ailments continue to enjoy food. Full show notes: 
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think, Learn, Succeed, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, and many more. Her latest book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking, is out now. Full show notes:
Luke Storey is a motivational speaker, kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, world-class biohacker, host of The Life Stylist Podcast, and founder of the world's premier online fashion school for stylists, School of Style, which he founded in 2008. Luke has spent the past 23 years developing and refining the ultimate wellness lifestyle, based on the most transformative principles of primal health and ancient spiritual practices, while at the same time embracing the most cutting-edge natural healing and consciousness-expanding technologies. Full show notes:
Dr. Will Cole specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems, and has been named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation. Dr. Cole is the host of The Art of Being Well, and has co-hosted The Goopfellas Podcast and Keto Talk. He is also the bestselling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum and the upcoming Intuitive Fasting, in which he shows us how to use the powerful benefits of flexible intermittent fasting to gain metabolic flexibility and find food peace. Full show notes:
Comments (38)

Clayton Diebert

perfectly splendid podcast

Dec 15th


Is Ben Greenfield running while doing this interview? Exertion was evident in his voice throughout most of the podcast... his voice under stress is very distracting.

Aug 11th

Pan GrubyJan

Serotonin is one the worst things to boost, it's neurotransmitter of lethargy and hibernation.

Jul 26th
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Tiffany Saltzman

Max, just when I think I can't love this podcast any more, you continue to outdo yourself. Every single person I've ever heard on this podcast has resonated so deeply with me, I simply want to say thank you for what you do!

Jul 13th

Heather Leigh Carlile

A fellow Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner got me listening to you and I love, love, love your podcast. I was extremely hurt you and Ben put down what we do. Yes, it sounds weird, but so do a lot of ideas the guest you have on do. Research Terence Bennet Reflex points, Riddles Reflex points, Chapman reflex points and lingual neuro testing. it is amazing how using these points in a functional evaluation and by placing a food or toxin on ur tongue for 15 seconds will tell u what your body does or doesn't need. I eat very clean but no matter how hard I try i can't loss 40 extra pounds. most of my points had no reaction until it came to the thymus and i couldn't bend over and touch my toes, I was about 6 inches off the floor and this is not a point to push on depending on pressure placed on it. after tasting a supplement to support these issues, in 15 sec I could touch the floor and 30 minutes after swallowing these supplements to support thymus and histamine I could but my hands flat on the floor. since then I have been working with foods to support these lymph system point. I'm losing inches after 5 years of struggle.. my pain went from a 9 to a 2 on these points. I was blown away and now I am helping others "listen" to their bodies needs thus its likes and dislikes. I'm so glad I joined the NTA and this learning style. no biohacking here, just real food choices. u can LNT with pineapple, salmon, or salt as u body's needs change so can ur reflexes. I not a writer but I'm working on clearer writing skills. I've been a RN for 24 years and into nutrition for about 16, after my peers could not help me, I turned to nutrition and got my life back. thanks for all u do. I think this is something u would find fascinating. There are a lot of healing modalities that have not been heavily researched and this is one of those. in health Heather Carlile, RN, FNTP

May 10th

Heather Leigh Carlile

been in the medical field for 26 years, in November I graduated from the NTA as a nutritional therapy practitioner, and doing 2 years of keto opened my eyes to the importantance of salt but this was the icing on the cake, this podcast and his book blew me away. I listened 8 times. thanks

Apr 15th
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Heather Leigh Carlile

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your podcast. as a new nutritional therapy practitioner and an RN of 24 years. I have used your podcast as inspiration for a few of my Facebook lives and the salt fix blew me away, I listened 8 times and bought the book. this episode I loved also until the virgin shaming. as a l&d nurse and my husband's virgin of 34 year's and seeing all the 11,12, and 13years having sex. I don't think sex is shameful but great and we have learned lots of fun things and have more sex than any of our friends married or not married. we have 6 granddaughters and the implying that promiscuity is a good thing and that being a virgin with no experiance is a bad thing, turned my stomach.

Apr 14th

Denise Lawrence Templeman

Everything happens

Mar 6th

Tim Turner

The noise in the background was distracting. Sounded like Ben was first in the bathroom, then hiking in rainforest, all while chewing gum.

Jan 22nd
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Cliffy B.

Ep48. I don’t buy What this guy is selling completely I think he’s right I think he’s wrong I think he didn’t know a lot of stuff before he wrote a book which I suppose your most books and stuff like that

Jan 21st

Chloe Elise

Loved this episode!

Jan 20th

Cliffy B.

EP66. MJ is such a clinic. I always feel smarter after listening to him go yard

Jan 19th

Cliffy B.

Ep83. All this panoramic state business sounds pretty dope. I’ve never heard most of this anywhere else which is fantastic I love new biz.

Jan 9th
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Cliffy B.

Ep62. I love this westernized version of TCM/Oriental medicine. Maybe people will get it now.

Nov 18th

Cliffy B.

Ep72. If you need to be locked out of your grub your problem is EMOTIONAL. Get ready to play wack-a-mole

Nov 9th

Cliffy B.

Ep78. This episode is so dope that I had to re-subscribe to the podcast yo

Nov 7th
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Jessica Stauffer

on so my favorite episodes with Sal from MindPump!

Oct 31st
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Niclas Daniels

Interesting and informative show. A diverse diet is important. 01:03:22 A list of what induces #inflammation in the gut

Oct 2nd

Kirk Fontaine

love Aubrey Marcus and I am listening to his book own the day I love the first chapter of his book own the dsy the first 20 minutes to set the rest of the day he is awesome love his life-changing experience

Sep 9th

Cliffy B.

Ep59. So dope. I like this dude. The natural outlook on biohacking is refreshing.

Jun 19th
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