How to Use Acute Stress to Fight Chronic Stress w/ Max Lugavere

sapien podcast Jan 22, 2021


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. He has also recently just written his new book The Genius Life.

Lugavere appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, 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. Go check out his website to learn more.

What you’ll get from this episode:

  • His background and story of how he got into the industry.
  • Some of the dietary principles that he believes in.
  • Plants in a nose-to-tail diet
  • Buying organic vs conventional
  • High sugar fruits.
  • Jogging for exercise vs resistance training.
  • Leverage stressors to fight your own stress.
  • Nasal breathing.
  • Hot therapy.
  • Cold immersion therapy.
  • The importance of not coddling the elderly.
  • Use of diet/exercise to prevent mild cognitive impairment or progression.


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 Dr. Gary Shlifer owns and operates Evolve Healthcare in Woodland Hills, CA.

Brian Sanders is the maker of the Food Lies film and founder of Nose to Tail.

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