The Genius Life

By Max Lugavere

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 Feb 1, 2019
This is one of my favourite podcasts because it is packed full of information and presented very well. Max Lugavere is an excellent host and the calibre of the guests he invites add to the quality of the show. It is well worth a listen.

 Oct 21, 2018
Max hosts very high quality people and asks great questions. His voice is also good and makes ingesting the podcast very easy. I've gone through 4 podcasts back to back thanks to his style of podcasting. A+


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.

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164: How to Reach Your Thrive State of Optimal Performance | Kien Vuu, MD

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:

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Apr 14, 2021
163: How to Realize Your Full Potential for Growth and Happiness | Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD

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.

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Apr 07, 2021
162: Always Tired? How to Boost Your Energy, Improve Digestion, and Banish Brain Fog | Crosby Tailor

Crosby Tailor is a nutritionist, fitness expert, grain and sugar-free dessert chef, and gut health advocate.

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Apr 05, 2021
161: Renew Your Body and Mind With These Low Cost, High Impact Pillars of Health | Christian Gonzalez, ND

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:


Mar 31, 2021
160: How To Build Confidence, Overcome Setbacks, and Do More in Less Time | Ed Mylett

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: 

Mar 24, 2021
159: The Foods That Beat Depression and Sharpen Your Brain | Drew Ramsey, MD

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:

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Mar 17, 2021
158: Going Grain-Free To Manage Gut Issues, Raising Health-Conscious Kids | Danielle Walker

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: 

Mar 10, 2021
157: The 5 Steps to Heal Trauma and Clean Up Your Mental Mess | Caroline Leaf, PhD

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:

Mar 03, 2021
156: Why You Should Take More Cold Showers, and Are EMFs Dangerous? | Luke Storey

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:

Mar 01, 2021
155: How to Get Started With Intuitive Fasting | Will Cole, DC

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:

Feb 24, 2021
154: How Changing How You Breathe Can Change Your Life | James Nestor

James Nestor is a journalist and bestselling author of Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, explores how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly over the past several hundred thousand years and is now suffering from a laundry list of maladies—snoring, sleep apnea, asthma, autoimmune disease—because of it. Full show notes:

Feb 17, 2021
153: The Do's and Don'ts of Fasting, Bulletproof Coffee Benefits | Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey is the "Father of Biohacking" and CEO and founder of Bulletproof 360, Inc. He is a New York Times bestselling author, host of the Bulletproof Radio podcast, and the creator of the global phenomenon Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof Diet. His new book, Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be, is out now! Full show notes:

Feb 10, 2021
152: How to Cultivate the Attributes That Lead to Massive Success | Rich Diviney

Rich Diviney draws upon more than 20 years of experience as a Navy SEAL officer where he completed more than 13 overseas deployments – 11 of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan. Since retirement in early 2017, Rich has worked as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant with the Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute and Simon Sinek Inc. He is the author of The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance. Full show notes: 

Feb 03, 2021
151: How to Declutter Your Life and Feel Truly Free | The Minimalists

Josh and Ryan, aka The Minimalists, have helped over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and Netflix films. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, NRP and many others. Their latest documentary, Less Is Now, shows how it’s never too late to start over with less, and why simplifying can lead us to greater fulfillment.

Feb 01, 2021
150: Max on his Career, Politics, Veganism, Dating, Drugs, Relationships, and Mental Health | Max Lugavere and Ari Mannis

In this episode, something different! Max is interviewed by comedian Ari Mannis about his career, family, dating, politics, money, drugs, nutrition, and mental health.

Ari is the host of the Unlicensed Therapy podcast and can be seen touring all over either by himself or opening for comedians such as Michael Kosta, Andrew Santino, Dan Soder, Erik Griffin, Tony Hinchcliffe, Theo Von, and Pauly Shore.

We use the (very) occasional expletive. If you are sensitive, do not listen!

Jan 29, 2021
149: Why Building Muscle is Key to Aging Slowly, Protein Myths Debunked | Gabrielle Lyon, DO

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon has a doctorate in osteopathic medicine and specializes in what she calls “muscle-centric medicine.” The application of her expertise ranges from brain and thyroid health to lean body mass support and longevity. She leverages evidence-based medicine and cutting-edge science to restore metabolism, balance hormones, and optimize body composition with the end goal of helping others discover lifelong vitality.

Jan 27, 2021
148: How to Ace Any Job Interview and Land the Career of Your Dreams | Ashley Stahl

Ashley Stahl is a counter-terrorism professional turned career coach, host of the You Turn Podcast, and author of the book You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, and Design Your Dream Career. For her free quiz to get clarity on your best career path options, visit Full show notes:

Jan 20, 2021
147: How to Find Your Life Purpose, Defeat Stress, and Achieve Mastery | Michael Gervais, PhD

Michael Gervais is a high performance psychologist working in the trenches of high-stakes environments with some of the best in the world, training the mindset skills and practices essential to pursuing and revealing one’s potential. His clients include world record holders, Olympians, internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, MVPs from every major sport and Fortune 100 CEOs. He is the host of the Finding Mastery podcast.

Jan 13, 2021
146: How to Break Carbohydrate Dependency and Become a More Efficient Fat Burner | Mark Sisson

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark's Daily Apple, as well as the Primal Kitchen condiment empire. He's a record-holding endurance athlete and author of numerous books including the Primal Blueprint, the Keto Reset Diet, and Keto for Life.

Jan 06, 2021
145: Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life | Shawn Stevenson

Shawn Stevenson is the author of Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life and creator of the Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Health podcast on iTunes with millions of listener downloads each year. Shawn has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Men's Health magazine, ESPN, FOX News, and many other major media outlets. He is also a frequent keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences.

Jan 04, 2021
144: The 10 Most Important Lessons I've Learned in 2020 | Craig Clemens

Craig Clemens went from being a community college dropout to copywriter with $1 billion+ in sales. He's and investor, philanthropist, renowned motivational speaker, and one of my closest friends.

Dec 30, 2020
143: How to Boost NAD in Your Cells for More Energy and Faster Recovery | Charles Brenner, PhD

Charles Brenner, PhD is the chair of the new Department of Diabetes & Cancer Metabolism at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope National Medical Center. He is a major contributor to work on nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide metabolism, who discovered the eukaryotic nicotinamide riboside (NR) kinase pathway.

Dec 23, 2020
142: The Keys to Lasting Happiness and Successful Romantic Relationships | Light Watkins

Light Watkins is a globally-renowned meditation teacher, speaker, and author of Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying. We discuss monogamy, marriage, and divorce, how to beat the perpetual feeling that the grass is always greener on the other side, how to get out of your own way to achieve big goals, and how to fight racism.

Dec 16, 2020
141: Improve Your Sleep, Feel Great Every Morning, and Discover Your "Chronotype" | Michael Breus, PhD

Michael Breus, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Breus was recently named the Top Sleep Specialist in California by Reader’s Digest, and one of the 10 most influential people in sleep. He is the author of The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype--and Learn the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More.

Dec 09, 2020
140: Beating Addiction to Find the Path to True Health | Rich Roll

Rich Roll is an ultra marathoner, podcaster, and author of the new book Voicing Change: Inspiration and Timeless Wisdom from the Rich Roll Podcast.

Dec 02, 2020
139: How to Bring More Time, Energy, Money, and Happiness into Your Life | Pedram Shojai

Pedram Shojai is a Taoist abbot, a doctor of Oriental medicine, a kung fu world traveler, a Qigong master, and the author of the new book Focus: Bringing Time, Energy, and Money into Flow. His previous book, The Urban Monk: Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness, and Peace, is a New York Times best-seller.

Nov 25, 2020
138: How to Boost Your Metabolism to Burn More Fat | Sal di Stefano

Sal Di Stefano is a personal trainer with 20+ years in the fitness industry. He brings together science and practicality to crush fitness myths and provide effective, real world advice to the masses.

Nov 23, 2020
137: Secrets to Cooking Mind-Blowing Burgers and Steaks, Shopping for Meat on a Budget | Anya Fernald

Anya Fernald is the CEO of Belcampo, a 27,000 acre organic farm in NorCal. She's a world-renowned meat and farming expert and chef. 

Nov 18, 2020
136: How to Shield Your Brain Against Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease | Rudy Tanzi, PhD

Dr. Rudy Tanzi is a Harvard neuroscientist, Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Mass General in Boston, and a pioneer in identifying genetic markers for Huntington's and Alzheimer's diseases.

Nov 11, 2020
135: How the Food Industry Tricks You Into Buying Toxic Products | Vani "Food Babe" Hari

Vani Hari, more commonly known as the Food Babe, is an activist, blogger, and NY Times best-selling author of the new cookbook, Food Babe Kitchen: More than 100 Delicious, Real Food Recipes to Change Your Body and Your Life.

Nov 04, 2020
134: Why You Need to Eat Organ Meat, Plus Easy and Tasty Ways to Sneak It In | Ashleigh VanHouten

Ashleigh VanHouten is a health and nutrition journalist, podcast host, health coach, Paleo diet expert, and the author of It Takes Guts: A Meat-Eater's Guide to Eating Offal with over 75 Healthy and Delicious Nose-to-Tail Recipes.

Oct 28, 2020
133: How to Stop Limiting Beliefs to Become Truly Free | Peter Crone

Peter Crone is a performance coach who specializes in revealing the limiting beliefs and subconscious narratives that dictate and shape behavior, health, and relationships.

Oct 21, 2020
132: The 7 Superpowers to Conquer Fear and Overcome Obstacles | Shaun T

Shaun T. is a fitness expert, author, podcaster, and choreographer. He created the global home workout phenomenas Insanity and Hip Hop Abs.

Oct 14, 2020
131: How to Eat More to Weigh Less, Healthy Snacks, and Meal Prep Secrets | Amanda "MeowMeix" Meixner

Amanda Meixner (@meowmeix on Instagram) is a food blogger, wellness influencer, and meal prep expert.

Oct 07, 2020
130: Boosting Sexual Fulfillment and Heart Health with Nitric Oxide | Nathan Bryan, PhD

Nathan Bryan, PhD was the first to describe nitrite and nitrate as indispensable nutrients required for optimal cardiovascular health.

Sep 30, 2020
129: How Red Light Can Improve Your Skin, Promote Hair Growth, and Make You Smarter | Michael Hamblin, PhD

Michael Hamblin Ph.D. is a Principal Investigator at Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Associate Professor Harvard Medical School. He has interests in photodynamic therapy and photobiomodulation. He has published over 600 peer-reviewed articles and is Editor in Chief of "Photoiomodulation, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery".

Sep 23, 2020
128: How to Make Your Cat Love You More | Cristin Coll

In this episode, Max talks to a cat behavior consultant, Cristin Coll, aka the Cat Counselor. For more information on Cristin, visit This episode is available in its entirety on my YouTube channel at

Sep 16, 2020
127: Cheap and Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Home and Purify Your Water | Aly Cohen, MD

Dr. Aly Cohen is a board certified rheumatologist and integrative medicine specialist, environmental health expert, and author of Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World.

Sep 09, 2020
126: Grass-Fed vs. Grain-Fed Beef, Creating Equity in the Food System | Mike Murray

Mike Murray has been in the food system for 25 years and is currently the CEO of Teton Waters Ranch, a company that produces beef products from certified humanely-raised cattle that are 100% grass-fed and grass-finished. Learn more:

Sep 02, 2020
125: 'Down to Earth' Star on Water Hacks to Optimize Wellbeing, and Traveling the World with Zac Efron | Darin Olien

Darin Olien is the co-host of 'Down to Earth with Zac Efron'. He is the author of SuperLife: The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome.

Aug 26, 2020
124: Why We Get Fat, How to Fix Insulin Resistance, IGF-1 and Cancer | Benjamin Bikman, PhD

Benjamin Bikman earned his PhD in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore studying metabolic disorders. His professional focus is to better understand the origins and consequences of metabolic disorders, including obesity and diabetes, with a particular emphasis on the role of insulin. He is the author of Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease—and How to Fight It.

Aug 19, 2020
123: What to Eat When You're Pregnant or Breastfeeding | Kelly LeVeque

Kelly LeVeque is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach based in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of Body Love Every Day: Choose Your Life-Changing 21-Day Path to Food Freedom.

Aug 12, 2020
122: How to Move Your Body and Train Your Mind for Health and Prosperity | Aaron Alexander

Aaron Alexander is a functional movement coach, host of the Align Podcast, and author of The Align Method: 5 Movement Principles for a Stronger Body, Sharper Mind, and Stress-Proof Life.

Aug 05, 2020
121: Libido-Boosting Herbs, How to Buy Cacao, Longevity Berries | Meg and Zach Adelman

Meg and Zach Adelman are the founders of Navitas Organics. Use code 'Genius' to save 30% off of everything at

Jul 29, 2020
120: How to Boost Serotonin for Better Mood, Deeper Sleep, and Fewer Sugar Cravings | Michael Murray, ND
Jul 22, 2020
119: The Hidden Toxins Making You Fat, Dumb, and Impotent | Leonardo Trasande, MD

Dr. Leo Trasande is the Jim G. Hendrick, MD Professor, Director of the Division of Environmental Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine. He also serves on the faculty of the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and the NYU College of Global Public Health. He is an internationally renowned leader in environmental health. His new book is called Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future... and What We Can Do About It.

Jul 15, 2020
118: The Secret to Making Healthcare More Effective and Accessible to All | James Maskell

James Maskell has spent the past decade innovating at the cross section of functional medicine and community. He created the Functional Forum, the world's largest integrative medicine conference with record-setting participation online and growing physician communities around the world. He is the author of The Community Cure: Transforming Health Outcomes Together.

Jul 08, 2020
117: Heal Your Thyroid Naturally, Red Light Therapy Benefits | Marni Wasserman and Jesse Chappus

Marni Wasserman is a nutritionist and chef who has suffered from Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis. Jesse Chappus is a chiropractor. Both are the hosts of the Ultimate Health Podcast.

Jul 01, 2020
116: Mindset Tactics to Become More Powerful in Work and in Society | Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani is the founder of Mindvalley. He is a personal growth expert, meditation teacher, entrepreneur, and the author of the new book The Buddha and the Badass.

Jun 24, 2020
115: Advanced Anti-Aging Techniques, PRP for Stubborn Injuries, Hydration Tips | Scott Greenberg, MD

Scott Greenberg, MD specializes in holistic and comprehensive approaches to sports medicine, regenerative orthopedics, chronic pain, arthritis, and post-concussion syndrome. Using methods such as prolotherapy, PRP, and stem cell therapy, he has had great success in treating patients from around the world with a wide variety of problems.

This episode is sponsored by Halo Sport ( Use code 'MAX' to donate 1 case for every case you order to NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC.

Jun 17, 2020
114: Finding the Funny in Chronic Pain and Depression | Nicole Arbour

Nicole Arbour is a comedian, actress, YouTuber, and podcaster.

Jun 10, 2020
113: We Are Made to Eat Meat | Shawn Baker, MD

Shawn Baker, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, multi-sport world record holding Masters 50+ Athlete, and the author of The Carnivore Diet.

Jun 03, 2020
112: Why You Probably Need More Vitamin C and How to Get It, Food Combining, Oral Health and Disease | Thomas Levy, MD

Thomas Levy, MD is a board-certified cardiologist. After practicing adult cardiology for 15 years, he began to research the enormous toxicity associated with much dental work, as well as the pronounced ability of properly-administered vitamin C to neutralize this toxicity. He has now written eleven books, with several addressing the wide-ranging properties of vitamin C in neutralizing all toxins and resolving most infections, as well as its vital role in the effective treatment of heart disease and cancer. Others address the important roles of dental toxicity and nutrition in disease and health.

May 27, 2020
111: Getting Fit at Home, Keto Baking Secrets, and Staying Creative During Quarantine | Crosby Tailor

Crosby Tailor (@crosbytailor on Instagram) is a model, certified personal trainer, and chef known for his phenomenal ketogenic cookies and superfood desserts.

May 20, 2020
110: How to Sleep Better, Get Happier and Be Less Anxious Naturally | Ellen Vora, MD

Ellen Vora, MD attended Columbia University for medical school and received her B.A. in English from Yale University. She’s a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist and yoga teacher.

May 13, 2020
109: How Processed Foods Are Destroying Your Health | David A. Kessler, MD

David A. Kessler, MD served as commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration under presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He is a pediatrician and has been the dean of the medical schools at Yale and the University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of Fast Carbs, Slow Carbs: The Simple Truth About Food, Weight, and Disease.

May 06, 2020
108: How to Think For Yourself in the Age of Unreason | Dave Rubin

Dave Rubin is the host of The Rubin Report and the author of the new book Don't Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason.

Apr 29, 2020
107: Easy Money Tips to Navigate the Coronavirus Crisis | Nicole Lapin

Nicole Lapin is a finance expert and The NY Times best-selling author of Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together...Finally.

Apr 27, 2020
106: The 11 Factors That Sabotage Your Mind and Hurt Your Brain | Daniel Amen, MD
Apr 22, 2020
105: Foods and Supplements That Fight COVID-19 | Chris Masterjohn, PhD

Chris Masterjohn, PhD is a nutrition and micronutrient expert. He recently created The Food and Supplement Guide for the Coronavirus which contains science-based best guesses on what you could be taking that may be helping (or hurting) your risk for coronavirus infection.

Apr 20, 2020
104: How to Supercharge Your Mind to Learn Anything Faster | Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik is a world-renowned memory coach to the stars and the author of the new book Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life.

Apr 15, 2020
103: How to Gain Muscle and Not Get Fat During COVID-19 Self-Quarantine | Sal di Stefano

Sal di Stefano is a personal trainer for 20 years and one of the hosts of Mind Pump Radio.

Apr 13, 2020
102: How to Protect Women's Brains from Aging and Disease | Lisa Mosconi, PhD

Lisa Mosconi, PhD, is a neuroscientist and author of The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease. She is the Director of the Women’s Brain Initiative and Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC)/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where she serves as an Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Department of Psychiatry at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, and t the Department of Nutrition at NYU Steinhardt School of Nutrition and Public Health.

Apr 08, 2020
101: Staying Mentally Healthy While Self-Quarantined | Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, MD is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear 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.

Apr 06, 2020
100: How to Stay Strong During Tough Times and Get More Out of Life | IN-Q

IN-Q is a globally-recognized and highly celebrated spoken word poet tackling themes like love, loss, forgiveness, and belief. His new book is called Inquire Within.

Apr 01, 2020
99: COVID-19, Immune Supplements, Quarantine Wellness, and Audience Q&A | Molly Maloof, MD

Molly Maloof, MD is a San Francisco-based physician and the founder & Chief Medical Officer of ADAPTIVE/IQ.

Mar 30, 2020
98: Fighting MS With Food, How to Know if Your Poops are Healthy, and Detox Essentials | Terry Wahls, MD

Terry Walhs is a physician who has effectively battled her MS with diet principles. Her new book, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles, is essential brain-food reading.

Mar 25, 2020
97: How to Finally Quit Sugar and Adopt Healthier Habits | Michele Promaulayko

Michele Promaulayko is the former Editor-in-Chief of Women's Health, Yahoo Health, and Cosmopolitan. Her new book is Sugar Free 3: The Simple 3-Week Plan for More Energy, Better Sleep & Surprisingly Easy Weight Loss!

Mar 18, 2020
96: How to Get More Confident, Pivot Toward Your Dreams, and Achieve Anything | David Nurse

David Nurse is an NBA life and optimization coach and worldwide motivational speaker. As a former professional basketball player (both international and domestic) and a coach for the Brooklyn Nets, David has personally helped over 100 NBA players with their personal and professional development both on and off the court. He's the author of Pivot & Go: The 29 Day Mindset Blueprint to Redefine and Achieve YOUR Success.

Mar 11, 2020
95: How to Save Money, Your Health, and the Planet at Every Meal | Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD is a board-certified physician, a leader in the field of functional medicine, author of 11 New York Times best-selling books, and is the author of the new book, Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time.

Mar 04, 2020
94: Max Debates the Carnivore Diet | Paul Saladino, MD

Paul Saladino is a board-certified internal medicine physician, carnivore diet advocate, and the author of The Carnivore Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Health by Returning to Our Ancestral Diet.

Feb 26, 2020
93: How Wheat, Grains, and Sugar Are Destroying Your Heart | William Davis, MD

William Davis, MD is a cardiologist and the author of the internationally best-selling Wheat Belly series of books. His latest book is Wheat Belly (Revised Edition): Lose the Weight, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health.

Feb 19, 2020
92: How to Get Metabolically Flexible to Burn More Fat and Crush Your Workouts | Mark Sisson

Mark Sisson is the author of Keto For Life: Reset Your Biological Clock in 21 Days and Optimize Your Diet for Longevity. He is a former 2:18 marathoner and fourth-place Hawaii Ironman triathlete, and presides over a wide-ranging Primal enterprise, featuring the Primal Kitchen line of healthy condiments.

Feb 12, 2020
91: How to Practice Self-Love, the Key to Everything You Desire | Kamal Ravikant

Kamal Ravikant is the author of Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It.

Feb 05, 2020
90: Biohacking the Female Body to Feel Amazing, Kick More Ass, and Have More Sex | Alisa Vitti

Alisa Vitti is a women’s hormone and functional nutrition expert and pioneer in female biohacking. She is the best selling author of WomanCode, and her new book, In the FLO.

Jan 29, 2020
89: Powerful Secrets to Living a Long, Happy, and Lean Life | Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield is a former bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, human performance consultant, speaker and author of 13 books, including Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defy Aging.

Jan 22, 2020
88: Detox Your Brain to Lose Weight, Beat Stress, and Crush Life | David Perlmutter, MD

David Perlmutter, MD is a board certified neurologist and the author of the new book, Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness.

Jan 15, 2020
87: Where Medicine Fails, Is Dairy Healthy, Mercury in Fish, and Exercising for Longevity | Chris Kresser

Chris Kresser M.S., L.Ac is the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, founder of Kresser Institute, creator of, and the New York Times best selling author of The Paleo Cure. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health, and has trained over 1,000 practitioners around the world in his unique approach.

Jan 08, 2020
86: My 10 Mind-Blowing Discoveries of 2019 | Craig Clemens

Craig Clemens is an internationally recognized copywriter with over a billion dollars in sales under his belt. On this episode we each share our 5 top discoveries of 2019, plus present a challenge to the audience (and ourselves).

Jan 01, 2020
85: Ancient Herbs for Libido, Hair Growth, Great Skin, and Less Stress | Josh Axe, DC

Dr. Axe is a doctor of natural medicine, clinical nutritionist, and a doctor of chiropractic who founded, one of the top natural health websites in the world today.

Dec 25, 2019
84: How Your Environment Shapes Your Body and Thoughts | Aaron Alexander

Aaron Alexander is a pioneering manual therapist and movement coach with over sixteen years of professional experience whose clients range from A-list Hollywood celebrities to professional athletes and everyone in between. His new book, The Align Method: 5 Movement Principles for a Stronger Body, Sharper Mind, and Stress-Proof Life, is available for pre-order now.

Dec 18, 2019
83: How to Instantly De-Stress and Supplement for Better Health, Sleep, and Longevity | Andrew Huberman, PhD

Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair.

Dec 11, 2019
82: Bone Broth Benefits and Staying Healthy While Getting Your Dream Business off the Ground | Justin Mares

Justin Mares is the founder + CEO of Kettle & Fire, the fastest-growing bone broth brand in the country. Head to and use promo code MAXBROTH for 20% off of everything!

Dec 04, 2019
81: Fighting Candida and Yeast Overgrowth and Eating for Your Mycobiome | Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD

Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD has spent his entire academic career studying medically important fungi encompassing different fungal pathogens including Candida, Aspergillus and Cryptococcus, the major causes of fungal infections. He is the author of the new book Total Gut Balance.

Nov 27, 2019
80: Help! I'm at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease | Richard Isaacson, MD

Richard Isaacson is a board-certified neurologist and director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian.

Nov 20, 2019
79: Prevent Burnout and Stop Feeling Like Crap | Robin Berzin, MD

Robin Berzin, MD is a Columbia University-trained physician and the founder and CEO of Parsley Health, a new "operating system" for primary care medicine—one that combines modern medicine and smart technology with a functional, whole body approach that anyone, anywhere, can benefit from."

Nov 13, 2019
78: Inflammation Hacks, Food Sensitivity Testing, and What Your Eyebrows Reveal About Your Health | Will Cole, DC

Will Cole is a leading functional-medicine expert and consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems.

Nov 06, 2019
77: Losing Fat Without Counting Calories, "The Game Changers," Plant-Based Politics | Sal di Stefano

Sal Di Stefano is one of the hosts of 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.

Oct 30, 2019
76: Sex, Hormones, and Your Brain on Birth Control | Sarah E. Hill, PhD

A leading researcher in the dynamic and rapidly expanding field of evolutionary psychology Sarah E. Hill completed her PhD at UT Austin and is now a professor at TCU. With more than fifty scientific publications and multiple prestigious research grants to her credit, Dr. Hill has become an authority on evolutionary approaches to psychology and health. She is the author of This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Oct 23, 2019
75: How to Have Happier, Healthier Periods and Be More Fertile | Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, RD

Tracy Lockwood Beckerman is a nationally recognized registered dietitian, author of the new book The Better Period Food Solution and women's health expert. She is the nutrition expert for Betches Media, a regular guest on their podcast Diet Starts Tomorrow and is the host of Well+Good's YouTube Series You Versus Food.

Oct 16, 2019
74: Gut Health, the Microbiome, and How Fiber Protects Your Heart | Raja Dhir

Raja Dhir is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Seed Health, a microbial
sciences company pioneering applications of bacteria to impact human
and environmental health. He’s an expert on the microbiome, and is able to speak eloquently on a number of topics related to gut health.

Oct 02, 2019
73: Menstrual Blood Face Masks, Urine Therapy, and Sunning Your Butthole | Ra of Earth

Ra is the owner of which offers a short daily practice for people to get into meditation and working with their energy. It is based on an accumulation of techniques from his many years of gym ownership, a lifetime of competitive athletics, studies in psychology, and multidimensional energetic techniques from around the world.

Sep 18, 2019
72: The 4 Deprivation-Free Keys to Weight Loss, Better Digestion, and True Health | Kelly LeVeque

Kelly LeVeque is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach based in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever

Sep 11, 2019
71: How to Overcome Loss, Beat Boredom, and Stay Present | Aubrey Marcus
Sep 04, 2019
70: The Nutrient Dense Super-Nut You Need to Try | Darin Olien

Superfood hunter Darin Olien is known within the health and wellness community as an exotic superfood expert and environmental activist who travels the planet to discover new and underutilized medicinal plants. He's the author of SuperLife: The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome and founder of Barukas. You can try Barukas at and use promo code "Genius" for 15% off your first order.

Aug 28, 2019
69: Fighting Alzheimer's Disease with Comedy | Lauren Miller Rogen

Lauren Miller Rogen is an actor, filmmaker, and co-founder with her husband Seth of Hilarity for Charity, dedicated to raising awareness around Alzheimer's disease.

Aug 21, 2019
68: Brain-Boosting Foods and Supplements, Keto, and Exercise for Stress Relief | Max Lugavere

Surprise, this was taped in front of a live studio audience! And... I'm being interviewed! We discuss keto, stress overload, dietary and lifestyle interventions to improve or slow cognitive decline, nootropic foods and supplements, and much more.

Aug 14, 2019
67: Fasting, Getting Fat-Adapted, and Boosting Your Mitochondria | Molly Maloof, MD

Dr. Molly Maloof is on a mission to radically extend healthspan and maximize human potential using scientific wellness, health technology, educational media, & health optimization medicine. Her fascination with innovation permeates her concierge medical practice that is focused on providing personalized medicine to entrepreneurs, technology executives, & investors.

Aug 07, 2019
66: The Truth About Collagen, Optimizing Iron Levels, and the Little-Known Skin Vitamin | Chris Masterjohn, PhD

Chris Masterjohn has a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and is an expert in micronutrients. In this episode, we discuss the common MTHFR mutation, why riboflavin is critical for skin health, collagen supplementation, achieving healthy iron status, and more. To assess and ultimately fix any nutrient deficiencies you may have, check out his very thorough course, Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet. Use code GENIUS for 20% off.

Jul 31, 2019
65: How to Have More Mind-Blowing Sex | Emily Morse, PhD

Emily Morse is a doctor of human sexuality and the author of Hot Sex: Over 200 Things You Can Try Tonight!

Jul 17, 2019
64: Secrets of the Carnivore Diet Revealed | Paul Saladino, MD

Paul Saladino, MD is a licensed physician and functional medicine expert who currently advocates for and consumes a "Carnivore," or all-meat, diet.

Jul 10, 2019