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Welcome to The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, where we give you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode will feature a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world we live in. Hopefully, we’ll also provide a glimpse into human possibility! Thanks for listening and enjoy the podcast.

Mar 19, 2020

Today it’s great to have Max Lugavere on the podcast. Max is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-selling book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, which is now published in 8 languages around the globe. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast 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 Wall Street Journal. He is a 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. Max is excited to release his sophomore book, The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary, a lifestyle guide to living happily and healthily with proven, research-based lifestyle tactics.

  • What is “nutritional psychiatry”?
  • The importance of preserving protein in your body
  • How longevity and nutrition is a continually evolving science
  • Environmental toxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis
  • The influence of the environment on emotional instability
  • The “three Ps” of detoxification
  • The importance of consuming a “nutrient dense diet”
  • The importance of sweating regularly 
  • The potential of house plants to purify the air
  • The dangers of tap water
  • The dangers of consuming processed foods
  • The importance of whole foods
  • How to make your gym sessions more efficient
  • How exercise is a form of medicine
  • How the right tools in your toolkit can alleviate depression and anxiety
  • The importance of taking a whole body approach