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  • Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life
  • By: Max Lugavere, Paul Grewal
  • Narrated by: Max Lugavere
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (283 ratings)

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Genius Foods

By: Max Lugavere,Paul Grewal
Narrated by: Max Lugavere
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Summary

Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat, change the way you think about how your brain ages, and achieve optimal brain performance with this powerful new guide from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere. 

After his mother was diagnosed with a mysterious form of dementia, Max Lugavere put his successful media career on hold to learn everything he could about the workings of the human brain and his mother's condition. For the better half of a decade, he consumed the most up-to-date scientific research, talked to dozens of scientists and clinicians around the world, and visited the country's very best neurology departments. 

Now, in Genius Foods, Lugavere uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain health, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a healthy, balanced mood. He presents ground-breaking science and distills the latest research, including: 

  • How food is like software for our endlessly capable minds; 
  • How select nutrients can actually boost working memory and processing speed; 
  • How slowing down the cognitive aging process is just as much about the foods you omit from your diet as the superfoods that you consume; 
  • And how easy it is to modulate the quality of your thoughts and mood by food. 

In the vein of groundbreaking best sellers such as David Perlmutter's Grain Brain, Tim Ferriss' Four Hour Body, and Dave Asprey's Bulletproof Diet, Genius Foods presents a comprehensive, practical roadmap to optimizing the brain's health and performance today - and decades into the future.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, this supplemental material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Max Lugavere (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Greatly written, endless nutrition and health gems in this book

Hello I’m Adam 30 an engineering draughtsman, and a amateur Mma fighter! I have just finished the audible, and it has confirmed a lot of what I am doing is correct but also I gain a vast amount of knowledge regarding brain health which I have been adapting my diet towards ever since starting this book! I advise anyone that is interested in living a long and healthy life .....buy this book it is a must have the knowledge you gain is priceless if you apply it you will have improve your life no end. Thank you for reading this review and I hope it helps

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Health Awakening For All

Author is awesome and highly experienced at a young age. Admiration for Max Luvagere.

Excellent book to listen if you want to know everything about the food you should and shouldn’t eat.

I clipped out important passages to listen again.
Even though the diet is based on American food industry. Someone like me who is of an Asian origin can identify with the types of healthy foods, such as vegetables, pulses, free range meat, ghee and Ayurvedic diet which I tend to follow.

Meat products are excluded from an Indian Ayurveda diet.

All in moderation is the key. You need to determine yours.

Definitely cut out ALL processed food no matter how it’s labelled.

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Inspirational

Excellent book. Compelling arguments presented clearly with scientific backup - not overwhelmingly however. It all makes sense. I am a 100% convert. The good thing is he is not prescriptive. Merely suggests food and l

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Interesting but a pro low carb approach

It’s an interesting book, but the author is another low carb advocate with his own twist to it. He does support most of his views with the research, but then again there’s ample research that can prove the opposite. I do take away some of the advice, but overall I don’t believe in a low carb approach. So not for me, but it was an interesting book to listen.

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WOW! love this book.

I've read an enormous amount of books based on diet and lifestyle in order to be the best person I can be now and in the future.
What I love about this book is not only the solid science but the clear explanations, perfect for the non scientific community and great narration. Beautifully written and full of life changing advice.
I will be buying this for all those I love, as this book really has the potential to change lives enormously for the better.
Thank you Max Lugavere, I will be earnestly following you in the future.
On a final note what I really appreciate is at the end of the book the author spoke about questioning everything, including this book and not to get stuck with one idea of diet and health as science is always evolving and ( putting our egos aside) we should all remain open to new ways of thinking.

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Great

A complete overview on all the methods to stay better and prevent neuro degenerative illness. A lot of things we should know...

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So good

The best ten foods for you and your brain - a great listen for you and your body

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The 10 genius foods

Overall a good listen, a lot of information. A chapter summarising key points would help. Also not enough advice for vegans

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Optimum has never been so simple

Presented in simple to understand language. Max Lugavere inspires one to get off the fence and into the arena because although the challenges are exposed, the buy-in to ‘give it a go’ seems to overcome the resistance to make a start.
Here’s to “Just give it a go”
Thank you for writing this book 🙏

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Good read

Decent book, lots of good info. Probably bit too much of scientific terminology. Can’t say that I agree with it all, but I need to read few more books to put it all together.

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