New York Times Bestseller
Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat and change the way your brain ages, in this cutting-edge, practical guide to eliminating brain fog, optimizing brain health, and achieving peak mental performance 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 brain health and performance. For the better half of a decade, he consumed the most up-to-date scientific research, talked to dozens of leading scientists and clinicians around the world, and visited the country’s best neurology departments—all in the hopes of understanding his mother’s condition.
Now, in Genius Foods, Lugavere presents a comprehensive guide to brain optimization. He uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain functions, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a balanced mood.
Weaving together pioneering research on dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and nutritional psychiatry, Lugavere distills groundbreaking science into actionable lifestyle changes. He shares invaluable insights into how to improve your brain power, including
the nutrients that can boost your memory and improve mental clarity (and where to find them);the foods and tactics that can energize and rejuvenate your brain, no matter your age;a brain-boosting fat-loss method so powerful it has been called “biochemical liposuction”; andthe foods that can improve your happiness, both now and for the long term.
With Genius Foods, Lugavere offers a cutting-edge yet practical road map to eliminating brain fog and optimizing the brain’s health and performance today—and decades into the future.
This diet might be great for the brain but it was brutal on my gut. I only lasted 2 weeks.
This book is incredible
The amount of info that was never taught to me when I was young is truly remarkable. Just cleaning up the bad oil consumption was mind opening. I have already recommended this book to many friends.
I first came across Genius Foods in late 2019, when I was seeking ways to combat my ADHD in a more “natural” way than Ritalin. I was diagnosed in late childhood and the past decade-plus of my life has been spent searching for, experimenting with, and designing “tools” and systems that help me perform my best given my diagnosis.
Perhaps the most important part of my current toolkit? Genius Foods.
In Genius Foods, Max artfully interweaves his personal journey, hard science and actionable health tips into an empowering and inspiring toolkit for anyone (ADHD or not) to take their cognitive function - and their overall wellbeing - into their own hands.
After applying the concepts and recommendations from Genius Foods into my life for only a matter of months, there is a CLEAR and remarkable improvement in my mental clarity, performance, and overall experience in day-to-day life.
As a 24 year-old student and aspiring social entrepreneur, Genius Foods has become an essential tool for helping me turn my ADHD from a detriment into my own little secret weapon.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is even remotely interested in brain health or maximizing their own potential. Thank you, Max, for bringing this piece of work into the world.