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.

Episode Date
196: Unleash Your Super Brain to Gain Confidence and Learn Anything Faster | Jim Kwik

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

Oct 13, 2021
195: Fast This Way to Heal Inflammation and Reverse Your Age | Dave Asprey

Libsyn Bio: 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 latest book is Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be. Full show notes: 

Oct 06, 2021
194: Upgrade Your Mindset to Find Your Passion and Conquer Your Goals | John Assaraf

John Assaraf has built 5 multimillion dollar companies, written 2 New York Times Bestselling books and has been featured in 8 movies, including the blockbuster hit “The Secret” and “Quest For Success” with Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama. His latest bestselling book is called Innercise: The New Science to Unlock Your Brain’s Hidden Power.

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Oct 04, 2021
193: Why Mainstream Media Promotes Drugs Over Health, Plus Natural Ways to Boost Immunity to COVID-19 | Shawn Stevenson
Sep 29, 2021
192: How to Boost Your Metabolism, Burn Body Fat, and Be Free From Calorie Counting Forever | Jason Fung, MD
Sep 22, 2021
191: The Secret to Permanent Weight Loss That No One Talks About | Liz Josefsberg

Liz Josefsberg is best known for helping Oscar-winning actress and musician Jennifer Hudson lose weight and transform her life, along with Jessica Simpson, Charles Barkley, Katie Couric, and Al Roker. Today, she coaches both high-profile talent and everyday clients in all areas of weight loss, balance, and nutrition. Liz is also the author of Target 100: The World's Simplest Weight-Loss Program in 6 Easy Steps. Full show notes:

Sep 15, 2021
190: Powerful Secrets to Living Longer, Plus How to Improve Your Digestion With Fasting | Mark Sisson

Mark Sisson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet and Keto For Life, and founding father of the ancestral health movement. His blog, Mark's Daily Apple, and Primal Blueprint lifestyle program have paved the way for people to challenge conventional wisdom's diet and exercise principles and take personal responsibility for their health and well-being. His latest book is Two Meals a Day: The Simple, Sustainable Strategy to Lose Fat, Reverse Aging, and Break Free from Diet Frustration Forever. Full show notes:

Sep 08, 2021
189: Getting Fit With Minimal Time and Money, Top Plant-Based Proteins, and How to Support Underserved Communities | Joe Holder

Joe Holder is a nationally recognized master trainer and one of the most influential coaches in fitness and sports. He is the founder of the Ocho System, Plant-Based Gang, and Exercise Snacks. He's also a writer for GQ and a consultant for Nike, Hyperice, Dyson, and more. Full show notes:

Sep 01, 2021
188: Solo Episode! Max Answers Listener Questions About Muscle Gain, Thyroid Health, Oral Care and More

In this episode, Max answers questions from the audience. We cover:

- Iodine and selenium for thyroid health

- The supplements Max ALWAYS travels with

- How to tweak calorie intake for muscle gain

- The best way to floss your teeth (and which flosses to avoid)

- Max's favorite restaurants

- Max's therapy journey

- Glycine and sleep

and more!

Aug 30, 2021
187: Celebrity Diet and Fitness Secrets That Really Work | Harley Pasternak

Harley Pasternak is a personal trainer to the stars, motivational speaker, television host, and author of The 5-Factor Diet and The Body Reset Diet: Power Your Metabolism, Blast Fat, and Shed Pounds in Just 15 Days. Full show notes: 

Aug 25, 2021
186: How Little Discomforts Can Make You Happier and Healthier, Plus Max COVID Update | Michael Easter

Michael Easter is a contributing editor at Men's Health magazine, columnist for Outside magazine, and professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author of The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self. Full show notes:

Aug 18, 2021
185: Eat These Foods Today to Heal Your Body and Fight Disease | William Li, MD

Dr. William Li is President of The Angiogenesis Foundation, a world-renowned physician, research scientist currently studying the vascular impact of COVID-19, speaker (his TED Talk has over 11 million views), and NYT bestselling author of Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself. Full show notes:

Aug 11, 2021
184: Thirst Trapping to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness | Jessimae Peluso

Jessimae Peluso is a stand-up comedian who made her television debut on MTV's Girl Code. She is currently hosting the Sharp Tongue and Highlarious podcasts and Tattoo Redo on Netflix, and she's been using her platform to raise awareness for Alzheimer's disease since losing her father to its ravages in 2017. 


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Aug 04, 2021
183: Powerful Negotiation Secrets to Help You Win Any Exchange | Chris Voss

As an FBI hostage negotiator, Chris Voss persuaded terrorists, bank robbers, and kidnappers to see things his way. Now he’s teaching you his field-tested strategies to help you in everyday negotiations, whether you’re aiming to improve your salary, the service you receive, or your relationships. Get stronger communication skills, game-changing insights into human nature, and more of what you want out of life.

Aug 02, 2021
182: How Propolis, Bee Pollen, and Royal Jelly Can Fix Your Health Today | Carly Stein

Carly Stein is the founder and CEO of Beekeeper's Naturals, a clean medicine company selling sustainably sourced bee products that she founded when an Italian pharmacist relieved her tonsilitis with something that was, at the time, rarely prescribed on this side of the Atlantic—propolis, a combination of tree and plant resin created by bees to protect the hive. Full show notes:

Jul 28, 2021
181: Practical and Low Cost Solutions for Depression, Grief, Alcoholism, and Suicidality | Zak Williams

Zak Williams is a mental health advocate and co-founder and CEO of Prepare Your Mind, a company that creates all-natural amino acid mood chews. Zak shares how the death by suicide of his late father, Robin Williams, galvanized his campaign for mental health advocacy and helped him heal in the service of others. Full show notes:

Jul 21, 2021
180: Parents, Listen! What Sugar and Technology Are Doing to Your Kids; Treating ADHD and Sensory Challenges, Naturally | Nicole Beurkens, PhD

Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, has 20 years of experience supporting children, young adults, and families. She has specialized expertise in evaluating and treating a wide range of learning, mood, and behavior challenges including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, bipolar disorder, behavioral disorders, brain injury, and other neurodevelopmental conditions. She is the author of Life Will Get Better: Simple Solutions for Parents of Children with Attention, Anxiety, Mood, and Behavior Challenges and host of The Better Behavior Show. Full show notes:

Jul 14, 2021
179: 'Seaspiracy' Debunked; the Truth About Sustainable Seafood and the Healthiest Fish To Buy | Barton Seaver

Barton Seaver is one of the world's leading sustainable seafood experts and educators, facilitating international conversations on sustainability and the role of food in resource management and public health. He's an award-winning chef, the founder of Coastal Culinary Academy, and the author of seven seafood-centric books, including For Cod and Country, Two If By Sea, American Seafood, and The Joy of Seafood. Full show notes:

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Jul 07, 2021
178: Secrets to Optimizing Protein Intake to Gain Muscle, Prevent Disease, and Age Well | Stuart Phillips, PhD

Stuart Phillips is the Director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) at the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. In 2018 and 2019, he was named to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as being in the top one percent of all cited researchers in nutrition and exercise research. Full show notes:

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Jul 05, 2021
177: Hydrating Optimally, Water Purification and Remineralization, and How Deuterium is Slowly Killing You | Robert Slovak

Robert Slovak is regarded as one of the world’s foremost water experts, pioneering reverse osmosis technology in the early '70s. Today, he's the Chief Science & Technology Officer at Water and Wellness, offering a curated collection of products to provide every household with toxin-free, mineral-rich, and health-giving water—as found at Full show notes: 


Jun 30, 2021
176: Why Calorie Counting Fails, The Science of Saunas, and Mouth-Taping for Better Sleep | Mike Mutzel, MS

Mike Mutzel earned his B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University in 2006 and completed his M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in 2015 and is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP). He hosts the High Intensity Health podcast, and is the author of Belly Fat Effect: The Real Secret About How Your Diet, Intestinal Health, and Gut Bacteria Help You Burn Fat. Full show notes: 

Jun 23, 2021
175: Tools to Heal Emotional Wounds and Fix Broken Relationships | Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik

Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik are the hosts of the mega-popular Almost 30 podcast. We discuss the importance of trusting your intuition, going for your dreams, owning your voice, the benefits (and different types) of therapy, showing up as your most authentic self, and more.

Jun 16, 2021
174: What to Do to Extend Your Lifespan Right Now | Sergey Young

Sergey Young is a longevity investor and visionary with a mission to extend healthy lifespans of at least one billion people. To do this, Sergey founded Longevity Vision Fund to accelerate life extension breakthroughs and make longevity affordable and accessible to all. Sergey is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR) and the Development Sponsor of Age Reversal XPRIZE global competition designed to cure aging. He is the author of The Science and Technology of Growing Young: An Insider's Guide to the Breakthroughs That Will Dramatically Extend Our Lifespan...and What You Can Do Right Now, coming in August and available for pre-order now! Full show notes:

Jun 11, 2021
173: How Plant Medicine Can Heal Trauma and Awaken Spirituality | Aubrey Marcus
Jun 02, 2021
172: End the Confusion! Separating Nutrition Fact From Fiction | Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD is a board-certified physician, a leader in the field of functional medicine, host of The Doctor's Farmacy podcast, and author of several New York Times bestselling books. His latest offering is The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World. Full show notes:

May 31, 2021
171: How to Lose Fat, Smash Weight Loss Plateaus, and Age-Proof Your Body | Sal di Stefano

Sal Di Stefano co-hosts 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. In fact, he considers himself a "fitlosopher!" Now, he adds "author" to the resume with the publication of his first book: The Resistance Training Revolution: The No-Cardio Way to Burn Fat and Age-Proof Your Body―in Only 60 Minutes a Week! Full show notes:

May 26, 2021
170: How to Fix Fatigue, Plus What Women Need to Know About Fasting | Amy Shah, MD

Dr. Amy Shah is a double board-certified MD with an undergraduate degree with honors from Cornell in Nutrition, medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, then further research and residency training at the Harvard Hospitals, and advanced training at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Immunology/Allergy. She is the author of I'm So Effing Tired: A Proven Plan to Beat Burnout, Boost Your Energy, and Reclaim Your Life, out now! Full show notes:

May 19, 2021
169: How to Make Friends, Network Effortlessly, and Level Up Your Life | Jon Levy

Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, human connection, and decision making. Jon specializes in applying the latest research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and culture. He is also an author; his latest book is You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence. Full show notes: 

May 12, 2021
168: How to Instantly Stop Anxiety and Better Cope With Stress | Dave Rabin, MD, PhD

Dr. David Rabin is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist, and inventor who studies resilience and the impact of chronic stress in our day-to-day lives at The Apollo Clinic. He specializes in treatment-resistant mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychosomatic disorders, personality disorders, chronic pain disorders, insomnia, and substance use disorders using minimal and non-invasive treatment strategies. Full show notes: 

May 05, 2021
167: How to Fix Your Metabolism to Lose Weight and Live Long and Healthily | Carlos Jaramillo, MD

Dr. Carlos Jaramillo is the founder and director of the Institute for Functional Medicine in Bogotá, Colombia, focusing on nutrition as a causal and therapeutic axis of multiple acute and chronic diseases. Carlos is the author of Colombian bestsellers El Milagro Metabólico (The Metabolic Miracle) and El Milagro Antiestrés (The Anti-Stress Miracle). Full show notes: 

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May 03, 2021
166: The 3 Best Types of Exercise for Boosting Brain Function | Ryan Glatt, MS

Ryan Glatt, MS, CPT, NBHWC is a trainer and brain-health coach with over a decade of experience in the health & fitness industry. He currently works alongside clinicians and researchers to study the effects of cognitively-enhanced and comprehensive exercise plans at the Pacific Brain Health Center.

Ryan has pursued education from the Amen Clinics, The BrainFirst Training Institute, the Neuroscience Academy, the Academy for Brain Health & Performance and, the Master's of Applied Neuroscience program at King's College of London. Full show notes:

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Apr 28, 2021
165: Weird Symptoms? Maybe It’s Histamine Intolerance | Becky Campbell, ND

Dr. Becky Campbell is a functional medicine doctor specializing in thyroid and hormone health, histamine intolerance, hormone-healthy skin care and makeup, and exercise intolerance. She is the co-host of the Health Babes Podcast and author of The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan and The 4-Phase Histamine Reset Plan. Full show notes:

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Apr 21, 2021
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