Episode 9

Genius Foods for your Brain

With Max Lugavere

What do you do when your mom’s health suddenly takes a nosedive and you don’t recognize the person you’ve known your whole life? If you are Max Lugavere, you drop everything and go on a mission, pouring through all the medical literature to put the pieces together about brain health in support of his mom, who has a rare form of dementia.

Our good friend, brain health researcher, and Broken Brain expert Max Lugavere joins host Dhru Purohit today on The Broken Brain Podcast. Dhru and Max really dig into what foods help your brain thrive like extra virgin olive oil, dark leafy greens, and eggs. They also share stories about the importance of sleep, community, and love.

It’s incredible how loved ones change our lives and inspire us to help others. Max is a testament to this and wants to share all he’s learned with you.

PS – If you’d like to learn more about Max’s work, check out his website, Instagram, or read his new book.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Max’s thoughts on a vegan diet
  2. What makes a scientific study trustworthy?
  3. Foods that help your brain thrive
  4. Max’s recipe for a brain-healthy salad
  5. Benefits of bitter plant compounds
  6. Genius foods for your brain
  7. Which plays a bigger role—genes or diet?
  8. Which oils should we avoid and why
  9. Max’s inspiration: his mom
  10. Your brain on sugar
  11. What sources of research does Max recommend?
  12. Thoughts on food policy
  13. How important is community for health?
  14. Contemplating coconut oil as a healthy fat
  15. Optimizing brain health with sleep and love


Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

Max Lugavere

Max is a top expert in nutrition for cognitive health, performance, and longevity. He is the author of the New York Times best seller, Genius Foods, and the director of the upcoming film BREAD HEAD, the first-ever documentary about dementia prevention through diet and lifestyle. Max is a regularly-appearing brain health researcher on The Dr. Oz Show and contributes as a health journalist to Medscape. He is a speaker, most recently keynoting the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and coaches top performers on ways to “hack” cognition for greater wellbeing and performance. And a featured speaker at our recent Feel Good Summit that was hosted in Los Angeles California.

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