Protect Your Brain For Life


After reading the New York Times best-selling book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, I included it on my recommendation list of tools and resources to improve performance and wellbeing.

So I was thrilled to see author Max Lugavere will be speaking at the Biohackers Summit in November where I will be attending.

Lugavere is a filmmaker, and health and science journalist who's contributed to Fast Company, CNN, The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal among many others.

He was recently interviewed by the author of the Biohacker’s Handbook and curator of the BioHackers Summit, Teemu Arina. Here I've included a few key takeaways from the interview. The full interview is available on Youtube.


  • The number one food to add to your diet for brain health is the avocado. "It's an all-in-one genius food." It's strongly nueroprotective. Has ample potassium for health of the cardiovascular system. It's crucial for brain health.

Dietary and lifestyle recommendations:

  • Chase fitness.

  • Optimizing your sleep, which has impact on your metabolic health

  • Resistance training

  • Dietary that avoids polyunsaturated grain and seed oils and simple sugars and refined carbs.

Getting a healthy amount of Omega 3s helps your brain in many ways:

  • It offers the brain building blocks it requires to grow healthy new brain cells, which we now know the brain can do up to death.

  • In the form of supplements from fish oil, omega 3 can significantly reduce cardiovascular events including heart attack

    People who eat more fish, which is a primary way to get omega 3s, have a reduction risk for alzheimers

  • Avoid grain and seed oils, omega 6s

Intermittent Fasting:

  • 12-14-15 hour of fasting window depletes the liver of glycogen and creates a buffer for any starches and carbs.

  • Better digestion by not eating super late at night. Our body isn’t suitable for eating late. "The kitchen closes later in the evening."