Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, media personality, and leading voice in health. He is the writer, director, and producer of an upcoming documentary titled Bread Head, the first millennial focused film exploring the impact of diet and lifestyle on brain health. His Kickstarter for the film was a viral sensation, and was featured by Upworthy, Huffington Post, Fast Company, WELL+GOOD, Yahoo! Health, and more, and shared by Sir Ken Robinson, Jared Leto, Maria Shriver, and countless others. Prior he was a prominent producer and host of Al Gore's Emmy nominated Current TV from 2005-2011, and in late 2013, he created and hosted Acting Disruptive, a web series viewed by millions online, which featured the entrepreneurial passion projects of Jessica Alba, Adrian Grenier, Jared Leto and more. He is a contributor and brain health expert for Yahoo! Health and regularly hosts health-related content for WebMD, Vice's MUNCHIES channel, and About.com.
"The human brain doesn't come with an owner's manual, but Genius Foods comes close-except that it's also fun to read, and written in a way that anyone can understand. Lugavere has done a great job of distilling the best-available evidence to fix or prevent a broken brain, while also bringing important new ideas to light." - Mark Hyman, MD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine "Max Lugavere has magnificently accomplished the task of bringing the leading edge of brain science to the table-literally. Genius Foods rightly portrays what we choose to eat as representing the most influential decision we make in terms of brain function as well as resistance to disease. Lugavere empathetically guides the reader to dietary choices that will clearly pave the way for a better brain." - David Perlmutter, MD, Author, #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and Brain Maker "Genius Foods can help you reset your mental agility, cope with stress, battle brain fog, and even smack back dementia. What are you waiting for?" - Mehmet Oz, MD, Professor, Columbia University "Genius Foods breaks down and connects cutting-edge topics like dementia prevention and gut health with humor, optimism, and ample enthusiasm. Max Lugavere excels at making the complex subject of nutrition one that anyone can follow and apply in their own lives." - Maria Shriver, award-winning journalist and founder of The Women's Alzheimer's "Max Lugavere has pursued a personal mission to learn and educate others in the increasingly-concerning issue of dementia and cognitive decline. In Genius Foods, he has compiled the most masterful summary of nutritional science relevant to brain health that I have ever read. Heartfelt, readable, and real, Max cuts through the misinformation that characterizes conventional dietary advice and comes to conclusions that are unexpected and powerful. If you are interested in preventing cognitive decline and dementia, Max's book is an absolute must read." - William Davis, MD, Author of the Wheat Belly series and Undoctored