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  • The Genius Life

  • Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary (Genius Living, Book 2)
  • By: Max Lugavere
  • Narrated by: Max Lugavere
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Science & Engineering, Science
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Summary

The author of the New York Times best-selling Genius Foods is back with a lifestyle program for resetting your brain and body to its "factory settings", to help fight fatigue, anxiety, and depression and to optimize cognitive health for a longer and healthier life.

The human body was honed under unique conditions that no longer exist. The modern world has changed dramatically since our days as hunter gatherers, and it has caused widespread anxiety, stress, and disease, leaving our brains in disrepair. But science proves that the body and brain can be healed with the intervention of lifestyle protocols that help us to regain our cognitive birthright.

In the Genius Life, Lugavere expands the Genius Foods plan, which focused on nutrition and how it affects brain health, and expands it to encompass a full lifestyle protocol. We know now that the health of our brains - including our cognitive function and emotional wellness - depend on the health of our gut, endocrine, cardiac, and nervous systems as there is a constant feedback loop between all systems. Drawing on globe-spanning research into circadian biology, psychology, dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and exercise physiology, the Genius Life shows how to integrate healthy choices in all aspects of our daily routines: eating, exercising, sleeping, detoxing, and more to create a healthy foundation for optimal cognitive health and performance. Among Max’s groundbreaking findings, you will discover:

  • A trick that gives you the equivalent of a "marathon" workout, in 10 minutes
  • How to get the benefits of an extra one to two extra servings of veggies daily without eating them
  • The hidden everyday chemicals that could be making you fat and sick
  • How to boost melatonin levels by up to 60 percent for deeper sleep without supplements

The book features an achievable prescriptive 21-day plan for Genius Living that includes daily workouts, meal plans, and meal prep tips, and accompanied with helpful suggestions for healthy swaps and snacks.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Max Lugavere (P)2020 HarperAudio

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health guide

if you decide to change your life to healthy one this is a good guide for you lots of simple and good guidlines that will help to improve life quality

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a good summary of healthy eating and lifestyle

if I had enough space, I'd write my title as "How do you recommend the paleo diet without saying the words "paleo diet"?"

this is a nice summary of some good diet and lifestyle tips, and most of them I have been following for 11 years, and I feel great. there was nothing new here for me, but a great starting point for someone looking to overall their health.

my main criticism would be his overuse of the words "linked" "correlated" or "associated". as in, most of the science he uses to back up his claims is based on epidemiological or observational studies. but then, often that is all we have to work with when talking about nutrition science.

it's also fairly short, but this isn't a bad thing, he just doesn't labour any points, just tells what you need to know and moves on.

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  • Alex Kerr
  • 25-04-20

big fan of max

im a big fan of max and his work. the book is great but the audio version has glitches, namely around the middle of chapter 2 at the 19 minute part after the discussion on IF. quality control from his publisher and ACX should of caught this.

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  • Scarlett Schertzing
  • 02-01-21

Great book, not for listening to

This is a great book full of information. I regret getting it on Audible though. It's a book you'll want to highlight and reference often.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-20

informative

Great info, but sometimes referred to parts of the book that aren't part of this recording

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  • Scott Ludwig
  • 16-11-21

repeat of last book

So disappointing to hear nearly the exact same information as his previous book. would not recommend

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  • Luz Rodriguez
  • 31-03-21

A new journey

Loved this book, it has started something new in me and the way I do things in my life.

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  • Sillage
  • 16-03-21

Important book

Like his first book this one is a must have and should be used in schools.

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  • Vita
  • 05-01-21

Great arguments, great book

This book, as well as Genius Foods is packed with dense, valuable information, which is very adaptable and convincing enough to actually make that lifestyle change. Just loved it!

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  • Michelle Oldenburg
  • 04-01-21

Fabulous!!

From the in-depth information, to the personal stories attached to the reason this book was written gives the content even more value and reality.
Narrated by the author himself makes a big difference.
If you are at all interested in living a healthy life, this is a must read or listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-12-20

I loved it so much, I'm buying the hard copy

Massively invaluable information. This truly is a life-changing book.

We have started to hack things out of our household and add others with diet and circadian rhythm.

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  • Matty
  • 19-09-20

Amazing

Glad this was written. Loved listening to every bit of it. Learned a lot. Will listen again and again to help retain more of the information. Great job Max