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Can Food Turn Us Into Geniuses

Max Lugavere, Chase Jarvis

Can Food Turn Us Into Geniuses

Max Lugavere, Chase Jarvis

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There's a common misconception that artists have a monopoly on creativity...But the very act of making waves - no matter the career - is a creative one. The Chase Jarvis Live Show is an exploration of creativity, self-discovery, entrepreneurship, hard-earned lessons, and so much more. Chase sits down with the world's top creators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders and unpacks actionable, valuable insights to help you live your dreams in career, hobby, and life.

ABOUT THIS EPISODE:

Max Lugavere is a health and science journalist focused on nutrition, fitness, and wellness.

Max’s journey to understanding the power food has on brain function began when was helping his mother, who developed Lewy body dementia. He noticed the doctors doing nothing except trying to manage the symptoms- rather than actually curing the disease. He started learning and applying what we are now learning about the science of food and cooking and kicked off a decade-long journey to understand how to prevent cognitive decline.

What he found out was that, “The same steps that we can take that are going to buy us extra years if not possibly decades of cognitive health also improve the way our brains work here and now."

Food is the Foundation
Food is a potent leverage point because it is one of the few areas, we have control over. We eat three times a day. You literally are what you eat. Fat forms your brain cell membrane. Your diet ingests protector molecules. The good news? There are a number of mechanisms through which food can protect our brains as we age.

Lifestyle habits are hard to break, but with every meal, you can make an impact. We’ve known for decades that diet plays a role in cardiovascular and metabolic health. Despite just 2 percent of your body mass, the brain uses 25 percent of the energy we consume.

Processing speed and executive function can all be changed through diet. Executive function helps us tune out distractions and make decisions. It’s the key to our cognition.

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