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Max Lugavere  Truth-seeker, self-experimenter, brain food expert. On TV. Sign up for my information-packed newsletter and get a free supplement guide:

Not sure who said this initially but it's true on every level I can think of. It's also a perfect definition of hormesis, one of my favorite biological concepts that applies to so much more than biology. Homesis describes the ability of stressors to cause us to become better and more resilient versions of ourselves. This occurs at every level of our being, from the microscopic, up to what we create and manifest in the world. Nietzsche said "what doesn't kill us makes us stronger." I say comfort makes us weak. Take your burden and make it your blessing. .
Do you agree? Type ๐Ÿ’ฏ if you're with me.

NEW VIDEO. Do you drink coffee? Do you exercise and want to perform better in your workouts? Are you trying to reduce the carbs in your diet and finding it difficult? Or are you one of the 1 in 10 Americans on an SSRI antidepressant drug?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this video may be extremely important for you. I interview Dr. James DiNicolantonio (@drjamesdinic), research scientist and author of the new book "The Salt Fix" about one of the (if not THE) most undervalued nutrients we have: salt. Avoiding salt may be one of the biggest health mistakes you're making. Click the link in my profile bio to watch the full interview.
What do you think? Would adding more salt to your diet be something you'd consider? Or have you already felt a difference by eating more salt? Let me know in the comments below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ and TAG ๐Ÿ”– someone who might benefit from this info.

#keto #lchf #lowcarb #ketoflu #thesaltfix

Very excited to be leading a retreat beginning July 30th in Scott's Valley, CA at @1440multiversity, an incredible new learning destination in California. Each day will be filled with lectures about nutrition, longevity, brain health, cognitive optimization, exercise, co-taught with my good friend @paulgrewalmd, a leading expert in weight loss and strength training. There will be yoga, hiking, healthy food, and on-site lodging, plus an amazing week in nature and lots of time to hang out and get to know one another. I may even bring my guitar. Again, the dates are 7/30-8/4. For details and to register visit or click the link in my profile bio! ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
"Biohacking Your Brain and Body: Making Your Ancestral Genes Thrive in the Modern World" at @1440multiversity. Taught by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal MD. 7/30-8/4. Details:
๐Ÿ“ธ @nickonken

Fun times on The @Dr_Oz Show today where I discuss some very popular new health trends. We talk all about collagen protein (apropos given my recent blog on the science-backed benefits of collagenโ€”link in profile bio), mushroom coffee, drinking chocolate, maca milk, healthy pork rinds (is there such a thing?!) and more, while Dr. Oz and I personally taste-test each new trend AND subject a couple of unwitting audience members to the same. Hope you get to tune in (check local listings or set your DVR).

I am obsessed with cold water immersion, a powerful way to boost metabolic health and rate (i.e. the rate at which you burn calories and fat). A human trial showed that hour-long immersion up to the head in water that was 20 degrees C (or 68 degrees F) increased metabolic rate by 93% while immersion at 14 degrees C (or 57 degrees F) increased metabolic rate by 350%!!! Here I am in water that is even colderโ€”10 degrees C (or 50 degrees F). I spent 20 minutes in it!
I think the key is working your way slowly towards your time/temperature goals so that your body can acclimate to prevent your body temperature from dropping more than just slightly. Hypothermia occurs when your body temperature cools faster than your body can warm you up but part of the acclimation process is to coax the body to develop more brown fat which is literally there to warm you up. Everyone's different and cold water bathing isn't without risk so if you're concerned, have any kind of medical problem, or are on any kind of medication, you should should ask your doctor first and do not try to jump in at this level. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
Do you take cold showers or ice bathe? I'd love to know your thoughts and experience! Comment below. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

My dinner! As a fan of buffalo wings AND optimal health, I've engineered the perfect buffalo chicken wing recipe, which lends the wings the exact crunch and crispiness that good buffalo wings are known for, but without any of the health and performance-zapping garbage ingredients. In fact, these wings are rich in various key nutrients including choline, niacin, and vitamin B12 from chicken, and collagen! Chicken skin is full of collagen, as are the cartilage-rich joints of the chicken wing. Collagen consists of important amino acids glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline, which have become relatively rare in the modern diet. Supplementing with them has been shown to enhance sleep, boost mood, improve skin texture, and even promote longevity (in animals). For buffalo wing sauce I combine grass-fed butter with regular hot sauce. The butter provides a small amount of butyrate as well as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which might help protect against cancer and assist in fat burning. The hot sauce provides red pepper, which kicks up your metabolism, makes you feel good (by upregulating endogenous painkillers like endorphins), and contains capsaicin which was shown to positively shift gut microbiota composition to one that produced more beneficial short-chain fatty acids (like butyrate) and reduced bacteria that produce highly-inflammatory lipopolysaccharide. Oh, and these wings are gluten-free, grain free, and contain zero carbohydrates (keto-friendly). Full recipe in link in profile bio! .
#FoodIsInformation #lchf #ketorecipes #chickenwings

Oysters are like multivitamins from the sea! I like to know that just two raw oysters contain my entire daily need for zinc which is an essential mineral for mental health and immune function, required for nearly 100 enzymatic reactions in the body! Oysters are also rich in selenium, which binds to mercury (a heavy metal) allowing us to pass it, and is an important for the production of active thyroid hormone T3. They also provide my entire daily need for vitamin B12 which is important for brain health, energy, and mood. #FoodIsInformation #oysters

Getting silly on this beautiful 4th of July weekend. ๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ˜œโค๏ธ
What healthy things did you get up to? Let me know below. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ
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Have you heard of intermittent fasting, or time-restricted feeding? The research on this method of eating is very compelling. Happy to have created a video overview (just 3 minutes long), which you can watch by clicking the link in my profile bio!
Are you already a fan of IF? If so leave a comment ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ and tell me about your experience!
P.S. while in this video I mention the common 16-8 protocol, I usually recommend starting with a 12-14 hour fasting window, especially for women. And also ๐Ÿ’ฅimportant๐Ÿ’ฅ if you have any kind of medical condition or are on any medication, check with your doctor first!

Very happy to be interviewed today by @markhymanmd's team for an important docu-series on autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and more. Can't wait to share with the world.

Had such a good time talking to yogis this weekend at @wanderlustfest! In my 2 talks I focused on how you can easily lose fat and improve brain performance with diet, thermal stress, exercise (including yoga), and fasting. Speaking of yoga, did you know that in a recent trial involving patients with major depression, 3 months of yoga (and not antidepressant drugs) significantly decreased levels of cortisol and increased levels of a brain growth factor called BDNF that protects your brain cells and promotes the growth of new ones?
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#yoga #WANDERLUST #fasting

NEW VIDEO! I address the recent USA Today headline suggesting that coconut oil isn't and has never been healthy. Not so fast! Here's just a small clip... watch the whole video by clicking the link in my profile bio. Tag someone that needs to hear this and comment "๐Ÿ’ฏ" below if you agree!

#lchf #coconutoil

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