Wed, 21 March 2018
Stu: This week welcome to the show Max Lugavere. He is a filmmaker, TV personality, health and science journalist and brain food expert. He is also the director of the upcoming film Bread Head, the first-ever documentary about dementia prevention through diet and lifestyle and author of the soon-to-be released, Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain For Life (Harper Wave, March 2018). Lugavere has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, and the Daily Beast and has been featured on NBC Nightly News, the Dr. Oz Show, and in The Wall Street Journal. He is a sought-after speaker, invited to lecture at esteemed academic institutions such as the New York Academy of Sciences and Weill Cornell Medicine, has given keynotes at such events as the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden. From 2005-2011, Lugavere was a journalist for Al Gore’s Current TV. He lives in New York City and Los Angeles.
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. This week, I am super excited to welcome, Max Lugavere to the show. Max is a filmmaker, TV personality, health and science journalist and brain food expert. It's that brain food that really got me excited to be able to talk to Max today. It's Max's passion and obsession to discover how we can safeguard ourselves against dementia, Alzheimer's and the growing number of neurodegenerative diseases that are prevalent today. This was a personal topic for me as well because my parents had suffered, are suffering the very things that we get deep down and discover today as well with Max. In this episode, we talk about his discoveries during the making of the movie, "Bread Head," and we also chat about his new book, "Genius Foods," that help us gain back our mental clarity amongst many other things. So, without further ado, let's get into the show. Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted this morning to welcome Max Lugavere to the show. Good morning Max.
Good morning Stu. How are you?
Yeah, very well. Thank you. We're super excited again today to have you on the show because you're a true pioneer in your specified topic, which for me, is neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer's, optimizing the brain specifically as part of the pillars of health. It's a topic personally as well that is really close to home because we've got family issues as well in that area, which I'll talk to you a little bit later on the show. But first up, before we really get into the good stuff, I just wondered if you could tell our audience who might not have been exposed to your work, a little bit about yourself please.
Absolutely. Again, my name is Max Lugavere. I'm 35 years old. I split my time between New York City and Los Angeles. My background is in media. I'm not a medical doctor. I was a health and science journalist for many years. That sort of began with a five-year tenure working for a TV network in the United States, that was founded by former US Vice President, Al Gore. I worked with him and his team for five years, cutting my teeth with the best of the best in Hollywood, learning how to tell a story, learning how to communicate fairly hot button topics with responsibility and grace. I left current TV to try to figure out where I was going to go with my career. I was in my mid-20s and it was around that time that my, back home in New York City, that my mother started to display strange symptoms of what would ultimately be determined to be a neurodegenerative disease. Basically, for me, I'm my mother's oldest son. My family's very tight-knit. I became, basically, obsessed with learning everything I could about what was robbing my Mom of her brain function such a young age. She was 58 when she first began showing symptoms. In tandem with that, with trying to do everything I could for my mother, my mission became bifurcated, essentially, because on the one hand, I was trying to learn why this happened to her, but on the other hand, it became very much about myself and how I can protect myself from ever having to experience cognitive decline and also to protect those that I care about, which is in a way, a sort of selfish thing. The people that I love, I want them to continue to be around me, in good health. I started learning about all of the mechanisms and associations that play when it comes to preserving and ultimately enhancing the way that our brains work. I just decided at a certain point that I couldn't stay quiet.
Wed, 14 March 2018
This week welcome to the show Caique Ponzoni. He is the CEO and Founder of Naked Foods Bulk with 8 stores, farmers markets and online retail proving a successful concept. Caique is a passionate entrepreneur with experience in retail, marketing , graphic design and sustainability.
Caique believes now is the time to expand and offer the world a new way of shopping and a greater experience as the awareness for environmental sustainability, waste reduction and ethical food trading rises.
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This week I'm excited to welcome Caique Ponzoni. Caique is the founder and director of Naked Foods. A chain of bulk whole foods stores that live and breathe the mantra that food should be consumed as close to its natural form as possible. So I set down for a coffee with Caique last year and was so intrigued by his story that I just had to share it with you. [00:01:00] It's a tale of dreams, failures, persistence, and determination. When most of us would have thrown in the towel and walked away. So without further ado, let's get into the show. Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I'm delighted today to welcome Caique Ponzoni to the show. Good morning Caique.
Good morning. Good morning everyone.
[00:01:30] Welcome to the show mate. First up, for all those that may not be familiar with you; who you are, what you do, I'd love for you just to tell us a little bit about your journey for a couple of seconds and then we'll get into the good stuff as well.
My name's Caique Ponzoni, like you said. I'm based [inaudible 00:01:39] of Naked Foods. Been operating Naked Foods with my wife for about 8 years to be where we are today.
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Wed, 7 March 2018
This week welcome to the show Steph Lowe. She is a sports nutritionist, triathlete and cashew butter addict from Melbourne, Victoria. She teachs how easy real food living and performance can be.
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Her biggest piece of advice is to dive straight in – study, blog, create, share and enjoy the journey. Do what you love, love what you do.
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This week I'm excited to welcome Steph Lowe, A.K.A. the natural nutritionist. So Steph is a sports nutritionist, triathlete, and cashew butter addict from Melbourne, with a strong focus on low carb, high fat for enhanced sports performance. So really, really interesting stuff. We talk about gut health, carbohydrate confusion, the effectiveness of shop bought probiotics, and why you may want to switch to eating cold potatoes. I'll be doing that very thing today. So without further ado, let's get into the show. Hey guys, this is Stu from 180, and I'm delighted to welcome Steph Lowe back to the show. Good morning Steph, how are you?
Well thank you, how are you?
[00:01:30] Yeah very good thanks, very good. So Steph first up, for all those that may not be familiar with your work, just wondered if you could share a little bit of your history and your journey for our listeners please.
[00:02:00] Yeah for sure. So these days I run the Natural Nutritionist, which is a online hub that celebrates the importance of real food. And we work with a wide variety of people, certainly from beginners and potentially families that are looking to move into what we call a real food lifestyle, all the way up to our endurance athletes who are looking to optimize their metabolism and become a fat adapted athlete.
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