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Having lost my mom to dementia, as Max did, I enjoyed Max’s first book about brain health, Genius Foods. His new book, The Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary goes deeper into food plus lifestyle factors that can help maintain a vibrant body and a strong, capable brain as well.

It’s no secret that modern life, while convenient, is wreaking havoc on our bodies and minds with poor nutrition, lack of sleep and movement, more time indoors, digital distraction, and daily exposure to an almost obscene amount of chemicals and radiation. While we may not notice the negative health consequences right away, after years and decades, our bodies and brains cry uncle, and we are left with conditions like heart disease, cancer, and dementia.

The Genius Life provides easy-to-follow steps to optimize your physical and mental health for the long run, with chapters on diet, fasting and syncing your body’s internal clocks, sun exposure and vitamin D, the benefits of hot/cold exposure, exercise, cleaning up your environment, and sleep. It culminates with a four-week framework and example “day-in-the-genius-life” to help put it all into practice.

With this guide, you will be better armed to tackle all that modern life throws at you and come out stronger, healthier, and more resilient.