EPISODE 196: The Death of Bread
with Max Lugavere

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You already know wheat is inflammatory, high glycemic, and allergenic for many people, but did you know that bread can affect your brain as well? Sad but true: something as ubiquitous as your morning toast could cause short term brain fog and contribute (or even cause) neurological diseases long term.

On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you’ll meet filmmaker, Max Lugavere, who is leading an awareness campaign to connect the dots between bread and cognitive decline. Initially motivated by the neurological challenges of his mother, Lugavere will shed new light on “sandwich culture” and why we need to rethink this all-American staple in our diets.

Lugavere is an American television personality, producer, filmmaker, and musician. He earned a degree in film and psychology from the University of Miami and contributes regularly to The Huffington Post on topics of science, innovation, and technology. Currently, Max is working on a new documentary that explores the impact of our diets and lifestyles on brain health, called, Bread Head.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How bread can cause inflammation in the gut – but also in the brain
  • How family history and genetics can load the gun while your food and lifestyle can pull the trigger for neurodegenerative disease
  • What “impaired glucose metabolism” means and how does it relate to Alzheimer´s Disease
  • How a high fat, ketogenic diet could be a breakthrough for brain health
  • What Type III diabetes is and who is at risk

Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Microwaves – should we use them?

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