Doctor of natural medicine and wellness authority Dr. Josh Axe delivers a groundbreaking, indispensable guide for understanding, diagnosing, and treating one of the most discussed yet little-understood health conditions: leaky gut syndrome.
Do you have a leaky gut? For 80 percent of the population, the answer is yes - and most people don't even realize it. Leaky gut syndrome is the root cause of a litany of ailments: chronic inflammation, allergies, autoimmune diseases, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, diabetes, and even arthritis.
To keep us in good health, our gut relies on maintaining a symbiotic relationship with trillions of microorganisms that live in our digestive tract. When our digestive system is out of whack, serious health problems can manifest, and our intestinal walls can develop microscopic holes, allowing undigested food particles, bacteria, and toxins to seep into the bloodstream. This condition is known as leaky gut syndrome.
In Eat Dirt, Dr. Josh Axe explains that what we regard as modern "improvements" to our food supply - including refrigeration, sanitation, and modified grains - have damaged our intestinal health. In fact, the same organisms in soil that allow plants and animals to flourish are the ones we need for gut health. In Eat Dirt, Dr. Axe explains that it's essential to get a little "dirty" in our daily lives in order to support our gut bacteria and prevent leaky gut syndrome. Dr. Axe offers simple ways to get these needed microbes, from incorporating local honey and bee pollen into your diet to forgoing hand sanitizers and even ingesting a little probiotic-rich soil.
Because leaky gut manifests differently in every individual, Dr. Axe also identifies the five main "gut types" and offers customizable plans - including diet, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations - to dramatically improve gut health in just 30 days. With a simple diet plan, recipes, and practical advice, Eat Dirt will help listeners restore gut health and eliminate leaky gut for good.
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©2016 Dr. Josh Axe (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
This book was both informative and interesting, well researched with practical easy to follow steps and inspiring stories.
I recommend this book for anyone who eats food.
Seriously there is a wealth of information for everyone in this book.
This is an important book that will help people dial in the root issue with what ails them
The fact that his delivery does not detract from the imformation and he is easy on the ears
Not really one moment, the whole book is must have information to fuction in today's world.
This is a great book to give to your doctor. More than anyone they need to know! Maybe they will begin to guide their patients to strategies to heal themselves.
Everyone has symptoms of something in our imperfect bodies, but this book takes you to a whole foods meal plan and explains why we should avoid certain foods to have optimal health!
This voiceover artist struggles to correctly pronounce some of the medical and biological terms. A simple googling of the terms could have helped him to learn. It's too bad.
I listen to a lot of Dr. Axe's talks online. I've learned a lot from him. But in this book I feel things were repetitive. I kept looking at my phone thinking maybe I had accidentally gone back to a different chapter. The narrator has a wonderful voice for twilight zone narration but it seemed overly sinister for nutrition book. Every time he said dirt his voice would go really low and I felt like there should be shrill Organ cord or a "duh duh duh...". His mispronunciation of so many words like ashwaganda, candida (not Canada) showed a lack of of preparation on his part. Also a lack of oversight on Dr. Axe's part. I wonder how many times they said eat dirt in this book. I got a little old even though I felt like a permission overall was good.
The book was interesting, but I need an actual plan of action so that I can get started to repair my leaky gut. I take acid reflux medicine daily and I want to stop that. I want to feel better. I now feel informed but I need a guide line to put myself in action. I bought the leaky gut collagen, formula pills and leaky gut repair, as a special get started but I didn't get any good instructions. I guess I need to check the internet for more info.
Over the years I have slowly gotten cleaner and cleaner in my family is eating, cleaning, and self-care. This book sums up all of the things that I have learned about and goes in depth so that one can thoroughly understand the science and ideology behind these core health practices.absolutely love this book, and I have recommended it to a few friends two of which have already told me they love it!
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