• Eat Dirt

  • Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It
  • By: Josh Axe
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-29-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (657 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Dr. Josh Axe (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Give you doctor this book....

Where does Eat Dirt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is an important book that will help people dial in the root issue with what ails them

What did you like best about this story?

The clarity

What about Eric Martin’s performance did you like?

The fact that his delivery does not detract from the imformation and he is easy on the ears

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really one moment, the whole book is must have information to fuction in today's world.

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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.

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Mispronounced words.

Many words were mispronounced. Other than that, it seems to be really good information. I am being much less fanatical about clean!

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You are now entering the Eat Dirt Zone

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.

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Inadvisable for IBS Sufferers

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I appreciate that the author has put a great deal of research and work into this book. However, although his advice is clearly intended for IBS sufferers (as well as others), many of the recommended foods are high FODMAP and would likely cause IBS sufferers increased distress rather than assistance and relief. Bone broth made with onions and garlic? Coconut flour? Almond flour? Chamomile tea? Honey? Really? This is perplexing since this book was recently published and the fact that those foods cause distress to IBS sufferers is commonly known to IBS sufferers and those who treat them. How can this author present himself as an expert in gut health while making such recommendations? Also, the "Eat Dirt" is gimmicky and insulting to the readers, and the editor - if there was one at all - seems to have not read the book, since many of the same information is repeated over and over again.

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High recommend to all especially above 40

I implemented some of it and started seeing positive results, I highly recommend to all. It will change your view about fast food and other processed foods.

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Best health book ever!!!

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.

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A book EVERYONE must read!

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!

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Must read for everyone!

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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loved it

I am only a few days.in eating by the books guidelines and I feel so much better

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More like a compilation of internet health tips.

Very disappointed with this book, if the concept of eating dirt is surely interesting, this could have been worth an article, definitely not a book. Therefore, in order to make enough content for a book, Dr. Axe is giving us a compilation of information that sounds like if he was reading Wikipedia health articles one after another, this is very frustrating.

Basically, his entire book can be summed up as "eat dirt".

4 of 5 people found this review helpful