Eat Dirt by Dr. Josh Axe – Book Review
For years I’ve been hearing the term “leaky gut” bandied about but I never quite understood what it meant or if it was something I needed to be concerned with. As it turns out, not only is leaky gut something that I need to be concerned with – it’s something you probably need to be concerned with too!
In his ground-breaking book Eat Dirt, Dr. Josh Axe discusses why leaky gut may be the root cause of many of our health problems and provides five surprising steps to help us cure it!
To begin with, let’s discuss exactly what a leaky gut is.
When you are healthy, the walls of your intestines are slightly permeable, allowing only the minerals and vitamins from the foods you eat to pass into your bloodstream. However, as leaky gut syndrome develops, the pores in your intestine widen, causing undigested food particles, gluten, casein and toxins that would normally remain inside your intestines to make their way inside of your bloodstream.
When this happens, your body treats the foreign items in your bloodstream as invaders and causes your body and immune system to react. As a result, you develop allergies and systematic inflammation and organs throughout your body – including your thyroid, brain and adrenal glands – are impacted.
Since 70 percent of our immune system is located in our gut, Dr. Axe says that when our gut is under attack, our health suffers. In Eat Dirt. Dr. Axe explores the reasons why leaky gut syndrome is on the rise, explains the hidden causes and widespread effects of leaky gut syndrome, and provides specific steps we can take to improve the health of our gut!
Eat Dirt is an easy to read book that is filled with lots of practical suggestions, solutions, and recipes to help you regain control of your health.
This is an invaluable reference book to add to your health resource library.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Video: Eat Dirt Book Trailer
About Dr. Josh Axe
Dr. Josh Axe is a doctor of natural medicine and a clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people get healthy by using food as medicine. He founded one of the largest functional medicine clinics in the United States and runs the popular health website draxe.com, where you can find recipes, natural remedies, videos, nutrition advice, and fitness tips.
Dr. Axe is a board-certified doctor of natural medicine (DNM) who earned his doctorate in chiropractic at Palmer College (DC) and is also a certified nutrition specialist (CNS) from the American College of Nutrition. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Chelsea.
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- Eat Dirt is available on Amazon.
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