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Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It

Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It

by Josh Axe


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From functional medicine expert and wellness authority Dr. Josh Axe, a groundbreaking guide to diagnosing and treating an often-discussed yet little-understood condition—leaky gut syndrome—that is dominating media headlines.

Most Americans live a “germ-free” lifestyle, sanitizing and scrubbing every surface, eating processed and pasteurized food, and slathering on anti-bacterial gels. But while our homes and hands may be clean, our health is taking a hit. Starved of actual nutrition and overtaxed by chemicals, stress, and excessive antimicrobial use, we are developing microscopic tears in our intestinal walls.

These tears can lead to a condition known as “leaky gut syndrome,” a deterioration of the gut wall that results in wide-spread inflammation and weakened immunity. In his bestselling book Eat Dirt, functional medicine practitioner Dr. Josh Axe explains the hidden causes and widespread effects of leaky gut syndrome and offers a program to heal the gut and restore health in five easy steps.

Dr Axe offers diagnostic quizzes to help readers assess their gut type, then provides simple regimes designed to heal the gut and eliminate digestive and autoimmune problems. From reducing antibiotic use to eating seasonally, spending more time outdoors, managing stress, and incorporating probiotic-rich foods into your diet, Dr. Axe’s program can help anyone restore gut health and feel their best.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062433671
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 100,127
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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, where you can find recipes, natural remedies, videos, nutrition advice, and fitness tips. Dr. Axe is a board-certified doctor of natural medicine (DNM), earned his doctorate in chiropractic at Palmer College (DC), and is a certified nutrition specialist (CNS) from the American College of Nutrition. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Chelsea.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 Why We're Suffering

1 The Hidden Epidemic 3

2 Ground Zero for Leaky Gut 17

3 The Immunity Connection 31

4 Eat Dirt 48

Part 2 The Five Factors of Gut Health

5 You Are What You Eat 67

8 A Sanitized Society 88

7 The Price of Convenience 110

8 Our Stressful Lives 131

9 Medication Nation 142

10 The Eat Dirt Program 161

Part 3 Heal For Your Gut Type

11 Healing the Whole Body 179

12 Healing Candida Gut 189

13 Healing Stressed Gut 199

14 Healing Immune Gut 210

15 Healing Gastric Gut 221

16 Healing Toxic Gut 232

Part 4 Recipes

17 Recipes for Home and Body 245

Resource Guide 287

Acknowledgments 289

Notes 291

Index 311

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