Eat Dirt

  • by Josh Axe
  • Narrated by Eric Martin
  • 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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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- Darci S

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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- Snowflake

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-29-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio