Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people get healthy by using food as medicine. In 2008, he started a functional medicine center in Nashville, which grew to become one of the most renowned clinics in the world.
Dr. Axe founded one of the most visited natural health website in the world at DrAxe.com, which has over 15 million monthly visitors, where the main topics include nutrition, natural medicine, fitness, healthy recipes, home remedies and trending health news.
He has been a physician for many professional athletes. In 2009, he began working with the Wellness Advisory Council and Professional Swim Teams. He worked with professional swimmers, including Ryan Lochte and Peter Vanderkaay, providing nutritional advice and musculoskeletal work on the athletes to increase their performance. He also traveled to the 2012 Games in London to work with USA athletes.
Dr. Axe has authored several bestselling books including Eat Dirt, The Real Food Diet Cookbook and Essential Oils Ancient Medicine. Millions of people have read his books and gone through his programs including Healing Leaky Gut, The Adrenal-Cortisol Solution and Essential Oils Transformation. These books and programs combine the power of advanced nutrition with recipes, herbal remedies and lifestyle improvements to help people reach their optimum level of health.
He is the founder of the Essential Oil Institute, a prestigious online university accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. The school gives advanced training on herbs and essential oils that leads students to become a certified essential oil coach.
Dr. Axe has been a regular guest expert on the Dr. Oz Show covering such topics as the gut microbiome, weight loss, digestive health and herbal medicine. Dr. Axe has taught corporate wellness programs for companies such as Nissan, Whole Foods, Mercy Ministries, Lifeway and has been featured as a keynote speaker at conferences all over the country, including South by Southwest (SXSW), PaleoFX and the Autism Education Summit.
He is co-founder of the BurstFIT interval training program along with his wife Dr. Chelsea Axe. BurstFIT has received rave reviews for being one of the most effective exercise programs ever created to support the body in getting toned, fit and burning fat with the Tabata method.
In 2015 and 2016 his company, Axe Wellness ranked #1 in the state of Tennessee, #3 in the health industry and #35 nationwide on the Inc. 500 list for fastest-growing companies. In their Nashville office they have kombucha on tap, vegetable juice and paleo donuts for breakfast, daily exercise times to do planks and push-ups, and have a company culture that screams food is medicine!
Dr. Axe, along with Jordan Rubin (CEO of Axe Wellness), are the founders of the Ancient Nutrition supplement company that produces bone broth protein powder. They are also the founders of Axe Supplements and Ancient Apothecary a line of herbal extracts and essential oils.
Dr. Josh Axe and his wife Dr. Chelsea live in Nashville, TN, where they enjoy making healthy gourmet meals like homemade gluten-free pizza, paddle boarding, doing ginger shots, Burst training and going hiking with their dogs Oakley and Flash.