About Dr. Axe

About Dr. Axe

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 Exodus Health Center, which grew to become one of the largest functional medicine clinics in the world.

Dr. Axe has created one of the top 10 most visited natural health websites in the world at www.DrAxe.com which has over 6,000,000 monthly visitors, where the main topics include nutrition, natural medicine, fitness, healthy recipes, home remedies and trending health news.


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Dr. Axe 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 books and programs, including The Real Food Diet Cookbook, The Secret Detox and Healing Leaky Gut. These books and programs combine the power of advanced nutrition with recipes, superfoods and cleansing to help people reach their optimum level of health, all in addition to his acclaimed natural health website.

As a syndicated radio show host with a popular podcast in the Dr. Axe Show, he interviews the world’s leading health experts and answers common health questions along with covering the latest natural health news. He’s also a highly sought after speaker and conference leader in communities, churches and businesses.

He is co-founder of the BurstFIT interval training program that is known as one of the fastest and most effective ways to burn body-fat.  He is also a regular on the Dr. Oz Show and has been seen on NBC, FOX and CBS.

Dr. Axe has been a regular writer for Beyond Organic and Garden of Life, two of the largest nutritional companies in the United States. In 2010 Dr. Axe was featured as one of Nashville Magazine’s 25 Most Beautiful People.

Dr. Axe has taught corporate wellness programs for companies such as Nissan, Whole Foods, Mercy Ministries, Lifeway, and other large churches and corporations.

Dr. Josh Axe and his wife Dr. Chelsea Axe live in Nashville, TN and enjoy making homemade gluten-free pizza on the weekends, paddle boarding in the ocean and taking their dog Oakley to the park.

Dr. Axe Credentials

Dr. Axe is a board certified doctor of natural medicine (DNM), earned his doctorate in Chiropractic at Palmer College (DC), and is certified nutrition specialist (CNS) from the Board of Certified Nutrition Specialists.

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