About Dr. Josh Axe

Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DNM, CNS, is a doctor of chiropractic, certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. 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 the natural health website DrAxe.com, which at over 17 million monthly visitors is considered the No. 1 natural health website in the world today. Its main topics include nutrition, natural medicine, fitness, healthy recipes, home DIY remedies and trending health news. His website includes a group of credentialed editors, writers and a Medical Review Board. See the About Us page for more details.

He has also been a resource for many professional athletes. In 2009, he began working with the Wellness Advisory Council and Professional Swim Teams. He worked with professional swimmers, providing nutritional advice and performing musculoskeletal work on the athletes to increase their performance. He also traveled to the 2012 Games in London to work with USA athletes.

Dr. Josh Axe has authored several celebrated and bestselling books including Eat Dirt, The Real Food Diet Cookbook and Essential Oils Ancient Medicine. Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It was published by Harper New Wave in March 2016, and it currently receives 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon. In January 2017, Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine for the Modern World was published, and it’s garnered 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon. On February 19, 2019, Little Brown & Company will publish Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Reverse Disease, and it promises to be the definitive book on the ketogenic diet.

Millions of people have read his books and gone through his programs, including Healing Leaky Gut 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 health goals.

Essential Oils Ancient Medicine

Dr. Axe has been a regular guest expert on The Dr. Oz Show, covering such topics as the gut microbiome, weight loss, digestive health (such as leaky gut and candida) and herbal medicine. Dr. Josh 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 discusses how using food as natural remedies for ailments and conditions, and he will show the scientific evidence behind why eating foods like coconut, bone broth, wild-caught fish, fermented vegetables and leafy greens are essential to a healing diet.

He is co-founder of the BurstFIT interval training program along with his wife Dr. Chelsea Axe. Dr. Axe videos like BurstFIT and BurstFIT Fire have 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. Dr. Josh Axe and Dr. Chelsea Axe also appear on YouTube as well as Facebook to discuss and demonstrate smart nutrition, fitness and more.

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 more!

Dr. Josh Axe and Jordan Rubin are the founders of Ancient Nutrition, where the mission is to restore health, strength and vitality by providing history’s healthiest whole food nutrients to the modern world. We are transforming the health of millions of consumers, through our pioneering lines of Bone Broth Protein™, Multi Collagen Protein, Essential Oils, Probiotics, Keto products, educational materials and more.

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.


Recent Bylined Articles by Dr. Josh Axe

U.S. News: How to Minimize Carbs the Healthy Way

Healthline: How Collagen Can Boost Your Body’s Skin, Muscle and Gut

VitaCost: How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Headaches and Migraines

Vitamin Shoppe: Why I Never Miss a Day of Taking These 4 Supplements

Observer: The 5 Most Versatile Essential Oils — and How to Use Them

Runtastic: Reduce Inflammation: 6 Best Naturally Anti-Inflammatory Foods


Dr. Axe as Featured Source

HuffPo: These 5 Foods Will Help Give You Gorgeous Hair

Bustle: 9 Weird Signs You Should Avoid Grains

Popsugar: The Biggest Misconception about Keto, Debunked by a Doctor

Elite Daily: 9 Healthy Gut Foods That Will Help You Steer Clear of Anxiety This Semester

Prevention: 9 Surprising Things That Can Increase Your Sex Drive

Men’s Health: Can Maca Powder Boost Your Energy and Sex Drive?

Well + Good: Foods to Pair with Your Collagen to Make It More Effective

Brit + Co: What You Need to Know About the Celebrity-Favorite Keto Diet

PureWow: Thinking of Going Keto? Don’t Start Without Reading These Tips

Greatist: 9 Keto Recipes That Give You a Good Dose of Healthy Fats

SHAPE: The Keto Meal Plan for Beginners

SheKnows: Turmeric vs. Curcumin: Which Has the Most Health Benefits?

Romper: What Is The Stuff at the Bottom of Apple Cider Vinegar?

OZY: Got a Cough? Try Bosnia’s Witchy Brew

Reader’s Digest: What You Should Know About the Alkaline Diet Before You Try It


Recent TV Appearances by Dr. Axe

Click to watch Dr. Josh Axe on The Dr. Oz Show from April 5, 2017. Dr. Oz features Dr. Axe in a segment titled: “The Foods That Could Be Causing Your Inflammation”

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Dr. Josh Axe & Dr. Oz

Click to watch Dr. Josh Axe on The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Oz features Dr. Axe in a segment titled:
“Surprising Metabolism Death Foods” View On Doctoroz.com

July 21, 2014

“Is Your Gut Responsible for Weight Gain? View On Doctoroz.com

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