Our Mission

At DrAxe.com and Ancient Nutrition, we believe the human body was built for high performance. But in the modern world, we often get disconnected from the traditions and nutritional principles that were honored and celebrated throughout history. 

Our mission at DrAxe.com is to restore health, strength and vitality by providing thoroughly researched health articles to help YOU, our audience (17 million strong!), transform your health, whether by natural remedies, specific diet plans and recipes, key nutrients and foods, and detailed fitness workouts.

Meanwhile, at Ancient Nutrition, our whole food nutritional products are designed to provide Ancient Nutrients in a modern, convenient form to power the body and mind, making you healthier along the way.

Co-Founders

Dr. Josh Axe

Co-Founder, DC, DNM, CNS

Dr. Axe is a chiropractor, doctor of natural medicine, clinical nutritionist and author with a passion to help people get well using food as medicine. Author of the books Eat Dirt, Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine and the upcoming Keto Diet: Your 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones and Reserve Disease (February 2019), he also operates the No. 1 natural health website in the world at DrAxe.com, with 17 million unique visitors every month.

Dr. Axe is a co-founder of Ancient Nutrition, a health company where the mission is to restore health, strength and vitality by providing history’s healthiest whole food nutrients to the modern world. Dr. Josh Axe and his wife Dr. Chelsea live in Nashville, TN.

Jordan Rubin

Co-Founder

Jordan Rubin is one of America’s most-recognized and respected natural health experts, and is the New York Times bestselling author of The Maker’s Diet, and 25 additional titles, including his latest work Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine.

An eco-entrepreneur and lecturer on health and nutrition, Jordan has shared a message of natural health in five continents and 46 states in the U.S. Jordan is the founder of Garden of Life®, a leading whole food nutritional supplement company, and Beyond Organic, a vertically integrated organic food and beverage company. Jordan has formulated hundreds of dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages, including many No. 1 top sellers in the Healthy Foods channel.

Content Team

Chelsea Axe

Fitness Expert & Trainer, DC, CSCS

Dr. Chelsea Axe is an expert in the field of natural health, fitness, functional movement and nutrition. She is passionate about helping people increase their performance in all areas of life. She is a chiropractic physician, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and a registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance. Co-Founder of the BurstFIT interval training program, this program combines functional bodyweight exercises, tabata, weight lifting and HIIT cardio for maximum fitness results. She is a trained expert in Olympic weight lifting technique and using proper form to both reduce the risk of injury and rehabilitate facilitated areas. Dr. Chelsea has trained triathletes, NFL players, families and young athletes. She also specializes in sports nutrition, weight loss and holistic beauty practices. Dr. Chelsea and her husband, Dr. Josh Axe, live in Nashville, TN.

Joe Boland

Content Manager

Joe is content manager and nutrition editor at Ancient Nutrition, creating and editing content on DrAxe.com. With 15 years in journalism, Joe has covered everything from news to sports, health, nutrition, fitness, nonprofit fundraising and medical journals, as well as editing magazine and book projects. Joe graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

Ethan Boldt

Ethan Boldt

VP, Content

Ethan directs the content team and is charged with making sure that we become a go-to web destination for anyone seeking out natural health advice. Since starting in February 2015, DrAxe.com has grown from 800,000 to 17 million monthly users. He also oversees the creation of retail content, books and ebooks, health program development and more. Ethan graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Ethan lives with his wife and two children in Philadelphia.

Katie Brind’Amour

Contributing Writer, PhD, MS

Katie is a Certified Health Education Specialist and freelance writer with a passion for health and wellness. From natural health articles to complex clinical trial medical writing, she works to help educate and engage people in their healthcare decision-making. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading historical fiction, cooking, gardening and hanging out with her husband and two boys in south-central Pennsylvania.

Mike Carlson

Contributing Writer, NSCA-CPT, CF-L1

Mike Carlson is a freelance health and fitness reporter plus a former competitive swimmer and Ironman triathlon finisher. He is certified as a trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and received his CrossFit Level One and CrossFit Kids certification. A former full-time editor for Muscle & FitnessMen’s FitnessOxygen, and the UFC, he also crafted medical features for the American Optometric Association, Stanford Health Care and USA Today. Current obsessions include the Los Angeles Dodgers, coaching soccer and kombucha. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two children and a bulldog named Frankie.

Kristy Carroll

Senior Graphic Designer

Kristy is our Senior Graphic Designer based in Niagara Falls, New York. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication at the State University of New York College at Buffalo. With a background in advertising, Kristy is passionate about creating graphics (after her coffee and collagen) that inform and inspire others to transform their lives naturally.

Allison Eddy

Art Director

Allison is the Art Director here at Ancient Nutrition based out of Buffalo, NY. Graduate of the State University of New York College at Buffalo and Northumbria University, Allison gained experience and knowledge about all things design, marketing and branding. Allison started her journey at Dr. Axe several years ago as one of the first few employees and things have not slowed down since. Nothing makes her happier than working with her dogs at her feet and knowing the content she designs is changing people’s lives.

Rebekah Edwards

Contributing Writer

Rebekah Edwards is a writer and editor located in Nashville, TN. After graduating from Trevecca Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she developed a love for unraveling complexities behind common health topics through extensive research. She also enjoys implementing regulatory compliance guidelines and determining how to make education for readers as accessible and unbiased as possible.

Julie Goolsby

Contributing Editor

Julie Goolsby has over 10 years of experience in both natural health and medical publishing. She enjoys covering topics such as health conditions, natural remedies and DIY recipes. Her background also includes a bachelor’s degree in art and an MA in women’s studies.

Jillian Levy

Senior Writer

Jill has been with the Dr.Axe team for nearly four years. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Fairfield University, followed by a certification as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Jillian is also a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and has been trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the University of Massachusetts. Jillian takes a “non-diet” approach to health and really enjoys teaching others about mindful eating, intuitive eating and the benefits of eating real foods.

Rachael Link

Senior Writer, MS, RD

Rachael is a registered dietitian based in New York City. She completed her undergraduate degree in Dietetics at the University of Central Missouri and later received her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. Rachael is passionate about plant-based nutrition and enjoys providing easy-to-understand information to readers looking to improve their health.

Alex Loria

Director of Public Relations

Alex is a seasoned public relations expert, particularly in the health, wellness and lifestyle verticals. Alex enjoys incredible relationships with journalists and producers, allowing her to secure strong placements both for Dr. Axe and the Ancient Nutrition brand. She works closely with Dr. Axe to spread his natural health knowledge to top-tier consumer publications and broadcast shows. Alex also handles all media inquiries, partnership requests and speaking proposals. Alex graduated from UC Santa Barbara, with a BA in Psychology. She lives in sunny Los Angeles, CA with her fiancé Bryan and dog Baxter.

Alyssa Lowery

Assistant Editor

With a passion for environmental sustainability and natural health and wellness, Alyssa Lowery joined the Ancient Nutrition content team after receiving her bachelor’s degree. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her degree in linguistics and Spanish. As Assistant Editor, she manages DrAxe.com recipes, covers social media SEO and more.

Kathleen McCoy

Contributing Writer

Kathleen left the corporate world of marketing and public relations over a decade ago to become a freelance writer and found her niche in the health and wellness arena. Being raised with wanderlust, she’s travelled the world paying particular attention to local natural health practices and how people’s diets and routines around the world differ from the Western world. When Kathleen’s not researching or writing, she may be found fixing a meal for family and friends, playing with her dog, reading or adventuring with her camera in hand.

Jean Nick

Contributing Writer

Jean Nick is a lifelong organic gardener, sustainable farmer, scientist, author and environmentalist. She has been writing about organic gardening and healthy lifestyles for the better part of three decades from her organic farm in rural Bucks County, PA. She has a master’s degree from Rutgers University in plant genetics.

Kyra Oliver

Contributing Writer

Kyra believes strongly in helping others, which is why she is an author of the recently release book, 8 Ways of Being: How to Motivate Yourself to Live Happy and Free Every Day. Kyra is a wellness educator and motivational speaker, a certified fitness instructor, founder of the non-profit, The Hayes Foundation and a marketing and branding expert. Kyra uses her work in her daily life as she trains for triathlons, marathons and ultra distance trail races. With her website called y.o.u. (your own utopia), Kyra shares ways for people to take care of themselves through recipes, workouts, DIY ideas, good reads and, of course, living life with a positive mindset filled with love and kindness.

Annie Price

Staff Writer

Annie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she studied over 100 dietary theories with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Annie has been writing about holistic health and beauty since 2008. Annie graduated summa cum laude from University at Albany with a major in sociology and minor in psychology. Through her writing and coaching, she loves to help people find ways to incorporate healthier, more natural choices into their daily routines to improve their health, both inside and out.

Christine Ruggeri

Staff Writer

Christine is a writer and nutrition counselor based in Northport, New York. She has a degree in Education with a concentration in English from Iona College, and received her health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Christine worked as a language arts and writing teacher for 10 years before joining the content team at Dr. Axe/Ancient Nutrition. She’s also a mother of two and certified doula, which adds to her passion for educating people in topics related to pregnancy and children’s health.

Lora Sickora

Books and Programs Editor

Lora Sickora is the Books and Programs Editor at Ancient Nutrition, where she has edited numerous works ranging from Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine to Multi Collagen Makeover to The Essential Oils Institute. Prior to joining Ancient Nutrition in July 2016, Lora worked as a book editor in trade, direct-to-consumer and medical publishing, specializing in general health, diet, self-help and fitness titles. Lora graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and is passionate about all things natural health. A Georgia native, Lora lives in the Atlanta metro area with her husband and daughter.

Leah Zerbe

Senior Editor, MS, NASM-CPT, NASM-CES

Leah works with our team to bring some of the most compelling, well-researched natural health news and email content to our large and rapidly growing audience. With an B.A. in journalism from Temple University and a M.S. in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania, Leah also covers functional fitness topics. She’s also a certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Leah resides on her family’s organic farm in Pennsylvania.

Ancient Pioneers

Tom Aarts

Andrew Abraham

Founder and CEO, Orgain

Suleman Ali

Founder, Ali Capital;

Board Member, Native Co.

Moiz Ali

Founder, Ali Capital;

Founder and CEO, Native Co.

Rakesh Amin

Meghan Asha

Brad Barnhorn

Leading Board Member in the Food/Beverage Space, KRAVE, KeVita, Chameleon Cold-Brew, Simple Mills, Health Warrior, Fishpeople, among others

Keith Belling

Co-Founder, Chairman and Former CEO, Pop Chips

Lonna Borden

Justin Brown

Vice President of Business Development, Infinity Worlds, Inc.

Chad Bugos

Founder and President, Infinity Worlds, Inc.

Tara Burkley

Strategic Business Development Director, New Hope

Dave Burwick

Casey Carl

Former Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Target

Filipp Chebotarev

Polina Chebotareva

Managing Partner, Cambridge Companies SPG

Giancarlo Chersich

Joel Clark

Bob Daub

Senior Vice President, The Moscoe Group

Joe DiSalvo

Managing Partner, The DiSalvo Group PLLC

Andrew East

NFL Athlete

Shawn Johnson East

Shawn Edwards

Managing Director, Mindsight

David Eisenman

Co-Founder and CEO, Madwell

Joe Ennen

Karen Farrell

Natural Director of Brand Management-NBC, Presence Marketing/Dynamic Presence

Chris Fenster

Founder and CEO, Propeller Industries

Bob Ferraro

Co-Founder, Lantana Foods

Michelle Finizio

Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Partnerships, FounderMade

Kelly Flatley

John Foraker

Former CEO, Annie’s Homegrown;

Co-Founder and CEO, Once Upon a Farm

Adam Francis

CEO, Sun Bum

Ari Friedland

Angel Investor;

Former Head of Business Development, Uber;

Former Head of Strategic Partnerships, Dropbox

Andrew Friedman

Nilam Ganenthiran

Chief Business Officer, Instacart

Matt Gase

Sabina Gault

Anubhav Goel

Executive Vice President of Client Growth Solutions, SPINS

Justin Gold

Founder, Justin’s

Joey Gonzalez

Leah Gootkind

National Brand Manager, Presence Marketing/Dynamic Presence

Ben Greenfield

CEO, Kion;

Human Performance and Nutrition Consultant

Ryan Gutzmer

Partner and CEO, The Creative Partners Group

Taylor Hamilton

Owner, Tunies

Hass Hassan

Founder and CEO, Alfalfa’s Markets;

Founder and Chairman, Fresh and Wild Markets;

Former President, Wild Oats;

Former Board Member, Whole Foods Market

Lewis Hershkowitz

President and CEO, Big Geyser, Inc.

Gary Hirshberg

Co-Founder and Chairman, Stonyfield Farm

William Hood

Founder and Managing Director, William Hood & Company

Jim Hornthal

Parallel Entrepreneur;

Angel Investor;

Former Board Member, KIND Snacks

Brian Howard

Partner, The DiSalvo Group PLLC

William Madden III

Bryan Jaffe

Managing Director and Head of Consumer Investment Banking, Cascadia Capital

Dr. Isaac Jones

Co-Founder, Elevays.com

Bill Keith

Founder and CEO, Perfect Bar

Michael Kirban

Co-Founder and CEO, Vita Coco

Dan Klock

Greg Koch

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Stone Brewing

Ruth Kreiger

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Black Bamboo

Janica Lane

Managing Director, Piper Jaffray & Co.

Chris Lansing

CEO, Nature’s Bakery;

Former General Manager of Premium Nutrition & Venturing, PepsiCo

Ben Lee

Managing Director, CircleUp Growth Partners

Brian Lee

Co-Founder and Former CEO, The Honest Company

Carl Lee

Former President and CEO, Snyder’s Lance, Inc.;

Managing Partner and CEO, Arbel Growth Partners

Mark Leets

CFO, LBI Entertainment

Ido Leffler

Co-Founder, Yoobi, Yes To and Brandless.com

Michelle Lobo

Vice President of Nutrition Body Care, Presence Marketing/Dynamic Presence

Meena Mansharamani

CEO, Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods;

Former Managing Director, North America GoGo SqueeZ

Monica McGurk

Former Chief Growth Officer, Tyson

TJ McIntyre

CEO, Bobo’s

Erica Jones MHS

Co-Founder, Elevays.com

Jillian Michaels

Personal Trainer and Fitness Expert;

Founder, Empowered Media

Tracy Miedema

Vice President of Innovation and Brand Development, Presence Marketing/Dynamic Presence

Jane Miller

Spencer Millerberg

Managing Partner, One Click Retail

Blake Mitchell

Principal, Interact Boulder

Shaun Neff

Founder, NEFF;

Partner, Beach House Group;

Investor and Board Member, Sun Bum

Pam Netzky

Brad Oberwager

Founder and CEO, Jyve;

Chairman and Founder, Sundia;

Former CEO and Owner, Bare Snacks

Michael Olguin

President and CEO, Havas Formula

Tony Olson

Owner and CEO, SPINS

Gil Oren

Co-Founder, Lantana Foods

Santosh Padki

Christine Perich

President, Perich Advisors;

Former CEO, WTRMLN WTR and New Belgium Brewing Company

John B. Phillips

Managing Director, Sankaty Associates

Justin Prochnow

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Mark Rampolla

Founder, ZICO;

CEO, Beanfields

Courtney Reum

Co-Founder, M13;

Co-Founder and Former CEO, VEEV Spirits

Carter Reum

Co-Founder, M13;

Co-Founder and Former CEO, VEEV Spirits

Tyler Ricks

President, Noah’s New York Bagels;

Former CMO and VP of Sales, Plum Organics

Tom Rinks

Founder/President, Sun Bum

Bob Rubin

President and CEO, Solid Gold Pet;

Former Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Nature’s Variety

Alison Ryu

Managing Director, CircleUp Growth Partners

Kenneth Sadowsky

Beverage Industry Expert with Advisory and Directorial positions at

Glaceau Vitaminwater, Vita Coco, Hint Water, Bai Brands and more

Katy Saeger

CEO, Harmonica

Kristina Schnieder

Key Account Executive, Presence Marketing/Dynamic Presence

Jon Sebastiani

Founder and CEO, Sonoma Brands;

Founder of KRAVE, SMASHMALLOW and ZÜPA NOMA

Scott Semel

Founder and Former CEO, BarkTHINS

Joe Serventi

General Manager, Hippeas;

Former EVP of Corporate Development, BarkTHINS and Pirate Brands

Greg Shearson

Craig Shiesley

President at Amplify Snack Brands;

Former President at Vega;

Former President of North American Plant Based Beverages and Foods Division at WhiteWave Foods

Mo Siegel

Founder and Former Chairman, President and CEO, Celestial Seasonings;

Former Board Member, Whole Foods Market, Annie’s, Breathe Right, NorthWest Nutritionals (Lil Critters) and others;

Current Board Member, Chocolove, Wholesome Sweeteners, Colorado Impact Fund, Himalayan Cataract Project and more

Jeremy Smith

Founder and CEO, Launchpad

Steven Spinner

Chairman and CEO, UNFI

John Van Spyk

Partner, AssessIT

Jill Staib

Director, William Hood & Company;

Former VP of Strategic Initiatives, The Nature’s Bounty Co.

Sheila Stanziale

Former CEO, Mighty Leaf Tea;

Former President, US Infant/Toddler Feeding, The Hain-Celestial Group;

Former President and General Manager, Diageo-Guinness USA

Dr. Dan Sullivan

Founder, Chiropractic Advocate;

Co-Founder, Full Potential Family

Jeff Sunberg

Brian Swette

Kelly Swette

Co-Founder and CEO, Sweet Earth Enlightened Foods

Brian Taylor

Ben Telling

Managing Partner, AssessIT

Koel Thomae

Co-Founder, Noosa Yoghurt

Terry Tierney

CEO, Daiya

Jesse Tomalty

Owner, Tunies

John Tucker

TJ Varecka

Emerging Brand Advisor and Director, KMG Group

Adel Villalobos

President, Owner and CEO, Lief Labs

William Wadman

Senior Partner, Synergetics Worldwide

Brandon Warren

Senior Vice President, Infinity Worlds, Inc

Ivan Wasserman

Bill Weiland

Founder, President and CEO, Presence Marketing/Dynamic Presence

Liana Werner-Gray

Best-Selling Author of The Earth Diet published by Hay House

Jack Whigham

Co-Head of Movie Picture Talent Group, Creative Artists Agency

Rick Yorn

Founder and CEO, LBI Entertainment

John Zabrodsky

Eric Zeitoun

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Black Bamboo