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The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Josh Axe

Dr. Josh Axe is a doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist, as well as a doctor of chiropractic medicine, with a passion to help people get healthy by using food as medicine. Dr. Axe has created one of the top 10 most visited natural health websites in the world, which has over 4,000,000 monthly visitors, which covers nutrition, natural medicine, fitness, healthy recipes, home remedies and trending health. Dr. Axe has also been a physician for many professional athletes. He worked with professional swimmers, including Ryan Lochte and Peter Vanderkaay, providing nutritional advice and musculoskeletal work on athletes to improve performance. He also traveled to the 2012 Olympic games in London to work with Team USA.

Dr. Axe has authored several books and programs, including The Real Food Diet Cookbook. Today we are going to talk about his new book, Eat Dirt, that explores the fundamental role of the microbiome as it relates to health and disease risk.

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  • Lynn Dell

    Woke too early – turned this on, listening to it in the dark. Thanks again for all you do to put out this information. Dr. Axe is great. I didn’t know he was involved with helping children with autism. One caveat about not washing food, though, in this day and age is, pesticide and herbicide residuals, unfortunately. There is also a balance in preventing infectious diseases, which makes me not understand when to “eat dirt” and when to be sure to wash.

    His point about proper food preparation of grains (he mentioned sprouted rice in bone broth) is something to consider as well.

    Thanks for the discussion on prebiotic fibers.

    • Janet

      Wonderful discussion. I appreciate all that is shared. Thank you.

  • Ri

    I love Dr Axe I watch his videos on Youtube regularly and have learned a lot from him and this was a fantastic interview! thanks for sharing!

    • David Perlmutter

      Dr. Axe publishes some great content. A real coup to get him on Empowering Neurologist! Now, time to read his book.

      • Ri

        haha absolutely but Im still working on Always Hungry and Goddesses Never Age -you make some excellent book recommendations!

  • Diane

    Thank you! I love what you do and all the interesting interviews you provide… I wish you were my dr.

    • David Perlmutter

      Thanks for watching Diane!

  • Chuck

    I love these interviews, however Dr. Perlmutter cannot be heard on any of them. If I turn the volume up all the way, I can barely make out what he is saying and then when the person being interviewed speaks, it blasts and I have to turn the volume down again. It’s constantly increasing and decreasing the volume. Dr. Perlmutter, can you fix your volume?

    • David Perlmutter

      Thanks for this tip Chuck. I’ll keep it in mind.

  • John Reid

    I am having trouble figuring out what are the best sources of B. lactis and B. longum. Currently, I drink kefir and beet kvass, which I make myself, every day and I eat at least a small amount of lacto-fermented sauerkraut. So I’m sure I get plenty of the lactobacillus probiotics.
    I also gave myself several probiotic enemas and I get plenty of prebiotics, but I was not planning to continue using probiotic supplements and I’d love to have a natural, organic source of the bifidobacteriums recommended in Brain Maker.

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