Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It by Josh AxeNational Bestseller
Doctor of Natural Medicine and wellness authority Dr. Josh Axe delivers a groundbreaking, indispensable guide for understanding, diagnosing, and treating one of the most discussed yet little-understood health conditions: leaky gut syndrome.
Do you have a leaky gut? For 80% of the population the answer is “yes”—and most people don’t even realize it. Leaky gut syndrome is the root cause of a litany of ailments, including: chronic inflammation, allergies, autoimmune diseases, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, diabetes, and even arthritis.
To keep us in good health, our gut relies on maintaining a symbiotic relationship with trillions of microorganisms that live in our digestive tract. When our digestive system is out of whack, serious health problems can manifest and our intestinal walls can develop microscopic holes, allowing undigested food particles, bacteria, and toxins to seep into the bloodstream. This condition is known as leaky gut syndrome.
In Eat Dirt, Dr. Josh Axe explains that what we regard as modern “improvements” to our food supply—including refrigeration, sanitation, and modified grains—have damaged our intestinal health. In fact, the same organisms in soil that allow plants and animals to flourish are the ones we need for gut health. In Eat Dirt, Dr. Axe explains that it’s essential to get a little “dirty” in our daily lives in order to support our gut bacteria and prevent leaky gut syndrome. Dr. Axe offers simple ways to get these needed microbes, from incorporating local honey and bee pollen into your diet to forgoing hand sanitizers and even ingesting a little probiotic-rich soil.
Because leaky gut manifests differently in every individual, Dr. Axe also identifies the five main “gut types” and offers customizable plans—including diet, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations—to dramatically improve gut health in just thirty days. With a simple diet plan, recipes, and practical advice, Eat Dirt will help readers restore gut health and eliminate leaky gut for good.
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Eating Dirt: It Might Be Good for You
Do you remember your childhood days, playing in the puddles and making mud pies after a good summer rain? No comment on whether I was that kid or not. Well instead of making fun of that kid, maybe we should have been imitating him. Turns out eating dirt might be good for your health after all. Pardon the pun. According to Dr. This theory would explain why children and pregnant women are the most common dirt eaters; they are the most susceptible to illness.
This place feels old beyond human recollection. The carvings and paintings were surely done by human hands, but no one remembers whose hands those were. The work is striking, especially in the apse behind the altar. There, the colors of surrounding hills have been transferred onto nearly luminous wooden reredos full of Catholic symbolism. Above the altar hangs a most intricate ancient Christ crucified on a green cross.
The practice of geophagy — eating earth — is surprisingly common, and while in some parts of the world it is regarded as an eating disorder, in others it is actively encouraged. Many people back home, she says, continue to consume this substance every day. Some even become dependent on it. Eating dirt, or geophagy, has a long history in Cameroon. Colonial era texts concerning the region describe the behaviour in detail.
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This might seem like a head-slappingly obvious piece of advice, but there have been a slew of reports in recent years suggesting just the opposite. And there's even a blogger who claims that dirt is " the missing superfood. It's just like a piece of candy. There's even a name for this practice: geophagy, or "earth eating. Of course, ancient humans tended to die before they reached the age of 40, so I'm not sure I want to imitate their dietary practices. Dirt is not the new superfood.
It melts in your mouth like chocolate, says Ruth Anne T. Joiner, describing her favorite treat. Joiner is describing the delectable taste of dirt -- specifically, clay from the region around her home in Montezuma, Ga. While most people would recoil at the thought of eating mud or clay, some medical experts say it may be beneficial, especially for pregnant women. The habit of eating clay, mud or dirt is known as geophagy. Some experts lump it into the same category as pica, which is the abnormal urge to eat coins, paint, soap or other non-food items.