Joshua Lee Axe

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Dr. Joshua Lee Axe is a doctor of chiropractic and naturopathic medicine, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist[1], in Tennessee.[2]

Allegedly his “DrAxe” website receives over 100 million visits per year.[3] If this is true, his website has more visitors than those of Doctor Oz, Dr Mercola, or NaturalNews.[4]

Dr. Axe pushes[5] a range of natural health-products, including the classics: apple cider vinegar[6], Himalayan pink salt.[7], and colloidal silver.[8]

He is the author of a book called “Eat shit and die” "Eat Dirt",[9] whose title is intended to be taken literally.[10]

[edit] Dr. Axe is not the sharpest tool in the box

Dr. Axe warns customers against consuming heavy metals, whilst simultaneously pushing bentonite clay,[11] a quack-treatment which contains potentially hazardous levels of the toxic heavy metalsWikipedia's W.svg arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and lead.[12][13]

He compares (confuses) ionizing radiation from a (Fukushima) nuclear reactor with non-ionizing radio waves from a microwave oven.[14][15]

Dr Axe recommends chelation as a treatment for autism, despite the fact it has not been shown to work, and can be hazardous to the patient.[16]

Dr. Axe states he is a creationist.[17] This declaration could endear him to the only sector of the market who would buy his shtick, i.e., those who don't ask for evidence.

If you are having trouble swallowing his bullshit, Dr Axe has a treatment for your dysphagiaWikipedia's W.svg: acupuncture.[18]

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[edit] References

  1. Where To Get Professional Nutrition Advice by Stephen Barrett. Quackwatch.
  2. About Dr. Axe Dr. Axe.
  3. " ... has over 11 Million visitors a month." says "".
  4. 2017 comparison of "Dr" with competing websites,
    (the "SE traffic" figures are monthly visitors via Google Search Engine).
  5. Affiliate Disclosure Dr. Axe. In the small-print Dr Axe states he's on-commission.
  6. 20 Unique Apple Cider Vinegar Uses and Benefits Dr. Axe
  7. Pink Himalayan Salt Benefits that Make It Superior to Table Salt Dr. Axe
  8. 8 Proven Colloidal Silver Benefits, Uses and Side Effects Dr. Axe
  9. Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It by Josh Axe (2016). Harper Wave. ISBN 0062433644.
  10. Book summary on Google Books. 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.
  11. 10 Proven Bentonite Clay Benefits and Uses Dr. Axe
  12. Best Bentonite Clay by Best Bentonite: FDA Alert — Risk of Lead Poisoning (03/23/2016) U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  13. Bentonite Clay Nutrition Dr. Axe (archived from February 17, 2017). A table from Dr. Axe acknowledging that bentonite clay contains lead and other toxic metals.
  14. With a sunburned face, Dr Axe has the cheek to lecture his audience about protection from radiation.
  15. YouTube where Dr Axe tells his audience microwave ovens & cellphones cause cancer.
  16. "autism-natural-treatment", from Dr. Axe.
  17. Why I DON’T Eat a Paleo Diet… But Close Dr. Axe writes "I personally am a creationist." (archived from February 17, 2017)
  18. Graphic from Dr Axe, at bottom right he recommends acupuncture for dysphagia.
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