The Adaptation Diet: A Three-Step Approach to Control Cortisol, Lose Weight, and Prevent Chronic Disease


The Adaptation Diet presents a plan clinically proven to lower levels of cortisol, the main stress hormone and a major component of the obesity epidemic.

By reducing excess cortisol, you can:
• Decrease your risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and high blood pressure
• Lose the fat around your ...

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The Adaptation Diet: A Three-Step Approach to Control Cortisol, Lose Weight, and Prevent Chronic Disease

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The Adaptation Diet presents a plan clinically proven to lower levels of cortisol, the main stress hormone and a major component of the obesity epidemic.

By reducing excess cortisol, you can:
• Decrease your risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and high blood pressure
• Lose the fat around your midsection and increase your lean muscle mass
• Improve your ability to adapt to emotional and situational stress
Dr. Charles Moss takes readers through a three-step program—detoxification, elimination of common food allergens, and the implementation of an anti-inflammatory diet—with specific advice on the avoidance of toxins and the inclusion of key bioactive, cortisol-controlling foods and nutrients such as flaxseed powder, cold water fish, specialized herbs, and vitamins. In addition, using the newly emerging science of epigenetics, he explains how diet and environment influence our biological destiny, and he provides more than 100 delicious recipes, as well as menu plans, for life-long control of biochemical stress. You’ll learn which foods protect gene expression and help reduce your risk for obesity as well as how to protect your children’s gene expression before they are even born. By following the right dietary suggestions, we can change ourselves right down to our genes and reduce our chances for disease.

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The Adaptation Diet provides user-friendly but scientifically supported information that not only correlates so many of our modern-day diseases with our stressful environment, but more importantly, gives readers the tools to undo the damage.” —David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, author of The Better Brain Book

“If you have no hope you can ever lose weight and feel at peace, read The Adaptation Diet by Dr. Charles Moss. It provides clear, concise suggestions that can help you shed not only the pounds but also many of your other health concerns. Yes, you are holding the book that has proven sensible recommendations and explanations to resolve many medical challenges. Turn your life around today by simply trying this diet.” —Doris J. Rapp, MD, author of Our Toxic World: A Wake Up Call

The Adaptation Diet offers a unique perspective on weight loss, pointing out the weight-gaining effects of ‘dietary stress,’ and how to deal with them. Going way beyond just calorie control, Dr. Charles Moss points out that dietary stress reduction—with or without calorie reduction—will result in significant and sustained weight loss. He tells us which foods and supplements actually reduce the food-stress-induced, over-active cortisol response, allowing that elusive goal, weight loss, to happen while at the same time improving your health. If you want to lose weight, The Adaptation Diet is an excellent place to start!” —Jonathan Wright, MD, Editor, Nutrition & Healing Newsletter

 “Dr. Charles Moss has been a true pioneer in the development of integrative medicine. His successful consolidation of Western medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine and other healing arts has assisted tens of thousands of patients over the past thirty years. He has been a master clinician and teacher who has developed programs that deliver successful outcomes with numerous chronic illnesses. His approach is sensible, well- founded from experience, and grounded in the translational science of our age.” —Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, resident, MetaProteomics and Chief Science Officer, Metagenics

“Dr. Moss is a colleague I've admired for decades for his competence, compassion, clarity, and communication style. His latest book reflects his considerable accomplishments in ways accessible for all those interested in better health. With epigenetics or lifestyle and environment determining 92 percent of health due to what we eat, drink, think, and do, the healthier choices recommended in this guide can add years to life and life to years.” —Dr. Russ Jaffe, MD, PhD, Founder/Chief Executive Officer Fellow, Health Studies Collegium Perque Integrative Health Elisa/Act Biotechnologies
“Too tired to exercise? Is your willpower ambushed by unrelenting food cravings? Start reclaiming your health with The Adaptation Diet. Patients self-prescribing this book can consider it as a toehold for scaling impediments to optimal wellness. They can be confident in the medical science and in Dr. Moss.” —Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACN, Faculty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Executive Director, NutriBee National Nutrition Competition, Inc., Editor, Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients
“As a colleague of Dr. Charles Moss in integrative medicine since the 1970s, I can attest to his pioneering work in nutritional medicine, and to his wide-ranging knowledge and contemporary application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the world's oldest mind-body medicine model. In this book he blends the wisdom of the latter with his thirty-five years of practical clinical experience with cutting-edge nutritional medicine. The result is a book that helps the reader deal with modern health risks with clear and practical suggestions and with the wider understanding of how our diet itself directly affects our stress levels. Both TCM and modern Western medicine would agree that our overall ability to handle stress is a foundational skill for vital living and the single most important preventive principle for all modern diseases.” —Ronald Puhky, MD, BAc, Dip Ac. Medical Director, InspireHealth Integrative Cancer Center, Victoria, BC

“I would recommend this book if you are starting out on a quest for better health… you just might find the answer you’re looking for!” —Beth Strand, blogger at Words & Stitches

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583946114
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 992,541
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES A. MOSS, MD, is a pioneer in the integration of nutritional and environmental medical approaches with acupuncture and relaxation techniques. In 1978 he established the Moss Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, CA, one of the first holistic health medical clinics in the U.S. His unique approach to stress-induced and chronic medical problems has attracted patients from all over the United States, Mexico, and Europe. The author lives in Encinitas, CA.
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