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

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

by Charles A. Moss M.D.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583946114
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Chapter 1 Adaptation and Health 1

Chapter 2 Food and Adaptation 19

Chapter 3 Detoxification and Adaptation 33

Chapter 4 Phases One and Two of the Adaptation Diet: Detoxification and Identification of Food Allergies 45

Chapter 5 Phase Three of the Adaptation Diet: Control Inflammation and Maintain Healthy Cortisol Levels throughout Life 71

Chapter 6 The Stars of the Adaptation Diet 99

Chapter 7 Cortisol Tamers 125

Chapter 8 The Curious Cases of Gluten and Candida 153

Chapter 9 Beyond Adaptation: The Promise of Epigenetics 171

Chapter 10 Conclusion 225

Appendixes 231

Appendix A Glycemic Index 237

Appendix B Recipes for Phases One and Two of the Adaptation Diet 243

Appendix C Recipes for Maintenance: Phase Three of the Adaptation Diet 255

Appendix D Rotation Diet 291

Appendix E Wheat-Free Diet 321

Appendix F Anti-Yeast Diet 339

Appendix G Resources 347

References 351

Index 393

About the Author 415

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

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

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