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The Adaptation Diet: A Three-Step Approach to Control Cortisol, Lose Weight, and Prevent Chronic Diseaseby Charles A. Moss
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Advocating a three-phase diet--detoxification, elimination of common food allergens, and the implementation of an anti-inflammatory diet--Dr. Charles Moss presents a specific plan to normalize cortisol (the main stress hormone), lose weight, and reduce your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Based on 35 years of clinical experience, The Adaptation Diet includes more than 100 healthy and delicious recipes, as well as menu plans, and provides dietary solutions to control biochemical stress, a major component of the worldwide obesity epidemic. In addition, using the newly emerging science of epigenetics (the study of heritable changes in gene expression), the book explains how diet and environment can influence our biological destiny and gene expression. By following the right dietary suggestions, we can change ourselves right down to our genes and reduce our chances for disease.
Adaptation is defined as your ability to respond to life’s challenges without creating a chronic stress response, and cortisol--a major culprit in packing on pounds around the middle of the body--increases in response to any inflammatory state. Inflammation arises from eating unhealthy fats and excess sugar, food allergies, and inadequate intake of bioactive foods like broccoli and garlic that normalize gene expression and inflammation. In this book, Dr. Moss, who has helped thousands of patients lose weight and achieve high-level wellness, describes how to eat to reduce inflammation and maintain a healthy blood sugar, taking readers through his three-pronged diet approach for life-long control of biochemical stress.
Thoroughly researched and clinically proven, The Adaptation Diet includes specific advice on the avoidance of toxins and on key bioactive, cortisol-controlling foods and nutrients such as flaxseed powder, cold water fish, specialized herbs, and vitamins. Going beyond the simple ideas put forth by many of today’s fad diets (like forbidding grains all-together), it provides you with the solutions you need to optimize your weight, prevent chronic disease, and protect your long-term health.
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.
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.
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