During my ex’s journey to recovery I, too, was counseled by Denny. I needed to find out how I should eat to create balance. When my ex and I broke up, in spite of never having felt better in my life, I let my macrobiotic practice go. I didn’t go back to my previous way of eating, but I went back and forth between being vegan and vegetarian, yet with no order to anything I was doing.

10 years later, I found myself literally falling apart, head to toe. I had Achilles Tendonitis that would not go away. My knee felt like it was going to give when going down steps and I had to hold on. My hip was feeling uncomfortably arthritic, and my fingers were stiff. I had bad breath that would not go away. My hair was falling out on a daily basis, making me feel like I would one day be an elderly lady with very little hair. To top it off, at five feet tall I was weighed 157 pounds, and nothing I did would make it come off. One day I decided that it was time to start over.

Denny suggested I take the Intensive program to jump-start my program and refresh…Three days into the Intensive program, I got up in the morning and, for the first time in months, was able to walk without pain! My Achilles Tendonitis was gone and has never returned! Within 20 days, I lost 23 pounds! By the time I had three months under my belt, I was 118 pounds my hair had stopped falling out, my hip and knees were fine and my breath was better. I was literally transformed into a new person!

Practicing macrobiotics makes me feel calm, happy, in control, grateful and appreciative. It has also brought me closer to my Higher Power!

Sally Adorno Craig, Account Manager & Macrobiotic Lifestyle Coach
For years, I had numerous problems with my digestive tract … I also experienced bouts of depression, anxiety, and numerous upper respiratory infections. I went through life in constant acceleration mode. My doctor used to call me a racehorse.

As I grew older the problems became more severe and more chronic. I developed acid reflux, worsened depression and anxiety, constant fatigue, and insomnia. I was given many different medications….

Regardless, I still felt lousy and tired. I was a mess; my thyroid remained out of control, my hair fell out, my body ached …

I found Denny Waxman … “Your problem is with your pancreas and lungs. This is what is causing your stomach problems” … He said the food I had been eating my whole life was the problem. He also explained how I lost my relationship with food from living off of a feeding tube for two years.

He insisted that my body would gradually heal itself with whole foods and acupuncture. He then smiled and said, “You’re going to feel so much better.”

I began to feel much, much, better. Better than I had ever felt in my life. My mind cleared up—foggy thinking vanished. My internist … noticed my weight steadily dropping … I felt “in sync.” … My energy seemed boundless. Sure enough, less than a year later I was able to discontinue the tube feeding entirely…

In 2011, I attended the Strengthening Health Institute for their four day Intensive program. The food was so delicious, and I learned a great deal about a wonderful spiritual way of life. Two years ago I replaced acupuncture with Shiatsu massage which I have done twice a month and find it even more helpful. I no longer take any medications…

I’m 73 years old now and I feel decades younger. Through the macrobiotic diet, daily walks outside every day, exercise and meditation, today I have a full and happy life.

Trudi Pier , Retired Administrative Assistant