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Why are Macrobiotic Celebrities like Madonna the Healthiest?

By | 2018-11-09T17:42:44+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

On the cover of every magazine is a celebrity with flawless skin, the perfect body, and very attractive. We wonder how they pull it off. How did they lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks or have glowing skin? We want it all too. So here is everything you need to know about three popular celebrity diets–– paleo, keto, and macrobiotics.

The Five Transformations and Moon Cycle Effects on Humans

By | 2018-09-05T19:30:01+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Articles and Research, Macrobiotics, Mental Health|

In macrobiotics, health is constantly moving and changing. If we stay stagnant then we are moving towards illness instead of health. At Strengthening Health Institute (SHI), we teach students about the five transformations to help them be able to adjust to the changes of energy in the seasons, environment and balance yin yang. If [...]

Strong Constitution vs Delicate Constitution

By | 2018-08-22T21:50:44+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet|

Strong Constitution vs Delicate Constitution In macrobiotics, a person’s physical capacity is evaluated as either having a strong constitution or weak constitution. Strong and weak constitutions are based on the health, emotional stability, and active lifestyle of the mother during pregnancy and continues progressing during the first six years of life. Nevertheless, the pregnancy [...]

Exploring the Benefits of the Kuzu Drink

By | 2018-07-13T19:40:34+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Macrobiotics, Mental Health|

Kuzu, also spelled “kudzu”, is a climbing vine native to the mountains of Asia and Pacific Islands. For centuries the kuzu root has been produced into a starch to be used for medicine and as a thickener in dishes. Today, the kuzu root starch has shown to have several health benefits from improving digestion [...]

A Macrobiotic Definition That Actually Explains Macrobiotics

By | 2018-10-23T18:37:20+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Macrobiotics|

If you are like me and have done a google search for "What is macrobiotics?"  - you probably realized, as I did, that the macrobiotic definition offered by Wikipedia and others is far from accurate! For that reason, it has become clear to me that the need for a high quality macrobiotic diet definition is [...]

Macrobiotics Detox: How to Detox Your Body with Macrobiotics

By | 2018-10-23T18:38:36+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Macrobiotics|

The term “Detox” is a common misused phrase typically applied when someone periodically compensates for poor diet and lifestyle habits. Detoxing has become very popular recently and you can find pans for a detox cleanse, the best detox drinks, a detox bath and different detox diets. If you're unfamiliar with macrobiotics, we encourage you [...]

9 Star Ki Interpretations: 2018

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:37+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Macrobiotics|

9 Star Ki (or 9 Ki) is a way of observing social phenomena from an energetic perspective based on Nature’s growing cycle. 9 Star Ki can be compared to Oriental Diagnosis both for individual movement and social patterns. There are 1 year individual cycles, and 9 year social cycles. The individual years generally begin [...]

Macrobiotic Diet Foods

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:37+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

Macrobiotic practice embraces and integrates cuisines and ingredients from most of the world’s long-standing civilizations. Macrobiotics, as it is practiced now, has become a multicultural fusion of many of these cultures and civilizations. The plant-abundant diet is based on the full variety of foods in each of the following categories: grains, beans, vegetables, soups, [...]

Sugar: The Good and the Bad

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:37+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

Sugar, sweets and the sweet taste have a bad reputation and we often feel guilty indulging in our taste for sweets. Craving sugar may not be such a bad thing. Sweet is the most important and healthiest taste, followed by salty and sour tastes, then by bitter and pungent tastes. It is the predominant [...]

Protein: The Good and the Bad

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:38+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

All food has protein. Under normal circumstances, it is impossible to have protein deficiency. If we eat a diet based mostly on white sugar and other refined foods, it may be possible to have a protein deficiency. Similarly, with a damaged digestive system caused by certain illnesses or excessive medical treatments, we may require [...]

Carbs: The Good and the Bad

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:38+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

All the world’s long-standing civilizations were grain based. In addition, all people identify with, and are inseparable from their traditional grains. Common examples include rice in Asia, bread in Europe, and corn in the Americas. As global economic development grew and the interconnectedness of cultures through globalization expands, we see different types of grain [...]

Really? Is it time to stop eating brown rice again, for real?

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:39+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Articles and Research|

This question of arsenic and brown rice has been an ongoing topic. ---Cereal grains been the mainstay of the world’s civilizations for at least 10-12,000 years. ---They have the ideal balance of minerals to proteins to carbohydrates. The only other food that has a similar balance and ratio is mother’s milk. This makes cereal grains [...]

Shooting Blanks? No Worries!

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:39+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Articles and Research|

I’m not a doctor or a scientist. My perspective comes from 45 years as a macrobiotic counselor guiding people with a range of health problems, including fertility. I experience great joy and satisfaction from successfully counseling many couples back to fertility, and watching them raise healthy children. My insights are based on an understanding of [...]

Summer Tips for Staying Cool

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:39+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Macrobiotics|

Macrobiotic practice and cooking were originally based on island-style cooking from Japan. Island-style cooking has a powerful ability to concentrate and strengthen energy and vitality. Over time, this style alone may become too restrictive for many. Also, many people live on a continent and in many cases, the conditions of modern life create a need [...]

Peace for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

By | 2018-10-16T14:43:58+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Mental Health|

The most important thing in the world today is peace: inner peace, family peace, peace in our country, and peace in the world. The most productive way to use our energy is to come together, combine, and create change for personal, animal, and environmental health. Unfortunately, most people are doing the opposite-- blaming, complaining, [...]

Conscious Choices for an Evolving Future

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:39+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It doesn't matter if global warming is a natural cycle or due to human efforts or a combination. That's not the point. The point is that debating the issue is not going to help us move into a healthy, happy, prosperous future for ourselves and the planet. Earth is living and it doesn't make sense [...]

Things You Didn’t Know About Autism

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:40+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Mental Health|

I am not a medical doctor, but this is my experience and observation as a macrobiotic counselor. I have practiced as a counselor for 45 years, which includes counseling for a broad range of health problems from severe brain injury to mild learning disorders. I have used the same approach applied in unique ways with [...]