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Physical Limitations and Health

Being on a macrobiotic diet and lifestyle improves movement, digestion, and flexibility. Quickly, making a difference on physical limitations, health issues and joint pain. Read on to learn how you can combat arthritis, how to avoid inflammatory foods and remedy physical limitations.

By | 2018-12-12T17:53:23+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Articles and Research|0 Comments

Why are Macrobiotic Celebrities like Alicia Silverstone the Healthiest?

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.

By | 2018-12-03T21:39:59+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|0 Comments

Your New Go-To Macrobiotics Counselor in Los Angeles

Why Should You Choose Denny as Your Los Angeles Macrobiotic Counselor? Not only does Denny have forty-five years of macrobiotic counseling experience but his macrobiotic approach has been updated to fit into modern day life. On top of it, Denny’s philosophy is every healthy choice is beneficial.

By | 2018-10-03T16:32:15+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Events, Macrobiotic Counseling|2 Comments

The Five Transformations and Moon Cycle Effects on Humans

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 [...]

By | 2018-09-05T19:30:01+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Articles and Research, Macrobiotics, Mental Health|0 Comments

Strong Constitution vs Delicate Constitution

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 [...]

By | 2018-08-22T21:50:44+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet|0 Comments

Exploring the Benefits of the Kuzu Drink

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 [...]

By | 2018-07-13T19:40:34+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Macrobiotics, Mental Health|2 Comments

Macrobiotic Lifestyles: A How & Why Discussion

It is easy to stop taking care of yourself. We are busy with jobs, sit in traffic, spend hours watching television, and constantly stare at our phones. The macrobiotic lifestyle is about remembering to take time for our health. Macrobiotic lifestyle highlights learning to cook macrobiotic foods, eating slower and at regular times, discovering [...]

By | 2018-04-11T17:35:25+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Eating habits, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|0 Comments

A Macrobiotic Definition That Actually Explains 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 [...]

By | 2018-10-23T18:37:20+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Macrobiotics|6 Comments

Macrobiotics Detox: How to Detox Your Body with 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 [...]

By | 2018-10-23T18:38:36+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Macrobiotics|1 Comment

9 Star Ki Interpretations: 2018

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:37+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Macrobiotics|1 Comment

Macrobiotic Diet Foods

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

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

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

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?

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:39+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Articles and Research|0 Comments

Shooting Blanks? No Worries!

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:39+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Articles and Research|0 Comments

Summer Tips for Staying Cool

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:39+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Macrobiotics|2 Comments