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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 | 2018-04-30T23:09:53+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 | 2018-03-10T19:00:16+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Macrobiotics|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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

Peace for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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, and [...]

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:39+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Mental Health|5 Comments

Conscious Choices for an Evolving Future

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:39+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Things You Didn’t Know About Autism

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:40+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Mental Health|0 Comments

Wake Up the Mind with the Microbiome

On the healthy side, we need prebiotics and probiotics, which were a common feature of the world’s long standing civilizations. A strong immunity comes from an interaction with the natural environment and developing a sense of self-reliance. A sign of strong immunity is that we have a high enough percentage of beneficial microbes that naturally [...]

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:40+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Mental Health|0 Comments