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10 Secrets to Anti-Aging

lotus flower Everyone seems to be concerned about aging these days. People take special preparations and treatments to reverse the natural process of aging. Most of these treatments are based on hormonal and/or nutritional supplements, creams and injections, or surgery. Unfortunately, these treatments are only temporary and oftentimes these treatments backfire. What are [...]

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Adjusting Your Diet, Anti-aging|5 Comments

More Thoughts on Gut Health

I'd like to again thank Dr. Neal Barnard for posting a guest blog with practical and informative information on gut health. When you have healthy gut bacteria, there is not much room for the unhealthy ones to thrive. Conversely, if you do not have enough healthy gut bacteria, the unhealthy ones can take over. A [...]

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Articles and Research|1 Comment

More Thoughts on Healthy Sleep

I'd like to thank Dr. Neal Barnard for so much practical advice in his recent blog on sleep. I'd like to add a few tips that you may also find helpful. Our sleep is regulated by our eating habits, diet, and activity. Sleep problems are the result of an imbalance in diet and activity. It's [...]

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Articles and Research|0 Comments

Seeds of Change: Spring 2016

According to Nature's energy, Spring begins around February 4th. Nature's energy begins to rise midway between the Winter solstice and Spring equinox. Most years, by this time, we start to experience Spring Fever, and feel fed up with Winter. Many nature-based traditions, such as the Celtic celebration of Imbolc, have observed this rise in energy [...]

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Nurture|2 Comments

7 Healthy Steps Before Pregnancy

A healthy pregnancy ideally begins at least six months before conception. Within the first three weeks, the major systems and the heart of the baby are forming before most women know they are pregnant. Our diet and lifestyle practices before the pregnancy set the tone during and afterwards as well. What happens in the womb [...]

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00 January 12th, 2016|7 Steps|0 Comments

Susan’s Recipes for the Healthy, Happy Kids Summit

Standing Ovation Cookbook by SusanWaxman ©2010 The following recipes were created by Susan Waxman for the children’s film, “Standi ng Ovation”. They will be released as complementary material with my interview for the Healthy, Happy Kids Telesummit; sign up for free today! These snacks are healthy variations of some of your kid’s favorite treats. The [...]

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00 January 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Self-Improvement Guide for the New Year

Anti-Aging These 10 steps will help you wind back your biological clock to feel fabulous, look vibrant, and think clearly. The keys to anti-aging and regaining your youthful vigor are good nutrition, good digestion, and good circulation. These keys enhance our ability to continually clean, refresh, and renew ourselves physically, emotionally, and mentally. An alkaline [...]

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00 January 4th, 2016|7 Steps, Adjusting Your Diet, Anti-aging|3 Comments

What Is Your Vision for 2016?

I have always been fascinated with patterns and how they affect our health and movement within society. I recently discovered a seven-year Jewish cycle called Shemitah (shmita) which correlates with the Jewish New Year, usually occurring in September. The Shemitah cycle seems to correlate accurately with life-changing events and changing of core values. There is [...]

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00 December 28th, 2015|diet and health, Environment|5 Comments

Love for Vegetables

To continue from my previous entry, I'd like to highlight and honor the unique qualities of some of my favorite vegetables, along with the preparations that I think accentuate their uniquenesses. Leafy greens Watercress Watercress is a unique vegetable in macrobiotic practice because leafy greens are considered to be yin vegetables, except for watercress. Watercress [...]

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet|0 Comments

Vegetable Starter Kit for Optimal Nutrition

Cabbage is a unique vegetable for macrobiotic practice I came across some research on nutrient densities of fruits and vegetables. This study checked 41 different fruits and vegetables for specific nutrients and ranked them (the table is at the bottom of the abstract). Some of our favorites, like watercress and Napa cabbage, were [...]

Neurons, Modern Science, and Macrobiotics Come Together

I just saw this amazing TEDTalk by Dr. Sandrine Thuret called "You Can Grow New Brain Cells. Here's How." In the video, Dr. Thuret describes the process of brain cell growth and how diet, and lifestyle affect our ability to grow new brain cells. I was struck by how similar her recommendations for growing healthy [...]

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:51+00:00 November 27th, 2015|7 Steps, Articles and Research, Creative|0 Comments

Evolving Macrobiotics

This article was recently published in the autumn issue of Macrobiotics Today as a contribution to the ongoing discussion about the need for animal and dairy foods in macrobiotic practice. Evolving Macrobiotics The Spirit of Gratitude Is there a need for animal and dairy foods in macrobiotic practice? Macrobiotics is not a traditional way of [...]

Short and Sweet

CNN recently published a study about the benefits of decreasing sugar for ten days in children. I found this interesting because what we eat today goes into our blood plasma by tomorrow. Plasma, the liquid portion of our blood, renews itself every ten days. Avoiding foods produces short term effects, and adding healthy foods provides [...]

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:51+00:00 November 4th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research|2 Comments