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 |2020-09-10T00:00:49-04:00July 13th, 2018|Macrobiotics, Mental Health|6 Comments

10 Health Benefits of Pickles and Fermented Foods

Pickling & Fermenting Process Basics The health benefits of pickles may be surprising to you if they're not already a part of your diet. But, there are also many other less traditional yet healthy options for pickled foods. Natural pickling and fermentation are the most unique, traditional forms of food preservation that enhances [...]

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 [...]

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 there is a need for a high quality definition [...]

By |2022-05-05T16:11:32-04:00March 25th, 2018|Macrobiotics|9 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 |2019-10-21T18:25:11-04:00February 10th, 2018|Macrobiotics|2 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 |2020-02-04T15:05:30-05:00January 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 Good or 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 [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:21:23-04:00August 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 |2018-03-07T21:23:39-05:00July 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 |2018-03-07T21:23:39-05:00July 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, [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:23:43-04:00June 29th, 2017|Mental Health|7 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 |2018-03-07T21:23:39-05:00May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Evolution of Macrobiotics: Ohsawa, Kushi, and Waxman Approaches

Macrobiotics, or the "great life", is an orderly approach to all aspects of life. Through macrobiotic practice we learn how to make wise choices in our diet and lifestyle. This leads us to lasting health. Health is the basis of an active, adventurous, creative and fulfilling life. George Ohsawa and Michio Kushi have been the two most prolific teachers in recent history of the general principles and development of macrobiotics.

By |2022-06-17T20:04:14-04:00April 20th, 2017|Macrobiotics|9 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 |2018-03-07T21:23:40-05:00April 6th, 2017|Mental Health|0 Comments
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