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Coming Soon 2017… Please Read, Engage, and Share!

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:49+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|7 Steps|

I am excited to announce our latest project. We are in the process of creating a handbook to adapt macrobiotic practice for the busy-ness of the 21st century. We are using the seven steps of the Strengthening Health Approach to Macrobiotic Practice and applying them to four common lifestyles of people today. We will be [...]

Farmer’s Markets and Fall Vegetable Picks

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:49+00:00 October 31st, 2016|7 Steps|

This list makes good points about just how beneficial farmer's markets and CSAs are for communities, local economies, and the environment. I would like to add a few more points, with some insight about farmer's markets and CSAs from a health perspective. The greatest benefit of visiting these markets is discovering when foods [...]

To Mix or Not to Mix? On Mouthfuls

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:49+00:00 September 12th, 2016|7 Steps|

Recently, one of the daily health tips for the 365 Days of Health Twitter campaign stirred some interesting discussion. The health tip was: "It is crucial not to mix different foods in the same mouthful." For this entry, I am going to describe the reasons I make this recommendation and address the questions and points [...]

Sharing Together, Eating Together

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:49+00:00 July 19th, 2016|7 Steps|

Eating together deepens nourishment and alignment. Eating together aligns and connects us with each other. Food is condensed environment, and also our source of internal energy. When we eat, we break foods down from their solid state to liquid to energy. In this process, food provides physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy. Grains, [...]

7 Healthy Steps Before Pregnancy

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

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 [...]

Your Self-Improvement Guide for the New Year

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

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 [...]

10 Things That Will Transform Your Health

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:56+00:00 March 1st, 2015|7 Steps, Adjusting Your Diet, Anti-aging, diet and health, digestion, Eating habits, Environment, Exercise, healthy eating, healthy living, Macrobiotic Counseling, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics, Neal Barnard, Plant based diet, plant-based diet, Weight loss, whole-foods|

It's becoming apparent that macrobiotics is the healthiest approach to diet and lifestyle. I've spent the past 43 years developing and refining the best possible ways to achieve the maximum benefits from this way of eating and living. A student of mine once said that no one can dispute that the practice of yoga is [...]

The Age of Macrobiotics

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:58+00:00 August 8th, 2014|7 Steps|

I was happy to read Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog yesterday which shares some of the inner workings of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee at the National Institutes of Health and how the recommended diet for people across the country is made. He says this year, the advisory committee listened to the urgings of the Physicians [...]

The Word of the Day is Play

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:58+00:00 July 24th, 2014|7 Steps|

NPR shared some commentary on a study conducted by Cornell about walking. The idea was simple: when people went for a walk under the impression that the walk was a scenic tour, they were less likely to splurge on chocolate pudding after the walk. Another group went for the same walk. This walk was treated [...]

More on Diabetes and Alzheimer’s

By | 2017-09-10T06:02:02+00:00 October 1st, 2012|7 Steps, Adjusting Your Diet, Diabetes, Macrobiotic Diet|

When I think about our children I worry. We want our children to grow up to be healthy and happy. We want our children to live long, exciting and hopefully prosperous lives. Despite claims about our increasing longevity, this generation of children is the first that will live shorter lives than their parents. Childhood obesity [...]