Three Square Meals a Day

By |2018-03-07T21:30:14-05:00April 11th, 2012|7 Steps, Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotics|

The family meal has played an important role in the history of all cultures. A recent article published in the Daily Mail suggests that the family meal is disappearing. Our busy lifestyles are compromising this long-standing tradition. Snacks, alcohol, and microwaveable foods are replacing cooked and shared meals. I define a meal as a cooked [...]

Health is Natural

By |2018-03-07T21:30:14-05:00April 3rd, 2012|7 Steps, Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotics|

When I first started to explore macrobiotics, I discovered George Ohsawa’s “7 Conditions of Health.” These conditions of health were a revelation to me. George Ohsawa divided health into three main areas: physical, mental-emotional, and spiritual. He assigned the most importance to spiritual health and the least importance to physical health. From the macrobiotic view, [...]

Walking: Exercise for the Body and Mind

By |2018-03-07T21:30:15-05:00February 8th, 2012|7 Steps, Exercise, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics, Macrobiotics and Medicine, Mental Health, Weight loss|

Walking helps all aspects of our body, emotions, and mind in children and adults alike. Walking aids our digestion and improves circulation. It harmonizes the left and right sides of our body including the intestines, liver and spleen, kidneys, lungs, two chambers of our heart, left and right sides of our brain, and two branches [...]

Paula Deen and Diabetes

By |2018-03-07T21:30:15-05:00January 25th, 2012|7 Steps, Adjusting Your Diet, Diabetes, Weight loss|

Paula Deen has brought the diabetes discussion to the forefront again. It is becoming less and less probable that one can live the modern lifestyle without developing diabetes or other serious health complications. Over the years our society has greatly increased its consumption of processed and unhealthy foods and beverages. The causes of diabetes are [...]

Summertime and the living is easy

By |2018-03-07T21:32:48-05:00June 16th, 2011|7 Steps, Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

Many thanks to the many artists who have covered “Summertime” for the inspiration behind this title. For a lot of us, living has not been easy in these past few months. Between the major Japanese earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster in March, ravaging tornadoes in northeast, central and southern United States, flooding of the Mississippi [...]

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