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10 Health Benefits of Pickles and Fermented Foods

By |2019-01-25T16:28:35-04:00June 8th, 2018|diet and health, gut microbes, healthy eating, plant-based diet|

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 [...]

What Is Your Vision for 2016?

By |2017-09-10T06:01:50-04:00December 28th, 2015|diet and health, Environment|

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 [...]

Vegetable Starter Kit for Optimal Nutrition

By |2017-09-10T06:01:51-04:00December 4th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, diet and health|

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 [...]

Evolving Macrobiotics

By |2017-09-10T06:01:51-04:00November 20th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, diet and health, Environment|

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 [...]

Animal and Dairy Food Continued

By |2018-03-07T21:25:27-04:00September 7th, 2015|diet and health, Environment|

Is there a need for animal and dairy foods in macrobiotic practice? Macrobiotics is not a traditional way of eating, but it is traditionally based on patterns established by the world's long standing civilizations. I find it fascinating that these civilizations were plant-based, whose mainstays were grains, beans, vegetables and soups, supplemented by pickled, and [...]

A New and Refreshing Approach to Macrobiotics

By |2018-03-07T21:25:27-04:00August 21st, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet, diet and health, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy|

Coming up with a definition of macrobiotics is not an easy thing. Practically speaking, macrobiotics is a guide to living a great life. Macrobiotics offers an approach to daily life that nourishes and sustains us as well as our families, societies, and the environment. Macrobiotics has been misinterpreted and misconstrued in the past as a [...]

Why Do Some Vegans Fracture Their Hips?

By |2018-03-07T21:25:28-04:00June 13th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, diet and health|

A calcium-rich plant-based meal using a variety of cooking techniques and ingredients. Photo by Susan Waxman It has been my observation that recently more and more vegans have been having bone problems including hip fractures and replacements. In the past, hip fractures were considered to be a sign of old age and impending [...]

The Future of Modern Macrobiotics

By |2018-03-07T21:25:29-04:00May 1st, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet, diet and health, Eating habits, Environment, grains, healthy living, Macrobiotics, Macrobiotics and Medicine, Rice|

Kimberly, a nutritional therapy student in the UK, recently posted on her blog "The Little Plantation" about miso soup and her experience with macrobiotics. I wish to thank her for encouraging people to read "The Complete Macrobiotic Diet." I'd also like to compliment her for recognizing that our style of macrobiotic practice is an orderly [...]

How to Eat Your Sweets and Become Even Healthier

By |2018-03-07T21:25:29-04:00April 24th, 2015|diet and health, healthy eating, healthy living, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

Sweet Vegetable Soup, photo by Susan Waxman Craving sweets is usually associated with emotional satisfaction. We often feel guilty indulging our taste for sweets. Craving sweets may not be such a bad thing. Sweet is the most important and healthiest taste, followed by salty and sour tastes, followed by bitter and pungent tastes. [...]

Do We Have Something in Common with Lorikeets?

By |2018-03-07T21:25:29-04:00April 12th, 2015|Articles and Research, diet and health, digestion, Eating habits, grains, gut microbes, Immune System, Plant based diet, plant-based diet|

Peaceful scene of balance I was recently surprised to read about the destruction of the natural life experienced by lorikeets when unnatural foods are introduced into their diets. Many are feeding lorikeets simple sugars from syrups, honeys, and jams to encourage them into their backyards. In turn, the regular diet of the lorikeets [...]

4 Preparations That Bring Out the Goodness of Food

By |2018-03-07T21:25:30-04:00April 5th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet, diet and health, digestion, gut microbes, healthy eating, healthy living, Macrobiotic Philosophy, whole-foods|

Photo by Susan Waxman In a recent entry , I began to discuss the benefits of cooking food. Cooking is a lifetime study that makes humans unique. It is a practice we can enjoy and learn from everyday without end. Each method of cooking affects the color, taste, aroma, and textures of foods [...]

10 Things That Will Transform Your Health

By |2019-02-07T18:20:19-04:00March 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 [...]

Evidence is Mounting About the Relationship between Diet and Health

By |2018-03-07T21:25:56-04:00October 26th, 2014|Adjusting Your Diet, diet and health, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotics|

It is becoming more and more evident that diet can prevent and even reverse serious illness including many cancers.  This means that our health is in our own hands.  I find it interesting that there is so much resistance to this vital and life changing information.  Two articles, Can Cancer Be Prevented- and Even Cured- [...]