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Protein: The Good and the Bad

By | 2017-10-12T13:06:47+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

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: The Good and the Bad

By | 2017-10-11T14:08:23+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

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 [...]

Macrobiotic Coaches, Macrobiotic Counselors Part 2

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:49+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Macrobiotic Philosophy|

In guiding people through macrobiotic practice, there is a big leap to go from offering guidance for the most common widespread problems to guiding those with cancer, advanced cardiovascular problems, HIV, Lyme disease, serious psychological, addiction or nervous system problems, and other immune issues. It is possible however, to learn how to guide people with [...]

Becoming a Macrobiotic Counselor Part 1

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:49+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Macrobiotic Philosophy|

Others have been promising to train macrobiotic counselors within a year or even as soon as four months. From my experience, I do not see how this is possible. In this blog entry I talk about the steps I followed to feel qualified to guide people with a full range of health problems. Later, I [...]

Mindfulness Meditation & Macrobiotics Day: Back to Our Roots

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:49+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Macrobiotic Philosophy|

On November 6th, at the International House in Philadelphia, Susan and I will be joining with Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen to lead a day in the complementary practices of mindfulness meditation and macrobiotics. I believe this event is the first step in returning to some of the original guiding principles of macrobiotic practice. Macrobiotics was [...]

A New and Refreshing Approach to Macrobiotics

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:51+00:00 August 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 [...]

How to Eat Your Sweets and Become Even Healthier

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:56+00:00 April 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. [...]

4 Preparations That Bring Out the Goodness of Food

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:56+00:00 April 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 | 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 [...]

One Mind, One Heart

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:57+00:00 December 7th, 2014|Macrobiotic Philosophy|

There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; [...]

The Macro Leap

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:57+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics, Macrobiotics and Medicine|

I invite you to take the MACRO leap. Macrobiotics is not a fad diet; it is humanity’s original way of eating. Perhaps most importantly, macrobiotics is a lifestyle for everyone. The practice is all-inclusive because it is a constant journey of adding healthy, balanced practices into daily life. Practicing macrobiotics is flexible and adaptable to [...]

Something to Digest

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:58+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

In Oriental medicine, the body is thought to be composed of complementary systems.  In our digestive system, we actually have a second brain called the enteric nervous system.  The same kind of cells are found in both systems. From birth, our gut bacteria guides the development of our immune system and brain.  This ongoing relationship [...]

Ben Franklin, Creativity and Macrobiotics

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:58+00:00 April 9th, 2014|Macrobiotic Philosophy|

What good shall I do today? Order and structure fosters health, vitality, and creativity. We can see from the recent Huffington Post article that various types of creative geniuses across cultures had specific routines for mealtimes, sleep, and work. Could it be that the structure of their lives was the key to their creativity? Ben [...]