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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 [...]

Summer Tips for Staying Cool

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:48+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Macrobiotics|

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 [...]

Definition of Macrobiotics

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:48+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Macrobiotics|

SHI and Carl Ferre of GOMF are currently endeavoring to create a comprehensive definition of macrobiotics that experienced practitioners can agree on. It is our hope that this definition is broad enough to encompass all of the practice, and allows everyone to expound on the definition with their particular expression, interpretation, and focus. Our goal [...]

Education Steps Towards Becoming a Counselor Part 3

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:48+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Macrobiotics|

Photo by Susan Waxman The overall emphasis of the courses at SHI is on personal and family health. This is because a doctor does not need to be healthy to be a doctor. They offer protocol. In macrobiotics however, we offer health. We guide people to change their condition, balance, and overall health. [...]

An Open Letter to President Donald Trump

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:49+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Macrobiotics|

An Open Letter to President Donald Trump By: Denny Waxman; Founder & President of the Strengthening Health Institute, Acclaimed Author, Wellness Educator, and Esteemed Health Counselor. Making America great again is more than strengthening the economy. America's true greatness stems from the people who inhabit this continent. Although prosperity and world leadership are important, it [...]

The Future of Modern Macrobiotics

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

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 [...]

Health and Weight Check-yourself-list

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:57+00:00 January 29th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet, Diabetes, digestion, healthy living, Immune System, Macrobiotics|

I recently read an article in the New York Times about a study in San Diego that researchers conducted on mice. In the study, they restricted some mice to certain eating times; some mice were fed within a five hour window, some an eight hour window and some a twelve hour window. Others were allowed [...]

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 [...]

Our Digestive System is Not On Call 24 Hours a Day

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:57+00:00 November 5th, 2014|acid reflux, Adjusting Your Diet, digestion, healthy living, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotics|

I was happy to find an article in The New York Times that reinforces the importance of eating healthy meals at regular times. This is an issue I have been writing and teaching about for more than 20 years, so it is nice to see these ideas getting mainstream support. The article links the effects [...]

Do you soak your grain?

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:57+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, grains, Macrobiotics, osteoporosis, plant-based diet|

Rice growing in the fields of Blue Moon Acres Farm. A number of my longtime clients are elderly women who have come to me with a variety of health concerns.  I have counseled these women over many years regarding their diet and lifestyle practices according to macrobiotic principles.  Some of these women have [...]

Evidence is Mounting About the Relationship between Diet and Health

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:57+00:00 October 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- [...]

More on Gut Microbes

By | 2017-09-10T06:01:57+00:00 October 8th, 2014|gut microbes, healthy eating, Macrobiotics, plant-based diet, whole-foods, Yogurt|

I found an interesting article from NPR about gut microbes and diet soda. Healthy gut microbes aide in digestion and absorption of nutrients and the elimination of waste. All of these processes are supported by good eating habits and a whole-foods plant-based diet, together with naturally fermented and pickled foods. I have discussed the details [...]