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Macrobiotic Lifestyles: A How & Why Discussion

By | 2018-04-11T17:35:25+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Eating habits, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

It is easy to stop taking care of yourself. We are busy with jobs, sit in traffic, spend hours watching television, and constantly stare at our phones. The macrobiotic lifestyle is about remembering to take time for our health. Macrobiotic lifestyle highlights learning to cook macrobiotic foods, eating slower and at regular times, discovering [...]

A Macrobiotic Definition That Actually Explains Macrobiotics

By | 2018-04-30T23:09:53+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Macrobiotics|

If you are like me and have done a google search for "What is macrobiotics?"  - you probably realized, as I did, that the macrobiotic definition offered by Wikipedia and others is far from accurate! For that reason, it has become clear to me that the need for a high quality macrobiotic diet definition is [...]

Macrobiotics Detox: How to Detox Your Body with Macrobiotics

By | 2018-03-10T19:00:16+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Macrobiotics|

The term “Detox” is a common misused phrase typically applied when someone periodically compensates for poor diet and lifestyle habits. Detoxing has become very popular recently and you can find pans for a detox cleanse, the best detox drinks, a detox bath and different detox diets. If you're unfamiliar with macrobiotics, we encourage you [...]

9 Star Ki Interpretations: 2018

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:37+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Macrobiotics|

9 Star Ki (or 9 Ki) is a way of observing social phenomena from an energetic perspective based on Nature’s growing cycle. 9 Star Ki can be compared to Oriental Diagnosis both for individual movement and social patterns. There are 1 year individual cycles, and 9 year social cycles. The individual years generally begin [...]

Macrobiotic Diet Foods

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:37+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

Macrobiotic practice embraces and integrates cuisines and ingredients from most of the world’s long-standing civilizations. Macrobiotics, as it is practiced now, has become a multicultural fusion of many of these cultures and civilizations. The plant-abundant diet is based on the full variety of foods in each of the following categories: grains, beans, vegetables, soups, [...]

Sugar: The Good and the Bad

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:37+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

Sugar, sweets and the sweet taste have a bad reputation and we often feel guilty indulging in our taste for sweets. Craving sugar may not be such a bad thing. Sweet is the most important and healthiest taste, followed by salty and sour tastes, then by bitter and pungent tastes. It is the predominant [...]

Protein: The Good and the Bad

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:38+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 | 2018-03-07T21:23:38+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 | 2018-03-07T21:23:39+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 [...]

Education Steps Towards Becoming a Counselor Part 3

By | 2018-03-07T21:23:40+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 | 2018-03-07T21:24:18+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 | 2018-03-07T21:25:29+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 | 2018-03-07T21:25:29+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 | 2018-03-07T21:25:55+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 | 2018-03-07T21:25:55+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 | 2018-03-07T21:25:56+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 [...]