The lack of nutrients and fiber in processed foods weakens the large intestine. Which means we deal with more sickness. The good news is with a macrobiotic diet and lifestyle, the large intestine and gut can become strong again. Let’s get started!
New York City is known for being highly congested, a competitive job market, and pricey living. Meaning most people are working long hours and struggling to take time for themselves and their health. That is why it is important to find a macrobiotic counselor in the city. Fortunately, Denny Waxman is here to help!
The key to creating a macrobiotic grocery list is a meal plan. A meal plan is a list of the dishes you will prepare and cook each day for the next week or two weeks. That way you know exactly what food needs to be purchased. Find tips and macrobiotic meal plan example below to get started.
The face exhibits the health and condition of each organ and organ system. When a specific symptom appears on the face, it brings awareness of an underlying health issue. For this reason, facial diagnosis provides valuable health insights that can alert you to a potential health weaknesses and also be used to rebuild your health when combined with macrobiotic lifestyle and diet.
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 on February 4th and end on February 3rd.
On the cover of every magazine is a celebrity with flawless skin, the perfect body, and very attractive. We wonder how they pull it off. How did they lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks or have glowing skin? We want it all too. So here is everything you need to know about three popular celebrity diets–– paleo, keto, and macrobiotics.
In macrobiotics, health is constantly moving and changing. If we stay stagnant then we are moving towards illness instead of health. At Strengthening Health Institute (SHI), we teach students about the five transformations to help them be able to adjust to the changes of energy in the seasons, environment and balance yin yang. If [...]
Kuzu, also spelled “kudzu”, is a climbing vine native to the mountains of Asia and Pacific Islands. For centuries the kuzu root has been produced into a starch to be used for medicine and as a thickener in dishes. Today, the kuzu root starch has shown to have several health benefits from improving digestion [...]
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 [...]
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 there is a need for a high quality definition of [...]
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 (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 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, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
Macrobiotics, or the "great life", is an orderly approach to all aspects of life. Through macrobiotic practice we learn how to make wise choices in our diet and lifestyle. This leads us to lasting health. Health is the basis of an active, adventurous, creative and fulfilling life. George Ohsawa and Michio Kushi have been the two most prolific teachers in recent history of the general principles and development of macrobiotics.