Macrobiotic Diet Foods

By |2019-10-21T18:11:24-04:00December 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 |2019-10-21T18:15:25-04:00November 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 |2019-10-21T18:16:40-04:00October 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 Good or Bad

By |2019-12-09T17:28:32-05:00September 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 |2018-03-07T21:23:39-05:00July 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 [...]

The Evolution of Macrobiotics: Ohsawa, Kushi, and Waxman Approaches

By |2019-10-21T18:22:42-04:00April 20th, 2017|Macrobiotics|

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.

An Open Letter to President Donald Trump

By |2018-03-07T21:24:18-05:00January 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 [...]

How to Eat Your Sweets and Become Even Healthier

By |2020-02-10T15:55:02-05:00April 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, [...]

10 Things That Will Transform Your Health

By |2019-05-22T15:08:05-04:00March 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, Macrobiotic Plant-based diet, Macrobiotics, Neal Barnard, 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 [...]

The Macro Leap

By |2018-03-07T21:25:56-05:00December 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 |2018-03-07T21:25:56-05:00November 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 |2020-01-10T19:36:52-05:00October 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 [...]

Evidence is Mounting About the Relationship between Diet and Health

By |2018-03-07T21:25:56-05:00October 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- [...]

More on Gut Microbes

By |2018-03-07T21:25:56-05:00October 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 [...]

You can Nurture the Earth

By |2018-03-07T21:25:57-05:00September 26th, 2014|Environment, Macrobiotic Plant-based diet, Macrobiotics, Neal Barnard, Nurture, Rice|

Neal Barnard wrote a great article for The Huffington Post this past summer.  He clarifies the social and environmental benefits of eating a grain and bean based diet.   It is becoming increasingly clear that the time is now to start eating grains, beans and other plant based foods directly, rather than using these foods to raise animals [...]

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