Something to Digest

By |2018-03-07T21:25:57-05:00August 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 [...]

Setting One Record Straight

By |2018-03-07T21:27:12-05:00March 26th, 2014|Macrobiotics|

An elderly client of mine who is having some issues recently received this e-mail from a well-meaning friend. I would like to comment on this misleading and potentially harmful advice. Below is a snippet from the e-mail: “HEART ATTACKS AND WATER! How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything [...]

Macrobiotics and Seasonal Health

By |2018-03-07T21:28:22-05:00April 20th, 2013|Macrobiotics|

I recently read a blog called “A Season Pattern to Mental Health.” Macrobiotics plays a large role in this pattern for a couple of reasons: Our blood sugar follows the suns movement, thus it follows the seasons as well.  As humans, blood sugar should slowly start to rise after midnight so that we can wake [...]

Pick Me Up Vegetables

By |2019-02-07T18:32:45-05:00January 30th, 2013|Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotics|

I just read a blog about the importance of eating green and orange vegetables that I wanted to share with you. In my book, The Great Life Diet, which is a practical guide to a macrobiotic lifestyle, I define the meaning of a meal as a cooked grain or grain product and a separate [...]

Your Brown Rice and Arsenic Safety Checklist

By |2018-03-07T21:28:23-05:00November 21st, 2012|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotics|

In a previous blog I made some recommendations to help protect against any possible harmful side effects from arsenic in brown rice. I wanted to post an expanded list since I have received some new information. A friend sent this article to me that was published in The Chicago Tribune. This article contains valuable information [...]

Eating Day and Night

By |2018-03-07T21:28:23-05:00November 2nd, 2012|Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotics|

I just finished reading a blog about many people needing to eat at night. I wanted to express my thoughts to help create more of an understanding to help people overcome this growing problem. There is a natural order between day and night. Under normal circumstances we eat and are physically active during the day. [...]

Seaweed For Your Health and Enjoyment

By |2018-03-07T21:28:49-05:00September 12th, 2012|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Counseling, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotics, Recipes|

Vegetables are largely forgotten in our modern diet. I always find it interesting that when I come to the check-out counter with my basket of organic vegetables, I usually have to tell the cashier what the vegetables are. I assume that people working in health food stores are more enlightened than the average person when [...]

Thoughts on Japanese Foods

By |2018-03-07T21:28:50-05:00July 19th, 2012|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

As part of the macrobiotic way of life, we have enjoyed a rich cultural, philosophical and spiritual heritage from Japan. This heritage has guided many aspects of our life from our approach to cooking and eating to our overall view of life. Some aspects of this way of life, from futons to tofu and miso [...]

Holy Cow, Calcium From the Source!

By |2018-03-07T21:30:13-05:00June 1st, 2012|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotics|

I just finished reading the NY Times blog on the dangers of taking calcium supplements. This was very predictable because so many things recommended as being healthy or necessary by the medical profession end up causing more harm than good. It turns out that taking calcium supplements can increase your risk of having a heart [...]

Three Square Meals a Day

By |2018-03-07T21:30:14-05:00April 11th, 2012|7 Steps, Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotics|

The family meal has played an important role in the history of all cultures. A recent article published in the Daily Mail suggests that the family meal is disappearing. Our busy lifestyles are compromising this long-standing tradition. Snacks, alcohol, and microwaveable foods are replacing cooked and shared meals. I define a meal as a cooked [...]

Health is Natural

By |2018-03-07T21:30:14-05:00April 3rd, 2012|7 Steps, Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotics|

When I first started to explore macrobiotics, I discovered George Ohsawa’s “7 Conditions of Health.” These conditions of health were a revelation to me. George Ohsawa divided health into three main areas: physical, mental-emotional, and spiritual. He assigned the most importance to spiritual health and the least importance to physical health. From the macrobiotic view, [...]

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