Heat and Emotions

By |2018-03-07T21:33:14-05:00August 8th, 2010|Adjusting Your Diet, Mental Health|

The temperature has been high lately. When it is hot, it is more easy to be hot-blooded! If someone is feeling too emotional, we describe them as too hot, excited, off-balance, volatile or irrational. We can also think of that person as being too wet or wishy washy or overflowing. However we describe them, one [...]

Emotions and Blood Quality

By |2018-03-07T21:35:22-05:00April 21st, 2010|Adjusting Your Diet, Diabetes, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotics, Mental Health|

In macrobiotics we look at illness as a developmental progression. The first major stage, which is not really an illness itself in many cases, is our blood starting to become imbalanced. Our blood, which has hemoglobin, iron containing protein at the center, is important for maintaining our direction in life. When our blood quality is [...]

What makes learning at French Meadows unique?

By |2018-03-07T21:53:05-05:00September 14th, 2009|Macrobiotic Counseling, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics, Mental Health|

Living free from electricity, radio waves and EMF’s, etc. and communing with nature with no means of escape is an incredible experience and contrast to most of our daily lives. Eating wood fire cooked food in such a pristine environment has two unique benefits. The first is that it creates an unusually strong and deep [...]


By |2018-03-07T21:53:05-05:00September 13th, 2009|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Mental Health, Weight loss|

Boredom and frustration are very important causes of overeating. Emotional frustration can come from work or romance. If you are not satisfied with what you are doing in your life or in your relationships, or if you feel bored, then there is a natural tendency to overeat. Essentially, overeating means either biological or emotional frustration. [...]

All Life is Energy

By |2019-07-10T13:28:48-04:00May 12th, 2009|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Mental Health|

Vegetables give us an incredible ability to change our orientation. There are three main types of vegetables; root--growing downward like carrots, burdock, parsnips, etc.; round--growing around the surface of the earth and generally round: onions, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, squash, turnips; upward leafy--growing upward: collards, Chinese cabbage, scallions, leeks, etc. If you want to become [...]

Order and Creativity

By |2018-03-07T21:53:28-05:00March 24th, 2009|Macrobiotic Philosophy, Mental Health|

Most of us get an idea of order and stability from our family and home life. If you were fortunate to grow up in a family that was very loving, caring, nourishing and very stable, stayed in the same place for a long time and had an interesting kind of life, then from that you [...]

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