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Regulating Thyroid Issues Naturally

By |2020-10-18T21:22:02-04:00December 15th, 2011|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, Exercise, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics, Mental Health|

A recent article in the New York Times discusses a link between psychiatric troubles and imbalances in thyroid hormones. Quite often subtle imbalances in thyroid hormones can create depression, anxiety and other psychiatric problems. From a macrobiotic or energetic point of view, the thyroid is the balancing point between the pituitary and adrenal [...]

Ben Franklin was Macrobiotic

By |2019-09-03T21:17:12-04:00October 26th, 2011|Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics, Uncategorized|

Ben Franklin is one of my heroes because of his practical, creative genius and his connection to Philadelphia. While rereading his autobiography recently it occurred to me that he was not only one of our founding fathers but also a father of macrobiotics. Ben Franklin is a role model for macrobiotic practice. He became [...]

Some Thoughts on Dietary Supplements

By |2018-03-07T21:32:47-05:00October 19th, 2011|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research|

There has been a lot of controversy about the possible harms of dietary supplements over the years. The October 17 report on NPR has raised this question yet again. http://www.npr.org/2011/10/17/141411363/americans-urged-to-reconsider-use-of-dietary-supplements The last time I heard T. Collin Campbell (“The China Study”) speak, he stated that his research showed that it was the food and not [...]

Macrobiotics in Florida and Transitioning to Spring

By |2018-03-07T21:32:49-05:00January 29th, 2011|7 Steps, Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, Macrobiotics|

This week we travelled to Jacksonville, Florida, at the invitation of Marlene Pendley. The group was international, four people from Venezuela and three from Bogota, Columbia. Susan taught two "international" cooking classes and I took these cultures into account in my lectures. It was a great success and very enjoyable. Two of the students had [...]

The Cycles of Nature Support Us

By |2018-03-07T21:33:13-05:00November 3rd, 2010|7 Steps, Mental Health|

Everyone can align with nature. The sun doesn't oversleep! It always gets up, always rises. The full moon is always there when it should be and spring always comes after winter. The only way the sun won't rise, I believe, is if our planet is out of orbit. Otherwise the sun will rise everyday. The [...]

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