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Brown Rice Friend or Foe?

By |2020-05-13T17:55:44-04:00February 19th, 2020|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, Cancer, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy|

I am not a medical professional or a medical researcher. I am a macrobiotic professional with more than forty years of experience guiding many thousands of my clients on diet and lifestyle to recover and maintain their health. I have observed the power and benefits of the regular consumption of brown rice on the young and old over these forty years.

Really? Is it time to stop eating brown rice again, for real?

By |2019-10-21T18:21:23-04:00August 17th, 2017|Articles and Research|

This question of arsenic and brown rice has been an ongoing topic. ---Cereal grains been the mainstay of the world’s civilizations for at least 10-12,000 years. ---They have the ideal balance of minerals to proteins to carbohydrates. The only other food that has a similar balance and ratio is mother’s milk. This makes cereal [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What’s So Great About Brown Rice Anyway?

By |2018-03-07T21:30:15-05:00February 16th, 2012|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics, Mental Health|

I started to eat brown rice in 1967 after years of indulgence in an almost exclusively junk food diet. Interestingly enough, one of the few foods that I liked in my junk food incarnation was kasha and bow ties, a typical Russian dish, which my mother made on a regular basis. Kasha or buckwheat is [...]

Paula Deen and Diabetes

By |2018-03-07T21:30:15-05:00January 25th, 2012|7 Steps, Adjusting Your Diet, Diabetes, Weight loss|

Paula Deen has brought the diabetes discussion to the forefront again. It is becoming less and less probable that one can live the modern lifestyle without developing diabetes or other serious health complications. Over the years our society has greatly increased its consumption of processed and unhealthy foods and beverages. The causes of diabetes are [...]

Treats, Not Tricks

By |2018-03-07T21:31:21-05:00October 31st, 2011|Macrobiotic Diet, Recipes|

Although the surprise snowstorm kept me from going out and celebrating Halloween this past weekend, I thought it would be appropriate to share some autumnal treats with you today. Below you will find two of my favorite treats for cold autumn days. Many thanks to my wife, Susan Waxman, for letting me share her Crispy [...]

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