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The Future of Modern Macrobiotics

By |2020-02-27T15:07:42-05:00January 1st, 2019|Adjusting Your Diet, diet and health, Eating habits, Environment, grains, healthy living, Macrobiotics, Macrobiotics and Medicine, Rice|

It is clear that modern society does not prioritize health. When we begin macrobiotic practice, it takes effort to create an orderly, daily schedule and to carve out time for meals. However, over time, these health-supporting habits become second nature.

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 [...]

How To Get The Most Out of Your Food

By |2018-03-07T21:24:19-05:00August 23rd, 2016|Adjusting Your Diet|

The meal is an anchor that brings stability to our life everyday. It is a binding force that creates and strengthens our connection to all of life, each other, and our food. To receive the most out of our food, we can focus on the quality of its preparation which has two aspects. Good cooking [...]

Keeping Up with the Solstice

By |2018-03-07T21:24:20-05:00June 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Tempura with vegetables. Although today is one official start of summer, the energy of the sun has been rising since the Winter Solstice, and transitioned into summer on May 5th. Summer is the time when our energy and desire is opened fully and blossoming as in nature. In mid-August, the energy of the [...]

Vegetable Starter Kit for Optimal Nutrition

By |2017-09-10T06:01:51-04:00December 4th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, diet and health|

Cabbage is a unique vegetable for macrobiotic practice I came across some research on nutrient densities of fruits and vegetables. This study checked 41 different fruits and vegetables for specific nutrients and ranked them (the table is at the bottom of the abstract). Some of our favorites, like watercress and Napa cabbage, were [...]

Was Popeye right?

By |2018-03-07T21:25:27-05:00October 11th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet|

A dish with greens. Photo by Susan Waxman Though spinach contains many important and valuable nutrients, this leafy green does not share the same overall benefits as many other leafy greens. Two of the most popular leafy greens, spinach and Swiss chard, also contain higher concentrations of oxalic acid, which may interfere with [...]

To the Farmer’s Market

By |2019-12-19T15:29:53-05:00June 5th, 2015|Events|

I'd like to thank Ben Bergman of Greener Pastures and Stephen Waxman of Trax Cafe for having Susan and I at the Ambler Farmer's Market to talk about "The Complete Macrobiotic Diet." Farmer's markets provide many benefits for the health of individuals and communities. Farmer's markets help us to learn about and reconnect with [...]

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, [...]

4 Preparations That Bring Out the Goodness of Food

By |2019-05-22T15:13:08-04:00April 5th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet, diet and health, digestion, gut microbes, healthy eating, healthy living, Macrobiotic Philosophy, whole-foods|

Photo by Susan Waxman In a recent entry , I began to discuss the benefits of cooking food. Cooking is a lifetime study that makes humans unique. It is a practice we can enjoy and learn from everyday without end. Each method of cooking affects the color, taste, [...]

10 Days to Meet Your Protein Requirements

By |2020-01-14T19:53:47-05:00March 15th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet|

Part of a macrobiotic meal prepares by Susan Waxman and students at a recent Strengthening Health Intensive seminar Vegan Diet Misconceptions One of the common misconceptions about vegan diets is that they are deficient in protein due to the lack of animal and dairy foods. However, all foods in their natural state [...]

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 Best Overall Diet

By |2019-02-07T18:44:34-05:00February 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Photo by Susan Waxman This list from U.S. News & World Report ranked what they consider the healthiest overall diets. The diets were ranked using the following standards: short-term weight loss, long-term weight loss, diabetes management, heart health management, ease of compliance, nutritional completeness, and safety/health risks. Macrobiotics ranked 26th out of [...]

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 [...]

Food is energy

By |2018-03-07T21:53:06-05:00June 4th, 2009|Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy|

Food is energy. We might think that vegetables are vegetables, but this isn't the case. Each vegetable in a dish attracts certain aspects from the other vegetables. This is similar to how it is when you meet someone. You have a certain kind of conversation, a certain feeling between you. Then if you meet someone [...]