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 [...]

Sharing Together, Eating Together

By |2018-03-07T21:24:19-05:00July 19th, 2016|7 Steps|

Eating together deepens nourishment and alignment. Eating together aligns and connects us with each other. Food is condensed environment, and also our source of internal energy. When we eat, we break foods down from their solid state to liquid to energy. In this process, food provides physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy. Grains, [...]

Without Doing Other Things

By |2018-03-07T21:24:19-05:00July 5th, 2016|Articles and Research|

Forest Bathing It has been striking for me to compare the way spending time alone has changed over the course of my lifetime. It has become increasingly difficult for people today to give undivided attention to a daily activity. With so much media attention focusing on presence and mindfulness, being at peace with [...]

The Sun is Our Friend After All

By |2018-03-07T21:24:20-05:00June 15th, 2016|Environment|

All of life depends on the sun, and sunlight is an essential ingredient for an overall healthy life. It is important to overcome our fear of the sun and the many myths surrounding sun exposure as an enemy to health. There are healthy ways to build up tolerance for sunlight to receive maximum benefit from [...]

Learning in the Womb: What is Embryonic Education

By |2020-02-12T13:43:31-05:00May 30th, 2016|Fertility|

During time in the womb, we multiply in weight about three billion times, from a single cell to birth (anywhere between 5.5-10 lbs on average). After birth, we multiply in weight about fifteen to twenty times. Suffice to say, the vast majority of our total growth, development, and education occurs in the womb. Furthermore, [...]

Fertility’s Modern Challenges

By |2018-03-07T21:24:20-05:00May 18th, 2016|healthy living|

lifestyle and fertility are related There are three stages of fertility. First is the ability to become pregnant. The second is having a healthy full-term pregnancy and natural childbirth (from a macrobiotic perspective this means without the aid or use of drugs), and the third is raising a healthy child. All three of [...]

How to Overcome the Hangry Horrors

By |2018-03-07T21:24:20-05:00April 21st, 2016|Adjusting Your Diet|

Hangriness sometimes causes us to make unhealthy choices such as overeating or choosing unhealthy foods. Feeling hangry is a much different sensation than healthy hunger. Healthy hunger is a feeling based on a desire for life; it is a pleasant, mild, and comfortable anticipation of a nice meal. However, feeling hangry is a [...]

How to Reset The Biological Clock

By |2017-09-10T06:01:50-04:00March 28th, 2016|Adjusting Your Diet|

An evening rhythm Rhythms come from nature, and our circadian rhythms are produced by the interactions between our internal and external environments, especially within our microbiome, the sun, and temperature. These interactions and relationships produce physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral changes with each day and throughout the year. Our sense of order, rhythm, [...]

More Thoughts on Gut Health

By |2017-09-10T06:01:50-04:00March 4th, 2016|Articles and Research|

I'd like to again thank Dr. Neal Barnard for posting a guest blog with practical and informative information on gut health. When you have healthy gut bacteria, there is not much room for the unhealthy ones to thrive. Conversely, if you do not have enough healthy gut bacteria, the unhealthy ones can take over. A [...]

7 Healthy Steps Before Pregnancy

By |2019-06-26T13:57:24-04:00January 12th, 2016|7 Steps|

A healthy pregnancy ideally begins at least six months before conception. Within the first three weeks, the major systems and the heart of the baby are forming before most women know they are pregnant. Our diet and lifestyle practices before the pregnancy set the tone during and afterwards as well. What happens in the [...]

Your Self-Improvement Guide for the New Year

By |2017-09-10T06:01:50-04:00January 4th, 2016|7 Steps, Adjusting Your Diet, Anti-aging|

Anti-Aging These 10 steps will help you wind back your biological clock to feel fabulous, look vibrant, and think clearly. The keys to anti-aging and regaining your youthful vigor are good nutrition, good digestion, and good circulation. These keys enhance our ability to continually clean, refresh, and renew ourselves physically, emotionally, and mentally. An alkaline [...]

What Is Your Vision for 2016?

By |2017-09-10T06:01:50-04:00December 28th, 2015|diet and health, Environment|

I have always been fascinated with patterns and how they affect our health and movement within society. I recently discovered a seven-year Jewish cycle called Shemitah (shmita) which correlates with the Jewish New Year, usually occurring in September. The Shemitah cycle seems to correlate accurately with life-changing events and changing of core values. There is [...]

Love for Vegetables

By |2021-07-07T12:49:09-04:00December 11th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet|

To continue from my previous entry, I'd like to highlight and honor the unique qualities of some of my favorite vegetables, along with the preparations that I think accentuate their uniquenesses. Leafy greensWatercress Watercress is a unique vegetable in macrobiotic practice because leafy greens are considered to be yin vegetables, except for watercress. Watercress [...]

Evolving Macrobiotics

By |2017-09-10T06:01:51-04:00November 20th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, diet and health, Environment|

This article was recently published in the autumn issue of Macrobiotics Today as a contribution to the ongoing discussion about the need for animal and dairy foods in macrobiotic practice. Evolving Macrobiotics The Spirit of Gratitude Is there a need for animal and dairy foods in macrobiotic practice? Macrobiotics is not a traditional way of [...]

Short and Sweet

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

CNN recently published a study about the benefits of decreasing sugar for ten days in children. I found this interesting because what we eat today goes into our blood plasma by tomorrow. Plasma, the liquid portion of our blood, renews itself every ten days. Avoiding foods produces short term effects, and adding healthy foods provides [...]

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