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Why Do Some Vegans Fracture Their Hips?

By |2020-09-17T11:33:17-04:00August 20th, 2020|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, diet and health|

It has been my observation that recently more and more vegans have been having bone problems including hip fractures and replacements. In the past, hip fractures were considered to be a sign of old age and impending death. This may not the case today.

10 Natural Anti-Aging Secrets

By |2020-01-03T19:42:11-05:00June 14th, 2019|Adjusting Your Diet, Anti-aging|

Everyone seems to be concerned about aging these days. People take special preparations and treatments to reverse the natural process of aging. Most of these treatments are based on hormonal and/or nutritional supplements, creams and injections, or surgery. Unfortunately, these treatments are only temporary and oftentimes these treatments backfire. What are the differences between those who age well and those who do not? 

Macrobiotic Diet Foods

By |2019-10-21T18:11:24-04:00December 13th, 2017|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

Macrobiotic practice embraces and integrates cuisines and ingredients from most of the world’s long-standing civilizations. Macrobiotics, as it is practiced now, has become a multicultural fusion of many of these cultures and civilizations. The plant-abundant diet is based on the full variety of foods in each of the following categories: grains, beans, vegetables, soups, [...]

Sugar: The Good and the Bad

By |2019-10-21T18:15:25-04:00November 2nd, 2017|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

Sugar, sweets and the sweet taste have a bad reputation and we often feel guilty indulging in our taste for sweets. Craving sugar may not be such a bad thing. Sweet is the most important and healthiest taste, followed by salty and sour tastes, then by bitter and pungent tastes. It is the predominant [...]

Protein: The Good and the Bad

By |2019-10-21T18:16:40-04:00October 12th, 2017|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

All food has protein. Under normal circumstances, it is impossible to have protein deficiency. If we eat a diet based mostly on white sugar and other refined foods, it may be possible to have a protein deficiency. Similarly, with a damaged digestive system caused by certain illnesses or excessive medical treatments, we may require [...]

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 [...]

Things You Didn’t Know About Autism

By |2018-03-07T21:23:40-05:00April 6th, 2017|Mental Health|

I am not a medical doctor, but this is my experience and observation as a macrobiotic counselor. I have practiced as a counselor for 45 years, which includes counseling for a broad range of health problems from severe brain injury to mild learning disorders. I have used the same approach applied in unique ways with [...]

Mindfulness Meditation & Macrobiotics Day: Back to Our Roots

By |2019-02-07T18:43:43-05:00October 11th, 2016|Macrobiotic Philosophy|

On November 6th, at the International House in Philadelphia, Susan and I will be joining with Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen to lead a day in the complementary practices of mindfulness meditation and macrobiotics. I believe this event is the first step in returning to some of the original guiding principles of macrobiotic practice. Macrobiotics [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A New and Refreshing Approach to Macrobiotics

By |2019-07-09T14:56:06-04:00August 21st, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet, diet and health, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy|

Coming up with a definition of macrobiotics is not an easy thing. Practically speaking, macrobiotics is a guide to living a great life. Macrobiotics offers an approach to daily life that nourishes and sustains us as well as our families, societies, and the environment. Macrobiotics has been misinterpreted and misconstrued in the past [...]

10 Naturally Refreshing and Healthy Foods and Beverages

By |2019-08-02T13:38:46-04:00May 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Traditional diets have a variety of foods and beverages that are naturally refreshing and healthy. Almost all healthy diets have a high moisture content from cooked grains and beans, vegetables, soups, fruits, and fermented foods. The modern diet with staples such as meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, and baked/fried foods, is a very dry diet [...]

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 [...]

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