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The Evolution of Macrobiotics: Ohsawa, Kushi, and Waxman Approaches

By |2019-10-21T18:22:42-04:00April 20th, 2017|Macrobiotics|

Macrobiotics, or the "great life", is an orderly approach to all aspects of life. Through macrobiotic practice we learn how to make wise choices in our diet and lifestyle. This leads us to lasting health. Health is the basis of an active, adventurous, creative and fulfilling life. George Ohsawa and Michio Kushi have been the two most prolific teachers in recent history of the general principles and development of macrobiotics.

Becoming a Macrobiotic Counselor Part 1

By |2020-01-13T14:11:02-05:00November 21st, 2016|Macrobiotic Philosophy|

Others have been promising to train macrobiotic counselors within a year or even as soon as four months. From my experience, I do not see how this is possible. In this blog entry I talk about the steps I followed to feel qualified to guide people with a full range of health problems. Later, [...]

Coffee: another addiction

By |2018-03-07T21:30:14-05:00March 15th, 2012|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotics, Mental Health|

I started drinking coffee in 1969, shortly after starting my macrobiotic practice. Michio Kushi, in his attempt to make macrobiotics more relaxed and approachable, introduced his coffee-flavored style of macrobiotic practice. Around this same time, I also heard that coffee shops were referred to as “penny universities” in the colonial days. I always liked the sound of this [...]

Eight Glasses of Water a Day?

By |2018-03-07T21:31:20-05:00November 23rd, 2011|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

An article in Scientific American has raised the question as to whether drinking eight glasses of water a day is fact or fiction. I would like to offer some insights into this. Originally George Ohsawa recommended limiting liquid consumption. This recommendation was changed years ago by Michio Kushi to drinking a comfortable amount to satisfy [...]

Remembering Aveline Kushi

By |2018-03-07T21:32:48-05:00June 15th, 2011|Macrobiotic Diet, Uncategorized|

I first met Aveline in 1969 when she accompanied Michio to Philadelphia for a lecture. It was a great joy for me to read Ed's article about Aveline and it brought up many memories for me. As Ed says in his blog post, Aveline was among the greatest of women. Her wisdom, grace and adventurous [...]

What is Macrobiotics?

By |2018-03-07T21:35:23-05:00January 13th, 2010|Articles and Research, Uncategorized|

“Macrobiotics” comes from makro bios, the Greek words for “Long Life” or “Great Life.” Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, coined the term, and in the modern era it has been developed by Michio Kushi and other educators in Japan, America, Europe, and around the world. By creating our bodies and minds from natural foods in [...]

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