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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? 

Welcome the 1 Water Year

By |2018-03-07T21:24:18-05:00February 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

9 Ki is a way of observing social phenomena from an energetic perspective based on Nature’s growing cycle. Last year, I shared an interpretation for 2016 from a 9 Star Ki perspective, which you can read and compare here. This year, we are moving into a 1 White Water year. The 2 Black Soil year [...]

Farmer’s Markets and Fall Vegetable Picks

By |2018-03-07T21:24:19-05:00October 31st, 2016|7 Steps|

This list makes good points about just how beneficial farmer's markets and CSAs are for communities, local economies, and the environment. I would like to add a few more points, with some insight about farmer's markets and CSAs from a health perspective. The greatest benefit of visiting these markets is discovering when foods [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Seeds of Change: Spring 2016

By |2019-06-26T14:02:40-04:00February 2nd, 2016|Nurture|

According to Nature's energy, Spring begins around February 4th. Nature's energy begins to rise midway between the Winter solstice and Spring equinox. Most years, by this time, we start to experience Spring Fever, and feel fed up with Winter. Many nature-based traditions, such as the Celtic celebration of Imbolc, have observed this rise in [...]

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 [...]

Do We Have Something in Common with Lorikeets?

By |2020-01-10T19:39:49-05:00April 12th, 2015|Articles and Research, diet and health, digestion, Eating habits, grains, gut microbes, Immune System, Macrobiotic Plant-based diet, plant-based diet|

Peaceful scene of balance I was recently surprised to read about the destruction of the natural life experienced by lorikeets when unnatural foods are introduced into their diets. Many are feeding lorikeets simple sugars from syrups, honeys, and jams to encourage them into their backyards. In turn, the [...]

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 [...]

The Age of Macrobiotics

By |2018-03-07T21:25:57-05:00August 8th, 2014|7 Steps|

I was happy to read Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog yesterday which shares some of the inner workings of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee at the National Institutes of Health and how the recommended diet for people across the country is made. He says this year, the advisory committee listened to the urgings of the Physicians [...]

Ben Franklin, Creativity and Macrobiotics

By |2020-02-03T17:08:11-05:00April 9th, 2014|Macrobiotic Philosophy|

What good shall I do today? Order and structure fosters health, vitality, and creativity. We can see from the recent Huffington Post article that various types of creative geniuses across cultures had specific routines for mealtimes, sleep, and work. Could it be that the structure of their lives was the key to their creativity? [...]

A Second New Year; Get Ready for Spring!

By |2019-07-10T13:05:43-04:00January 15th, 2014|Adjusting Your Diet, Events|

If you didn’t get a chance to make your resolutions stick since January 1st, you have another chance! And this new year also follows the course of nature. This new year, February 4th, is celebrated in Asia and traces of its western roots are in the celebration of Groundhog’s Day. Groundhog’s Day is a [...]

The Cycles of Nature Support Us

By |2018-03-07T21:33:13-05:00November 3rd, 2010|7 Steps, Mental Health|

Everyone can align with nature. The sun doesn't oversleep! It always gets up, always rises. The full moon is always there when it should be and spring always comes after winter. The only way the sun won't rise, I believe, is if our planet is out of orbit. Otherwise the sun will rise everyday. The [...]

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