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Brown Rice Friend or Foe?

By |2020-05-13T17:55:44-04:00February 19th, 2020|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research, Cancer, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy|

I am not a medical professional or a medical researcher. I am a macrobiotic professional with more than forty years of experience guiding many thousands of my clients on diet and lifestyle to recover and maintain their health. I have observed the power and benefits of the regular consumption of brown rice on the young and old over these forty years.

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 [...]

Carbs Good or Bad

By |2019-12-09T17:28:32-05:00September 23rd, 2017|Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

All the world’s long-standing civilizations were grain based. In addition, all people identify with, and are inseparable from their traditional grains. Common examples include rice in Asia, bread in Europe, and corn in the Americas. As global economic development grew and the interconnectedness of cultures through globalization expands, we see different types of grain [...]

The Macro Leap

By |2018-03-07T21:25:56-05:00December 4th, 2014|Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics, Macrobiotics and Medicine|

I invite you to take the MACRO leap. Macrobiotics is not a fad diet; it is humanity’s original way of eating. Perhaps most importantly, macrobiotics is a lifestyle for everyone. The practice is all-inclusive because it is a constant journey of adding healthy, balanced practices into daily life. Practicing macrobiotics is flexible and adaptable to [...]

Al Gore Goes Vegan-It’s Not Stopping Meat, It’s How You Stop It

By |2019-02-07T18:42:38-05:00December 11th, 2013|Articles and Research|

Earth as Viewed from Apollo 17 Food choices, diets and our relationship to the production of food are becoming more and more prevalent in national discussions. People are becoming more openly aware of food personally, socially and environmentally.  A recent article in The Washington Post about Al Gore’s choice to become vegan [...]

Metabolism Basics

By |2018-03-07T21:28:22-05:00April 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|

This article in the Huffington Post struck my interest.  The time is now for macrobiotics because as this articles explains, people are exposed to obesity for longer periods of time. Simply stated, westerners are becoming fatter, earlier in life. My definition of metabolism is the ability to digest food, absorb nutrients, and eliminate waste.  Two factors [...]

Did He or Didn’t He? Steve Jobs and Macrobiotics

By |2020-08-27T12:26:16-04:00November 2nd, 2011|Adjusting Your Diet, Events, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics, Macrobiotics and Medicine, Press|

In a recent 60 Minutes interview, Walter Isaacson claimed that Steve Jobs tried to heal himself through alternative healing practices, including "various ways of doing it macrobiotically.” As a macrobiotic teacher and counselor for 40 years, I was disturbed by the light in which macrobiotics was presented in this segment. Furthermore, it does not [...]

Some Thoughts on Dietary Supplements

By |2018-03-07T21:32:47-05:00October 19th, 2011|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research|

There has been a lot of controversy about the possible harms of dietary supplements over the years. The October 17 report on NPR has raised this question yet again. http://www.npr.org/2011/10/17/141411363/americans-urged-to-reconsider-use-of-dietary-supplements The last time I heard T. Collin Campbell (“The China Study”) speak, he stated that his research showed that it was the food and not [...]

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