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Everyday Miso

By |2020-04-15T22:34:57-04:00March 31st, 2020|Adjusting Your Diet, Articles and Research|

In macrobiotics, we recommend using barley or brown rice miso that has been aged two to three years. Certain preparations of miso provide the most benefit. Miso soup can be enjoyed often or daily, and even two to three times a week will start to improve your health. In my experience, the two best preparations are miso soup and miso-tahini spread.

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 [...]

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, [...]

Lose Weight Once and For All

By |2017-09-10T06:01:50-04:00February 16th, 2016|Adjusting Your Diet, healthy living|

When we move in the direction of health, we naturally begin to return to our healthy weight. Healthy weight is natural. It is like breathing; we don't think about it. Weight itself is an indicator of our overall health and the balance of our diet and physical and mental activity. Trying or struggling [...]

Vegetable Starter Kit for Optimal Nutrition

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

Cabbage is a unique vegetable for macrobiotic practice I came across some research on nutrient densities of fruits and vegetables. This study checked 41 different fruits and vegetables for specific nutrients and ranked them (the table is at the bottom of the abstract). Some of our favorites, like watercress and Napa cabbage, were [...]

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 [...]

Animal and Dairy Food Continued

By |2019-08-02T13:25:12-04:00September 7th, 2015|diet and health, Environment|

Is there a need for animal and dairy foods in macrobiotic practice? Macrobiotics is not a traditional way of eating, but it is traditionally based on patterns established by the world's long standing civilizations. I find it fascinating that these civilizations were plant-based, whose mainstays were grains, beans, vegetables and soups, supplemented by pickled, [...]

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 [...]

Cravings, A Search For Balance

By |2020-05-08T23:16:13-04:00March 12th, 2014|Adjusting Your Diet|

I’d like to offer a physiological perspective on cravings and how to work with them. Cravings are a way our body communicates with us. They are a way we seek balance and align with nature. For example, warm, dry weather makes us thirsty. There are two main types of cravings. 1)  Intense cravings. Unsatisfied [...]

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