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The Future of Modern Macrobiotics

By |2020-02-27T15:07:42-05:00January 1st, 2019|Adjusting Your Diet, diet and health, Eating habits, Environment, grains, healthy living, Macrobiotics, Macrobiotics and Medicine, Rice|

It is clear that modern society does not prioritize health. When we begin macrobiotic practice, it takes effort to create an orderly, daily schedule and to carve out time for meals. However, over time, these health-supporting habits become second nature.

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 [...]

Love for Vegetables

By |2019-06-26T14:33:43-04:00December 11th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet|

To continue from my previous entry, I'd like to highlight and honor the unique qualities of some of my favorite vegetables, along with the preparations that I think accentuate their uniquenesses. Leafy greensWatercress Watercress is a unique vegetable in macrobiotic practice because leafy greens are considered to be yin vegetables, except for watercress. Watercress [...]

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 [...]

Was Popeye right?

By |2018-03-07T21:25:27-05:00October 11th, 2015|Adjusting Your Diet|

A dish with greens. Photo by Susan Waxman Though spinach contains many important and valuable nutrients, this leafy green does not share the same overall benefits as many other leafy greens. Two of the most popular leafy greens, spinach and Swiss chard, also contain higher concentrations of oxalic acid, which may interfere with [...]

How to Eat Your Sweets and Become Even Healthier

By |2020-02-10T15:55:02-05:00April 24th, 2015|diet and health, healthy eating, healthy living, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Macrobiotics|

Sweet Vegetable Soup, photo by Susan Waxman   Craving sweets is usually associated with emotional satisfaction. We often feel guilty indulging our taste for sweets. Craving sweets may not be such a bad thing. Sweet is the most important and healthiest taste, followed by salty and sour tastes, [...]

Pick Me Up Vegetables

By |2019-02-07T18:32:45-05:00January 30th, 2013|Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotics|

I just read a blog about the importance of eating green and orange vegetables that I wanted to share with you. In my book, The Great Life Diet, which is a practical guide to a macrobiotic lifestyle, I define the meaning of a meal as a cooked grain or grain product and a separate [...]

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