With Denny’s forty-five years of macrobiotic counseling experience, he has created an open and positive approach to healthy eating and lifestyle. Instead of the feeling of anxiety and stress to change all habits at once, this approach takes away the pressure by allowing you to build healthy habits when ready. It is never an all or nothing. Denny’s philosophy is every healthy choice is beneficial.
Macrobiotics is a plant-based diet and lifestyle that is based on world traditional practices and habits proven to promote health, vitality, and longevity.
You should choose macrobiotics for two reasons.
The first is macrobiotics is not just about the diet but also lifestyle habits and practices. These healthy practices include taking time to eat, eating without distractions, spending time with family and friends, making a regular eating schedule, gardening, and taking a daily walk. In a city like Philadelphia, life can quickly become chaotic and trigger us to go back to unhealthy eating and lifestyle. However, adding healthy practices into your life makes you calmer, less stressed, and more relaxed. This not only improves your personal life but also work life.
The second reason is macrobiotics is about creating long-term health. When you try to restrict yourself of everything, you end up feeling negative. This results in you quitting and going back to your old habits and foods. Unlike restrictive diets that lead to negativity and eventual giving up, macrobiotics is about implementing simple but powerful practices and foods at your own pace. It is worth it even if you just add one healthy choice per day or week.
Keep in mind, misconceptions about macrobiotics are unable to eat at restaurants and only Japanese cuisine. These are not true. One is still able to go to restaurants on a macrobiotic diet and lifestyle. It is best to choose a restaurant with vegetable and grain dishes on the menu. As for macrobiotic cuisines, any type of Asian, Middle Eastern, North-African, Mediterranean, and other parts of Europe.
Many long-time followers of macrobiotics rely on outdated practices to maintain their optimal health and believe that they can manage, often waiting too long to book a consultation. This can prove very harmful as recommendations for today’s society have evolved, and are far more varied and open compared to previous years.
The first session is to create a concise health plan for you, the client, on how to improve your health and lifestyle. This includes going over what not to do, lifestyle issues, prioritize what you need to do, and discuss home remedies. Since these counseling sessions are one-on-one, Denny’s recommendations will be unique and personalized to meet your health concerns and needs.
Some find one macrobiotic counseling session gets them back on track while other may want to schedule follow up sessions. So it is up to you and what you need to start creating long lasting health.
- Cancer – Recommendations around more emotional and psychological needs and support
- Overweight/ High Blood Pressure – Recommendations focus on diet and activity
- Infertility – Recommendations on family support, health, and alignment together. This is unusual because two people are involved rather than one.
- Diabetes – Recommendations for diet and lifestyle practices to help stabilize blood sugar.
- Arthritis & Joint Pain – Recommendations for diet and home remedies to help relieve pain and swelling .
Other common issues include diabetes, cardiovascular issues, allergies, lyme disease, sleep problems, anxiety, eating disorders, and hypoglycemia. Keep in mind, you DO NOT have to have medical reason to make an appointment with Denny. Many clients come to him simply to be healthier, look younger, and improve their overall health. Schedule an appointment today!
Want to learn more about macrobiotics and plant-based diet? Denny and Susan Waxman run a non-profit macrobiotic education business called SHI Macrobiotics. SHI Macrobiotics has online courses, events, and on-site courses.
For more interesting articles about nutrition, macrobiotics, and living a healthy lifestyle, please visit Denny’s macrobiotic blog.