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Lou Gehrig and Macrobiotics

For many Americans, Lou Gehrig is remembered as the Iron Horse, playing 17 seasons for the New York Yankees, but for many others, he is associated with ALS, or amytophic lateral sclerosis. Between 1925 and 1939 Gehrig didn’t miss a game; his prowess as a hitter won him national acclaim. So when at the age […]

By |September 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Something to Digest

In Oriental medicine, the body is thought to be composed of complementary systems.  In our digestive system, we actually have a second brain called the enteric nervous system.  The same kind of cells are found in both systems. From birth, our gut bacteria guides the development of our immune system and brain.  This ongoing relationship […]

Linking emotions and nature: The Macrobiotic Diet

Emotions are a bridge between the mind and body.  When we eat local and unrefined food, prepared with care and love, our mind follows with flowing, harmonious emotions.  Our natural state is a calm, peacefulness, flowing into joy. Healthy emotions allow us to deal smoothly with all aspects of life.  As the seasons shift, as […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Age of Macrobiotics

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 […]

By |August 8th, 2014|7 Steps|2 Comments

Diet is Related to More Than Personal Health

It’s no longer a personal choice of whether to eat animal or dairy foods or not. Our planet can only support the production of animal and dairy foods for a limited number of people. At the same time, the environmental effects of animal and dairy foods is devastating. Take a look at this graph that […]

By |July 30th, 2014|Articles and Research|0 Comments

Teachers Teaching Teachers in Lisbon, Portugal

Good morning,

If you have a chance, please check out this flyer: TEACHERS TEACHING TEACHERS2. I will be in Portugal during October 17-19th with my long-time friends to speak on a very important topic. Please share this with people who may be interested. Registration is due by August 15th.

Thank you

By |July 28th, 2014|Events|1 Comment

The Word of the Day is Play

NPR shared some commentary on a study conducted by Cornell about walking. The idea was simple: when people went for a walk under the impression that the walk was a scenic tour, they were less likely to splurge on chocolate pudding after the walk. Another group went for the same walk. This walk was treated […]

By |July 24th, 2014|7 Steps|1 Comment

Amberwaves, Elizabeth Karaman, and macrobiotics

Good morning,

I would like to share with you an informative and entertaining article by my friend Elizabeth Karaman about the trials of therapy, extreme work-outs, and macrobiotics. This article will be published by Amberwaves later this summer. Enjoy!

Below is a PDF of the article that you may want to share.

Acupuncture With A Fork – 6-8-14

 

ACUPUNCTURE WITH […]

By |July 18th, 2014|Articles and Research|6 Comments

Give Youths Back Their Health

The Wellness section of The New York Times recently published a blog about the climbing numbers of sedentary youth in the country. Despite all claims that we as a country are making advances in health, it is clear that our health is declining and longevity is falling. Young people are at risk for developing degenerative […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Articles and Research|3 Comments

A Nation of Snackers

In the final stages of completing the manuscript for my new book “The Complete Macrobiotic Diet,” the importance of meal times and eating without doing other things is on my mind and as timely as ever.

 

I am totally amazed at the poor state of our collective diet. Recently, the American Institute for Cancer Research published […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Adjusting Your Diet|2 Comments

Mom was always right

The Atlantic recently published an article about broccoli sprout tea:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/06/the-only-reason-anyone-would-eat-broccoli/372899/

Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables have similar effects on mitigating air pollution.
Chemo-prevention is much better than chemo-therapy.

By |June 18th, 2014|Articles and Research, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Common Sense reaction to “Fed Up”

You may want to check out Colin Campbell’s review of the film “Fed Up”.

 

 

I would like to add some thoughts about singling out sugar as the cause of our health problems. Historically, the Industrial Revolution was the beginning of large-scale nutritional imbalance through the disruption of eating patterns and increased, large-scale food refining. Animal food, […]

By |June 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Obesity in the U.S.

The U.S. Leads the way again! Unfortunately, it is individual obesity rate.

 

City Lab Obesity Report

 

How many people do you know practicing macrobiotics or other plant-based diets have issues with being overweight or obese?

A Dose of Seaweed

 

Seaweed is coming into the limelight as a superfood because of its abundance of unique nutrients and health benefits. Using seaweed in cooking provides the best protection available against environmental toxins and radioactivity. The iodine in brown seaweed helps maintain the thyroid as well as protect against radioactive iodine. Seaweed protects against and helps pull […]

By |May 1st, 2014|Adjusting Your Diet|5 Comments

The Importance of Sunlight in the Morning

There was a slideshow from weather.com called “7 Signs You Need More Sunlight– and Don’t Know It.” The morning sun helps many emotional and physical discomforts.

 

We have the greatest ability to release unneeded excess in the early morning hours close to sunrise. It happens as soon as our feet literally hit the ground. The sun […]

Ben Franklin, Creativity and Macrobiotics

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?

Ben Franklin’s routine […]

By |April 9th, 2014|Macrobiotic Philosophy|0 Comments

Setting One Record Straight

An elderly client of mine who is having some issues recently received this e-mail from a well-meaning friend. I would like to comment on this misleading and potentially harmful advice. Below is a snippet from the e-mail:

“HEART ATTACKS AND WATER!

How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going […]

By |March 26th, 2014|Macrobiotics|5 Comments