Getting to the “Heart of Things” in Lisbon, Portugal


This past week, I traveled to Lisbon, Portugal to participate in two events.

The first three days of my trip, I participated in The GreenFest, a three day festival at the Estoril Congress Center. As you may guess, The GreenFest commits to annually showcasing and demonstrating the current progress and topics surrounding sustainability in business, technology and […]

By |October 16th, 2013|Events, Travel|0 Comments

Macrobiotic Institute in Valencia, Spain

Last week I traveled to Valencia, Spain to spend the week teaching at the Instituto Macrobiótico de España. My colleagues and good friends Patricia Restrepo and her husband Emilio Espi are the directors of the institute, Patricia is also the director Green Yoga,  housed in the same building.  Together, they co-founded the very modern and delicious […]

By |September 25th, 2013|Events, Travel|0 Comments

A Follow Up on The China Study with a Testimonial

I’ve recently received this story from a woman, Sheron, in response to my previous entry about T. Colin Campbell and her take on The Great Life Diet. Thank you, Sheron! She writes:

“There is nothing better than the balance of a Macrobiotic diet and lifestyle. I am committed to following Macrobiotics for the rest of my […]

By |September 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recommendations for PMS

PMS is part of a cycle of hormones–expansions and contractions. Being aware of where you are in your cycle, what you’re eating and how you’re feeling as a result can guide you with managing PMS.

 During ovulation, hormones are causing contractions to release an egg.

The other half of the cycle, hormones are building and preparing for […]

By |September 3rd, 2013|Adjusting Your Diet|0 Comments

The China Study and Macrobiotics

American society has a general notion that we are neither in control of our genes nor the environmental factors which cause disease. Under this assumption, many may be throwing up their hands and wondering: What’s the use of trying to prevent disease when it is inevitable?


A current medical assumption is that early detection of a […]

By |August 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trip to Taipei

The trip to Taipei with Susan was a nice blend of research, vacation and adventure. The adventure began with the flight, when we tried to leave for San Francisco on July 10th; our flight was delayed due to the crash on July 6th– only one runway operational. We were originally supposed to layover at the […]

By |August 22nd, 2013|Events|0 Comments

Causes and Treatments of Allergies

We hear about allergies often:  casual conversation, the media, and conversation with our doctors.  Although many people are aware of the wide variety of allergies, we still have a misunderstanding as to why they occur.

What is our body trying to tell us?

While allergies are often thought of as something we can not change about […]

By |August 13th, 2013|Allergies|2 Comments

Our Trip to Taiwan

Susan and I are on our way to Taipei, Taiwan at the invitation of our client. We will be there for about a week to support her on her journey back to health.

We are also going to explore new foods and cooking styles. This will help us to further understand the application of our macrobiotic […]

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

I’ve written two blogs about breast cancer, both describing what things to do in order to greatly decrease your risk of developing it.  In Shining Light on Breast Cancer Prevention, I explained what lifestyle habits to practice, and in Pertinent Info. about your Health and Breast Cancer, I correlated the spiritual, emotional, and physical factors […]

By |June 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Some Photos of our trip. Enjoy :)


Photo Credits to my vibrant wife: Susan Waxman.

Again, we appreciate the chance to meet and work with all of you this past month.  Please keep in touch and we hope to see you soon at SHI.

By |June 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sharing the good news of Macrobiotics!

Susan and I just returned from a trip to San Diego and Seattle. It was my first time in both cities. People have told me that San Diego has a similar relationship to LA as Philadelphia to New York.  I was totally able to relate to this analogy, well except for the beaches and weather […]

By |June 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pertinent Info about your Health and Breast Cancer

In my last post, I was trying to help others understand about Macrobiotics and disease.  The recent news of Angelina Jolie’s preventive double mastectomy concerned me because women look to her and could repeat this procedure.  I hope that someday everyone can understand that there is another way to prevent disease, especially breast cancer.  I […]

By |June 3rd, 2013|Cancer, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Upcoming Trips! San Diego & Seattle

Susan and I will be visiting San Diego and Seattle next week to spread the word on our unique approach to macrobiotics. In teaching about the openness of macrobiotics, we are giving people the best tools to use to maintain healthy bodies and emotions.

I’m also very excited to visit two of my daughters who live […]

By |June 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shining Light on Breast Cancer Prevention

Dr. John McDougall recently posted a blog about Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy.  Immediately after reading, I was so inspired to elaborate on some of his ideas.  I admire Dr. McDougall because he presents research in understandable terms, but in experience with my clients I have seen that there are other necessary dietary recommendations that he […]

Dead Food

I just watched an alarming video about a hamburger that is older than some people’s pets.  It hasn’t changed shape, grown mold, or even rotted after ten years.  This is just an example of how our modern food industry doesn’t prepare food because change should be a property of food.  Age can enhance the quality […]

By |May 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Metabolism Basics

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 control […]

By |April 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Macrobiotics and Seasonal Health

I recently read a blog called “A Season Pattern to Mental Health.”

Macrobiotics plays a large role in this pattern for a couple of reasons:

Our blood sugar follows the suns movement, thus it follows the seasons as well.  As humans, blood sugar should slowly start to rise after midnight so that we can wake up early […]

By |April 20th, 2013|Macrobiotics|0 Comments