Counseling Services with Denny Waxman
Denny Waxman offers macrobiotic health counseling in person as well as through
Macrobiotic Health Consultations FAQ
1. Who typically comes to a macrobiotic counseling session?Although there is no typical motivation for a client to come to counseling, my more common counseling sessions address: cancer, infertility, diabetes, cardiovascular issues, allergies, Lyme’s disease, sleep problems, anxiety, eating disorders, hypoglycemia, and last but not least, the maintenance of good health.
2. What is macrobiotic health/nutritional counseling?A one-hour meeting with Denny in which you receive health, lifestyle, and dietary guidance that is personalized to your concerns. Denny sees clients in Philadelphia and New York. You can also schedule an appointment via Skype or FaceTime.
3. What can I expect at a macrobiotic counseling appointment?Before the appointment, a brief health assessment form is sent to you for you to describe your health history (including birth place and date), present concerns, or any other questions you may have. Wear clothes that you can roll up to your elbows and knees as Denny uses Oriental diagnostic techniques and looks at your face, hands, and feet. In one hour’s time, you will receive a personalized health improvement plan and receive a 7 Steps booklet containing a detailed food list, recipes and remedies that will serve as a guide. In addition, an assistant will take notes for you of the recommendations on a clear, easy to follow form.
4. How often should I expect a counseling session?Some people come once to receive help in establishing a clear direction for their health. Most people come for ongoing guidance and support 3-5 times throughout the year(s). Others are more comfortable with closer guidance and come 4-6 times throughout the year(s) depending on their needs.
5. How is a macrobiotics health counseling session with Denny different from a visit to my medical doctor?Denny is not a medical doctor and does not provide allopathic medical recommendations, testing or treatment. Denny also recommends you consult a medical professional as well. He will provide you with dietary and lifestyle guidance based on his forty years experience of helping people create lasting health.
6. How do I schedule a counseling session?Counseling appointments as well as fees can be obtained by calling Denny’s office at 215.271.1858.
7. How can I prepare for a counseling session?Before an appointment, Denny recommends that you read and familiarize yourself with “The Great Life Diet.”
8. Do I have to follow the recommendations completely to derive benefits?Health is a direction, not a fixed state. Anything you add into your diet or lifestyle that supports health will provide benefit. I will guide you in creating health-supporting habits at your own pace.
9. Do I have to give up all of the foods that I love?You derive far more benefit from what you do far more than what you do not do. Denny’s approach is based on adding, not taking away. You can let go of your old foods when you are ready.
10. Is there additional education or support available?You can visit the website for the non-profit Strengthening Health Institute for updates on various courses and workshops that are available to aid you with your macrobiotic practice.
My ability to help people is based on mutual respect. Out of respect for my professional time and that of my clients I ask that you please honor your scheduled appointment time. If you absolutely must cancel or reschedule your appointment I ask that you do so at least five days in advance. If you must reschedule an appointment I will do my best to accommodate you. If you do not show up for a scheduled consultation or cancel within the five-day window you will be billed the cost of the session. I ask that you please respect this policy in order to maintain our positive professional relationship.
Where can I find the food and other items recommended by Denny during my consultation?Your personal health recommendations may include eating certain foods or using selected types of cookware or other items that sound unfamiliar. Start by going to your local health food store to see what it has in stock or what the store may be willing to special order for you. The Strengthening Health Institute's website has a resource list that includes a variety of places that carry macrobiotic food and supplies as well as education programs, newsletters and recipes.