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Finding Social Support for Practicing Macrobiotics

Social support can be really helpful as you begin a macrobiotic practice. However, finding like-minded people in your own area can often be a challenge. Frequently, individuals are surprised to discover that there are other macrobiotic people in their area. There are various ways of finding out if any macrobiotic people are in your area. Following are some suggestions: If there is a local health food or natural...

Recipes for Macrobiotics

Basic Macrobiotic Recipes Brown Rice 1. Soak 2 cups of washed organically grown brown rice in 3 cups of spring water for 3 to 5 hours or overnight. 2. Place in a pressure cooker with a pinch of sea salt or a 1-inch piece of kombu sea vegetable per cup of rice. 3. Bring up to pressure on a medium high flame. 4. When pressure is up, place a flame deflector underneath and lower the flame. 5. Cook for 50 minutes. 6....

Why Macrobiotics Recommends Avoiding Foods That Others Consider Healthy

In the macrobiotic literature and on the “Foods to Avoid List” of the Getting Started section of the Macrobiotics America web site, you will come across many foods that are recommended to be avoided according to the macrobiotic view. Among them will be some foods that are commonly sold in natural foods stores and commonly considered “healthy” foods. One example is soymilk. There are many others. It is important to...

Where to Buy Macrobiotic Books, Foods and Cooking Utensils

If you can’t find macrobiotic foods, books and utensils at local natural foods stores, don’t worry. There are many excellent online and mail order sources listed below. Online Resources for Macrobiotic Foods Call and talk to our good friends, the Miller family, at Discount Natural Foods: 1-888-3929237 (www.discountnaturalfoods.com). They carry a complete line of macrobiotic foods. Mail Order Macrobiotic Foods...

Helpful Books

Many macrobiotic titles are currently out of print. The following are some basic titles that are still in print according to our bookseller sources: Basic Macrobiotics by Herman Aihara The Great Life Handbook by Denny Waxman The Pocket Guide to Macrobiotics by Carl Ferré The Cancer Prevention Diet by Michio Kushi The Self-Healing Cookbook by Kristina Turner The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health by Michio Kushi and...

A Very Basic Shopping List for Getting Started with Macrobiotics

A VERY BASIC SHOPPING LIST FOR GETTING STARTED The following basic shopping list is intended for those who are just starting a macrobiotic practice. Soon you will want to add more to your stock of macrobiotic foods and utensils. Check macrobiotic cookbooks for a more detailed list. Also, if you’ve had a consultation, be sure to check your individual recommendations for additional items to add to your shopping list....

Foods to Avoid for Better Health

The following foods are generally considered by traditional macrobiotic health theory to be detrimental to good health. These are basic lists only. There may be other foods, not listed here, that would need to minimized or avoided for an individual’s best health. Consulting with an experienced macrobiotic counselor will help you understand what foods to use and not use for your individual condition. ANIMAL...

The Basic Macrobiotic Food Categories

The Basic Macrobiotic Diet Understanding the DAILY MAIN FOODS and the SUPPLEMENTAL FOODS The basic macrobiotic diet is based on the use of DAILY MAIN FOODS. Then, along with these daily staple foods, certain SUPPLEMENTAL FOODS are regularly used, increased or decreased according to the individual needs and health condition. DAILY MAIN FOODS DAILY: WHOLE GRAINS Whole grains are the daily main food, 30-60% by weight...

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