food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be food. “ Hippocrates
The term macrobiotics
was used in ancient Greece as the art of health and longevity through
living in harmony with the environment. In modern times,
the term was recovered by the Japanese philosopher George Ohsawa to represent
the healthy way of life, reflecting the spirit of what a healthy person
meaning large or great, and bios, meaning life.
with proper diet we can experience a great life, full of adventure, freedom
and creativity. Ohsawa spent the better part of his life spreading macrobiotic
philosophy and dietary reform throughout the world.
Since his death in the mid- 1960s, several of his friends and students
have carried on his work, among them Michio and Aveline Kushi.
Michio and Aveline Kushi
The macrobiotic dietary
approach is not a specially defined diet. Since we are all different,
live in different environment, have diverse needs, and do different work,
individual diets will vary.
It is not only a preventive approach, aiming to maintain good health and
decrease the incidence of sickness; it is also used therapeutically for
those who are already ill and looking for natural ways of healing.
( “ Macrobiotic Dietary Recommendations, by Michio and Aveline Kushi
By taking into account the effects of foods on all aspects of our being,
a macrobiotic diet helps us to gain control of our lives and gives us
the key to understanding our true nature.