“ The benefits of a macrobiotic
diet are becoming increasingly recognized. At Hardvard Medical School,
cardiovascular researchers report that people eating a macrobiotic diet
for an average of two years have virtually no risk of coronary heart disease,
the major cause of death in modern society."
Cancer patients may also benefit.
Scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans, Loisiana, and the National
Tumor Institute in Milan, Italy, report that a macrobiotic diet may help
prevent or control cancer.
Researchers at the New England Medical Center in Boston report that macrobiotic
women process estrogen better than others and this may explain their low
incidence of breast cancer.
The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine will soon release a study prepared by researchers
at the University of Minnesota
Documenting 76 patients who recovered from cancer with the help of a macrobiotic
Other medical studies have shown that a macrobiotic way of eating is beneficial
for improving childhood nutrition, reducing violent and aggressive behaviour
among young people, controlling T- cells in young men with AIDS, improving
geratric and psychiatric health and reducing multiple chemical sensitivities.
The U. S. government officially
recognized the contributions of Michio and Aveline Kushi, the founders
of the Kushi Institute, to modern society by creating a permanent collection
devoted to macrobiotics and alternative and complementary medicine at
the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The U.S. House
of Representatives passed a resolution honouring the Kushis.
Mr. Kushi recently
testified on the macrobiotic approach to breast cancer before a Congressional
committee seeking new ways to prevent and relieve women’s health
(reprinted from The Kushi Institute of Europe, www.macrobiotics.nl)
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