Michio Kushi Wendy Esko Stephen Blauer
- Title: The Macrobiotic Way: The Definitive Guide to Macrobiotic Living
- Author: Michio Kushi Wendy Esko Stephen Blauer
- ISBN: 9781583331804
- Page: 296
- Format: Paperback
The third edition of the bible of the macrobiotic movement Originally published in 1985, The Macrobiotic Way is a classic in its field It is the definitive guide to macrobiotics, an approach to diet and lifestyle that promotes both inner peace and harmony with others and the environment Now updated, it covers not only the central dietary principles, nutrition, and foThe third edition of the bible of the macrobiotic movement Originally published in 1985, The Macrobiotic Way is a classic in its field It is the definitive guide to macrobiotics, an approach to diet and lifestyle that promotes both inner peace and harmony with others and the environment Now updated, it covers not only the central dietary principles, nutrition, and foods but also cooking techniques, essentials for a macrobiotic kitchen, menus and recipes, along with exercise, life philosophy, home and lifestyle, and the role of macrobiotics in healing.
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This is a very interesting book about a lifestyle that, until recently, was entirely unknown to me. It is not just about nutrition, although that is perhaps the major component. It is also about cooking techniques, exercise and philosophy. It really is a complete way of life.The nutritional advice emphasizes whole grains, legumes, mushrooms, and certain vegetables (but not all vegetables). The diet allows some fish, but no meat or poultry. The book contains a selection of recipes, with a very st [...]
My wife and I have been cooking macrobiotic meals a couple times a week for about 2 years now. We always enjoyed the feeling the food gave us. But in December or 2009 we decided to try macrobiotics full time. I thought it would be challenging, but it has been very rewarding. We've decided to keep following the diet indefinitely. Michio Kushi's book contains recipes, exercises, recommendations for balancing meals among other things. But the main thing he tries to do is validate the diet with nutr [...]
At first, I really got into this diet and followed it quite closely. I don't follow as much of the specifics anymore, but the general outline I believe has a lot of wisdom. Most of the long standing traditional diets from around the world could be fit into this diet and especially the healthiest ones!, especially the Hunzas, Chinese, especially Japanese (which this practice derived from), mexican, indian, Mediterranean, folk Europe and American. The main premises are to have whole grains be the [...]
In the epilogue, Kushi says: "Macrobiotic theory is based on unity and wholeness, not division. The macrobiotic view recognizes that nature attempts to maintain harmony and balance. Health is seen as a natural result of balanced thinking, living, and eating. Societal health results when the members of an entire society live in harmony with the natural world."I couldn't agree more. This is a great book for beginning macrobiotics. It was surprisingly easy to read, and I would recommend it to anyon [...]
Out of curiosity, I picked up this book to gain some understanding of macrobiotics. This book comes with the authority of its named organization, thus perhaps summarizes the most important aspects of this dietary regiment's working philosophy and methods. Its philosophy grounds in the naturalistic tradition which coincides with the standard health recommendation of avoiding highly processed industrial food as well as red meats and high fat diaries. There is a strong Japanese dietary elements in [...]
I like many of the ideas of a macrobiotic diet. I like the idea of season eating, distinguishing between yin and yang foods, balanced living and diet, fermented foods, and whole foods. The author also states that he advocates the use of a traditional foods, but then his description of what traditional foods is based more on someone living and born in Japan with very limited intake of fish, and no chicken or red meat. However, traditional Japanese foods does not work for most Americans, geographi [...]
This is the book that launched the cooking school that has launched a thousand healthy diets. It is the epiphany of "diet" the meaning of the term being "lifestyle". The hidden gem in this book was the daily meridian stretches. The dietary analysis of a typical day’s intake is nice. However, it does not discuss dietary issues related to nutrient deficiencies that need to be addressed if one is to assume this diet.
Interesting concept; I liked some of the concepts (incorporating more sea vegetables) but I have Celiac's and can't eat wheat, barley, rye, etc (which this diet really promotes). I disagree that eggplant and spinach should be "avoided," among a few other vegetables and fruits. I'm taking certain elements from it, but I'm not strictly following it. The book is an easy read, sometimes a little repetitive. I read the first 1/3, then skimmed the rest before returning it to the library.
I eat most of the foods on the macrobiotic diet, but also many of the 'banned' fruits and vegetables. A lot of the ideas are good and I was ready to follow along with the theory until Kushi classified spinach and potatoes as tropical vegetables! What! spinach is the first leafy thing to grow here in the cold north every spring, and potatoes I have two words: Ireland and Maine. Not tropical.
Interesting enough, but living in Japan as I do, most of it seems to be straightforward traditional Japanese cooking.
A quick definition of what Macrobiotics is and how to begin living the lifestyle. I use this as a go to book often.
I found this diet to be a bit regionally-angled. That is, a lot of the foods that are listed in the recipes are simply not available in my part of the world (and those that are will be processed). This creates a limitation on following the diet that perhaps the author didn't consider. I was particularly appreciative of the lens of eating locally and seasonally as a strategy for bearing the ailments of the season. It makes sense from an evolutionary perspective that we should be eating the things [...]
This book provided clear, concise information about the macrobiotic diet *and* lifestyle. The other books I've read so far have focused almost entirely on diet. This book included helpful chapters on exercise and ways of thinking. And, unlike some of the other books I've read, it gave some basic guidance regarding meal planning.There were some claims and statements in the book which are of dubious scientific value, but that did not distract me from the very useful practical information offered b [...]
I love this! Makes some pretty good points in this book, a couple of my favorites: junk food feeds junk thought, avoid foods grown with pesticides, be conscious of what you put inside you !!
I enjoyed reaing this, and it was very interesting reading, but I don't think I'll be doing a Macrobiotic diet/lifestyle. There are some good things in the book though that I do plan to incorperate in to my daily life.
He presents such a great analysis of the industrial food economy and how it has separated us from more holistic ways of thinking about food and eating. thorough and meticulous explanation of the macrobiotic philosophy for people new to it
Sorry, macrobiotics. I'm just not convinced by you.
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Fast read, super informative.
kind of a weird concept, but has a lot of healthy principles.
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