In today's busy stress-filled world, maintaining a healthy, balanced diet can be a constant struggle. Making the right food choices is not always a priority. We may be considered an educated society, yet seem to be blind to the fact that our diets are typically unhealthy—low in whole grains, legumes, and fresh produce, and high in processed, fat-laden, sugary foods and beverages. In doing so, we are putting ourselves at risk for such serious health conditions as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and cancer. The truth is that practicing good dietary health is not as difficult or as time consuming as people might think.
In his new concise guide Macrobiotics for Everyone, best-selling author Roger Mason makes healthy eating fun, delicious, and, most important, easy. Expanding upon the Japanese macrobiotic tradition, this book offers a diet that is not only creative and less restrictive, but also very delicious and satisfying. Divided into two parts, the book begins by defining the macrobiotic philosophy and tracing the history of the macrobiotic movement. Part Two concentrates on simple yet practical ways for anyone to apply the macrobiotic diet into his or her life. Throughout the book, readers will find chapters on topics such as natural supplements, exercise, and the problem with fad diets. As an added bonus, a chapter on meditation for reducing stress is included.
A balanced diet and lifestyle can both prevent illness and serve as a powerful healer. With Macrobiotics for Everyone in hand, you will learn the simplest and most effective ways to achieve both balance and good health in your life.
Roger Mason is an internationally known research chemist who studies natural health and life extension. He develops unique natural supplements and products, and has written several best-selling titles, including The Natural Diabetes Cure and Lower Cholesterol Without Drugs. A frequent guest speaker on radio stations across the country, Mr. Mason advocates natural alternatives to drug therapies.
1. What is Macrobiotics?,
2. Yin and Yang,
3. Whole Grains,
4. Beans Are Good Food,
6. Tropical and Nightshade Foods,
7. Fruits and Sugars,
8. Seafood, Meat, Poultry and Dairy,
9. Fats and Oils,
10. Condiments and Seasonings,
11. Everyday Eating,
12. Calorie Restriction and Fasting,
13. Other Diets,
14. Natural Hormone Balance,
15. Testing Your Hormones,
16. Natural Supplements,
19. Curing the Incurable,
20. Caring For Your Pets,
Seven Steps to Natural Health,
About the Author,
George Ohsawa, a philosopher and writer, came to the United States in the early sixties and brought us the macrobiotic diet and lifestyle. Macrobiotics is a philosophy and a holistic approach that stresses the importance of proper dietary and lifestyle habits. For many years, it was clear that all the books on this subject were heavily influenced by Japanese culture, written by Japanese people (or with their outlook) and featuring Japanese cooking and Japanese ingredients. It became apparent there was a need for a book making macrobiotics more practical, more universal, more down to earth, more fun, tastier, more creative, sexier, less restrictive, more appealing, and without all the Japanese clothing. This book provides us with all this, without watering macrobiotics down or weakening it. There were just too many unneeded limitations, and too much cultural influence that simply did not translate. Why use expensive, hard-to-find Japanese vegetables, few soups, tea with caffeine (bancha), buckwheat noodles with white flour, refined couscous, no salads, very limited seasonings and condiments, few fresh green and yellow vegetables, all that salt, no supplements, no natural hormones, almost no raw foods, and no fasting? This book is for all cultures around the world.
There are so many natural health books today about the right foods to eat, and so many contradictory philosophies. How can one know what is valid and what is not? So many authors are very convincing. The answer is very simple—results. The macrobiotic way of eating is the only proven way of curing “incurable” illnesses such as the various cancers, diabetes, heart and artery problems, arthritis, osteoporosis, and the wide variety of illnesses that plague modern society, especially in the developed nations.You have to experience this for yourself. Nature is the greatest healer, and our diet and lifestyle will allow Nature to heal us. If we are in harmony with the Natural Order, we will be healthy and happy. If we are ignorant of the Natural Order, we will be sickly and unhappy. Buddha said ignorance (to ignore), not sin, is the root cause of suffering. This is simple,clear, practical, and realistic.
We are literally what we eat. Diet causes illness, and diet cures illness. We must take responsibility for our health, and our very destiny. We must treat the cause of our illness, whether this is mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual, and not just try to remove the symptom. You cannot cure yourself by being butchered, poisoned, and irradiated. Make better food choices, take proven supplements, balance your hormones, fast weekly, end any bad habits, and exercise. This is what natural health is all about.