‘Let food by thy medicine and medicine by thy food’ Hippocrates the founder of modern medicine.
Macrobiotic healing uses diet to give the body everything it needs for health. It is a flexible, safe way of healing, that focusses on the foods that are just right for you. Macrobiotics based on a diet that includes the foods eaten by the worlds healthiest societies. In fact the macrobiotic diet excels in all measures of healthy eating. As well as eating very healthy foods, macrobiotic healing eliminates those foods that make it harder for our body to heal.
macrobiotic healing foods
- High in fibre
- Low in saturated fats
- High mineral and vitamin content
- Rich in phytonutrients
- Low glycemic index and load
- Potassium rich and low in sodium
- Alkaline forming
- High in fermented foods providing healthy bacteria
Macrobiotic healing cooking consists of a wide variety of ingredients and cooking styles. Macrobiotics works by giving your body the best ingredients for healing, whilst allowing you to release fats and toxins that might slow your healing.
Macrobiotic healing is a flexible approach to diet where you can use it for a short time to feel better, do it one day a week to keep your digestive system working well, try it for four months for a more dramatic improvement in health or eat that way for life. Your choice over which foods you put in your mouth will have an influence on you that goes far beyond whether you enjoy the taste. You really are what you eat. All your cells are built on the food you eat, water you drink and air you breathe.
Therefore it is important to know how a food is likely to effect you in the long term. Macrobiotics clearly describes how different ingredients; combinations and cooking styles interact with your digestive system, influence your blood quality and ultimately build a healthy body and mind. One of the long term goals of eating macrobiotically is to reach a point at which your body can begin to tell you which foods will be best for you.
macrobiotic healing experience
Part of the macrobiotic healing approach is to be sensitive and ware of our eating so that over time we become more conscious of how we feel after eating different foods. The aim is to be better able to choose the foods that are best for us through experience. As we become better at this we can create our own menu and recipes and be less reliant on our original healing diet.
An important part of macrobiotic healing is to be able to recognise and include whole foods in your diet. These foods are still alive up until the point at which you cook them and retain their living energy. It is not just the nutrients you consume when eating but also the living energy of the foods. The living energy of the foods you eat interacts with your living energy and as a result makes you feel different.
It is helpful to experience a diet that is largely made up of whole living foods. This means plenty of vegetables, whole grains, like brown rice, whole oats and barley, beans, seeds, nuts and fruit. These whole foods retain greater concentrations of nutrients as processed foods oxidise loosing some of their goodness. Remember to eat the skins for maximum nutrition.
You can book a Skype / FaceTime macrobiotic consultation with Simon Brown. In person sessions are also available in London. Call 07543663227 or email Simon.