What is macrobiotics?

What is macrobiotics? Macrobiotic Porridge

What is macrobiotics? Macrobiotic Porridge

What is macrobiotics? Macrobiotics combines Greek words macro and bios to mean large life. Through our food, exercise and lifestyle we attain optimum health, helping make the most of life. Macrobiotics contains an incredible body of knowledge and experience on food and health.

the macrobiotic diet

The macrobiotic foods are those eaten by the worlds most healthy societies and uses as many natural ingredients as practical that come straight from a farm rather than a factory. The general approach to eating mirrors those diets of Okinawa, rural China, and Mediterranean countries. At the same time the macrobiotic approach to eating can easily be adapted to healthy Indian, Middle Eastern and European cuisine.


Many people have claimed to recover from serious illness by eating macrobiotic ally. This includes cancer, heart disease, asthma and arthritis. Macrobiotics is a sensible way to manage diabetes and lose weight. It has been part of people strategy for improving skin conditions, conception and energy.

the science

The macrobiotic diet primarily consists of whole living foods, which means you eat the energy of the foods along with all the nutrients. By eating plenty of vegetables macrobiotics the overall idea is alkaline forming, helping keep every cells in its optimum condition. High fibre natural foods provide plenty of energy, in a way that keep us energised through the day, rather than introducing energy spikes and lows. It is a great way to ensure a low GI and GL way of eating.

As macrobiotic foods contain plenty of photo-nutrients, anti-inflammatory foods and is nutrient rich it is a sensible way to be healthy, loose weight and give your body the best environment to heal.

macrobiotics, chi, yin and yang plus five elements

Whole living foods have a chi or life force of their own. This nourishes your own chi and helps you feel lighter, happier and more content. Living foods with strong chi include vegetables, whole grains, beans, fruit, nuts, seeds and herbs.

In addition to modern nutrition, macrobiotic practitioners are interested in the qualities of meals. This draws on Chinese history where yin and yang, along with the five elements are used to connect the character of a food with the possible influence when eaten.

what is macrobiotics with Simon Brown

So, what is macrobiotics? It is a way of being healthy using natural foods, with a focus on those foods eaten by the healthiest societies. It is essential eating with awareness and consciousness in a way that feels good.

Simon is the author of Modern Day Macrobiotics and Macrobiotics For Life as well as being a leading international teacher with more than 35 years experience.

personal macrobiotic advice and courses

You can benefit from personal macrobiotic advice with Simon in person in London or online using Skype or FaceTime. For more information on getting your own menu plan, recipes and ongoing support click macrobiotic advice London or online macrobiotic advice.

You can also learn macrobiotics with Simon. Click on online macrobiotic courses or macrobiotic training day.

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