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  • Published: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781556437861
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 392
  • RRP: $42.99
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Macrobiotics For Life



Macrobiotics for Life presents a complete, holistic approach to health that can be applied to the body, mind, and soul. Combining the concept of a healthy, natural-foods lifestyle with a philosophy of self-love, macrobiotic expert Simon Brown explains how food, exercise, and bodywork can create greater physical health. Written in an accessible, easy-to-understand style, the book takes readers through simple steps beginning with thought, exercise, and diet, and shows how to bring macrobiotic practice into everyday life. Topics include healing the mind (letting go of assumptions and judgments), healing the heart (listening to one’s emotions), and healing the body (caring for one’s skin, energizing one’s organs, and creating a healthy digestive system).

Brown offers extensive information about macrobiotic foods—tips for eating out, saving time in the kitchen, dealing with food cravings—and a variety of menu plans to help readers get started, including a time-saver weekly menu. A full range of nearly 100 recipes provides the essential resources for experiencing macrobiotics, and sixteen striking color photographs illustrate meals that are both delicious and nutritious to help readers see the variety of options that are available.

  • Published: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781556437861
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 392
  • RRP: $42.99
Categories:

About the author

Simon Brown

Simon G. Brown has been practicing a macrobiotic lifestyle for nearly 25 years. In the mid-1980s, Brown studied under Mishio Kushi in Philadelphia and assisted him with consultations. He also regularly helped cook macrobiotic meals for the 90 or so people who would go to the center to eat. In 1986, Brown returned to London to run the Community Health Foundation—Europe's largest natural health center at the time. Brown later started his own counseling practice and began teaching macrobiotic courses. Brown is also a highly regarded practitioner of feng shui and shiatsu, and a best-selling author on these subjects.

Michio Kushi is recognized as the world authority on macrobiotics. He became a proponent of macrobiotics after meeting its founder, George Ohsawa, in Japan in 1945. In the early 1960s Kushi and his wife Aveline founded Erewhon, the first natural food company in the US. In 1971 Kushi and his students founded the East West Journal and later the East West Foundation, for macrobiotic teaching and research. In 1978, Michio and Aveline founded the Kushi Institute, an educational organization with centers throughout America and Europe. Kushi's seminars and lectures have attracted thousands of health care professionals and other supporters. His life and teachings have been written about in Life, Paris-Match, Interview, and other publications. He has written several dozen books on the relationship of diet to health and well-being, including The Macrobiotic Way (Avery, 2004), The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health (Ballantine, 2003), and The Cancer Prevention Diet (St. Martin's Griffin, 2004).

Praise for Macrobiotics For Life

“Wow! What a fantastic book. It’s inspiring, thought provoking, and practical. Simon Brown takes macrobiotic living to a new realm.”

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