Macro Stories – Lockdown Takeaways

Macro Stories – Lockdown Takeaways

LOCKDOWN TAKEAWAYS LOCKDOWN TAKEAWAYS    Ritchie Tennant recently completed an 8-week stint supplying organic takeaways around his local village area. To make this task a little more of a challenge, he attempted to find ingredients that were 100% organic, regenerative...
Documentary Review – Summer with Greta

Documentary Review – Summer with Greta

DOCUMENTARY REVIEW by  Trish Dent DOCUMENTARY REVIEW   by  Trish Dent Summer with GretaBBC World Service, July 2020 The only reason I might hesitate to mention Greta Thunberg is because she has been in the news so much over the past 12 months that we can hardly have...
A Poem of Khalil Gibran – What of Time?

A Poem of Khalil Gibran – What of Time?

What of Time? by Khalil Gibran     What of Time?by Khalil Gibran And an astronomer said, master What of time?And he answered:You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according...
How does your garden grow?

How does your garden grow?

How does your garden grow?         How does your garden grow? As a child, I was never taught to garden, nor did I witness my parents gardening much. The most gardening work I did was picking up dead leaves in the winter, which felt like a punishment to both my brother...
5 Tips for late Summer – 2020

5 Tips for late Summer – 2020

5 TIPSfor late Summer  by  Anna Mackenzie  5 TIPSfor late Summer   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- KEEP COOKING! Maintain the delicious cooking many of us achieved being more at home since March! Briefly cook dark leafy greens until bright green, adding organic sauerkraut...
Letter from MBA Chairperson

Letter from MBA Chairperson

Letter from MBA Chairperson     Letter from MBA Chairperson We hope that you are staying well during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our heart goes out to all those affected by the virus, and we are deeply grateful to all those working hard to save lives as well...
YinYang & 5 Transformations / Elements / Phases

YinYang & 5 Transformations / Elements / Phases

YinYang & 5 Transformations/ Elements/Phases    YinYang & 5 Transformations/ Elements/Phases The Chinese created a holistic language of YinYang with the 5 Transformations that describe nature, whilst making beautiful connections between humans and all the...
5 Tips for May, June, July – 2020

5 Tips for May, June, July – 2020

5 TIPS for May, June, July  by  Anna Mackenzie 5 TIPS for May, June, July   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- RE-MEMBER THE QUALITY OF QUIET And the possibility to go within ourselves, that we have this spring. Each person is different, this may be difficult or easy, it may...
MBA Spotlight: Anna Mackenzie

MBA Spotlight: Anna Mackenzie

MBA SPOTLIGHT: Anna Mackenzie  by  Marion Price MBA SPOTLIGHT: Anna Mackenzie   by  Marion Price 1) Anna, you are one of the UK’s most experienced Macrobiotic practitioners, please can you tell us where and when you first heard about Macrobiotics and what attracted...
Coronavirus, are you prepared?

Coronavirus, are you prepared?

Coronavirus,are you prepared?        Coronavirus,are you prepared?   Macrobiotic Counsellor, and Acupuncturist, Michael Rossoff shares his knowledge with respect to how best to prevent or reduce the symptoms of coronavirus. He presents a three-pronged approach...
Book Review – Cooking with Angela

Book Review – Cooking with Angela

BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie Cooking with Angelain everyday life- delicious macrobiotic and vegan recipesby Angela Agrati Prange Price £25Published by DAAC Hermes PresAvailable from Lu-Ma Café, Wimbledon www.lu-ma.co.uk  or email Ken...
Houseplants: Cleansing companions

Houseplants: Cleansing companions

Houseplants: Cleansing companions   by  Marion Price        Houseplants: Cleansing companions   by  Marion Price Green plants are beautiful! Tending them carefully – watering, removing dead leaves and flowers, washing the leaves and maybe even talking to...
5 Tips for early Spring

5 Tips for early Spring

5 TIPS for early Spring  by  Anna Mackenzie   5 TIPS for early Spring   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- NURTURING OUR LIVER AND GALL BLADDER Spring heralds a change from winter when we nurtured our kidneys, to the time of the wood element and nurturing our liver and gall...
Oliver’s Guide to Cooking Seaweeds

Oliver’s Guide to Cooking Seaweeds

Oliver’s Guide to Cooking Seaweeds   by  Oliver Cowmeadow                   Oliver’s Guide to Cooking Seaweeds   by  Oliver Cowmeadow Seaweeds have traditionally been eaten in many parts of the world, and are making a comeback in Europe due to their unique...
8 Ways to Make your 2020 Resolutions Stick

8 Ways to Make your 2020 Resolutions Stick

8 Ways to Make your 2020 Resolutions Stick   by  Anna Freedman 8 Ways to Make your 2020 Resolutions Stick   by  Anna Freedman Selecting food, cooking, eating, sitting down to eat: all are daily practices, like any stretching, yoga or meditation practice.  You are...
Macrobiotics and the Environment

Macrobiotics and the Environment

Macrobiotics and the Environment   by  Simon Brown Macrobiotics and the Environment   by  Simon Brown An exploration of how we can reduce climate change, extinction, pollution and waste through our food choices, preparation and cooking. Humans are part of nature...
Book Review – The Uninhabitable Earth

Book Review – The Uninhabitable Earth

BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie The Uninhabitable Earth By David Wallace-Wells   Book Review by Anna Mackenzie   The title of this book is honest and accurate! David Wallace-Wells’ research and bibliography is extensive, a...
5 Tips for this January & February

5 Tips for this January & February

5 TIPS for January and February  by  Anna Mackenzie 5 TIPS for January and February   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- CARE FOR OUR KIDNEYS AND  BLADDER In the gift of our seasons, this is Winter and the precious time to care for our kidneys and bladder so they remain...
How to Eat Right & Save the Planet

How to Eat Right & Save the Planet

How to Eat Right & Save the Planet by  Bill Tara How to Eat Right & Save the Planet by  Bill Tara How to Eat Right & Save the PlanetA plant-based survival guide for you and your family By Bill Tara Newly Published Special Offer ebook available at £1.46...
MBA Spotlight: Chris Dawson of Clearspring

MBA Spotlight: Chris Dawson of Clearspring

MBA SPOTLIGHT: Chris Dawson of Clearspring  by  Marion Price MBA SPOTLIGHT: Chris Dawson of Clearspring   by  Marion Price It’s A Family Affair! We are so fortunate here in Europe and around the world to be able to go to our local supermarket or health food shop and...
Report Review – The State of Nature 2019

Report Review – The State of Nature 2019

REPORT REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie REPORT REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie The State of Nature 2019 By National Biodiversity Network This is the 2019 Report from the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) that was reported on the international news a month ago.The report is...
Book Review – How to give up Plastic

Book Review – How to give up Plastic

BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie How to give up Plastic: Simple Steps to Living Consciously on our Blue Planet By Will McCallum What a terrific read! This makes the perfect present for any person aged between 8 and 108. This is a small,...
The Ecological Imperative of a Macrobiotic Vegan Diet

The Ecological Imperative of a Macrobiotic Vegan Diet

THE ECOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE OF A MACROBIOTIC VEGAN DIET   by  Bill Tara   THE ECOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE OFA MACROBIOTIC DIET by  Bill Tara What is known is that the world is disintegrating before our eyes. I am not speaking about societies, they come and go. I am...
5 Tips for Wintery Months

5 Tips for Wintery Months

5 TIPS for Wintery Months  by  Anna Mackenzie 5 TIPS for Wintery Months   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- PLAN POSITIVE CHANGES  Incredibly coloured leaves, backlit by the sun, are falling and already turning into leaf mould for the soil. Meanwhile, the tree will go deep...
Vegan is trending!

Vegan is trending!

VEGAN IS TRENDING!   by  Marion Price VEGAN IS TRENDING!   by  Marion Price Vegan is trending! Macrobiotics shines through!  The growing interest in plant-based eating has comes about because:  1) Many people feel healthier and better eating a plant-based diet. ...
British Food Fortnight

British Food Fortnight

BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT by  Trish Dent BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT by  Trish Dent British Food Fortnight  21st September to 6th October Alexia Robinson founded British Food Fortnight in 2002 in response to the UK foot & mouth crisis. Although there were numerous food...
V&A Food Exhibition Review

V&A Food Exhibition Review

V&A FOOD EXHIBITION REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie V&A FOOD EXHIBITION REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie FOOD: Bigger than the Plate Exhibition at the V&A Museum, London until 20th October 2019 Inviting visitors to participate, taste and debate, this bold exhibition...
Book Review – Growing a Revolution

Book Review – Growing a Revolution

BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie   In macrobiotics we are mindful of the true health-giving vitality in properly grown, seasonal, organic food. Food that grows naturally between the sun and healthy, undepleted earth, with no chemical...
5 Tips for Autumn

5 Tips for Autumn

5 TIPS for Autumn   by  Anna Mackenzie 5 TIPS for Autumn   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- FOLLOW SEASON’S CHANGE The few days between each season is always slightly in flux. Take August to September: change in the air is tangible, in the sound, the position of...
Macroschool Special Offers

Macroschool Special Offers

SPECIAL OFFERS ON JUNE & JULY COURSES   by  The International Macrobiotic School SPECIAL OFFERS ON JUNE & JULY COURSES   by  The International Macrobiotic School We have 3 events coming up, and are making special offers for combining them with Bed &...
5 Tips for Summer

5 Tips for Summer

5 TIPS for Summer   by  Anna Mackenzie 5 TIPS for Summer   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- SUNBATHE WITH CARE We are coming towards Summer Solstice on Friday 21st June. It is important to remember that the heat of the Sun is stronger than it has been for hundreds of...
MBA Spotlight: Michael Rossoff

MBA Spotlight: Michael Rossoff

MBA SPOTLIGHT: MICHAEL ROSSOFF   by  Trish Dent MBA SPOTLIGHT: MICHAEL ROSSOFF    by  Trish Dent Michael Rossoff is a highly respected and renowned international Macrobiotic teacher and counsellor who has lived a macrobiotic lifestyle for the past 49 years. After...
5 Tips for Spring

5 Tips for Spring

5 TIPS for Spring 5 TIPS for Spring 01- TAKE A BREAK Lack of sleep is currently a problem for many. Stop screen use – TV, computer, ipad, phone –  at least one hour before bed. Avoid eating 3 hours before sleep. And avoid watching/listening to anything...
5 Tips for February

5 Tips for February

5 TIPS for February 5 TIPS for February -01 TIME FOR REFLECTION Whichever glorious culture and country we come from, it has a cycle, based on the agricultural seasons, the Sun and the celestial way in that part of the world. When it turns cold and the skies are clear,...
MBA’s Annual General Meeting

MBA’s Annual General Meeting

MBA’s ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING by  Marion Price MBA’s ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING by  Marion Price Our AGM in January went well – with all our Directors and some Professional members present. We covered important agenda points, elected officers and received some...
MBA Spotlight: Lu-Ma

MBA Spotlight: Lu-Ma

MBA SPOTLIGHT: LU-MA CAFE MBA SPOTLIGHT: LU-MA CAFE Lu-Ma is a whole food cafe in Wimbledon where healthy eating is made convenient and tasty by the mother and daughter team Lucy and Maria. We interviewed Maria Jessiman about their health journey and the holistic...
5 Tips for December

5 Tips for December

5 TIPS for December by  Anna Mackenzie 5 TIPS for December by  Anna Mackenzie -01 CHOOSE ORGANIC Good organic saurkraut or pickle, with no vinegar or additives, approximately a teaspoon with each meal. Traditionally made at home in most countries. Really assists gut...
Book Review – The Case Against Sugar

Book Review – The Case Against Sugar

BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie BOOK REVIEW by  Anna Mackenzie Published by Portobello Books in 2017. On the back cover: Sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium, it’s backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick indeed. Scientists...
5 Tips for Autumn

5 Tips for Autumn

5 TIPS for Autumn by  Anna Mackenzie 5 TIPS for Autumn by  Anna Mackenzie -01 NATURE WALK A weekly walk in a park absorbing natures colour and energy of trees. 10 mins slow ramble, 10 mins brisk & breezy. -01 NATURE WALK A weekly walk in a park absorbing natures...
Conscious Cookery

Conscious Cookery

CONSCIOUS COOKERY by Marion Price CONSCIOUS COOKERY by Marion Price Macrobiotic professional Suzy Saunders is inspiring many people to make healthy changes and to live life more fully. We interviewed her to find out about her amazing journey – how she came to...
MBA Spotlight: Ariel Perea Diaz

MBA Spotlight: Ariel Perea Diaz

MBA SPOTLIGHT: Ariel Perea Diaz by Ariel Perea Diaz MBA SPOTLIGHT: Ariel Perea Diaz by Ariel Perea Diaz This month, meet Ariel Perea Diaz, our MBA Membership coordinator… Ariel has a Masters degree in architecture and sustainable habitat, and has been involved...
Drug Free Way to Fight Diabetes

Drug Free Way to Fight Diabetes

DRUG FREE WAY TO FIGHT DIABETES by Anna Mackenzie  DRUG FREE WAY TO FIGHT DIABETES by Anna Mackenzie  A Mediterranean diet halves the risk of older people becoming frail, research claims. Results of studies of 5,789 people in France, Spain, Italy and China were...
3 Macrobiotic Gems in New York City

3 Macrobiotic Gems in New York City

3 MACROBIOTIC GEMS IN NEW YORK CITY by Valentina Deva Ray  www.theartofholistic.com 3 MACROBIOTIC GEMS IN NEW YORK CITY by Valentina Deva Ray A short guide to 3 fabulous Macrobiotic restaurants in New York where you can enjoy Macrobiotic style meals and relax. If you...
Macrobiotics and Health Coaching

Macrobiotics and Health Coaching

MACROBIOTICS & HEALTH COACHING by Simon Brown MACROBIOTICS & HEALTH COACHING by Simon Brown   Abstract To assess health coaching as a delivery system for macrobiotic lifestyle advice. This paper explores the natural compatibility of macrobiotics and...