One macrobiotic mum’s journey in raising children

One macrobiotic mum’s journey in raising children

One macrobiotic mum’s journey in raising children   by  Florence Price       One macrobiotic mum’s journey in raising children   by  Florence Price When I was a child going to school in the early 90’s, my very dedicated macrobiotic mom made me a lunch box every...
New Beginnings – a time for cleansing

New Beginnings – a time for cleansing

New Beginnings– a timefor cleansing   by  Melanie Waxman       New Beginnings – a time for cleansing   by  Melanie Waxman New Beginnings – a time for cleansing by Melanie Waxman Spring is a time of new beginnings. We often feel the urge to eat lighter foods,...
Five Elements – Tree and Spring

Five Elements – Tree and Spring

Five Elements – Tree and Spring   by  Simon Brown       Five Elements – Tree and Spring   by  Simon Brown Chinese yin yang and the five elements started out as a clock, lunar calendar and solar calendar with the first evidence found on animal bones...
Vegetables kids will love

Vegetables kids will love

VEGETABLES KIDS WILL LOVE by Marlene Watson-Tara       VEGETABLES KIDS WILL LOVE by Marlene Watson-Tara Tofu Salad Vegetables Kids will love: This simple salad packs well in lunch boxes and is a great after school treat as well. 4 slices packaged baked smoked tofu 
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Book Reviews – by Anna Mackenzie

Book Reviews – by Anna Mackenzie

  BOOK REVIEWS   by  Anna Mackenzie          BOOK REVIEWS   by  Anna Mackenzie Both these books are humble and a profound, heartening wake up call that encompass the breadth of yin / yang understanding and 5 transformations – and in my view essential for those...
Two Simple Recipes for Spring

Two Simple Recipes for Spring

TWO SIMPLE RECIPESFOR SPRING by Anna Mackenzie       TWO SIMPLE RECIPESFOR SPRING by Anna Mackenzie   Gorgeous Greens Greens1 Broccoli1 Cavolo Nero1 Curly Kale1 Wakame1/4 Red PepperSauceCooking watersea salt1 tbsp Tahini1 dessert-spoon white miso1 dessert-spoon...
The Wreath

The Wreath

The Wreath by  Anna Mackenzie The Wreath   by  Anna Mackenzie The wreath always represents the circle of eternal life, a circular or spiralic formation used since life began.  Most living beings are entirely made from aspects of this shape. It is miraculous that green...
Wise Words

Wise Words

Wise Words by  Bill Tara        Wise Words by  Bill Tara The planet that we live within is just like each of us, an organism. It is not like an organism; it is an organism. We do not live on it—we live in it. We are a part of its structure, a group of its cells, and...
MA Spotlight: Lara Holmes

MA Spotlight: Lara Holmes

MA SPOTLIGHT: Lara Holmes with  Anna Mackenzie MA SPOTLIGHT: Lara Holmes   with  Anna Mackenzie Questions for MA Newsletter Spotlight Lara, you are a full time Mum and cooking teacher in one of the UK’s most established and respected Macrobiotic schools, please can...
Macrobiotics and the Environment

Macrobiotics and the Environment

Macrobiotics and the Environment   by  Simon Brown       Macrobiotics and the Environment   by  Simon Brown This article explores how we can reduce climate change, extinction, pollution and waste through our food choices, preparation and cooking. It is written as...
YinYang and the Five Transformations

YinYang and the Five Transformations

YinYang and the Five Transformations   by  Simon Brown       YinYang and the Five Transformations   by  Simon Brown History The earliest writing of YinYang was found in Chinese carvings on animal bones. These bones have been carbon dated to earlier than 2000bc...
What do the forest bear?

What do the forest bear?

What do the forest bear? by  Anna Mackenzie        What do the forest bear? by  Anna Mackenzie There is only one path, Prof. Dr Vandana Shiva suggests, to survival and liberation for nature, women and men, and that is the ecological path of harmony, sustainability and...
Holistic Health with Macrobiotics

Holistic Health with Macrobiotics

Holistic Healt with Macrobiotics   by  Simon Brown        Holistic Health with Macrobiotics   by  Simon Brown Founder George Ohsawa created a holistic approach to health. This approach integrates 7 essential qualities in life to enjoy the best health.  ...
Book Review – Lightfood by Edward Esko

Book Review – Lightfood by Edward Esko

      BOOK REVIEW   by  Edward Nesko               BOOK REVIEW   by  Edward Nesko Greetings Macrobiotic Association Members. I’m happy to announce that my latest book, Lightfood: Eating for Consciousness & Enlightenment is now available. The book is based on...
MBA Spotlight: Emma Cunis

MBA Spotlight: Emma Cunis

MBA SPOTLIGHT: Emma Cunis by  Trish Dent MBA SPOTLIGHT: Emma Cunis   by  Trish Dent Emma Cunis is interviewed by Trish Dent Emma, Thank you for joining us today. How did you first hear about Macrobiotics? “It was my mother! My mother became a vegetarian and...
Nurturing nature to feed ourselves

Nurturing nature to feed ourselves

Nurturing Nature to feed ourselves by  Ritchie Tennant    Nurturing Nature to feed ourselves by  Ritchie Tennant There is a place where baskets are filled with colourfully packaged hyper-processed edible substrates, force fed vegetables and meat, and homogenous bread...
The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time by  Ariel Perea        The Gift of Time by  Ariel Perea As I see it, a big door was opened in front of our eyes last year. Contrary to common perception, for me, outside in the world lies restriction while, fortunately, being at home is freedom....
Festive Feasts

Festive Feasts

Festive Feasts by  Trish Dent        Festive Feasts by  Trish Dent We have all faced the most unexpected of challenges this year. What better way to round off the year and herald in the new — season, year or whatever festivity you choose to celebrate —...
How did Blandine’s garden grow?

How did Blandine’s garden grow?

Handy hints for storing pumpkins by  Trish Dent    Handy hints for storing pumpkins by  Trish Dent   If you’ve grown your own, or if you are selecting from home-grown pumpkins and wish to store them, when cutting them off the plant, keep a piece of plant’s stem...
Immunity, from the Inside Out

Immunity, from the Inside Out

Immunity, from the Inside Out by Ritchie Tennant        Immunity, from the Inside Out by Ritchie Tennant Despite all the current Covid-19 guidelines to follow, it does seem strange that there has been no public health campaign about how to improve and maintain our...
Website Word

Website Word

Website Word by  Trish Dent     Website Word  by  Trish Dent Food Revolution(Financial Times)Your editor thought it time to inject some positive news into the mix. Setting aside any cynicism or thoughts that the Financial Times has jumped on the band-wagon, the FT has...
Book Reviews – A trio of Books

Book Reviews – A trio of Books

BOOK REVIEWS by  Anna Mackenzie BOOK REVIEWS by  Anna Mackenzie NO is not Enough, defeating the new Shock Politicsby Naomi Klein Penguin 2017 Urgent, timely and necessary, says Noam Chomsky For me the brilliance of this book is in its taking huge current moral...
Documentary Reviews – David Attenborough

Documentary Reviews – David Attenborough

DOCUMENTARY REVIEWS by  Trish Dent DOCUMENTARY REVIEWS   by  Trish Dent Extinction: The Facts and Attenborough: A Life on our PlanetDocumentaries by Sir David Attenborough Extinction: The Facts can be found on BBC iplayer (here’s the link)Broadcast at primetime...
Why Fake Meat Won’t Save the Planet

Why Fake Meat Won’t Save the Planet

Why fake meat won’t save the planet by  Bill Tara    Why fake meat won’t save the planet by  Bill Tara Ecological studies focus on several kinds of relationships between an organism and its environment. The first thing we need to know about any newly discovered...
5 Tips for a Pandemic

5 Tips for a Pandemic

5 TIPS for a Pandemic  by  Anna Mackenzie   5 TIPS for a Pandemic   by  Anna Mackenzie 01- ORGANIC AGRICULTURE The hot Summer sun has given way to Autumn, the season for the harvesting and gathering in of all that has grown and borne fruit. With care and...
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...