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...
Wild about Fermentation

Wild about Fermentation

WILD ABOUT FERMENTATION by Trish Dent WILD ABOUT FERMENTATION by Trish Dent   Abstract With the upsurge in probiotic foods and drinks in the food marketplace, this paper explores some of the science behind fermentation and the scientific evidence supporting...
Forget Your Morning Cuppa’ – Try the Body Rub!

Forget Your Morning Cuppa’ – Try the Body Rub!

Forget Your Morning Cuppa’ – Try the Body Rub! Marion Price | August 2017 The Body Rub is an important and transformative daily practice that helps to increase our energy levels and to maintain good health. It is best done in the morning, before eating,...
Bringing Up My Family with Macrobiotics

Bringing Up My Family with Macrobiotics

Bringing Up My Family with Macrobiotics Marion Price | July 2017 I was in my early 20s in Bombay (Mumbai) getting ready to go home after a year in India when, on a whim, I spent my last rupees on having my fortune told. I was told, among other things, that I would...
Who Really Feeds the World?

Who Really Feeds the World?

Who Really Feeds the World? By Vandana Shiva | Contributed by Anna Mackenzie | June 2017 This small book of 152 pages is required reading for every human because we all eat food. I cannot recommend it enough. It tells the truth of growing food in the world today....
Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Markets Marion Price | June 2017 It is really exciting to see how farmer’s markets are taking off in towns and cities worldwide. We are always looking for the best quality ingredients for our daily nourishment, and farmer’s markets provide a great place...
Fermenting our Food for Wellbeing

Fermenting our Food for Wellbeing

Fermenting our Food for Wellbeing Trish Dent | April 2017 Why Ferment? Fermented foods of different kinds can be found in just about every traditional culture the world over. For our ancestors it provided a way to keep food for longer, but they also discovered...
Pure Baby Food

Pure Baby Food

Pure Baby Food Anna Freedman | April 2017 As I entered motherhood with a tiny newborn in my arms, I knew that our first year would be momentous and extraordinarily special. I found myself scribing each month, charting our story. Our story attracted a following. People...
Eat Local & Seasonal

Eat Local & Seasonal

Eat Local & Seasonal Marion Price | April 2017 Living in a temperate (4 seasons) climate our food choices reflect the changing seasons: intuitively we choose soups and hearty stews in winter to keep us warm and energised, and then lighter dishes, salads and juices...
Weed Killers – Just Cosmetics?

Weed Killers – Just Cosmetics?

Weed Killers – Just Cosmetics? Gilly Webber | October 2016 Pesticides are widely known to be linked to serious human health problems.  Dozens of pesticides used in the public and domestic domain have been associated with illnesses from leukaemia, to neurological...
Exercise May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk in Black Men

Exercise May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk in Black Men

Exercise May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk in Black Men Unknown | 1st June 2009 | Seattle, Washington, US Moderate to vigorous physical activity during young adulthood may help offset the increased risk for prostate cancer in black men, according to a study presented...
Desk Workers Should Stand, Walk 2 Hours During Workday

Desk Workers Should Stand, Walk 2 Hours During Workday

Desk Workers Should Stand, Walk 2 Hours During Work Day Unknown | 2nd June 2015 Employees in predominantly desk-based occupations should be swapping their seats for their feet and accumulating 2 hours a day of standing and strolling walking during working hours, and...
Optimal Amount of Exercise for Mental Health Revealed

Optimal Amount of Exercise for Mental Health Revealed

Optimal Amount of Exercise for Mental Heath Revealed Unknown | 25th October 2012 One of the largest studies to date on exercise and psychological distress shows that the optimal amount of physical activity for improved mental health may be from 2.5 to 7.5 hours of...
Exercise’s Antidepressant Effects Strengthened

Exercise’s Antidepressant Effects Strengthened

Exercise’s Antidepressant Effects Strengthened Unknown | 13th September 2013 Exercise may have a moderately beneficial effect on depressive symptoms, according to an updated literature review and meta-analysis. However, investigators note that more high-quality...
Exercise May Prevent Incontinence from Prostate Surgery

Exercise May Prevent Incontinence from Prostate Surgery

Exercise May Prevent Incontinence from Prostate Surgery Amy Norton | January 2011 | New York, US | Reuters Health Exercise May Prevent Incontinence from Prostate Surgery Amy Norton | January 2011 | New York, US | Reuters Health A healthy weight and regular exercise...
Exercise May Prevent Incontinence from Prostate Surgery

Exercise May Provide ‘Motor Reserve’ in Older Age

Exercise May Provide ‘Motor Reserve’ In Older age Pauline Anderson | 12th March 2015 Just as higher education and social connections seem to provide a cognitive reserve as people age, physical activity may build a motor reserve that protects against the...