Macrobiotics can help us to create health and wellbeing for ourselves and for our planet. Through the learning and practice of traditional wisdom and modern knowledge we can take responsibility for our own health and our path in life.
Macrobiotics recognizes the profound effects that food, activity, attitude, and our environment have on our body, mind and emotions. Our lifestyle and habits in turn impact our planet, which is our home and on which we depend. By making good choices in relation to diet and lifestyle we can stay well and we can learn to live in harmony with nature, of which we are a part.
Whether you want to learn how to use our food and lifestyle recommendations to optimize your health and support you in overcoming health issues, or you want to deepen your understanding of the principles on which macrobiotics is based, or learn more advanced cooking techniques and the skills of macrobiotic health assessment, The Macrobiotic Association provides excellent resources to suit your personal interest.
MACROBIOTICSnoun, (used with a singular verb)
a system of holistic principles and dynamic practices that guides choices in nutrition, activity, and lifestyle for physical, emotional, mental, social, and environmental health.
– macrobiotic, adj., such as macrobiotic philosophy or macrobiotic diet.
Origin: from Ancient Greek: Makros (large or long), Bios (life or way of living), and Thiké (technique or art of).
First used by German physician Christoph von Hufeland (1762-1836) in his book title translated in English as: Macrobiotics or the Art of Prolonging Human Life.
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