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Oliver’s Guide to Cooking Seaweeds

Oliver’s Guide to Cooking Seaweeds

Seaweeds are so nutrient-rich that they must be called a superfood. Especially useful for people eating a vegan or plant-based diet as they provide a concentrated source of iron, calcium, iodine and other minerals.

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8 Ways to Make your 2020 Resolutions Stick

8 Ways to Make your 2020 Resolutions Stick

New Year resolves often begin to waiver at this time. For your radiance to emerge and grow, I invite you to taste the foods of health on a daily basis. Regard each day afresh. Here are 8 ways to help your 2020 healthy eating resolutions stick.

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Macrobiotics and the Environment

Macrobiotics and the Environment

Humans are part of nature and nature flows through humans. Our health choices need to put the well-being of nature first. Author Simon Brown explores how we can reduce climate change, extinction, pollution and waste through our food choices, preparation and cooking.

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Book Review – The Uninhabitable Earth

Book Review – The Uninhabitable Earth

Anna Mackenzie reviewed David Wallace-Wells’s book “The Uninhabitable Earth”. The facts on each page horrify. However much we thought we knew, most current education, corporations and media who teach, supply and surround us, have chosen not to challenge the economic system that encourages the ravages of the Earth and its inhabitants.

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5 Tips for this January & February

5 Tips for this January & February

Now is the time for nurturing our precious kidneys and bladder, keeping warm, walking briskly daily in the refreshing air. Enjoy one-pot stews with beans and grains to strengthen our system.

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How to Eat Right & Save the Planet

How to Eat Right & Save the Planet

Improving the health of the planet can begin with our next meal. Former Community Health Foundation Director Bill Tara cuts through the hype and nutritional confusion, giving practical impetus to young and old alike to adopt a plant-based lifestyle.

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MBA Spotlight: Chris Dawson of Clearspring

MBA Spotlight: Chris Dawson of Clearspring

We are fortunate to find the finest quality macrobiotic ingredients on our wholefood shop or supermarket shelves. Hand–crafted traditional miso, shoyu and tofu, toasted nori sheets, fabulous quality oils and noodles, pasta and pickles are just some of the products in the large Clearspring range. The availability of these products is due to the dedication of Christopher Dawson, who founded the company 25 years ago.

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Report Review – The State of Nature 2019

Report Review – The State of Nature 2019

Anna Mackenzie reviewed Will McCallum’s new book “How to give up Plastic: Simple Steps to Living Consciously on our Blue Planet”. This is a small, fairly brief and infinitely readable note-book with up-to-date information on every aspect and type of plastic that exists.

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Book Review – How to give up Plastic

Book Review – How to give up Plastic

Anna Mackenzie reviewed Will McCallum’s new book “How to give up Plastic: Simple Steps to Living Consciously on our Blue Planet”. This is a small, fairly brief and infinitely readable note-book with up-to-date information on every aspect and type of plastic that exists.

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The Ecological Imperative of a Macrobiotic Vegan Diet

The Ecological Imperative of a Macrobiotic Vegan Diet

The world as we know it is disintegrating before our eyes. I am not speaking about societies, they come and go. I am referring to the actual natural world, what we usually refer to as the environment – nature. Each one of us needs to act, right now.

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5 Tips for Wintery Months

5 Tips for Wintery Months

As winter approaches, trees will go deep inside to prepare for Spring. Likewise, we can slow right down, let go of ideas and projects that brought much to us this year, freeing us to plan to make changes and contribute to creating a healthy world.

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Vegan is trending!

Vegan is trending!

It is very possible to follow a vegan macrobiotic diet if one so chooses. All the necessary nutrients and energy that we need are available from plant sources.

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British Food Fortnight

British Food Fortnight

Alexia Robinson founded British Food Fortnight in 2002 in response to the UK foot & mouth crisis. The Fortnight is now established annually as the biggest national celebration of British food.

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V&A Food Exhibition Review

V&A Food Exhibition Review

Bob Lloyd and Anna Mackenzie went along to this informative and unusual exhibition. It is thought provoking and in particular demonstrates the value of visuals and research, to show that there are remarkable replacements for plastic, the disaster of crop spraying, the profound knowledge of lifelong peasant farmers and much more. Highly recommended for both a wake-up call and a new perspective.

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Book Review – Growing a Revolution

Book Review – Growing a Revolution

Anna Mackenzie reviewed David Montgomery’s new book “Growing a Revolution: bringing our soil back to life”. In macrobiotics we are mindful of the true health-giving vitality in properly grown, seasonal, organic food.

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5 Tips for Autumn

5 Tips for Autumn

Summer is coming to an end. We’re gently changing from the fire time of Summer (rain or no rain) into the gathering time of Autumn. Now is the time to nourish ourselves — mind, body and spirit — through our own effort and joy.

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