With the majority of Americans now attempting to eat healthier and an estimated million of them each year in the past decade adopting vegetarian or semi-vegetarian diets, The Complete Macrobiotic Diet is ready to enter the cultural mainstream.
In this superb volume of his core values and practices of the macrobiotic lifestyle, acclaimed expert Denny Waxman offers readers a fresh, balanced approach "to loving yourself from the inside out" as a way of life to nourish body, mind, and spirit.
Readers will find that making healthy food choices is delicious, easy, and fun with the expanded vegetarian recipes and simple menus developed by macrobiotic teacher and chef Susan Waxman.
Using a clear and adaptable 7 Step Lifestyle Plan based on nature’s rhythms, everyday wisdom, and common sense, this invaluable resource addresses topics such as gluten sensitivity, the spiritual aspects of health, as well a brief history of food. This holistic, accessible plan shows you how to look and feel fabulous while improving your mind—to help guide you to the best possible physical and mental health.
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About the Author
Michio Kushi is the world's leading expert on macrobiotics. He is the author of numerous books on the subject, including The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health.
Table of Contents
Connecting with the Spirit of Health 47
Acid & Alkaline, Overeating and Gluten Sensitivity: A Macrobiotic Perspective 61
The 7 Steps 71
Eating Habits: Format of Meals 81
Step 1 Take Time for Your Meals Every Day 83
Step 2 Set Your Daily Schedule 111
The Brief History of Food 125
Diet: Content and Quality of Meals 139
Step 3 Eat Two or Three Complete and Nutrionally Balanced Meals Every Day 141
Lifestyle: Approach to Health 173
Step 4 Make Your Daily Life Active 175
Step 5 Create a More Natural Environment 199
Step 6 Make Your Macrobiotic Practice Work 213
Step 7 Cultivate the Spirit of Health 223
Food Section 247
Recipes and Food Lists 249
Suggestions for Getting Started 251
About Chef Susan Waxman 253
Introduction to the Recipes and Healthful Foods List 257
Other Grains 271
Noodles and Pasta Sauces 239
Bean Products 323
Substantial Long-Cooked Vegetable Dishes 327
Light Vegetable Dishes 337
10-Day Menu Plan 377
Healthful Foods List 337
Food Glossary 399
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