One example of the balanced picture presented in Celestial Healing is the section on the macrobiotic diet, propounded in the West in the early 1900s by Michio Kushi, who based his theories on earlier practitioners who "cured themselves of serious illnesses by changing from a modern, refined diet to a traditional Japanese simple diet.
consumers are willing to put as much time and effort into food preparation as this centuries-old discipline requires, 70-year-old macrobiotics expert Michio Kushi decided to develop a more convenient option based on many of the same principles.
Founder Michio Kushi has helped thousands of individuals recover from serious illnesses and degenerative conditions by teaching them about the health-restoring benefits of brown rice, fermented soy foods like miso and tempeh, vitamin- and mineral-rich green leafy vegetables such as kale, cabbages, broccoli, and sea vegetables, and low-caffeine twig tea.
Later, Michio Kushi popularized the movement in the United States.
According to Michio Kushi, the macrobiotic approach to health and healing views sickness as the natural attempt of the body to return to a more harmonious and dynamic state with the natural environment.