Zen Macrobiotic Diet

The original macrobiotic philosophy developed by George Ohsawa (1893–1966), who divided foods into 7 groups and the dietary regimen into 10 increasingly restrictive stages
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One important caution: Taken to the extreme--particularly as in the early so-called Zen macrobiotic diets, in which all foods but grains were eliminated --the diet can be deficient in many nutrients, especially protein, vitamins B12 and D, calcium and iron.