macrobiotics


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mac·ro·bi·ot·ics

(mak'rō-bī-ot'iks),
The study of the prolongation of life.

macrobiotics

(măk′rō-bī-ŏt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
A theory or practice of promoting well-being and longevity, principally by means of a diet consisting of unprocessed foods such as whole grains, vegetables, and beans.

mac′ro·bi·ot′ic adj.

macrobiotics

(1) The formal study of the prolongation of life. 
(2) A diet and life-style philosophy promulgated by George Ohsawa, whose work combined the western traditions of macrobiotics with traditional oriental medicine.

macrobiotics

A non-scientific system of diet based on the yin-yang (opposing, light—dark, male—female) principle. The principles of sound nutrition are well established on demonstrable scientific grounds that do not involve this idea. Over-enthusiastic adherence to a macrobiotic dietary could lead to ill-health.

macrobiotics

a dietary system advocating a diet of whole grains and vegetables grown without chemical additives, and in which foods are classified according to the principles of Yin and Yang.

mac·ro·bi·ot·ics

(mak'rō-bī-ot'iks)
The study of the prolongation of life.
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And they are indeed delicious, with daily menus varying from local dishes such as paella and duea (two specialties of Valencia, the region home to Alicante) to seafood mains such as lobster and skate, all with a fresh and healthy twist that is the hallmark of macrobiotic gastronomy.
The next start date for the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts' professional chef training program, which is a 900-hour course of study focused on the five core modalities of macrobiotic, classical vegetarian, vegan, ayurvedic and raw and living foods, begins on March 31, 2014.
Japanese military doctor Sagen Ishizuka (1850-1909) developed the theory, but it was Japanese businessman, teacher and writer George Ohsawa (1893-1966) who began teaching the Unique Principle of Macrobiotics in Europe during the 1930s.
In Macrobiotics, everything is explained by how yin (upward, expansive energy) changes into Tang (downward and contractive energy), and how Tang changes back into yin, everywhere .
They often shared many of the same herbs and similar systems of healing, martial arts, and cosmologies and many followed similar ascetic practices and macrobiotic hygiene as well as a fondness for what Giradot calls a "mystical primitivism" expressed in their fondness for rugged terrains, wilderness and remote mountains.
As a movement, and depending on which part of the world one looks at, vegetarianism predates macrobiotics.
While there are many Japanese restaurants in Singapore, a special highlight which sets Ko apart is its macrobiotics creations.
THE macrobiotics focused SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain, will open late summer.
Hufeland's Macrobiotics, a Rousseauian work of far less impact written in German (1796) was followed by its Hungarian version only two years later (1798).
More than just another collection of terrific recipes guaranteed to please the palate and satisfy the appetite of even the most gourmet of diners, "Modern-Day Macrobiotics: Transform Your Diet And Feed Your Mind, Body, And Spirt" also presents vitally important information about the importance and health benefits of eating whole, living foods; explains about how eating the foods that are right for the human body can actually enhance our physical and mental energy; why it is necessary to add quality, variety, and flexibility to our diets for health and enjoyment; how to design a personalized macrobiotic diet for a single day, for three months, or for the rest of our lives; as well as where and how to buy wholesome ingredients.