SHI Macrobiotics

Here at the Strengthening Health Institute, more commonly known as SHI Macrobiotics now, we like to think of ourselves as much more than simply a macrobiotic school. Although, we do pride ourselves on creating genuinely valuable courses and programs that help people to learn more about food, health, and how to keep up with all of the information essential for personal and planetary health.

This knowledge comes from decades of studying by SHI Macrobiotics founder, Denny Waxman. He has worked with all leading macrobiotics teachers across the globe since the 1960’s when macrobiotics made it’s initial appearance in Western civilization. The information is then shared at SHI Macrobiotics, founded in 1997, through education and community involvement. We strongly encourage you to attend one of our events and start getting around like-minded people!

“Here at SHI Macrobiotics, we teach health as a direction, not a fixed state.”

-Denny Waxman.

Live a Healthy Vibrant Life!

Our philosophy

There are enormous resources spent on health care each year, yet the overall health of humanity is declining. All the while, the awareness of the connection between diet and health is spreading. As a result, this increased awareness results in everyone understanding they have the ability to create their own health.

  • Add to your diet, don’t subtract
  • Start with a primarily plant-based diet
  • Get exercise outdoors regularly

After many years studying and leading the Kushi Institute, Denny decided it was time to update his perspective on an inclusive macrobiotic philosophy. Now, the Strengthening Health Institute allows people to learn that exact approach as it is a focal point of his approach (and a major difference between macrobiotics practice of the past).

Why Does Health Education Matter?

The Problem

According to World Obesity, about 1 out of every 3 adults, and 3 out of every 4 adolescents, is getting insufficient daily activity. This is a scary thing when you consider that the the modern lifestyle is removing activity at an alarming rate. Is the future a completely sedentary life?

Additionally, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says that “by 2030, the global burden is expected to grow to 21.7 million new cancer cases and 13 million cancer deaths.” So, cancer is also skyrocketing across the globe and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight!

Furthermore, the Environmental Working Group frequently conducts research and writes articles about studies on household foods that don’t contain the healthy, organic ingredients you expect when making a purchase as a consumer. For example, their article on Roundup pesticides found in oat cereal and granola bars uncovers the truth that chemicals are prevalent in our diets.

Our planet is being poisoned, our food is prepared too quickly and is made of unhealthy ingredients, our lifestyles have become sedentary, our diseases are stronger than ever and much more common, and not surprisingly, life expectancy rates are dropping…

The worst part is that there are special interest groups pushing to make these things worse because they can make some extra money. The FDA, USDA, and most international policy-makers are now faced with a decision to face pressure from corporate lobbyists or pass regulations that secretly impact people for the worse.

Our Solution

These things matter! So, we believe that bringing back a culture of starts with food and lifestyle knowledge. And, it must not be subject to any outside influence — the only focus should be on helping people get healthy. Hence, the need for SHI Macrobiotics.

The SHI Macrobiotics mission is to educate and empower individuals to create their own lasting health through diet and lifestyle practices.

SHI’s faculty includes Denny and Susan Waxman, who have been teaching, counseling and living macrobiotic lifestyles for many decades.  Since the 1960’s, they have used their knowledge and expertise to educate and help thousands across the globe. Consequently, that made healthy, happy lives and/or recovery from a variety of health problems possible.

The Waxmans have many different experiences throughout their years and have worked with everyone. Most noteworthy are the children, senior citizens, and students from all walks of life they could help. The celebrities we have worked with often get most of the attention. But most of all, SHI focuses on doing everything we can to improve the health of all people and the planet.

So, please contact us any time to further discuss how we can help you or a loved one to live a higher quality life!