The macrobiotic diet has a long history, which has since adapted to be less restrictive and more mindfulness-based. Several people wonder, “what are the side effects of the macrobiotic diet?” At SHI, these worries must be addressed.

It is important to understand that a transition to a macrobiotic plant-based diet takes time. We encourage clients to start simple. So here are some easy macrobiotic breakfast options.

Coronavirus is impacting our mental health. Here are 8 diet and lifestyle tips to help you stay happy and healthy.

With articles coming out about the unknowns of coronavirus. It can seem that we are helpless in fighting it. However, we all have the ability to boost our immune system to maintain good health.

Not only is sesame seeds delicious but they have amazing health benefits. Let’s take a look on how you can include sesame seeds in your macrobiotic diet!

According to their website, The Golo Diet, which stands for “go lose weight, go look great, go love life”, was developed by a team of doctors and pharmacists. What is the Golo Diet and is it healthy?

The DASH diet is an approach to healthy heating that is focused on helping people reduce high blood pressure. So is the DASH diet the best approach to lowering blood pressure? Let’s find out!

Susan Waxman has dedicated herself to helping clients feel better and teaching students how to cook healthy meals. Try her amazing sweet vegetable and millet recipe. Enjoy! 

We forget the value of taking a healthy vacation. Time away allows us to take care of ourselves and recharge. It is great for our physical, mental and spiritual health.

This macrobiotic salad is a great dish to add your meal. A salad is meant to accompany the rest of the meal in a way that brings excitement to the dish.

Eating before bed is a highly debated topic among the health community. So is it bad to eat before bed? Let’s find out and finally put this topic to bed.

The world around us is constantly changing, balancing and harmonizing. In macrobiotics, this is represented by yin and yang. Yin and yang is a way of seeing life by recognizing everything is either one or the other.

My goal as a macrobiotic teacher is to inspire my students to cook at home. So here are 7 simple tips on how to make macrobiotic cooking fun and painless!

When searching for macrobiotics, you may have come upon articles on the macro diet. The macro diet is NOT macrobiotics. This diet is actually very different.

The health and condition of each organ and organ system appears on the face. For that reason, learning how to evaluate and recognize facial symptoms, can help you become aware of underlying health issues.

Grocery shopping on a macrobiotic diet doesn’t have to be difficult! By creating a meal plan, a list of dishes that will be made each day, you can easily build a macrobiotic shopping list.

Finding a macrobiotic restaurant or place to have a macrobiotic meal can still feel challenging. But it doesn’t have to be!

A macrobiotic dinner does not have to be complicated. Here are the tips to get dinner on the table.

Strong health means a strong gut. The gut is central to the strength of the immune system, mental sharpness, and ability to synthesize and absorb nutrients.

The large intestine fights off sickness, keeps lungs healthy, and helps us stay mentally strong. Learn how to get the strong health you have always wanted!

By learning how to strengthen our chakras, we become more connected to ourselves.

Zen Macrobiotics by George Ohsawa is the one of the founding texts on modern macrobiotics.

The vegan diet and lifestyle abstains from the consumption and use of all animal and dairy products. The adoption of a vegan diet or lifestyle leads to many personal discoveries and challenges.

Vegan chef training is an undertaking for people looking to use these skills for professional and personal reasons. You may simply enjoy cooking, you may want to have a healthier family, or you may be interested in building a career as a professional vegan chef.

The following was released by the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation in their magazine, Macrobiotics Today. It features the Strengthening Health Institute’s founder Denny Waxman and his open letter to President Trump as a plea to incorporate macrobiotic education into US domestic policy.

Allow adequate time for meals using the following as a guide. This is a paraphrased excerpt from one of Denny Waxman’s macrobiotic books. The minimum time required to consume a meal is twenty minutes. Now you might think that’s an arbitrary number, but it’s not. Let me explain.

This is the first step towards good health and will help you feel more satisfied. Sitting down to eat at your mealtime is an expression of our appreciation and respect for our food. Sitting down enables us to create order in our daily eating habits and it makes us more conscious of what we eat.

The following macrobiotic bean recipes will help incorporate beans into a healthy diet. These recipes come from Susan Waxman, acclaimed chef and macrobiotics expert at the Strengthening Health Institute.

Macrobiotic grain recipes have been prepared by Susan Waxman, acclaimed macrobiotic chef at the Strengthening Health Institute. We have 3 macrobiotic grain recipes to share with you. Couscous Vegetable Salad, Vegetable Fried Rice and Fried Rice with Fresh Herbs and Vegetables.

I was quite saddened to hear the recent news of the closing of the Kushi Institute. Meeting Aveline and Michio Kushi changed my life. I studied with them personally because it was before the Kushi Institute officially formed. Their friendship and teachings guided my quest for knowledge.

The Strengthening Health Institute is the global leader in macrobiotic health and lifestyle education. It is also the home of world-renowned macrobiotic chef, and instructor, Susan Waxman. The holidays are usually coupled with enjoying time with family and bonding – usually over large, traditional meals.

The following macrobiotic recipes have been prepared by Susan Waxman, acclaimed macrobiotic chef at the Strengthening Health Institute. no matter your mood, you should be able to find one of these 8 dishes will help you to make an easy, fun, and most importantly… healthy meal!

Tihs Peruvian Quinoa dish prepared by Susan Waxman includes an ingredient list and cooking instructions for a fantastic gluten free dish! We hope you enjoy this macrobiotic recipe that is easy and tasty!

This award-winning Azuki Bean Stew recipe was featured in our most recent newsletter. This is a good dish for balancing blood sugar and caring for hypoglycemia/diabetes, a topic which we’ll explore MORE at our Discovery Macrobiotic Seminar on May 16th!

This barley bean stew recipe was created by Susan Waxman, and was also featured in our latest newsletter. So, sign up to receive more recipes! This one is easy and delicious for those of you looking for a macrobiotic meal to make. It will be an instant classic if you are not already making something similar!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the ALL-NEW SHI website!

First of all, SHI wants to continue to be the leader in macrobiotic education across the globe. As a result, we’ve been working hard to stay modern, fresh and flexible with our approach to macrobiotics. Most of all, we focus on HOW and WHERE we educate others.

Starting in 2015, we have transitioned to a limited-site learning approach similar to that of major universities. Furthermore, we offer a majority of our programs online and offer additional supplemental learning on-site.

Finally, ohis new website will make it easier for us to serve you in this endeavor, and allow greater access to the ever-growing health-conscious community that needs our support now more than ever.

Take a look around and see all of the wonderful changes we’ve made! Here’s just some of what you will see:

What’s New on the SHI Website?

  • Our alumni testimonials page features YOUR success stories and experiences.
  • The multimedia and links pages provide helpful visuals, audio and valuable information to help you get the most out of your macrobiotic practice.

What’s Coming?

  • Our macrobiotic programs are already available for online viewing at the SHI website, and in the coming months, we will have them completely integrated with our website for easier access and archiving.
  • More products in our store so you can find everything you need for your healthy lifestyle all in one convenient location.
  • EVEN MORE social media content – pictures, links, recipes and opportunities for you to get connected with a larger macrobiotic community.

We hope you are as excited about these changes as we are, and we also welcome your comments, questions and feedback. Stay connected with our newsletters and this blog for the most current macrobiotic news. Also, find updates on SHI happenings, plus recipes and much more.

Here’s to a healthy, happy 2015 and beyond!