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The Takeaways from Zen Macrobiotics by George Ohsawa

Zen Macrobiotics by George Ohsawa is the one of the founding texts on modern macrobiotics. At SHI, we’ve evolved upon Zen Macrobiotics with time-tested adaptations.

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Vegan Chef Training Changes Lives

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.

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Take Time for Meals

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.

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Sit Down to Enjoy Food

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.

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Macrobiotic Bean Recipes

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.

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Macrobiotic Grain Recipes

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.

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The Kushi Institute Closing

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.

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Healthy Holiday Eating

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.

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8 Easy & Fun Macrobiotic Recipes

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!

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Gluten-Free Favorite

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!

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Azuki Bean Stew

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!

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Macrobiotic Barley Bean Stew Recipe

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!

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SHI Website Adds New Features!

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!

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Food Goodness Through Macrobiotics

We encourage everyone to learn more about the goodness of food through macrobiotics. We have developed many unique, learning-focused macrobiotic courses for people interested in learning about how to change their lifestyles and/or those around them to a more healthy, vibrant existence.

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Anti-Aging Secrets Revealed!

The keys to anti-aging are good nutrition, good digestion, and good circulation. These things enhance our ability to continually clean, refresh, and renew ourselves. Here’s 10 secrets to anti-aging.