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.

If you are looking for a vegan burrito recipe––here you go! Check out this delicious and satisfying recipe for a macrobiotic burrito by Susan Waxman.

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.

Eastern medicine practices are often misunderstood and scrutinized by modern science. However, when shiatsu meridians, an eastern concept, are applied to a massage, it can improve your health, treat illness, and create healing.

This is a beneficial bancha tea recipe with use of the umeboshi plum or plums comes from the macrobiotic cooking expert, Susan Waxman.

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

What is in your salt? Salt should be evaluated on what type of salt is used, refined salt or unrefined sea salt, and when salt is added to food. This will determine if the salt will be harmful or beneficial to the body.

The following is a nishime recipe that is light and refreshing for the start of warm weather. Prepared by Susan Waxman, acclaimed chef and macrobiotics expert at the SHI Macrobiotics.

In this article, we will teach you why you should eat brown rice, best pot for cooking brown rice, how to cook brown rice, and variations on brown rice recipes.

The Mediterranean diet offers a lot of benefits for people who are looking to be healthy – but ultimately macrobiotic practice is a better holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle – this is why!

There are many diets that come and go that can be difficult to follow. Macrobiotics shouldn’t be that way. Learn how to create a meal plan that doesn’t focus on the latest trends, but on long-lasting staples from historically healthy civilizations.

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.

George Ohsawa was a pioneer far ahead of his time. He created models for understanding, interpreting, and living all aspects of life.

Food addiction is similar to many other forms of addiction. A common misconception is that addictions must come from bad habits and unhealthy activities. But, this is not always the case.

This is a follow up article on the macrobiotic definition posted by Denny Waxman. Below, we will detail the purpose and conversations behind why it was so important to create a universal understanding of macrobiotic practice.

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!