I have learned a lot since I moved to America, and the Five Elements of Macrobiotics were one of the significant lessons that changed my life. I grew up in Japan, where people live seasonally. The four seasons are commonly heard of, but traditionally people have lived by the five seasons of spring, summer, late…
Healthy Happy Pooch
Healthy Happy Pooch is the remarkable story of a woman and her dogs. Over the last 20 years, Sanae Suzuki has pulled herself back from the brink of death — twice—by using a healthy diet and a holistic lifestyle approach. During these periods of brave struggle, she pondered the idea that what was working for her might just work for her pooches. By feeding them human-grade, plant-based foods, she saw them recover from illness, become more vibrant, and live to ripe, old ages. Healthy Happy Pooch is their story.
This book is immensely practical and includes over 50 recipes you can make for your pooches’ dinner tonight, as well as tips on everything from supplements, to what kind food and household items to avoid, to flea shampoo. Healthy Happy Pooch is also a heart-expanding tale of dramatic healing, canine friendship, and a woman who has harnessed the power of nature.
What is Macrobiotique?
The word “macrobiotics” originated from Greek “macro” – large, long, “bios” – life, and “ticks” – skills. Macrobiotics is a philosophy of life, following the Chinese principle of “yin and yang,” which guides us in creating a balance.
Macrobiotics is a lifestyle that encourages living with the natural order of life.
Although Macrobiotics is considered an approach to life rather than a diet, food is a major component that shapes our daily life.
Whole grains are the staple, supplemented by locally grown organic vegetables, beans and sea vegetables, all prepared with traditional methods of cooking. Eating simple, natural organic foods, while avoiding highly processed and refined sugar foods, is the bottom line. It is important to lean from macrobiotics that foods can have both good and bad effects on your body. Also, the way we eat not only shapes physical health, it shapes psychological and spiritual wellbeing. The key lies in balance. In a macrobiotics diet, the composition dishes and choices of foods are adjusted according to the season, the climate, geography, and one’s age, gender, health condition, activities, and life circumstance.
Practicing macrobiotics gives you the strength to stay in touch with your feelings and bodily signs, maintain mental awareness and clarity, and help rediscover your true self.
from Love, Sanae Healing Vegan Macrobiotic Cooking Book page 239