“I had the great good fortune to be introduced to Sanae via a friend who was teaching me macrobiotic cooking immediately after the shock cancer diagnosis I received last year, that had me, in the space of an afternoon, facing (stage4) lung cancer.
Sanae became my macrobiotic counselor.
The advice, guidance, and encouragement she gave me in those first few weeks ( and since!), discussing the food diaries I was to make and any reactions or concerns I had, were invaluable.
Of central importance to me since then have been my regular visits for shiatsu massage and Reiki sessions, a really wonderful combination which I find deeply healing and calming.
It’s an extraordinary 2 hours where we start by discussing any issues or queries, in an atmosphere with diffused essential oils (or Bach flower remedies) attuned to my condition, then, along with moxibustion, the deep relaxation of the two treatments… Sanae has wonderful intuitive hands…followed by a remedy tea together.
Her personal experience of cancer and the knowledge and wisdom she has acquired over the years, along with her great warmth and strong bright spirit, make Sanae an invaluable part of the healing path I’m on.
She is very special.”
– Jude M. Beckinsale, London, UK
“Sanae is a wonderful counselor, chef, baker, teacher, and author.
I was diagnosed with cancer over 11 years ago, and Sanae was my macrobiotic counselor. I changed my lifestyle as well as the way I ate, thought, exercised, and took care of my body.
There is no doubt in my mind that she contributed to my recovery and good health.
Thank you, Sanae for continuing to contribute to my well being, as well as sharing your expertise with others.”
– Joan Marks, Los Angeles, California
“I had the good fortune of consulting with Sanae, after discovering her book Healthy, Happy Pooch. I initially reached out to her due to one of my dog’s heart condition and started making Healthy, Happy Pooch recipes tailored towards supporting her heart health, and the Vet noted during her last echocardiogram that her heart function showed a noticeable improvement– after just 6 months on homemade Healthy, Happy Pooch food and consulting with Sanae. Sanae is deeply kind, intuitive, wise, compassionate and enthusiastic and brings tremendous experience and love that she infuses into all that she does. She has a way of speaking directly to the soul. I am so thankful to be able to have Sanae’s guidance, and both my dogs and myself have benefitted tremendously. I highly recommend consulting with Sanae.”
– Abby Moore, LICSW,
“I found Sanae’s website while I was anxiously looking for a vet that could help me through transitioning my dogs to a plant-based diet. I saw her picture hiking with her dogs, and I thought to myself, she looks so happy and so does her dogs! I contacted her and she quickly got back to me. We set up a time to talk about what I wanted to accomplish and discussed what the options were. Sanae was very patient with me. I had a lot of questions! Transitioning from a raw meat diet to plant-based sounds so drastic. Being vegan myself for many years, I’m familiar with it. Not necessarily for my dogs! Sanae really took the time to ask me about both dogs and I felt very comfortable and secure with the knowledge she was sharing. Fast forward a few months and my dogs are 95% plant-based. Sanae is a certified Bach Flower Remedy Register PractitionerBach and her expertise in this area made me feel at ease. Both my dogs are healthy and happy, and I recommend Sanae for all services she offers. I’m so grateful to have found her!”
– Kelly Erwin, Cathedral City, CA
I wanted to let you know that the 15-minute free consultation with you provided me so much information and was a huge source of relief to me. While several vets have told me not to worry about Rizzo’s increased calcium levels, your advice made so much sense to me and offers me something within my power to do to possibly stop it from continuing to rise. Much much thanks to you!
– Louise Silver, New York, NY
“Sanae is such a wonderful and amazing counselor, teacher, and person. Her advice has helped my physical, emotional, and spiritual growth, the underlying factors of my skin problem. Along the way, she offered practical guidance that made it easy to understand more about my health. I would highly recommend her to anybody with a skin malady!”
– Anonymous, California
“Sanae has been so generous with her knowledge of Macrobiotics and with her time. Her recommendations helped me get through the final stage of stopping the steroids. I needed someone that was gentle and nurturing and patient with me and Sanae was.”
– Becky Carr, Anchorage, Alaska
Over the year and a half that I have studied with Sanae, she always helps me find loving-kindness, patience, and compassion for myself especially when I sometimes fall off track or struggle with the transitions into this new lifestyle. She understands the time elements of trying to prepare macrobiotic meals while working full time and having other responsibilities. We laugh at her quote, “macrobiotic is not difficult, just inconvenient.”
– AJ Trotter, Los Angeles, CA
My name is Frank. I began practicing macrobiotics in early August 2010. I had been struggling with metastasized Kidney Cancer since the summer of 2009. After 5 years of being clear since my left nephrectomy in 2004, a new tumor had appeared in my abdomen in 2009. By summer 2010 the metastasis had spread to my left lung and some of my bones. I am being treated with a newly approved drug that promises to produce stable disease in 60% of the patients. There is no expectation for the drug to produce a cure, and eventually, my body will become resistant to the drug.
Having found out about an individual in Orange County struggling with Pancreatic Cancer who was having good results with some new foods he was eating I set out to investigate. He was a friend of some friends of mine, and I was put in contact with the people who were teaching him how to prepare these new foods. After talking directly with him I found that he was on a macrobiotic diet, and after 30 days on the diet, he was getting his energy back, and for the first time in two months, he was able to resume his normal activities.
Having little faith in the drug I was taking and having read a good deal about macrobiotics, I set out to find a counselor that could get me started. After going through some leads that didn’t work out I found Sanae Suzuki. She has been very thorough in advising me.
After 6 weeks on the medicine, and four weeks of practicing the macrobiotic lifestyle I went through another set of CT, and bone scans. The scans revealed that all but one of the lesions had reduced in size. This was beyond my wildest expectations, and I feel macrobiotics is more responsible for my progress than the medicine.
I know that I still have a long way to go, but I am encouraged by this initial success.
– Frank Boyer, La Crescenta, California
My experience from taking cooking lecture/lessons on Macrobiotic from Eric and Sanae has been great. My husband is slightly diabetic and I was getting really tired every day just being the middle age. Sanae told me that Macrobiotic could help us to eat right and feel good about ourselves afterward. Boy, she was so right! Every time I went to her class & ate what we learned for that day, I tried to cook the same way for my family when I got home. I started to feel better as the days have gone by.
We are definitely more conscious of what we eat now. My teenage daughter was so impressed with Sanae that she wrote about her life as her “amazing person” in her English class at school and her article was picked as one of the best articles. I am sure that her teacher was impressed with the content of the article. It is also known that some celebrity like Madonna endorses their way of eating/living. No wonder.
We also got our beloved Golden Retriever “Shaka” from Sanae & Eric. He is so good. He is very calm in his nature and eats organic food just like us! The whole experience has been about how to live a happier life for our family!
– Michelle Kawata, Los Angeles, CA
“When I got a pup I started feeding her “the macrobiotic way”, because that is how I have been eating for many years. When Jin (my dog) developed a health problem, a friend told me about Sanae. Happy with this advice, I contacted her.
I live so far away (Belgium), but when we talk I feel so close to her. The conversations we have are nourishing, and her recommendations are helpful. Sanae has a lot of experience with dogs, so she can give good advice.
She didn’t just help me with my dog but also with my own struggles in life. It’s always nice to have a good laugh with Sanae, and to feel her love.”
– Jorinde Peeters, Belgium in Europe
I LOVED your presentation! I have even been eating better myself since then. You both have this way about you that is very nice to see — calm, work so nicely together. Thank you!
(A testimonial for “Natural Organic Food for Your Pets” class at My Pet Naturally)
– Victoria Rambow, Los Angeles, CA