The Book of Macrobiotics: The Universal Way of Health, Happiness, and Peace

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Japan Publications, 1987 - Health & Fitness - 371 pages

The Book of Macrobiotics is the passport to a new world of infinite understanding and adventure. It has been read, reread, studied, and treasured by hundreds of thousands of people seeking a clear, comprehensive approach to the problem of living in a world of endless change.

Now, after nearly a decade, The Book of Macrobiotics has been completely revised and expanded to reflect refinements in Michio Kushi's teachings, as well as many new developments in the spread of macrobiotics in modern society. During this time, the Standard Macrobiotic Dietary approach has been simplified and broadened. Macrobiotic approaches to cancer, heart disease, and other degenerative diseases have evolved and expanded, as have basic home cares, and way of life recommendations.

The revised edition of The Book of Macrobiotics also includes a new chapter on the Spiritual World, new material on Yin and Yang and the Five Transformations, Man/Woman Relations, and Humanity's Origin and Destiny, and an annotated East West Reading List for further reading and enjoyment. Many new illustrations have been furnished, and the Food Composition tables have been expanded to include nutritional information on dozens of foods such as tempeh, seitan, rice cakes, and amazake not previously available.

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About the author (1987)

MICHIO KUSHI came to the United States shortly after World War II upon completing studies at Tokyo University. Since then he has lectured on macrobiotics, the meeting of East and West, traditional Oriental medicine, philosophy, and culture, and the realization of world peace and planetary harmony. Mr. Kushi is the founder and president of the East West Foundation, Kushi Institute, Kushi Foundation, and Macrobiotics International. With his wife, Aveline, and several of his five children and five grandchildren, he resides in Brookline and Becket, Massachusetts.

ALEX JACK has written several books with Michio and Aveline Kushi including The Cancer-Prevention Diet, Diet for a Strong Heart, Aveline Kushi's Complete Guide to Macrobiotic Cooking for Health, Harmony, and Peace, Macrobiotic Diet, and One Peaceful World. A former editor-in-chief of East West Journal, he travels and teaches in the United States and abroad.

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