Ingredients must of course be of the best quality: we do not use canned food, pre-packed food or frozen food, we only buy fresh food that we can prepare ourselves, and if possible organic or at least pesticide free.Read more
"You are only as old as your spine is flexible" (Bob Harper: the trainer who is world famous from the reality show "The Biggest Loser")
The health of the spine is in relation with the health of your organs, and of course exercise.
Every one should be able to bend over and to touch the ground with the palms of his/hers hands.Read more
As I am a miso-holic, I am always excited to present a new book about this healing food.The Miso Book is a comprehensive guide to this most delicious and healthy food.
Part One begins with a chapter on miso basics—the different types, uses, and various manufacturing methods.Read more
When you cook macrobiotic, your knife is your best friend:
I have a Nakiri bocho (knife for cutting greens), Tokyo style and is sharpened from both sides.
The tang is made from wood, the edge from iron, which makes it easier to sharpen, and the spine is from stainless steel. It costs about 40 USD.
The stainless steel knife with the plastic tang on top of the picture costs about 1 USD.Read more
Recently, there has been much research into the health benefits conferred by the essential oils found in basil. Scientific studies have established that compounds in basil oil have potent antioxidant, anti-cancer, antiviral, and anti-microbial properties. Basil also has been shown to decrease the occurrence of platelet aggregation and experimental thrombus in mice.
It is traditionally used for supplementary treatment of stress, asthma and diabetes in India. In Siddha medicine, it is used for treating pimples on the face, but noted that intake of the seeds in large quantities is harmful for the brain.
Mustard greens (Brassica juncea) are high in Vitamin A and Vitamin K.
You can stirr fry them, or cook with onion, and also pickled mustard greens are delicious.
This plant is also used to remove heavy metals from the soil in hazardous waste sites because it has a higher tolerance for these substances and stores the heavy metals in its cells. The plant is then harvested and disposed of properly.
There are solutions to our problem, on individual level, on governemental level and on the level of trade.
First we have to go as green as possible, we have to reduce procreation and we have to rethink our business processes.
I, for example, buy only local goods, avoid buying goods from multinationals and a few years ago I had a vasectomy.
1) Big Bang, about 14 billion years ago.
2) About 4.5 billion years ago, Earth , our planet was formed.
3) 3 billion years ago, first life was formed (bacteria).
4) 610 million years ago, first multicellular organismes appeared.
5) 300 million years ago, we see the first amphibians.
6) 200 million years ago, the first mammals.
7) 100 million years ago, the first birds, Read more
We wanted to kindly remind you that you can still benefit from the wonderful opportunity to join us for the 11th International European Macrobiotic Summer Conference from August 1 – 13 2010.Read more
Not only are sesame seeds a very good source of manganese and copper, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin.Read more
This tofu-based quiche is much healthier than the egg and cream original, and it tastes amazing.
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 package silken tofu
2 table spoons white miso Read more