Everything you need to know.



Everything you need to know.

Macrobiotics is a way of life that can be used to create extraordinary health, through using both traditional wisdom and modern knowledge to ascertain the underlying causes of an individual’s current health challenges and make adjustments to their food and lifestyle choices that support health improvement. Not simply a “diet”, macrobiotics recognizes the profound effects food, environment, activities, and attitude all have on our body-mind-emotions.

Whether you want to simply learn how to use our powerful food and lifestyle recommendations to optimize your health and support overcoming health issues, or you want to deepen your understanding of the principles upon which macrobiotics is based, and learn advanced cooking techniques and the skills of macrobiotic visual diagnosis, the Macrobiotic Association provides outstanding macrobiotic resources to suit your personal interests and goals.

MACROBIOTICS, noun, (used with a singular verb).

  1. a way of life that guides one’s choices in nutrition, activity, and lifestyle.
    2. a system of principles and practices of harmony to benefit the body, mind, and planet.
    – macrobiotic, adj., such as macrobiotic philosophy or macrobiotic diet.

Origin: from Ancient Greek: Macro (large or long) and Bios (life or way of living).

Definition agreed upon by the International Macrobiotic Conference 2017 in Berlin, with 45 macrobiotic teachers, along with GOMF, Macrobiotic Association, Chi Energy, SHI, IMP, IME, IMS, and other schools, institutes, and organizations.


Making wise choices about our eating influences our health and how we feel. We can also support society and the environment through Fair Trade, Organic Foods and Local Foods In Season.

We recommend using simple foods that are full of nutrients and energy, such as whole grains, vegetables, and plant-based proteins. These foods are now considered worldwide to be amongst the most healthy, and they also require minimum resources to produce.

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Walking is the best movement we can do every day of our lives. It reduces stress by moving every organ inside us so it can revitalize and be free after being cramped up behind a desk or computer. Moving this way lets vital oxygen into the lungs and blood stream, wakes up the muscles and tendons, stimulates the mind and body and heart. After movement and with more oxygen we can become calmer, quietly inspired, refocused.

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