Japanese Macrobiotics -Roger Mason
The macrobiotic (from the
Greek meaning overall view of life) diet is the only way to cure cancer and
other “incurable” illnesses naturally. That’s a heck of a claim. George Ohsawa
brought the Japanese macrobiotic diet to America in the early sixties, and we
should be very grateful for that. He did not bring macrobiotics per se to
America, but rather JAPANESE macrobiotics. For over 50 years now people just
passively accepted this obviously Asian-biased way of eating without question.
Finally, yours truly sat down and wrote a book on macrobiotics per se, without
all the Japanese trappings...Macrobiotics for Everyone. When you
Westernize it, add the proven supple-ments, natural hormones, exercise, and
regular fasting you have supercharged macrobiotics!
So, what’s wrong with all that Japanese influence? Plenty. Mostly, it is
boring, dull, uncreative, too limited, and just plain too restrictive for no
good reason at all. If it’s Japanese it has to be the best! Judge everything by
Japanese standard. Well, that’s fine for Japanese people in Japan. Eat-ing is
supposed to be fun for gosh sakes! Asceticism is for suffering monks. All those
rules, rit-uals and limitations are just
not necessary and do not add to the effectiveness.
In Japanese macrobiotics you take no supplements, because this is “unnatural”.
Baloney. This is a ridiculous rejection of intelligent technology. Anyone over
the age of 40 needs about 20 proven supplements. Read Serious Supplement
Program. People who take proven supplements are much, much healthier, and
live longer than someone who doesn’t. Why reject these out of superstition?
People under 40 only need about 8. Read Supplements for Younger People.
There is no fasting either. That really doesn’t make sense, since fasting is
the most powerful heal-ing method known to man. Just fasting one day a week
on water from dinner to dinner will do wonders for your health. That’s
fifty-two fasts every year. Please join our monthly two-day fast every month. See
the articles Fast With Us and Fasting is Powerful.
In Japanese macrobiotics the idea of using natural hormones would make old
George turn over in his grave. Anyone over the age of 40 should test and
balance their basic hormones. Read Balance Your Hormones. You want
youthful levels of DHEA, testosterone,
melatonin, T3, T4, pregnen-olone, progesterone, and insulin to add years to your life, and life to
your years. Women need to look at their three estrogens. Natural hormone
balance will make you much healthier and stronger.
Salt is necessary in our diet, and important in our cooking- when used in
moderation. In Japanese macrobiotics they overdose on salt. All that miso,
tamari, salt pickled vegetables, and gomasio (salt and sesame seeds) is rather
Did you notice how few green and yellow vegetables there are in Japanese
Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Koreans, on the other hand, use lots of fresh
green and yellow vegetables daily. No fresh salads either! “Too yin.”
Traditonal macrobiotics actually wants you to salt the lettuce, and “press” it
for “pressed salad”. How silly. Ruins the lettuce, too!
Did you know that bancha tea is just regular old tea twigs full
of caffeine? Really. Plain old Thea sinensis, like you find in Lipton’s®, and
full of unhealthy caffeine and theine. Expensive kuzu root was supposed to have
magical powers, when it is just a noxious weed that has almost over-taken the
southern United States. Aduki beans were also supposed to have magical powers
just because they were Japanese. Expensive is all they are. There are lots of
great, inexpensive beans in the grocery store, and you can find more in various
Latin and other ethnic markets. Mu tea was also supposed to have magical
powers, but is just another herbal mixture. It’s expensive and most people will be incompatible with some of
the herbs contained in it. Almost no spices or seasonings at all- other than
sesame, tamari, miso, and ginger root. Boring!That gets tired quick folks.
Flavor your food. Wonderful spices like rosemary, oregano, thyme, cilantro,
caraway, cumin, sage, basil, and nutmeg are priceless additions to your
kitchen. Be a healthy gourmet cook, and eat delicious, well flavored food.
It is well know that both
Michio and Aveline Kushi suffered from cancer. It is also well known they
resorted to standard allopathic medical treatments such as surgery, radiation,
and chemother-apy. This is an absolute disgrace. This is an inspiration for
natural health? They failed folks. They failed. At least they could have died
naturally with dignity. Read the article Kushis Died of Can-cer to
hear that story. You have to practice what you preach to inspire people.
The basis of George’s macrobiotic philosophy, however, is unparalleled. For
over 50 years now people have been curing the incurable by simply taking
responsibility for their health, making better food choices, and choosing to
live. Cure the cause and not the symptom. The basic macrobiotic principles he
taught are unique and time proven. Thanks George.
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