MACROBIOTIC DEFINITION 9/11/17


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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, SHI, Macrobiotic Association, IMP,
IME, Chi Energy, IMS and other schools, institutes and organizations.


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Macrobiotics is a way of life that guides one's choices in nutrition, activity,
and lifestyle. A system of principles and practices of harmony to benefit
the body, mind, and planet. 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, SHI, Macrobiotic Associa$on, IMP,
IME, Chi Energy, IMS and other schools, institutes and organizations.

In simpler language, I describe macrobiotics as a long, great, wonderful life...and what ever it takes to get there. In today's world, that includes a healthy diet , principally plant based with grains as the main food, supplemented by beans and vegetables (both land and sea vegetables). Small amounts of seeds, nuts, fruits and pickled foods are included, as well as fermented foods such as miso, shoyu, tempeh and bread. For  a fully developed, great life, all aspects of human potential can be infinitely developed, including, politics, the arts, emotional intelligence, ones mind, deep family relationships, spiritual potential, etc. This is facilitated by understanding the order of the universe and applying it's  universal principles, like yin and yang, attraction and repulsion and spiralic movement to everyday life.

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