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Macrobiotics for Life
A Practical Guide to Healing for Body, Mind, and Heart
Written by Simon Brown, Contribution by Dragana Brown
Description:Macrobiotics for Life presents a complete, holistic approach to health that can be applied to the body, mind, and soul. Combining the concept of a healthy, natural-foods lifestyle with a philosophy of self-love, macrobiotic expert Simon Brown explains how food, exercise, and bodywork can create greater physical health. Written in an accessible, easy-to-understand style, the book takes readers through simple steps beginning with thought, exercise, and diet, and shows how to bring macrobiotic practice into everyday life. Topics include healing the mind (letting go of assumptions and judgments), healing the heart (listening to one’s emotions), and healing the body (caring for one’s skin, energizing one’s organs, and creating a healthy digestive system).Brown offers extensive information about macrobiotic foods—tips for eating out, saving time in the kitchen, dealing with food cravings—and a variety of menu plans to help readers get started, including a time-saver weekly menu. A full range of nearly 100 recipes provides the essential resources for experiencing macrobiotics, and sixteen striking color photographs illustrate meals that are both delicious and nutritious to help readers see the variety of options that are available.
Author Biography:A macrobiotic practitioner for nearly thirty years, Simon Brown is the chairperson of the Macrobiotic Association of Great Britain. He also runs a thriving macrobiotic clinic. The author of several bestsellers including Practicing Feng Shui and Feng Shui in a Weekend (more than 50,000 copies combined sales), as well as the popular Modern-Day Macrobiotics, he lives in London.
Reviews/Endorsements:“Wow! What a fantastic book. It’s inspiring, thought provoking, and practical. Simon Brown takes macrobiotic living to a new realm.”
—Melanie Waxman, macrobiotics teacher and author of Eat Me Now!
“This comprehensive guide to natural living is perfection. Simon Brown gives readers a great place to begin their transformation, with understanding and clear, gentle examination of the theories that are the foundation of macrobiotics. He has left the dogma behind and placed his focus on the beautiful wisdom that makes macrobiotics one of the most powerful life journeys you can imagine. This book is for anyone and everyone with an interest in creating their best life.”
—Christina Pirello, Emmy Award-winning host of Christina Cooks, bestselling cookbook author, and macrobiotics teacher
“In Macrobiotics for Life, Simon Brown speaks with a gentle, personable voice and offers readers practical wellness strategies that inspire and educate. He also includes delicious, easy-to-follow recipes by Dragana Brown and takes a much-needed body, mind, and spirit approach.”
—Verne Varona, author of Macrobiotics for Dummies
"In Macrobiotics for Life, Simon Brown provides a non-dogmatic, holistic view of healing. From beginning to end, his conversational style allows readers to view him as a fellow traveler down life’s road—a trusted friend providing gentle guidance. The sections on emotional healing provide a significant addition to macrobiotic literature and fill a long-standing void. The depth of understanding and the numerous analogies, examples, practical exercises, and useful summaries at the end of each chapter make this book a must-have for anyone interested in health and well-being.”
—Carl Ferré, president of the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation and author of Pocket Guide to Macrobiotics and Acid and Alkaline Companion
“Living a healthy life is quickly becoming a revolutionary act. Simon Brown’s book brings practical insight and broad vision to the transformative study and practice of macrobiotics.”
—Bill Tara, macrobiotics teacher and counselor
“Simon Brown brings macrobiotics into the twenty-first century. By emphasizing the mental, emotional, and spiritual areas of our life, he shows how these intersect for each of us, especially in our way of eating. By inviting you to reflect on these issues, he helps lead you to a profound level of self-discovery. He gently educates you on the key concepts of macrobiotic principles so that you will find them easy to embrace. There is no dogma of good versus bad; instead, Simon provides the tools to understand balance through your experience. This book excels by opening the door wide for lifestyle changes that will influence you, your family—especially children—and your relationships in new, exciting, and healthy ways."
—Michael Rossoff, LAc, macrobiotics teacher, counselor, and founder of Macromuse
“At last—a book that in a very clear and direct, simple and sincere way leads you into the depths of the macrobiotic way of life. This is ‘the best of’ the most precious insights and experience gained from a lifetime of macrobiotic philosophy and practice. Simon Brown has shown us the wholeness of a macrobiotic approach to life, the indisputable bond that exists between emotions, attitude, eating habits, breathing, exercising, and healing on all levels of our lives. He fills the void in literature on macrobiotics and provides an excellent compass for anyone who wants to take a healthier and happier road to a great life.”
—Jadranka Boban Pejic, macrobiotics teacher and award-winning cookbook author
“Simon Brown has created a broad and highly accessible platform by eliminating much of the conceptual dogma and rigidity that has plagued macrobiotics for so many years. He has opened a new front by examining the role that our emotional life plays in terms of overall health. To his credit, he is also unafraid to venture outside the artificial constraints of macrobiotics by citing other bodies of work that can complement one’s practice. This book is equally useful for those wanting to launch their own macrobiotic practice and more seasoned practitioners.”
—Greg Johnson, macrobiotics teacher and director of the Concord Institute, London
“[Macrobiotics For Life] is well researched…highly recommended for health buffs, as well as medical providers.
—Basil & Spice
“[Macrobiotics for Life is] a gentle, inspiring read.”
“Whether you’re a longtime practitioner of macrobiotics, or like me, you always wondered what it was all about, you’ll find Macrobiotics for Life to be an informative and thorough book that will lead you to some serious introspection on your diet, your mind, and even your soul.”
“Macrobiotics For Life is a comprehensive resource which helps readers learn about applying macrobiotic principles to benefit the body, mind and soul… Practical strategies to boost health and well-being are offered throughout, with striking illustrations to show a wide range of macrobiotic foods… Macrobiotics For Life will certainly appeal to both complete novices to the macrobiotic approach and those already following a macrobiotic diet.”
—Kate Le Page, Suite101.com