macrobiotics


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mac·ro·bi·ot·ics

 (măk′rō-bī-ŏt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
A theory or practice of promoting well-being and longevity, principally by means of a diet consisting of unprocessed foods such as whole grains, vegetables, and beans.

mac′ro·bi·ot′ic adj.

macrobiotics

(ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks)
n
(Cookery) (functioning as singular) a dietary system in which foods are classified according to the principles of Yin and Yang. It advocates diets of whole grains and vegetables grown without chemical additives
[C20: from macro- + Greek biotos life + -ics]

mac•ro•bi•ot•ics

(ˌmæk roʊ baɪˈɒt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a program emphasizing harmony with nature, esp. through vegetarianism.
[1960–65]

macrobiotics

the branch of biology that studies longevity. — macrobiosis, n.macrobiotist, n.
See also: Biology

macrobiotics

A dietary system first devised by a Japanese doctor, Sagen Ishizuka, in which a diet of grains, brown rice, and vegetables is used for healing and illness prevention.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macrobiotics - the theory of promoting health and longevity by means of diet (especially whole beans and grains)macrobiotics - the theory of promoting health and longevity by means of diet (especially whole beans and grains)
dietetics - the scientific study of food preparation and intake
Translations

macrobiotics

[ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks] Nmacrobiótica f

macrobiotics

[ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks] nmacrobiotisme m

macrobiotics

[ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks] nsgmacrobiotica
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The Japanese approach to food, Shoku-Iku, which means 'food education', was pioneered alongside macrobiotics in the late 1800s by military doctor Sagen Ishizuka, who believed the secret to health and healing was to strengthen the body from the inside.
I met some interesting hippies in Dalmuir and rummaged through their book collection on macrobiotics, early environmental writings and the like and moved to the west end.
Among other prizes and raffle items to be given away at the festival, the Natural Epicurean is donating a culinary training session in one of its five modalities: Ayurveda, Macrobiotics, Raw & Living Foods, Classical Vegetarian or Vegan Cooking, valued at $4,900.
She and her husband were impressed with aspects of Macrobiotics and integrated items from that program with the Gerson Therapy.
We'd had it up to here with the Iron Man 3 star banging on about her macrobiotic lifestyle (we thought macrobiotics were something you took to clear up an infection), her toned body and her preaching about good parenting - easy to do when you're a millionaire with a rock star husband, a nanny and perfect children (Apple eight, Moses, seven) who have never been within sniffing distance of a chicken nugget.
This way of eating is based on the Eastern philosophy of macrobiotics (macro = great, biotic = life).
Now his drug use is confined to nicotine and macrobiotics, he is happily married, expecting a baby and his life has totally turned around.
Given these opposing views, a closer look at macrobiotics is warranted.
Dealing with her own health issues and frustrated with conventional medicine, she embarked on a long course of study into many different healing concepts, including ancient Chinese medicine, macrobiotics, raw foods, and mega-supplement therapy.
This lineage describes a system of healing and attaining power from "kaya kalpa herbs" (literally "kaya=body kalpa=immortal") in a poem that mixes alchemical, botanical macrobiotics, and magic together: