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.
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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]
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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]
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macrobiotics

the branch of biology that studies longevity. — macrobiosis, n.macrobiotist, n.
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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.
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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
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Translations

macrobiotics

[ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks] Nmacrobiótica f
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macrobiotics

[ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks] nmacrobiotisme m
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macrobiotics

[ˌmækrəʊbaɪˈɒtɪks] nsgmacrobiotica
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At Bio Asia Taiwan Thursday (July 25), I-Mei Biomedicine and I-Mei Macrobiotics presented their concept of making full use of agricultural produce, based on the premise that food and medicine share the same origin.
Michio Kushi and the Seventh Inn, in Boston, which brought macrobiotics to the U.S.
Japanese philosopher George Ohsawa, the founder of macrobiotics, slept no more than four hours a night.
"Instead of medicating with Marlboros and martinis, we might be doing it with metaphysics and macrobiotics," she says.
Several suitably bizarre candidates--a macrobiotics guru, an English lord, an Arab sheik, a department store clerk--are rejected ('not my type').
Such popular nutritional regimens as vegan/vegetarian, raw foods, macrobiotics, and paleo diets can also be extreme and rigidly applied, without consideration of variable needs and differential diagnostic factors.
"In 1994, l began studying macrobiotics and the benefits of food in health and in 1995, l founded the Aloe Vera Centre in Whitley Bay offering the highest grade products and advice to those wishing to look and feel the best they can naturally.
I have been able to incorporate a vegan philosophy into my career and lifestyle and have studied diets from everywhere and am interested in macrobiotics as well ...
* Macrobiotics. This diet consists of whole grain, brown rice, fruits, and vegetables, and restricts intake of white meat or fish to twice a week.
--Phiya Kushi, son of Michio Kushi, founder of Macrobiotics in America
After becoming macrobiotics and switching to a vegetarian diet, Sandy's condition improved dramatically.