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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Japanese philosopher George Ohsawa, the founder of macrobiotics, slept no more than four hours a night.
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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.