SparkPeople Macrobiotics, eating whole foods for health Team Messageboard Macrobiotics: diet that focuses on whole grains, beans and vegetables to helps balance the acidic levels in the body. Which makes us stronger and healthier to prevent or fight health issues. SparkPeople Macrobiotics, eating whole foods for health Team Messageboard My June Goal I need to start out slow with managable goals. So, starting today and for the rest of june I want to make sure I do a body scrub every night before bed. I'll drop in and keep updates Mon, 6 Jun 2011 11:38:50 EST why have you chosen Macrobiotic eating I was very sick and had never heard of this way of cooking. But I had a man that helped me learn through phone calls. It made a big difference in my healthy. I started being able to walk smoother and with out my cane. I also noticed the spasms and shakes go. And was able to start sleeping through the nights, the pain was getting better and I could lay down for the 8 hours. I was up in the night at least once or twice because of pain level was so high. <BR> <BR> It took me several mon... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:53:22 EST Drinks for health Sweet vegetable Drink: Good for cancer, diabetes, hypoglycemia, lung problems, lyme disease, mental disorders, nervous conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, stress, and many other conditions. It helps to relax the body and muscles. It is is especially beneficial for softening the pancreas and helping to stabilize blood sugar levels. A small cup may be taken daily or every other day. especially in the mid to lat afternoon. It will satisfy the desire for a sweet taste and help reduce cravings ... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 18:50:55 EST Lets run our own marathon. A marathon is 26 miles walk or run, and when you achieve it you get bragging rights. So who would love to run a marathon? <em>312</em> <BR> Well my marathon is a little different. My marathon is eating strictly... very strictly for the 26 days. You could have what ever you choose, a few examples are - No sugar for 26 day, miso soup every day, walk every day, or eating strict with me for 26 days straight. You might want to pick something that you want to build into a regular habit, but h... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 21:38:34 EST What are your challenges to eating strict macro? I have a hard time chewing 30 - 50 times a bite when I am busy with day care. Sat, 3 Jul 2010 09:54:39 EST Macro guidelines for a temperate climate This list is just a basic guide line for those of you that are new to macro, but it is not exclusive. Macro does avoid night shades Potato, tomato, eggplant,and peppers. <BR> <BR> Daily use <BR> 40 - 60% Whole grains ( Mostly : Short grain brown rice, millet, barley, whole wheat, oats, buckwheat, and corn. Small amounts of Noodles, pasta, bread and flour products). <BR> <BR> 20 - 30% Vegetables ( Kale, collard greens, broccoli, watercress, cabbage, onion, winter squashes, pumpkins, B... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 16:17:59 EST Lunch or supper recipes. I found this one in Kushi book <BR> Millet and sweet vegetables soup. <BR> 1 c. millet <BR> 1/2 c.winter squash finely chopped <BR> 1/2 c. carrot finely chopped <BR> 1/2 c. Cabbage finely chopped <BR> 1/2 onion, finely chopped <BR> 1 inch piece of wakame <BR> small piece of shiitake mushroom <BR> Combine all ingredients except for seasoning and add three times as much water. Bring to boil, then to simmer. about 30 min ( I set mine up in crock pot and let cook a few hours )then season with... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 16:21:55 EST Breakfast recipes I like to mix 1/2 cup of my left over rice, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 cup of water, a pinch of salt and boil together. Then stir in 1 Tbls of Almond butter. <BR> It gives me good energy to start the day. <em>481</em> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 16:13:51 EST Chat room I have looked at spark people teams for a macro site, but I didn't find one till about a month ago. By time I found it, it was dead. So I have started a new site hoping to find others who also enjoy eating macro. <BR> I am still learning. I had a great guy teach me the basics but now I want to know more. How to make myself even stronger. Just got a new book "the macrobiotic path to total health." it is wonderful. Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:05:14 EST let us get to know you. Hi I am Kathy. I have been eating macro for 10 years strict for health issues. When I started I was very sick. My sister in law called my mom and said you better come quickly if you want to see her again. They thought I only had a short while to live. <BR> The Doctors have never figured out what it is that I have ( that is the hardest part of this battle). But with the diet therapy I have been able to continue to work my day care, and for the most part - people can't see the illness t... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:56:17 EST