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hey! are there any macrobiotic mamas out there? i am a chronically sick mama using macrobiotics as my healing tool. for those of you not familiar, macrobiotics is based on the concepts of yin and yang, everything in the universe is made up of opposite yet complimentary forces(ex. light and dark, up and down, in and out etc.). andways it is a way of life that is all about balance. there are many amazing cases of people having horrible "uncurable" diseases, and yet using macrobiotics have been cured. there are no gimmicks, no supplements, only good whole foods. problem is i dont have a whole lot of support which is very necessary to the healing process. so... if anyone wants to e-mail me for support(yours or mine) this would be a great help to me.
 

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I have never heard of macrobiotics. It sounds interesting. What types of chronic conditions can it cure?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope your journey is going well hazeldust. I have hypoglycemia.........do you think this can help me?
 

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i definitely think you should look into this. i was diagnosed with thyroid cancer three years ago. i had surgery to remove the "nodule" and it was large enough that they removed my whole thyroid. i refused to have the radiation therapy because i was nursing and also because i was not convinced that radiation would be good for me in the long run. i am glad that was my instinct because now i have done so much reading about nutrition that i truly believe that diet is the way to health or disease, depending on what the diet is. and it makes sense, think about it, maybe you cant make a huge impact on the amount of carbon monoxide in the air where you live, but you can totally eat foods that heal and avoid foods that harm. the other thing about macrobiotics is it is not just about diet. you should check out the macrobiotic way by michio kushi. it is easy to read and gives beginner recipes. they give way of life suggestions like, an exercise routine, scrubbing your body with a warm washcloth to improve circulation, walking regularly, meditationand other things that improve your quality of life. now i just need to give up sugar! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> it mAkes so much sense and yet it is so hard to be so different from everyone else. especially when it comes to eating. i mean i think it would take alot of diplomacy to not let eating this way separate you from people. i dont know i feel like i am getting there slowly but surely. if you have anymore questions let me know i know alot about this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I, too, am thinking of transitioning into a macrobiotic lifestyle...but have no support or guidance in it.<br><br>
I don't have any grave diseases, but my mother is a breast cancer survivor and there is a ton of cancer in my family, as well as amongst my friends. My dad is a type II diabetic. I suffer from food intolerances and allergies to dairy, eggs, and lots of additives (like sulfites and nitrites), and I have to avoid nuts of all types while breastfeeding because my oldest daughter has a severe peanut/tree nut allergy. I'm currently breastfeeding her (age 2) and my son, who is 3 months old.<br><br>
I've been trying to make one meal a day marco -- but I really can't stand the sea vegetables. Any ideas? Resources?<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
--Diana
 

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i have read that people who have used dairy products alot have a more difficult time of getting used to the sea vegetables.oddly enough, even though i have eaten alot of cheese in the past, as well as dairy filled sweets, i love the sea veggies. the first time i tried them was at a macrobiotic cooking class i went to in cleveland ohio. my instructor, francios, made hiziki and carrots. have you tried to cook them? i have a really good recipe at home that i will get to you. it may take a little time as i am not able to use a computer too often. the recipe i have is for hiziki with tempeh, and i think the key is in the tamari as seasoning. dont give up! they really are worth it!
 

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My dh is a trained macrobiotic cook- he is not a full-blown macro-consuelor but he knows his stuff- we do not eat a total macro diet but I want to try to eat itmore- we have gotten lazy with child #3 coming into our life- the best reason to get back into it though-<br>
We too have friends who have reversed cancerous tumors with this lifestyle-<br><br><br>
Some books in our library-<br>
The Macrobiotic Way- Kushi<br>
The Book of Macrobiotics- Kushi<br>
The Self-Healing Cookbook- Kristina Turner (my personal favorite)<br><br>
For sea-veggies- try (even small kids ususally eat this)-<br>
arame sauteed with carrots- cooked down soft with apple juice<br>
arame is a very mild tasting sea veggie that my picky 5 yo thinks is a black noodle
 
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