Simon G. Brown has been practicing a macrobiotic lifestyle for nearly 25 years. In the mid-1980s, Brown studied under Mishio Kushi in Philadelphia and assisted him with consultations. He also regularly helped cook macrobiotic meals for the 90 or so people who would go to the center to eat. In 1986, Brown returned to London to run the Community Health Foundation Europe's largest natural health center at the time. Brown later started his own counseling practice and began teaching macrobiotic courses. Brown is also a highly regarded practitioner of feng shui and shiatsu, and a best-selling author on these subjects. Michio Kushi is recognized as the world authority on macrobiotics. He became a proponent of macrobiotics after meeting its founder, George Ohsawa, in Japan in 1945. In the early 1960s Kushi and his wife Aveline founded Erewhon, the first natural food company in the US. In 1971 Kushi and his students founded the East West Journal and later the East West Foundation, for macrobiotic teaching and research. In 1978, Michio and Aveline founded the Kushi Institute, an educational organization with centers throughout America and Europe. Kushi's seminars and lectures have attracte
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--Melanie Waxman, macrobiotics teacher and author of Eat Me Now!
"This comprehensive guide to natural living is perfection. Simon
Brown gives readers a great place to begin their transformation,
with understanding and clear, gentle examination of the theories
that are the foundation of macrobiotics. He has left the dogma
behind and placed his focus on the beautiful wisdom that makes
macrobiotics one of the most powerful life journeys you can
imagine. This book is for anyone and everyone with an interest in
creating their best life."
--Christina Pirello, Emmy Award-winning host of Christina Cooks, bestselling cookbook author, and macrobiotics teacher "In Macrobiotics for Life, Simon Brown speaks with a gentle, personable voice and offers readers practical wellness strategies that inspire and educate. He also includes delicious, easy-to-follow recipes by Dragana Brown and takes a much-needed body, mind, and spirit approach."
--Verne Varona, author of Macrobiotics for Dummies "In Macrobiotics for Life, Simon Brown provides a non-dogmatic, holistic view of healing. From beginning to end, his conversational style allows readers to view him as a fellow traveler down life's road--a trusted friend providing gentle guidance. The sections on emotional healing provide a significant addition to macrobiotic literature and fill a long-standing void. The depth of understanding and the numerous analogies, examples, practical exercises, and useful summaries at the end of each chapter make this book a must-have for anyone interested in health and well-being."
--Carl Ferr , president of the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation and author of Pocket Guide to Macrobiotics and Acid and Alkaline Companion "Living a healthy life is quickly becoming a revolutionary act. Simon Brown's book brings practical insight and broad vision to the transformative study and practice of macrobiotics."
--Bill Tara, macrobiotics teacher and counselor "Simon Brown brings macrobiotics into the twenty-first century. By emphasizing the mental, emotional, and spiritual areas of our life, he shows how these intersect for each of us, especially in our way of eating. By inviting you to reflect on these issues, he helps lead you to a profound level of self-discovery. He gently educates you on the key concepts of macrobiotic principles so that you will find them easy to embrace. There is no dogma of good versus bad; instead, Simon provides the tools to understand balance through your experience. This book excels by opening the door wide for lifestyle changes that will influence you, your family--especially children--and your relationships in new, exciting, and healthy ways."
--Michael Rossoff, LAc, macrobiotics teacher, counselor, and founder of Macromuse "At last--a book that in a very clear and direct, simple and sincere way leads you into the depths of the macrobiotic way of life. This is 'the best of' the most precious insights and experience gained from a lifetime of macrobiotic philosophy and practice. Simon Brown has shown us the wholeness of a macrobiotic approach to life, the indisputable bond that exists between emotions, attitude, eating habits, breathing, exercising, and healing on all levels of our lives. He fills the void in literature on macrobiotics and provides an excellent compass for anyone who wants to take a healthier and happier road to a great life."
--Jadranka Boban Pejic, macrobiotics teacher and award-winning cookbook author "Simon Brown has created a broad and highly accessible platform by eliminating much of the conceptual dogma and rigidity that has plagued macrobiotics for so many years. He has opened a new front by examining the role that our emotional life plays in terms of overall health. To his credit, he is also unafraid to venture outside the artificial constraints of macrobiotics by citing other bodies of work that can complement one's practice. This book is equally useful for those wanting to launch their own macrobiotic practice and more seasoned practitioners."
--Greg Johnson, macrobiotics teacher and director of the Concord Institute, London "[Macrobiotics For Life] is well researched...highly recommended for health buffs, as well as medical providers.
--Basil & Spice "[Macrobiotics for Life is] a gentle, inspiring read."
--WholeFood Kitchen "Whether you're a longtime practitioner of macrobiotics, or like me, you always wondered what it was all about, you'll find Macrobiotics for Life to be an informative and thorough book that will lead you to some serious introspection on your diet, your mind, and even your soul."
--dkMommySpot "Macrobiotics For Life is a comprehensive resource which helps readers learn about applying macrobiotic principles to benefit the body, mind and soul... Practical strategies to boost health and well-being are offered throughout, with striking illustrations to show a wide range of macrobiotic foods... Macrobiotics For Life will certainly appeal to both complete novices to the macrobiotic approach and those already following a macrobiotic diet."
--Kate Le Page, Suite101.com