Macrobiotics has enabled me to take good care of my own and my family’s health over the last 36 years, and I have seen thousands of students and clients take their health into their own hands to experience remarkable improvements in health, including healing long-standing illnesses. For me it has worked well, I am seldom ill, I have not had flu for 36 years, during which time I have made two visits to a doctor, the last to confirm that the pain in my side from being punched by my martial arts instructor was from cracked ribs!
This is all in stark contrast to what is happening in modern society, where there is little knowledge of how we can keep ourselves well, and so we have a system of waiting until people become ill, and then attempting to fix the problem. This approach not only creates far more pain and suffering, it is also very expensive on a social level.
Those of you living in the UK will be familiar with hearing about the crisis in the NHS – the latest being the Red Cross reporting a ‘humanitarian crisis’ in hospitals, and politicians arguing about who is going to give the most money to rescue an ailing health service.
The whole debate is missing the main point! The real issue is not a lack of money, but that the ‘wait until people become ill and then spend money on treating the illnesses’ approach to health has become prohibitively expensive. Long-term, we need a change in approach to investing in health and keeping people well, and then the costs of treating illness could be reduced rather than increased. (For myself, I have used NHS services for around 20 minutes in 36 years – using my macrobiotic knowledge I have created little drain on its resources!)
Here at the International Macrobiotic School we work hard to fulfil the macrobiotic dream of creating health and happiness for all. Macrobiotics was started by George and Lima Ohsawa in the first half of the twentieth century, as a way of using the Far Eastern approach to making a healthy and fulfilling life available to everyone. It uses yin and yang to understand how nature and ourselves work, has some neat methods of assessing our own health by looking at the face, hands, hair and other outward signs, and a thorough knowledge of how to change our internal condition with specific changes in diet, exercise, and life style changes.
If you are looking for ways of getting healthier, healing present health problems, or getting in touch with the deeper purpose of your life, we would love to see you on one of our short courses. If you would like to go on a journey of discovery into your own health and would love to guide others on their path to greater health and happiness, then please consider our three year training programme. In the meantime, please enjoy my blog here.
Wishing good health and happiness to you all,