ecology and food
body and Nature are not separate
What we do to the environment greatly affects us. Food and breathing are our direct connection to Nature. Through daily meals, regular rising and sleeping times and daily exercise, we realign with the seasonal cycles of Nature everyday.
Consistent meal times and eating together promote health. A macrobiotic diet is based on combining healthy traditional food, including fresh vegetables, whole grains or their products, beans, fruit, nuts, seeds, pickles, fermented foods, herbs, seasonings, sea vegetables and teas. Each person is unique and discovers the best food for health based on macrobiotic principles. Many thrive being vegan and some choose to include a litlle animal food. Macrobiotics is an open, flexible and adaptable approach to eating that include a wide variety of foods for social events and special occasions.
principles for food selection
Prioritise food that has grown and adapted to your climatic region over many centuries or at least comes from a similar climatic zone. Prefer local and seasonal perishable foods from as close to home as possible and organic/natural foods with as little chemical additives as possible.
Use natural preparation, cooking techniques and preservation methods to enhance taste and quality of ingredients and to make nutrients more available. Cooking is a skill that can bring greater sensory and emotional satisfaction to a meal.