When Grain Is A Drain

When Grain Is A Drain

For too long, the government nutrition guidelines have centered around cereal grains as the mainstay of the American diet, and as a result we’re sick, fat, tired and depressed. Wheat, which was once the center of everything from our economy to our religious practices, is not the darling it used Continue reading

The Current Coconut Oil Controversy

The Current Coconut Oil Controversy

The American Heart Association is in the news, causing controversy over coconut oil in their recently released study on dietary fats and heart disease. The media backlash has been so big it’s been dubbed “Coconut Gate.” For more than 10 years, coconut oil has been heralded as a superfood and Continue reading

James Talks: Surviving Cancer, Part 5

James Talks: Surviving Cancer, Part 5

Read the Introduction, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4 of Surviving Cancer Getting Inspired When I left the Kushi Institute, I knew it was time for growth beyond the macrobiotic lifestyle and the supportive community there, but I didn’t have a clear direction. Ann Louise Gittleman inspired me, and what she Continue reading

Can’t Lose Weight? The Stress Factor

Can’t Lose Weight? The Stress Factor

The warm weather is here, and with it comes the latest styles of swimsuits, crop tops, and shorts. Are you ready to bare your midriff? Or, are you frustrated because no matter how much you exercise and try to eat right, that muffin top is still there? The answer to Continue reading