Complementary Medicine Holistic Health Terms Defined Macrobiotics
Alternative medicine terms defined. Holistic health theories defined.
MacrobioticsMacrobiotics is a lifestyle involving an awareness that humans are connected to nature, and therefore, what is best for physical bodies are those things from the earth. This includes special ways of selecting, preparing and eating organically grown, whole, and mostly vegetarian foods to maximize the energy derived from their consumption. The diet consists of mostly a variety of grains, beans, vegetables, sea vegetables, Japanese condiments, and a little fish and seafood. The lifestyle stresses the importance of fresh air, breathing, moderate exercise, balance in life, use of natural products in the home and on the skin, and orderliness and organization in all things. The macrobiotic diet may be tailored to each person’s own needs and condition.