in turn had refined what he learned (beginning at age 10 when he
was very seriously ill) from Sagen Izuku (sp?). It is said that
he was so famous there that the post office delivered letters to
him with the one line address "to Mr. Anti-Doctor." So
macrobiotics was actually developed as a practice by a man who
was born in 19th century Japan.
Michio Kushi and the others would agree that macrobiotics is a
practice designed to help humans get back in touch with their natural
instincts so that they follow those and live healthy and happy
lives as a result -- and that those instincts were given to us
when we were created rather than invented by a human.
itself could be defined as a system of balance aimed at promoting
health and happiness, based largely on yin and yang, and most
widely known for its application to food. Macrobiotics emphasizes
natural, whole, locally grown plant foods.
Although the Macrobiotic diet (or better said "Macrobiotic lifestyle") would be largely vegetarian, it also sometimes contains fish.