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The Book of Macrobiotics: The Universal Way of Health, Happiness and Peace [Paperback]

Michio Kushi
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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Japan Publications; Revised edition edition (July 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870406671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870406676
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 14 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 697,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An introduction to the principles of health and happiness through a diet, philosophy, and lifestyle based on the order of the universe.

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The Order of the Infinite Universe-the eternal principles of change-are nothing but the different names of the living God or the moving infinite creation. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Macro Bible 5 Aug 2011
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I got this a few months ago when I thought a return to a 'sensible' life style would benefit my lack of fitness. And did it? Undoubtedly. It is a very interesting, well documented read for a number of reasons - not least the balanced intake of nutrients. I became so fit that I was able to return to my sinful ways, alcohol, tobacco, coffee, spicy and sugary foods, late nights, without too much in the way of distressing consequences... until now. As I gaze in dismay at the saggy, panda-eyed face in the mirror and at the straining dial on the scales I think it is time to read it again. Excellent book even if you don't want to espouse macro as a culture.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Confusing and Difficult to Read 1 Feb 2002
By frumiousb - Published on Amazon.com
Warning: This book simply may have not been for me, so take the star rating with a grain of salt.
I wanted to like this book, having heard a great many good things about the Macrobiotic diet. And I understand that to understand the dietary and health theories behind Macrobiotics, it's important to understand the philosophical basis. However, the way this book is structured, I found it quite frustrating to read, and I honestly failed to follow many of the connections that it was trying to make between the philosophical systems and eating issues.
I'm not giving up on the subject matter completely, but I suspect that this was not the place to begin. Great appendixes, on the other hand, and almost worth it just for them.
22 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars READ! 20 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
From food and nutrition to lifestyle and spirituality, this book covers EVERY aspect of macrobiotics. This is an important book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 30 Nov 2010
By S. Perkins - Published on Amazon.com
Excellent read. Shows how you can eat whole food and maintain a healthy life. Delivered in excellent condition.
10 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Book of Macrobiotics 26 July 2000
By Susana L. Velazquez - Published on Amazon.com
A profound an logical study of Man and the Universe evolving as a whole. An extensive study which encompasses evolution of Man and the Universe, based on Eastern and Western knowledge. A guide to reestablish physical, psychological and spiritual quality of life as the fundamental means to achieving world peace. This is a book to raise consciousness and awareness to continue human biological and spiritual evolution within a frame of a conscientious life style of continued transformation and awareness, enjoying the endless process of change and self-transformation, bringing health and happiness into our lives.
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1.0 out of 5 stars health, happiness, peace... and nothing else? 5 Feb 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
People should always be careful of self-proclaimed gurus who have universal remedies...
I was a macrobiotic myself and gave up because I couldn't stand so many irrational restrictions and religious proclaims.
80% of macrobiotics is just vegetarian commom sense and has been around for millenia... but the remaining 20% is a dangerous mix of the Japanese likes and dislikes in food, with more than a pinch of new age mumbo jumbo.
Look for a good vegetarian book for food and search in philosophy or religion if you want answers on the meaning of life.
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