What is Macrobiotics?

Macrobiotics, noun, (used with a singular verb)

1. a way of life that guides one's choices in nutrition, activity, and lifestyle.

2. a system of principles and practices of harmony to benefit the body, mind, and planet.

– macrobiotic, adj., such as macrobiotic philosophy or macrobiotic diet.

Origin: from Ancient Greek: Macro (large or long) and Bios (life or way of living).

  • Definition agreed upon by the International Macrobiotic Conference 2017 in Berlin, with 45 macrobiotic teachers, along with GOMF, SHI, Macrobiotic Association, IMP, IME, Chi Energy, IMS, and other schools, institutes, and organizations.

Getting Started with Macrobiotics

Essential Guide to MacrobioticsHere are some ideas for beginning a macrobiotic practice:

Read online articles about Macrobiotics.


Individual Coaching from Noted Author

Julia FerréJulia Ferré offers individual macrobiotic cooking coaching sessions via phone or Skype.

          • Obtain help from the author of Basic Macrobiotic Cooking and Food and Intuition 101
          • Sessions tailored to your needs

Contact Julia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an appointment.

Purchase Quality Macrobiotic Books

Food and Intuition 101We help the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation publish macrobiotic textbooks for our online classes. Our best sellers include:

          • Acid Alkaline Companion and Essential Guide to Macrobiotics by Carl Ferré
          • Basic Macrobiotic Cooking and Food and Intuition 101 by Julia Ferré
          • Essential Ohsawa and Zen Macrobiotics by George Ohsawa

These may be purchased here or from the Ohsawa Macrobiotics site.