Nutrition experts now acknowledge the Macrobiotic Diet as a sound program for total nutritional health. It more than satisfies the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for essential human nutrients. The exciting conclusion supported by nutritional science is that the same foods and beverages that will help you conquer excessive urination and incontinence will also prevent disease and the suffering and expense of illness.

The most important thing you can do to maintain and/or restore vibrant health is to eat whole, organic, and natural foods balanced for your unique needs. The following whole foods form the foundation for the Macrobiotic diet:


  • Delicious whole grains
  • Protein-rich beans and bean products
  • Fresh vegetables (especially root vegetables)
  • Strengthening sea vegetables
  • Flavorful fish
  • Beneficial oils and fats
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Natural sweeteners
  • Healthful beverages

It is essential to use a large variety of whole foods and cooking styles in order to ensure that all key nutrients are supplied. These guidelines are designed to be adopted along with individualized guidance. They are intended to be utilized in conjunction with professional medical and health advice.

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MIT researchers show how estrogen protects women from the gastric inflammation that can lead to cancer.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Several types of cancer, including stomach, liver and colon, are far more common in men than in women. Some scientists have theorized that differences in lifestyle, such as diet and smoking, may account for the discrepancy, but growing evidence suggests that the differences are rooted in basic biological differences between men and women.

Adding to that evidence, a new study from MIT shows that treating male mice with estrogen dramatically lowers their rates of stomach cancer — specifically, cancers caused by chronic infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori.

by Michael Brown

Semi-porous hollow nanospheres could improve the delivery of anti-leukaemia drugs in the body claim scientists in China. 

L-asparaginase is a very effective anti-tumour enzyme used to treat leukaemia. However, its harmful side effects limit its clinical use. Chemical modification of the enzyme results in a large loss of activity and previous drug delivery systems have been unable to prevent leakage into the blood. 

Researchers have found that one particularly aggressive type of blood cancer, mixed lineage leukemia (MLL), has an unusual way to keep the molecular motors running. The cancer cells rely on the normal version of an associated protein to stay alive.

MLL happens when a piece of chromosome 11 breaks off at the normal MLL-associated gene. The broken gene attaches itself to another chromosome, resulting in a fusion protein that eventually causes uncontrolled growth of blood cells.

by Hilary Parker

A team of scientists from Princeton University and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey has embarked on a major new project to unravel the secret lives of cancer cells that go dormant and self-cannibalize to survive periods of stress. The work may help produce new cancer therapies to stem changes that render cancer cells dangerous and resistant to treatment.

"We want to know: What role is this self-cannibalization playing in the middle of a tumor?" said team member Hilary Coller, an assistant professor of molecular biology at Princeton. "To treat cancer, it may be that you want to get rid of this ability in tumor cells, so we're searching for inducers and inhibitors of this process."

A protein acting as a switch to activate the cell death process may prove to be an effective targeted treatment for killing cancer cells.

University of Michigan researchers discovered that the protein called RIP plays a role in mediating both the life and death of squamous cell carcinoma cancer cells, said Yvonne Kapila, associate professor, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the School of Dentistry.

This is key because cancer cells elude the normal cell death process. If that process could be activated artificially by a targeted introduction of RIP into cancer patients, those cells could be destroyed before they circulate out of control in the body, Kapila said.


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2.    Participate in a workshop.
3.    Share in a comprehensive professional macrobiotic consultation.
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