The best beginning book, I think, is "Macrobiotics for Dummies". A fabulous overview.
For me the living guru of macrobiotics is Denny Waxman.
His book “The Great Life Diet” is the bible although he has a new book out.
He’s a little strict. Some are not nearly so strict.
He has a fabulous website and blog. www.dennywaxman.com
Warren Kramer teaches frequently in Austin at the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts
He is a follower of Denny Waxman.
He scribed for Michio Kushi for 13 years.
Excellent teacher and counselor.
The Self-Healing Cookbook: Whole Foods to Balance Body, Mind & Moods Paperback –
by Kristina Turner –many people’s favorite cookbook. Lots of practical advice for learning about one’s health
The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics: A Philosophy for Achieving a Radiant Mind and Fabulous Body
by Jessica Porter
good modern one
Aveline Kushi's Complete Guide to Macrobiotic Cooking: For Health, Harmony, and Peace
by Aveline Kushi , Alex Jack
comprehensive, a bit old fashioned but full of wisdom stories from her japanese village which are real pearls
Mayumi's Kitchen: Macrobiotic Cooking for Body and Soul
by Mayumi Nishimura and Madonna
real modern and adapted for modern western tastes
Macrobiotic Home Remedies: Your Guide to Traditional Healing Techniques
by Michio Kushi and Marc Van Cauwenberghe MD
great home remedies
The Complete Macrobiotic Diet
by Denny Waxman
bound to be good
Casa De Luz Cookbook
Macrobiotic health care is based on the founder, George Ohsawa’s idea that humans need to take care of the basics of life. This includes eating, sleeping, activity, thinking, rest and being social. Macrobiotic health focusses on;
- Good sleep
- Meditation and mindfulness
- Positive thinking
Philosophy is the driving force behind macrobiotics. It provides meaning for how to live, inspiration to change perspective and habits, and impetus to do certain things and to avoid other things. It may seem—at first glance—that macrobiotics is only about diet, yet macrobiotics is more than food just as yoga is more than exercise. Yoga and macrobiotics are similar; both are disciplines that help people, both require regular practice, and both stem from a philosophy—a way of looking at life. Yoga has its roots in the wisdom of India; Macrobiotics has its roots in Far Eastern philosophy.
Macrobiotics receives its inspiration from George Ohsawa—a Japanese man born in 1893. Ohsawa had a difficult childhood; he witnessed his mother and brother dying from tuberculosis and contacted the disease himself as a teenager. He searched for a cure, found it, healed himself, and began a career to impart the lessons he learned. Ohsawa lived at a crucial time in history when ideas and practices from the Far East were first spreading to Europe. He traveled extensively, wrote prolifically, and taught and encouraged people globally. His range of subject matter included speaking out against World War II, teaching people about yin and yang, and offering advice for daily living. Some consider him a political activist; others a fatherly role model; others an instigator of change. Ohsawa’s life encompassed many aspects and all of his books contain gems of wisdom.