Unlike other books about macrobiotics that are complicated with rigid rules, Macrobiotics for All Seasons offers a dietary approach based on listening to the natural rhythms of our bodies and the planet we live on. Combining traditional wisdom, nutritional science, and a vision for healing our environment, author Marlene Watson-Tara explains the health benefits of eating a plant-based diet that changes with the seasons.
Watson-Tara takes readers through the philosophy of the five elements in traditional Chinese medicine and applies this ancient wisdom in specific recipes for each season of the year. Since the seasons are considered to affect particular organs of the body, each chapter also includes home remedies, tonics, and simple medicinal teas to help the affected organs gently strengthen and detoxify.
Featuring 200 unique recipes that vary from quick meals for busy people to elegant dinners for guests, Macrobiotics for All Seasons is a valuable resource for anyone who wishes to bring health, healing, and environmental sensibility back into the kitchen.
1. Not Another Diet Book
2. Healthy Habits
3. The Modern Diet
4. Healthy Food
5. Life Energy
6. Blooming in Spring
7. Fit as a Fiddle for Summer
8. Flourishing in Late Summer
9. Fighting Fit for Autumn
10. Hale and Hearty in Winter
11. Making Change--Quick and Easy
A-Z of Macrobiotic Superfoods
Index of Recipes
About the Author
For over 30 years, Marlene Watson-Tara has been active in all aspects of health and wellness alongside her day job as a highly successful sales agent for the sportswear giant Reebok. Her first book, The No Nonsense Guide to Healthy Living, was the result of her experience working with clients to revitalize their lives. Her macrobiotic cooking students range from complete beginners to accomplished chefs. She leads popular health and macrobiotic retreats throughout Europe, America, and Australia. The author lives in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
"I have known Marlene for some time now, and her passion for health and wellness is matched only by her knowledge. Macrobiotics for all Seasons is a must-read for anyone concerned with maintaining, regaining, or achieving robust health … so that means everyone! The information here is presented simply and clearly and conveyed with Marlene's great compassion, style, and
humor. You will find yourself using this book all the time."
--Christina Pirello, Emmy Award–winning host of Christina Cooks and