Our Wellness & Healing (Nourish) program is intended to help your body maximize and maintain its potential for vibrant health.
You start with a macrobiotic staple of miso soup and brown rice for breakfast and then follow with macrobiotically-balanced, whole-foods, plant-based meals for lunch and dinner.*
I just finished a lunch of the Smoked Tofu Salad - delicious! So far so good with the cucumber. I'll let you know if that changes. It seems that your food has a magical effect on my digestion: to this point, I haven't gotten sick from anything.*
We are happy to report that Richie received the results of his yearly physical. His blood was taken right after he completed four weeks of the macro-mediterranean diet. His previous blood was taken on October 21, 2008. Below are both results; his previous results are listed first, followed by the latest results after completing one month on the program:
Cholesterol - before: 205, after: 137
Triglycerides - before: 152, after: 105
LDL - before: 124, after: 72
HDL - before: 51, after: 44
Cholesterol/HDL Ratio - before: 4.0, after: 3.1
Richie also lost 12 pounds (without exercise because he hurt his foot) and his blood pressure went from 138/84 to 122/78. Pretty remarkable for one month! He is now a believer!!*
Before I consulted with Macro-Mediterranean, I was completely ignorant about a macrobiotic lifestyle. Now I understand the importance of incorporating whole grains into my diet and the significance of avoiding processed foods.
When I shop, I purchase seasonal, locally grown produce. Although my husband and I still eat conventional foods (some fish, lean meat and poultry), overall we are eating a much healthier diet. My husband, who is predisposed to abnormally high cholesterol levels, has reduced his cholesterol level during the last few months.*
After personally experiencing three months of rapid weight loss and failed diagnoses, my primary care physician suggested I try eating a macrobiotic diet. A daily journal of my eating habits and poor health events suggested my body was reacting as though everything I ate was an allergen. Biopsies eventually confirmed the widespread inflammation.
My physician put me in touch with Jeremy and Maria who helped me tremendously. Their insight into what changes in one’s lifestyle must take place, their availability and their patience and nurturing along the way, week after week, made the transition actually do able for me.
They supported me with readings, recipes, anecdotes and respect. The changes in my eating are still taking place as I come to accept that I must be fastidious in my dietary choices in order to maintain my health. I was unable to work for 3 months. I am now back at work and approaching the level of stamina I had previous to my body’s attack on me.*
The Many Benefits of Miso
Miso & Brown Rice Breakfasts
Eating miso soup for breakfast helps wake up the digestive system after hours of rest, and the addition of soft, whole-grain brown rice stabilizes blood sugars, and provides lasting, integral energy throughout the morning.
An Eastern and Macrobiotic tradition. Our miso soup with kale and mushrooms is earthy and warming. It relaxes the stomach and aids in digestion. In the summer we also prepare a cucumber miso that can be enjoyed at room temperature.
Miso is one of the world’s oldest traditional probiotics. Regular consumption up to 3 times a day helps promote healthy intestinal flora that improve digestion, something which macrobiotics holds as fundamental to maintaining good health. Additionally, daily consumption of miso has been shown in studies to have significant protective effects against radiation, hypertension, and breast, colon, lung, liver, stomach and intestinal cancers .
Sample Menu Items
Relax and enjoy as we provide you with a different selection of meals that promote wellness from our continually-changing menu of fresh-frozen dishes.
Our set menu for the Nourish program is a 100% plant-based diet and offers great value to those willing to be adventurous, and who do not have special dietary requirements.
All our meals are vegan and dairy-free, but do you need to eat gluten-free, wheat free, nut free, or have specific ingredients you want to avoid?
Tell us your ingredient dislikes and we will set up a fully-customized plant-based menu for you selected from our currently available fresh-frozen dishes each time you order.
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