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The three plagues of modern nutrition (III)

By ignacio | 10 October, 2017

REFINED OIL With this third and final issue, we come to the end of  this series of entries on the great plagues of modern food, as Martine Catani puts it in her book “Nutrirse y vivir”. OIL FACTS Oils and fats in general are sensitive to heat and prone to oxidation, the moreso the more…

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By ignacio | 16 July, 2017

In a slightly playful and childish way (as when we allow ourselves be carried away by the pure enjoyment of “now”, without any pretensions), I have come up with a combination of words: “macrobioethics“. And I know what I´m saying, because I believe that our great power as consumers cannot allow us neglect our responsibility…

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The three plagues of modern nutrition (II)

By ignacio | 21 June, 2017

Let´s resume the topic we started in our latest entry on the great plagues of modern nutrition. We focused previously on white sugar. Let us move on now with the next plague mentioned by Martine Catani: refined grains and White bread. REFINED GRAINS The second refined product which appeared with the industrial revolution was white…

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The three plagues of modern nutrition (I)

By ignacio | 5 June, 2017

Certain modern diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, atherosclerosis and heart disease or cancer have been called “diseases of civilization”, basically because their incidence has sky-rocketed with modern life in cities and the changes in nutrition that have taken place in the last fifty years (in their most radical form) with a transition from nutrition based…

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Yin and yang in food

By ignacio | 11 April, 2017

We have said in a previous post in this blog that life happens in the interaction between two ever-changing complementary and opposing forces. In the Far East these forces are given the name YIN and YANG. There is a balance in all material things between the force which hold their particles together (contractive forces) and…

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Yin / Yang

By ignacio | 7 February, 2017

Since the dawn of time, before science existed, human beings have observed the world and developed theories based on those observations. When we look at the world from the point of view of energy, like the ancient peoples in Asia traditionally did, we go back in history. We access a world that existed long before…

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By ignacio | 17 January, 2017

The three most unfoodlike substances that we consume are salt, white sugar and oil. They are, respectively, a pure mineral, a pure carbohydrate and a pure fat. Let´s begin by looking at the first two, without cultural, nutritional, or gustatory biases -as if we were examining them for the very first time.   Both salt…


Interview with Agnes Perez

By ignacio | 3 January, 2017

How did you come across macrobiotics? When I was younger I was pretty rebellious and still am. I have always looked for alternatives and solutions to models of life that do not convince me or don´t make me feel good. Aged 24 I became a vegetarian for animal-rights and environmental reasons and I moved to…

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A new world view – Holism

By ignacio | 20 December, 2016

It has become increasingly obvious that our exciting modern lifestyle has made us very unhealthy. We are also coming to realize that the technical and chemical medicine developed to treat our health problems is not only often ineffective, but has many drawbacks as well. As a result, a countermovement has arisen out of our discontent,…

The start of a new adventure

By ignacio | 31 October, 2016

Here I am, starting this adventure with you. From now on I am going to be sharing with you different aspects of health, nutrition, macrobiotic philosophy, lifestyle choices, healthy habits, sustainability and much more. I really want you to accompany me on this exciting journey towards a greater inner and outer consciousness, a path of…

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