THE MACROBIOTIC DIET
Nutrition experts now acknowledge the Macrobiotic Diet as a sound program for total nutritional health. It more than satisfies the U.S. Recommended Daily 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
These guidelines are designed to be adopted along with individualized guidance and conscientious study. They are intended to be utilized in conjunction with professional medical and health advice and should provide a diet adequate for your type of body, age, gender, climate, activities, and work.
Whole foods make whole people. The whole, organic foods which form the foundation of the Macrobiotic diet provide abundant quantities of complex carbohydrates, fiber, minerals and vitamins in their most natural and nutritious form and with the correct balance necessary for healing bladder dysfunction. As with all dietary programs, it is essential to use a large variety of whole foods and cooking styles in order to ensure that all key nutrients are supplied. When eaten in the suggested proportion, these delicious and satisfying foods will give you and your family high quality nutrients and energy to help achieve and maintain vitality and health.
The Macrobiotic diet will introduce you to a vast array of delicious, whole foods with helpful guidelines for their proper proportion in a daily diet. This can bring you the natural health you deserve. For specific, individualized dietary guidance, seek the counseling of a qualified Macrobiotic counselor and/or other health or dietary professional.
FOODS TO AVOID
The following list of foods and beverages should be eliminated from your diet to achieve greater health and promote healing:
- Highly refined sugars (white, cane, brown, powdered, raw sugars; corn syrup; honey; molasses; fructose)
- Artificial/ Chemical sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin, Splenda, etc.)
- Red meat (beef, veal, pork, lamb, wild game)
- Poultry (chicken, turkey, wild game, etc.)
- Eggs (poultry eggs)
- Dairy (cow’s and goat’s milk products: butter, milk, cheese, yogurt, kefir, ghee, ice cream, cream—whether they are advertised as low-fat or not)
- Refined grains, low in fiber (white bread, white pasta, white rice, etc.)
- Preservatives/ Chemical additives/ Artificial colorings
- Carbonated beverages/ Sodas
- Commercial tap water/ Distilled water/ Reverse osmosis water
- Genetically Modified (GMO) foods
- Hydrogenated/ Trans-fats (margarine, additives to commercial baked goods)
- Canola Oil
- Baked flour products (cookies, bread, crackers, muffins, etc.)
- Mayonnaise and all commercial salad dressings
- Tropical Fruits (mangos, bananas)
- Gray salt/ Iodized salt
Be sure to consult with an appropriate health professional before making alterations to your daily diet. Follow any recommendations carefully and consciously.