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June 10th, 2008

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03:25 pm - IBS & Macrobiotics
Hello all,

So, I have rather severe IBS. Over the past year I did an elimation diet and discovered that I have food sensitivities/intolerance to:

all nightshade plants (pepper/tomato/potato/eggplant)
cumin (the spice, but I knew this one already)

Which... makes me closer to eating a macrobiotic diet than anything else. My family has a large history of diabetes (I am hypoglycemic), heart disease, and I have had borderline anemia for years. My levels are finally up though!

Anyway, what books are recommended for really learning about macrobiotic eating. I love my local macrobiotic restaurant - I know it's safe for me and everything tastes marvelous. It's like.... I'm perfectly satisfied by that food.

I'd like to do that more at home and really understand the principals.


Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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Date:June 14th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Well, you could go with the basics: "The Macrobiotic Way" by Michio Kushi. But, if that's a little too hard for you to get into, I highly recommend "The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics" by Jessica Porter. You'll love it, I guarantee. =)

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