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  • About Macrobiotics

  • Way to Health

  • Career Training

  • Summer Conference

  • Donate Today!

A beacon of macrobiotic health & healing since 1978.

Learn, heal, and renew in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts

Upcoming: News and Events

Spring Equinox at Kushi Institute
Giving Back! Support the natural foods movement!

Spring is beginning to awaken us with bright new energy at Kushi Institute. The Equinox marks the midpoint when day and night are equal in a state of perfect equilibrium, or as we like to say—balance.

We thank you for your support of Kushi Institute in its mission to preserve the Kushi legacy and further our common dream of a healthy, peaceful, and sustainable world. The legacy lives on in Michio’s timeless vision and teachings, which Kushi Institute exists to preserve, develop, and spread in America and around the world. (Continue Reading).

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with Christina Pirello
April 4, 2015
Join Emmy Award winning chef, author and educator, Christina Pirello for a day of seasonal cooking. Learn to prepare light, nourishing recipes that will help you transition deliciously into Spring! Call (800) 975-8744 for details. 

Attention Level 3 Graduates and Level 4 Students
Don’t miss Level 4 with Christina Pirello and Susan and Denny Waxman
March 29 to April 12, 2015

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Develop your macrobiotic counseling skills and learn to diagnosis and solve common health concerns with some of the world’s most prominent counselors, chefs, and educators. Don’t miss this unique opportunity! Call (800) 975-8744 to register today!

MINI Way to Health Program
April 9 – 12, 2015

Crunched for time? This introductory weekend program will orient you in a healthy, natural direction. If you can commit a week or even better two, join us for our  Way to Health and Way to Health Plus programs, offered monthly. All three programs have helped thousands of people prevent or relieve cancer, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, anxiety, depression and other chronic conditions with a balanced natural foods diet and lifestyle practices. Daily cooking classes, lectures and workshops give you the skills to put a well-developed macrobiotic plan in place.   Check our calendar for upcoming program dates.





Women’s Weekend Retreat
395 May 21 – 24, 2015

Grab you girlfriend, sister, mother, and/or daughter and join us for our annual Women’s Weekend Retreat. This Berkshire getaway includes natural beauty workshops, shiatsu massage demos, cooking classes, and vitality building exercises. Call (8000 975-8744 to register!

Healthy Weight Loss Program
May 7 – 10, 2015
and October 15 – 18, 2015

Get results! This popular natural weight loss program is offered twice a year and includes morning exercise, lectures, cooking classes and other activities designed to help you slim down and reduce risks linked to being overweight, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and metabolic syndrome.

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Macrobiotic Leadership Program
Kushi Institute Teacher, Counselor and Chef Training – Click here for program dates

In this outstanding experiential course, you will learn the macrobiotic approach to health and well-being as part of a career track to become a caring, skilled and effective macrobiotic teacher, counselor and chef.  Each level includes courses in cooking, visual diagnosis, healthcare, shiatsu massage and energy balancing.  Level 1 focuses on Personal and Family Health.  Level 2 focuses on Creating Health and Well Being as well as Preventing and Relieving Sickness.  Level 3 focuses on Social Health, the Environment and World Peace.  Levels may be taken in any order.  Each level runs for 1 month and may be taken in whole or in 1-week modules.  Graduates of Levels 1, 2 and 3 may enroll in Level 4 for professional training and certification.

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Remarkable cancer recoveries

Medically documented cases reviewed by the NCI

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    In 1995, Janet was diagnosed with small cell adenocarcenoma of the lung, metastasized to the liver, pancreas, abdomen and lymph. Despite medical efforts her condition severely declined to the point where she was bedridden and on oxygen. At this point, her primary care physician suggested she try macrobiotics–and with family and friends supporting her in the preparation of meals, she recovered full, cancer-free health. She is currently still in excellent health, years after a prognosis of certain death.

    JANET VITT, R.N., B.S.N., Lung Cancer

  • Norman-J-Arnolds

    In 1982, while undergoing a routine gallbladder surgery, it was found that Norman Arnold had a large primary cancer at the head of his pancreas, a smaller tumor in a lymph node, and three cancerous lesions on his liver. The biopsy showed a diagnosis of adenocarcinoma, a highly aggressive form of cancer.

    NORMAN ARNOLD, Pancreatic Cancer

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    Judy MacKenney was diagnosed in 1991 with metastatic non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, diagnosed as inoperable and incurable. She underwent chemotherapy. In "temporary remission", she was extremely weak with many painful chemo side-effects. She then began a macrobiotic practice, and within two weeks all her symptoms began to regress. She remains cancer-free, over 22 years later at this point. Her case showed that the effect of macrobiotics is fairly quick in some cases.

    JUDY MACKENNEY, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

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    I have prescribed Michio Kushi's dietary approach for everything from uterine fibroid tumors to menopausal symptoms—with great success.

    Christiane Northrup, M.D., Macrobiotic treatments

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    Michio Kushi challenges us to see diseases as a message telling us of profound imbalances in our entire way of life. [He] provides valuable stimulus to our nation's growing attention to the links between diet and health.

    Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Macrobiotic treatments