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A beacon of macrobiotic health & healing since 1978.

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


Remembering Michio: Special Commemorative Edition

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by Michio Kushi’s Students, Friends and Family

Special 10% discount until August 1st 2015!
Bulk discount pricing available!

   “In these heartfelt tributes, we glimpse Michio’s many sides, as members of his family, teachers and students, counseling clients, and associates share their treasured memories, reflections, and anecdotes.

   “The most indelible portrait we glimpse, of course, is of Michio in the lecture room, drawing spirals on the blackboard, explaining the hitherto unexplainable, and like the commander of the Starship Enterprise suddenly trans-porting the entire class to a higher octave at warp speed with his spiritual teachings.

   “Off center stage, too, we glimpse life growing up in the Kushi family, living in the Kushi House, and occasional bingeing with Michio after the last class or consultation of the day.

   “Then, most mysteriously, there are the many private moments in which Michio reveals a person’s past relationships, current family situation, or future destiny that no one could possibly know.”

—from the Introduction

HOT OFF THE PRESSES! TRIBUTES TO MICHIO KUSHI

Cathy Albanese • Carlos Aponte • Andrea Beaman • Jan Belleme • John Belleme • Simon Brown• Martha C. Cottrell • M.D. • Mina Dobic • Christian Elwell • Edward Esko • Wendy Esko• Bernard Faber • Alice Fava • Olaf Fischer • Drusilla Graham • Virginia M. Harper • Rod House • Naomi Ichikawa • Alex Jack • Gale Jack • Phil Jannetta • Woody Johnson • Sachi Kato • Bill Kaufman • Kit Kitatani• Ron Koetzsch • Susan Krieger • Dennis Kucinich • Angelica Kushi • Gabriele Kushi • Hisao Kushi • Lawrence Hauro Kushi • Lianna Kushi • Norio Kushi

• Phiya Kushi • Sean Kushi • Janet Lacey • Carol Louro • Judy MacKenney • Larry MacKenney• Robert Mattson • Mitsuko Mikami • Tom Monte • Rich Myers• Gideon Nelissen • Wieke and Horriah Nelissen • Mayumi Niimi Nishimura • Patricio Garcia de Parades •  Zlatko Pejic • Christina Pirello • Jessica Porter • Michael Potter • Sandy Pukel• Arthur H. Robbins• Evan Root • Michael Rossoff • Naoki Sakaguchi• David Sergel • Rudy Shur • Kezia Snyder• Bill Spear • Jane and Lino Stanchich • Sanae Suzuki • Bill Tara • Eric Utne • Chico Varatojo • Denny Waxman • Melanie Brown Waxman • Ken Williamson • Bettina Zumdick

300 pages, quality paperback, $19.95


 

Upcoming: Programs and Events


Summer Conference
July 26 to August 9, 2015

Join us for a unique 2-week educational program featuring classes on health, wellness and organic macrobiotic cooking.  Learn from over 40 presenters and special guest faculty! With over 100 classes to choose from, 3 delicious meals included daily, raffles, online and live auction, Gala dinner and music, there will be something for everyone! Click here for more info.

Day, week, and two week passes available! Call 800-975-8744 with questions! Kushi Institute Summer Conference 4

      


 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.


Way to Health Programs
Offered monthly. Click here for dates.

Our Way to Health introductory programs 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.  Crunched for time? We also offer a MINI Way to Health!

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Remarkable cancer recoveries

Medically documented cases reviewed by the NCI

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    I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2011. I was struggling, feeling very fatigued. I had insomnia for many months and then became depressed. My body was sore 24/7 and I usually woke up tired, experiencing a lot of headaches and anxiety during the night. Many people told me to start working out, but I already had a very active lifestyle. I went through 4 different anti-depressant treatments. I also took Xanax and Lyrica for the pain, but it didn’t help me. Experiencing Fibromyalgia caused me to stay in bed for about 4 to 6 months. This affected all of my relationships. At one point, I felt that cancer would be better than Fibromyalgia. Two years after being on this medicine, I talked with one of my best friends, Salvatore Luccherino. At the time he had a Macrobiotic B&B in Portugal and currently is selling organic tempeh (http://www.salstempeh.com). Salvatore started talking to me about how the Macrobiotic diet could help with Fibromyalgia. I felt so inspired after talking with him that I booked a ticket to Portugal to learn from him in person. I stayed with Salvatore for 2 weeks while he cooked for me and showed me how to start eating a Macrobiotic diet. While I was in Portugal, I had a macrobiotic consultation with Francisco Varatojo who owns a Macrobiotic center in Portugal, (http://www.institutomacrobiotico.com). Francisco saw that my consumption of animal products was very high and recommended that I adjust my diet. After only 2 weeks of eating a macrobiotic diet, my body started to react in a positive way. My energy returned. I finally started smiling again and felt like I was my healthy self again. I was happy, living without pain and sleeping perfectly. After 4 months, I stopped taking all of my medicine for Fibromyalgia . It has now been 2 ½ years since practicing Macrobiotics and after seeing all of the positive changes in my body, I decided to open a wellness center. I now help people and plan to continue to spread the incredible benefits of Macrobiotics. I attended the Healthy Weight Loss Program in March 2014 to get introduced to the Kushi Institute. I have come back to take the Macrobiotic Leadership Program, Level 1. I will be graduating next Friday from the program and will return to finish Level 2, 3 and 4 to further develop my skills. My goal and dream is to open up a healing center in Miami, Florida. I believe everything happens for a reason, I wasn’t expecting to be ill, but I know from my recovery experience that I can help others with Fibromyalgia and other conditions from all that I’ve learned. Please feel to contact me directly to learn more about my story at yesysaad@gmail.com. Attended: Healthy Weight Loss 3/30/2014 Macrobiotic Leadership Program, Level 1 3/29 – 4/25, 2015

    Yesenia Saad,

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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