Cooking Class 3
Food As Medicine
East & West
Where Do We Go From Here?
We have several housing options available in either the Main House
or our Dormitory building. Each room has a lovely view of the Berkshire Hills
around us, and each is stocked with sheets, towels, blankets and pillows, and
an alarm clock. Our night monitors keep vigil in the late hours, should you have
any special needs.
have the option of several types of accommodations, from shared double rooms with
a shared bath to private single rooms with a private bath. Our buildings are close
enough together that walks between them are effortless. We also have off-campus
options available should the need arise.
The power of food!
most central aspect of the macrobiotic approach to health is cooking and food,
followed by exercise and lifestyle.
single day we make choices about the types of food we want to eat, how we want
to cook it, the quantity of food we eat, and the quality of the produce and products
we use. In this way our daily food has the power to heal us, or to make us sick.
It can maintain our health or accelerate its decline.
We are keenly aware
of the great importance of food, and so our resident macrobiotic chefs carefully
prepare each meal with the highest quality ingredients and utmost care. As learning
how the foods you prepare at home can assist your healing process, you will enjoy
the same healing dishes during mealtimes. Many of our participants notice remarkable
changes in their energy and a great appreciation for the subtle and refined tastes
of macrobiotic cooking.
Esko, one of our teachers, wrote:
is our best medicine. Balancing the energy of food provides the foundation for
achieving good health. Without the foundation of daily diet, our approach is symptomatic
and limited. Understanding food as energy lies at the heart of macrobiotic healing."