PSORIASIS The Natural Approach


Taught by Edward Esko, Alex Jack, and Amber Maisano

June 11 – 14, 2015

This residential workshop held in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts will introduce you to the holistic macrobiotic approach to this disorder, which affects 2% of the population. Lectures and discussions will present the macrobiotic view of the cause of psoriasis, with emphasis on dietary and lifestyle factors such as overconsumption of meat, dairy, and other animal products. A plant-based macrobiotic diet centered on whole grains, vegetables, beans, sea vegetables, local fruits, and other vegetable quality foods will be presented as the foundation for the control and recovery from this condition.


Diagram of rice grain.
Traditional healers used rice bran as a remedy for skin conditions.

Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy vegan macrobiotic meals with gluten free options prepared by world-class chefs. Hands on cooking classes will instruct you in the preparation of balanced plant based meals. Special home remedy classes will guide you in the preparation of special dishes, teas, and applications designed to aid in recovery.


Morning exercise sessions and classes on Shiatsu and Energy Balancing will help reduce stress and enhance healing. You will also have the opportunity to meet and network with individuals who have successfully applied the macrobiotic diet and way of life in the management and recovery from psoriasis.


Sessions on Shiatsu and Energy Balancing will help reduce stress.

Program Schedule


2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Arrival and On-Campus Registration
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Orientation with K.I. Staff
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Macrobiotic Gourmet Dinner (with Vegan and Gluten-Free Option)
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The Macrobiotic Approach to Health and Vitality with Alex Jack and Sachi Kato


7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Energy Activating Exercises with Sachi Kato
8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Macrobiotic Breakfast (with Vegan and Gluten-Free Option)
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Macrobiotic Cooking Class with Amber Maisano
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Macrobiotic Lunch (with Vegan and Gluten-Free Option)
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Cause and Recovery from Psoriasis with Edward Esko
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Shiatsu and Energy Balancing with Amber Maisano
6:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Macrobiotic Dinner (with Vegan and Gluten-Free Option)
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Macrobiotic Foods and Remedies for Psoriasis with Alex Jack and Sachi Kato


7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Energy Activating Exercises with Alex Jack
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Meditation and Stress Reduction in Healing with Sachi Kato
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Macrobiotic Brunch (with Vegan and Gluten-Free Option)
11:30 a.m. Farewell and Departure with K.I. Staff 

PRESENTER’S BIOS (click image for bios)

Program Fee
$325 includes full 3 day program and 3 daily gourmet macrobiotic meals

Airport shuttle to and from Bradley International Airport (serves Hartford, CT)
$75 each way. Contact K.I. for details.

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