Just published in August 2009, this is a 353-page classic reference for all those interested in macrobiotics (MB), especially for those who want to transform their lives, but don't know where to start. The psychological foundations of both lifestyle change and consistency are expertly presented. If you went macro decades ago but still have psychological issues to deal with, this is the book for you. If you know someone who meets that description, this is the book for them -- especially if they're the type that are hard to buy gifts for. This book traverses so many everyday nitty-gritty issues with a healing focus, expert guidelines and exercises, and an abiding compassion. In essence, with this book, and despite the age of anomie in which we live, your MB journey will no longer be taken alone.
Macrobiotics For Life also contains major sections on healing the body, macrobiotic principles, practical advice, the special needs of babies and children, menu plans, recipes, and more. Many stunning color photographs accompany the 47 delectable new recipes. Several recipes for fish dishes are among those, reversing the trend of too many recent MB books which contain few or no fish recipes. Wonderful menus for recovery, alkaline-forming and low glycemic index lifestyles are provided, along with many other menu ideas for satisfying breakfasts, lunches, dinners, hot drinks, snacks, and juices. A final section, missing too long from the MB literature, is a list of 27 websites of MB contributors and colleagues, with a range of resources, recipes, treatment centers, recommended readings, and more.
If you can't afford to buy another book right now, ask for this book at your local library; while there, ask if they plan to provide e-book readers such as the $199.00 Sony reader on which you can "check out" new books for 21 days for free. That reader was just announced this week.