Nightshade plants such as tomatoes, potatoes, aubergines,
chili peppers and tobacco disagree with many people.
A macrobiotic lifestyle prohibits all nightshades.
It is recommended for people with arthritis, psoriasis
or cystitis & those who want to give up smoking.
such as Tomatoes contain trace elements of nicotine
which can re-trigger cigarette addiction.
Many nutritionists and complementary medicine advisors
recommend reducing tomato consumption - or avoiding
Celebrities including Madonna, Joe Pesci, Sadie Frost,
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin all follow The
Way aims at achieving balance with nature and that includes
a balance with our own bodies.
plan came to the US in the 1960's, when it came from
Japan with a man named George Ohsawa. The diet was then
refined by Michio Kushi, and developed into the lifestyle
as it is known today.The plan includes dietary and lifestyle
nutritional aspect of the macrobiotic diet holds to
the principle that your body can live in harmony with
nature and recover its natural good health. This is
done by consuming a high percentage of grain and vegetables.
It is important to note here that the diet should be
based on foods native to your own climate, as this helps
in achieving that "natural balance".
are not permitted as they originated in tropical
regions and the fact that they are eaten in temperate
climates is believed to contribute to the loss of natural