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Announcing Macro Feast 2014!

This is an exciting time of the year as we prepare for our third annual Macro Feast! This year’s theme is infused with cranberries and will center around the macrobiotic approach to cooking and lifestyle for the winter season. The event will be held in Saturday December 6, 2014 in Oakville, Ontario – exact address and … Continue reading

#OrganicFestival

#OrganicFestival

The great organic debate. Many people are still under the impression that the organic food movement is ‘nothing but a big scam’. This is, in part, due to the massive amounts of false and misleading information pumped into the public domain, coupled with the lack of personal responsibility each individual is willing to take towards … Continue reading

A reminder to my yoga friends…

A reminder to my yoga friends…

Hot yoga is a very popular trend right now, and it’s not at all surprising with all the wonderful benefits that come along with the heated environment, including being able to stretch much farther than in a cooler environment as well as increased detoxification. Hot yoga is also extremely dehydrating and de-mineralizing for the body, and … Continue reading

Bodhidharma, the Shaolin Arts, and Hatha Yoga’s Pawanmuktasana Series 1: Foundations of Practice

Bodhidharma, the Shaolin Arts, and Hatha Yoga’s Pawanmuktasana Series 1: Foundations of Practice

When I practice qigong forms from the ‘Eighteen Lohan Hands’ or ‘Sinew Metamorphosis’ sets, I am literally participating in a powerful art form passed from Bodhidharma himself to the monks at Shaolin Monastery, to strengthen and prepare them for pursuing the path of enlightenment. That’s a pretty profound feeling. As an interesting correlation for my … Continue reading

Stress and Ayurveda

Stress and Ayurveda

In yogic philosophy, there are three gunas or ‘qualities of human nature’: rajas, sattva, and tamas. These gunas are evident in our countenance, our thoughts, our words, our actions, and how we choose to approach our daily lives. Though each individual has elements of all three gunas, typically one is predominant. There is a wonderful … Continue reading

Macro Feast 2013 & Ginger Lavender Mint Iced Tea

Macro Feast 2013 & Ginger Lavender Mint Iced Tea

I was so happy to have a great group of friends gather together to celebrate Canadian Macrobiotic’s second annual Macro Feast a few weeks ago! Despite a few inevitable obstacles and challenges, it was a wonderful day. Macro Feast 2013 Menu APPETIZERS Tartines with White Bean Spread and Pesto SOUP Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Herbed Croutons … Continue reading

The Body Scrub

The Body Scrub

Who doesn’t want clear, glowing skin that is naturally moisturized and feels so clean it tingles? The body scrub is a health and beauty practice that has been around since ancient times and is an important part of the macrobiotic lifestyle. Scrubbing your skin in this traditional way helps to detoxify and cleanse our skin … Continue reading