Macrobiotics Is Not Nutritional Science
There is a misconception presented by some macrobiotic teachers (including some at the Kushi Institute) and that is the reliance of nutritional explanations and justifications for macrobiotics. Macrobiotics is NOT nutritional science. Nutrition is “microbiology”, the study of nutrients on a microbiological level. Macrobiotics is -well – “macrobiology” – the study of life in the largest sense of the word. George Ohsawa and my father, Michio Kushi, as well as their predecessors, were admamant in drawing the distinctions between microbiology and macrobiology.
The logic of macrobiotics is dialectics not analytics. It is the study of open, dynamic systems – systems of change within the context of the entire universe, and not of static nutrients. Reducing macrobiotics to nutrients is not only bad nutritional science, it is dangerous and is a total misunderstanding and misrepresentation of macrobiotics.