• Has anyone else been recommended to go on a macrobiotic diet?

    Asked by grannys on Friday, December 28, 2012

    Has anyone else been recommended to go on a macrobiotic diet?

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      I could definitely see the benefits of this diet but I don't know that I could stop eating meat. Here's a great article I found discussing this diet.


      almost 4 years ago
    • nobrand's Avatar

      I've never been recommended to go on the diet, but I have been to a few macrobiotic restaurants. I can also see the health benefits, but the food was so bland :P I could see myself finishing my twig tea then sneaking off for some cheesecake or something.

      almost 4 years ago
    • grannys' Avatar

      It doesn't sound good to me.

      almost 4 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      Not macrobiotic... but definitely vegan / vegetarian. In my opinion, the research is actually quite convincing in regards to elimination of animal products from one's diet. My oncologist agreed... I was a long time vegetarian prior to diagnosis. Now, I am about 99% vegan.

      In my view, great food is great food, and if it's vegan, then I'll LOVE eating it... Bad vegan food is just bad food...

      So, perhaps consider a less radical shift by going vegan or close to it. I would recommend that you consider eliminating diary products first and foremost... and then go from there....

      Good luck!

      almost 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Absolutely, but it has nothing to do with cancer. A macrobiotic diet is nothing more than the balanced diet recommended by the FDA, NIH, and virtually every doctor out there. It consists of grains as staple food, followed by fruits and vegetables and lastly by meat. It is basically the food pyramid marketed by the FDA. It discourages processed food in favor of fresh whole foods.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar

      I am for the most part vegetarian, but not for any real reason other than meat doesn't tend to agree with me very well. I also have frequent periods of eating vegan for days on end. However, I don't think I could eat macrobiotic--I enjoy flavor and crunch too much.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      Who is making this recommendation? Is it a doctor, a nurse, something you read on line or a well meaning friend? Drastic changes to your diet can throw your system into a funk that can cause more damage than good. If it was your Dr, then get a second opinion and move forward, if not your Dr, then ask him before you do anything.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Shoeless' Avatar

      I keep hearing all these people talking about vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, ad infinitum. My daughter decided to eat strictly organic several years ago, and has stuck with that religiously in spite of how difficult it can be at times. She was just diagnosed with uterine cancer a couple of months ago. What good did the organic lifestyle do her? I say if it tastes good, eat it. I'm sure I'll see many responses on here telling me how wrong I am but I just don't see the benefit of an unnatural diet as far as cancer is concerned.

      almost 4 years ago

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