Macrobiotics

Forms a strong component of our programme of Retreats in Ibiza. It’s the art of health and longevity, a natural and holistic path that encompasses the relationships and effects of diet, lifestyle and environment. Macrobiotics gives the understanding of how to achieve and maintain an improved physical, mental and spiritual health.

The term “macrobiotics” comes from the Greek makro, meaning large, great or long, and bios, meaning life and it was firstly used by Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, who stated: “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food.”

 

The principles in macrobiotics as we know it today have been known to physicians, scholars, and philosophers throughout history, in both eastern and western traditions.

 

Macrobiotics searches as unique principle for the balance and harmony of body, mind, emotions and spirit through a simple, responsible and ordered lifestyle, in harmony with nature and its constant changes, this equilibrium in governed by the theory of the 5 elements (matter) and the force that moves them is the Yin and the Yang (energy) - the two opposing and complementary forces that are present in all things.

 

Macrobiotics is a holistic and natural way of life which addresses not only diet but also other areas of life. The dietary component of macrobiotics is based on traditional dietary patterns and emphasizes the use of whole foods such as whole grains, pulses, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Many scientific studies have proven the health benefits of foods used in macrobiotic cuisine. Other areas addressed in macrobiotics include physical activity and mental outlook.

Health and Spiritual holistic retreats in Ibiza having macrobiotics as its foundation, achieving balance with nature and inner harmony

Some Macrobiotic diet benefits:

 

  • Strengthens your immune system

  • Increases your energy levels

  • Natural and healthy way to maintain or lose weight

  • A natural, efficient and powerful detox

  • Reduces high cholesterol

  • Prevents heart disease

  • Reduces risk of cancer

  • Strengthens your bones

  • Develops creative, clear thinking

  • Creates inner peace and calms your emotions

  • Uplifts your mood and spirit

  • Makes you happier!