I've heard the terms "macrobiotic" and "microbiotic" diets
and wonder if anyone knows the difference between them.
Would also appreciate anything you may have experienced w/them. Thank you.
Here's a definition from Healthwell.com (check it out!):
(Michio Kushi, Aveline Kushi)
70-80% Carbohydrates: whole grains, vegetables, seaweed and legumes
10-15% Protein: tofu and other soy products, whole grains, legumes and small amounts of seafood
10-15% Fat: fish, sesame oils and small amounts of plant and animal foods
Teaches the importance of changing the diet according to the seasons and climate.
Can be therapeutic for combating degenerative diseases, especially for Asians.
Provides more beneficial fats and slightly more protein than strict vegan diets.
Encourages salty, fermented condiments that are problematic for people with hypertension and yeast allergies.
Contains a lot of soy, a common food allergen.
Not tolerated well by people with grain sensitivities.
Resources: Macrobiotic Diet (Japan Publications) by Michio and Aveline Kushi; The Macrobiotic Way (Avery) by Michio Kushi, John Denver and Stephen Blauer
For more definitons of other diets.......
Here is a link that might be useful: Diet Stackup
Carol, thank you so much! I appreciate your taking the time to give me the info.