MACROBIOTICS: The Key to Health and Happiness
More than a low fat, sugar- and dairy-free, high fiber diet, macrobiotics is a way of life that brings one into balance with nature. It encompasses every facet of life, not simply physical well-being. It includes an awareness that personal health is influenced by nutrition, fitness, food safety, environmental concerns, spirituality, lifestyle values, and social responsibility.
The foods we eat become part of us, and creating balance in each meal can be a practical, positive step toward creating a balance in all aspects of life. Creating balanced meals means choosing foods that are fresh, in season, and of the highest quality. Both scientific research and traditional lore have shown that grain-based diets, which include a variety of vegetables, beans, and sea vegetables, promote balance, health and vitality for most of the world’s populations.
The macrobiotic approach emphasizes the choice of healthy foods, that is, foods that are organic whenever possible, non-GMO, sugar-free, and made without the use of preservatives or additives. Special Japanese foods such as green tea, kuzu, traditional soy sauce, rice vinegar, umeboshi, and miso are made by traditional methods that preserve and enhance their healthfulness and vitality.
Based on our late founder Akiyoshi Kazama’s experience, Mitoku heartfully selects each of our company’s foods. We have traveled throughout Japan finding foods that meet the highest macrobiotic standards of quality for both ingredients and traditional manufacturing. Mitoku believes in the old Japanese adage “isoku dogen,” which means “food is medicine”. The Mitoku label is your assurance that these traditional foods are of extraordinary quality and are made to promote health and happiness.
Mitoku story 1: Mitoku and Macrobiotics
MITOKU – Japan’s Natural Foods Pioneer
Published in Macrobiotics Today, November/December 2002 (vol. 42, No. 6)
By John Belleme
If you are cooking with a high quality, traditional Japanese food that was made in Japan or drink organic green tea that was grown in Japan, there is about an 80% chance it came from Mitoku Company, Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan. This company has profoundly influenced the eating habits of food conscious Americans and has been very influential in setting the manufacturing standards for Japanese natural and macrobiotic foods made in Japan and other parts of the world. However, the statement “made in Japan” has not always been held in such high esteem. In fact, I am old enough to remember when “made in Japan” was a joke. Read more…
Mitoku story 2: Aveline Awards
Mr. and Mrs. Akiyoshi Kazama, founder of Mitoku Company, Ltd., were presented with the “Aveline Award” in the first annual “Aveline’s Thanking Ceremony” that was held at the Kushi Foundation International Summer Conference on August 6, 2002. Following is the text of the speech given by Mr. Michio Kushi honoring and thanking Mr. and Mrs. Kazama: Read more…