What the Macrobiotic Centre of Toronto is all about.
New to macrobiotics?
Here's the (quick) low down.
The term macrobiotic has actually been around for thousands of years! Initially coined by Hippocrates as a way to describe people who were healthy and who lived long lives, macrobiotic is simply the Greek term for long life, or great life. Modern macrobiotics emphasizes the use of grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, sea vegetables and fermented foods. Combined into balanced meals following the ancient Chinese principles of yin and yang, these health giving foods are part of the process in creating a vibrant, peaceful and balanced life for everyone. Modern science is finally catching up to macrobiotics and through developments in modern diagnostics, epigenetics and bio chemistry, most of why macrobiotics works can be now explained scientifically (not that it really matters!)
Alice Fava is the founder of The Macrobiotic Centre of Toronto. Alice has been practicing and teaching macrobiotics for almost 40 years. She is a Kushi Institute Macrobiotic Educator’s Association certified cooking instructor, a graduate of the Kushi Institute Levels Program, and a graduate of Denny Waxman’s Strengthening Health Program. She has studied with Michio and Aveline Kushi, Denny Waxman, Ed and Wendy Esko, Alex Jack, Diane Avoli and many other world-renowned macrobiotic educators. She has taught macrobiotic philosophy, diagnosis, shiatsiu and cooking, and shares many recipes and insights on the MCT blog. A believer in giving back to the community, Alice has taught macrobiotics on a voluntary basis in the penitentiary system, in a methadone clinic and most recently at Gilda's Club of Greater Toronto. Alice's main objective at the Macrobiotic Centre of Toronto is to share this natural approach to health and healing with everyone who is interested.
After many years of teaching macrobiotics, Alice created The Certificate in Culinary Medicine Program . The program is a synthesis of her knowledge and experience in macrobiotics over the past almost 40 years of study and practice. It is suited for those interested in pursuing a career in macrobiotics as well as for anyone seeking to change their health condition The program is designed to deepen your understanding of macrobiotics, to support the creation of your own macrobiotic practice and provide you with the tools to develop the flexibility required to maintain the practice.
Alice is now offering Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4. Each level is 7 full days taught over several months: 7 cooking classes including home remedies, cooking for specific conditions and food production, macrobiotic philosophy, diagnosis and personal health guidance. The classes are staggered to allow participants to absorb and put into practice what they learn in each session. By the end of Level 1 participants often experience significant improvement to their health conditions.
Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of each Level!
So, if you are struggling with your practice, wish to deepen your understanding or are looking for support in coping with a health challenge, The Culinary Medicine Program is for you!