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back around 1997 I was at a health food store and saw a flyer for a macrobiotic dinner. I went to it and saw this guy who looked 90 and ready to give up the ghost. I go to another one 6 months later and he was there, he looked in his mid/late 50s and full of energy. I asked the macrobiotic instructor if he was cured and he said NO, but anyone who follows macro religiously gets better for a long time.

A few weeks later I was at a really great health food store and this guy in front of me was buying a daikon radish. I asked him if he was into macrobiotics and he said no, but his mom was. She was diagnosed with liver cancer 2 yrs prior and given 6 months to live and at 2 yrs was still doing good.
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http://www.kushiskitchen.com/macro.html

Documented claims! I have seen this diet work. To bad the american cancer society says it is not useful.
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Documented claims! I have seen this diet work. To bad the american cancer society says it is not useful.

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It's dead now, I posted awhile ago. But I have seen macrobiotics work. basically 50 percent of what you consume is pressure cooked brown rice. Then a mix of pressed salads, seaweed, certain beans, and certain veggies. NO DAIRY and only white fish for meat (although the macro instructor said the red fishes are fine also). Booze? Only rice wine and unpastuerized beer, beverages: water, twig tea for the most part. If you have cancer, you have to follow a strict macro diet.
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The macrobiotic diet excludes vegetables and fruits from the Solanaceae family, also known as the Deadly Nightshade family. There are foods which contain solanine, which are not listed as being in the family Solanacaeae. Foods which contain the chemical solanine are potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, chili peppers and paprika ( not black pepper), blueberries, huckleberries, okra and artichokes. Belladonna contains solanine. There is another type of berry, but I cannot recall the name, it isn't very common.
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The macrobiotic diet excludes vegetables and fruits from the Solanaceae family, also known as the Deadly Nightshade family. There are foods which contain solanine, which are not listed as being in the family Solanacaeae. Foods which contain the chemical solanine are potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, chili peppers and paprika ( not black pepper), blueberries, huckleberries, okra and artichokes. Belladonna contains solanine. There is another type of berry, but I cannot recall the name, it isn't very common.

I read somewhere about an actual cancer specialist who used macrobiotics and the only thing he added was tomatoes, he said they are pretty powerful against cancer. Most of the veggies in macro are cabbage, seaweed, radishes.
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I am surprised he didn't use watermelon instead of tomatoes. Watermelon has a higher ratio of lycopene than tomatoes have, unless the tomatoes have been cooked down into a concentrated sauce. Pink grapefruit also has lycopene.
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I am surprised he didn't use watermelon instead of tomatoes. Watermelon has a higher ratio of lycopene than tomatoes have, unless the tomatoes have been cooked down into a concentrated sauce. Pink grapefruit also has lycopene.
You are allowed melon on the diet, I think citrus you are allowed a little. Maybe tomatoes have something else besides lycopene. You are allowed apples, plums and apricots also.
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I think lycopene is the substance touted for tomatoes being considered an anti-carcinogenic food. I might be wrong... Watermelons are touted as being anti-carcinogenic in the case of prostate cancer.
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I think lycopene is the substance touted for tomatoes being considered an anti-carcinogenic food. I might be wrong... Watermelons are touted as being anti-carcinogenic in the case of prostate cancer.
They say the rind of the watermelon is suppose to be excellent for you.
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Yum! Watermelon rind pickles. Very best. I've also heard that watermelon will help a new mother's milk to flow. Old wives' tale.
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Yes, the white part of watermelon rind is a good source of nutrition. I use it in soups and stews. I also make watermelon rind pickles.
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