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Macrobiotic Nutrition: Healthy & Balanced

Posted by Shima Shimizu on

Macrobiotic Nutrition: Healthy & Balanced

In the last article we discussed food as energy and achieving balance through food. Today, we continue to explore these topics and will go deeper in discovering which specific foods are worth their reputation and why. Without further delay, let’s dive right in! The Myth of Magic Foods You might wonder “What mysterious food have they discovered this week?” Remember when ginger suddenly climbed to the top of the charts as “THE” new anti-inflammatory food? People started consuming it in large amounts, anyway they could. Some added it to juices, others to shakes, and the brave ones even drank the...

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Macrobiotic Nutrition: Three Diets In One

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Macrobiotic Nutrition: Three Diets In One

  The Origin and Evolution of Macrobiotic Nutrition   The name “macrobiotics” comes from Greek “macro” and “bios” meaning large or long life. The unique approach to creating balance in the body was developed by Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, in the 4th century BC, in ancient Greece. Hippocrates suggested eating fresh, seasonal and local food, coining the phrase “Let food be thy medicine”.   Today, some 2,000 years later, macrobiotic nutrition has evolved into three essential diets: medicinal, standard, and gourmet.   The medicinal diet is best suited when the body is out of balance, overwhelmed, and needs...

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Our Interview with A Kissing Tree's Founder, Serge Kisin

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Our Interview with A Kissing Tree's Founder, Serge Kisin

How does one become a berry specialist?  We posed this questions to Serge Kisin, the founder of A Kissing Tree, a Hong Kong company established in 2017 with a mission to bring the world’s best berries to Hong Kong and Asia Pacific. “Everyone has a story about how they started their small business.  For us it was as organic as our berries” As a little boy growing up in Yugoslavia, now Serbia, Serge played with kids on the street and frequently picked wild berries, which were growing near his grandparents’ house.  They were mostly wild blackberries called “kupine” in Serbian....

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All About Exotic Fruits and Our New Fruit and Vegetable Delivery Service!

Posted by Shima Shimizu on

All About Exotic Fruits and Our New Fruit and Vegetable Delivery Service!

If you were asked to name out all the fruits you know, how many can you come up with? Apples, bananas, oranges, watermelon, peaches, cherries, strawberries, raspberries... We struggle to name even 30 different fruits! But... what if we told you that just in Thailand alone, there are already 22 types of bananas...would you believe it? In fact, there are about 300 types of bananas in the world!  When you think of a banana, most of us will picture the Cavendish bananas as they are the most commonly sold all around the world.  If you ever visit Thailand, go to the local...

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The Problems with Artificial Sweeteners and What to Use Instead

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The Problems with Artificial Sweeteners and What to Use Instead

Two packs of splenda please.  

Give me those pink and blue sugar packets please.

Can I have one diet coke please?


Haha that was definitely me 15 years ago but my perspective of these chemical-laden sweeteners have certainly changed.


In 2002, the world saw a surge of consumption of artificial sweeteners and the diet industry simply went bonkers on all sugar substitutes because of its effect on weight loss.  As the years progressed, more and more low calorie sugar alcohols entered the market and all the decadent desserts had a “healthier “ sugar free alternative. Consumers were certainly aware that these were anything but natural but as long as they get to save on calories and lost weight, they didn’t care about potential health issues later on.  

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