Are you interested in natural food, organic lifestyle, or macrobiotic diet? If so, this is a book for you. It has the most recent information on traditional Japanese dietary culture.
If you want to be healthy, the optimal way is to model the best of the best in the field.
Who are the healthiest people on the planet then?
Well, Japan is considered to be the country with the longest life expectancy, and it is featured in many books including The Blue Zones and Ikigai. It is also famous for macrobiotic diet.
Who are the healthiest people in Japan then?
The young generation has lost in touch with the traditional Japanese diet so they can’t be the one. The old generation can be the one since they follow the traditional diet and many of the centenarians who appear in the longevity books belong to this category. And yet, can they really be our role model? They lived in a different era, and their methodology may not be applicable in the present period: They don’t necessarily lead a healthy lifestyle anymore since our way of food production has changed. Nonetheless, they haven’t adapted themselves to the current agricultural situation.
In that case, who could we learn from?
What if there is a group of people who have inherited the nohow in the traditional lifestyle and adapted themselves to practice it in the present environment? There is a growing population of people who are conscious of their health in Japan. They eat radiation free organic food, macrobiotic food, fermented food, and many of them live in the countryside to lead sustainable ways of living. They grow rice and vegetables using organic farming, natural farming, and permaculture. They are the people who practice the Japanese natural way of living in the present circumstance and, therefore, are the healthiest people in Japan, according to the author.
Ikigai Diet he is introducing in this book is the diet of these naturally conscious people in Japan. You will learn what to eat, what not to eat, and how to eat, based on the secret of the traditional Japanese natural living which is central to most Japanese martial arts; healing arts such as Shiatsu, Reiki or acupuncture; Zen; and the macrobiotic diet.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Who Are the Healthiest People in the Country with the Longest Life Expectancy?
Chapter 2 Ikigai and Sanpo-Yoshi
What is Sanpo-Yoshi?
Chapter 3 What is the Difference Between Organically Grown Vegetables and Naturally Grown Vegetables?
What are Naturally Grown Ingredients?
Chapter 4 The Secret of the Traditional Japanese Diet Part 1 Why Is Fermented Food Good For You?
Chapter 5 The Secret of the Traditional Japanese Diet Part 2 What Is the Ideal Menue for Health?
Ichibutsu Zentai Shoku
Ma Go Wa Ya Sa Shi I
Ichijiru Sansai: One Soup Three Dishes
Chapter 6 Did You Know There Was Something Better Than Brown Rice Which Was Considered To Be the Most Balanced Food?
Chapter 7 Kyodo Ryori Is the Authentic Washoku
Chapter 8 What Not to Eat
Chapter 9 The Secret of Japanese Longevity Was Not in What We Ate, But How We Ate
How Many Times Should You Chew?
Is It Bad to Munch Between Meals?
Chapter 10 By Adding Hygge to Ikigai Diet, It Will Become More Sustainable
Don’t Become Too Dogmatic
Hare and Ke
Bringing Hygge into Ikigai Diet
Zen and the Art of Miso Soup Eating
Contemplation and Appreciation
About the Author
Sachiaki Takamiya is a writer and a sustainable life coach. As a writer, he has written many books. His best-known work is a spiritual adventure novel called Tenjo-no-Symphony which was published in Japanese from Kodansha in 2006. In English, he has written books called Zen and a Way of Sustainable Prosperity and IKIGAI BUSINESS.
- Title: IKIGAI DIET: The Secret of Japanese Diet to Health and Longevity
- Autor: Sachiaki Takamiya
- Publisher (Publication Date): Zen Quest (April 10, 2018)
- Language: English
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