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Newsletter November 2008..

News from Kushi Institute
Article: Recovery from Kidney Cancer
Healing Foods
Kushi Kitchen Corner
Program Calendar
How To Support Us
Kushi Store Specials
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Welcome to our first Monthly Newsletter!

We are pleased to be realizing our dream of a monthly email newsletter. Packed with information and inspiration, in each issue of Extraordinary Health you will find:
  • The newest happenings at Kushi Institute
  • Recipes
  • Informative articles
  • Inspirational testimonials
  • Upcoming programs and events calendar
  • Special discounts and new products
We hope you will enjoy what you read, and that the information you glean from these pages is helpful to you. Please feel free to forward it on to anyone you think would benefit from the contents.

If there is a topic you'd like addressed, have some questions, or would like to comment on the newsletter, please email us at newsletter@kushiinstitute.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

In health and peace,

Olaf Fischer
Kushi Institute Executive Director

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News from Kushi Institute

This year we are celebrating 30 years helping people improve their health, and their lives, through our outstanding macrobiotic programs.

Over the years, more than 20,000 people from all over the world have come to Kushi Institute to learn our natural approach to health and healing. The thankful testimonials we receive speak volumes on what macrobiotics has done for individuals who often were given no hope for recovery by medical professionals. We are honored that we are allowed to touch the lives of so many people in such a positive way.

Michio Kushi, founder of the Kushi Institute, has always been ahead of his time. Long before the medical and governmental institutions recognized the fact that degenerative illnesses such as cancer and heart disease were related to diet, Michio Kushi spoke and wrote about it in his books. The Cancer Prevention Diet and Diet for a Strong Heart are two examples among his many dozens of books on health and diet. More than 25 years ago Michio predicted that by the year 2000 cancer would be an epidemic and that most everybody in America would either know somebody who has cancer or has died of cancer. Sadly, his prediction has come true.

The Kushi Institute is a place of hope - some say a place of "miracles" -  through which people have achieved a level of health beyond what was considered possible. (Which is why we named our new newsletter Extraordinary Health.) This is due to the effectiveness of our programs in teaching people how to adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle. Our Way to Health program is designed for those interested in using macrobiotics to help support recovery from serious illness. Our "Levels" are the most in-depth and comprehensive programs available, and many who attended this program have gone on to develop rewarding careers in macrobiotic fields. Kushi Institute weekend workshops are wonderful get-aways that combine a learning adventure with our scenic environment and great food. We have programs to suit most any interest and time frame, and invite you to join us at our scenic Berkshire Mountain campus for a program that can change your life.

As we move forward into 2009, we look forward to a great deal of positive change here at Kushi Institute. New developments for our campus and programs will provide even better service and share our vitally important teachings with more people than ever. We'll tell you about some of the upcoming changes in our next newsletter.

It's been wonderful to serve our clients for the last thirty years and we are looking forward to having a positive impact on individual lives - and the world as a whole - for many more years to come.

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Kushi Institute Diet Helped Me to Recover from Kidney Cancer
by Glen E. Coffman

I will never forget the day my urologist called and asked me to come in and bring my wife. Instead of putting me in an examination room, he led us to his office. Dr. Shapiro looked at us and then said the most feared words I have ever heard, "Mr. Coffman, you have Renal Cancer". It was a gut wrenching moment that turned my world upside down.     To read the full article click HERE.

Has your health, or another aspect of your life, improved because of what you learned at Kushi Institute? If you are willing to share your experience, it would inspire many others to adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle! We invite you to email your story to newsletter@kushiinstitute.org.

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Healing Foods

Delectable, Nutrient-Rich, Winter Squash

The deliciously sweet taste, comfortingly smooth texture, and lovely deep orange or yellow colors are reasons enough to enjoy winter squash, but this nutrient-dense food also provides a wealth of health benefits.   To read the full article click HERE.

Anti-Aging Benefits of Lotus SeedsLotus Seeds

The beautiful blooms of the lotus flower produces an edible seed, which, in traditional Chinese medicine, is said to be beneficial for the heart, tone the spleen and kidneys, prevent insomnia, and calm the nerves. Lotus seeds have astringent properties, which makes them helpful in relieving the symptoms of diarrhea and improving appetite. In Buddhist traditions the "Sacred Lotus" is a symbol of vitality and purity.    To read the full article click HERE.

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kitchen1Kushi Kitchen Corner

whatscookin1What's Cookin' at Kushi

As the weather changes, we change our cooking accordingly. Now that it's colder, we're baking a bit more and preparing more hearty, warming dishes and fewer raw salads.

As always, the heart of our food is whole grains, vegetables and beans. We cook our meals fresh (essentially "home-style"), and we adapt our menu to the available fresh fruits and vegetables. The last of the local sweet corn has given way to ripe winter squash. 

Below are two seasonal recipes:

squash pudding2squashpudding1Butternut Squash Pudding

This tasty pudding is made with the butternut squash, which is in season now.    
For the recipe click

Macro Deviled Eggs 1Adeviledeggs1Macro Deviled "Eggs"

At first glance, these look like real deviled eggs, (and even taste like them) but there are no eggs. The secret ingredient is lotus seeds. Macro Deviled "Eggs" are great as an appetizer for a dinner or party, and can be made a couple of days in advance and refrigerated.   
For the recipe click

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Program Calendar

Way to Health 
Through December - Save $1,075.00 on the Way to Health program.

This week-long program is geared for people with serious illnesses and provides step-by-step guidance.

November 16 to 22
November 30 to December 6

For more information and 2009 dates click HERE.

In-Depth Levels
Save $1,500.00 on our Winter Levels.
The Macrobiotic Leadership Program can be attended in month-long "levels" or week-long "modules".

Level 1                                     Level 2                                     Level 3
Full Level:  Jan 4 to 31              Full Level:  Feb 1 to 28               Full Level:  Mar 1 to 28
Individual Weeks                      Individual Weeks                        Individual Weeks
    1A Jan 4 to 10                          1A Jan 4 to 10                           3A Mar 1 to 7
    1B Jan 11 to 17                        2B Feb 8 to 14                           3B Mar 8 to 14
    1C Jan 18 to 24                        2C Feb 15 to 21                         3C Mar 15 to 21
    1D Jan 25 to 31                        2D Feb 22 to 28                         3D Mar 22 to 28

For more information click HERE.

Workshops and Events
  • Festive Holiday Cooking       November 8 & 9
  • Thanksgiving Feast       November 27
  • Berkshires and Boston New Year's Retreat       Dec 28 to Jan 1
For more information click HERE

Relax & Renew
Our R&R package includes:
  • Housing
  • Delicious nourishing meals
  • Pristine natural environment with scenic views
  • Selected program activities
All of this, plus our close proximity to some of the more popular cultural activities in the Northeast and very economical prices, make our R&R program the best deal in the Berkshires!

Call for availability and dates for reduced fee of only $65 per night, including meals!

Volunteer Program
A great way to live and learn macrobiotics! In exchange for volunteering 40 hours per week in one of our departments, volunteers receive room and board and can attend selected classes in their free time.

For more information and a volunteer application click HERE.

For information on all programs
call 1-800-975-8755
website: www.kushiinstitute.org
email: programs@kushiinstitute.org

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Your Donations Help Us Help Others

As you consider which organizations you want to lend your support to, please consider how much the world needs a place like Kushi Institute. A donation of any amount is always greatly appreciated. You'll feel good knowing you are supporting an organization that truly helps others.

Your donation is tax deductible. Here are three options for making a donation:
  • Click HERE to make a secure credit card donation online.
  • Call us at 1-800-975-8744 and use your credit card.
  • Send a check, payable to Kushi Institute, and mail to:
    • Kushi Institute Donations, 198 Leland Road, Becket, MA 01223
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Kushi Store
Kushi Store

Your online source for the
highest quality macrobiotic food,
books, cookware and more.

In addition to the high quality macrobiotic products you've come to expect from our mail order catalog, we have regular specials and new items that may interest you. To go to the Kushi Store web site and see all the products click HERE.


We've just received The Enzyme Factor, a book by Dr. Hiromi Shinya. Translated into English for the first time, this book has taken Japan by storm selling 100,000 copies every month for the past year.

Dr. Shinya's  research, grounded in his 45 years of medical practice in the United States and Japan, supports the idea of a certain critically important enzyme out of which all the enzymes the body needs are produced. He suggests that cancer and other diseases occur when this key enzyme is depleted and cannot properly do its job. In this book, he clearly shows how what we eat affects that key enzyme. The science in this book is easy for anyone to understand. To buy the book click HERE.

ThermosNovember Kushi Store Special Discount:

10% OFF
all Thermos bottles and food jars. Great for taking warm drinks, soups and stews (in the wide mouth versions) to work on frosty days.

To see the selection and make a purchase click HERE.

If you have questions on any of the items we carry, please call us at 1-800-645-8744.

Your friends at the Kushi Store,
     Matthew, Tony, Helmut, Eric and John

P.S. Remember: Kushi Store is part of the non-profit educational organization Kushi Institute. All profits from the store go towards supporting Kushi Institute's educational activities like the Way to Health program that Glen Coffman writes about in his above testimonial on Kidney Cancer Recovery.

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NextIssueComing Up In Our December Issue

More news, recipes, testimonials and articles, PLUS
  • We will be starting a series of articles on Keeping Healthy Through The Changing Seasons
  • Email your questions on macrobiotics to newsletter@kushiinstitute.org, for the Ask the Experts Column, and they may be chosen for response from a Kushi Institute teacher
  • Email your comments on Extraordinary Health Newsletter to newsletter@kushiinstitute.org for our Readers Comments column
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