The diet has subsequently been modified and is regaining popularity in the United States. It generally consists of 50-60% whole grains, 20-25% vegetables, 5-10% beans and sea vegetables, and 5% soups. Some variations of the diet allow small amounts of fish. There may be variations on the diet depending on the disease process.
The Kushi Institute is a strong proponent of the macrobiotic diet. The Institute is based in Massachusetts and teaches the macrobiotic diet and lifestyle. It recommends specific foods for the individual cancer patient. There have been numerous testimonials supporting the effectiveness of the macrobiotic diet in battling cancer. However, there have not been any controlled studies evaluating the Kushi Institutes' methods. The basic cost of the one week program is $1495 which includes the program, meals, and a room. Private counseling sessions are $225 each.
Here are some cautions for the cancer patient regarding the macrobiotic diet:
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