Steven Acuff 2014
My approach is based on the Daoist concept Wu Wei which means literally 'Not Doing' or 'Without Effort.'  The true meaning is that man should do nothing to disturb the connection to the natural order around him. In other words 'go with the flow' - rather than resist it. This is the spirit of Wu Wei.

To live according to Wu Wei, we must understand the natural cycles of the universal order. Choosing food wisely allows us to develop the intuition to follow the Wu Wei.

This is a unique way of understanding the complex subject of food and health. The way of Wu Wei includes both the scientific, analytical concepts and the energetic effect of food on both physical and mental health.

The Western word that expresses this Daoist principle, is 'macrobiotic' which stems from the Greek 'Makro' and Bios'  - 'Great Life.' This way of eating has given me many years of wellness without ever needing a doctor.

The Wu Wei thinking is truly holistic and promotes clearer intuition and judgement by supporting the nervous system with optimal nutrition. The Wu Wetakes into account personal needs that otherwise get too little attention with the common one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition. 

The book is entitled: 'Eating the Wu Way – for a longer, heathier life'

The book contains a large section with recipes by Angelika Bertacco, my co-author. I'll give updates from time to time on my Facebook  page.

You can view the first chapter of the new book in .pdf format meal1here or right click this link and choose 'Save link as.'

A simple wholefood guide is available in three languages below. Simply click to open in a new window, or right click and choose 'save link as' to save to your computer.


British-Flag A simple wholefood guide English Language
german-flag Die Richtlinie für eine gesunde Ernährung auf Deutsch
swedish-flag Riktlinjen för hälsosam mat på svenska

If you would like to try a macrobiotic menu offering you a week's supply of ideas, you can view one here,
or right click this link and choose  'save link as.'

There will be new features on this website with a blog and forum for discussion with all who want to learn more about the macrobiotic way of eating and living.

In the meanwhile you can ask any questions about health and macrobiotic food preparation if you email me

Steven Acuff