Hi, my name is Kayu Hashimoto. Welcome to my blog!

This web page will primarily serve as the portal to access information about the Detox Half Fasting Retreat that will be run this November 23rd to 29th. Secondly, I wish to start a blog about diet and lifestyle to help readers come to new understandings about the choices they are making in their lives. I am passionate about social change, so in this blog I would like to cover various health topics to bring change to your life too.

I was very lucky to have grown up in a unique environment with wonderful food. Although my parents (Chuya and Chiaki) raised me on a strict Macrobiotic diet, it is not my agenda to promote this diet specifically. After I left my parents’ care I had to make my own interpretation, and this led me to find my own balance. A lot of negative publicity can be found about the Macrobiotic diet, mostly due to an over zealous interpretation which can lead to nutritional deficiency. I would say that approach is missing common sense and balance. We all have our “food history” and changes to our body need to be well considered to give the right result.

Our bodies are designed to function naturally without the help of medication and supplements. Our species, homo sapiens, have supposedly survived in nature for around 200,000 years. It is from ancient knowledge in East Asia that the Macrobiotic diet evolved from, I would like to think of it as the study of natural principles to help us make the right food choices.

Keeping a connection to nature is increasingly harder, and our lives get further out of balance. I wish to add to the growing chorus of voices crying out for change in the current Australian health landscape, with the aim of encouraging more people to step into healthy lifestyles. More than following  a “Macrobiotic” or “Paleo” diet, being “vegetarian” or “vegan”, or trying out “raw food” or “slow food”, eating is about knowing what foods create health and what is compatible with you and your chosen lifestyle.

I’d love to hear your feedback on any issues raised in this blog, so please send your comments. Subscribe to my blog, and I hope to also see you at the retreat!

Yours in health, Kayu.

5 comments for “Welcome!

  1. Ania Siller
    July 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    HI Kayu

    • Kayu Hashimoto
      July 17, 2013 at 7:36 am

      Dear Ania, Thanks for your comment – I have just emailed you in regards to your question. Kind regards, Kayu

  2. Kirsten Hemingway
    September 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Dear Kayu,
    I would like to book your retreat in November in Sydney Australia and was wondering if I could be considered for a discount. I’m on a pension and over 65?
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards

    • Kayu Hashimoto
      September 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      Dear Kirsten, Thanks for your inquiry. Could I please ask you to send an email to detoxfasting@gmail.com so that I can ask you a couple of questions in more details? Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards, Kayu

    • Kayu Hashimoto
      September 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      Dear Kirsten, I have just sent you an email with a couple of questions. Hoping to hear from you soon. Kind regards, Kayu

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