Many comments about Macrobiotics on this thread are totally incorrect. For example, eating onions, squash and broccoli fried in olive oil is not Macrobiotic. Macrobiotics uses a variety of whole grains, vegetables, beans, sea vegetables, teas, and some fruits, nuts and seeds. Cooking styles are varied, and food is eaten according to the seasons.It is not true that corn and wheat are not eaten, for all whole grains, and some noodles and limited processed grains are consumed as well.
The MAcrobiotic people that I know are among the healthiest, most robust individuals that I have encountered. Those that fail are not doing it correctly. It takes discipline and consistancy to succeed.
People all over the world, in all societies have eaten this way for thousands of years. Recent studies verify the superiority of a whole plant foods diet; Dr. T. Colin Campbell (The China Study) Dr. Mc Doughall, Dr. Esselstyn 9(who Clinton has followed) Dr. Ornish, Michio Kushi, and countless others.