The Macrobiotic diet is a lifestyle pattern that encourages balancing the various aspects of life to achieve health and longevity. Diet is a major aspect of the system as it espouses foods that are organic, whole, unprocessed and without refined sugar or animal products
This diet is named after its creator Dr. Dean Ornish who pioneered it in the 1970s. Also called the Ornish Spectrum Diet it is regarded to be more than diet but a holistic lifestyle approach as it emphasizes activities which boost physical and psychological wellbeing such as exercise and stress management on top of dietary changes. It is scientifically proven to help reduce weight and help with heart disease management and is rated highly by most dieticians.