Michio Kushi helped introduce the concept of macrobiotics to the Unites States in the 1950s. Personally, I was raised macrobiotic back in the late 70s and through the 80s, a factor which I believe had a lot to do with my robust health most of my life.

While I am no longer macrobiotic, I was intrigued by the premise that by looking at specific items on your body, one could make an accurate diagnosis as to one’s health. Your Body Never Lies delivers on its subtitle; this is a comprehensive encyclopedia of diagnosis.  There are charts, lists, and drawings of hand, feet, forehead, eyes, skin, including definitions of colors, shapes, ridges, bumps, and what they all signify. Also included is an explanation of yin and yang, the order of the uni¬verse, and the five transformations.  There are a number of useful diagrams and drawings to help the practitioner visualize what the body looks like and then conceptualize what needs to be done to create harmony within the body.


~review by: Lisa Mc Sherry

Author: Michio Kushi
Square One, 2006
pp.  171, $16.95