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The topic of nutrition has become a bewildering landscape of cultural myth and vested interest. There is an urgent need for a new approach to human diet, one that cuts through the commercial PR, the political caution and the nutritional confusion.
The MACROVegan approach to eating addresses these concerns with a fusion of two important doctrines.  The first of these are the ecological insights of ancient Asian health care found in macrobiotic studies. This tradition points to the benefits of seasonal, regional and ecologically sustainable nutrition.
The second set of standards come from the ethic of the modern vegan approach to eating that drives the leading edge of contemporary nutritional science proven by both medical study and extensive epidemiological research.
The MACROVegan way of eating addresses the requirements for vibrant health as well as a delicious, diverse and socially responsible way of eating.

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The dramatic rise in degenerative disease attributed to diet and lifestyle has created a demand for solutions to disease prevention and personal health maintenance. What is called for is a new generation of men and women who are capable of offering practical advice on how to live a healthy life in modern society.

Bill Tara and Marlene Watson-Tara share their combined 90 years of experience teaching students to become excellent MACROVegan Health Coaches. They have graduates of their course in 25 countries teaching this philosophy. Please come and join us in service for a healthy world, for humans and hon-humans alike.
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Life Skills for Healthy Living

Our programmes strive to meet the needs of a growing section of the population who want to extend and enhance their life through healthy living by adopting the principles of a wholefoods plant based MACROVegan diet. If you want to have a healthy and educational break from routine, learn to reduce the stress of a busy life or learn new tools to manage your personal health care we have a programme for you.
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About Weight Loss with MACROVegan

Weight Loss with MACROVegan is an incredible programme that will transform your life. This course has 10 short cooking class videos, weight-loss teas, educational tutorials, recipes, and lifestyle tips with each module. Also included is an easy to follow 10-minute workout video that is simply the best for all levels of fitness.
The MACROVegan mission is to inspire as many people around the globe to adopt a wholefoods, plant-based diet for health, vitality, and sustainable weight loss.
Marlene Watson-Tara has been working in the field of health and wellness for over three decades. As an author, international teacher, and health counsellor, her expertise is extensive in the area of weight loss and health. She is a graduate of Plant-Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell, Cornell.
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Learning to make delicious, healthy food and weight-loss teas and soups in your own kitchen make Weight Loss with MACROVegan unique.

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The MACROVegan Centre

The MACROVegan Centre is where we are teaching, learning and experiencing the power of health and healing.  This is where we apply the practice and principles of natural process – merging ancient wisdom, modern knowledge and common sense.

Our rustic centre is just outside of the village of Oranmore, close by an inlet of Galway Bay on Irelands rugged and beautiful West Coast. We are a short drive from the cultural hub of Galway, the beauty of Connemara National Park and the rugged Cliffs of Moher and The Burren.

The beauty of the landscape and the salt breezes off the Atlantic provide a peaceful environment that balances our focused learning programs and provides ample opportunities to reflect on our place in nature.

There is an urgent need for a new approach to the human diet. A modern and holistic approach to nutrition must address not only the physical requirements for vibrant health but also the ethical, environmental and social impact of what we eat. The MACROVegan Vision defines a clear and practical guide for the future of food.

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The macrobiotic dietary principles have been developed over the past 60 years in America, Europe and Asia. They are based on the philosophy of Asian medicine as practiced in China and Japan. These concepts reflect physical, environmental and social observations for a period of over 5,000 years.

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MACROVegan for The World

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“Generally, we find that foods harvested in the autumn are less perishable and can be safely stored during the winter.”

Seasonal cycles, shifts in the weather, and even the move from night into day are not external artefacts. The environment is in constant flux, and we are in flux with it. In the animal kingdom this shows in cycles of fertility, migration and many aspects of behaviour. These shifts in the environment have influenced human activities, physical and cultural, for millions of years.

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Visit us and enjoy a life changing health break on the WILD ATLANTIC WAY…… we look forward to meeting you. Bill & Marlene

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As an International Author & Teacher of Macrobiotics and Vegan Living and a graduate  of Plant-Based Nutrition, (T. Colin Campbell/Cornell) I am excited to share with you my latest creation, my Cooklets.  These beautifully presented Cooklets will be a fabulous addition to your MACROVegan collection of vegan culinary delights.

Marlene Watson-Tara

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