Gabriele Kushi, BFA, MEA, CHC, AADP is the director of Kushi's Kitchen and she is an author and a well-known health coach, natural foods cooking teacher, and macrobiotic counselor. For 30+ years she successfully taught and counseled people from all over the world and all walks of life on how to become healthier and more self-reliant by choosing health supportive foods that sustain conscious lifestyles.
Gabriele is often featured on radio talk shows and quoted in the media. Gabriele has published eleven cooking class videos and is the author and photographer of the book Embracing Menopause Naturally (Square One Publishers, NY). She has been published among others in the Natural Solution Magazine, Taste for Life, Essential Wellness, and Das Grosse Leben Magazine in Germany.
Kushi addresses the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual, as she believes that concerns are rooted on more than one level. She utilizes the macrobiotic principles of yin - yang, the unifying principles, and the 5 Element theories to provide sound guidance to fine-tune your innate ability for wellness. Her consultations and study programs include personalized Natural Health Education with recipes, cooking tips, tonics and lifestyle recommendations. Gabriele has seen many clients who want to change their lifestyle and worked with serious regenerative illnesses, and she is a menopause specialist. She incorporates a local, global, sustainable, spiritual, and scientific awareness to provide a well-rounded unique wisdom approach in her work.
She received her macrobiotic education from the Kushi Institute, and the Macrobiotic Educators Association certify her as a macrobiotic certified teacher and counselor. Gabriele Kushi, is also the daughter-in-law and student of the world foremost teachers of Macrobiotics, Michio and Aveline Kushi.
She received extensive training as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in conjunction with Columbia University Teachers College. The Association of Drugless Practitioners certilies her as a Holistic Health Consultant. During the training, she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Her teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Summa Cum Laude degree in Photography and Native American Studies from the University of Minnesota. She has exhibited her photographs Voices of Changing Women in Minneapolis, MN. Gabriele serves on the advisory board of Earth Save International and collaborates with Native American medicine women and healers, and spiritual leaders worldwide. Gabriele has lived in 2 countries, speaks German and English, and has taught in Europe, Japan, Africa, and throughout the USA. In 2009 she was given the Aveline Kushi Award for her long time dedication to macrobiotics and world peace.
Gabriele’s work is rooted in her lifelong studies of Macrobiotics, Biodynamic Agriculture, Fukuoka organic farming, holistic healing, Eastern and Complementary medicine, Alternative Healing, Qigong, yin-yang, natural foods cooking, the Five-Energy Theory, Oriental diagnosis, palm healing, shiatsu, Do-In, indigenous healing and medicine, yoga, meditation, and natural nutrition.
Her education and travel experience has equipped Gabriele with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and her knowledge of different dietary theories, she work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Gabriele Kushi’s common-sense approach to health and healing is easy to apply, down to earth, and realistic.
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