Gabriele Kushi, BFA, MEA, CHC, AADP a board-certified Holistic Health Coach and certified Macrobiotic Practitioner, is an internationally renowned author, lecturer and teacher. She is the founder and director of Kushi's Kitchen (www.KushisKitchen.com) with studios in Minneapolis and NYC, the author of Embracing Menopause Naturally (Square One Publishers), Eleven Macrobiotic Natural Foods Cooking DVDs (available as singles and in a box set), and her new book she co-authored with Michio Kushi: The Macrobiotic Kitchen in Ten Easy Steps. (German available now, English Fall/Winter 2014).
She is a Level 3 graduate (1979) and Level 4 graduate (2005) of the Kushi Institute USA and received advanced training as a teacher and counselor also with the Institute’s founders and international macrobiotic leaders, Michio and Aveline Kushi, in macrobiotic philosophy, anatomy, physiology, cooking, healing, diagnosis and health evaluation, Shitasu, Do-In, palm healing, and teaching. She also became a board-certified Holistic Health Practitioner in 2008 after graduating at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in conjunction with Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY.
Gabriele is often featured on radio talk shows and is widely quoted in print and electronic media. She has been published in the magazines Natural Health, Taste for Life, Essential Wellness, and in the seasonal publication Das Grosse Leben in Germany, among others.
She has dedicated 40+ years to the healing arts, with special focus on the macrobiotics one peaceful world tradition, indigenous and alternative healing, yoga, sustainability, and the support of these arts by sound research. Gabriele has educated people from all over the world and all walks of life on how to become healthier and more self-reliant by choosing natural foods and sustain conscious lifestyles. Gabriele has helped many of her clients to change their lifestyles, worked with serious regenerative illnesses, and is a menopause specialist. She addresses the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual, as she believes that concerns are rooted on more than one level. Gabriele Kushi stays emerged in research, is well aware of popular diet/food trends, and incorporates sustainable, global, local and spiritual awareness to provide a well-rounded and female wisdom approach in her work.
Gabriele received the 2009 Aveline Kushi award for her dedication and work in macrobiotics, and serves on the advisory board of Earth Save International. She teams up with Native American medicine women as well as healers and spiritual teachers in Europe, Japan, Mexico, Middle America, the United States, India, and Africa.
Gabriele was born in Germany, lives in the United States, works with her daughter Angelica Kushi at her NYC studio, and is the daughter-in-law of macrobiotic leaders Michio and Aveline Kushi.
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Book: The Macrobiotic Kitchen in 10 easy Steps ( available in German now, English Fall/Winter 2014)
Gabriele's book: “Embracing Menopause Naturally” is a true companion for any women who wants to nurture her spiritual and emotional growth, as well as educate herself about cutting edge menopausal research, gain valuable insight through women’s personal stories and try easy healthy yet tasty recipes.