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George Ohsawa

Birthdate: 18. October 1893
Date of death: 23. April 1966

George Ohsawa, born Nyoichi Sakurazawa , October 18, 1893 – April 23, 1966, was the founder of the macrobiotic diet. When living in Europe he went by the pen names of Musagendo Sakurazawa, Nyoiti Sakurazawa, and Yukikazu Sakurazawa. He also used the French first name Georges while living in France, and his name is sometimes also given this spelling. He wrote about 300 books in Japanese and 20 in French. He defined health on the basis of seven criteria: lack of fatigue, good appetite, good sleep, good memory, good humour, precision of thought and action, and gratitude.

Quotes George Ohsawa

„Chewing transforms even toxins into nutritive substances.“

—  George Ohsawa

p. 97
Ohsawa used this as metaphor to describe how to read books.

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