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In support of our Mission, the Center is committed to provide variety of services to anyone seeking to lead a healthier, more fulfilling life. Our educational approach is based on the following three pillars.


Through study and conscious effort to raise our knowledge so we can make a better choices that lead to a healthier and happier life.


To take care of yourself by applying principles of Macrobiotics in daily life.


Active Participation

Become an active member of our society to create a sustainable and supporting environment for all.  

Macrobiotics is For Everyone
Macrobiotics means great or big life.  Hippocrates, the father of modern western medicine was one of the first people to use this word to describe a whole view of life. Macrobiotics can help you to overcome many health challenges through adjustments in food and lifestyle choices.

At the Macrobiotic Center of Chicago, together with well-known macrobiotic practitioners, we created a place that offers a variety of services to make sure that you will succeed in your individualized path to better health.

The Center focuses exclusively on the macrobiotic way of life. We'd like you to learn and experience the extraordinary effects of powerful foods and lifestyle changes with us at the Center.

We can provide you with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to overcome health issues such as: hypoglycemia, high cholesterol and blood pressure, skin disease, osteoporosis, weight loss issues, diabetes and countless others issues.

Perhaps you would like to deepen your understanding of the basic macrobiotic principles or learn proper cooking techniques or gain the skills of visual diagnosis to see your health. We can help you with all of that and more at the Center.

We know firsthand that making lifestyle changes is not easy. The Macrobiotic Center of Chicago is here to help you. We welcome you to join us and start on the path to a healthier and happier YOU!


Natasha Valodin and Ella Zibitsker

To help our community to recognize and experience the positive effects of Macrobiotics on all aspects of our life.

Our Mission

Our Vision


Macrobiotic Practitioner since 1999

Certified Yoga Instructor

Lifestyle and Macrobiotic Educator

Natasha Valodin


I’ve been practicing macrobiotics for more than 20 years now and can honestly say that it works. It all started in April 1999 when I attended Michio Kushi seminars and health consultation during his visit to Chicago.  The whole new world opened up for me, although I was familiar with many healthy lifestyle concepts. It was there, that I met Ella Zibitsker, who became my very close and special friend since then.


Macrobiotic Practitioner since 1998

Cancer Survivor since 1998

Lifestyle Coach and Motivator

Ella Zibitsker


Macrobiotics saved my life. In 1998 I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, 4th stage, and aggressive form. I was told that nothing can be done, though in 9 months I was clear of cancer. It happened only because I discovered a wonderful world of Macrobiotics and great people at the Kushi Institute. I started practicing Macrobiotics right away and without any reservations. I'm very thankful for the help from my family, friends, and my counselor, Warren Kramer.

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