George Ohsawa

po_Ohsawa-GeorgeGeorge Ohsawa, born Nyoichi Sakurazawa (later he called himself Sakurazawa Yukikazu, October 18, 1893 – April 23, 1966), was the founder of the Macrobiotic diet and philosophy. He used the French first name Georges while living in France.

George Ohsawa introduced the oriental concept of health to Westerners in the mid-20th century, writing about 300 books in Japanese and 20 in French during a 40-year period. He defined health with seven criteria: lack of tiredness or fatigue; good appetite; good sleep; good memory; good humour; precision of thought and action; gratitude.