Online Planetary Health Winter Conference 2020

Online Macro Winter Conference 2020

Join us for our 3rd annual, exciting Online Planetary Health Conference!

It brings together teachers, students, cooks, practitioners, and other leading holistic and macrobiotic presenters from around the world.

Viewer participants are encouraged to ask questions and engage in spirited discussion with the presenter and other participants for an inspiring and informative learning experience.

We use zoom as our online platform and you will receive the access codes for the event after you sign up.

PRESENTERS 2020: Dr. Neal Barnard (American author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine),Nutrition Professor Janet Lacey, Bob Carr, Edward Esko, Verne Varona, Marlene Watson-Tara & Bill Tara, Christina Pirello, Jessica Porter, Melanie Waxman, Alex Jack, Jeffrey Reel, Denny Waxman, Virginia Harper, Warren Kramer, Bettina Zumdick

Testimonials 2019 “This has been a fabulous Winter Conference.  Every single workshop was so worthwhile.  They were all so different, and illuminated Macrobiotics from so many different angles.  I feel very inspired, and I have also learned a lot.”      —Elizabeth Moreland 

• Opening session Sunday, January 19 • 3 live sessions daily, Monday through Friday, January 20-24, at 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET

$279 Early Bird through Dec 31 • $325 after Jan 1 • Opening Session Free

Hosted by Bettina Zumdick, and Alex Jack




Session # 1 12 noon-1:30 p.m. WARREN KRAMER: Health Stuck and in a Rut? How to Take Your Health to a New Level!

Session # 2 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BETTINA ZUMDICK: Smart Vegan Seafood – the Secret Life of Ocean Plants

Session # 3 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. VERNE VARONA: Practical Solutions for Recovering & Strengthening Our Intuitive Sensitivity


Session # 4 12 noon-1:30 p.m. BILL TARA: Judgment - a Macrobiotic View of Consciousness - MARLENE WATSON-TARA: The Natural Woman

Session # 5 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CHRISTINA PIRELLO: TBA

Session # 6 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. JEFFREY REEL: TBA


Session # 7 12 noon-1:30 p.m. DR. NEAL BARNARD: Hormone Haywire

Session # 8 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. VIRGINIA HARPER: Crohn’s & Colitis: Modern Disease & Traditional Cures

Session # 9 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. JESSICA PORTER: How Healthy Are You?


Session # 10 12 noon-1:30 p.m. MELANIE WAXMAN: Weight Loss: Why Diets Don’t Work but Healthy Eating Does

Session # 11 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BOB CARR: Spreading Macrobio-tics: Self Develop-ment and The Mechanics of Spiritual Progress

Session # 12 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ALEX JACK: Smart Vegan Politics; Nutrition in the Era of Trump, Impossible Burgers and Climate Change


Session # 13 12 noon-1:30 p.m. EDWARD ESKO: Lightfood—Eating for Consciousness & Enlightenment

Session # 14 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. DENNY WAXMAN: Awaken Your Natural Healing Ability

Session # 15 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. DR. JANET LACEY: Great Things that Come in Small Packages: Iron, Calcium and Zinc

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Online Macrobiotic Winter Conference Recordings 2019

Complete Recordings available

The 2nd Macrobiotic Online Winter Conference, featuring leaders of the global macrobiotic movement, was held January 20th thru the 27th, 2019.

The Macrobiotic Online Winter Conference brought together the Macrobiotic Community, as well as bringing enrichment, study, development and fun right into people’s homes. To use a quote from one of our participants: ‘This conference was out of the ball park!’

Full Conference Recordings: $159.00

Single Sessions: $14.95

Hosted by Bettina Zumdick, and Alex Jack

Session # 1 Valentina Nelissen (Kushi Institute Amsterdam) - "Raising happy, healthy children"

Session # 2 Fatima Al Mansoori - "Human Consciousness & Yogic Sciences"

Session # 3 Jessica Porter - "The 7 Levels of Consciousness"

Session # 4 Warren Kramer - "Why Am I So Tired?"

Session # 5 Christina Pirello - "Back to the Cutting Board"

Session # 6 Virginia Harper - "The Importance of Tracking Your Healing Process"

Session # 7 Sommer White, MD - "The Opiod Crisis"

Session # 8 Bettina Zumdick - "Thyroid and Adrenal Gland Health"

Session # 9 Anthony Dissen - "Understanding the Immune System"

Session # 10 Edward Esko - "Dementia - The Macrobiotic Approach"

Session # 11 Tom Monte - "How to become the better you"

Session # 12 Verne Varona - "Healing happens - what it really takes"

Session # 13 David and Nicola McCarthy - "Living a Macrobiotic Way of Life in Today's Face-Paced Crazy World!"

Session # 14 David Sergel - "Finding meaning in observing the natural world"

Session # 15 Alex Jack - "Spirals of History"

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Opening Session
 on Sunday, January, 20th: 2 pm - 3:30 pm - free of charge to anyone who wishes to participate.


Closing Session on Saturday, January 26th 12 noon - 1:30 pm free of charge to anyone who wishes to participate.

*Subject to change • Presentations are 1 hour + with 15-30 minutes of Q&A and discussion

All sessions are recorded for convenient playback and will be available for up to 6 weeks after the conference.

The Online Macrobiotic Winter Conference is the first of its kind, bringing macrobiotic friends together from around the planet

Cost: Entire Conference: Early Bird until 12/31st $295 • Regular Price: $325

Per Diem Rate - coming soon: $79 (Please specify date)

Other Ways to Sign Up:

2.     Sign up on directly (under this event’s name)

3.     Send check and your email address to Planetary Health, Inc. Box 487, Becket MA 01223


Testimonials from Last Year’s Winter Conference:

“Absolutely fantastic! A brilliant idea!”—David Stephen Rubin

"Thank you so much for everything!  The most amazing and informative conference I've ever had the privilege of attending!”—Jeb Hibpshman

 “It was so great to see macrobiotic friends enjoying a lecture similar to what they would attend in Becket or at our new summer conference without having to leave their homes! The lectures were dynamic, funny and very informative. I was so happy to see macrobiotic information being shared since the loss of the Institute!”Sheri-Lynn DeMaris

“That conference was just remarkable. I was amazed at the quality of the presentations and the range of topics.”—Ariane Cherbuliez

“Christina inspired me to cook again! I adored the ballerina (Valentina). I was also very, very moved by Tom Monte lecture. It really resonated with me. Thank you again for this wonderful forum.”—Fran Verma

“I really loved it. Just being united via on line with everyone felt good. The information was great! I'm sad it is over."—Jean Edelman

 “Kudos for the conference and all the organizing that you did to make it happen. I loved the gender parity!”—Cathy Albanese

“I have enjoyed the ease of attending a Macro conference via the Webinar because I could watch in my jammies if I wanted!”—Dorcas Gerace

“Great program! Very informative! I was able to catch a few sessions live but loved being able to watch the rest on my own time. It did feel l like being in a spaceship with friends! Please do it again soon!”—Alice Fava