As a macrobiotic counselor, I consider it a privilege to share my
personal experience with you and guide you through the process of
successfully implementing macrobiotic principles in your life to achieve
optimum health. Recognition of its effectiveness as one of the foremost
natural health alternatives is now established. The macrobiotic approach
to health encompasses a universal theme that speaks to us all. Macrobiotics
is like molding clay. You can shape and form it to fit into just the
right place in your life which served you most.
My goal is to help you discover how easy it can be and how quickly
you can apply macrobiotic principles to your own individual needs;
while at the same time, achieving your goals and getting your health
back. As you take charge of your life, I will guide you while you
continue to more fully realize and satisfy your desire for freedom
The key to physical, emotional, and spiritual well being is being
able to maintain balance. I will help you find that "key."
My commitment to you is to help you learn that the way to do this
is by embracing the macrobiotic philosophy of natural living through
diet and lifestyle. And because we have chosen one way in the past
does not mean we have to continue that way, but it could be one of
the choices when we add other possibilities. Limitless resources from
which you may choose, await you behind each new door. As each new
door opens, you will be free to choose what you really want.
As our counseling relationship grows, you will become more aware of
your uniqueness, how it can influence others as well as our environment.
I view my on-going support to you as a serious obligation. One that
requires the art of designing a program of dietary reccomendations
specific to your highly personal needs and circumstances.
Furthermore, I am commited to making myself availible to answer questions
that may arise either by phone or email. Therefore, I invite you now
to accompany me on this journey as you explore the well spring of
possibilities availible to you.
Please Feel Free to Call Me at-
or email me at-
- Mina Dobic - 20 year cancer survivor - Diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian
lymphoma, metastasis in liver, entire lymph system, pelvis, and
left breast - Medical experts gave her two months to live
Internationally Renowned Macrobiotic Teacher and Nutritional Counselor
Providing complete and comprehensive macrobiotic dietary and lifestyle
Precise Evaluation of your Present Condition
A few words from the filmmakers:
'The 90 min. documentary feature transcends all original subject
matters of a cancer-survivor story, up to date. Its primary character,
Mina Dobic is 20 years cancer free and currently one of the world
leading alternative medicine counselors.
Up to date, besides the growing number of celebrities, most of
whom are counseled by Mina, the macrobiotics has simply not yet
had the universal exposure needed to bring it to the masses. 'With
Love, Mina' documentary feature, besides covering an amazing
biographical accounts of its main character, Mina Dobic; her reflections
on recovery and most intimate relationships with her family and
closest friends, covers in number of subplots the stories of other
Macrobiotic practitioners and cancer survivors, experiences and
comments on the subject by the Western Medical Practitioners,
various attended, story relevant events and interviews with celebrities.
Although this is a project with a conscience, "With Love,
Mina" is not just another 'miracle story'. The drama
recounted here is one that is being acted out in family after family,
city after city, country upon country. The gritty reality
of the subject this film focuses on transcends happy endings and
demands an answer. In the end, that answer is clear, and uplifting
- There is hope, and there is a way!
Up to date the project is 90% complete and awaiting Post Production.
For more information and to get involved please contact:
Writer / Director
Promotional Footage part of the 90 min. Documentary Feature.
As a top academician in her home country of the former Yugoslavia,
Mina Dobic led a privileged life. That all changed in 1987, when
Mina was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer that had metastasized
to her liver, bones and lymph system.
Mina’s doctors gave her only two months to live. She reviewed
the literature and quickly realized that the chemotherapy and radiation
treatment offered by her physicians was not a viable option. Instead,
she did something remarkable: She decided to adopt the macrobiotic
way of life. Six and a half months later, Mina Dobic was cancer
free. My Beautiful Life tells her story.
The course that Mina Dobic and her family took is a modern odyssey
that weaves together many of the critical issues of the last half
century—the struggle between repression and a free society,
the conflict between conventional medicine and holistic health,
and the forces that pull the modern family apart even as members
strive to hold it together. During her journey to wellness, Mina
passed from cancer victim to cancer survivor, from patient to healer,
from student to teacher. My Beautiful Life not only eloquently
explains how Mina recovered from cancer, but also details how cancer
can be prevented through diet and a simple philosophy of living
in balance with nature.
Click here to learn more about "My Beautiful Life"
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Macrobiotics is neither an empirical folk medicine nor a mystical,
palliative, religious, scientific, spiritual, symptomatic technique.
It is the biological and physiological application of Oriental philosophy
and medicine, a dialectial conception of the infinite universe. This
approach is five thousand years old and shows the way to happiness
via health. It is very simple in practice. Anyone can adopt it in
his daily life, anywhere, anytime, if he genuinely wants to be free
of all physiological or mental difficulties.
It is because of the Macrobiotic teachings of Lao-tse, Sun Tzu-wu,
Confucius, Buddha, Nagarjuna, the Shintoists, andlong before them,
the sages who produced the greateset medical science of India, that
millions of people in the Far East enjoyed happiness and freedom,
culture and comparative peace for thousands of years. They, along
with the ancient Greeks, knew that a sound, clear mind cannot exist
in a tense, disturbed body.
George Ohsawa, Zen Macrobiotics
book is simple but lovely. I have personally had Mina Dobic as
my teacher and councelor for over 3 years now and can honestly
say she and the macrobiotic lifestyle have made a tremendous difference
in my life. I look and feel younger, and when I follow her instructions
I feel just like "super-woman!" If there was one perfect
individual to recommend this book to it would have to be to a person
who is suffering from a serious illness such as cancer. From this
book you'll learn that there IS hope and there is another option
in the way of healing. Mina Dobic's "My Beautiful Life" is
proof that macrobiotics really does work!"
- Alicia Silverstone -
It is so inspiring to hear Mina's story-As a Southern California
Holistic School Owner, Educator and Practitioner, I was first introduced
to the 100's of people Mina had helped after she cured herself
and before she published this book. Since she wrote this book,
she has gone on to help 1000's of people. Going through the ordeal
she went through, has obviously become a most effective method
of initiating health benefits in contrast to the experiments and
double blind studies of allopathic research- Mina's intuition and
her desire to show everyone that they too can heal themselves,
is the mark of a true healer. Her book is a solid example to inspire
others to lead "a beautiful life". Thank-YOU MINA
Upon reading this gem of a book I felt overwhelmingly inspired
to alter my way of life and take a healthier and more simplistic
approach to healing myself and raising my children. Mina's story
touches on a groundbreaking topic that is on the horizon of alternative
medicine - Macrobiotics. The way in which Mina recounts her own
battle against cancer and her heroic victory is not only inspiring,
but also brings hope to those people who are facing grave illness
and have nowhere else to turn. She offers her direct knowledge
and personal experiences as true examples of how diet and lifestyle
choices can directly impact your physical, mental and emotional
health. Her education, training and insightful wisdom as a Macrobiotic
Counselor are a true testament of her fervent dedication to spreading
the awareness about Macrobiotics around the world. Mina is a
powerful advocate for public health and an unwavering beacon
of truth. Most importantly, Mina is a professional Instructor
who wholeheartedly practices what she preaches.
- Julie Parker -
Mina has done everyone a great service. Her story is a modern
profile in courage.
Against all odds she recovered her health,
peace, and life. This book is a gem!
- Edward Esko -
Whoever heard of Mina, had a chance to meet her, work
with her or read her book knows what a generous and insightful individual
she is. And if you've tried to purchase her book then you know
how difficult it has been to get a hold of a copy - because the
first edition is SOLD OUT. Following pure logic, it would be paradoxical
to conclude or pronounce that this book, now in second edition,
is poorly written or accusatory proclaiming a writer a quack with
a capitalist agenda. That is just pure arrogance. By writing a
scathing review of this book, one would only be prohibiting those
in critical condition from working their way back to health. Because
certain individuals have decided to unload their aggression on
something and someone that they know very little - or nothing -
about is ludicrous. After all, Mina's book was adopted into the
literary archives at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington
DC and it is not so often that an author is granted with such an
honorable privilege. Mina's story is insightful and written in
an unselfish tone rich with passion and a genuine love for life.
Anyone that has ever wanted to fight their illness and succeed
should read this book as a firts-hand example that it can be done.
Luckily, this book came to me at a time of crisis. Mina's story
inspired me to change my own life and health. No matter what medical
science has to say about how diet, lifestyle or emotions affect
our healing there is one indisputable fact, Mina after being diagnosised
with terminal cancer is still here almost 20 years later to tell
her story. I personally will be forever grateful to her for sharing
her story. A story that has helped so many others to create their
own stories of healing in their own lives. I thank Mina and macrobiotics
for my wonderful health and for helping me to create my own wonderful
- Laura Taylor -
Mina's story may well be one of the most important books
you buy this year, because it may extend your life,
lifestyle, even help you heal yourself.
Twenty years ago Mina was diagnosed with a terminal cancer and
still, considering of what painful ordeal she went through, she
courageously chose a way of seeking healthful alternatives to recover
from a particularly serious disease. We might think how fortunate
she is to able to seek solace in such a path, but that path of
healing was chosen by her, because she believed in it. That belief
kept her going and today she is a living proof that if we take
charge of our own health, we can conquer almost any disease.
Whatever our opinion of her reasons for this journey, with her
story, Mina showed that she is an excellent writer. In every chapter,
she brings forward her wit, intellect, love and heart. More than
that, she brought a great deal of courage, to share her story,
her experience with others, with one goal only - to help as many
people to heal themselves from serious illnesses. From that standpoint
her book is as much interesting and successful as both a resource
and motivational statement.
Thank you Mina for this moving and encouraging
Please, keep on teaching and inspiring people toward health
- With respect, Oto Ekres -
Macrobiotics isn't just miso soup or seaweed
curing cancer - it is much more involved than that. It's about allowing
your body to regain its healing power. Mina gives you a glimpse of
what healing naturally looks like. Her journey is one of courage
and perseverance against unfavorable odds from the medical community.
More and more individuals are facing this same type of diagnosis
or living with chronic illness. This book is an inspiration to
many people whether they are facing a health challenge or just
want to eat healthier and live a more natural lifestyle.
Mina Dobic's book is an intensely personal testimony to her
own triumph over one of the most deadly killer diseases on the planet
- in her case ovarian cancer! Her purpose clearly is to open the
door of hope to millions of desperate souls who have been diagnosed
with "incurable" or advanced stage cancer - those who
have undergone or are facing radical surgical procedures or debilitating
Chemotherapy. In reading some recent reviews of her book on-line,
I am mystified by some of her detractors.
Why should we discount this courageous woman's personal victory?
Is it because we don't want to admit that we are dissatisfied with
what conventional medicine has to offer? The medical community
is not the villain here, but the "best" they have to
offer cancer patients is an extreme, almost barbaric approach,
that in practice too often kills the patient with the cure! In
effect these methods destroy the body's immune system in order
to cure the disease. Thereby disabling our own God-given, natural
defense system against disease! For many, it does seem a counter
indicated path to take.
Mina Dobic's philosophy - from her own personal story - seems
to be; that if the body is somehow capable of growing and multiplying
these diseased cancer cells - then that same body can also reverse
itself and head back in the opposite direction and rebound to good
health. She advocates this through a cleansing process (Macrobiotic
Diet) that will starve the diseased cells and cause them to shrink
and eventually disappear.
Mina's approach- as outlined in her book - is not to discredit
Surgeons and Oncologists whose motivation is also to cure...but
to illustrate that if you have the guts to educate yourself and
`take charge' of your own health and life...instead of abdicating
that responsibility entirely over to the medical profession...You
have a good chance of winning the battle! After all, there's always
the option of combining both methods. Many surgeons today, welcome
a combined approach to a cure. Granted, it requires courage, discipline
and determination, but that's what Mina Dobic is all about!
I say Bravo! There may be some phonies out there in Alternative
Land...But, knowing her work personally as I do,
Mina is certainly
not one of them!
- Raquel Welch -
Actress and Healthy Living Advocate
Since April of 1996 my wife
and I are exploring macrobiotic way of living, cooking, thinking...
and with our friends and families we see ongoing growth of health,
peace and love around us. I often wish I knew this way when I was
I grow up as Judo competitive sportsman and I've tried many diets,
but non of them had lasting effect on me, with no special meaning
or depth... until I've had Mina's miso soup !!!
That soup I will never forget. It was organic fresh corn miso
that was so beautiful to eye, with rich yellow color, artistically
tin diagonally cut organic green onions, with sweet taste that
wormed my stomach and then that special pleasant current of energy
that spread inside of me... That was the moment I knew i found
I never cooked before I thought it was waste of my time. Now I
spend almost few ours in the kitchen every day. And now I consider
that as the best investment in life. Cooking is precious, it is
the most important art anybody can learn and it is alchemy of living
. Our well being is our priority and I am happy to say that despite
our long business ours, working as professionals in the film industry
with average 12-14 hour days, we took active roll in our health.
We took macrobiotic way as prevention, and although on each film
production food is provided every six hours, in our short breaks
we chose to eat food that we prepared fresh at home each morning
in our loving atmosphere, and our kitchen became pharmacy of life.
We cook our home remedies when we are out of balance.
With my lovely wife Irena being great cook and as a partner curious
artist, we together have achieved many new levels of personal transformation
and we are still learning since there is no top of that mountain
of personal rediscovery.
Thanks to the that small group of courageous people who committed
their lives to create positive difference in the world and spread
the word, we have discovered the education about health, peace,
love and personal freedom. Withought them this ancient knowledge
would disappear and was already pushed in to the dark corner due
to development of machines and industrialization.
Thank you founders of the modern macrobiotic way George Ohsawa,
Michio Kushi, and especially our dear friend and teacher Mina Dobic
and their loving families.
With you hope for healthier and happier world is alive. We are
waiting to read more of your books and see you in more media on
TV and films, that will inspire and support hugh audience to take
on their health into their hands, until this human way becomes
main stream and machines becomes museum artifacts.
In the bigger circles of our influence it seems that organic consciousness
of ancient wisdom combined with modern technological advancements
is growing and there is possibility that we as human beings will
transform our current physical and spiritual pollution into more
positive way and with that achieve now unimaginable levels of human
Create yourselves a great day, create the best of your life
- Irena & Sasha -