was honored by Michio Kushi in 2012 with an Aveline Kushi Award for his decades of dedication to macrobiotic teaching and counseling.
is one of the most experienced macrobiotic teachers and counselors in the world today.
Since 1972 he
has gained expertise in every facet of macrobiotics, including personal practice, teaching, counseling, professional cooking, restaurant ownership and center development.
In 1975 he
was given the honor of being one of the few macrobiotic counseling apprentices to the late macrobiotic master, Noboru Muramoto, author of Healing Ourselves.
In 1983 he
was among the first to be certified by the Kushi Institute's premier training program.
During the 70's and 80's, David
established macrobiotic education programs and centers throughout the U.S.
has appeared on national TV programs and radio shows, including the HBO® Special, "Six Months to Live.
is the co-author of A Personal Peace, contributing author to The Whole Mind and a regular columnist for Macrobiotics Today
, the world's leading macrobiotic magazine.
has developed macrobiotic curriculum and instruction programs for numerous educational organizations, applying his
experience as a former secondary school teacher and as a trainer of teachers at the University of Kansas
is well known for his
skilled and personal approach to private macrobiotic counseling.
is highly regarded for his
vast experience in the areas of macrobiotic healing diet, home remedies and lifestyle re-balancing, and he
is considered one of the leading trainers of macrobiotic counselors and cooking teachers.
n 1990 the late macrobiotic master, Herman Aihara, invited David
to be his
administrative, teaching and counseling associate at The Vega Study Center
in California, and from 1991-1998 David
worked closely with Herman.
After Herman's passing, David moved on to co-found Macrobiotics America and Macrobiotics Global, the first macrobiotic educational programs to offer multi-media distance learning courses via the internet.
David travels and teaches throughout North America and overseas, speaking to medical and lay audiences and as a featured presenter at the major macrobiotic camps and conferences, including The Kushi Institute
Summer Conference, French Meadows Summer Camp, The Fall Health Classic, and The Whole World Summer School
He has also served as a guest faculty member at the world-famous Kushi Institute in Becket, MA.
David holds the honorary position of macrobiotic counselor for The George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation of Chico, CA, the oldest macrobiotic education and publishing organization in North America.
n August 14, 2004, Ira died from injuries received during an accident while with his parents, David and Cynthia, at The Kushi Macrobiotic Summer Conference in Vermont.