10. Don't listen to all the hype

There are claims made by some supporters of the macrobiotic diet that it can stave off disease, or even cure cancer. As much as we wish we could eat our way through the most serious of life's illnesses, this simply isn't true. What the macrobiotic diet might do is improve your health and maybe even your lifestyle, giving you more energy and maybe even a more resiliant immune system. However, the best solution for ails and illnesses is still professional advice and medicine.