macrobiotic eating is a dietetics practice founded by Carla Chait, a registered dietician practising macrobiotics in Johannesburg, South Africa. The macrobiotic dietary approach is based on the relative tendencies of yin and yang, emphasising more centrally-balanced whole grains, vegetables, beans and seaweed as dietary staples.

Carla completed a BSc Hons Physiology at Wits and a BSc Med Hons Nutrition and Dietetics at UCT and is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She trained in macrobiotics through the Kushi Institute and the Strengthening Health Institute.

Carla is interested in the biological, ideological, ethical and environmental considerations of a whole food plant-based diet. Macrobiotic teachings are based on a deep appreciation of the fluidity of life: health can become sickness and sickness can become health; loss can change to gain; difficulty can become ease; and weakness can turn to strength. Life means to exist and to perpetuate itself; falling ill and struggling is the anomaly. The greatest joy is in transforming our situation. Inspired by these principles, Carla’s therapeutic approach is generous, compassionate and engaged.