Teacher: David McCarthy

From: West Sussex, UK

David is co-director and founder of the Kushi Macrobiotic School UK, a centre of excellence for teaching macrobiotics in Mid Sussex, England. He is a Pharmacist and Internationally recognised macrobiotic teacher, counsellor and natural health advocate. 

Following his son Jonathan's brain tumour diagnosis that led to his death at the age of ten, David felt he had exhausted the avenues offered by modern medicine and turned to a more holistic approach.  For more than twenty years David has studied natural approaches to healing and the healing power of food, from Ayurveda to veganism.  Eventually his path lead him to macrobiotics, in which he has found a powerful balance. 

David studied Macrobiotics at the Kushi Institute of Europe in Amsterdam, deepening his knowledge with invaluable teaching from Michio Kushi himself as well as other leading teachers in the USA and Europe.

David has educated people from all over the world, from all walks of life, advising how to improve their health with better food choices. He continues to actively teach macrobiotics in the UK and throughout Europe and the USA and is dedicated to the promotion of personal and planetary health.

As a macrobiotic counsellor, David guides others to strengthen or recover their own health.