Another unique idea in Macrobiotics is that microwave ovens should NEVER be used! Electric stoves should not be used and gas cooking/cooking with fire is the way to go. Cooking with electricity denatures the food and speeds up the molecules in the food too much.
I cannot afford to get gas into my neighborhood (23,000 dollars!) so we bought a propane campstove for outside. I will now cook out on the patio... probably good to get the fresh air too! Thank goodness it's spring!
On a side note, if I get good at using the campstove I thought how nice it would be to have outdoor cooking classes....Hmmmm......
I still think whether you choose a raw food diet or a cooked food diet eat good foods that you are not allergic to and get tested for celiac disease (Mark Hyman MD just wrote that he believes 60% of autoimmune diseases start because of celiac disease!) and don't eat junk foods (I'm going to spank myself now for yesterday!--just kidding) Have a GREAT day!