“Health is a direction, not a fixed state.”

-Denny Waxman


“Macrobiotics is the most well thought out plant-based diet.”

-Susan Waxman


The Strengthening Health Institute, through its educational programs, provides clear, accurate information about the dietary and lifestyle practices essential for personal and planetary health.  We are leading the way in on-site education in Philadelphia AND online macrobiotic education worldwide.

Despite the enormous resources spent on health care, the overall health of humanity is declining. However, the awareness of the connection between diet and health is spreading, and with this increased awareness is the understanding that everyone has the ability to create their own health.  The mission of the Strengthening Health Institute is to educate and empower individuals to create their own lasting health through diet and lifestyle practices.

SHI’s esteemed faculty is led by directors Denny and Susan Waxman, who have been teaching, counseling and living the macrobiotic lifestyle for more than six decades combined.  Together, they have used their knowledge and expertise to educate and help thousands across the globe to lead healthy, happy lives or recover from a wide variety of health problems.  They have witnessed many different experiences throughout their years and have worked with everyone from children to senior citizens, and students from all walks of life – including celebrities!


Health is a direction, not a fixed state.

Health is a direction, not a fixed state.

7 STEPS TO STRENGTHENING HEALTH Strengthening Health is an orderly approach to eating and living. It is based on creating healthy eating habits (format of meals), and diet (content or food choices, and quality within the meal).


Location and Hours

Our office is located at 1940 S. 10th St., Philadelphia, PA 19148.

Our normal office hours are 1:30 – 6 PM Monday thru Friday.