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Maria Afonso Sancho first learned of Macrobiotics in 1973.
Immediately, she took this kind of food to the snack bar at the Medical College Students' Association at the University of Lisbon, where she was studying. By 1974, where once was only a stand selling french fries, fried beef, and fried eggs, there were now daily vegetarian macrobiotic meals. The university has continued to add more macrobiotic meals ever since.

However, her search of the mysteries of the Divine, of Health and Illness, and of Life and Death began much earlier. Maria Afonso Sancho remembers at an early age sitting beside her grandfather, Raul, and rather than asking him to tell her fairy tales, instead asking him about God, sickness, life and death. Her grandfather was very wise and knew how to cure not only people, but also animals and plants. They were his books that Maria first read -- books from the 18th and 19th centuries, about agriculture, medicine, and veterinary work – all while she was only six years old.

A member of Mensa International (, Maria Afonso Sancho is a trailblazer, more given to self-learning and pioneering than to academia. However, from 1980-1986, she completed the first Macrobiotics course ever given in Portugal. Later, she completed further training in Switzerland.
She is also a member of ISCASystemic Constellations are a method, an approach, a type of therapy, a collection of insights, applied philosophy, study of human relationships, a useful tool applied in many disciplines, a way of perceiving the world and find solutions to free yourself from any kind of problems.

For 24 years, she had the title of a Naturopath. However, in 2014 the laws that govern Naturopathy in Portugal were altered. Since she disagreed with the changes, she gave up the title she’s retained for more than 2 decades. Living in the realm of fear is against her life concepts, so she considers herself a happy ex-naturopath.
She studied under various disciples of George Oshawa: Michio e Aveline Kushi, of course, as well as Tomio Kikushi and Herman Aihara. She sat under the teaching of Ferro Ledvinka and Ryk Vermuiten em Lenk in 1986, and that of Francisco Varatojo from 1986 to 1990. She also studied under many other masters, and completed a synthesis of many other techniques.

Since then, she has developed her own method of Painless Self Cure support, understanding that the only true Cure lies in changing and curing one’s self. Self Cure’s effectiveness continues to surprise, and, naturally, it only includes techniques that are holistic and pleasant.
Today, Maria Afonso Sancho continues her travels, studies and independent research, with a keen interest in all experiences that can support the development of health and happiness.

  • The fee for an online macrobiotic consultation is €80 per hour. This fee includes your ongoing macrobiotic advice and life coaching. Please bring paper and pen to write down your notes. They will be useful for the rest of your life.
  • Also consider a macrobiotic training day at your home. Or enjoy our "Silence, Mantras and Meditation Retreats"  for one week-end, for 5 days or 2 weeks transformative retreat . These take place at different confortable places. Immersed in local culture & nature. 

Take a look at this video about Maria Afonso Sancho. (
This is about her last book:
You can order her 3 books from here: 

She is now a widow, and has four children and five grandchildren.
You can speak with her fluently in five languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French, English and Italian.
What she most enjoys is helping empower other people to heal themselves, love themselves, and find happy meaning for their lives. It makes her heart chakra shine with joy!

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