The Macrobiotic Diet Other lifestyle adaptations (that should be done regardless of what nutritional plan one follows) are to increase exercises such as walking or dancing, spending time outside in nature and in the sunlight, and minimizing your time spent in front of a TV or computer. The two areas of medicine that report greatest results with the macrobiotic lifestyle are the treatments of AIDS and cancer. Research has been done on men with AIDS. One way AIDS can be detected is when lymphocytes (the white cells that fight infection) decline in number. A study has shown that when those affected began the diet soon after their diagnosis, they maintained higher lymphocyte counts. There are even documented reports of incurable cancer completely disappearing in people who follow the diet.