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The “macrobiotics friends association”: nurturing life amidst chronic disease in Vietnam by Le Hoang Ngoc Yen

“I will never return to that Zone of Death! You too should try to follow this diet to nurture life.” Aunt Minh[i](Fieldwork notes, February 2018) We first met Aunt Minh and Aunt Khai a few days after the Vietnamese Lunar New Year in early 2018 during our first field research trip to “Xóm sống vui” (“Happy life village”) in the rural southeastern part of Vietnam, approximately 60 kilometres from Hồ Chí Minh City....