Allergies have now replaced the infectious diseases that claimed so many lives in the last century as one of our most pressing health problems. The once common infectious diseases including TB, diphtheria and scarlet fever have largely been eradicated through better hygiene and antibiotics. Yet, not much attention has been paid to the dietary and lifestyle causes of these problems.
Although not often fatal, allergies represent a weakened blood quality and immune system that leave us vulnerable to a host of dangerous and potentially fatal infectious illnesses. The treatment of allergies can also be very costly in terms of doctors visits, medications, lost productivity and time from school or work. Their symptoms can make our lives and the lives of those around us miserable.
Allergies are related to a weakened blood quality, which is caused by an overly rich or nutritionally imbalanced diet. A diet high in animal fats especially from cold dairy products and cheese raises blood fat and cholesterol levels. These foods include cold milk, ice cream, yogurt, various types of cheese and butter, as well as sweets and fruits, which help make the blood more fatty. The modern American diet depletes our supply of minerals. A lack of minerals allows our blood to be more acidic and open to infections.
By practicing Strengthening Health Macrobiotics, we naturally choose food and lifestyles which strengthen our blood quality. In this way the causes of such problems as allergies, heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity and cancer are changed. We can strengthen the health of ourselves, families, communities and world.