Within a matter of weeks, participants placed on the vegan diet outlined by the prophet Daniel experienced improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol and insulin levels, insulin resistance, and C-reactive protein levels, a marker of inflammation within the body.
Also see the prequel video, Tightening the Bible Belt. Can the drop in biomarkers of inflammation actually translate into an improvement in inflammatory disease progression, though? See Dietary Treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Diet & Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The decrease in inflammation is likely a combination of the anti-inflammatory effects of many plant foods (see Fighting Inflammation in a Nut Shell), and the pro-inflammatory effects of animal foods (see the three-video series ending with Dead Meat Bacteria Endotoxemia).
The improvement in antioxidant capacity is also not unexpected, given the different Antioxidant Power of Plant Foods Versus Animal Foods.
Since this video originally came out, I have published a lot more on inflammation and antioxidants. Here are a few of the popular ones:
- Preventing Crohn’s Disease with Diet
- Anti-inflammatory Diet for Depression
- Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
- Food Antioxidants and Cancer
- Antioxidant Rich Foods with Every Meal
- Minimum “Recommended Daily Allowance” of Antioxidants
- Antioxidants in a Pinch
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