Flashback Friday: Biblical Daniel Fast Put to the Test

Flashback Friday: Biblical Daniel Fast Put to the Test

“Biblical Daniel Fast Put to the Test” Evidently not completely satisfied with
the scientific rigor of the dietary trial presented in Daniel 1: 8 through 16,
researchers in Tennessee published two papers recently, detailing a
series of parallel experiments on a 21-day all-you-can-eat diet “devoid of animal products and
preservatives, and inclusive of fruits, vegetables, whole grains,
legumes, nuts, and seeds.” In other words, “food intake in
accordance with a stringent vegan diet.” The purpose of the studies was
to determine the effect of a 21-day Daniel Fast on both
biomarkers of antioxidant status and oxidative stress, as well as
the efficacy of the Daniel Fast to improve markers
of the lion’s den of metabolic and cardiovascular
disease risk. No surprise that a diet composed
of whole plant foods improves several risk factors for metabolic
and cardiovascular disease, as well as an improvement
in selected biomarkers of antioxidant status and oxidative
stress—including metabolites of nitric oxide, which I’ve
talked about before. Participants experienced meaningful
improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin levels, insulin
resistance, and C-reactive protein; were all lowered to a clinically
meaningful extent. And this was in a young
healthy population; imagine the miracles it could do
for people who are really hurting. “This study extends the findings of other
plant-based diets by documenting the impact of a strict vegan diet
on multiple measures of oxidative stress and
antioxidant capacity.” Of course, if, instead of a biblical
Daniel Fast, they had called it a “strict vegan diet,” they probably
would not have gotten a compliance rate of 98.7%,
especially in Tennessee.



  • Zi eo

    Congrats on 500K Gregor. Legendary

  • Jay Carlson

    Can't wait for How Not To DieT!

  • WholeElise

    Well.. "Strict Vegan Diet" doesn't have the same ring to it! 😂

  • Lucio Huet

    They found out that the Bible state thousands of years ago.

  • wkdravenna

    I'm level 6 vegan and I totally agree to do anything in Tennessee you have to trick them into convincing them it's in the Bible only way to deal with those people.

  • Zakaria Fadli

    Now we only need to convince them to do a year-round Daniel fast.

  • Jack Riggs

    In terms of anecdotal evidence, Daniel Fasters testimonies describing the effects of a clean whole food plant based diet as a positive religious experience that filled them with the spirit is, while still anecdotal, very telling of the effects of eating whole plant foods.

  • Julian VI

    since it is the day before the sabbath… 🙂

  • S W

    What a surprise that the Bible has a very healthy diet in it. Kind of like following the manufacturers service schedule for your car….

  • Julian VI

    i got into vegan diet because the church where i am going teaches the Daniel diet described in the Bible. But not every christian denomination teaches what the seventh day adventist church teaches about lifestyle…

  • Raphael Quaglio

    Pulse = beans & lentils only. Not nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, etc! Why do some translations delete the word pulse and use the word vegetables? Two very different meanings.
    I know the idea was to avoid unclean meat. But the wine was also unclean & forbidden. Wine is a fruit not meat. There's more to this than simply a vegetarian diet.
    Christians modify many such bible passages.

  • Jae Maa

    My sister, who is highly religious, just mentioned this to me yesterday when i told her I was going to have to make some serious changes in my diet. Funny how when I mention vegetarian, or vegan she laughs, and says she could never give up meat, but then suggests this. Hello! This is a VEGAN way of eating.

  • Lichtblick

    Jesus is love ❤️️

  • chiyerano

    Thank you for this video. Enjoy your Friday and weekend.😊

  • Mark WiseCarver

    Vegan in Tennessee here.

  • Marc Milton-Talbot

    Broccolius vobiscum.

  • What is Life

    Wow, this one I never saw before.

  • Curtis 23

    I knew all these guys & use to smoke together & whenever we got some new weed we'd say "put it to the test"

  • Brandon Miller

    Daniel Fast is vegan. Vegan is not Daniel Fast. Daniel Fast is a subset of a strict vegan diet. In other words, the Daniel Fast excludes food items allowed in a strict vegan diet.

  • Carbage Man

    That is not a fast, and this video is practicing something akin to "cultural appropriation" to claim it's the same thing as a "strict vegan diet." It's actually MORE idiotic than "strict" veganism.

  • Brandon Miller

    Genesis 1 – last three verses.

  • Carbage Man

    You will encounter the most oxidative stress from sugar and starch, not meat.

  • Nikki H

    Daniel did TWO fasts. The first is properly described by Dr. Greger. The 2nd fast is described by another commenter trying to pass it off as the 1st fast 😌

  • Bill Morris

    Abducted by aliens at age 21, I asked them to make me forever young, hoping to get zapped with a ray that would preserve my youth. Instead they recommended a WFPB diet plus B12 & D3 and to grow my own arugula so I'd have it fresh every day. Don't believe the story, but the diet, together with exercise, works, and I've got the youthful appearance and old birth certificate to prove it. Haven't seen any UFOs. though.

  • Spital Helles

    I think the picture speaks for itself. Notice his rosy cheeks, his lucious, shiny hair.
    The artist really excelled at portraying healthily glowing eyes and a posture that conveys a determined disappproval of dairy

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  • yolanda jerginson

    Here’s a better idea. Please leave mythological bullshit stories out of science based data. Muslims and Hindus like to inject their crap, too. Humans have been fasting (not always by choice) and have ate plants waaaay before man invented god(s). The religion you were born in didn’t invent fasting… or proves your belief to be true.

  • QualityGains

    Maybe we should just rename our movement 'veganism' to 'biblical-daniel-fast-union'?

  • Red Pill Vegan

    Kevin Hall responded to your video which cited his study

  • egal

    So a Daniel fast not only isn't a fast at all, but in fact is a binge of whole vegan foods? Sounds pretty nice.

  • Beatnik Bandit Racing

    I like clams

  • Robin L

    Vegan and Whole Food Plant Based are NOT synonymous. Vegans can include sugar, white flour, oils, processed plant parts, and fried foods. Vegan also brings with it a lot of political baggage. Please do not use the two designations as though they are the same. They are not!

  • Plant Maven

    Veganism is on the rise globally. I never thought I’d see the day.

  • truefuschniken

    Ha ha! Love this!!!

  • SKPjoe Coursegold

    Bible belters love their Daniel.

  • Vegano Smitty

    "Lions den…" I see what you did there🤣🤣🤣

  • Steph Ss

    Duped by the book…again.

  • Vegano Smitty

    Let's call it the Daniel Diet and monetize it lmao.

  • Plantbased Outdoors

    Been doing this fast for eight years. And I'm not religious!

  • Iron Vegan

    Quite interesting how the title including "Daniel" led to better acceptance in Tennessee than if it were called a strict vegan fast. Yes, I can see how the influence was swayed by that clever naming. Sure enough, as you say, no surprise regarding the results of the study! Be careful though, as you may be treading on thin ice with the biblical naming conclusions – some folks are mighty sensitive to any references to their religious beliefs 😉

  • Sven3xs

    Keep in mind, that if the meat source wasn't first sacrificed to idols, Daniel and his chaverim would have pigged out on it. Know that. Mmmm..Passover..love that lamb!

  • Beth Grant-DeRoos

    Often have wondered what would happen were the fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds were ALL heirloom varieties not hybrid, tweaked by human varieties, since the organic heirloom varieties which we grow, or buy all have more nutrients.

  • Joefest99

    I had a great uncle from Tennessee. The garden vegetables they grow down there!

  • alehoneydro

    Going all in on a whole foods plant based diet was this fast. Why do the meat eaters crave the blood so much? How many generations? Are some genes dormant until given the right nutrition.

  • gdcat777

    So, it wasn't REALLY fasting but going vegan… Well, that's easy to do.

  • Laurie Paris

    My parrot has heard the 3 note sign off so many times now, that he just sang it in response! 😄 Great video, especially the last words with regard to compliance! Yep, when it comes to humans, it's all in knowing your demographic and how you spin the deal! 😆 🌱

  • Chris Namaste

    Just call the WFPB diet a "Bible Diet" and you might get rates up to 20% in the Southern US, one of the most unhealthy places in the Western world.

  • HT logistics3434

    I'm doing a juice fast then I'm going to just eat vegan

  • samanjj

    I see the only real problem with a genuine vegan diet as the B12 deficiency. Everything else about it makes complete sense.

  • eric5335

    I'm a fundamentalist Baptist Christian and have significantly limited meat and fat consumption and eat plant based at least 5 days a week. In the Bible BREAD was the main food, not flesh. Give us this day our daily BREAD. The Bible says herbs (vegetables) are for the service of man. Proverbs says bread strengthens man's heart and never says such about meat eating. Proverbs also says not to even be around riotous eaters of flesh in the same verse as not to be around winebibbers. America has one of the highest meat consumption of the world.

  • admin8446

    Except, such "diets" and more are a lifestyle recommendation in Hinduism.

  • Tony Olson

    Why does this guy sound so condescending and smug, when he talks? It’s so annoying.

  • M J

    I’m curious as to your opinion on Leptins in tomatoes and night shade family doing nothing but damage to your GI tract and avoiding them all together? Also peanuts are supposed to be a no go as well? Thanks

  • You're Right but...

    "Miracles" see what you did there

  • Mr Natty Gains

    Someone should of told you by now doctor, inflammation causes heart disease. And to reject anything that comes from God is a sin.

  • Raul Vaquer

    Sure, Daniels fast didnt include the developed vegetables we have today, full of CHO

  • Brett Mason Media

    All of your studies have the same inherent flaw. What were these people eating for 21 days before the 21 day experiment? I can only presume it was the standard American diet. A diet full of sugar, foods fried in unhealthy and deadly vegetable oils, and mostly processed products.

    Any dietary intervention of exclusion of these foods will show a positive result. Any. Diet. Period. Of course that doesn't meet your vegan agenda so you don't bother with that aspect of it.

  • David Andersen

    Thou shall not lie! LOL. Omnivores! They are helpless children. We must always be strict, but kind. Tough love my vegan sisters and brothers. Tough love.

  • George Georghiou

    Dr, please explain what the nutritional epidemiologist Tammy N Tong (The Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford) is reporting on her study…..here's the link https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l4897

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