Inflammation is the key
Posted Friday, January 1, 2010 at 2:50 PM
A vegan diet helps wipe out allergies, asthma, and other chronic illnesses. One key reason is that animal proteins may incite inflammation throughout your body. Your immune system is provoked by foreign proteins, which includes animal proteins in your food. When you eliminate the animal proteins, your immune system can find healthy balance and functioning.
Your body can then find its natural, healthy balance between anti- and pro-inflammatory forces. Chronic illness is reversed and your immune system will be stronger to fight microbes that may infect you.
Fundamentally, the reason vegan diets wipe out allergies is the same reason plant-based eating reverses heart disease and high blood pressure.