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  • Chili Pepper Reduces Risk of Colorectal Tumors
    Chili Pepper Reduces Risk of Colorectal Tumors- Read the Correlation!
    Incidences of colorectal cancer are on the rise. Researchers have begun to focus on natural ways to help prevent the development of this life threatening health condition. An unlikely remedy has been found in the compounds contained within chili...
  • How to properly use capsaicin for natural pain relief
    How to properly use capsaicin for natural pain relief
    Every now and then we all suffer with some sort of pain. Some of us our go-to relief is just a pill away. However, those of us that want to stay natural and use natural remedies might think of all the natural ways in which pain ca be alleviated....
  • Hot peppers are a good natural remedy for chronic pain
    Hot peppers may be a beneficial aid for pain management
    Over 100 million American adults suffer from chronic pain, many of which are affected by inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. While you should always follow your physician’s instructions to manage your pain, it is nice to know that...
  • Two red peppers and how they've grown
    The spicy cayenne pepper proves to be an important food and medicine source
    The cayenne pepper (aka red pepper) is the fruit of capsicum annuum longum, a shrubby tropical plant that grows to about 2-4 feet in height. Technically a berry, the fruit is usually 1 to 2 centimeters in diameter and 1 to 12 centimeters in length...
  • Hot pepper capsaicin for weight loss
    Hot pepper capsaicin for weight loss
    If you’re a hot sauce fan it’s likely know about the Screamin’ Hornets hot sauce or the Mad Dog’s Firey Sauce. You may have even purchased such sauces or received them as a gift from fellow spice-loving friends or family....
  • Molecular Structure of Capsaicin
    Trinidad Maruga Scorpion takes the title of the hottest pepper in the world
    The world renowned Chile Pepper Institute, www.chilepepperinstitute.org, based out of Las Cruces' New Mexico State University has taken on the task of testing the heat of various peppers in order to discern which is the hottest in the world...
  • Skin Burns
    Watch Out for Side Effects from Topical Pain Relievers
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public in a safety announcement on September 13, 2012 about the negative effects of pain relievers placed on the skin in the form of patches, creams, lotions, gels and ointments. The FDA reports...
  • Topical capsaicin therapy for fibromyalgia
    Topical capsaicin therapy for fibromyalgia
    When it comes to the treatment of pain with fibromyalgia most people have at one time or another tried various topical creams. Some people may find relief with arthritis creams while others do not, however, new research on capsaicin based topical...
  • Peppers, spices and more
    The Benefits of Spicy Foods
    Today (August 19) is National Hot and Spicy Food Day. Not to be confused with International Hot and Spicy Food Day, which is January 16, many across the States are taking time to try out foods that are associated with spicy heat such as chicken...
  • Hot Peppers
    Can Hot Peppers reduce your risk of Heart Disease?
    I am one of those who love spicy foods, and if you do as well, then this is great news for you! Did you know that hot peppers such as habaneros, cayennes and jalapenos contain a variety of capsaicinoids? Do you know what the six hottest peppers...
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    Good plate, bad plate (part II: color)
    Part I of this topic examined balancing the portions on a plate, with less meat and more vegetables. Part II focuses on the second rule of thumb for creating a "good plate," colors. In short, the more colorful the plate is, typically,...
  • Woman having acupuncture
    Osteoarthritis Go Natural It Works
    Natural treatments are safe and effective avoiding medicationsOsteoarthritis that painful condition when joint cartilage wears away and rubs against bone. Osteoarthritis affects nearly 27 million Americans today. It is painful, disabling and...
  • Peppers
    Peppers: The health benefits of green peppers and hot peppers
    Peppers are vegetables and are rich sources of vitamins and nutrients. They are native to Mexico, Central America and northern South America. and not related to peppercorns, an unrelated plant from India that gives us back pepper. However, when...
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    Capsaicin may contribute to skin cancer
    Before you reach for that heating salve to ease your aches and pains - you may want to think twice if it contains capsaicin. Researchers at the University of Minnesota recently discovered that the ingredient derived from chili peppers, capsaicin,...