Health Benefits

Capsaicin in a patch - could it be the cure for chronic pain?

Capsaicin in a patch - could it be the cure for chronic pain?

Lots of people deal with occasional aches and pains from time to time, but If you’re dealing with chronic pain of any kind you know there are some days it just feels unbearable. Many people combat the pain by turning to prescription drugs. In the case of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy, or PDN, it’s estimated more than 95-percent of people turn to some type of medication.

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Want to live longer? Eat more chili peppers!

Want to live longer? Eat more chili peppers!

You’ve probably heard regular exercise is one key to a long, healthy life, but what if you could eat your way to longevity? If you want to live longer, you may want to try eating more chili peppers.

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10 healthy reasons to add cayenne pepper to your diet

10 healthy reasons to add cayenne pepper to your diet

If you’re thinking about spicing up your next meal with hot peppers, you could be in for more than just some extra flavor on the hot scale. Sure, a little cayenne pepper tastes great, but it’s also good for you. In fact, there are 10 healthy reasons why you may want to consider putting cayenne pepper in your diet.

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Want to live longer? Your chili addiction may be the answer

Want to live longer? Your chili addiction may be the answer

Sure, a good diet and plenty of exercise can lead to a healthier lifestyle, but it turns out the true key to longevity may actually be hidden inside a tiny chili pepper. To understand how it works, we have to dial it down a notch. Let’s start with capsaicin. That’s the part of the pepper that makes hot chilis taste so very hot. When you eat a hot pepper, a receptor protein called TRPV1 is activated. It senses the heat and our blood vessels begin to relax. Capsaicin is already known to help with minor aches and pains, but that...

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