Medical question concerning peppers...

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  1. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Active Member

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    Rich told me recently that I was going to need a "stomach replacement by the time I reach an older age"... A comment/joke that has stuck with me.

    Through the years I've noticed that my tastes for peppers dumbfound my friends and family. I remember starting out enjoying the "hot" Pace Picante sauce that I had amped up a little bit with crushed red pepper and cayenne, now, some 18 years later, I "need" habanero in just about everything, including my ketchup for fries and have recently started looking for hotter peppers such as the ghost pepper. I know that in some countries the children start out eating these habanero peppers at a young age, which would indicate that they are okay???

    I have read that consuming peppers regularly boost your immune system and good things like that, but I am concerned about how they may effect the body in large doses, long term...

    Any insight?


    Crpdeth
  2. Crpdeth

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    Good reading and some good news! Thanks Rich.


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    Art, I love Johnny Cash!

    In fact this song is one that I have considered for a WMM video that I want to do with a mixture of footage from BBQ cookouts and good friends, but I think I am leaning more towards Fire Lake from Seger. :)

    Crpdeth
  6. Terry_P

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    The approach I would take is to eat the peppers if you like them and if the body starts telling you to slow down then I would. There is a lot that people don't know about the body and the hot pepper cravings may be for a reason.
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    The hot that's in different peppers is the same stuff. You get more of it in habaneros than jalapenos. Habaneros are right at the top of the list for hot. If there's anything hotter it just has a little more of the hot in it.

    After eating hot stuff your senses are dulled down & you don't notice the hotness as much.

    There is an area in Mexico where the people eat nothing but habaneros made into a paste & then spread on bread. It's common for them to die as young as 35 when their stomachs burn thru & they bleed out.

    Sounds like fun:)
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    Not to mention cauterizing hemmroids ..... :eek:


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    I am like you Crpdeth, I have built up my tolerance for all things hot through the years- however, I knew I liked it hot at an early age (thank you tabasco sauce)

    Habenaros are hot... There's also a thin little chili I used to eat with some Lao friends that would "slap your pappy". I've heard the Scotch Bonnett along with the Ghost Pepper in India are proported to be the hottest.

    As for excess, too much of anything can become a poison to the body... even water. I will continue to consume all things hot, as much as I like without worry. :D :D

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_chili
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    According to the section titled "Peppers and Health" in the following link, you're probably safe.
    http://members.visi.net/~mandy/pepguide.html

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    "Everyone I know goes away in the end"

    OMG, I love this song... Yes...An old favorite Ginga.

    Thank you for the info!!!


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    Thanks for the link, SoMo. :)

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  14. Marlin T

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    This had me thinking. I love hot stuff and have found a GREAT product called Acid Rain.

    Not only is it *censored* hot, but the flavor is right up there with the best I have ever tried.

    Check out these Ingredients: Habanero, Piquin, Ring Of Fire, Peri-Peri, Tepin and JalapeƱo peppers, garlic, ginger, spices, salt, lemon, lime and orange juices and vinegar.

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    Cool site, Marlin
    I'm going to have to check them out!!

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    As stated above, capsaicin from peppers is a very good thing. Not only is it good for teh prostate but it is made into a cream and used for pain management. I use it on a regular bases for my back and legs. I have a crushed spine r0om a motercycle wreck sone 17 years ago. I started oiut using capsaicin cream in a .01% solution from the advice of my doctors at the VA. I am now up to a .025% solution cream. It has helped deaden the nerve endings to some degree in my back and my legs. NOTE, watch what part of legs used one, if it bends or flesh meets flesh, stay away from those areas. Like liquid heat if you knwo what I mean. Now back to the Peppers, they are doing research every day on capsaicin and are finding that is is good for many painful ailments. It does slow or even stop the contraction of some types of cancers, has actually helped in some ulcers, great as a muscle rub as I stated, and it boosts the metabolism in many people. OIt also does have the affect you mentioned, you do build up a tolerence to it and can eat even hotter food with a steady diet of it. I bet you ahve not hurt your body one bit by eating hot peppers. ONLY draw back is to people who are nbot used to eating hot foods and eat a very hot pepper to "see" how it tastes, they can actually do harm to their tasts buds of the tongue.
  17. Crpdeth

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    Great site Marlin T

    Check this one out when you get a chance, would ya? Hot Sauce link I am currently trying the Jack Daniels Black Label, which is just pretty dang good, but my next purchase will be the Black Mamba which consists of the chocolate habanero... I haven't tried the chocolate just yet, but they say the Scoville rating is very close to the Red Savanna.

    This stuff can get quite expensive, I think the 2oz bottle of Black Mamba is going to be over 12.00 plus shipping, so I suggest any fire breathers among us mosey on down to the recipe forum and try the sauce that Rich sent me, as I have it posted there. I'm having fun playing with the ingredients.

    Oh here's a pic of the JD sauce. Sorry it's so dark...I'm really going to have to break down and buy another camera soon. :)

    Thank you all for the information!

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  18. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

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    If you have ever watched the Mythbusters, particularly within the past two weeks, you may recall in one of their experiments that a pepper expert/seller said that someone ate so many hot peppers that the person died from suffocation. Like many things, to much can kill you.
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    I got a bottle of Black Mamba for Christmas, have worked my way through about 1/2 of it. A little of that stuff goes a long way.... it's wicked!!! :eek:
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