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Is cayenne pepper good for you?

Is cayenne pepper good for you?

Cayenne pepper, no: U have HX of Hyperthyroidism, imply hypertension? Problem here is cayenne preparations have large amt of sodium. Thus pepper not bad, xtra sodium can be, depending on overall sodium intake. There R `studies' support benefit in digestion & Cholesterol&Cancer of Capsicum (in cayenne pepper) by groups interested in natural substances. Not large mainline studies, they R to sell meds, pepper too cheap Read more

Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can ...Read more


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What are the health benefits of cayenne pepper?

Listen to your body: Wikipedia has a number of possibilities and other sites as well. There is an entire book devoted to health benefits. The caution to start with a very low dose that would be used in cooking as a spice is wise. With a slow increase you can to see how you personally respond. Read more

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Is cayenne pepper good while breastfeeding?

Is cayenne pepper good while breastfeeding?

Not so good?: Cayenne pepper and other spicy foods like chili pepper and hot sauce change the flavor of breast milk in some mothers, although not all nursing moms will experience this change to their milk. This can sometimes cause refusal to eat, or GI upset in the infant. For other infants, it doesn't seem to matter. Read more

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Would cayenne pepper be good for weight loss?

Would cayenne pepper be good for weight loss?

Haven't used it but.: Making food spicy often changes your eating patterns. If you are up to it. Typically it's discussed with blood pressure and homeopathic remedies like pain. Continue to ask around. Read more

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Is it true that putting cayenne pepper on my lips daily cause them to become fuller?

Is it true that putting cayenne pepper on my lips daily cause them to become fuller?

Allergic: An allergy to cayenne pepper could cause swelling of lips. Allergic swelling of lips, tongue or throat requires emergency care. Any swelling of lips due to pepper would be temporary and due to inflammation. Read more

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I have a question I need to know since someone told me to try this. Cayenne pepper and cinnamon does it help in lowering blood sugars?

I have a question I need to know since someone told me to try this. Cayenne pepper and cinnamon does it help in lowering blood sugars?

Explanation: Many of herbal or natural components can help a bit with blood pressure, but not the way as medications. With real hypertension you must use medications. And supplement can help to keep lower dosage of them. Read more

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Can cayenne pepper trigger an episode of svt?

Can cayenne pepper trigger an episode of svt?

Yes: Anything that can cause pain, anxiety and as a result increase adrenaline release can trigger an episode of svt. Some people are more prone to this than others and an individual can have a lot of variability in there own susceptibility. So you can have instances where you have the svt and have the same circumstances on another occaission fail to produce the same result. Read more

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Does cayenne pepper work to improve blood flow?

Does cayenne pepper work to improve blood flow?

Locally: It can increase local blood flow when applied topically. Of course this effect is temporary and has little or no bearing on systemic blood flow. Read more

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What is your opinion on the lemon cayenne pepper diet?

What is your opinion on the lemon cayenne pepper diet?

Hype only: This is a fad diet. Better is to eat a balanced diet and exercise. Read more

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Can taking cinnamon and cayenne pepper make you lose weight?

Can taking cinnamon and cayenne pepper make you lose weight?

Cayenne: Both good herbs for addin heat but need to reduce intake and increase exercise as well. Read more

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How effectively does the cayenne pepper & lemon cleansing diet work?

How effectively does the cayenne pepper & lemon cleansing diet work?

Not safe: It is supposed to work as a detox diet to help eliminate toxins from your body. This is also used as weight loss diet
it does have side effects
body may be deprived of essentioal nutrients, this can cause nutrition deficiencies.
Once the diet is over the person may consume more food and may gain weight
it causes diarrhea in the beginning and end up as constipation
headache, fatigue, loss of lean mus. Read more

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What can I substitute for the cayenne pepper in the detox diet drink?

What can I substitute for the cayenne pepper in the detox diet drink?

Not really: It is cayonne pepper, lemon juice, water and natural maple syrup that is used in the detox drink and there is no substitution. Read more

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I wanted to know is cayenne pepper safe to be left on scalp for long?

I wanted to know is cayenne pepper safe to be left on scalp for long?

Cayenne peppers: Can cause skin to become irritated. Why have your applied it? Read more

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Best dose of cayenne pepper for cleaning arteries and ways to take it.

Best dose of cayenne pepper for cleaning arteries and ways to take it.

Herbal Myths: I know of no physician who would prescribe cayenne pepper as a treatment. So, I think this question may be beyond the scope of this medical app. I know of no science or medical recommendation for this kind of treatment. I believe this is a myth and I am wary of taking this seriously. Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more