jalapenos seemed to help me

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   Posted 3/24/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I just thought I would throw this out there...I have been kind of flaring but am putting off going to the doctor. My husband made Carne Guisada with extra jalapeños and put jalapeño juice in the rice we had for dinner the other night and the next two days I had no symptoms at all. I know that sounds crazy but I looked them up on the internet and I found a site that says they are an anti inflammatory. And my mother who has rheumatoid arthritis says that some people use a cream for there joints that contains an ingredient that is in jalapeños. Not that I am going on an all jalapeno diet or anything....I just thought it was interesting. I was expecting them to have to opposite effect.
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   Posted 3/24/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
ohh really? jalapenos are a strange one for me sometimes i can eat them and have awful cramping afterwards and other times i can be fine after them. I love them so i keep my fingers crossed when having them ha ha, that has really suprised me about the anti inflammatory i can tell my partner that because he gives me ear ache when i eat them worrying that im going to be ill. ha ha

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   Posted 3/24/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Researches have found that chillies may be one of the causes of colitis

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   Posted 3/24/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Mudua,that link deals with info that seems related to pain,in the most part.Chillies will exacerbate any type of gut sensitivity,IBD or otherwise.I don't think this article refers to a "cause",merely an exacerbatory factor.

Here's the end quote from said article:
"The development of drugs to block these excessive chilli receptors would help to conquer pain in a wide range of bowel diseases and maybe even cancers."

Alternatively,if chilli is an exacerbatory factor for you,DON'T EAT IT!

However,not to digress from the topic of this thread;I love chillies and they don't bother me.If I'm flaring,sure,it ain't too good an idea.But to suggest they may cause IBD?No way,not in my experience.

I hope my reply doesn't seem antagonistic,it's not intended that way.

As for the original topic of this thread,stranger things have happened!If chilli helps,use it as you see fit.One thing that really bugs me,is when friends say,"no wonder you have gut problems",when I eat spicy foods.They DO NOT cause IBD!
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