Hot Chilies Can Cool Gut Inflammation


By Dr. Mercola Research has recently discovered that hot chilies may help soothe your gut when you suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is not to be confused with inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), which is a less serious functional disorder that doesn’t cause ulcers or intestinal damage as does IBD. IBD is an autoimmune condition that may have serious consequences. Currently there are nearly 3 million Americans who suffer from IBD, with nearly 70,000 new cases diagnosed each year.1 This is nearly triple previous estimates, which may be due to a combination of rising rates and improved diagnostic criteria. The rising rates of the condition may be related to genetics, environmental factors, diet and changes in your gut microbiome. Research has demonstrated your microbiome is so important that physicians may even use it as a diagnostic tool.2 While improving your microbiome plays a significant role in reducing or eliminating your symptoms, capsaicin and endocannabinoids may
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/05/15/hot-chilies-gut-inflammation.aspx

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