• The Benefits of Ketosis: Ketosis is a metabolic state in which your body begins to break down stored fat and to burn it for energy. As part of this process, your blood level of ketones -- byproducts of fatty acids that have been broken down -- rises sharply. Diets that are extremely low in carbohydrates often induce a state of ketosis. While extreme and prolonged ketosis can be dangerous, mild or moderate ketosis produces some health benefits. Consult your doctor before beginning any ketogenic…Read More

  • Ten Ways Hot Peppers help you be Healthy and Lose Weight: (NaturalNews) Hot peppers are now at the medical community's center of attention due to its promising benefits to the overall health and weight loss process, thanks to its natural compound called capsaicin. This substance works in so many different ways that can guarantee faster shedding of fat without compromising safety. Below are the 10 benefits of capsaicin for healthier weight loss. Capsaicin boosts metabolism Capsaicin contains properties that stimulate energy releasing by consuming three. . . Read More

  • Arthritis - Spicy Supplements Could Prevent Joint Pain and Inflammation: ARTHRITIS pain could be reduced or prevented by changing your diet plan. Taking these spicy supplements could stop joint pain and inflammation, it’s been claimed. Arthritis is a common condition that affects about 10 million people in the UK, according to the NHS. The condition causes joint pain, inflammation, and warm red skin over the affected joints. Patients could relieve their painful symptoms by taking capsaicin supplements, scientists have claimed. Capsaicin is a compound. . . Read More

  • World’s Hottest Pepper May Have Triggered This Man’s Severe Headaches: Known as the Carolina Reaper, the chili can constrict arteries in the brain. Hot peppers aren’t just a pain in the mouth — they may be a pain in the head, too. After eating the hottest known pepper in the world, a man suffered from splitting headaches that drove him to the hospital emergency room, and into case-study history. His is the first known instance of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome — a temporary narrowing of arteries in the brain. . . Read More

  • Who was Wilbur Scoville?: Wilbur Scoville and the Organoleptic Test Centennial By Dave DeWitt [Author's Note: The year 2012 marks the Centennial Anniversary of the Scoville Organoleptic Test, so I decided to apply all my food history online research skills that I've honed over the past five years to create what is the first definitive—however brief—biographical essay on Scoville. Fortunately, the combination of Google Books, Google Scholar, and other online resources. . . Read More

  • Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar: There surely must be something really healthy in using apple cider vinegar, since historical records suggest that even The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, used it back in around 400 B.C. for its health giving qualities. Apple cider vinegar is made from fresh ripe apples that are fermented and undergo a stringent process to create the final product. The vinegar contains a host of vitamins, beta-carotene, pectin and vital minerals such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous. . . Read More

  • Pepper Component Hot Enough to Trigger “Suicide” in Prostate Cancer Cells: Capsaicin, the stuff that turns up the heat in jalapeños, [and Brother Bru Bru’s contains Habañero peppers which have WAY more capsaicin than Jalapeño or Tabasco peppers] not only causes the tongue to burn, it also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves. . . Read More

  • The Hot Sauce That Fights Prostate Cancer: When my nephew was born in a Seoul suburb, my Korean in-laws decorated their front door with a cluster of bright red chili peppers, a neighborhood announcement that a son had been born to their household. . . Read More

  • Hypertension Develops Early, Silently, in African-American Men: Young and healthy African-American men were found to silently develop hypertension earlier than their white counterparts, according to a new study. How blood pressure is measured may be the key to early detection. Central blood pressure, in the aorta near the heart, not brachial pressure, in the artery of the arm, may be the key to screening, the study found. . . Read More

  • African Americans and High Blood Pressure: Blood pressure normally rises and falls. When the blood pressure is elevated over time, it is called high blood pressure. Any person can develop hypertension, which is the technical term for high blood pressure. Blood pressure measures the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels when the heart contracts to pump blood and when the heart rests between beats. In people with hypertension . . . Read More

  • Food / Diet Therapy for Hypertension: Research has shown that following a healthy eating plan can both reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower an already elevated blood pressure. Vegetarians, in general, have lower blood pressure levels and a lower incidence of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Experts postulate . . . Read More