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Red Hot Chili Peppers May Cure Type 1 Diabetes

This is only experimental work but this absolutely unexpected discovery that came out of nowhere -- except that some Jamaican researchers learned about it some six years ago -- showed that injecting the active ingredients in hot peppers, capsaicin, into the pancreas of diabetic mice helped them recover from type 1 diabetes, the most devastating and troubling form of the disease.

This is only 5 percent of diabetics, but the most challenging one as type 2 diabetes is virtually 100 percent recoverable with natural methods frequently described on my site.

Believing there was a link between nerves and diabetes, scientists took a hunch on capsaicin, and they were right. The islets of diabetic mice began to produce insulin normally. This is all preliminary work though, but studies should be quick and there may be a product available in a few years.

And here’s the GOOD NEWS: Like ginkgo, capsaicin is a natural product so the likelihood of serious side effects is very small.

Cell, Vol. 127, No. 6, December 14, 2006: 1123-1135 Free Full Text Study

National Post December 15, 2006