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Can Eating Spicy Food Help My Neck Pain?

What if food could be used as medicine? The good news is that it can! Many of today's pharmaceuticals are based off of compounds found in foods we eat everyday. One such compound is capsaicin , the active ingredient in spicy foods like jalapenos, cayenne and habaneros.  Capsaicin works in general by effecting the nervous system, and specifically by blocking Substance P, a neurotransmitter responsible for pain. Capsaicin can be used to fight pain by eating the above named hot peppers 2- [...]

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