Posted by: hungryguy | September 1, 2008

Capsaicin and red pepper – the cure to diabetes.

Over 7 days away from home and my weight has remained the same.  I am really happy with that as I stuck to my program very well (went off a couple small times only).  I will be back to my intense routine next week and hope to continue the downward slide of my weight.  In the meantime I thought I would comment on what I honestly think the cure to diabetes will be…

Seems that my whole life I have had the feeling that with all the transplants, stem cell research, drugs, etc that are looked to potentially cure diabetes I have always had the thought that it would be something much simpler and something right under our noses.  I have even had dreams (many years ago) about someone having a magnificant leaf (or whatever) that could be eaten to cure diabetes.  Well I realize it has been almost 2 years since this discovery was made but I wanted to spread the word that a potential for a very simple cure has been found.

As everyone knows, insulin was discovered and used to manage diabetes in Toronto, Canada.  So now comes this research from Toronto, Canada where the active ingredient in Chili peppers (capsaicin) was injected into mice with Type I diabetes.   Yes, they are mice but the significance of this discovery can not be overlooked.  First the fact that the problem with the pancreas not producing insulin may be attributed to a blockade in the neurogenic inflammation.  Second the fact that these mice were actually cured from any signs of diabetes (some for as long as 4 months) is outstanding.  This being without transplants – just stimulating what is already there.

In the 1.5 years since this discovery there has not been much said of the progress.  I can only hope that the research will be taken as far as possible.  This is some of the first research that has rekindled my hope that something very simple will one day cure this complicated disease.  For my part right now I recommend the feta stuffed red peppers from Costco.  They taste great and you can eat as many of them as you want on the South Beach Diet.  🙂

You can google and find other comments regarding this research or if you are medically inclined and like to read you can download the entire research report here:,_Issue_6,_Pages_1071-1286_(15_December_2006)%23tagged%23Volume%23first%3D127%23Issue%23first%3D6%23date%23(15_December_2006)%23&view=c&_gw=y&wchp=dGLbVlb-zSkzV&md5=c94603f087e29bc569f3c0cbcdbcc611&ie=/sdarticle.pdf



  1. You are doing good – your weight is evidence! It will remain once the optimal weight is reached.

    Keep up with your chilli and pepper diet! A little goes the long way – the seeds are most potent! Grind them and blend a little into fruit juice for pepperminty taste!

  2. Read “The China Study” by T. Colin Campbell. Its changing my health and helping me beat diabetes.

    I’m also researching Capsaicin and eating Habaneros.

  3. Thanks for another great blog post. Where else can anybody get this kind of article in such a perfect way. I actually enjoyed reading it.

  4. Haha I am really the only comment to this awesome article?

  5. Hah I’m really the first comment to this great read?!

  6. It’s difficult to find experienced people about this topic, however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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