posted on Feb, 13 2008 @ 09:15 PM
I'd like to add a few things to the pot.
Not only do hot peppers NOT cause ulcers, they may actually prevent them, since they have been shown to kill the pylori virus that causes most
Yes, they can upset some peoples' gastro-interstinal system, but they don't cause ulcers.
Here's a link if you're interested:
Several posters mentioned lycopene, found in tomatoes, and a few other fruits such as apricots and watermelon. Most studies have suggested that cooked
tomato products are more beneficial than uncooked tomatoes. Some recent studies suggest that although lycopene supplements are not harmful, they may
not offer much protection from prostate cancer.
I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Green. Although alternative medicine may be beneficial, especially in slowing or delaying or even perhaps preventing
certain cancers, the 3 standard methods available are quite succesful, if caught early enough, before it has spread.
Anyhow, I grow a huge amount of tomatoes in my garden, and make my own soup, sauce and tomato juice- salt free and added-sugar free. Herbs and spices
are all that is needed to give them flavor. My father also died of prostate cancer, before the PSA test was developed, so I do everything I can to
keep from suffering the same fate. Yes, men, get those PSA tests at least yearly, and maybe more often if you have risk factors, such as family
Again, good post.