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In Topic: Carolina Reaper pepper causes thunderclap headache

16 April 2018 - 01:40 AM



That’s never been diagnosed after eating hot peppers before, but Turkish doctors have reported a heart attack in a young man who took cayenne pepper pills.


Isn't there some idiot on this forum from Turkey who tries to get his friends to eat hot peppers and have diarrhea on busses?

In Topic: Carolina Reaper pepper causes thunderclap headache

16 April 2018 - 01:39 AM

Headaches seem to be a mystery a lot of the time. If I'm outside all day when it's cold out (like really cold), I often get a pounding headache about a half hour after I come in from the cold to a warm house. I'm fine all day in the cold. It's also weird that a hot shower usually cures my headache. I've asked numerous people if the same thing happens to them, and I've yet to find a single person with the same problem. It's been happening for 25+ years now.

I dunno...

It's abrupt changes (in your case, increase, with the warmer temp) in brain blood flow. Same mechanism that causes migraines. If you pay attention to it, you'll see the pounding rate corresponds to your heart rate.

In Topic: Figuring out flavors

16 April 2018 - 12:36 AM

One of the best antidotes to bitterness is salt. Just FYI....

In Topic: Figuring out flavors

16 April 2018 - 12:08 AM

Only a week for Sriracha? Huh... would have guessed longer. How did you find that out SL?

In Topic: is a shelf stable no-vinegar sauce possible?

15 April 2018 - 01:28 AM

^^^emanphoto you can use a pure lactobacillus starter in the form of a Culturelle probiotic capsule/packet that will be vegan-friendly. Don't know the availability of those in Thailand but I'd imagine Amazon ships most everywhere. Or use the juice from a raw sauerkraut or kimchi ferment. Or a previous hot sauce ferment. The only starter I can see giving you a problem from a vegan point of view is yogurt whey. The bacteria in all these cases is almost always Lactobacillus species. Plus or minus a few other types of lactic acid producing bacteria. Not yeast.