Help me help my guts to help me eat spicy food again.
August 12, 2011 6:04 AM Subscribe
What can I do about my gut reacting badly to spicy foods? (Not necessarily pretty inside)
posted by OmieWise to health & fitness (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In the past two years, or so, something has changed in my guts and I can no longer eat spicy foods like I once could. I now suffer from what I call "The Revenge of the Jalapeno," because it frequently happens after I eat too many delicious delicious pickled jalapeno slices. In about 12 hours the jalapenos want out, and they want out with some urgency. Last night (for the first time) I was woken up at 1 am needing to use the bathroom.
1) It is not only jalapenos that do this to me, all hot peppers or hot sauces do it.
2) We aren't talking about anything particularly hot here. I used to eat things much hotter, but jalapenos are not that hot, and yet it still occurs. I also don't think this is really about overindulgence. (E.g., last night I ate maybe 10 pickled jalapeno slices, but probably less than that.)
3) I'm not concerned about the ring of fire here, that's a different phenomenon.
So, is there anything I can do to re-adjust my gut? I love spicy food, and I'm verging on not being able to eat it anymore.