Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: See what cancer looks like inside the breast > Health-in-Motion 07 August 2017 New cures for an inflamed gastrointestinal tract In a surprising discovery, US scientists have found new cures for an inflamed gastrointestinal tract: chili peppers and marijuana. It turns out that capsaicin, a chemical compound found in hot peppers causes cells in the gut to release anandamide, a substance similar to the cannabinoids found in dagga. Anandamide, in turn, calms down stomach irritations triggered by the immune system. The researchers believe that their findings may result in novel therapies for colitis and diabetes, while answering questions about the connection between the brain, the immune system and the gut. 0 More: Daily Dose: See what cancer looks like inside the breastHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Busted! 10 myths about IBS you should never believe Lifestyle Solutions to SA women’s top 10 skin concerns – Part 1 Medical SEE: What cancer looks like inside the breast Medical Can sex cause a headache? Medical Can 1 or 2 drinks per day really make you live longer? Mental health You have a problem if this hormone doesn't fluctuate during the day From our sponsors Johannesburg conference to tackle digital transformation in healthcare WIN a R2000 voucher. Great skin is just a click away! How erectile dysfunction can affect relationships Coital incontinence: the ‘oops’ women are too afraid to talk about Live healthier Myths busted! » Breastfeeding may reduce pain from C-section Breastfeeding and work - how to make it work 9 breastfeeding myths busted Breastfeeding will help me lose my baby weight, right? Wrong! We bust nine myths about breastfeeding. Eat right. » How watching porn can cause erectile dysfunction 7 scientific ways to cure erectile dysfunction 7 foods that could relieve erectile dysfunction If you experience erectile dysfunction from time to time, you may be able to manage the problem without any medical help.