Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Your gut may be to blame for your bloodstream infection picked up in hospital News Sisters supplying disadvantaged schoolgirls in Ikageng with sanitary pads Medical Why vaping may do your heart no favours Diet and nutrition Are you a victim of 'clean plate' syndrome? Medical How biting your nails can cause infections Fitness These beer lovers created a workout to help you ‘earn your booze’ From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.