Re: Can too much cayenne pepper/chili cause food intolerances?
I throw hot sauce on just about everything except breakfast (and on breakfast when I'm in India). Haven't heard of it causing allergies, but my mother has a friend who always went for the hottest, spiciest food and ended up losing her sense of taste. So, I try to use moderation.
If it were a general problem, I'd think that people in ethnic groups with highly spicy foods would have a lot of allergies. Everyone's body chemistry is a little different, though- you never know.