voxsmart , I tried to find some alkaloid information on Bell or sweet peppers .
Other than that they contain several kinds of alkaloid I didn't find specifics.
A difference I di find was Bellpepper don't contain capsaicin like the even mild hot chilli peppers do .
Maybe that is the difference that lets me eat the hot peppers without a problem.
As for the enzyme. I must have always lacked it if that is the cause. My grandparents always grew Bell peppers so they were a regular vegetable on the table (as were hot peppers). I had the problem as far back as I can remember.
So not an age onset problem for me. The green Bell peppers are also a lot worse for this than mature red or yellow ones.(For me anyway).
I've never had migrane headaches . At least not what I've heard discribed. I've only had a few bad headaches in my life. I ocassionally get a normal one. Usually one asprin & it's gone. Unless it's full sinuses during a cold. Not common for me but it has happened.
Apparantly chocolate is not a problem for me. I've even tried the extra dark that has come out over the last several years. I think like 70%. It is a bit bitter for my liking.So now when I eat something with chocolate it is just the normal level.
I also don't have lactose intolerence . I regularly consume milk & other dairy products. So I must still be producing the enzyme for this.
One thing does cause me headaches & I assume it's allergy.
It's probably just certain ones but I don't know which. Perfume or cologne both for men or women . If someone has a lot on & sometimes not that much. Some air fresheners also cause this for me.
The auto accident was a very long time ago . My car was totaled but the other drivers insurance paid for it. I was only 17 so my parents dealt with the medical & didn't know to sue for a lot more . So basically the hospital bill & minor follow up was all that paid for. After it healed it rarely bothered me when I was younger. It migt pop out & swell every couple of years back then. With some yoga stertches I learned to do as I got some older that disappeared. It is usually being out in cold weather for quite a while that brings on an ache in this knee.This is as I've aged.
I can still feel a fairly big dent in the knee cap. This was where the steel ball that held the accelerator pedal on the 1961 Chevrolet hit it. !8 stitches from that & the ripped metal of the floorboard. I held ontop the steering wheel so hard it bent it all the way to the steering column. 90Â° . I think that's what eventually through me to the car floor. Better than going through the windshield. BTW the car had seat belts but I wasn't wearing them. No law to make me back then.
Back pain is as above caused by too much heavy lifting over my lifetime.
Not too bad most of the time. The inversion table I have helps this a lot.